Chris Walsh

MJBizConNEXT accepting speaker submissions for cannabis presentations

Business executives from the cannabis industry interested in speaking at MJBizConNEXT have until Dec. 15 to submit original, all-new content ideas for sessions. MJBizConNEXT, hosted by Marijuana Business Daily, will be held May 9-11 in New Orleans. Anyone interested in presenting at the conference must complete an official speaker application, which is accessible here, and submit […]

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MJBizDaily bolsters hemp coverage

Marijuana Business Daily has hired a veteran journalist from The Associated Press to ramp up the publication’s coverage of the hemp industry. Kristen Nichols (formerly Wyatt), a political reporter at the AP for 17 years, will write news, analysis and feature stories on the hemp and CBD markets for Marijuana Business Daily and Marijuana Business Magazine. She’ll also […]

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Looking ahead: Women Grow execs confident company has bright future

By John Schroyer While some industry professionals question whether Women Grow can fully recover from its professional missteps, there are signs the company could be turning a corner. Since May, Women Grow has cemented contracts to establish eight new “markets” – formerly called chapters – in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio and […]

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Women Grow: By the numbers

A look at some of the contraction – and growth – Women Grow has experienced over the years. Number of “Markets” (previously called chapters) 2014: 9 2015: 44 2016: 35 2017: 21 (2017 as of mid-August; others are end-of-year) Attendance at Women Grow Leadership Summit 2015: 300 2016: 1,200 2017: 1,000 Note: The company says […]

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Several marijuana-related companies make Inc. 5,000 list

A handful of companies tied to the cannabis industry are among the fastest-growing private businesses in the United States, according to the annual Inc. 5,000 rankings. Among the marijuana companies on the list, released this week by Inc. magazine: Media and events company Marijuana Business Daily ranks No. 528, posting an 843% spike in revenue over […]

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A breakdown of how Canada’s provinces are consulting the public to shape marijuana rules

By Matt Lamers

Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories are in various stages of conducting public consultations that have a major impact on the regulatory framework that governs recreational marijuana in the country.

Here’s how each province is approaching outreach to cannabis businesses, consumers, the general public and other stakeholders as they attempt to develop adult-use regulations.

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Canadian provinces may seek delay in recreational cannabis rollout

Canada’s premiers said they will request more time to launch their recreational marijuana industries if the federal government doesn’t address several outstanding issues this year – including concerns over supply and the black market. The move threatens to derail the timing of Canada’s plans to launch a recreational cannabis industry next summer, which could create challenges for […]

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Marijuana Business Daily expands into Canada

Marijuana Business Daily has expanded into Canada by hiring a full-time reporter to write in-depth stories and analysis about the country’s fast-growing cannabis industry. Matt Lamers, who has worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers and magazines in several countries, will focus on writing for Canadian marijuana business executives, investors and entrepreneurs looking to […]

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Company behind MJBizDaily in legal dispute with former exec

The parent company of Marijuana Business Daily is involved in a legal dispute with its former president and publisher over several employment-related issues, including those tied to his termination, compensation and noncompete agreement. Rhode Island-based Anne Holland Ventures recently filed a lawsuit in Denver County District Court alleging that George Jage violated the terms of his […]

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