Marijuana Business Daily

Massachusetts cannabis regulators could OK first rec testing labs this month

Massachusetts marijuana regulators could approve independent testing laboratories later this month, clearing what’s been a key roadblock to opening up the state’s first recreational MJ retail shops. The executive director of the Cannabis Control Commission, Shawn Collins, told commissioners on Thursday he was “relatively confident” that one or two labs […]

Week in Review: New Ohio processing licenses, CA marijuana black market & Florida judge nixes MMJ business cap

Ohio awards provisional medical marijuana processing licenses, a cannabis consumer survey in California confirms licensed MJ businesses are losing market share to illicit operators, and a Florida judge says a state law restricting the number of MMJ businesses runs afoul of a voter-approved constitutional amendment. Here’s a closer look at […]

Group formed to help state insurance regulators with cannabis-related issues

A national association of insurance professionals has launched a group to help state regulators target gaps in coverage as well as provide insurance-related regulatory advice for the legal marijuana industry. According to Insurance Journal, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) created the Cannabis Insurance Working Group and tapped California […]

Facebook making it harder to find marijuana businesses, regulators

Marijuana-related companies, regulators and trade groups recently have stopped appearing in Facebook searches, becoming casualties in what appears to be the social media platform’s latest attempt to filter results related to “marijuana” and “cannabis.” The phenomenon is known as “shadow banning,” in which posts on an online social community such […]