SUMA continues to call on the provincial government to share a portion of cannabis excise tax revenue as Saskatchewan moves to an open-market system.
Chicago-based Green Thumb Industries, a vertically integrated multistate cannabis company, is refusing to recognize a newly formed Teamsters unit at its cultivation facilities in Rock Island, Illinois, saying the union failed to hold a vote among GTI’s employees on the decision. “GTI respects the rights of our employees,” the company told Marijuana Business Daily in a statement, marking the first … Read More
The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a spending bill that includes a provision that would continue to protect state-legal medical marijuana programs from U.S. Department of Justice interference. The provision, which would be good for a year, was included for the first time in the House fiscal year 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science bill. In the past, the provision has been tacked on … Read More
The B.C. government’s Community Safety Unit (CSU) raided the Medical Cannabis Society store at 1182 Thurlow Street just after 10 a.m. on October 30 with Vancouver Police Department (VPD) officers in tow to keep the peace. Society director Dana Larsen told Business in Vancouver that the raid came without warning and took close to two hours. It involved CSU officials … Read More
The majority of Pennsylvania voters support legalizing recreational cannabis, but they don’t want state-run stores selling the products, according to a poll. State lawmakers recently unveiled legislation that calls for retail cannabis stores to be operated by Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board, a move that would heavily restrict private business opportunities. The bill was introduced just days after Democratic Gov. Tom … Read More
As Canada’s marijuana market enters the next phase of its evolution, serial cannabis entrepreneur Chuck Rifici expects to see a stratification of businesses that have the products consumers demand – and those that lack such merchandise. “We really started the beginning of the brand race, where the consumers are going to start seeing different types of products,” Rifici said. The … Read More