John Schroyer
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John Schroyer

A Sacramento-based journalist, John had focused on Colorado politics for most of his career, which included covering the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. In 2012, he covered the Amendment 64 campaign to legalize recreational marijuana for The Colorado Springs Gazette. As then-video editor for The Gazette, he was on hand for the first-ever legal recreational marijuana sale in Denver on Jan. 1, 2014. He’s been writing about the cannabis industry since joining Marijuana Business Daily over the summer of 2014.


CBD sales begin in Texas’ restrictive industry

Texas now has at least one registered CBD patient. According to a news release, Cansortium Texas – which does business as Knox Medical in the town of Schulenburg – made its first actual sale on Thursday to the family of a 6-year-old girl with intractable epilepsy. “The wait for medical cannabis is finally over,” Knox […]

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Minnesota tribe entering the hemp business

At least one Native American tribe – on the White Earth reservation in northwestern Minnesota – has decided to take a leap and get into the hemp business. The tribe has spent $100,000 on just a few acres of the crop, according to Minnesota Public Radio, but is hoping the return on its investment will […]

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New Colorado law allows hemp farmers to use federal water

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a bill that will allow hemp farmers in the state to use water from federal reservoirs. The measure, Senate Bill 117, asserts that Colorado hemp farmers be permitted to use federal reservoir water if they’re registered with the state to grow hemp, even though the crop remains illegal […]

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Kentucky hemp program taking cultivation applications

Want to grow hemp? Kentucky might be a solid bet – especially because it’s among the nation’s largest hemp crops, one that is expanding. The state’s Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications from anyone interested in participating in the 2017 hemp-growing pilot program, which will likely result in thousands of acres being planted, if […]

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Washington MJ company sets sights on Kroger, other mainstream retailers

By John Schroyer A Washington State marijuana entrepreneur may be close to getting her low-THC cannabis-based health and beauty product line on the shelves of retail titans such as Kroger-owned grocery stores. If successful, the development would further push cannabis-based products into the mainstream retail world.

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Uruguayan Cannabis Company Betting on Hemp

Uruguay made history nearly three years ago when it became the first modern country to legalize recreational marijuana at the federal level. But given how difficult the country’s industry rollout has been, at least one Uruguayan cannabis producer is shifting its sights to marijuana’s non-psychoactive cousin: hemp. International Cannabis Corp., one of only two licensed […]

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New York growing hemp for first time in 80 years

Madison County, just east of Syracuse, New York, is home to the first legal industrial hemp crop in the state in 80 years. And thanks to a bill signed into law on Friday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the cultivators will be allowed to sell it under an existing pilot program, according to the Journal News. […]

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Medical Marijuana Inc. partners with CannaNative on CBD product

California-based Medical Marijuana Inc. and Native American company CannaNative have put together a hemp-derived CBD product line to be sold on tribal lands. The companies said in a news release Monday that Medical Marijuana Inc. and its HempMeds subsidiary will produce the product line, which will be sold under the CannaNative brand. It will be offered […]

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Missouri AG Sues Four Retailers Over CBD Oil

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has filed suit against a quartet of retailers for selling hemp-derived CBD oil, charging they don’t have licenses. Koster has been seeking to shut down upwards of 30 unlicensed CBD retailers in the state, according to the Associated Press. All but four shops voluntarily shut down after receiving written warnings in […]

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SD Tribe Consultants Charged With Marijuana Crimes

A pair of Colorado-based consultants who had previously been contracted to help a South Dakota tribe start a marijuana resort on Native American land have been charged with state narcotics crimes, and the tribe itself has decided to instead grow vegetables such as tomatoes. The incident underscores how tribal interests in marijuana have cooled since a […]

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Pennsylvania Gov Signs Industrial Hemp Law

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has put his signature on a law that could restart his state’s hemp industry. The new law, while it doesn’t immediately authorize commercial hemp production, could lead to “large scale production,” according to WITF. The law authorizes the state Agriculture Department and institutions of higher education to begin cultivating hemp for […]

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One of Two Missouri CBD Dispensaries Open for Business

One of two licensed Missouri businesses legally allowed to grow and dispense CBD is now open and has been serving patients for about two months. BeLeaf is growing and dispensing a high-CBD strain of industrial hemp called Noah’s Releaf imported from California. It so far has about 20 customers from across the state that range […]

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