Recreational Marijuana News

Week in Review: RI rec push slows, pushback on California cannabis plan & China opportunity

John Schroyer  | April 21, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey, John Schroyer and Bart Schaneman

Adult-use legislation takes a hit in Rhode Island, California Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal for cannabis regulation faces opposition, and a marijuana-related firm sets up shop in China.

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

Chart: 4/20 holiday gives cannabis companies big bump

Eli McVey  | April 17, 2017

By Eli McVey

April 20 – the marijuana holiday colloquially referred to as “4/20”– has traditionally marked the largest single day for retail cannabis sales all year, and 2017 looks to be no exception.

California cannabis industry lauds governor’s ‘pro-business’ proposals

John Schroyer  | April 6, 2017

By John Schroyer

California marijuana businesses apparently have an ally in the governor's mansion.

Many in the MJ industry are applauding a series of overhaul proposals issued Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown for his state's regulatory system, which will begin overseeing the cannabis trade starting in January.

California gov suggests big changes to new marijuana system

John Schroyer  | April 5, 2017

California Gov. Jerry Brown has issued a series of proposed changes to his state’s upcoming marijuana regulatory system in an effort to reconcile differences between a 2015 medical marijuana oversight law and the new recreational cannabis ballot initiative voters approved last year.

Among the numerous changes Brown put forth were several significant ones …

Pressure builds for Trump to maintain marijuana status quo

John Schroyer  | April 4, 2017

President Donald Trump is getting increasing pressure – from his circle of advisers and beyond – to maintain the current status quo when it comes to the cannabis industry.

The governors of the first four states to legalize recreational cannabis on Monday sent Trump a letter urging him to confer with them before announcing any …

Report: DOJ gathering intel on state marijuana cases

John Schroyer  | March 31, 2017

The Department of Justice is apparently gathering information from at least the Colorado attorney general's office regarding criminal marijuana investigations.

A records request filed with the DOJ by the International Business Times yielded an email from a Drug Enforcement Administration official to Michael Melito, a lawyer with the Colorado attorney general's office, in which the DEA …

Week in Review: Pro-cannabis bills in Congress, Canada rec legalization & Ohio’s testing plans

Bart Schaneman  | March 31, 2017

By John Schroyer, Omar Sacirbey and Bart Schaneman

Federal lawmakers introduce a slew of pro-marijuana bills, Canada eyes legalizing adult-use cannabis by July 2018, and concerns crop up over a little-known provision in Ohio’s MMJ law.

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