The marijuana industry is fighting a high-stakes court battle to force the Israeli government to approve medical cannabis exports sooner rather than later. The decision by industry advocates to go to court comes as Israeli lawmakers prepare to debate the country’s medical cannabis export policy on Monday. The outcome is huge for dozens of international […]Read More
The Trump administration opposes nationwide hemp production, California takes action against unlicensed marijuana businesses, and Massachusetts fears a medical cannabis shortage. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Hemp sector fires back The hemp industry gasped this week when a Trump administration official said hemp production […]Read More
A bill to regulate the production of medical marijuana in Malta would make the country among the first in the European Union to lay the groundwork for cannabis manufacturing and position it as a supplier in the 28-nation bloc, according to executives and analysts. The Production of Cannabis for Medicinal Use Act, which would apply […]Read More
The legal and financial uncertainties overhanging a Colorado credit union that serves cannabis businesses have an added wild card: The executive who recently filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Partner Colorado Credit Union and its high-profile CEO has his own legal problems. Matt Cochran – who was hired last summer by Partner Colorado CEO Sundie […]Read More
Ever wondered why the U.S. hemp harvest is so tiny despite the crop’s adaptability and market potential?
Minnesota is a great place to find some answers.
The North Star State has allowed modern hemp production since 2016 and has flexible rules on how the crop can be used.Read More
Nova Scotia may be off-limits for retail marijuana entrepreneurs, but dig a little deeper and a picture emerges of a potential hotbed for other cannabis business opportunities.
The province boasts tax credits that greatly benefit new businesses.
It also has affordable real estate and an abundant, highly educated, workforce.Read More
Less than two months after California’s legal cannabis industry launched on New Year’s Day, state officials are starting to target hundreds of marijuana companies that are operating illegally without a license. The state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control has sent out about 500 cease-and-desist letters to companies that are doing business but haven’t begun the application […]Read More
Cannabis businesses, beware: The Hershey Co. is on the warpath. Perhaps the most famous confectionery peddler in the world has a well-documented history of actively protecting its trademarks, and the marijuana industry is no exception. Hershey’s has been relatively quiet in the marijuana sector since it sued two cannabis businesses in 2014 – in one case, for […]Read More
Pennsylvania’s first days of medical marijuana sales have been limited by a lack of product variety, but overall, business owners are calling the launch a success. While supplies are limited based on only one producer providing product, business owners don’t seem overly concerned about inventory. Beginning Feb. 15, six dispensaries almost daily began selling medical cannabis […]Read More
The number of operating dispensaries in Massachusetts finally reached double digits in 2017, a milestone for a program that has taken steps to bolster patient counts and witnessed a substantial boost in MMJ sales.Read More
Liquor and tobacco companies move into the cannabis sector, Detroit officials block medical marijuana dispensaries, and raids in Tennessee close 23 stores for selling CBD products. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Sign of things to come The recent revelation by liquor distributor Pernod Ricard’s CEO […]Read More
(This is the ninth installment in a series that examines hemp markets in U.S. states. Other installments: Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia.) No hemp discussion goes far in the United States without a mention of Colorado, where more than half the nation’s 2017 hemp production occurred. Colorado has more acres in hemp, more farmers […]Read More
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