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Report: Few California Cannabis Growers Getting Licenses

Report: Few California Cannabis Growers Getting Licenses

Report: Few California Cannabis Growers Getting Licenses

More than a month after California’s regulation of marijuana began, only a small number of the tens of thousands of cannabis growers have joined the system.

Canada's Alberta Sets Out Rules for Recreational Pot Shops

Canada’s Alberta Sets Out Rules for Recreational Pot Shops

Alberta said on Friday recreational marijuana will be sold in licensed private retail stores to be overseen by a government regulator, as the energy-rich province unveiled its guidelines for pot just months before it is legalized in Canada.

Lawmakers Threaten Department of Health Funding After Medical Marijuana Delays in Florida

Lawmakers Threaten DOH Funding After Medical Marijuana Delays in Florida

Dr. Ahmed El-Haddad with Mari J MD Medical Marijuana says the rollout here in Florida has worked in some respects. It’s a system he says that still has a lot of room for improvement.

OLCC at Cannabis Collaborative Conference – Oregon and Washington Top Regulators Focus on Future

PORTLAND, Jan. 22, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The top regulators from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board will kick off the Cannabis Collaborative Conference with a discussion on the regulated cannabis system.

Vermont House Passes Bill to Make Marijuana Legal for Adults; Senate Expected to Concur

Vermont House Passes Bill to Make Marijuana Legal for Adults; Senate Expected to Concur

MONTPELIER, Jan 4., 2018 /Weed Wire/ MONTPELIER — A Senate-approved bill that would make marijuana legal for adults in Vermont was passed by the Vermont House of Representatives on Thursday with minor amendments.

National Cannabis Industry Association Responds to Department of Justice’s Move to Rescind Marijuana Enforcement Guidelines

National Cannabis Industry Association Responds to Department of Justice’s Move to Rescind Marijuana Enforcement Guidelines

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Today, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice has rescinded the “Cole Memo” and two additional memos related to marijuana enforcement policy. These memos, issued in 2013 and 2014, have helped to clarify the Department’s response to state-legal cannabis activity.

Mexico to Legalize Marijuana-Based Product Sales Next Year

Mexico to Legalize Marijuana-Based Product Sales Next Year

Mexico will legalize sales of marijuana-based medicines, foods, drinks, cosmetics and other products early next year, its health regulator said on Wednesday, bringing some forms of cannabis into legal commerce even as the country struggles with the illicit drug trade.

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Matt Flynn Comes Out in Favor of Legalizing Marijuana

MILWAUKEE, Wisc., Nov. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn today announced that he supports the legalization of marijuana in Wisconsin. However, he made clear he would only push for it as governor if a majority of Wisconsinites approve.

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Government of Canada Announces Consultation on Proposed Excise Duty Framework for Cannabis Products

OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Department of Finance Canada today published for consultation a proposed excise duty framework for cannabis products. The proposed level of taxation is intended to keep prices low to eliminate the black market, as discussed at the Finance Ministers Meeting last June.

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New Frontier Data Partners with Simplifya

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — New Frontier Data, the leading provider of data, analytics and business intelligence in the cannabis industry, has partnered with Simplifya, a recently launched cannabis legal compliance software solution provider, offering one of the most technologically sophisticated platforms to enter the industry yet.

Back to the Drawing Board: Maine House Fails to Overcome Governor's Veto

Back to the Drawing Board: Maine House Fails to Overcome Governor’s Veto

It’s back to the drawing board for Maine legislators. On Nov. 6, 2017, the Maine House of Representatives fell 17 votes short of overriding Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of LD 1650, a bill regulating the state’s recreational market.

Montana Medical Cannabis Providers' Tax Deadline Approaching

Tax Deadline Approaching for Montana Medical Cannabis Providers

Montana medical cannabis providers have until Oct. 15, 2017, to file and pay their taxes for sales made in July, August and September. This represents the first time the state’s Department of Revenue has collected taxes on medical cannabis sales.

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MCK to Deliver Position Paper on Regulation of Cannabis to Quebec

Kahnawake, QUEBEC, Sept. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that it’s Position Paper on the Regulation of Cannabis in Quebec will be delivered to a consultation hearing being held in Quebec City tomorrow (Friday) morning.

Cultivation and Cannabis in California Counties

Cultivation and Cannabis in California Counties

Northern California counties are on the front lines of cannabis regulation. In this video, County Supervisors from in and around the area share their best advice on how to move forward in regulating this newly legal industry. Cannabis growers also weigh in on the importance of collaboration and working with local government to craft an ordinance that works for everyone.

LARA to Inform Medical Marihuana Licensing Board Regarding Existing Facilities, License Fees

LARA to Inform Medical Marihuana Licensing Board Regarding Existing Facilities, License Fees

At a meeting of the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board later today, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) will inform the board members regarding several oversight issues and the implementation of the regulatory framework for the new Medical Marihuana Facility Licensing Act (MMFLA). LARA, in consultation with the board, has sole authority to promulgate rules and emergency rules as necessary to implement, administer, and enforce the MMFLA.

