A top retailers group, worried about worker productivity declining and plumes of pot smoke deterring customers from Main Street businesses, came out Wednesday against a ballot question that would legalize marijuana. Jon B. Hurst, president of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts, had earlier said he and his members were torn on the controversial issue and […]

06/02/16 06:58 AM EDT By Marc Caputo (; @MarcACaputo) with Ali Breland (; @AliBreland) and the staff of POLITICO Florida Good Thursday morning. Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of financial emergency in Opa-Locka Wednesday evening, a move that gives him broad powers and creates a financial oversight board. Whom will Scott choose for the […]

By Susan Squibb, The Cannabist Staff The inaugural Cannabis Diversity Summit drew minority business and advocacy leaders from across the country to Denver, highlighting issues and opportunities in the cannabis industry. The event was organized by Alaska-based cannabis activist and entrepreneur Charlo Greene, executive director of Go GREENE, which stands for Grass Roots Evolution through Education, Networking […]

Authorities are investigating accusations made by a former employee that a Minnesota-based medical marijuana company illegally transported cannabis oil out of the state. The former employee said that at least $500,000 worth of cannabis oil was sent from Minnesota Medical Solutions’ Otsego growing facility to its parent company’s New York location to meet that state’s […]

By Aimee Caruso – May 31, 2016 What started as an entertaining way for two college kids from Connecticut to support their music festival habit has morphed into a source of extra cash for the couple, now young professionals living in… read more at:

Photo Credit: Chris Conrad and Jeremy Daw, The Newbie’s Guide to Cannabis and the Industry(2016, Reset.Me Press, 249 pp., $19.95 HB) Legal marijuana is a big deal and it’s only getting bigger. It’s already a billion dollar-plus industry in the medical marijuana and legal states, and with California and a handful of other states […]