Marijuana Legalization and Regulatory News for Cannabis Businesses

Cannabis business experts at MJBizCon discuss shifting regulatory climates, cultivation practices, vape crisis & more

LAS VEGAS – Panelists at MJBizCon in Las Vegas this week took on various complicated issues swirling around the marijuana industry, including regulatory changes occurring in many states, best practices for indoor MJ cultivation, the vape health crisis and more. Assessing regulatory challenges in new markets According to a panel of marijuana industry experts at […]

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Marijuana legislation

Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin for the first time?introduced a bill?that would legalize medical cannabs in the state.

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MJBizCon 2019 panelists shine spotlight on new and evolving US and global cannabis business opportunities

LAS VEGAS – How might the Canadian cannabis market fare in 2020? What will happen with the SAFE Banking Act in the U.S. Congress? How are U.S. cannabis operators complying with marijuana regulations across multiple states? Those issues and others were among the many U.S. and international cannabis business topics tackled during the second day […]

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MJBizCon 2019: Cannabis industry recognizes year’s challenges as it looks forward to longer-term growth

LAS VEGAS – Members of the cannabis industry’s brain trust used the first day of?MJBizCon to share predictions for 2020 and describe how changing attitudes in the United States might affect future marijuana legalization efforts – plus more coverage from this week’s conference in Las Vegas. In his keynote presentation Wednesday, Chris Walsh, president and […]

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Expanded cannabis content offerings highlight MJBizCon as attendees from around the world descend on Las Vegas

Marijuana Business Daily‘s annual MJBizCon – which caters to attendees from more than 75 countries – has extended its scope for the 2019 event with significantly broader program offerings surrounding hemp, marijuana investing, the science of cannabis and more. The series of events are part of the larger MJBizConWeek, which runs from Dec. 9 to […]

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California marijuana tax hike puts future of legal market in spotlight amid worries over state industry’s viability

Flurries of meetings and negotiations have occurred behind the scenes in Sacramento since California announced a?cannabis tax increase last month. The stakes surrounding these discussions –?all aimed at lowering the marijuana industry’s tax burden – are nothing less than the survival of the state’s legal marijuana market, according to some industry watchers. Representatives from multiple […]

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Is cannabis technology company MassRoots out of business? CEO insists no

Denver-based cannabis technology company MassRoots’ website has been offline for a number of days, raising fresh questions about the financial health of a company that has been in?turmoil since at least 2017. Isaac Dietrich, the company’s founder and chief executive officer, maintained in an email to Marijuana Business Daily that the cannabis social networking pioneer […]

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Medical marijuana regulations

Rhode Island’s top medical cannabis regulator, hired in 2016 to help reform a decade-old but loosely regulated program, is resigning to accept a new position in New York.

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Marijuana reform legislation

Two bills were introduced in the Florida legislature that would break up the state’s vertically-integrated medical cannabis regulatory structure, the Miami New Times reported.The bills come at a time that a drawn-out case challenging the constitutionality of the structure is set to be resolved by the Florida Supreme Court. Cannabis businesses are waiting for a […]

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Week in Review: Landmark cannabis vote by US House committee, first MI adult-use licenses, vitamin E acetate vape additive bans & more

A key U.S. House panel makes history by passing a federal cannabis legalization bill, Michigan reveals its first adult-use license winners, two states finalize bans on vitamin E acetate as an additive in vaporizer products and more of the week’s top cannabis news. Panel casts first-ever US House vote to federally legalize MJ In a […]

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Federal prosecutors, industry probe municipal cannabis agreements in Massachusetts

Massachusetts’ mandated “host community agreements” (HCAs) between municipalities and marijuana businesses are under intense scrutiny, with cannabis companies complaining they are unfair and costly and federal prosecutors reportedly investigating their terms. The probe comes in the wake of a cannabis bribery case in Fall River and only a few months after the FBI announced in […]

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US House panel passes federal cannabis legalization bill in historic vote

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved a sweeping cannabis reform bill by a vote of 24-10, a milestone moment that moves the multibillion-dollar marijuana industry a step closer to federal legalization. If adopted into law, the social justice-focused Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019 could open up huge business opportunities […]

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