Week in Review: Lift for New York market, anti-MJ Trump choice & Canada rec development

John Schroyer  | December 2, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey, John Schroyer and Bart Schaneman

New York’s lagging medical cannabis trade receives some good news, Donald Trump picks another marijuana critic for his cabinet, and Canada considers giving MMJ companies a leg up in the recreational market.

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

John Schroyer  |
December 2, 2016

Testing, supply issues ‘could be death knell’ for Oregon MJ market

Omar Sacirbey  | December 1, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

Strict marijuana testing standards and a dearth of labs have created a supply shortage for Oregon’s marijuana businesses, resulting in half-empty shelves, plunging revenue and possible layoffs. Many businesses are even closing.

Omar Sacirbey  |
December 1, 2016

Proposed national fire safety codes in works for cannabis businesses

Omar Sacirbey  | November 29, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

Marijuana extractors in particular as well as cultivators and retailers across the nation can anticipate new fire safety guidelines in the months ahead designed to head off potentially deadly blazes and explosions at cannabis businesses.

Omar Sacirbey  |
November 29, 2016

By Bart Schaneman and John Schroyer

Investors get an inside look at the cannabis industry, Denver marijuana advocates bemoan a decision on public use, and a Republican congressman is hopeful a federal protection for the MJ industry will remain.

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

Bart Schaneman  |
November 25, 2016

Trade groups tied to cannabis industry sprouting up rapidly

John Schroyer  | November 23, 2016

By John Schroyer

It wasn’t too many years ago that groups such as the Marijuana Policy Project, the Drug Policy Alliance and a few others were the only formally organized pro-cannabis associations in the United States.

But as the cannabis industry has spread, a variety of marijuana organizations – particularly dozens of trade groups – …

John Schroyer  |
November 23, 2016