Category Archives: New York Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Former Canadian PM Mulroney to join US cannabis company Acreage

Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney plans to join the board of New York-based Acreage Holdings, becoming the latest political heavyweight affiliated with the multistate marijuana company. Mulroney – prime minister from 1984 to 1993 – will join a board stacked with political and corporate veterans, including: former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner; former Massachusetts […]

Chart: Stage is set for more growth in New York’s rapidly expanding medical marijuana market

New York’s medical marijuana program is adding patients at a speedy clip, and the recent approval of MMJ as an alternative to opioids has the potential to give sales in the state a substantial boost. Over the past 12 months, nearly 37,000 patients were added to New York’s MMJ program, a 128% increase. The gains […]

New York group chosen to draft bill that would regulate recreational marijuana market

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed a task force to draft recreational marijuana legislation which, if eventually enacted, would position the state to have potentially one of the largest adult-use cannabis markets in the country. A 20-member group consisting of New York state government and law enforcement officials, advocates and academics has been appointed to draft […]

How Trump’s trade war is affecting the marijuana industry

The Trump administration’s trade war with China is expected to have a direct impact on several sectors of the marijuana industry – in particular, cannabis vaporizer companies. Others likely to be affected include: Cultivation operations that want to expand their greenhouse facilities. Growers that need to buy lighting equipment. Brands that purchase packaging from China. […]