Vermont Governor Launches Marijuana Advisory Commission

Vermont Governor Launches Marijuana Advisory Commission

On Sept. 7, 2017, Gov. Phil Scott signed Executive Order 15-17, officially launching the Vermont Marijuana Advisory Commission. The commission will explore several options concerning how to successfully legalize recreational marijuana in the state.

Pennsylvania auditor general says it's time to legalize marijuana

Pennsylvania Auditor General Says It’s Time to Legalize Marijuana

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale believes legalizing and regulating recreational marijuana could be an antidote to the state’s budget woes.

Governor Baker Appoints Senator Jennifer Flanagan to Cannabis Control Commission

BOSTON, Aug. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Charlie Baker today named Massachusetts State Senator Jennifer L. Flanagan as the gubernatorial appointee to the five-member Cannabis Control Commission, charged with regulating both the adult use and medical marijuana industries.

Ready or Not, Maryland Marijuana Firms Face Big Deadline

Ready or Not, Maryland Marijuana Firms Face Big Deadline

Maryland’s beleaguered medical marijuana industry faces a critical deadline Monday, when companies the state has selected to grow the plant are required to be operational.

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Southern California Coalition Issues Statement on Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s Appointment of Cat Packer as Executive Director of the Newly-Established Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Southern California Coalition (SCC), the largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization located in the world’s largest cannabis marketplace, Southern California, issued the following statement on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s appointment of Cat Packer as Executive Director of the newly-established Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation.

Top Trump Advisor Roger Stone on What Changed His Mind on Marijuana

Top Trump Advisor Roger Stone on What Changed His Mind on Marijuana

Roger Stone is a top Republican strategist, lobbyist, and longtime advisor to Donald Trump. He’s known for getting down and dirty in his lobbying, and in fact, is the subject of the popular Netflix documentary, Get Me Roger Stone, that explores the life and career of strategy and public policy. Recently however, Stone has had a change of heart on one hot-button issue in modern politics: Marijuana.

San Francisco Office of Cannabis to Regulate Recreational Marijuana Sales

San Francisco Office of Cannabis to Regulate Recreational Marijuana Sales

With legalized recreational marijuana sales fast approaching, San Francisco is set to create a new Office of Cannabis to handle cannabis permits and complaints and serve as a centralized resource for the public and businesses.

Nevada Marijuana Shortage Calls for Emergency Regulation

Nevada Marijuana Shortage Prompts Emergency Regs and Two Distribution Licenses

Tourists and locals alike flocked to Nevada dispensaries after the state greenlit the sale of recreational marijuana, but less than two weeks later dispensaries across the state are facing a major problem: a lack of marijuana. On July 13, 2017, an emergency regulation was approved in an effort to solve the Nevada marijuana shortage and keep businesses open.

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Delaware General Assembly Creates Task Force to Explore Regulating and Taxing Marijuana for Adult Use

DOVER, Del., July 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The General Assembly passed a concurrent resolution Saturday morning to create a task force that will study regulating and taxing marijuana for adult use in Delaware.

New California Bill Would Allow County Fair Vendors To Sell Marijuana

New California Bill Would Allow County Fair Vendors To Sell Marijuana

A new California bill making its way through state legislation would allow county fair vendors to sell pot alongside the corn dogs and cotton candy.

Toronto's Mayor Calls for Continued Crackdown on Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries

Toronto Mayor Calls for Continued Crackdown on Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries

John Tory said Tuesday that he believes the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use should have been decriminalized “years ago,” but that Toronto police should continue to target illegal dispensaries across the city.

Florida Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Measure

Florida Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Measure

During a special session which wrapped up on June 9, the Florida legislature passed new rules for its medical marijuana measure. Florida will have more than double the current amount of medical marijuana operators in the state under a proposal approved by lawmakers.

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Albany Press Conference: New York State Legislators Renew Push for Marijuana Legalization

ALBANY, New York, June 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, a coalition of community advocates led by Drug Policy Alliance will join Senator Liz Krueger (New York) and Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes (Buffalo) to announce reintroduction of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA, S.3040A/A.3506A), a bill that would establish a legal market for marijuana in New York.

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Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation to Hold Public Regulation Hearing in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES June 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (Bureau) will hold its second public regulation hearing in Los Angeles to receive comments regarding the recent release of the bureau’s proposed medical cannabis regulations.

Proposed Connecticut Budget Bill Adds Cannabis Legalization

Proposed Connecticut Budget Bill Adds Cannabis Legalization

In a Connecticut budget bill introduced on May 16, 2017, Democrats included legalizing, regulating and taxing recreational marijuana. According to the Marijuana Policy Project, the proposal would allow adults 21 and older to buy marijuana from dispensaries.

Group Gathers at Texas State Capitol to Push for MMJ Legislation

Group Gathers at Texas State Capitol to Push for MMJ Legislation

Patients, caregivers and advocates are hoping to keep HB 2107 alive by gathering at the Texas State Capitol. They are urging members of the House Calendars Committee to schedule a vote on the bill, which would patients suffering from more than 22 conditions including cancer, HIV, Crohn’s Disease and PTSD to use medicinal marijuana.


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