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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.


Michigan officials issue marijuana recall for four products

The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued a health bulletin recalling four cannabis products because of an ongoing investigation of an MJ testing lab whose business license was suspended last month. All four products apparently failed testing standards, one for a pesticide and three for heavy-metal contamination. The four products being recalled are: RSO Syringe Monster X […]

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California cannabis company accused of breach of contract, fraud

The owners of a high-profile marijuana shop in Southern California – Santa Ana’s 420 Central – are accused in a lawsuit of defrauding investors. The suit, filed in Orange County Superior Court of California, contains a host of salacious allegations, including one that founder and CEO Robert Taft ran an unlicensed marijuana grow operation in Sonoma County. […]

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Weedmaps-linked marijuana manufacturing, distribution venture poised to proceed in West Sacramento, California

A company that’s aiming to become a licensed cannabis business hub in West Sacramento, California, with ties to the online marijuana advertising site Weedmaps is poised to proceed – if the City Council gives its approval Sept. 4. The development comes on the heels of Weedmaps’ announcement that it will cease advertising for unlicensed marijuana […]

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Rhode Island cannabis company seeks arbitration against Acreage Holdings

Acreage Holdings, one of the largest multistate operators in the U.S. marijuana market, faces a demand for arbitration from a Rhode Island company that claims Acreage violated a contract agreement. CanWell filed an arbitration request alleging that New York-based Acreage breached a noncompete portion of an operating agreement the companies signed in 2018 by pursuing competing […]

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California state cannabis tax revenues reflect slow, steady increase in legal market sales

An increase in marijuana tax revenues to California state coffers reveals the legal market’s sales are slowly but steadily increasing, despite ongoing hurdles such as high taxes and unlicensed competition. California pulled in $74 million in cannabis excise taxes between April and June, a 21% increase from the $61 million collected from January through March. […]

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Impact of California high court medical cannabis ruling unclear for state’s businesses

San Diego failed to adequately analyze the potential environmental impacts of its medical marijuana dispensary law, the California Supreme Court ruled in a decision that might limit the discretion of local governments across the state when approving cannabis stores. The ruling came after San Diego declared its 2014 cannabis law didn’t require any environmental analysis. […]

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FBI investigating possible corruption in US cannabis industry

The FBI is looking into potential corruption in the burgeoning U.S. marijuana industry – particularly in Western  markets – and is seeking tips to investigate. “As an increasing number of states change their marijuana legislation, the FBI is seeing a public corruption threat emerge in the expanding cannabis industry,” FBI spokeswoman Mollie Halpern said on […]

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