Category Archives: industry

From Crude to Cannabis: Legalization Could be a Boon to Alberta’s Economy

It’s probably fair to say that Alberta hasn’t enjoyed the most auspicious of economic times over recent years. In fact the province has only just dragged itself out of one of the worst recessions in recent history, a chapter that left tens of thousands of people out of a job. Driven by the collapse in […]

Marlboro maker reportedly interested in joining marijuana industry

(courtesy Wikimedia Commons) The world’s largest tobacco company is now planning to enter the legal cannabis market. The Altria Group Inc. — owners of Philip Morris USA, Nat Sherman, and several other cigarette companies — is in talks to purchase the Canadian cannabis producer Cronos Group, reports Reuters. The acquisition of Cronos would give Altria […]

California Cannabis Lab Director Caught Faking Pesticide Tests

As the California cannabis industry prepared for a rigorous, state-mandated testing regime that took effect on July 1, the laboratory director at Sequoia Analytical Labs in Sacramento allegedly went rogue. According to officials with Sequoia and California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), Sequoia’s lab director—unbeknownst to anyone else at the company—began falsifying reports for hundreds […]

Shares in Canadian Cannabis Company Fall 28% Following Short-Sellers’ Report

LEAMINGTON, ONTARIO (CP) — Aphria Inc. says it stands behind its Latin American operations as its shares continued to fall in the wake of a short-sellers’ report that raised questions about the company’s acquisitions in the region. Aphria chief executive Vic Neufeld said Tuesday the acquisition of licenses and other assets and related businesses in […]

US Tax Court Tells Cannabis Industry: You’re Still Drug Traffickers

The legal cannabis industry will continue to be treated like illegal drug smugglers, under a ruling issued Thursday by the US Tax Court. In a closely watched case, Harborside Health may be on the hook for millions in back taxes owed due to IRS Rule 280E. In a highly watched case, the Court ruled that […]

Kush Jobs: Tech Skills in High Demand in Canada’s Cannabis Sector

Web design and software development skills have always been marketable, but until recently the opportunity to work in the cannabis industry might not have been top of mind among those learning them. As we near the end of 2018, on the other hand, you could say that the jobs for those wanting to take part […]

Why Santa Barbara’s Idyllic Wine Country Embraced Cannabis Farms

California’s biggest licensed cannabis grower isn’t located in the Emerald Triangle, the state’s world-renowned farming region. Nor are they in the Coachella Valley, where massive indoor farms have popped up over the past year. Central Coast Agriculture, California’s single-largest licensed cannabis cultivator, is located in Santa Barbara County. Yes, snooty Santa Barbara. With its luxury coastal […]

This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From Nov. 16-22

Alberta stops issuing licenses for cannabis retailers due to supply shortages, OCS customers find bugs in their bud, a couple of government workers get fired for consuming and trafficking cannabis at work, and more. We’ve rounded up this week’s top stories from across Canada. Top Headlines From Around the Web Premier Doug Ford’s Chief of Staff […]

In Massachusetts, First Legal Cannabis Sales ‘Felt Like Clockwork’

NORTHAMPTON, MA — Despite chilly temperatures and bouts of freezing rain, operators at New England Treatment Access (NETA) are declaring the first day of adult-use cannabis sales in Massachusetts a true success. RELATED STORY Massachusetts Cannabis Stores Open: Leafly’s Live Coverage Customers have been steady all day, necessitating long outdoor lines that sometimes stretched multiple […]

Massachusetts Recreational Cannabis Sales Cleared for Launch

This story has been updated. More than two years after Massachusetts voters legalized cannabis in the state, regulators have officially given the OK for retail stores to open their doors next week. The Northampton store has announced it will open for adult-use sales on Tuesday. Two shops—New England Treatment Access (NETA), in Northampton, and Cultivate, […]