“I strongly believe that the board must be reconstituted to ensure that the interests of the shareholders are appropriately represented,” Dietrich wrote in the SEC filing.
Alicia Wallace joined The Cannabist in July 2016, covering national marijuana policy and business. In her 14 years as a business news reporter, her coverage has spanned topics such as the economy, natural foods, airlines, biotech, retail, technology, craft beer and real estate. She serves as a contributor to the Denver Post's beer industry coverage.
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New CEO Scott Kveton expressed optimism that the company would be able to continue operating beyond the current quarter during a conference call with investors.
“Our current tax code puts thousands of legal marijuana businesses throughout Colorado at a disadvantage by treating them differently than other businesses,” said Gardner
The company will need to raise at least $2.5 million by year’s end to continue to fund operations, officials disclosed in a regulatory filing made Tuesday with the SEC.
Colorado marijuana shops sold a little more than $136.6 million in flower, edibles, concentrates and accessories for September 2017, according to The Cannabist’s calculations on state tax statistics.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration this week will formalize its production quotas of drugs and substances utilized for medical, scientific and research purposes.
GW Pharmaceuticals, a.k.a. Greenwich Biosciences, has submitted to the FDA a New Drug Application for Epidiolex, a cannabis-based epilepsy drug with CBD.
Colorado aims to establish a state law enforcement unit dedicated to investigating and, ideally, eradicating illegal marijuana grow operations that have cropped up throughout the state.
Four firms that make CBD products, including CW Hemp, known for “Charlotte’s Web,” were warned by the FDA for illegally making unsubstantiated health claims.
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Americans’ support for marijuana legalization has reached a new high, the latest Gallup poll shows, with 64 percent of adult respondents agreeing it should be legal.
Nevada marijuana shops sold more than $33 million in recreational cannabis products in August 2017, the state’s second month of adult-use sales, according to The Cannabist’s calculations on tax data provided by a state official during a visit to Colorado last week.
MassRoots Inc. went through a massive transition this week. In a span of two days, the Denver-based marijuana tech and social media firm no longer had its founder at the helm and no longer had an acquisition valued at $12 million on the docket.
The U.S. Hemp Roundtable, an alliance of national trade groups and businesses, seeks to hammer home message that industrial hemp should be an agricultural commodity, not a controlled substance.
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The growing natural foods chain with roots in Boulder, is now selling CBD-rich hemp extract products at its stores across the nation. “We’re not afraid to be disruptive and pave the path and be pioneers.”
As CBD drug Epidiolex moves through FDA’s approval pipeline, the GW Pharmaceuticals product developed for treating certain types of epilepsy is watched cautiously by the hemp industry and optimistically by the medical community.
The Gorilla Glue Co. and GG Strains LLC reached a settlement in the trademark infringement case over the naming of strains such as “Gorilla Glue #4.”
CW Hemp announced early Thursday its hemp-derived extracts were available on Target.com, but later in the day, the products were no longer to be found on the retailer’s website.
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Denver once again will play both host and marijuana authority to policy makers from around the globe seeking to learn the nuts and bolts of cannabis legalization.
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Tech company Eaze and others are banking on marijuana delivery expanding at “explosive” rate in California as state prepares for recreational sales.
Eaze, a San Francisco-based firm that developed software to facilitate marijuana delivery sales, has hauled in $27 million in investment capital.
The Cannabist’s calculations for July show nearly $137 million in sales, $101.1 million of which were recreational products.
A gathering of Colorado utilities officials centered around the massive power draw of indoor marijuana cultivation and issues with illegal grows.
Existing federal protections for medical marijuana states are expected to continue through at least Dec. 8.
Canada intends to commit upward of a quarter-billion dollars to deter drug-impaired driving and diversion in preparing for national cannabis legalization.
A federal legislative committee could soon determine the fate of several proposals to protect existing and future state marijuana laws, businesses and research.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Florida, has proposed an appropriations amendment to provide safe harbor for medical marijuana research in the majority of U.S. states.
The lawn-and-garden giant’s sale of international operations allows the firm to focus on ambitions in hydroponics, an ancillary sector of the cannabis industry.
If he had to do it all over again, Colorado’s former marijuana czar Andrew Freedman would approach cannabis legalization by seeking out loads of data.
Promoting cannabis as a safer alternative to alcohol was a tenet of the marijuana legalization movements in Colorado and other states. Early data indicate that attitude continues when people get behind the wheel.
Colorado was the last of the four legal marijuana states to reply to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ July 24 letters questioning each state’s respective regulatory regimes, however the response from the state that served as a trailblazer of recreational cannabis was the most comprehensive.
Colorado’s marijuana regulatory system is a model for other states, and the fledgling program could become even more robust with the federal government’s support, the state’s governor and top law enforcement officer said in a letter sent Thursday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter Wednesday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressing concern about a reported move by the Justice Department to halt marijuana research.
MassRoots Inc., a Denver-based marijuana tech and social media firm, plans to snap up web-based rules and regulations company CannaRegs Ltd.
As Wyoming prepares for a massive influx of visitors for the coming eclipse, Colorado’s neighbor to the north welcomes the migration — minus marijuana.
Cannabis sales through June 2017 are up 25.7 percent compared with the first half of 2016, The Cannabist’s calculations show.
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The Drug Enforcement Administration intends to decrease the amount of marijuana it allocates for federally approved research in 2018.
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