Ann Arbor Grow Shop (Image: Alyson Martin)

Q&A: How Michigan’s New Cannabis Business Group Seeks to Steady the Market

Josh Hovey shares the Michigan Cannabis Industry Association’s plans to work with the Democratic administration tasked with bringing medical and recreational use sales above board.

Michigan
Congress, Lobbying

Why Are Big Insurance Companies Pushing for the SAFE Banking Act?

“We’re doing all we can to help the insurance market for cannabis operations mature," said a spokesperson for the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers.

Business, Congress

Which Big Banks Are Thinking About the SAFE Banking Act?

Mainstream banks like Wells Fargo and Citigroup added a cannabis banking measure to their first quarter lobbying report.

Business

Who’s Who in Your Local Cannabis Industry? That May Be a Secret

Transparency varies widely from state to state, Cannabis Wire finds, reflecting underlying conflicts in an emerging industry.