Month: February 2020

On the way north from San Francisco to the Emerald Triangle you must pass through some of the state’s most storied agricultural lands in Wine Country, including Sonoma County where the cannabis industry now faces unique challenges. It was initially a relatively smooth transition for many of the county’s medicalContinue Reading

The United Nations narcotics enforcement agency president considers whether drug control treaties are outdated, experts share insights on how the coronavirus might affect the marijuana industry, MJ labs could see new opportunities in testing hemp – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. UN drug chief questions drug controlContinue Reading

It’s not that startup companies trying to hype up their valuations are dumb. But if they aren’t foolish or deluded, unicorns, in both the weed and the normie world, are deliberately misleading. Blue Apron, the cook-it-yourself meal-by-delivery startup, floated itself to an obscene only-in-Silicon Valley valuation of $3 billion on theContinue Reading

Marijuana pioneer Andy Williams announced on Friday he is leaving Denver-based Medicine Man Technologies, the vertically-integrated MJ company he founded in 2014. Williams, who was president and vice chairman, is leaving Medicine Man to focus on cannabis medical and genetic research, the company said in a release. He also willContinue Reading

A labor union filed a complaint with Massachusetts regulators alleging that multistate cannabis operator iAnthus Capital Holdings violated state law. In its filing to the state Department of Labor Relations, Local 1445 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union said New York-based iAnthus issued written warnings to two pro-unionContinue Reading

Multiple marijuana growers in Southern California have been sued by residents of a city in south Santa Barbara County that charge smells from greenhouses led to health issue. The growers need to seal their greenhouses and use “carbon-based filtration methods,” according to the lawsuit filed by residents of Carpinteria, a small seasideContinue Reading

Florida would cap the amount of THC in medical cannabis at 10% for patients younger than 21 under a state Senate bill amendment filed Friday, a move that could be disruptive to the state’s fast-growing MMJ industry. The measure, however, isn’t as stringent as a proposal floated by Florida House lawmakersContinue Reading

Beleaguered Canadian cannabis producer CannTrust has been notified by the New York Stock Exchange that it is once again not compliant with listing rules because of its low stock price. The NYSE requires the average closing price of common shares to be at least $1 over a consecutive 30 trading-dayContinue Reading