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John Rebchook

John is an award-winning journalist who spent most of his decades-long career as the real estate editor of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver. At different times John also wrote about banking, economic development, cable TV, workplace issues, technology and national and local political issues impacting business. He has also freelanced for Marijuana Business Magazine.

John also published his own real estate blog for almost seven years and was a columnist at the Colorado Real Estate Journal. Before joining the Rocky, John worked at newspapers in Wisconsin, Illinois and Texas.

Articles by John Rebchook :

Recreational marijuana

Maine cleared a major hurdle on its path to legalize the sale of adult-use cannabis by launching the application process for businesses seeking to sell recreational MJ.

marijuana social equity

Some African-American aldermen in Chicago are concerned that the legalization of recreational marijuana in Illinois on Jan. 1 will give white retail store owners an advantage.

Medical marijuana

Jushi Holdings, a Florida-based marijuana and hemp operator, said it received approval to begin trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) as JUSH.

Medical cannabis licensing

Minnesota is expanding the state’s medical cannabis program to include chronic pain, a move that is expected to substantially boost sales since the condition is typically the leading driver for MMJ recommendations.

Medical marijuana regulations

Rhode Island’s top medical cannabis regulator, hired in 2016 to help reform a decade-old but loosely regulated program, is resigning to accept a new position in New York.

Marijuana taxes

California regulators sent more than 400 warning letters to landlords telling them they have “information” their property is being used for illegal marijuana operations.

Recreational marijuana licensing

Michigan issued two more business licenses for adult-use cannabis retailers, and both stores are expected to open when recreational marijuana becomes legal Dec. 1.

Marijuana layoffs continue

Michigan temporarily prohibited the sale of cannabis vaping products so they can be tested for the vitamin E acetate compound, which is linked to a nationwide vaping crisis that has led to 47 deaths and 2,290 lung illnesses.

Washington state vape products ban

Washington state regulators banned the sale and distribution of any products containing vitamin E acetate, an additive in some cannabis vaping products identified as a likely culprit in the vaping health crisis.