Monthly Archives: October 2018

Fast pace of Canadian cannabis license approvals fails to avert supply shortage

Canadian regulators approved new cultivation space at a frantic pace in the months leading up to legalization, but not fast enough to avert the widely predicted shortage of legal cannabis. In the month before the launch of Canada’s legal recreational cannabis market, facilities licensed by the federal government to cultivate marijuana had surpassed a cumulative […]

LA Real Estate Developers are Taking High-End Living to the Next Level

What do Blake Griffin, Justin Bieber, and DeAndre Jordan have in common? Besides being A-list celebrities and star NBA players, they all live in homes developed and built by Huntington Estate Properties, one of Los Angeles’ best-known ultra high-end real estate companies. Today, Huntington announced plans to develop five new mansions in Bel-Air and West LA. […]

Judge Halts Closure of Michigan Dispensaries on Eve of Rec Vote

After months of battle between Michigan’s medical cannabis dispensaries and the state regulatory agency—the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Agency (LARA)—it seems that the conflict may be finally coming to an end. Officials at LARA have been trying for months to shut down certain dispensaries (known in Michigan as provisioning facilities) that have not yet […]

Would You Hit a $100K Vape? Double Barrel Gets Bejeweled

From $1,000 weed grinders to rolling papers made with edible gold, the cannabis marketplace is no stranger to luxury. But Double Barrel’s new extremely limited edition $100,000 diamond-encrusted vaping device—only two have been made—elevates the trend to a whole new level of decadence and hyperbole. “If it doesn’t pull, what are we selling?” Ann Skalski, […]

Lawsuit over pot, property values could have broad impacts

DENVER — A federal trial in Colorado could have far-reaching effects on the United States’ budding marijuana industry if a jury sides with a couple who say having a cannabis business as a neighbor hurts their property’s value. The trial set to begin Monday in Denver is the first time a jury will consider a […]

What You Need to Know Before Launching a CBD Brand

CBD products are a booming industry right now, as regulations evolve and new research suggests new health benefits for this non-psychoactive cannabinoid. But increasing consumer awareness of—and demand for—CBD products can be a double-edged sword for new producers looking to enter the marketplace. Launching any new business is tough work, and that’s even more the […]