MJIC Inc. has added five new companies to the U.S. Marijuana Index as a result of its quarterly rebalancing. In order for a company to be in the index, they have to have a weighted average minimum market capitalization of $30 million, daily trading volume of $600,000 and a share price that is at least 10 cents. Companies with over $5 million in revenue per year are exempt from these requirements.
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has been on a mission to ensure state-legal cannabis businesses have commercial insurance coverage and with his announcement of the first California cannabis surety bond program on Feb. 21, 2018, he continues to make progress.
More strife is on the horizon for Ohio’s troubled medical cannabis program. On Feb. 20, 2018, a group of unsuccessful medical cannabis applicants, led by Jimmy Gould of CannAscend Ohio LLC, filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s medical cannabis licensing process.
While the province of Newfoundland and Labrador has its key policies in place for recreational legalization and has secured a supply agreement with Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED) to provide cannabis for the province, it is now ready to hear from prospective cannabis retailers.