Articles By Julia Barajas

Colorado

Colorado Steams Ahead On Outside Cannabis Investment

A second stakeholder meeting focused on the scope of potential investors, mandatory disclosure of financial records, and divestiture of bad actors.

California

California Cannabis Charter Bank Bill Gains Traction

State Senator Bob Hertzberg, who worked alongside state Treasurer Fiona Ma, described the bill as “an interim bridge . . . not too complex,” and better than “a cockamamie public bank.”

California

California’s Cannabis Party Bus Bill Inches Forward

As cannabis tourism is on the rise across the US, lawmakers in the nation's most populous state aim to set some ground rules.

Business

At LA Cannabis Conference, Investors Talk Canopy, Acreage, and the Double-Edged Sword of Prohibition

Since California legalized, the US has seen an “incredible explosion of interest in the sector—not just from Canadian investors, but from investors around the world,” the CEO of Canadian Securities Exchange said.

Business, California

Report: Los Angeles Social Equity Program Misses Mark

Minority Cannabis Business Association says the city’s position as one of the largest cannabis markets means its “programs and market rollouts will likely be adopted by others in the industry.”

Luxembourg

Q&A: How Luxembourg Is Preparing for Legalization

Officials have conducted cannabis “study visits” to the Netherlands, Portugal and Canada.

Global

EU Monitoring Agency Releases Report on Cannabis, Calls for Increased Surveillance

Officials are particularly concerned about rise in product potency.

Business

“Sort of a Land Grab”: Intellectual Property in the Cannabis Space

The landscape of cannabis patents and trademarks is shifting, and hemp legalization via the Farm Bill adds a new wrinkle.

California

California Regulators Unveil Campaign to Curb Illicit Cannabis Market

At an industry summit in Los Angeles, California’s top cannabis regulators came together to discuss the state’s plans to prop up licensed operators, banking and tax hurdles, and social equity programs.