John Schroyer

New York medical marijuana company Etain expanding into California

One of New York state’s 10 medical cannabis companies is expanding into California with plans to enter the Golden State’s recreational market. Etain Health, one of New York’s first five MMJ business license winners in 2015, is collaborating with West Sacramento Management Group, a licensed California cannabis distributor, the Sacramento Business Journal reported. Hillary Peckham, Etain’s […]

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City’s ruling may set up clash between Weedmaps execs, California marijuana agency

A California city’s approval of a marijuana distribution company’s business plan may set up a showdown between a state licensing agency and one of the MJ industry’s leading tech companies. The West Sacramento City Council on Wednesday night approved DICA Distribution’s business plan and awarded a development agreement to the company, which has ties to […]

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Michigan anti-cannabis group now urges legalization

A campaign formed to combat a Michigan recreational marijuana legalization ballot measure has pivoted in a big way: It’s now asking state lawmakers to establish a more stringent adult-use MJ regulatory system instead of leaving it up to voters.

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California updates regulations for marijuana businesses

The three California agencies that oversee licensing for the state’s marijuana companies on Friday issued updated emergency regulations. The new extended rules will govern the industry for up to six months. The first set of regulations were released last November, and under state law, all rules must be finalized by the end of 2018. Click […]

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Ohio recreational marijuana campaign cleared to collect signatures

An Ohio campaign to legalize adult-use cannabis has gotten the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures to place a ballot question before voters in November 2019. The campaign, Ohio Families for Change, got its initiative certified earlier this month for the 2019 ballot by the state attorney general’s office, and the Ohio Ballot Board signed off on it […]

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New Jersey dispensary teams with cannabis company that has John Boehner on board

A longtime medical cannabis dispensary in New Jersey has struck a partnership with Acreage Holdings, the multistate marijuana business that last month brought former House Speaker John Boehner onto its advisory board. According to NJ.com, Compassionate Care Foundation in south New Jersey is teaming up with Acreage to construct a 100,000-square-foot grow operation. Acreage Holdings […]

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Marijuana investment firm Merida surpasses $50 million in assets

New York-based Merida Capital Partners, a private equity fund that has been investing in cannabis companies since 2012, announced that it’s amassed more than $50 million in assets under management. Its investments include nine marijuana businesses, with three that touch the plant and six ancillary. The private equity fund has put money behind: Kush Bottles, […]

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