Chris Casacchia is an award-winning journalist, editor and media consultant based in Los Angeles. As technology editor of the Orange County Business Journal, he profiled some of the most influential executives and companies in the world. Before moving to California, he served as a staff writer at the Phoenix Business Journal, where he chronicled the subprime mortgage meltdown and global financial crises in one of the hardest hit markets in the nation. His newspaper career began in his native Chicago, covering everything from wrongful convictions to the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. His work has appeared in MSN Money, Los Angeles Business Journal, California Business Journal, Sporting News and other major outlets. He earned a Master’s degree from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where he served as an adjunct professor.
Minnesota’s top marijuana regulator expects the state to launch adult-use sales in early 2025 as planned, despite several key administrative positions unfulfilled and the need to finalize program rules and requirements.
Missouri regulators revoked the manufacturing license of Delta Extraction, which made infused THC goods that led to the recent recall of more than 60,000 products and millions of dollars in lost sales and inventory for retailers and brands.
New York regulators and a group of disabled military veterans who challenged the state’s adult-use marijuana licensing process have reached “an agreement in principle to settle this matter,” according to court documents obtained by MJBizDaily.
Florida’s Supreme Court appeared during oral arguments to dismiss key arguments from state attorneys aiming to strike down a 2024 ballot initiative to legalize adult-use marijuana sales and possession.