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Howard Sykes

Howard Sykes
Howard Sykes is a freelance writer from Arizona. His work covers a wide range of subjects, from emerging technologies to legal and regulatory matters relevant to the cannabis industry.
US Reschedules Cannabis

It’s Official: DOJ Proposes Rescheduling Cannabis

WASHINGTON – It’s official: On Thursday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) proposed moving cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule III under the Controlled Substances...
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Reform: Our Industry’s Great Divide

When Joseph R. Biden delivered the State of the Union address in March, he became the first United States president to use the word...
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Slow but Significant Progress: Update on 3 Catalyst Cannabis Lawsuits

LOS ANGELES – As the saying goes, “the wheels of justice grind slowly, but they do grind.” While the saying is usually applied to...
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DPA: Rescheduling Is a Half-Step ‘Our Communities Cannot Accept’

NEW YORK – A powerful nonprofit that works to reduce the harms of both drug use and prohibition opposes a potential reclassification of cannabis...

Hightimes, Adam Levin Settle with SEC Over Securities Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON – Financially troubled Hightimes Holding Corporation, publisher of iconic High Times magazine, has agreed to pay the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) more...
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What’s Your Ideal Retail Tech Stack?

In the increasingly competitive retail sector, constructing the right dispensary tech stack is mission-critical. Your dispensary’s technical infrastructure, along with data management and use,...
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As the Lawsuits Turn: A Tale of Two Catalyst Cannabis Cases

Et tu, counselor? That might have been the thought running through the mind of Elliot Lewis, chief executive officer of Catalyst Cannabis, when he filed...
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Glass House Responds to “Black Marketeer” Allegations with Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES – A dispute between California cannabis competitors has resulted in dueling lawsuits containing extraordinary allegations of black marketeering and reckless disregard for...