Flood of Investment Money Flowing to Oregon Cannabis Firms After Residency Change

John Schroyer  | July 28, 2016

By John Schroyer

Out-of-state investors are pumping millions of dollars into Oregon’s marijuana industry now that a restrictive residency requirement has been abolished, giving local cannabis businesses a sorely needed pipeline of money to tap as they grow.

John Schroyer  |
July 28, 2016

By John Schroyer

There’s a good argument to be made that James Cole has had a bigger impact on the U.S. cannabis industry than any other single individual in modern history.

The former U.S. deputy attorney general, who served from 2010-2015, authored a trio of memos essentially outlining federal policy on the cannabis industry.

John Schroyer  |
July 27, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

Long-time cannabis entrepreneur Greta Carter made a big career decision recently: She sold her Seattle marijuana business, gave up her Washington State residency and moved to Desert Hot Springs, California.

“I thought I could get a much better return on the time and money in California than in Washington,” Carter said.

Omar Sacirbey  |
July 26, 2016

Chart of the Week: 100,000+ Workers Employed By Marijuana Companies

Chris Walsh  | July 25, 2016

By Eli McVey

The U.S. marijuana industry has quickly become a major job generator, with cannabis-related companies now employing an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 workers.

The estimates – released in the 2016 Marijuana Business Factbook – include employment at retailers, wholesale grows, infused products/concentrates companies, testing labs and ancillary firms focused primarily on marijuana.

Chris Walsh  |
July 25, 2016

Week in Review: Florida CBD, Cannabis Legal Battles & Ominous Clouds in AZ, MA

John Schroyer  | July 22, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Florida’s long-awaited CBD industry approaches the launchpad, cannabis lawsuits make headlines, and recent polling numbers cast a dark cloud over recreational marijuana legalization in two states.

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

John Schroyer  |
July 22, 2016

By John Schroyer

Erin Turoff packed her belongings and moved to Denver from New York City earlier this year for one reason: to get into marijuana investing.

The seasoned asset management professional – who previously rubbed elbows with institutional investors and hedge fund managers – is convinced cannabis is the investment world’s next big thing. 

John Schroyer  |
July 21, 2016

Cannabis Cultivation Leasing Companies Undergoing Growth Spurt

Omar Sacirbey  | July 20, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

Prospective marijuana growers who lack the money to bankroll their own sites increasingly are turning to companies that specialize in leasing land to cannabis cultivators.

That has created a mini boom in the emerging real estate leasing business – and given cultivators a new avenue for launching their companies.

Omar Sacirbey  |
July 20, 2016