Marijuana Business Daily

Police deny probe involving Canadian cannabis firm Ascent; company says otherwise

Vancouver-based Ascent Industries said it is cooperating with an investigation by the British Columbia anti-gang police unit into “certain activities at Ascent,” but the agency denies such a probe exists “at this time.” A spokesperson for the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU) said Ascent has been […]

Brazilian cannabis import authorizations top 1,000 in the first quarter of 2019

Brazilian authorities continued to approve permits to import medical cannabis at an increasing rate through the first quarter of 2019. According to data provided to Marijuana Business Daily, Brazil’s National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) granted 884 new authorizations and 170 renewals during the first quarter of 2019 – more than one-third of […]

Denver Council gives initial OK to ease rules for cannabis social consumption sites

The Denver City Council gave preliminary approval to relax rules that require marijuana social consumption businesses to operate at least 1,000 feet from schools, child care facilities, drug and alcohol treatment centers and city recreation buildings. The proposal – which is expected to jump-start the city’s fledgling social use program […]