National Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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.

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.

Sanders Introduces Bill to Lift Federal Marijuana Ban

Omar Sacirbey  | November 4, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders introduced a bill Wednesday that would take marijuana off the federal government’s list of Schedule 1 drugs and effectively end federal prohibition against the plant, which would be a game-changer for the cannabis industry.

This is the first time such a bill has been introduced in the Senate.

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Prominent Scientific Group to Promote Development of Cannabis Testing Standards

Omar Sacirbey  | October 29, 2015

By Omar Sacirbey

The world’s largest scientific society will help facilitate cannabis research and the development of testing standards, moving the marijuana industry a step closer to legitimacy.

The 139-year-old American Chemical Society (ACS) – which boasts 150,000 members worldwide from the chemistry and science fields – recently voted to create an official cannabis subdivision.

Guest Column: Cannabis Industry Must Dominate Discussion About MJ’s Impact on Young People

John Conlin  | October 20, 2015

By John Conlin

The legalization of medical and adult-use marijuana in the United States appears to be a force that can’t be stopped.

As this occurs, we can expect more scientific research into the biological impacts of cannabis consumption, particularly on young people. This is valuable research, but it also could create major challenges for our nascent industry.