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.
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State licensing rules won’t determine who gets rich in the green rush, but they will determine who won’t. Making the rules is a process that involves balancing policy objectives and weighing the interests of consumers, investors, businesses and the state.
The success of Washington’s legal marijuana market can be considered iffy at best. Between high prices, low supply and licenses handed out by lottery, Washington is having a hard time getting into the swing of things.
A Florida judge has thrown out a set of rules proposed by the state Department of Health regarding medical marijuana.
Millions of Florida residents waiting to receive non-euphoric medical marijuana may have to wait a little longer. Costa Farms, a Miami-based nursery, has filed a legal challenge to the newly developed rules regarding the roll-out of the non-euphoric strain of medical marijuana, dubbed Charlotte’s Webb.
On July 1, 2014, whether you knew it or not, the cannabis market in Colorado changed overnight. Expect to see a new wave of Colorado cannabis shops opening up, more jobs being created, and the market becoming even more competitive.