FBI scrutiny of corruption in US cannabis industry welcomed by some, scorned by others

Marijuana stakeholders are not surprised concerns about corruption in the industry have made it to the FBI’s headquarters in Washington DC. The FBI’s announcement that it is probing public corruption in the legal marijuana industry has stirred up strong reactions among cannabis insiders. While some complain the FBI’s scrutiny is another example of how the […]

Youth Marijuana Use Doesn’t Rise When it’s Legal. Federal Data Prove It.

Despite prohibitionists’ often-expressed fears that legalization would lead more young people to use marijuana, new federal data released on Aug. 20, 2019, show no such trend. Reports of past-month cannabis use among those 12-17 remained stable from 2017 to 2018 — and they’re significantly lower than in the years prior to when the first states […]

Michigan offers application help to adult-use marijuana businesses

Published 1 min ago Michigan regulators are hosting a series of educational sessions in September for potential recreational cannabis business applicants, with online applications starting Nov. 1. The five sessions are designed to demonstrate the online business license application process. Under Michigan’s adult-use marijuana law, local jurisdictions decide whether to permit or ban commercial rec […]

Louisiana Officials Say Medical Marijuana Program is off to a Good Start

Two weeks after Louisiana patients began receiving medical marijuana, the program is humming along without supply disruption and with thousands of people receiving the drug for medical use, regulatory officials and the head of one growing operation said Aug. 19, 2019. John Davis, president of GB Sciences Louisiana, one of two state-sanctioned medical marijuana growers, […]

Missouri gets 2,000-plus medical marijuana applications

Published 2 mins ago Missouri regulators received roughly 2,100 applications for up to 348 medical cannabis licenses. More than 1,200 applications arrived in the past three days, including 800 in the 24 hours leading up to the extended deadline, according to state officials. The deadline was extended from Saturday until 4:30 p.m. CT Monday. Here are […]