Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses

AR lawmakers consider delaying medical marijuana program

Bart Schaneman  | November 21, 2016

Arkansas lawmakers may delay the rollout of the state’s newly legalized medical marijuana program.

State lawmakers are discussing that along with a move to change how marijuana sales tax revenue will be doled out as well as adding an additional sales tax on cannabis, according to Arkansas Business.

Last week, Arkansas 

Officials block Denver bars, eateries from public MJ use

Kevin Huhn  | November 18, 2016

Denver bars and many restaurants hoping to capitalize on a new voter initiative allowing cannabis use at some businesses might be out of luck, as officials moved to prevent the mixing of alcohol and marijuana.

State licensing officials announced Friday a new regulation that will ban bars and many eateries from …

Week in Review: Liquor giant eyes MJ drinks, notable MJBizCon quotes & Denver voters make history

Omar Sacirbey  | November 18, 2016

By John Schroyer, Omar Sacirbey and Bart Schaneman

A liquor giant eyes cannabis-infused beverages, conference goers offer valuable business intelligence, and Denver voters make the city the first in the nation to allow cannabis use in bars, restaurants and businesses.

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

Jamaica receives 89 MMJ business permit applications

John Schroyer  | November 17, 2016

Jamaica’s medical cannabis licensing process is underway, and by the end of October 89 applications for business permits had been submitted to the tiny island nation’s government.

The Jamaican Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) announced it had received 25 applications for cultivation licenses, eight for transportation permits, 14 for research and development licenses and 24 …

Legal uncertainty for marijuana industry after Trump election, conference panelists say

John Schroyer  | November 17, 2016

By John Schroyer, Bart Schaneman and Omar Sacirbey

Uncertainty.

That’s the easiest way to summarize the legal climate for cannabis entrepreneurs after Donald Trump’s election as president, according to a panel of political experts Wednesday at the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.

Legal options under a Trump administration: Q&A with attorney Henry Wykowski

John Schroyer  | November 17, 2016

By John Schroyer

Now that questions have surfaced about the future of the industry under a potentially hostile White House run by President-elect Donald Trump, Marijuana Business Daily asked famed attorney Henry Wykowski what he believes the future holds for cannabis companies.