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Assembly Wants Alaska Marijuana Control Board to Allow Onsite Consumption

Assembly Wants Alaska Marijuana Control Board to Allow Onsite Consumption

Assembly Wants Alaska Marijuana Control Board to Allow Onsite Consumption

On July 11, 2017, members of the Anchorage Assembly voted and approved a resolution to ask the Alaska Marijuana Control Board to support onsite consumption for locals and visiting tourists.

Arizona Medical Marijuana Merger Creates State's Largest Operator

Arizona Medical Marijuana Merger Creates State’s Largest Operator

A recent Arizona medical marijuana merger has enabled a national marijuana company to become the largest operator in the Grand Canyon State. On July 11, 2017, Harvest merged with Modern Flower, a local cultivator, making Harvest the greatest license-holder for medical cannabis dispensaries and cultivation facilities in the state.

86 Percent of NYPD Marijuana Possession Arrests Affect Black and Latino New Yorkers

86 Percent of NYPD Marijuana Possession Arrests Affect Black and Latino New Yorkers

On July 11, 2017, the Drug Policy Alliance announced that a report it had commissioned by the Marijuana Arrest Research Project had been released, revealing that marijuana possession arrests under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s tenure are marked by a high rate of racial disparity.

Michigan Marijuana Campaign Reaches Significant Milestone

A Michigan marijuana campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in the state has reached a significant milestone. On July 10, 2017, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol announced that its petition to put legalization on the 2018 ballot had earned more than 100,000 signatures.

Puerto Rico Medical Cannabis Legalization Enacted by Governor

Puerto Rico Medical Cannabis Legalization Enacted by Governor

Puerto Rico medical cannabis legalization has become a legislative reality. On July 9, 2017, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares signed the Law to Improve the Study, Development and Research of Cannabis for Innovation, Applicable Norms and Limits, also known as MEDICINAL Law, to regulate medical cannabis on the Caribbean island.

Nevada Dispensaries on the Verge of Running Out of Marijuana

Nevada Dispensaries on the Verge of Running Out of Marijuana

After nearly a week of sales, Nevada dispensaries are on the verge of running out of marijuana. On July 7, 2017, it was announced that Gov. Brian Sandoval had endorsed a “statement of emergency” issued by the state Department of Taxation, giving the department the latitude to adopt emergency regulations aimed at fixing the marijuana shortage.

Betting on Pot in the Stock Market - Canadian Cannabis

Betting on Pot in the Stock Market

Since Justin Trudeau’s election, the Canadian cannabis space has seen significant growth both in public and private sectors. The industry is gearing up for its entry into the legal recreational cannabis market set to open up by July 1, 2018.

US Senators Urge Jeff Sessions to Reassure Industrial Hemp Industry

US Senators Pen Open Letter to Urge Jeff Sessions to Reassure Industrial Hemp Industry

With members of the industrial hemp industry facing unnecessary banking hurdles, several United States Senators have joined forces to urge the Department of Justice not to use funds to punish banks that do business with them.

Beyond The Marijuana Index: MJIC Inc CEO Talks Company's Desire To Be 'Amazon Of Weed'

Beyond The Marijuana Index: MJIC CEO Talks Company’s Desire To Be ‘Amazon Of Weed’

MJIC Inc., the company behind the much-discussed Marijuana Index*, tracks U.S. and Canada-traded weed stocks and has been used as the base for the main cannabis ETFs out there. However, the media seems to have emphasized only one of the company’s multiple business segments.

Marijuana Index Dips 3% in June as Canadian Stocks Continue to Decline

Marijuana Index Dips 3% in June as Canadian Stocks Continue to Decline

The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the U.S. and Canada, decreased 3% in June as continued losses in Canada closed out the Index’s second worst performing quarter since its inception in January 2015.

These Are the First Two Recipients of Colorado Cannabis Transporter Licenses

These Are the First Two Recipients of Colorado Cannabis Transporter Licenses

On June 10, 2016, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 16-1211 into law, creating Colorado cannabis transporter licenses for medical and recreational cannabis transporters. With the new law requiring transporters to be licensed by July 1, 2017, the state has already issued one medical transporter license and two recreational cannabis transporter licenses.

John Morgan Suing the State of Florida Over Medical Cannabis Smoking Ban

John Morgan Suing the State of Florida Over Medical Cannabis Smoking Ban

Orlando trial attorney John Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Florida over the state’s ban on medical cannabis smoking. As the chief financier of the push to legalize medical cannabis in Florida, Morgan has long threatened to sue the state if the legislature banned medical cannabis smoking.

DC Slated to Give Licensing Preference to Minority Owned Cannabis Businesses

DC Slated to Give Licensing Preference to Minority Owned Cannabis Businesses

The Washington D.C. city council has advanced emergency legislation that would grant licensing preference to local and minority owned cannabis businesses applying for a medical marijuana license.

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Cannabis Growers Brace for Proposed Limits on Chemicals in Crop Sprays

The laid-back days when marijuana growers could spray crops with chemicals without fear of consequences are just about over as California prepares to deploy a strict new testing regimen, but the proposed regulations have sparked debate over claims they’ll force many pot merchants out of business.

Las Vegas Marijuana Dispensaries Gear Up for Extra Business

Las Vegas Marijuana Dispensaries Gear Up for Extra Business

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas are now selling pot to anyone who can prove they are over the age of 21. The measure to legalize marijuana was approved by Nevada voters last November, and now for the first time, a torrent of Fourth of July tourists will be able to enjoy them – with some restrictions

Sonoma County Medical Marijuana Business Applications Available July 5

Sonoma County Medical Marijuana Business Applications Accepted July 5

In California, Sonoma County workers have been busy preparing for the expected rush of business owners waiting at the county’s door on July 5, 2017. Starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sonoma County medical marijuana business applications will be accepted at departments throughout the county.

Legislative Conference Committee Stalls on Massachusetts Marijuana Bill

Legislative Conference Committee Stalls on Massachusetts Marijuana Bill

he Massachusetts House and Senate continue to be at odds over how to regulate recreational marijuana. On June 30, 2017, a six-member conference committee comprised of both House and Senate leadership announced that although it had missed its self-imposed deadline to come to an agreement, it would continue negotiations after the Fourth of July holiday.

Pennsylvania Awards Medical Marijuana Dispensary Permits for the First Time

Pennsylvania Awards Medical Marijuana Dispensary Permits for the First Time

Pennsylvania medical marijuana program has taken a critical step forward by granting its first-ever medical marijuana dispensary permits.

Better Know a Marijuana Stock: MedReleaf Corp.

Better Know a Marijuana Stock: MedReleaf Corp.

MedReleaf is one of less than four dozen licensed producers and retailers of medical cannabis products in Canada. The company was founded just four years ago, and it focuses on supplying dried cannabis, cannabis oils, and cannabis oil capsules to qualified medical patients in Canada.

Nevada Recreational Marijuana Gets Green Light for Sales on July 1

Nevada Recreational Marijuana Greenlit for Sales on July 1

The partygoers of Sin City will soon be given the opportunity to indulge in recreational marijuana this Saturday. On July 1, 2017, Nevada recreational marijuana sales will commence as dispensaries will have the green light to sell to adults.

Massachusetts Lawmakers May Compromise on Recreational Cannabis Taxes

Massachusetts Lawmakers May Compromise on Recreational Cannabis Taxes

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stanley Rosenberg are confident that the House and Senate can come to an agreement on recreational cannabis taxes before their self-imposed deadline of June 30, 2017.


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