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 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 […]

Gifting Cannabis To The Terminally Ill Now Tax-Exempt in California

It’s official — California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill that makes medical marijuana donations tax-exempt to terminally ill individuals in the state. Thanks to the Brownie Mary and Dennis Peron Act, aka Senate Bill 34, which emerged during the beginning of California’s legal adult-use market, starting March 1, 2020, state analysts estimate that up […]

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 […]

Privacy Concerns Over Body Cameras For Massachusetts Cannabis Delivery Drivers

Privacy zealots and cannabis users, take note: the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) has drafted and voted on regulations for cannabis delivery and would require delivery drivers to wear body cameras at any time they are outside their delivery vehicle to record all transactions. Massachusetts has some of the strictest regulations on cannabis sales in […]

NCIA Releases Whitepaper Providing Guidance On Federal Cannabis Regulation

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) published a whitepaper on October 1, urging Congress to deschedule cannabis and oversee it with current regulatory infrastructure. The NCIA whitepaper provides guidance to the federal government on how to regulate cannabis at the federal level, discussing in-depth processes such as removing outdated regulation, establishing new rules, and breaks […]