Week in Review: Super Bowl Sales Spike, Facebook Marijuana Crackdown & a Win for Hemp

John Schroyer  | February 5, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Marijuana vendors begin prepping for Super Bowl weekend, Facebook closes down social media pages for cannabis retailers across the United States, and the federal government certifies a hemp farm as “organic.”

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

John Schroyer  |
February 5, 2016

Facebook Closing More Marijuana Retailer Pages Across U.S.

John Schroyer  | February 4, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Social media giant Facebook continues to shut down the pages of state-legal cannabis retailers across the country, Marijuana Business Daily has learned.

More than 20 dispensaries and recreational shops in Arizona, Colorado, Maine, Nevada, New Jersey and Washington State have had their pages shut down over the past week or so.

John Schroyer  |
February 4, 2016

Cannabis Industry Newbies, Veterans Kicking the MMJ Tires in Delaware

Omar Sacirbey  | February 4, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

The race for Delaware’s two remaining medical marijuana licenses is heating up, but it’s hard to say exactly how hot it will get.

Nearly 50 executives, professionals and entrepreneurs representing 29 entities attended a “pre-bid” meeting in Wilmington, the state’s largest city, this week. 

Omar Sacirbey  |
February 4, 2016

OSHA Intervention in the Cannabis Industry: Q&A With Jolene Donahue

John Schroyer  | February 3, 2016

By John Schroyer

While the marijuana industry is rife with uncertainty, there’s one thing you can count on: Federal and state regulators will take a bigger interest in cannabis businesses as the trade grows and becomes more mainstream.

John Schroyer  |
February 3, 2016

Chart of the Week: State Rankings for Medical Marijuana Patients Per Capita

Becky Olson  | February 1, 2016

By Becky Olson

The number of medical marijuana patients in any given state depends on myriad factors.

But certain variables are more influential than others, and analyzing them can help entrepreneurs evaluate the size and potential of a specific market.

Becky Olson  |
February 1, 2016