News by State

CA’s Prop 64 sparks requests for MMJ recommendations

Omar Sacirbey  | November 28, 2016

Could medical marijuana businesses in California see a spike in business before recreational cannabis sales begin?

The prospect of recreational marijuana sales in the middle of 2017 or early in 2018 has sparked an unexpected spike in requests for medical marijuana recommendations, the Sacramento Bee reported.

While it will be at least half …

Week in Review: Investor insight into MJ trade, Denver buzzkill & lawmaker confident in cannabis protections

Bart Schaneman  | November 25, 2016

By Bart Schaneman and John Schroyer

Investors get an inside look at the cannabis industry, Denver marijuana advocates bemoan a decision on public use, and a Republican congressman is hopeful a federal protection for the MJ industry will remain.

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

New York state broadens its medical cannabis law

Omar Sacirbey  | November 23, 2016

The New York Department of Health is modifying its medical marijuana regulations to make it easier for patients in the state to access their medicine.

Under the first change, nurse practitioners will be permitted to recommend medical marijuana to patients beginning Nov. 30, Buffalo TV station WKBW reported. Previously, only physicians were allowed to write …

Maine preparing for recount on recreational cannabis

John Schroyer  | November 22, 2016

A formal recount of the Nov. 8 election results in Maine, including the initiative that would legalize adult-use cannabis, is now on the way.

The Maine secretary of state has certified the signatures on a pair of recount petitions that target the marijuana ballot measure as well as an educational tax, and the …

State warns Oregon MJ growers about unapproved pesticides

Omar Sacirbey  | November 22, 2016

Three of Oregon’s government agencies have warned marijuana cultivators about using pesticides not approved by the state for use on cannabis crops.

In a jointly signed letter addressed to “Dear Cannabis Producer,” the directors of  the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Liquor Control Commission wrote on Monday that producers …

Flush with fresh funding, Privateer looks to expand overseas footprint

Omar Sacirbey  | November 22, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

Privateer Holdings, a cannabis-focused private equity firm, plans to spend a significant chunk of the $122 million it has raised over the past year on expanding its international holdings and footprint through acquisitions, exports, additional hires and new ventures.