Cannabis consumption preferences cross generations as millennials and baby boomers favor inhalable products

For all the strife that seems to exist between millennials and baby boomers, when it comes to marijuana consumption, the two generations actually have much in common. But key differences also exist, which affects how businesses will need to focus their messaging to reach these customers. Both demographic cohorts identified inhalation as the most preferred […]

Tight capital markets – worsened by COVID-19

Already struggling capital markets further tightened by the coronavirus, a declining stock price and an improving legalization outlook for cannabis have combined to derail five of the 10 planned deals in Schwazze’s strategy to consolidate the Colorado market. While COVID-19 actually has improved the long-term investment case for the marijuana industry after state governments deemed […]

Here’s what cannabis-infused product makers need to know

Published 3 seconds ago | By Margaret Jackson (This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the August issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Shelf-life stability is no less important to cannabis business owners than it is with traditional food products or dietary supplements. It’s important for manufacturers of infused cannabis goods such […]

Cannabis investors eye NJ, program delays in Illinois and Maine, House votes to protect adult-use markets & more

Some of New Jersey’s medical marijuana operators already are investing heavily to expand cultivation facilities and other infrastructure to prepare for the expected rollout of an adult-use market. Voters will have their say in November. The recreational initiative is expected to pass. MJBizDaily takeaway: If voters do say yes, New Jersey could well develop into […]

Rhode Island governor to renew push for adult-use cannabis legalization

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo will continue trying to legalize adult-use marijuana in the state. She sees legal recreational sales as a possible revenue generator, she told Cranston TV station WJAR on Friday morning. “I was in favor of it last year, so I’m continuing to be in favor of it,” Raimondo said during a […]

How to make a cannabis-infused piña chillada

Cannabis beverages are a growing trend, and it’s easy to understand why. From CBD-infused coffee to THC microdose sodas, there are seemingly endless flavors and styles that can be used to make stoney signature drinks in place of traditional cocktails.  While no one is trying to take away our precious margaritas or frosé, reducing alcohol […]

US House endorses protections for adult-use marijuana programs

The U.S. House, for the second year in a row, passed an amendment that would prevent the Department of Justice from interfering with state-legal recreational and medical cannabis programs. The provision reflects the strong bipartisan support in the Democrat-controlled House for protecting MJ programs that are legal under state laws. But it’s not likely the […]

SEC sues six in alleged $25 million scam involving two cannabis enterprises

(A version of this story first appeared on Hemp Industry Daily.) Federal securities regulators have accused six people of deceiving investors by promising astounding returns as part of an alleged $25 million scam for a supposed marijuana farm and CBD extraction facility in California. The money was raised from more than 400 investors from across the […]

Maine now hopes to start recreational marijuana sales by year-end

Maine’s potential $300 million a year recreational marijuana program now is expected to launch sales by the end of the year, according to state officials. That would be more than four years after Mainers legalized adult use, with recent delays stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The launch date is based on the first group of […]