Entrepreneurs hoping to open medical cannabis dispensaries in Detroit, Michigan, will have to put their plans on hold for the time being. On Feb. 13, 2018, the Detroit City Council voted to impose a 180-day moratorium on new medical cannabis licenses and permits.
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WOODLAND, Calif., Jan. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Yolo County has been conducting community meetings to receive input regarding a zoning ordinance for licensed medical marijuana cultivation in the unincorporated areas of the county.
SANTA ROSA, Calif., Dec. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The County of Sonoma has issued the first Cannabis Cultivation Permit on Monday, December 4. Shannon and Cameron Hattan, co-founders of Fiddlers Greens, were issued a Zoning Permit from the Department of Ag Weights and Measures which allows up to 10,000 square feet of outdoor medical cannabis cultivation on their property outside of Sebastopol.
Phil Matier talks with state senator Scott Wiener (D-S.F.) about the competing city and state politics around recreational pot use on Matier in the Morning.
On Nov. 7, 2017, voters in the Motor City overwhelmingly voted to approve two Detroit medical marijuana ordinances that peel back restrictions on medical marijuana businesses operating within city limits.
Prospective Cleveland medical marijuana businesses may have to start looking outside of Forest City if they hope to have a chance for business progress and prosperity.
Three years after Alaska residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana, some Alaskan towns were still mulling whether to ban commercial cultivation and retail sales of the drug.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Canna-Hub, a California-based real estate development and property management Company for the cannabis industry, today announced its innovative cannabis real estate development business model to help current and prospective cannabis licensees secure properly zoned property for their cannabis businesses in California.
MENDOCINO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On August 8, 2017, the County of Mendocino Board of Supervisors directed county staff to streamline the cannabis compliance permitting process.
A political storm is brewing in the City of Brotherly Love over the location of a medical marijuana dispensary. A cadre of state and local politicians have rallied together in an attempt to stop the opening of TerraVida Holistic Centers, a Philadelphia medical marijuana dispensary.
While Los Angeles County cannabis regulations have yet to be developed, the county is ready to gain insight from its residents on a range of issues that need to be addressed to regulate cannabis in its unincorporated areas.
The city of Orlando has delayed a vote on whether or not to ban new medical marijuana retail outlets.
SANTA ROSA, Calif., June 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The County of Sonoma will begin accepting permit applications for commercial and medical cannabis businesses on Wednesday July 5, 2017. In anticipation of an increase in customers on July 5, the Permit Center will have additional staffing and processes in place to serve the cannabis customers and to limit the impact on existing Permit Sonoma (Permit and Resource Management Department) customers. The Permit Center will also extend public hours on July 5, operating from 8am to 4pm (previously 10:30 to 4).
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.
In the span of two days, the City of Los Angeles has taken three important steps toward regulating its legal cannabis market—issuing a cannabis dispensary map, draft commercial cannabis regulations and a proposed zoning ordinance.
In the Wolverine State, the city of Detroit is cracking down on illegal medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits.
Sonoma County, California, is taking a proactive step to help local medical cannabis stakeholders get up to speed on county requirements for zoning, permitting and compliance across the supply chain.
On April 4, 2017, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors adopted two ordinances to regulate medical cannabis cultivation and site locations in unincorporated areas of the county.
Arkansas lawmakers are once again working to amend the state’s medical marijuana laws. On Jan. 30, 2017, state lawmakers introduced a series of bills that would alter local control on banning and regulating licensed dispensaries as well as how patients could consume medical marijuana.
The marijuana industry is proving to be profitable for landlords, with businesses willing to pay premium rents. Conversely, it is also complex and has many details from a risk management standpoint.
On Dec. 13, 2016, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal to permit small-scale cannabis cultivation in rural residential zones.
On Dec. 9, 2016, the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission named the 102 recipients of Stage One dispensary license pre-approvals, concluding the state’s application process for growers, processors and dispensaries.
Now that Florida voters have allowed medical marijuana with the passage of Amendment 2, some cities have placed six-month or one-year moratoriums on medical marijuana shops. But a representative of NORML says those moratoriums will be illegal when Amendment 2 becomes law on Jan. 3, 2017.
A debate in Florida revealed the fault lines in public opinion as the state prepares to vote on Amendment 2, a ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana. The Oct. 18, 2016, debate in Orlando pitted Amendment 2 supporter John Morgan against drug-addiction expert Dr. Jessica Spencer, according to WTSP.com.
