By Omar Sacirbey and John Schroyer

California lawmakers consider implementing new taxes on medical cannabis sales, New York MMJ businesses could see more competition in the near future, and a federal bill seeks to open up cannabis advertising.

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

John Schroyer  |
February 12, 2016

By John Schroyer

The marijuana industry is facing a growing challenge on the social media front, and there’s no resolution in sight.

Both Facebook and Instagram are closing marijuana-related business accounts without warning and seemingly at random, cutting off key connections companies have with their customers. 

John Schroyer  |
February 11, 2016

Cannabis Company’s Deal With Celebrity Chef Part of Growing Trend

Omar Sacirbey  | February 10, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

Cresco Labs CEO Charles Bachtell has been going to Mindy’s Hot Chocolate, a well-known Chicago restaurant a short walk from his house, for about 10 years.

Little did Bachtell know that one day he would team up with the restaurant’s owner – nationally known chef Mindy Segal (pictured) – on a cannabis-related endeavor.

Omar Sacirbey  |
February 10, 2016

California Marijuana Bans Threaten Thousands of Businesses

John Schroyer  | February 9, 2016

By John Schroyer

The recent wave of local bans and moratoriums on cannabis businesses in California could have brutal repercussions for the state’s medical marijuana industry.

So far, 241 cities and counties have either approved some type of cannabis business ban or have one pending, according to the marijuana consultancy Sugarleaf Productions.

John Schroyer  |
February 9, 2016

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