Marijuana companies could soon face major upheaval at federal level

John Schroyer  | July 26, 2017

By John Schroyer

Life could get a lot harder for the marijuana industry in the next two months, with advocates warning that a pair of cannabis business-protecting federal policies could be in serious jeopardy.

At issue is what action the federal government may take involving the precarious 2013 Cole Memo and expiring Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment.

John Schroyer  |
July 26, 2017

By Bart Schaneman

Dr. Bronner’s has become a leading natural products company in the United States over the past three decades and a pioneering force in the hemp consumer goods space.

In 2000, Dr. Bronner’s started using hemp seed oil in its body care products, ranking as one of the first companies to do so.

Bart Schaneman  |
July 25, 2017

By Matt Lamers

Most of Canada’s provinces are soliciting input from medical cannabis companies, the public and other stakeholders to help shape the regulatory foundations of the country’s recreational marijuana industry.

The results could have a profound impact on existing and future businesses.

Matt Lamers  |
July 25, 2017

By Matt Lamers, John Schroyer and Bart Schaneman

Canada’s provinces consider delaying the launch of the nation’s recreational marijuana industry, adult-use cannabis goes on sale in Uruguay, and Hawaii’s health department stalls the country’s medical MJ market.

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

Matt Lamers  |
July 21, 2017

By Bart Schaneman

Alaska’s recreational marijuana business owners are fighting for the right to outfit their shops with a separate space to accommodate full consumption, including smoking, on their premises.

The move is largely designed so they can offer the 1 million-plus tourists who visit the state every year a place to consume cannabis.

Bart Schaneman  |
July 20, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana market can expect an influx of business license applications now that lawmakers have agreed on an adult-use bill that will serve as the framework for the new industry.

The market will be strong, observers predict, but the stakes will be high for a coveted license.

Omar Sacirbey  |
July 19, 2017