Santa Rosa has rolled out the welcome mat to the marijuana industry, and the first firm through the door is affiliated with none other than the godfather of ganja — Bob Marley.
Neighborhood push-back against a northeast Denver marijuana grow operation culminated Thursday in the city’s first-ever denial of a routine cultivation license renewal.
FAIRBANKS — On a warm, cloudless Memorial Day, Mike Emers surveyed his domain at Rosie Creek Farm. Emers has owned the family farm for 16 years, a spacious plot cut from the Interior Alaska wilderness.
NEW YORK, May 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Viridian Capital Advisors is pleased to announce two additional companies selected to present at our Florida cannabis investment conference on June 8, 2016 at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Hotel.
On April 25, 2016, the Denver City Council voted 7-5 to approve a measure that would place a cap on marijuana licenses.
On April 8, 2016, a lawsuit challenging Detroit’s new medical marijuana laws was dropped by the group of medical marijuana dispensaries that had filed the case. Under the new rules, medical marijuana dispensaries are barred from operating within 1,000 feet of a school, park, church or day care.
A proposal to be introduced in the Denver City Council Monday would cap the number of licenses for dispensaries and cultivators.
California’s new Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act has created a sandstorm of controversy surrounding local permitting.
On Feb. 9, 2016, the Anchorage Assembly met to discuss municipal regulations for legalized recreational cannabis businesses.
SightGlass plans to run a wholesale confections manufacturing facility that specializes in chocolates and artisan confections that have been infused with cannabis, with the final products to be distributed at retail stores in Oregon.
On Jan. 11, 2016, the Seattle City Council voted to relax the buffer zones around marijuana businesses in the city.
The Seattle City Council may change its marijuana zoning regulations to accommodate a potential increase of retail stores within the city’s limits.
OLYMPIA, Jan. 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Following six public hearings held throughout the state, the Liquor and Cannabis Board (Board) today voted to revise the draft rules to accommodate public input it received on its original draft rules.
As Maryland prepares to implement its medical marijuana program, questions about the new policy still persist among local and county officials in the state. At a recent Maryland Association of Counties meeting, one of the topics that received the most interest was the subject of zoning laws.
By now most people accept that the “Reefer Madness” depiction of marijuana is ludicrous, but many still question the medical safety of marijuana; and a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence only serves to stoke those fires.
CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — In the last year, the cannabis industry has risen to become the fastest growing industry in America. Unlike other new industries, the demand for cannabis and related products already exists, driving the sector’s rapid growth—making properties that can support these types of businesses all the more valuable.
CHICAGO, July 22, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — HerbFront Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of its newest investment property listing, available now on its revolutionary cannabis property listing platform. This property is tenant occupied, meaning the buyer of the building will be receiving the building along with revenue from established tenants.
The marijuana industry has arisen through evolution, that is, it has taken shape through a series of ad hoc adaptations allowing for survival in often difficult circumstances—as, presumably, has the underlying botany.
CHICAGO, July 7, 2015 /Weed Wire/ – HerbFront Inc. is pleased to announce a new subscription-based model that will provide users with unlimited listings and searches on the only real estate platform exclusive to the cannabis industry.
Later this year, the city of Evanston, Illinois, will allow its first medicinal marijuana dispensary to open right in the heart of its bustling downtown area. And in the interests of its potential clientele, the city and the owners are keeping the aesthetics as low-key as possible.
After two years of delays and politicking, New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program has taken a critical step in the implementation process, but it will likely be several months before dispensaries are open and patients are served.
Last week, on March 23, 2015, the Denver City Council approved a measure that limits the number of marijuana plants an unlicensed grow operation can have. The measure’s goal is to rein in the medical marijuana caregiver market, which officials contend has gotten out of hand.
HerbFront is a real estate platform devoted exclusively to the legal cannabis market and zoning research. Through its HerbFront Real Estate Advisors Network, it provides predictive mapping for potential legal cannabis properties.
Senate Bill 259, a bill aimed at legalizing medical marijuana in the state of Utah, has been narrowly defeated in the state Senate.
Sometimes it isn’t easy to occupy a “niche” in the business world. The niche doesn’t present itself for occupation, it has to be found, or created, by the ingenious.
Still only a few days into the new legislative session, a staggering 13 marijuana regulation bills have been introduced to the Oregon state legislature.