On Tuesday, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission plans to announce the state’s first five groups that will be allowed to legally grow medical cannabis.
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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.
LANSING, Mich., Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) reminded prospective medical marihuana license applicants today that the deadline for applicants currently operating with local approval is February 15th.
In California, officials with the city of Oakland have been working for more than a year to create and implement the city’s Dispensary Equity Permit Program, and with the winners of Oakland dispensary licenses having been announced, the fruits of their labor are being realized.
OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 31, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The City of Oakland held a public drawing today to select qualified individuals and businesses to be eligible for four (4) new cannabis dispensary permits made available specifically to equity applicants. Those selected were Alphonso T. Blunt Jr., Marshall Crosby, Rickey McCullough, and Zhongzhang Yan.
San Diego now has 13 stores with licenses to sell recreational and medical marijuana. That’s more than most cities in California. But it’s nowhere near what some say is necessary to meet the city’s demand for marijuana.
The largest U.S. auto-dealer chain has lightened up on lighting up. AutoNation Inc. no longer refuses to hire job applicants who test positive for marijuana in drug screenings.
On Dec. 29, 2017, a Florida judge ordered the state health department to halt the issuance of a medical marijuana cultivation license intended for a member of the Florida chapter of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Manitoba government is beginning the next step in establishing a hybrid system for the distribution and retail of legal cannabis by evaluating proposals from applicants seeking to operate retail locations, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today.
The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released information today to inform and advise patients regarding the registration process for acquiring a registry identification card for the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program.
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis program has officially launched its online licensing system and is now accepting applications for temporary commercial cannabis licenses for cultivators, nurseries and processors.
The Cannabis Control Commission plans to grant priority review to license applicants who have lived in areas with high rates of marijuana-related arrests.
The revamped Michigan medical marijuana market is beginning to take shape. On Dec. 4, 2017, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs officially released the rules that govern the state’s medical marijuana program.
On Dec. 4, 2017, California’s Sonoma County announced that it had awarded its first cannabis business permit to Fiddlers Green, a Sonoma County medical cannabis cultivator.
The competition to become one of Ohio’s licensed medical marijuana dispensaries is starting to heat up. On Nov. 20, 2017, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced that it had received 370 applications for the state’s 57 available medical marijuana dispensary licenses.
On Oct. 23, 2017, the Maine House of Representatives and Senate voted in a special session to approve LR 2395, a bill that would rewrite the Marijuana Legalization Act and pave the way for recreational marijuana sales. The measure will now go to the desk of Gov. Paul LePage, where it faces an uncertain future.
On Oct. 19, 2017, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program and the Department of Commerce announced that the application for prospective cannabis processors is now available, with the application period running from Dec. 4 to Dec. 15.
Business owners hoping to enter into Michigan’s medical cannabis industry will likely need a large amount of start-up capital in order to become licensed.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – With ganja being the hot topic around the world, it is no doubt that Jamaica is expected to be at the front of the line to reap rewards.
On Sept. 22, 2017, Ohio closed the application period for public colleges interested in applying for a license to test Ohio medical marijuana. According to Cincinnati.com, only two public colleges submitted applications: Central State University and Hocking College.
On Sept. 20, 2017, Florida health officials unveiled an emergency rule that outlines new standards for the Florida medical marijuana application process.
On Sept. 19, 2017, the Buckeye State took a critical step forward for its Medical Marijuana Control Program by releasing the application for Ohio medical marijuana dispensary licenses.
On Sept. 18, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. CT, the Natural State closed the application window for cultivators and distributors seeking Arkansas medical cannabis licenses. The Department of Finance and Administration received a total of 322 applications, with roughly 200 coming in on the last day to apply.
Louisiana State University has selected its medical marijuana vendor and now LSU Health Shreveport is ready to prepare for Louisiana medical marijuana research.
On Aug. 31, 2017, the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records ordered the state health department to reveal the names of members belonging to a secret medical marijuana panel that scored the applications of prospective medical marijuana licensees.
