California readies landmark water rules for cannabis cultivators

Bart Schaneman  | October 25, 2016

By Bart Schaneman

California is preparing landmark water regulations for the state’s marijuana growers to safeguard the environment and encourage conservation.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is drafting the water-use rules, which are expected to increase growers’ paperwork and costs in areas such as water storage.

Bart Schaneman  |
October 25, 2016

Chart: Marijuana legalization campaigns raising more money than opposition

Eli McVey  | October 24, 2016

By Eli McVey

With just two weeks to go until Election Day, the marijuana industry has reason to be optimistic that 2016 will truly shape up to be a historic year for cannabis and pave the way for billions of dollars in business opportunities.

Eli McVey  |
October 24, 2016

Week in Review: Detroit crackdown, NYSE listing bid & LSU proposes big bucks on MMJ

Bart Schaneman  | October 21, 2016

By Bart Schaneman, Omar Sacirbey and John Schroyer

Detroit cracks down on dispensaries, a cannabis real estate investment trust eyes a Big Board listing, and Louisiana State University proposes spending millions on medical marijuana cultivation.

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

Bart Schaneman  |
October 21, 2016

How the marijuana industry can keep its magic: Interview with Penn Jillette

Bart Schaneman  | October 20, 2016

By Bart Schaneman

Penn Jillette is perhaps best known for the popular magic shows he’s been performing in Las Vegas with sidekick Teller for more than 20 years.

But he’s also become a household name for his strong opinions, including a long-held belief that marijuana should be legal.

Bart Schaneman  |
October 20, 2016

Could Florida’s medical marijuana industry be a gold mine for many or only a few?

John Schroyer  | October 19, 2016

By John Schroyer

Many in the medical cannabis trade have long viewed Florida as a plum waiting to be picked, a potentially ripe market for both new and existing marijuana companies given the state’s massive population and heavy concentration of seniors.

But the business opportunities could be much more limited than expected.

John Schroyer  |
October 19, 2016

Chart: Top regions for medical marijuana sales in California

Eli McVey  | October 17, 2016

By Eli McVey

Over half of all reported medical marijuana sales in California’s massive $845 million MMJ market are concentrated in just three counties, according to exclusive data obtained by Marijuana Business Daily.

The counties – Los Angeles, San Francisco and Alameda – totaled $450 million in sales over a one-year period ending in March 2016.

Eli McVey  |
October 17, 2016