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John Schroyer

A Sacramento-based journalist, John had focused on Colorado politics for most of his career, which included covering the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. In 2012, he covered the Amendment 64 campaign to legalize recreational marijuana for The Colorado Springs Gazette. As then-video editor for The Gazette, he was on hand for the first-ever legal recreational marijuana sale in Denver on Jan. 1, 2014. He’s been writing about the cannabis industry since joining Marijuana Business Daily over the summer of 2014.

California cannabis brands begin selling directly to consumers, bypassing retailers

A handful of California cannabis manufacturers and brands have begun selling their products directly to customers through their websites, effectively bypassing traditional brick-and-mortar retail shops and delivery companies that have long been the gatekeepers to marijuana consumers. The direct-to-consumer approach reportedly is being employed by some of the biggest marijuana brands in California, including Kiva […]

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Plaintiffs drop text-message suit against California marijuana courier Eaze

A consumer lawsuit filed against California marijuana delivery giant Eaze was formally dropped after the two sides reached a settlement agreement. According to Law360, the two plaintiffs who agreed to withdraw the suit they filed in 2018 are now “hashing out the details” of a settlement. The case had been on hold because both Eaze […]

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California authorities seize $1 billion of illegal marijuana

Los Angeles County authorities announced the seizure of the largest illegal crop of marijuana in state history, worth an estimated $1 billion. According to The Associated Press, L.A. sheriff’s deputies seized 373,000 marijuana plants and 33,480 pounds of cannabis flower, which have a combined value of about $1.2 billion on the illicit market. The seizure […]

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Saint Regis is first New York tribe to legalize recreational marijuana sales

A Native American tribe in New York state said it has legalized recreational marijuana and will “soon” begin legal sales. According to Watertown TV station WWTI, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, which has a reservation near the Canadian border in upstate New York, signed off on a new tribal ordinance allowing members of the tribe […]

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Comprehensive cannabis licensing changes pass California Legislature

California lawmakers have given final approval and sent to the governor a sweeping budget bill that makes several major changes to the state’s cannabis regulatory system, including a much-needed extension of the provisional licensing program. Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign the so-called “governor’s trailer bill,” Assembly Bill 141. Despite the changes to the […]

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Mississippi high court won’t rethink its overturn of medical marijuana vote

The Mississippi Supreme Court rejected a final appeal by medical marijuana advocates to reconsider a landmark ruling in which the court struck down a voter-approved MMJ bill because of a technicality. According to Mississippi Today, the high court on Thursday released a final decision in which it cited a time period last November when parties […]

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Cannabis company Nabis completes $23 million funding round

California cannabis distributor Nabis said it raised $23 million in a Series B fundraising round in a quest to expand daily operations and the company’s online wholesaling platform. In a news release, the San Francisco-based company said the funds would be put toward expanding its Nabis Marketplace, a wholesale portal for retailers and brands. Investors in […]

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Why red Oklahoma is home to a booming medical marijuana market

People outside the cannabis industry might be surprised to learn that the most liberal medical marijuana market in the country isn’t California anymore. Nor is it Colorado, Oregon or another left-leaning blue state. It’s politically conservative Oklahoma. The red state has pulled a U-turn on marijuana policy since 2014, when the state’s attorney general – […]

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