By Eli McVey Still reeling from a sluggish start statewide, Massachusetts’ medical marijuana program also is hindered by local-level licensing bottlenecks that have allowed just a handful of dispensaries to open to serve nearly 35,000 MMJ patients throughout the state.Read More
By John Schroyer, Bart Schaneman and Omar Sacirbey Attorney General Jeff Sessions again criticizes marijuana without offering a clear policy plan, Oxford University receives millions to study medical cannabis, and Massachusetts liquor store owners are eyeing the rec MJ market. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.Read More
By Bart Schaneman From Alaska to Massachusetts, a number of states are weighing measures to allow people to consume cannabis in public places such as clubs and other venues. Legalizing cannabis clubs and other venues for public consumption could spur MJ sales and create new business opportunities, said industry officials.Read More
By John Schroyer Cannabis industry mergers and acquisitions have been on the rise over the past year, and industry watchers say the number of sales and transactions is almost certain to continue as the marijuana trade at large matures.Read More
By John Schroyer
Grover Norquist, the clean-cut, conservative keeper of the anti-tax pledge signed by nearly half the sitting members of Congress, defies pretty much every stereotype of marijuana supporter there is.
But he has been a vocal ally of the cannabis industry for more than a decade.Read More
By Eli McVey Despite having legalized adult-use cannabis in 2014, Alaska’s recreational marijuana industry is taking much longer than expected to begin realizing its potential. An understaffed state regulatory agency has been slow to license new businesses, and significant amounts of red tape at the local level have prevented some licensees from opening their doors.Read More
By John Schroyer, Omar Sacirbey and Bart Schaneman Los Angeles voters approve a groundbreaking marijuana initiative, Canada adult-use legalization may take longer than anticipated, and an influential standards-setting group eyes cannabis. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.Read More
By John Schroyer Just a few months after Montana voters resurrected the state’s medical cannabis industry, dispensaries appear to be leaping quickly back into business.Read More
By Omar Sacirbey
Cannabis industry advocates in Massachusetts know changes are coming to the law that voters passed last November legalizing recreational marijuana.
But how modest or extreme those changes will be, and whether they’ll constrain the market, is less certain.Read More
By John Schroyer
The outcome of Los Angeles’ municipal election Tuesday could enable the city to surge to the forefront of the regulated cannabis industry, or it could prove a major setback for thousands of marijuana businesses.
Residents will vote on four proposed changes to city laws, and two of the questions are about marijuana.Read More
By Eli McVey New Jersey’s medical marijuana industry posted a banner year in 2016, with patient counts ballooning 76% and sales volume doubling thanks to a series of small changes to the state’s MMJ program and the opening of two new dispensaries.Read More