National News Cannabis
March 07, 2022
Unfortunately, the industry may be mirroring the rest of the business world in terms of unequal representation by women and minorities in senior roles.
The percentage of executive positions held by women and minorities in the U.S. cannabis industry has dropped from two years ago as white men migrated into the business, according to a survey released Monday by MJBizDaily. The share of women in senior ranks of cannabis companies fell to 22.1% in 2021 from 36.8% in 2019, according to the survey. The latest figure falls short of the 2020 national average of 29.8% of women holding executive positions in all industries.
March 03, 2022
The cannabis industry cannot reach its full potential without women leading the charge as well.
Over the past two years, the U.S. has pulled ahead as one of the most valuable cannabis markets in the world, with projections estimating the U.S. market to be worth over $90 billion by 2026. However, even in this period of remarkable growth, female leadership has dwindled to all-time lows. According to MJBizDaily’s 2021 Women & Minorities in the Cannabis Industry report, female executive representation is down t
January 28, 2022
Lack of federal guidance is distinct as cannabis industry matures
“It is not unreasonable to ask that cannabis which has been treated with one of these post-harvest machines be labeled as such to indicate to patients and consumers it required some sort of secondary treatment prior to sale. If one does not do that, the Cannabis Compliance Board is not doing its best to inform consumers of the quality of the product in the cannabis market. At this time, it would be reasonable to have all products which required secondary treatment to provide some notification to the consumer. It may not be the Radura symbol nor the language currently required by NCCR(Nevada cannabis regulations), but possibly some symbol the CCB develops to indicate a needed post-harvest treatment on that flower,” Adler wrote.
January 17, 2022
But the measure faces a more difficult road in the House and a potential veto from the governor.
Mississippi is one step closer to finally establishing a medical marijuana program after a state Senate vote last week. But the next steps for the legislation will be much trickier. After a spirited session, during which hemp products were passed through the chamber as examples, the Senate passed the bill by a 47-5 margin. It would, in part, allow physicians and other medical professionals to prescribe cannabis for 22 conditions. It also would apply a 7% sales tax on
December 08, 2021
A new technology is allowing one company to produce full-spectrum cannabis without growing the plant itself. Sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but it’s very real. In what could be a global first, this week, a publicly traded Canadian-Israeli biotech firm company, BioHarvest Sciences, will announce that it has managed to produce at least 10kg of full-spectrum cannabis without the plant itself.
October 15, 2021
“Etheridge has become an outspoken advocate for marijuana reform in the years since she started using the plant medicinally after being diagnosed with breast cancer in her 40s. Both Etheridge and Jones spoke about the need to break with the status quo and allow patients to access alternative treatments.”