cannabis industry News

Bill Would End Federal Criminal Penalties for Marijuana

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden proposed legislation Friday that would give states a free hand to allow legal cannabis markets without the threat of federal criminal intervention, the latest push in Congress to bolster the nation’s burgeoning pot industry. The proposal, …

Oklahoma Quickly Becoming a Hotbed for Medical Marijuana

The rollout of statewide medical and recreational marijuana programs typically is a grindingly slow process that can take years. Not so in Oklahoma, which moved with lightning speed once voters approved medical cannabis in June. The ballot question received 57 …

Atlas General Insurance Services Launches Workers’ Compensation Program for the Cannabis Industry

San Diego, CA, August 30, 2018– Leading national program administrator, Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, announced today its new workers’ compensation program for the cannabis industry in California. This exclusive program with Accredited Surety and Casualty Co. can accommodate work …

$1.99 Cannabis Training Courses for Insurance Professionals

MyCEcourse Launches New Express Training Courses for An Evolving Cannabis Industry Rancho Cordova, CA, August 8, 2018 – MyCEcourse announces a new way to provide insurance brokers looking to enter and service the cannabis industry with online courses they can …

Alaska Marijuana Business License Applications Outpacing System

The number of applications for marijuana business licenses is outgrowing the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office’s approval system. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports a May 8 Marijuana Control Office spreadsheet says there are 467 applications being processed with another 46 …

Lawyers Handling Marijuana Business Operate in Hazy Legal Zone

Just as entrepreneurs getting into the retail pot industry need a good lawyer, some of those lawyers might be wise to consult an attorney of their own. Lawyers in the burgeoning business are entering a legal gray zone where the …

Senator Flanagan First Appointee to Massachusetts Marijuana Regulatory Post

A state senator was named Wednesday by Governor Charlie Baker to the regulatory board that will oversee the cannabis industry in Massachusetts. Sen. Jennifer Flanagan, of Leominster, is the first appointee to the five-member Cannabis Control Commission. She will serve …

Pennsylvania Law Firms Hedge Bets on Marijuana Being Legalized Nationwide

A number of Philadelphia-area law firms are setting up practices to serve the cannabis industry despite concerns of an uncertain future. Many of the city’s biggest law firms – including Duane Morris, Fox Rothschild and Cozen O’Connor – have recently …

Massachusetts House Approves Bill to Redo Recreational Marijuana Law

A bill that would repeal and replace the recreational marijuana law approved by Massachusetts voters in November cleared the House late Wednesday. Critics who lashed out at the proposal accused lawmakers of ignoring the will of the electorate and taking …