Based in Ontario, Canada, Solomon covers the Canadian marijuana industry and cannabis cultivation forMJBizDaily. He previously covered cannabis for the Winnipeg Free Press, where he launched a Canadian cannabis news vertical called The Leaf News. Before that, Solomon covered business news for Canada’s national public broadcaster, CBC News, as an online reporter and a TV news producer. Solomon holds a master’s degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.
MJBizCon, the world’s biggest event in the cannabis sector, kicks off Wednesday in Las Vegas as industry leaders wrap up a tough year and hope for positive change in 2024 – particularly, the potential reclassification of marijuana as a less dangerous drug by the U.S. government.
Multistate marijuana operator MariMed mistakenly transferred hundreds of thousands of dollars to a “fraudulent recipient” after receiving a “forged email,” according to the company’s latest quarterly filing with U.S. securities regulators.
More than 72,000 pounds of illicit cannabis has been seized in Oklahoma by a law enforcement task force meant “to combat Oklahoma’s many illegal marijuana operations,” according to the state attorney general.