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5 weed products ‘Survivor’ winner Ethan Zohn can’t live without

Ethan Zohn is a Survivor veteran and cannabis advocate. He is best known for winning Survivor: Africa, the 3rd season of the 40-season show. A former professional soccer player with a squeaky clean public image, Ethan stayed away from cannabis for most of his life. It wasn’t until April 2009 when he was diagnosed with […]

Finding sustainable packaging options for cannabis products

Massachusetts-based Calyx Containers takes aim at sustainability through its manufacturing process. The company’s lids are made in California, reducing the product’s carbon footprint compared to those shipped from overseas. Some packaging companies make circular seals by die cutting from rectangular sheets, which can waste material. Others attach the seals using adhesives, requiring the seals to […]

Arkansas adds two medical cannabis growers to fast-growing market

Arkansas medical cannabis regulators voted to issue two additional cultivation licenses in response to some supply concerns in the rapidly growing market. The state now has awarded the maximum eight cultivation licenses allowed under a 2016 ballot initiative that legalized MMJ in Arkansas. But only three growers currently are in operation. The Arkansas Medical Marijuana […]

Denmark approved only eight of 63 medical cannabis product applications

Eight of the 63 applications to admit products to Denmark’s medical cannabis trial scheme have won approval since the program’s inception in 2018, according to a recent disclosure by Health Minister Magnus Heunicke. Heunicke provided the new figures in an answer to a parliamentary query from Member of Parliament Jane Heitmann. Subsequently, however, four of […]

Maine edges closer to starting $300 million adult-use cannabis market, though opt-outs and license caps linger

Maine is inching toward launching a projected $300 million-a-year recreational marijuana market perhaps by the fall, nearly four years after residents voted to legalize adult use. Former Gov. Paul LePage, an adult-use cannabis opponent, stifled early efforts to implement the program. And now the coronavirus crisis is further delaying the program’s rollout, particularly decisions by […]

How to survive in California’s cannabis market

Experts agree the California recreational marijuana market is extremely challenging because of high tax rates, huge illicit production and consumption as well as an uncertain economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. But while much of this is unfair to legal marijuana business owners, one also must keep things in perspective: California is a new market with […]

New Jersey is key to East Coast adult-use cannabis legalization, MJBizConNEXT experts say

New Jersey is the “linchpin” for coming recreational marijuana legalization on the East Coast, a panel of industry experts said Tuesday on the second day of MJBizConNEXT Direct, Marijuana Business Daily‘s three-day virtual cannabis business conference. Panelist Rob DiPisa, partner and co-chair of cannabis law group Cole Schotz, called New Jersey a “hot market” that […]

Second medical marijuana provider in Louisiana poised to roll out products

Only two entities in Louisiana – both colleges – are authorized to produce medical marijuana for patients, and Southern University on Wednesday is expected to join Louisiana State in rolling out its first product line. Southern’s product debut is also an industry landmark because the Baton Rouge university is the only historically Black college in […]

Illinois delays awarding 80 cannabis business permits

The governor of Illinois on Monday signed an executive order delaying the issuance of 80-plus marijuana business permits that were scheduled to be awarded on July 1, and now it’s unclear when the licenses might be granted. According to the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s order delays indefinitely 40 new craft cultivation permits, 40 […]