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Omar Sacirbey

Omar has been a professional journalist since 1998, covering everything from international business and Wall Street to politics and religion. His stories have appeared in Newsweek International, the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today and other major outlets. Omar graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1998, and prior to that he was a Bosnian diplomat. He is based in Boston.

Maryland medical marijuana firm pays $175K to settle sexual harassment suit

A medical marijuana dispensary in Maryland and its parent company will pay $175,000 to settle a sexual harassment suit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The settlement was approved Monday by a federal judge. According to Law360, the settlement requires Maryland Health Management, which does business as Nature’s Medicines, and its parent, Arizona-based […]

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How Columbia Care’s Nicholas Vita built his marijuana business

The marijuana industry is unlike any other, and it’s home to executives who have overcome federal prohibition, social stigma, draconian regulations and more obstacles to build successful companies. To provide our audience with tips and tools to build their own companies, Marijuana Business Daily has launched an occasional video series in which leading cannabis industry […]

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How two cannabis businesses pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic

CommCan, a vertically integrated cannabis company in Massachusetts, and Golden Leaf Holdings, with dispensaries in Oregon, responded differently to coronavirus-related lockdowns. But both were successful. Ellen Rosenfeld, president and founder of CommCan, was granted expedited approval by Massachusetts regulators to do home deliveries to her medical customers. Ultimately, however, CommCan didn’t go the home delivery […]

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Considering offering marijuana delivery? A pro offers some tips

Cannabis sales through deliveries are a growing share of the overall marijuana market, a trend that has been accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis. Expect deliveries to remain popular in the near term as coronavirus fears linger but also in the long term as regulators learn that deliveries can be handled safely and are a necessity […]

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