National Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

CBD, Marijuana Banking and General Cannabis Reform: Q&A With NCIA’s Taylor West

John Schroyer  | March 23, 2016

By John Schroyer

Before landing her current job as deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, Taylor West spent more than a decade working in national politics, including four years in Washington DC.

During that time, West gained insight she can use today to assess the likelihood of federal change on the cannabis front.

Partnerships Present Promise, Peril for Expansion-Minded Marijuana Companies

Omar Sacirbey  | March 16, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

As the marijuana industry grows and new markets come online, many cannabis businesses are looking to expand outside their home states and develop far-reaching brands.

Doing so often involves hooking up with an in-state partner in the new market.

Cannabis Businesses Respond to Obama’s SCOTUS Nominee

John Schroyer  | March 16, 2016

After President Barack Obama announced his choice for the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, a number of marijuana industry executives and stakeholders weighed in, saying Judge Merrick Garland looked like a positive choice for the cannabis trade.

Several focused on a statement Garland reportedly made in 2012, when he suggested that federal judges …

U.S. Cannabis Industry Undercutting Mexican Cartels

John Schroyer  | March 3, 2016

The legal marijuana industry in the United States has taken a big toll on Mexican cartels that had previously relied on cannabis for a sizable chunk of their profits, according to the Washington Post.

Citing data from the U.S. Border Patrol, the Post reported that seizures of smuggled cannabis over the U.S.-Mexico border …

Former AG Holder Wants Marijuana Rescheduled

Omar Sacirbey  | February 24, 2016

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who served in the administration of President Barack Obama, this week came out in favor of changing cannabis’ status as a Schedule I narcotic.

His unexpected comments could help boost support for rescheduling  marijuana, which would be a major win for the cannabis industry.

“I certainly think it ought …