Medical Cannabis Industry & Recreational Marijuana Business News

Cannabis business experts at MJBizCon discuss shifting regulatory climates, cultivation practices, vape crisis & more

LAS VEGAS – Panelists at MJBizCon in Las Vegas this week took on various complicated issues swirling around the marijuana industry, including regulatory changes occurring in many states, best practices for indoor MJ cultivation, the vape health crisis and more. Assessing regulatory challenges in new markets According to a panel of marijuana industry experts at […]

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Marijuana lawsuit

Tennessee man filed a federal lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in damages against Trulieve, Florida’s largest medical marijuana operator, for allegedly sending illegal text messages to his cellphone.

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Marijuana legislation

Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin for the first time introduced a bill that would legalize medical cannabs in the state.

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The future of the medical marijuana industry: Q&A with Andrea Small-Howard, chief science officer at GB Sciences

Andrea Small-Howard has a unique view into how the medical side of the cannabis space is evolving. She’s the chief science officer at GB Sciences, a Las Vegas-based marijuana company pursuing two strategies – one recreational, and the other aiming for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its medical cannabis products. Small-Howard has […]

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MJBizDaily, Cowen ink cannabis information distribution deal

Marijuana Business Daily and New York-based financial investment advisory firm Cowen on Wednesday announced an exclusive partnership in which MJBizDaily will distribute Cowen’s cannabis industry reports and MJ policy research. Distribution of Cowen’s cannabis-related research by MJBizDaily is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2020. Cowen’s cannabis research features Wall Street analyst Vivien Azer. “This partnership […]

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MJBizCon 2019: Cannabis industry recognizes year’s challenges as it looks forward to longer-term growth

LAS VEGAS – Members of the cannabis industry’s brain trust used the first day of MJBizCon to share predictions for 2020 and describe how changing attitudes in the United States might affect future marijuana legalization efforts – plus more coverage from this week’s conference in Las Vegas. In his keynote presentation Wednesday, Chris Walsh, president and […]

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Medical marijuana

New Mexico’s medical cannabis program drew 215 patients from outside the state in November after legislative reforms did away with an in-state residency requirement.

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Medical cannabis licensing

Minnesota is expanding the state’s medical cannabis program to include chronic pain, a move that is expected to substantially boost sales since the condition is typically the leading driver for MMJ recommendations.

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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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Recreational marijuana licensing

Michigan issued two more business licenses for adult-use cannabis retailers, and both stores are expected to open when recreational marijuana becomes legal Dec. 1.

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Washington state vape products ban

Washington state regulators banned the sale and distribution of any products containing vitamin E acetate, an additive in some cannabis vaping products identified as a likely culprit in the vaping health crisis.

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