Business

Bruce Linton Named Executive Chairman of Vireo Health

The former CEO of Canopy Growth could receive up to 15 million shares for his role at the multistate cannabis company.

New York

New York’s Accountants Prepare for Legalization

Cannabis analyst Vivien Azer and New York Senator Liz Krueger were among the speakers addressing finance professionals in Manhattan this week.

Newsletter

Epidiolex sales hit $188M • FreshDirect founder joins TerrAscend board • & more…

An excerpt from the November 5 and 6 editions of the Cannabis Wire Daily newsletter.

California

California Prepares to Launch Country’s First “Organic” Cannabis Program

A working group held its final meeting to discuss the creation of a “comparable-to-organic” certification, as organic status is off limits to growers so long as cannabis is federally illegal.

Global

The Fight for Home Grows in South America

Amid discord among international regulators, domestic lawmakers have drafted a host of bills to increase patient access to cannabis.

Mexico

Mexico Misses a Major Cannabis Reform Deadline: Here’s Why and What Might Be Next

Legislators were working under a Supreme Court mandate to regulate in a way that promotes a new legal industry and curbs an old illegal one. Now they’re scrambling to regroup.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Cannabis Coalition Raises Lobbying Spending Amid Legalization Talks

The coalition’s members include Green Thumb Industries, PharmaCann, and Cresco Labs.

Newsletter

A legalization push in Montana • HEXO reports steep losses • & more…

An excerpt from the October 30 edition of the Cannabis Wire Daily newsletter.

France

A Medical Cannabis Experiment in France Is Officially Underway

The government will soon have data to determine whether to approve medical cannabis use for pain relief.