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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, Inc. and other publications.

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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South Dakota voters back medical marijuana legalization

Learn more about the state of the industry at MJBizCon 2020. The third time was a charm for medical marijuana in South Dakota. Residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of Measure 26, which creates a medical marijuana market in the state of about 885,000 residents. With 75% of precincts reporting, Measure 26 led with 68.5% in favor […]

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L.A. enforcement targeting illicit cannabis operators suffers setbacks from COVID-19 fallout, budget cuts

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted cannabis enforcement initiatives in Los Angeles and caused critical budget shortfalls that could further hinder efforts to crack down on unlicensed marijuana operators. That one-two punch could present a major obstacle to the success of L.A.’s legal market. Reducing the number of illicit cannabis sellers and growers in Los Angeles […]

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What’s your opinion on marijuana firms being granted ‘essential’ status?

Marijuana Business Daily would like your opinion on how the COVID-19 crisis might affect future cannabis industry regulatory policies. Cannabis companies hope to use their newly granted status as “essential” businesses to secure a range of reforms, including access to traditional banking services and permanent approval of curbside pickup and home delivery. Marijuana industry executives also hope […]

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High-stakes retail wager: Q&A with marijuana publisher High Times chair, new CEO

High Times Holding Corp. Chair Adam Levin and the company’s new CEO, Peter Horvath, have an audacious plan: Take the iconic cannabis magazine publisher public and transform it into a marijuana retail powerhouse, one that licenses its brand to third-party operators. Time will tell whether they can succeed. Last week, Levin tapped Horvath to become […]

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