As the marijuana industry matures, some experts predict a split will occur that’s similar to what has happened in the beer industry: Consumers can pick a less flavorful, cheap beer – or they can go for more expensive craft brews, which boast better flavor and quality. One new entrant to the marijuana business, Nug, has…
(This story has been updated to include comments from the California Department of Food and Agriculture.) A California Senate panel on Wednesday advanced a bill – dubbed a “Band-Aid” by one sponsor – in a last-minute bid to prevent thousands of marijuana companies from being temporarily forced out of the legal market and causing chaos…
The “full impact” of product for sale from Aurora Cannabis’ first major marijuana greenhouse in Canada won’t be realized until the end of June, 2½ years after construction started on the massive 150 million Canadian dollar ($113.7 million) facility. Canada’s largest cannabis companies, and the 840 potential competitors in the licensing pipeline, face significant capital…
A number of cannabis recalls over labeling errors and mold is a sign that the federal health department’s regulatory oversight is working, an industry representative said. Seven notices involving cannabis have been posted to Health Canada’s recall portal since Oct. 17, representing a fraction of the overall production. No recall notices were posted in the…
Alaska cannabis industry stakeholders are pressing their case against Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s plan to abolish the Marijuana Control Board, arguing it could harm the state’s MJ market. At a legislative reception in Juneau on Feb. 22 hosted by the Alaska Marijuana Industry Association, business owners told a group of 50 legislators and staffers the…
As cannabis becomes more mainstream, there’s increasing acceptance of growing and using the plant – even among conventional farmers and ranchers. In a recent Farm Journal survey, respondents said they were more comfortable with CBD and medical applications of cannabis than THC and recreational applications. Survey respondents also were more agreeable to growing than consuming…
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is abolishing the board that considers medical cannabis licenses, a decision she based on the group’s struggle to make timely decisions. A new body – the Marijuana Regulatory Agency – will conduct the licensing for both the medical cannabis market and the state’s emerging recreational marijuana program, the Detroit Free Press…
“The year of stability.” That’s what Lindsay Robinson, executive director of the California Cannabis Industry Association, is hoping 2019 will become in the Golden State. And it very well could play out that way, especially compared to the roller-coaster turbulence California's cannabis market experienced in 2018. But there are many who would scoff at that…
New Hampshire’s House gave preliminary approval on Wednesday to a bill legalizing a recreational marijuana industry that would allow an unlimited number of licenses statewide. A similar bill passed the House last year before dying in the Republican-controlled Senate. Democrats, who added legalization to their party platform last year, now control the Senate as well.…
A legal case between two competing Los Angeles cannabis consulting firms that appeared to be shaping up last year as a serious courtroom brawl has apparently come to a close. SIVA Enterprises filed suit last August against Cirrata Ventures and several of the company’s principals, alleging the Cirrata executives stole intellectual property and defamed SIVA…