On Aug. 21, 2017, a member of Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Licensing Board introduced a proposal that would effectively shut down all Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries.
On Aug. 22, 2017, the Michigan Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation announced that it has created five workgroups for the Michigan medical cannabis program and is in need of stakeholders to participate in them to provide input on the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.
With cultivation and dispensary applicants navigating the application process for the Natural State’s medical marijuana program, a new association has formed to act as the voice for the Arkansas medical marijuana industry.
After news of possible connections between experts hired to evaluate marijuana business applications and the applicants, Maryland marijuana officials are investigating potential conflicts of interest.
On July 11, 2017, state health officials revealed a tentative timeline for the roll out of the North Dakota medical marijuana program.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Department of Commerce has finished accepting applications for Level I and Level II Cultivator licenses. Level I cultivators will be permitted to operate an initial marijuana cultivation area up to 25,000 square feet. Level II cultivators will be permitted to operate an initial marijuana cultivation area of 3,000 square feet. Licensees may submit an expansion request pursuant to the cultivator rules.
The head of the U.S. Secret Service is easing restrictions on past marijuana use by prospective recruits in an attempt to boost the ranks of the agency.
With Wednesday, May 31, 2017, being the last day to submit recreational marijuana license applications for Nevada’s early-start program, the state has already started adding up the number of applications it has received.
OTTAWA, Ontario, May 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Health Canada is introducing several improvements to its medical cannabis program that aim to streamline the application process for issuing production licenses and enable increased production under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).
On April 27, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health provided an update on its medical marijuana program, announcing that it has currently received over 500 medical marijuana applications from prospective growers, processors and dispensaries.
On March 13, 2017, the Ohio Department of Commerce announced that it is in search of a contractor with experience in the legal marijuana industry to create a rubric to score applicants for medical marijuana business licenses.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Ohio Department of Commerce is looking for expertise and is requesting information around the development of a scoring system (“Rubric”) and application review process for the evaluation of applicants for licenses to cultivate medical marijuana, to process medical marijuana, and to function as a testing laboratory for medical marijuana.
On Jan. 18, 2017, Guam’s medical cannabis license applications were made available at the Department of Public Health and Social Services’ main office in Mangilao.
On Dec. 27, 2016, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission approved a $15,000 fee per cultivation application, with rejected applications to be refunded half of the application fee.
On Dec. 22, 2016, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission voted for prospective cultivators to participate in a merit-based licensing system instead of a lottery.
Initiative 300, a ballot initiative legalizing the social use of marijuana at certain businesses in Denver, Colorado, has been passed.
On Nov. 2, 2016, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee released the draft rules for would-be medical marijuana cultivators. If approved, Ohio would have one of the most expensive medical marijuana licensing fees in the country.
On Oct. 30, 2016, Sussan Ley, Australia’s Minister for Health, announced that the application window is now open for those businesses interested in applying for medical marijuana cultivation, manufacturing or research licenses.
On Oct. 17, 2016, Daniel Peterson started his job as Santa Cruz County’s first Cannabis Licensing Manager, overseeing the legitimization of the county’s cannabis industry.
A Florida nursery is attempting to persuade an administrative law judge that it deserves a license to sell medical marijuana over another applicant that received a license instead.
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 27, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Department of Consumer Protection will begin accepting applications for Medical Marijuana research proposals on October 1, 2016.
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 26, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — As the Oregon Liquor Control Commission readies to license Recreational Marijuana retailers, the OLCC and Metrc®, the State of Oregon’s Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) provider, are providing a series of retailer specific CTS trainings across Oregon.
BALTIMORE, Aug. 24, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission is releasing the 1 through 20 Grower and 1 through 30 Processor names with their Commission rankings.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Philadelphia based cannabis business accelerator, Greenhouse Ventures, LLC, brings on Lindy Snider, daughter of late Comcast Spectacor chairman Ed Snider, as its lead advisor.
The personal bank accounts of several Alaskan marijuana license applicants have been closed due to their association with the legal marijuana industry.