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Laura Hamilton

Laura has more than 25 years of business-to-business editorial experience for both online and print publications. She has covered broadband engineering, international cable TV, wireless technology and more.


MMJ expansion moves forward in NJ, cannabis banking, Canada shortages toll & more

New Jersey legislators advance a medical marijuana program expansion, state banking associations get behind federal banking reform, Canada’s cannabis shortage has international implications – plus other important news from around the industry. New Jersey MMJ expansion on track The Garden State’s legislature is moving toward approving a major expansion of its medical cannabis program, which to […]

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How does your cannabis company’s pay stack up?

Marijuana Business Magazine’s Salary Snapshot continues today, with stories about: Trends in the current labor market. Offering stock options as a hiring bonus. Compensation disparities by region. Visit the Salary Snapshot landing page to read these and other stories in the three-day package.

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Adult use in NJ a no-go for now, AR medical cannabis sales launch, new states allow edibles & more

New Jersey legislators abandon their current efforts to legalize recreational cannabis, Arkansas finally sees its first medical marijuana sales, MJ-infused edibles expand into new states – plus other important news from around the industry.   No-go in NJ Garden State lawmakers conceded that legalizing adult-use marijuana isn’t going to happen via a legislative move in the […]

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Oregon bill to allow marijuana social use lounges hits dead end

A measure to legalize cannabis social consumption lounges in Oregon will not move forward, according to an industry advocate. The last major legislative action taken on Senate Bill 639 was a public hearing before the Senate Committee on Business and General Government at the end of February. Since then, the deadline to vote the bill […]

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IL gov touts adult-use marijuana plan, FL dispensary cap lawsuits, Euro MJ conference & more

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveils a blueprint for recreational marijuana, lawsuits crop up in Florida around the state’s dispensary caps, a conference in Denmark highlights the growing international MJ space – plus other important news from around the cannabis industry. Recreational marijuana plan for Land of Lincoln The governor of Illinois revealed a plan to legalize […]

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Curaleaf’s $1B buy, cannabis brews, social use progress & more of the week’s top news

Curaleaf is buying Cura Partners for close to $1 billion, Canada’s largest independent brewery takes the cannabis plunge, Colorado and Las Vegas join the social use bandwagon – plus other important news from around the marijuana industry. Billion-dollar baby Massachusetts-based cannabis group Curaleaf is acquiring Cura Partners for 1.27 billion Canadian dollars ($949 million) in […]

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$420M raise sets US cannabis industry record, Bank of America begins marijuana coverage, MedMen exec turnover & more of the week’s top MJ news

Vaporizer company Pax Labs boasts a record funding raise, Bank of America kicks off coverage of the marijuana sector, more MedMen execs bid the company adieu – plus other important news from around the cannabis industry. Pax sets record for U.S. cannabis firm raise Pax Labs, a San Francisco manufacturer of vape pens, raised $420 million, […]

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