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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cannabis Industry Calls On Congress To Legalize And Regulate Vapes

Because cannabis is still a federally illegal substance that drives the sale and distribution of illicit products, the head of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) called out Congress to act, and to do it quickly: Legalize cannabis and regulate the industry in order to deal with vaping-related industries. The group said the end result […]