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Roger Fillion

Roger is an award-winning journalist with decades of business news experience, covering everything from Wall Street regulation to the oil markets and craft brewing. He’s worked for Reuters, The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News. He’s also worked as a freelancer for MSNBC.com, Inc. and other publications.

How cannabis companies can vet celebrity partnerships, avoid (embarrassing) pitfalls

When Canopy Growth introduced its CBD drink brand, Quatreau, to the U.S. market on March 2, the Canadian cannabis producer also announced its newest brand ambassador: American astrologer Susan Miller. Ambassadors and celebrity partnerships are familiar terrain for Canopy, already known for its ties with Seth Rogen, Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart. And while Miller […]

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MedMen raises CA$20 million to bankroll marijuana expansion in Florida

Financially strapped MedMen Enterprises said it raised 20 million Canadian dollars ($16 million) at CA40 cents a unit to fund growth plans in Florida’s medical marijuana market. The California-based multistate operator said that under the private placement, each unit consists of one Class B subordinate voting share and one share purchase warrant that gives holders […]

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Scammers preying on Michigan marijuana businesses, regulator warns

Michigan’s marijuana regulatory agency is warning local cannabis companies that fraudsters are masquerading as regulators and industry executives in a bid to trick employees into sending money or security information about their businesses. One business lost more than $100,000 because of the scam, the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) noted in a bulletin. In that […]

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2020 election updates, analysis & highlights

Marijuana Business Daily reporters and editors are providing live coverage of the 2020 general election, focusing on legalization ballot measures in five states as well as key federal races that could affect MJ reform. Scroll down for updates our staff has filed about the states voting on marijuana-related proposals as well as potentially pivotal U.S. congressional […]

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Montana becomes 14th state to legalize recreational marijuana

Get insights on state ballot initiatives and all things Election 2020 for cannabis at MJBizCon. On Wednesday, our Election Week panel will discuss the results. Montana became the 14th state to legalize recreational marijuana, joining New Jersey and Arizona on Tuesday in approving recreational cannabis during the 2020 election. The Washington Post called the election with 58% of […]

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