National Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Doctors’ Group Calls for MJ Reform

John Schroyer  | October 5, 2015

Cannabis advocates have a new and perhaps unlikely ally: the American Academy of Family Physicians.

TheĀ groupĀ last week passed two new resolutions into its platform, with one calling for the decriminalization of recreational cannabis and the other calling on the federal government to re-categorize …

Six Tips for Hiring, Retaining Employees in the Cannabis Industry

John Schroyer  | September 29, 2015

By John Schroyer

Although the marijuana industry is booming, the vast majority of cannabis-related companies are still small businesses employing anywhere from a handful of workers to a couple dozen.

So hiring – and retaining – the right employees is absolutely critical.

New Attempt to Defund DEA’s Anti-Cannabis Program

John Schroyer  | September 23, 2015

A new bipartisan bill has been put forward in the U.S. House of Representatives to quash an anti-marijuana program under the Drug Enforcement Agency.

The initiative, officially called the Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program, allows the DEA to distribute federal money to state and local governments …

Let States Regulate Marijuana, GOP Voters Say

John Schroyer  | August 26, 2015

Republicans generally don’t like the federal government telling them what they can and can’t do, and that ideology apparently carries over into the cannabis realm for many.

A new study released this week found that 64% of Republicans in Iowa and 67% in New Hampshire want …

Latest Setback for Marijuana Banking Underscores Importance of Federal Change

Tony C. Dreibus  | August 4, 2015

By Tony C. Dreibus

The cannabis industry has experienced a handful of high-profile banking setbacks this year, deflating hopes that marijuana companies, state lawmakers and financial institutions will be able to come up with workable solutions anytime soon.

New DEA Head: Marijuana ‘Probably’ Not as Bad as Heroin

John Schroyer  | July 31, 2015

If the newly installed chief of the Drug Enforcement Agency isn’t an ally of marijuana, at least he’s not a total prohibitionist.

Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg, who took over for Michele Leonhart as head of the DEA in May, said this week that

‘Monumental’ Meeting Culminates With Call for National Marijuana Business Standards

John Schroyer  | July 28, 2015

By John Schroyer

Chalk up another first for the cannabis industry.

Several marijuana business owners were able to sit down and talk seriously with 20 attorneys general from across the country last week, which some participants called a "monumental" development.