Month: February 2020

UN drug chief ponders validity of cannabis control treaties, coronavirus effects on MJ sector, authorities loosen hemp testing rules & more

The United Nations narcotics enforcement agency president considers whether drug control treaties are outdated, experts share insights on how the coronavirus might affect the marijuana industry, MJ labs could see new opportunities in testing hemp – and more of the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 control conventions The head of the […]

California cannabis growers sued over odors

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 seaside community. The plaintiffs allege in […]

Florida state Senator seeks partial THC cap in medical cannabis

Florida would cap the amount of THC in medical cannabis at 10% for patients under 21 years old 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 lawmakers to cap all medical […]

Regulators for cannabis licensing are upping enforcement

State marijuana regulators increasingly are enforcing strict regulations involving dispensary caps, residency requirements and ownership rules – actions that could harm the reputations of cannabis companies and jeopardize lucrative licenses that are sometimes worth upwards of millions of dollars. The increasingly assertive stance by regulators already has sparked legal skirmishes around the country, forcing some […]

What marijuana companies can learn from federal legalization of hemp

(This is the second in a series of stories from Marijuana Business Daily considering the current U.S. federal marijuana reform landscape. Click here to read the first part that focused on the expected progress in 2020 and hurdles that remain.) (Scroll down to take a poll about which takeaway from hemp legalization is the most important for marijuana […]

Contaminated marijuana sold by 30 Nevada retailers

Nevada issued a health advisory for 20 different contaminated cannabis products that were sold at 30 retail marijuana stores across the state. The retailers sold marijuana flower and pre-rolls that failed an independent laboratory’s microbial testing for mold, yeast and bacteria, the Reno Gazette Journal reported. The marijuana, grown by six different cultivators, initially passed testing by […]

Montana medical marijuana patient count continues rapid growth

Montana’s medical cannabis program – already one of the largest in the nation on a per-capita basis – posted year-over-year, double-digit patient count growth in January. While a series of new rules set to go into effect in 2020 threatens to introduce short-term instability for the state’s rapidly expanding industry, over the long term they […]