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Week in Review: Louisiana medical marijuana kickoff, Dixie-Arizona Iced Tea team, NM reciprocity & more

Sales begin in the long-delayed Louisiana medical marijuana market, MJ-infused product brand Dixie signs a licensing deal with Arizona Iced Tea’s parent, a New Mexico judge’s ruling could open MMJ sales to out-of-state patients – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. MMJ sales begin down on the bayou After years of waiting, […]

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Craft cannabis, capitalism & for-profit co-ops: Q&A with Flow Kana CEO Michael Steinmetz

In a time when giant multistate marijuana companies dominate the U.S. cannabis landscape, legitimate concerns exist that they will drive craft and small cultivators out of the legal cannabis industry. But Michael Steinmetz, who founded California cannabis company Flow Kana in 2017, believes big-time capitalism – or at least his business model – can save […]

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Capital for access: The developing two-way marijuana road between California and Canada

It’s no secret that the number of business relationships between American and Canadian cannabis interests has skyrocketed since federal legalization went into effect north of the U.S. border. From a high-level perspective, it’s a simple trade: money for market access. That’s particularly true in California, which has no in-state residency requirement for cannabis companies and […]

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West Virginia’s medical cannabis delays test patience of marijuana business owners

A likely yearslong delay in the launch of West Virginia’s medical marijuana program reflects the uncertainties cannabis entrepreneurs face when vying to enter certain conservative states. State officials blame the holdup on a struggle to provide banking services for the program. But the advocacy group Marijuana Policy Project recently noted that a leading federal prosecutor […]

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