John Schroyer Archive

First Texas CBD dispensary aiming for December opening

John Schroyer  | October 11, 2017

The first CBD dispensary in Texas will open for business in December, with low-THC, high-CBD cannabis for sale to registered patients, one of the state’s three licensees announced this week.

Cansortium Texas will open its dispensary by the end of the year in Schulenburg, about halfway between Houston and San Antonio, according …

California wildfires could adversely affect legal marijuana crops

John Schroyer  | October 10, 2017

Wildfires raging in Northern California could have a serious impact on the state’s legal outdoor marijuana harvest, much of which would supply the January launch of recreational cannabis sales.

Across a number of “cultivation websites,” the East Bay Express reported Monday, marijuana growers are already saying that fires in 14 counties are leaving their …

Week in Review: New York’s black market, new Maryland cannabis licensees & Michigan cultivation rule

John Schroyer  | October 6, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey, Bart Schaneman and John Schroyer

Potential medical marijuana patients in New York are turning to the black market, Maryland awards eight more MMJ business licenses, and a new Michigan law could increase cannabis cultivators’ production.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. 

Michigan raids lead to closure of 8 medical marijuana dispensaries

John Schroyer  | October 5, 2017

A whopping eight medical cannabis dispensaries were raided and forced to close in northern Michigan.

All eight were located in Grand Traverse County and were raided by the Traverse City Police, Traverse Narcotics Team and Michigan State Police, UpNorthLive.com reported.

The raids were executed simultaneously after a monthlong investigation involving undercover officers who …

Possible repeal of 280E for marijuana businesses: Q&A with Rep. Carlos Curbelo

John Schroyer  | October 5, 2017

By John Schroyer

The 280E section of the federal tax code has been the bane of law-abiding cannabis businesses for years because it typically results in plant-touching companies paying enormous tax bills to the IRS.

But that could change, perhaps even this year, if Congress were to pass the Small Business Tax Equity Act.

California cannabis agency to host licensing workshops

John Schroyer  | October 4, 2017

California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control will hold three public workshops to educate hopeful marijuana business licensees on how to obtain state permits.

The state’s departments of Public Health, Food and Agriculture, and Tax and Fee Administration also will have representatives at the workshops.

The seminars are scheduled for Oct. 12 in Los Angeles, Oct. …

New acting Drug Enforcement Administration chief appointed

John Schroyer  | October 3, 2017

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday announced that the new acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration will be Robert W. Patterson, a career DEA official who started with the agency in 1988.

Patterson – the principal deputy administrator of the DEA since November 2016 – replaces outgoing DEA head Chuck Rosenberg, who