Chart: Startup costs for wholesale marijuana cultivators

Eli McVey  | May 22, 2017

By Eli McVey

Typical startup costs for wholesale cannabis cultivation businesses launched in the last three years amount to $42 per square foot, according to a Marijuana Business Daily survey of executives in the industry.

Week in Review: Washington organic marijuana, PA liquor stores & Minnesota red ink

Omar Sacirbey  | May 19, 2017

By Bart Schaneman, Omar Sacirbey and John Schroyer

Washington state signs off on an organic marijuana certification program, Philadelphia’s mayor says state-run liquor stores should handle recreational sales, and Minnesota’s two medical cannabis businesses bleed red ink.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

MJBizCon panel offers mixed outlooks for cannabis industry under Trump

John Schroyer  | May 18, 2017

By John Schroyer

A congressman, an activist and a pair of former federal officials agreed on one thing Wednesday on the first day of the Spring Marijuana Business Conference & Expo: The only certainty for cannabis businesses under the Trump administration is uncertainty.

The road to legalization in Canada: Q&A with Anne McLellan, chair of rec marijuana task force

Omar Sacirbey  | May 16, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tapped Anne McLellan last year to head the country’s marijuana legalization task force.

McLellan – whose task force issued its report in December – is confident the government will meet its July 2018 target date for the recreational program’s launch. But she knows potential pitfalls abound.

Chart: Washington DC’s medical marijuana industry poised for more growth

Eli McVey  | May 15, 2017

By Eli McVey

Washington DC’s medical cannabis market is one of the smallest in the nation, but the program is adding patients at a healthy clip – and new business-friendly regulations as well as increased public outreach could push the numbers much higher.

Week in Review: Vermont OKs rec, judge sides with cannabis businessman & Florida lawmakers fail to set MMJ rules

Omar Sacirbey  | May 12, 2017

By John Schroyer, Omar Sacirbey and Bart Schaneman

Vermont legislators legalize recreational marijuana, a judge rules in favor of a cannabis businessman at odds with San Diego’s prosecutor, and Florida lawmakers miss their deadline to set regulations for the state’s MMJ market.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Chart: Oregon’s medical marijuana industry slumping

Eli McVey  | May 8, 2017

By Eli McVey

The number of medical marijuana dispensaries and registered patients in Oregon is plunging now that the state’s recreational cannabis industry is fully operational, casting a cloud of uncertainty over the MMJ program’s future.