5 vying for Hemp Game Changer nod at first MJBizDaily Awards

The Cosmo Cultivator of the Year. Regional Game Changer. Community Impact. These are just some of the categories for which the editorial team of Marijuana Business Daily vetted more than 670 entries for the inaugural MJBizDaily Awards. With the list of nominees having been culled to 55 finalists, a panel of cannabis industry professionals is […]

Cannabis courses, research spring up at colleges and industry is taking note

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared earlier on Marijuana Business Daily. Both hemp and marijuana businesses are taking careful note as professional cannabis courses and programs spring up at universities and other educational institutions across the country. Examples include Northern Michigan University, Doane University in Nebraska, the University of Denver and University of […]

Canopy Growth invests in sports nutrition company, lays groundwork for new CBD products

Canadian cannabis giant Canopy Growth Corp. has bought a majority stake in BioSteel Sports Nutrition, a Toronto-based producer of athletic nutrition and hydration products. The cash transaction gives the Smith Falls, Ontario-based cannabis producer a 72% stake in BioSteel on the path to 100% ownership. Terms were not disclosed. Canopy Growth says the acquisition is […]

House Members Pass Historic Legislation Legitimizing Retail Cannabis Sales

Members of the House of Representatives voted 321 to 103 in favor of HR 1595: The SAFE Banking Act, which amends federal law so that explicitly banks and other financial institutions may work directly with state-legal marijuana businesses. Two-hundred and twenty-nine Democrats and 91 Republicans cast ‘yes’ votes in favor of the measure.

Congress To Vote On Cannabis Banking Bill Next Week

Majority Leader Hoyer on Friday announced that members of the House are anticipated to hold a floor vote next week on The SAFE Banking Act (HR1595), which explicitly permits banks and other financial institutions to work directly with state-legal marijuana businesses.

Trump Administration Moves to Ban Certain e-Cigarettes

As the CDC continues to investigate more than 450 cases of lung disease suspected to be caused by vaping, the Trump Administration moved forward with plans to ban flavored, non-tobacco e-cigarettes. In a statement, Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said “The Trump Administration is making it clear that we intend to clear the market of flavored […]

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