Marijuana Legalization and Regulatory News for Cannabis Businesses

California marijuana tax hike puts future of legal market in spotlight amid worries over state industry’s viability

Flurries of meetings and negotiations have occurred behind the scenes in Sacramento since California announced a cannabis tax increase last month. The stakes surrounding these discussions – all aimed at lowering the marijuana industry’s tax burden – are nothing less than the survival of the state’s legal marijuana market, according to some industry watchers. Representatives from multiple […]

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Is cannabis technology company MassRoots out of business? CEO insists no

Denver-based cannabis technology company MassRoots’ website has been offline for a number of days, raising fresh questions about the financial health of a company that has been in turmoil since at least 2017. Isaac Dietrich, the company’s founder and chief executive officer, maintained in an email to Marijuana Business Daily that the cannabis social networking pioneer […]

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Medical marijuana regulations

Rhode Island’s top medical cannabis regulator, hired in 2016 to help reform a decade-old but loosely regulated program, is resigning to accept a new position in New York.

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Marijuana reform legislation

Two bills were introduced in the Florida legislature that would break up the state’s vertically-integrated medical cannabis regulatory structure, the Miami New Times reported.The bills come at a time that a drawn-out case challenging the constitutionality of the structure is set to be resolved by the Florida Supreme Court. Cannabis businesses are waiting for a […]

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Week in Review: Landmark cannabis vote by US House committee, first MI adult-use licenses, vitamin E acetate vape additive bans & more

A key U.S. House panel makes history by passing a federal cannabis legalization bill, Michigan reveals its first adult-use license winners, two states finalize bans on vitamin E acetate as an additive in vaporizer products and more of the week’s top cannabis news. Panel casts first-ever US House vote to federally legalize MJ In a […]

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Federal prosecutors, industry probe municipal cannabis agreements in Massachusetts

Massachusetts’ mandated “host community agreements” (HCAs) between municipalities and marijuana businesses are under intense scrutiny, with cannabis companies complaining they are unfair and costly and federal prosecutors reportedly investigating their terms. The probe comes in the wake of a cannabis bribery case in Fall River and only a few months after the FBI announced in […]

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US House panel passes federal cannabis legalization bill in historic vote

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved a sweeping cannabis reform bill by a vote of 24-10, a milestone moment that moves the multibillion-dollar marijuana industry a step closer to federal legalization. If adopted into law, the social justice-focused Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019 could open up huge business opportunities […]

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No one clear path around California marijuana industry’s major business woes, insiders lament

California’s cannabis industry continues to struggle with problems that remain much the same since early 2018 when the state transitioned to a legal market – and no clear solutions have yet emerged.  At a two-day marijuana industry conference in Long Beach, California, this past weekend, state regulators and industry insiders mingled to lament those familiar […]

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Week in Review: Cannabis layoffs, regulators scrutinizing vitamin E acetate as vape villain, MI adult-use launch looms & more

Layoff announcements continue to weigh on the marijuana industry, state regulators focus on vitamin E acetate additive in vaporizer products as the vape crisis continues, Michigan businesses set their game plans for a December adult-use MJ launch, and more of the week’s top cannabis news. Pink slips pile up  Three well-known California cannabis companies this […]

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Georgia MMJ

A majority of Americans support legalizing the use of marijuana in some form, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday.

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More medical cannabis companies bolster operations in lucrative Florida market following smokable flower ban repeal

A new Florida law repealing a ban on smokable medical marijuana products has given the state’s MMJ market a shot in the arm, prompting large multistate companies to aggressively expand their production, operations and retail footprints. That has injected fresh competition into one of the nation’s fastest-growing medical cannabis markets and loosened the grip of the state’s […]

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