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, […]

Marijuana Legalization Could Create 100,000 New Jobs In Florida

If Florida can get recreational marijuana legal in 2020, then that state is geared up and poised for the rise of marijuana industry employment unlike any other. The only thing standing in the way? Recreational legalization. Are you ready, Florida? According to a report from New Frontier Data, a market research firm, recreational cannabis production […]

Illinois Recreational Cannabis Supply Likely To Be Limited

Illinois, anticipating the legalization of recreational, adult-use marijuana on January 1, 2020, took a restrictive approach to licensing recreational marijuana. Additionally, towns and municipalities can choose to ban retail stores, making it difficult to commit to what could be a hefty investment. The absence of retail stores could hinder the progress of what some estimate […]

Michigan Begins Taking Applications For Recreational Marijuana Business Licenses

At 8 am on November 1, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency — Michigan’s state licensing office in Lansing — was ready to accept hand-delivered applications at the counter. This move is one more step in the state’s long canna-journey from illicit herb to mainstream commodity. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) has 11 license categories, and industry […]

Canada Legalizes Production And Sale Of Edibles, Extracts And Topicals

It’s cannabis legalization, otherwise known as ‘Cannabis 2.0’. Exactly one year after the legal adult-use marijuana marketplace opened for business, Canada legalized the production and sale of edibles, extracts and topicals effective October 17. Canadian cannabis companies have been busy preparing for this moment. While Health Canada revealed the final regulations for these types of […]