More Exclusive Features

Week in Review: Canadian exports, district attorneys policy group & dispensary lawsuit

By Omar Sacirbey, John Schroyer and Bart Schaneman A Canadian medical marijuana company brokers another export deal, the nation’s district attorneys form a group to possibly recommend national cannabis policies, and Southern California dispensaries sue their unlicensed counterparts. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Read More

Alaska’s rec MJ rollout hampered by red tape, supply shortages

By John Schroyer

Insiders in the United States’ latest recreational cannabis market – Alaska, which has been up and running since October – say the rollout has been hindered by bureaucratic issues and continued supply shortages.

Those problems are expected to be resolved in the months ahead.

Read More

States with the best chance to legalize cannabis in 2017?

By John Schroyer After a landmark year in cannabis legalization, marijuana advocates have plenty of work left. And they’re not resting on their laurels. The Marijuana Policy Project calculates a whopping 37 legalization bills for medical or recreational marijuana are likely to be introduced in 33 states and the District of Columbia in 2017.

Read More

California marijuana business owners in legal fog as they await statewide rules

By Bart Schaneman The absence of statewide medical marijuana regulations following passage of California’s recreational cannabis ballot measure has put existing MJ business owners in legal limbo, making it tougher for them to operate their companies and plan for the future. Some of these businesses, for example, are finding it difficult to determine what’s legal and what’s not.

Read More

Chart: Colorado wholesale marijuana prices tumble in 2016

By Eli McVey Wholesale prices of medical and recreational cannabis fell precipitously in Colorado last year, highlighting the difficulties faced by cultivators looking to maintain their profit margins in one of the nation’s most mature marijuana markets.

Read More