Week in Review: Florida CBD, Ohio Marijuana Bill & Colorado Edibles Recall
John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey
Florida experiences another CBD setback, Ohios marijuana measure could result in a stagnant year for legalization, and two more companies issue edibles recalls in Colorado.
Heres a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.
Figuring Out Florida
Florida missed its October goal of selecting five companies to grow cannabis, process it into CBD-heavy medicines and sell them via dispensaries, creating yet another setback for an oft-delayed program.
Now, some observers say the state might not make a decision until Thanksgiving at....
Firm Closes $1.3M Deal on 332-Acre Site in Colorado for Enormous Cannabis Cultivation Operation
A construction firm has purchased 332 acres in southern Colorado for a massive outdoor cultivation site that could change the face of marijuana growing in the state.
Martra Holdings and its subsidiary, Martra Development, finalized the land purchase this week after working on the deal with the tiny hamlet of Walsenburg.
The company bought the land located roughly two and a half hours by car south of Denver for $1.3 million and intends to spend the winter and early spring building utility infrastructure on the property. It then plans to begin constructing state-of-the-ar....
Chart of the Week: Initial Rec Sales in 3 Markets Highlight Role of Business, Regulatory Environment
All cannabis markets are not created equal.
The first three states to launch recreational marijuana programs had vastly different experiences during their initial week of sales.
Colorado posted an impressive tally early last year, Washington State recorded an anemic total in mid-2014 and Oregon blew both out of the water earlier this month.
At first blush, these three states appear to have a lot in common.
Theye all located in the western part of the country, where attitudes toward cannabis are more liberal and use of marijuana is higher. They also each had pre-existing....
While the Presidential candidates clarify their marijuana-centric positions and voters in one state Ohio prepare to decide on legalizing the plant, state and federal lawmakers continue to move forward with legislative reforms. Heres a look at some recent, pending legislative developments.
To support the measures below, please use our #TakeAction Center to contact your state and federal elected officials A full list and summary of pending state and federal legislation is available here. Summaries of the dozens of marijuana law reform bills approved this year is also availab....
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