More than one industry source contacted by Marijuana Business Daily referred to HdL Cos. as “hypocritical” latecomers to the marijuana industry, a sentiment that stems from many legacy operators being forced to fight for their business lives while watching HdL make millions because of legalization and the ensuing wave of local regulations.Read More
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.
While supporters and critics can debate HdL Cos.’ influence as a positive or negative force on California’s cannabis industry, what’s indisputable is the firm’s success in winning local marijuana government contracts.Read More
On April 10, in a cozy private basement room at the upscale Firehouse Restaurant in Sacramento, California, about 60 state elected officials, policymakers and government staffers gathered at a reception to relax, network and discuss the business of regulating marijuana.Read More
California lawmakers are almost halfway through the 2019 legislative session, and multiple bills that could have a big impact on the marijuana industry remain alive and kicking.Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
For years, counterfeiters have been creating and selling knockoffs of Rolex watches, Louis Vuitton handbags and Ray Ban sunglasses.
Now, it’s the marijuana industry’s turn.Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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