Michigan, Illinois License More Dispensaries For Adult-Use Sales

Two states are busy issuing recreational cannabis licenses, although one state just legalized cannabis, and the other is set to start in the new year. Michigan On December 1, Michigan’s adult-use recreational cannabis market officially opened for business. The state’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) started accepting recreational license applications on November 1. In mid-November, the […]

FDA Issues Statement On CBD Harm Potential, Warns Businesses Against Illegal Marketing Practices

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been active on the CBD front recently, releasing a consumer update claiming that CBD “has the potential to harm” at about the same time as the agency issued warning letters to 15 companies the agency claims are marketing CBD products illegally. While the FDA announced in July that […]

California Cannabis Industry Problems Causing ‘Epidemic’ of Layoffs

How is it possible that California’s burgeoning cannabis industry is suddenly foundering, resulting in massive layoffs? Voters in the state legalized recreational marijuana in 2016, although it was just in 2018 that rec sales finally started. While the intention might have been to institute a profitable, licensed and legal marketplace, the reality is that lawmakers […]

California Suspends Hundreds Of Cannabis Business Permits

In a focused effort to eradicate unlicensed and non-compliant entities operating in the recreational marijuana industry, California regulators made a bold statement, suspending 394 cannabis business permits for retailers, distributors, delivery services, and microbusinesses. According to a report from the Associated Press, that’s about five percent of the state’s legal cannabis supply chain, gone — […]

Michigan’s Potential $1.7 Billion Recreational Cannabis Market Launches Tomorrow

Michigan’s adult-use marijuana sales were anticipated to kick off in the spring of 2020, but that timeline has been fast-tracked. The state’s recreational cannabis program is ready to roll December 1 with close to twelve stores available for consumers. Despite the schedule adjustment, the dawn of legal, recreational cannabis in Michigan will be limited at […]

Inventors File Patent Application For Scratch-And-Sniff Marijuana Packaging

Children of the ’80s, rejoice. Scratch-and-sniff pot packaging could be a real thing in dispensaries very, very soon. In early October, an application for a cannabis container that complies with state regulations while also indicating the content was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The inventors, who are from Washington state, came up […]

Former Anti-Marijuana Congressman Joins Cannabis Company Board

In an about-face that has some scratching their heads, Former Indiana Congressman, Rep. Steve Buyer (R-IN), a longtime opponent of marijuana legalization (medical and recreational), has officially cashed in on the legal cannabis industry. In mid-October, FSD Pharma, a Canadian company, announced that Buyer joined its board of directors. FSD, through its subsidiary FV Pharma, […]