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The future of the medical marijuana industry: Q&A with Andrea Small-Howard, chief science officer at GB Sciences

Andrea Small-Howard has a unique view into how the medical side of the cannabis space is evolving. She’s the chief science officer at GB Sciences, a Las Vegas-based marijuana company pursuing two strategies – one recreational, and the other aiming for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its medical cannabis products. Small-Howard has […]

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Multistate cannabis operator MedMen reveals another round of layoffs

Vertically integrated marijuana company MedMen, one of the most high-profile cannabis retailers in the U.S., announced more layoffs on Wednesday. “This week, the company provided layoff notices to an additional 20% of its corporate-level employees,” MedMen said in a news release. “In total, over the past 30 days, the company has strategically reduced its corporate […]

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MJBizDaily, Cowen ink cannabis information distribution deal

Marijuana Business Daily and New York-based financial investment advisory firm Cowen on Wednesday announced an?exclusive partnership?in which MJBizDaily will distribute Cowen’s cannabis industry reports and MJ policy research. Distribution of Cowen’s cannabis-related research by?MJBizDaily is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2020. Cowen’s cannabis research features Wall Street analyst Vivien Azer. “This partnership […]

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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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Despite early freeze and $7 million in losses, Colorado marijuana grower still enjoys strong sales

Pueblo, Colorado-based Los Sue?os Farms – the state’s largest cannabis grower – now estimates it lost about $7 million in an early October freeze, but the owner said the outdoor harvest was still better than last year, and the company will have ample material for the extraction market. The Colorado market was initially concerned when […]

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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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Week in Review: Michigan begins adult-use cannabis sales, Harborside appeals tax case, Brazil sets stage for big import market & more

Michigan launches its recreational marijuana industry, California-based Harborside appeals a closely watched federal tax case, Brazil lays the groundwork for what could become one of the world’s largest medical MJ import markets – and more of the week’s top cannabis news. MI adult-use sales begin with limited number of stores open Michigan’s first day of […]

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New Colorado law boon for cannabis capital, but concerns remain for minority businesses

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis was lauded in May when he signed into law legislation allowing outside money to be invested in the state’s cannabis industry. Since the law went into effect Nov. 1, outside capital has already begun flowing into Colorado marijuana businesses. For example: Denver-based Medicine Man Technologies through the year announced an almost […]

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