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30 Mar Week in Review: California-Canada union, New Jersey’s MMJ expansion & a GOP thumbs-up for hemp

A Canadian cannabis business buys three California MJ companies, New Jersey expands its medical marijuana program, and a key Republican goes to bat for industrial hemp. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over th...

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29 Mar Could IRS policy change strip marijuana trade associations of tax exemption?

The Internal Revenue Service issued a 280-page policy update in January, and buried deep inside is what appears to be a ban on future nonprofit organizations that lobby on behalf of the marijuana industry. That could make life a lot harder for advocacy...

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27 Mar Dried medical cannabis exports from Canada rise tenfold in 2017

Canadian licensed producers are exporting a record amount of medical cannabis in their drive to establish toeholds in burgeoning overseas markets.
Shipments of dried medical marijuana have soared since 2015, according to data shared with Marijuana Busi...

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27 Mar Alaska recreational cannabis supply on the upswing, wholesale marijuana still fetching high prices

Alaska’s recreational cannabis market is slowly maturing. Supply is catching up to demand, but wholesale and retail prices remain some of the highest in the nation among adult-use marijuana markets. According to several business owners in the sta...

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26 Mar Chart: US hemp production soars in 2017

Rising acceptance for hemp and CBD – combined with easing regulations at the state level – caused U.S. hemp production to surge in 2017. From 2016 to 2017, the number of acres licensed for hemp cultivation in the top 10 hemp-growing states ...

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23 Mar Week in Review: MedMen-Cronos alliance, California MJ business licensing & Arkansas’ MMJ woes

MedMen strikes up a cannabis partnership with Canada’s Cronos Group, California’s Humboldt County considers reopening its licensing process, and a judge tells Arkansas to stop issuing medical marijuana licenses. Here’s a closer look at some...

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22 Mar Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana market offers opportunities, pitfalls aplenty

Massachusetts’ looming recreational marijuana market has the potential to be one of the most prosperous in the nation. Under rules finalized this month, cannabis entrepreneurs face no license caps for an assortment of business categories, edibles and m...

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22 Mar Women fight ‘bro culture’ to make it in Canada’s marijuana sector

Jenna Valleriani, a Ph.D. and advocate for drug policy reform in the Canadian cannabis industry, recently compiled a list of women in marijuana that went viral on Twitter. The final tally: 40 names. As senior-level players from other industries –...

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21 Mar ‘Nothing is going smoothly’ in California’s regulated marijuana market

It’s been almost three months since the official start of California’s recreational – and regulated medical – marijuana markets. So, how are things going? Depends on whom you ask. But the general consensus among business owners,...

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