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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.


3-D Printing Creates New Cannabusiness Opportunity

The marijuana industry has spawned a seemingly endless number of ancillary business ideas, and one of the newest might be the most innovative yet. An Israeli company has invented a 3-D printed MMJ inhaler to help measure dosages for patients. The firm, Syqe Medical, also designed the inhaler to connect to the Internet over Wi-Fi […]

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Montana City’s MMJ Industry Thriving

Montana’s once-burgeoning medical marijuana sector unraveled quickly several years ago due to legal issues, but dispensaries are thriving in one city that has taken a hands-off approach to the industry. At least 14 MMJ centers are currently operating in Butte, according to one report. The state Legislature passed a law in 2011 essentially banning MMJ […]

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Dozens of New Regulations on Colorado Cannabis Businesses

If you work in the marijuana industry in Colorado, brace yourself. The state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) has finalized a set of roughly 30 new regulations including everything from testing standards to caps on outdoor marijuana growing production. The MED took industry feedback into account when crafting the new rules, though, and the cap on […]

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Legal Hemp Harvest Underway in Kentucky

Remember that 250-pound bag of imported hemp seeds customs officials detained in Kentucky earlier this year, temporarily delaying a state-approved research program? Well, some of those seeds have grown into 10-foot-tall plants that were harvested this week and are now ready to be turned into everything from textiles to U.S. flags. The current crop being […]

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Casino Giant Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Nevada MMJ Company

The company that runs some of the most well-known casinos in Las Vegas has filed a lawsuit in federal court against a Nevada medical cannabis company, claiming trademark infringement, cybersquatting and unfair competition. In the suit, MGM Resorts International accuses M Life Inc. – which has filed an application to open a dispensary in Las […]

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No Bankruptcy Protection for Cannabis Companies, Judges Rule

Marijuana businesses across the country, take heed: If your venture doesn’t pan out, don’t count on bankruptcy laws to help you out. According to a report in The Denver Post, at least four marijuana companies have had their bankruptcy claims thrown out by judges who have ruled that the entrepreneurs aren’t entitled to federal bankruptcy […]

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Attorney General Holder Questions Marijuana’s Classification

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is resigning from his post later this year, suggested in an interview with Katie Couric that it’s time for the federal government to consider reclassifying marijuana. Reclassification could further open the door for medical and recreational marijuana legalization and the cannabis industry in general, though by how much is […]

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Pennsylvania MMJ Bill Clears Senate, but Challenges Remain

Though a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania won overwhelming support in the state Senate this week, it seems unlikely to become law this year given two major hurdles. First, Gov. Tom Corbett has been very outspoken against marijuana legalization, and a spokesman for Corbett said on Wednesday that the Senate vote did not […]

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369 MMJ Business Applications Submitted in Illinois

Illinois received 369 applications from entrepreneurs seeking licenses to open medical marijuana businesses, according to a preliminary count released Wednesday afternoon. That includes 158 applications to the Illinois Department of Agriculture for marijuana grow centers and 211 applications to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for dispensaries. The totals are much higher than the […]

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Bogus Texas Marijuana Legalization Story Dupes Thousands

A fake news site duped thousands of online readers into believing – at least for a short while – that the deep red state of Texas had legalized marijuana use. The article on Newsbuzzdaily.com – titled “Texas to Permit Medicinal and Recreational Marijuana Use!” – sent the Twittersphere buzzing and garnered thousands of Facebook “likes” […]

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