Week in Review: MMJ Death Sentence in Montana, Denver Caps & Cannabis Patent Wars

John Schroyer  | April 29, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Montana’s medical cannabis industry gets hit with a knockout punch, Denver approves new business caps, and concerns arise over the possibility of legal issues tied to patents for marijuana strains.

Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

John Schroyer  |
April 29, 2016

Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Firms Must Do More to Help Rec Effort, Advocates Say

Omar Sacirbey  | April 28, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

Proponents for marijuana legalization in Massachusetts say the state’s medical cannabis industry must step up to the plate quickly to ensure a recreational measure passes this fall in the face of growing opposition – or else the entire effort could fall short.

Omar Sacirbey  |
April 28, 2016

Most Tribes Hit the Brakes on Marijuana; a Few Move Ahead

John Schroyer  | April 26, 2016

By John Schroyer

The anticipated “green rush” on Native American lands has failed to materialize, contrary to earlier signs that dozens of tribes were poised to capitalize on the opportunity to grow and sell cannabis.

The turnaround has dampened, for now, the opportunity for entrepreneurs in states without legalized medical or recreational cannabis.

John Schroyer  |
April 26, 2016

Chart of the Week: Support for Recreational Cannabis in Key States

Chris Walsh  | April 25, 2016
By Marijuana Business Daily staff

Several states stand a good chance of legalizing adult-use marijuana this November if advocates are successful in getting measures on the ballot, according to the latest polling data.
Chris Walsh  |
April 25, 2016

By John Schroyer

Canada and Mexico signal they’ll move ahead with cannabis legalization, marijuana clubs hit local pushback, and entrepreneurs flood Oregon with applications to operate in the state’s new recreational cannabis market.

Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

John Schroyer  |
April 22, 2016

Small Steps Toward More Diversity in the Cannabis Industry

Omar Sacirbey  | April 21, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

The cannabis industry has started taking steps to become more racially diverse, albeit baby steps at this point.

Several new organizations have sprouted up to foster and encourage diversity in the marijuana workplace, and more people are speaking out about the lack of people of color in the industry.

Omar Sacirbey  |
April 21, 2016