Month: September 2019

Illinois releases social-equity map for adult-use marijuana licensing

Illinois officials identified areas where applicants who want to legally grow and sell recreational cannabis would get preference under the law’s social equity provision, one that some believe could become a national blueprint for other MJ programs. The map was released on the eve of the state making applications available for up to 75 rec […]

How One Entrepreneur Went From Credit Repair to Becoming Michigan’s First POC Dispensary Owner

When Earl Carruthers was captain of the Wayne State University football team, he cracked his pelvis, leading to chronic pain. After graduation, he worked as a resource supervisor for UPS and then a financial adviser for JP Morgan before starting a credit repair business. Next, he wanted to start another business that was more product-focused […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Focus V Carta

As cannabis legalization continues to take root in North America and throughout the world, concentrates are becoming more accessible to the masses. Once typically reserved for cannabis veterans who were seeking a more potent high, dabbing concentrates from a contemporary dab rig could come off as too hard-core for canna-curious newcomers.  To some, the traditional […]

New Mexico medical cannabis growers sue over plant count limits

Three New Mexico medical cannabis cultivation companies are challenging a plant-count limit the state’s regulators put in place, saying the cap puts constraints on the supply of medical marijuana to patients. G&G Genetics, Sacred Garden and Ultra Health joined together in filing a lawsuit against the state’s health department in response to the new rules […]

Connecticut closer to adding chronic pain for medical cannabis use

A Connecticut physicians panel recommended adding chronic pain that has lasted at least six months as a qualifying condition to use medical cannabis, which, if adopted, could provide a significant shot in the arm to the fast-growing market. The board of physicians also voted to recommend adding Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a group of disorders that affects connective […]

Pennsylvania’s top prosecutor supports legalizing recreational cannabis

Published 1 hour ago The legalization of adult-use marijuana in Pennsylvania – which likely could create a market worth more than a billion dollars a year according to Marijuana Business Daily estimates – received another boost as the state’s top law enforcement officer tweeted that he is joining several other state Democratic officials in […]

Oklahoma credit union stops serving medical cannabis companies

A credit union serving Oklahoma’s medical marijuana industry decided to stop doing so, a move that affects nine accounts and deals a setback for the state’s MMJ companies. Tulsa-based Encentus Federal Credit Union told the Tulsa World that serving the MMJ industry was too costly and the regulatory burden too great. The credit union informed […]

Employing temporary workers for short term cannabis industry jobs

(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the September issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) The gig economy has permeated U.S. culture as companies such as Uber, Lyft and DoorDash offer people a way to make a living while offering services that customers demand. Approximately 41 million U.S. citizens work as consultants, contractors, […]

Thanks to Weed, Every Cool Movie in the ’90s was a Stoner Movie

In the ’90s, weed became cool again. And so did the movies.  As the 1980s gave way to the final decade of the 20th century, a generation that came of age under the thumb of Nixon’s war on drugs and the Just Say No era of the Reagans became activists and advocates for cannabis. They […]

Majority of patients sickened in vape epidemic used marijuana vaporizer devices – many from illicit market

Health officials reported on Friday that the majority of those sickened in the vaping health crisis used cannabis vape products containing THC, and many of those in the first two states to report illnesses – Illinois and Wisconsin – said they used counterfeit marijuana products from the illicit market, not licensed MJ companies. The revelations, […]