Chris Walsh Archive

MJBizDaily bolsters hemp coverage

Chris Walsh  | September 6, 2017

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 …

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

Chris Walsh  | August 17, 2017

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 …

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

Matt Lamers  | July 26, 2017

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.

Canadian provinces may seek delay in recreational cannabis rollout

Chris Walsh  | July 20, 2017

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 …

Marijuana Business Daily expands into Canada

Chris Walsh  | July 17, 2017

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 …

Company behind MJBizDaily in legal dispute with former exec

Chris Walsh  | June 28, 2017

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 …

Marijuana Business Daily President George Jage departs company

Chris Walsh  | April 25, 2017

George Jage, the president and publisher of Marijuana Business Daily since 2014, has parted ways with the company for undisclosed reasons.

The position will not be filled, but the company plans to make key strategic hires in other areas, said Cassandra Farrington, Marijuana Business Daily’s co-founder and CEO

Farrington declined to publicly discuss specifics of Jage’s departure.


Marijuana Business Daily’s annual industry survey underway

Chris Walsh  | January 10, 2017

Marijuana Business Daily has launched its annual survey of executives and major investors in the cannabis space, which will help the company provide key market, financial and operational data for businesses and entrepreneurs.

Executives with dispensaries/retail stores, commercial cultivation operations, infused products manufacturers, testing labs and ancillary firms as well as investors funding cannabis companies are …

Alleged ‘attack’ takes down MJ Freeway’s software, causing chaos for marijuana retailers

Chris Walsh  | January 8, 2017

By Chris Walsh

MJ Freeway’s widely used software platform for cannabis businesses crashed over the weekend and remains down for most customers, creating ripples across the marijuana industry.

The outage has sent 1,000 marijuana retailers in 23 states scrambling to handle everything from sales and inventory management to regulatory compliance issues.