Nevada retailers still targeting July 1 rec marijuana start amid uncertainty

John Schroyer  | June 22, 2017

By John Schroyer

A ruling by a Nevada judge has jeopardized the planned July 1 start date for early adult-use marijuana sales, but some retailers believe they'll be able to move ahead as planned.

At least until they run out of inventory.

John Schroyer  |
June 22, 2017

South Carolina prepares to launch nation’s latest hemp program

Margaret Jackson  | June 21, 2017

By Margaret Jackson

South Carolina is gearing up to become the latest state to allow hemp cultivation, a move that’s expected to create opportunities for farmers, makers of hemp-based products and ancillary companies offering goods and services to those growing and processing the plant.

Margaret Jackson  |
June 21, 2017

Chart: Florida could someday be home to massive medical marijuana businesses

Eli McVey  | June 19, 2017

By Eli McVey

Primed to become one of the nation’s most lucrative medical marijuana markets once it’s up and running, Florida’s program will license just a handful of businesses to produce, process and distribute all MMJ sold in the state.

It’s a situation that may give rise to some of the nation’s largest marijuana firms.

Eli McVey  |
June 19, 2017

By John Schroyer and Bart Schaneman

Vermont adds dispensaries and qualifying conditions to its medical marijuana program, two standards organizations begin work on the cannabis sector, and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions tries to strip MMJ protections.

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

John Schroyer  |
June 16, 2017

Analysts: High Times sale could buoy cannabis industry

Omar Sacirbey  | June 15, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

The marijuana industry can expect higher valuations, more capital injections and increased merger and acquisition activity after the sale of High Times and the iconic magazine's Cannabis Cup.

That’s the assessment of analysts following the deal, in which investors paid $42 million for a 60% stake in the company.

Omar Sacirbey  |
June 15, 2017

Wall Street vet bullish on cannabis: Q&A with iAnthus Capital’s Hadley Ford

Omar Sacirbey  | June 14, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

In 14 years on Wall Street, Hadley Ford was involved in more than 150 deals worth billions of dollars. He later co-founded and scaled a cancer treatment facility to more than 300 employees and $100 million in annual revenue.

In 2014 he moved to the cannabis sector by founding iAnthus Capital.

Omar Sacirbey  |
June 14, 2017