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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 completes marijuana regulatory agency merger; new cannabis czar takes over

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Department of Cannabis Control aims to unclog a glut of temporary licenses and transition them to annual permits as well as ease regulatory red tape and financial burdens on businesses. That’s according to spokespeople at the newly established agency, which launched in July and amounts to one of the state’s biggest […]

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Law enforcement snafu creates millions in losses for legal cannabis firm

An apparent computer mix-up led law enforcement officers to raid a legal marijuana cultivation operation in Oklahoma, resulting in what’s estimated to be more than $10 million in damages to the facility and crops. According to Oklahoma City TV station KWTV, a district attorney in Lincoln County authorized the raid on the grow, which is […]

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Bill to legalize adult-use marijuana introduced in Wisconsin Legislature

A bill to legalize adult-use marijuana has been introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature. According to Wausau TV station WAOW, the measure would tax marijuana at similar rates as alcohol and also allow for home cultivation by consumers. State Sen. Melissa Agard, a Madison Democrat who introduced the bill, told reporters the move would bring in […]

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Cannabis real estate firm NewLake buys MA properties for nearly $9 million

Cannabis real estate financier NewLake Capital Partners closed on yet another acquisition, this time spending almost $9 million on four properties in the north-central Massachusetts town of Fitchburg. According to the Worcester Business Journal, Connecticut-based NewLake paid $8.8 million for the four properties, which comprised approximately 32,000 square feet apiece and were each appraised at […]

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50% of NJ communities might ban adult-use cannabis firms, report says

Roughly half the cities and towns in New Jersey are likely to prohibit adult-use cannabis businesses for at least the foreseeable future, given their impending hard deadline of Aug. 21 to decide whether to opt in or opt out of the industry. According to the Gothamist, localities that choose to ban the marijuana industry might […]

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Push begins to put medical cannabis on Wyoming ballot in 2022

Members of the national and local Libertarian Party are teaming up with Wyoming activists to get a medical cannabis legalization initiative on the state ballot next year. According to the Casper Star-Tribune, the campaign – which doesn’t yet have a formal name – got the go-ahead this week from the Wyoming secretary of state to […]

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