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John Schroyer

A Sacramento-based journalist, John had focused on Colorado politics for most of his career, which included covering the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. In 2012, he covered the Amendment 64 campaign to legalize recreational marijuana for The Colorado Springs Gazette. As then-video editor for The Gazette, he was on hand for the first-ever legal recreational marijuana sale in Denver on Jan. 1, 2014. He’s been writing about the cannabis industry since joining Marijuana Business Daily over the summer of 2014.

Former MedMen CFO adds new allegations to lawsuit against cannabis company

James Parker, former chief financial officer for marijuana company MedMen, has come forward with new allegations of wrongdoing against his former employer by adding two more causes of action to the breach of contract lawsuit he filed in January. The California-based, vertically integrated cannabis company called the lawsuit “baseless” and the allegations “meritless.” Parker, for […]

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MI medical marijuana sales could benefit from quicker online patient approvals

Michigan’s medical cannabis dispensaries may get a bump in sales from a newly launched state system that allows patients to register online and then use their approval emails to immediately purchase cannabis. The system, which went live on Wednesday, will let patients get MMJ “as quickly as possible,” broadcaster WXYZ Detroit reported. The previous MMJ […]

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Head of marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access stepping down

Steph Sherer, who founded the medical marijuana advocacy organization Americans for Safe Access in 2002 and ran it ever since as executive director, is stepping down to pursue a new cannabis career in Europe – becoming the latest high-profile MJ reformer to exit their posts. Sherer plans to split her time between Washington DC and […]

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Two more unlicensed L.A. marijuana shops shuttered by officials

Two more Los Angeles marijuana shops operating without permits were forced to close this week, California state regulators announced Friday. The actions were the latest in a lengthy string of moves made by state and local officials in the ongoing fight to clamp down on California’s extensive underground cannabis market, which members of the licensed market […]

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California distributors warn ‘double taxation’ by cities could further strain legal marijuana industry

California cannabis distributors are warning about what they call a “double-taxation” situation in San Diego that’s raising costs for businesses. If the practice is adopted by other cities and counties, distributors note, it could contribute to further market instability in the state overall by squeezing profit margins and raising product costs for consumers. San Diego […]

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CA marijuana regulators, L.A. officials launch 4/20 push backing legal retailers

As part of a broader campaign by state officials to help bolster the legal cannabis market while clamping down on illicit businesses, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) rolled out a new public relations campaign asking consumers to “get weed wise.” The effort advises consumers why they should aim to purchase MJ products from […]

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Three executives resign from marijuana firm MedMen

California-based cannabis retailer MedMen is undergoing another round of executive turnover at the top levels of the company, and the most recent losses include the chief operating officer, general counsel and company spokesman. Chief Operating Officer Ben Cook and general counsel Lisa Sergi resigned, MedMen announced in a news release. Sergi also served as a member […]

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