Margaret Jackson


Coronavirus thwarts plans for SXSW, two more cannabis events

Three more cannabis-related conferences have been canceled or postponed, including this month’s massive South by Southwest (SXSW) event in Austin, Texas, because of the coronavirus outbreak. In addition to SXSW, which had a cannabis business track that included speakers from Marijuana Business Daily, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) postponed indefinitely the upcoming Hemp-CBD Supplement […]

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Marijuana retailers near Illinois borders benefit from out-of-state customers, offer warnings on crossing boundaries with MJ

Cannabis retailers in Illinois border towns are seeing strong sales to customers from neighboring states but are spending time and money training their employees to warn people that it is unlawful to transport marijuana across state lines. Illinois had a strong kickoff to its adult-use cannabis market, with recreational marijuana stores selling nearly $40 million […]

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Pay to play: Cannabis brands fork over cash for retail shelf space

The increasingly competitive cannabis market is fostering a pay-to-play mentality among both marijuana retailers and the brands they carry. Known as slotting fees, the practice requires brands to pay anywhere from $500 to $15,000 a month for premium space on marijuana retailers’ store shelves. Cannabis industry experts recommend marijuana brands build the fees into their […]

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Marijuana cultivator’s CO2 partnership with craft beer brewer saves money, makes MJ firm more eco-friendly

Two of Colorado’s most high-profile industries – cannabis and beer – recently joined forces under a state-supported pilot project aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions. It’s cheaper – about a 10th of the cost – for cannabis businesses to buy carbon dioxide (CO2) from craft beer companies rather than a commercial CO2 distributor that charges […]

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Glut of Oklahoma medical marijuana dispensaries driving price wars

So many medical marijuana dispensaries have opened in Oklahoma that many?stores are slashing prices to stay competitive. The downward pressure on cannabis pricing has some dispensaries fearing for their future even as they brace for yet more possible business challenges that could result if the state enacts more cannabis regulations related to testing and labeling.

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Whoopi Goldberg exits marijuana products firm after dispute

Whoopi & Maya Medical Cannabis, a California company with MMJ products available in stores in California and Colorado, has ceased operations in the wake of an unresolved dispute between co-founders Whoopi Goldberg and Maya Elisabeth. The end of the partnership between actor and comedian Goldberg and marijuana industry veteran Elisabeth is a dramatic departure from […]

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Long lines, high demand cause Illinois adult-use marijuana stores to ration flower, require customer appointments

A few weeks into recreational cannabis sales in Illinois, supply of flower remains tight, which is forcing many marijuana retailers to limit the amount sold to any one customer. That’s to ensure retailers can serve as many people as possible, and some shops even require adult-use cannabis customers to schedule appointments. Illinois cannabis retailers are […]

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MJBizDaily Awards Hall of Fame inductees: cannabis business pioneers Steve DeAngelo and Wanda James

Marijuana Business Daily?has selected cannabis industry pioneers Steve DeAngelo and Wanda James as the inaugural inductees into the MJBizDaily Awards Hall of Fame, which will be showcased next week during MJBizCon?in Las Vegas. They are being recognized as social justice warriors and savvy entrepreneurs who have broken down barriers in ways that have helped other […]

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