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Week in Review: Cannabis merger goes up in…

MedMen and PharmaCann scrap their planned merger, state and federal officials act against marijuana vaping, Maine moves toward the launch of recreational MJ sales by the spring – and more of the week’s top cannabis…

Final draft of Mexico’s bill to legalize cannabis…

The Mexican Senate’s parliamentary commissions of justice, health and legislative study had a special joint meeting to provide updates on the upcoming legalization of marijuana. During the meeting, Senator Julio Ramón Menchaca Salazar, president of the Justice…

Deal Watch: Cannabis M&A deals slow in September

The breakneck pace of completed mergers and acquisitions in the marijuana industry may be coming to an end. Deal activity was down significantly in September versus a year ago – only 16 this year compared…

Oregon bans flavored marijuana vaping products for six…

(This story has been updated to include additional information from Oregon authorities about where people who have become ill or died from vaporizer-related illnesses in the state bought products – including from licensed cannabis stores.)…

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Four Payroll Best Practices for Cannabis Companies

Among the myriad business challenges facing cannabis companies, processing payroll ranks right up there. On top of the industry’s overarching banking and regulatory hurdles—not to mention prohibitive tax liability—its varied, sometimes unconventional pay models can…