John Schroyer

Boehner: Federal government shouldn’t meddle in state cannabis industries

Former House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican and one-time marijuana opponent, has stepped up his advocacy on behalf of the MJ industry by taking to the airwaves to say Uncle Sam shouldn’t interfere in state-legal cannabis markets. “If the states decide they want to do this, this is up to them,” Boehner said when asked […]

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Vermont medical marijuana patient count plateaus; some blame recreational MJ

Vermont’s medical cannabis patient registry growth has plateaued in recent months at roughly 6,000, and it’s not showing any signs of picking back up any time soon. The change may stem from the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana consumption come July 1, the Burlington Free Press reported. It isn’t a good sign for Vermont’s MMJ […]

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Michigan medical marijuana license applicants must wait another month

Seventeen medical cannabis companies that were supposed to get news on Monday about their state license applications in Michigan will have to wait another month, along with many more that are waiting on a state board to make headway on the permitting process. Hundreds of companies have applied for medical marijuana business licenses. But state […]

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California regulatory reversal: New marijuana delivery rules highlight Eaze’s political pull

New cannabis rules in California released Tuesday highlight again how fractious the state’s industry remains. The regulations also put the spotlight on the political influence wielded by a technology company that isn’t governed by the rules it has been lobbying to change. Several cannabis industry insiders say the updated regulations – issued by the state […]

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California initiates insurance program for marijuana businesses

California rolled out an insurance program for licensed cannabis companies that’s designed to deliver much-needed coverage to many marijuana businesses that have had a hard time obtaining it. The program, called the Cannabis Business Owners Policy (CannaBOP), is an avenue for MJ companies to obtain property and liability coverage, according to a news release. CannaBOP, introduced Monday, […]

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Ancillary cannabis firms Helix TCS and BioTrackTHC close merger

A deal announced in March to merge two of the bigger ancillary cannabis companies in the United States closed Friday, with Colorado-based Helix TCS acquiring Florida-based BioTrackTHC. Though terms of the deal were not disclosed, BioTrack shareholders will own 48% of Helix TCS, according to financial documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in […]

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Cannabis, hemp and CBD company mCig expands into California marijuana market

Jacksonville, Florida-based mCig announced it’s getting into the California marijuana market, with the acquisition of a 2.5-acre property in California City, north of Los Angeles. The diversified cannabis company will set up a 30,000-square-foot indoor marijuana cultivation operation, with the option to expand it to 50,000 square feet, according to a news release. Also, mCig […]

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Ancillary marijuana firm Kush Bottles to open Las Vegas distribution facility

Kush Bottles, a marijuana products distributor, is opening a distribution facility in Las Vegas to serve cannabis companies and consumers in the state’s booming recreational and medical markets. Tourism and organic growth in the Las Vegas market means some MJ businesses have difficulty predicting packaging and supply needs, the California company’s CEO, Nick Kovacevich, said in […]

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New Jersey health official lobbies docs to recommend medical marijuana

New Jersey’s health commissioner suggested the state’s 28,000 registered physicians should give medical marijuana more of a chance, a move apparently aimed at ensuring the state has enough physicians to accommodate a possible expansion of its MMJ program. Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal “urged doctors to recommend vaping or to consume nonsmokable forms of cannabis”  in a […]

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Feds team with California officials to combat illegal cannabis grows

One of California’s U.S. attorneys is joining forces with the state attorney general in a renewed effort to crack down on illegal cannabis growers while allowing licensed marijuana companies to continue doing business as usual. McGregor Scott, the U.S. attorney for the eastern district of California, announced this week that his office will be bringing […]

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