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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.

San Francisco officials delay new cannabis tax by a year

San Francisco officials decided to hold off by one year the implementation of a new cannabis sales tax. According to Law360, the city’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a delay of the new tax until the end of 2021. The tax was slated to go into effect in January 2021. The new tariff, approved by […]

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Nerds candymaker files suit against California cannabis firm

Chicago-based Ferrara Candy Co. filed suit in a federal court against California-based Tops Cannabis, alleging the delivery company has been peddling marijuana-infused parodies of its popular Nerds brand and is infringing on its trademark. According to, Tops Cannabis has allegedly been selling – but not manufacturing – the parodied product, which has been marketed […]

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Ohio medical cannabis businesses are now on the market to highest bidders

Ohio medical cannabis businesses have begun changing hands, particularly now that a year-long waiting period for the sale of dispensaries has expired. According to the Cleveland Business Journal, at least eight licensed businesses have been purchased and another three sales are awaiting approval by state regulators. Six MMJ dispensaries and two cultivation operations have already […]

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