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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

RICHMOND, B.C. – If you’re in the market for 350 marijuana grow lights, 50 air ventilators or two dozen giant fans, then you’re in luck. All the equipment in defunct medical cannabis producer MediJean’s former 20,000 square-foot facility in Richmond, B.C., will be auctioned off on Thursday. Observers say the company’s closure draws attention to […]