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California agency suggests state marijuana tax system shift to potentially lower rates, address illicit-market threat

An independent California state agency issued a long-awaited report about the state’s cannabis tax system, and its recommendations include a major overhaul that would simplify and possibly reduce marijuana tax rates. The goals of the report were to assess how California’s marijuana taxes can best undercut the illegal market, discourage cannabis use by youth and […]

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MJBizCon 2019: Marijuana professionals offer business insights on vaping crisis, M&A, retail best practices & more

LAS VEGAS – Cannabis experts took to the MJBizCon stage this week to share marijuana business know-how and best practices, touching on everything from the vaping epidemic to corporate integration challenges surrounding M&As to the future of marijuana retail and more. Rebounding from the vaping epidemic What can legal marijuana vape manufacturers and retailers do […]

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Cannabis business experts at MJBizCon discuss shifting regulatory climates, cultivation practices, vape issues & 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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Stars of marijuana and hemp sectors honored at MJBizCon in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – From a Dutch cultivator of medical cannabis to one of the handful of retailers to open for Canadian Legalization Day, Marijuana Business Daily recognized leaders of the hemp and MJ industries Thursday night during the inaugural MJBizDaily Awards gala at The Cosmopolitan Hotel. Setting the stage for the new awards program, MJBizDaily […]

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MJBizCon 2019 panelists shine spotlight on new and evolving US and global cannabis business opportunities

LAS VEGAS – How might the Canadian cannabis market fare in 2020? What will happen with the SAFE Banking Act in the U.S. Congress? How are U.S. cannabis operators complying with marijuana regulations across multiple states? Those issues and others were among the many U.S. and international cannabis business topics tackled during the second day […]

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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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Multistate cannabis operator MedMen reveals another round of layoffs

Vertically integrated marijuana company MedMen, one of the most high-profile cannabis retailers in the U.S., announced more layoffs on Wednesday. “This week, the company provided layoff notices to an additional 20% of its corporate-level employees,” MedMen said in a news release. “In total, over the past 30 days, the company has strategically reduced its corporate […]

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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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