Recreational marijuana legalization in Vermont still a possibility despite veto

Omar Sacirbey  | May 25, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

At first blush, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott’s veto Wednesday of a limited recreational marijuana bill delivered a major blow to legalization efforts in the state and hopes for a new cannabis industry there.

But the governor, in fact, left the door open to a compromise this year.

Omar Sacirbey  |
May 25, 2017

A $200M day: Two investors reveal big plans to fund marijuana businesses

Bart Schaneman  | May 24, 2017

By Bart Schaneman

A California retail estate investment firm and a wealthy Florida medical marijuana advocate separately pledged Tuesday to pump $100 million each into cannabis businesses, marking a notable new chapter in the MJ industry.

The combined $200 million is among the largest amounts of planned cannabis investments disclosed in a single day.

Bart Schaneman  |
May 24, 2017

Support your claims about MMJ products: Q&A with cannabis attorney Emily Leongini

Bart Schaneman  | May 23, 2017

By Bart Schaneman

If you’re going to claim your medical marijuana product can treat a condition or disease, you'd better have the data to back it up.

So says Emily Leongini of the Arent Fox law firm, where she works in the Food and Drug Administration practice with a focus on highly regulated products like cannabis.

Bart Schaneman  |
May 23, 2017

By Bart Schaneman, Omar Sacirbey and John Schroyer

Washington state signs off on an organic marijuana certification program, Philadelphia’s mayor says state-run liquor stores should handle recreational sales, and Minnesota’s two medical cannabis businesses bleed red ink.

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

Omar Sacirbey  |
May 19, 2017

MJBizCon panel offers mixed outlooks for cannabis industry under Trump

John Schroyer  | May 18, 2017

By John Schroyer

A congressman, an activist and a pair of former federal officials agreed on one thing Wednesday on the first day of the Spring Marijuana Business Conference & Expo: The only certainty for cannabis businesses under the Trump administration is uncertainty.

John Schroyer  |
May 18, 2017