John Schroyer

Multistate marijuana testing firm expanding into Oregon

Steep Hill, one of the largest U.S. cannabis testing labs, is expanding into Oregon – a move that will give the company a presence in eight states. The California-based company has licensed its brand and testing technology to a local Oregon partner, Dr. Carl Balog, an anesthesiologist who already owns a medical toxicology lab, according […]

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California unveils marijuana industry regulations

The largest legal marijuana marketplace in the United States is taking shape – at least on paper. California regulators released long-awaited rules Thursday that will govern the state’s emerging cannabis sector  from fields to sales. The regulations have been in development for many months and in some cases covered familiar ground: At first, the state […]

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Montana updates medical cannabis business rules

A slew of updated medical cannabis business rules for Montana companies has been proposed by the state health department The rules deliver more clarity to those looking to participate in the state’s MMJ industry, but the regulations have yet to be completely finalized. According to The Billings Gazette, the wide-ranging rules include: License fees. An […]

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Michigan 2018 rec marijuana campaign to submit signatures

A statewide campaign in Michigan to legalize recreational cannabis will submit signatures to state officials on Monday in the hopes of qualifying for the 2018 ballot. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol plans to deliver roughly 363,000 signatures to the secretary of state’s office, well over the 252,523 necessary to make the ballot, campaign […]

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Rhode Island dispensary owner fears Massachusetts’ recreational cannabis

At least one of Rhode Island’s three medical cannabis dispensary chiefs is afraid the launch of the Massachusetts recreational market will be the death of his business. Seth Bock – the CEO of Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth – told a Rhode Island legislative committee that unless officials make changes to the MMJ program, […]

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AG Sessions confirms status quo on cannabis policy

Despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decidedly anti-marijuana statements since he took over the U.S. Department of Justice, it appears cannabis businesses are safe from his agency for the time being. According to The Cannabist, when asked Tuesday during a congressional committee hearing regarding the DOJ’s policy on the marijuana industry, Sessions replied: “Our policy is […]

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Marijuana industry’s future is bright, MJBizCon speakers say

New Jersey recreational marijuana legalization may be a highlight of 2018; it’s possible but unlikely the Trump administration will crack down on the U.S. cannabis industry; and major mainstream corporations are “not going to miss out” on the business opportunities presented by the burgeoning marijuana trade. Those are just a few of the highlights from […]

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MassRoots’ net loss widens, but cash reserves grow

MassRoots saw its red ink double in the third quarter, though the cannabis-focused social media network’s cash reserves were substantially higher than the previous three-month period. According to the company’s latest quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, MassRoots posted a $7.1 million net loss in the third quarter versus $3.5 million a year earlier. Revenue […]

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Florida MMJ businesses can only watch as 50K try to join lagging program

More than 50,000 patients have attempted to register for medical cannabis ID cards in Florida, but it appears many are being forced to wait months before receiving those cards. According to WFLA, a total of 50,284 patients have submitted registration forms, but only 29,778 cards have been issued so far. And a number of patients […]

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Michigan capital to start medical cannabis licensing Nov. 16

Michigan’s capital city of Lansing will open a 30-day window to apply for a license to run a medical marijuana dispensary on Nov. 16. The Lansing clerk’s office said 20 applicants will be conditionally approved to open for business after the Dec. 15 deadline. However, the winners won’t be given licenses until they receive approval […]

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San Diego County’s only licensed marijuana grower to double production

With an expected boost in demand on the horizon, San Diego County’s only licensed cannabis grower plans to increase his farm’s output from 1,000 pounds in 2017 to at least 2,000 pounds next year, if not more. According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, the company, OutCo, said it may produce as much as 5,000 pounds […]

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