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Baltimore judge ruled Wednesday that a case that could disrupt Maryland’s fledgling medical marijuana industry should proceed to trial.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — THC Design Launches 12-Week Cannabis Cultivation Internship Program to Teach Veterans Advanced Cultivation Skills and Groom New Talent for Company and Industry
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an open solicitation for farmers, businesses and research institutions interested in growing and processing industrial hemp as part of the State’s Industrial Hemp Agricultural Research Pilot Program.
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 Aug. 14, 2017, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission greenlit eight final cultivation licenses, meaning the newly licensed can finally start cultivating medical cannabis.
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.
On August 2, 2017, the Florida Department of Health issued two more medical marijuana licenses. The highly coveted licenses went to Tornello Landscape, better known as “3 Boys Farm,” and Plants of Ruskin.
On Aug. 1, 2017, the NYSDOH announced that it had approved five more registered organizations for the New York Medical Marijuana Program, with each registered organization permitted to cultivate and dispense medical marijuana in the state.
While the Golden State is preparing for the rollout of recreational legalization, it’s already having to address the issue of a California cannabis surplus.
Alaska’s marijuana industry has brought in more than $1 million in tax revenue since commercial sales began in October.
With Ohio’s cultivation application period having closed at the end of June, the state has made quick turnaround time to release information on cultivation applicants.
HONOLULU, June 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) today issued Notices to Proceed to Acquire and Cultivate Marijuana to Manoa Botanicals LLC for their second production center on Oahu and to Green Aloha Ltd. for their first production center on Kauai. The licensees have met all requirements to begin growing marijuana at their approved facilities.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — California’s North Coast is the epicenter of cannabis country with four Northern California counties growing approximately 60 percent of the cannabis in America.
The landscape has changed since Gov. John Kasich signed Ohio’s medical marijuana bill one year ago today. But much remains the same.
On May 31, 2017, the Colorado Department of Agriculture emailed an update on cannabis production, announcing that the Colorado School of Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are holding a safety training event for marijuana cultivation workers on June 28 at the CU Anschutz Campus in Aurora.
There are a handful of legitimate cultivators at this time, and an intriguing small-cap company is Aphria Inc. This marijuana stock is currently trading around $4.00, with a market cap of $579.3 million.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — StarGreen Capital announced today its plans to invest $100 million over the next year in California’s legal medical and recreational cannabis industries.
Investors envision Adelanto bustling with marijuana-related businesses. As Mayor Richard Kerr says, the city will be the “Silicon Valley of medical marijuana.”
PORTLAND, Ore., April 28,2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission today approved rules allowing growers licensed in Oregon’s Recreational Marijuana Program to grow marijuana specifically for Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) cardholders.
On April 17, 2017, the Ohio legislature’s Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review voted to finalize the rules and regulations for the state’s medical marijuana cultivators.
SAINT PETERSBURG, April 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — HempTech Corp. (OTC PINK: HTCO), a provider of advanced Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) with sophisticated automation and analytical tools for the cultivators of legal industrial hemp and marijuana, announces today that it has experienced exceptional growth in corporate performance and sales in 2016, which has materialized broadly in the first quarter 2017.
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A battle over Maryland’s medical marijuana program is coming down to the number of licenses. Lawmakers are wrangling over increasing the number of medical marijuana licenses to achieve racial diversity. The law currently allows for 15 licenses. The Legislative Black Caucus wants to increase the licenses by five.
Medical marijuana producer Aphria Inc. is expanding into the lucrative U.S. market with an initial $25 million investment to set up shop in Florida, which recently legalized pot for medical use.
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.
According to a recently released report from the Alaska Department of Revenue, the state banked $128,000 in marijuana tax revenue for the month of February, marking a slight increase from the $107,500 collected in January.
STAMFORD, Conn., March 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Benchmarks®, a division of New Leaf Data Services, LLC, and Guardian Data Systems, a leading ERP and POS solution provider, have announced a partnership to bring real-time transaction and cost data to cannabis businesses.
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The Mendocino County Department of Agriculture recently announced that it will be hosting workshops in mid-April to help medical cannabis cultivators with their applications for cultivation permits.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — While recreational marijuana cannot be sold in California until January 2018, existing medical marijuana growers and future recreational marijuana growers will be eligible as of March 1 for PG&E’s agricultural energy rate.
Tax revenue for Alaska’s legal marijuana industry dipped in the month of January. With retailers selling approximately 111 pounds of marijuana flower and another 77 pounds of marijuana plant material during the first month of 2017, the state took in $107,500 in marijuana taxes for January, which is $38,300 less than December’s high of $145,800.
One of the biggest challenges faced by cultivators is controlling and mitigating crop damaging pests and microbial contamination.
California state Sen. Mike McGuire doesn’t think that his state will be ready to collect taxes from recreational marijuana cultivators by the start of next year.
On Feb. 14, 2017, Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority announced that it granted conditional approval to three cannabis business applicants at the beginning of 2017.
Next week, the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, one of the state’s two state-sanctioned medical cannabis cultivators, will start accepting applications from contractors interested in cultivating cannabis on behalf of the LSU AgCenter for the state’s medical cannabis program.
On Jan. 17, 2017, the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program announced the release of applications for state cultivator, processor and dispensary permits.
HARRISBURG, Penn., Jan. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced applications for medical marijuana growers/processors and dispensaries are now available on the department’s Medical Marijuana Program website. Permit applications will be accepted from February 20 to March 20, 2017.
Prices are tumbling as formerly illicit cultivators emerge from the shadows to invest millions of dollars in massive pot factories. In Colorado, the average price sought by wholesalers has fallen 48 per cent to about US$1,300 a pound since legal sales to all adults started in January 2014, according to Cannabase, operator of the state’s largest market.. Supply is surging as growers expand and install the latest agricultural technology.
On Jan. 4, 2017, Rhode Island’s Department of Business Regulation issued licenses to the state’s first three medical marijuana cultivators, all of which are based in Warwick.
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.
NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Scale Energy Solutions is a new company formed by entrepreneurs from Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the United States Air Force Academy, to serve the energy needs of the indoor cultivation sector of the legal cannabis industry.
On Dec. 2, 2016, the Oregon Health Authority announced a set of temporary rules for the testing of medical and recreational marijuana. Requested by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, the rules are part of an effort to help alleviate a testing backlog as well as ease the financial burden of testing for cultivators.
In California, analysts are saying the state could see $1 billion in tax revenue from marijuana when a new legalization law becomes effective in 2018, according to an article in the International Business Times. The recently approved Proposition 64 prescribes a 15 percent excise tax on adult-use and medical marijuana.
Nov. 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — mCig, Inc. (OTCQB: MCIG), a diversified company serving the legal cannabis, hemp, and CBD markets, updates shareholders from the Las Vegas Conference on an industry changing deal that Scalable Solutions has signed an exclusive agreement with Sangreen International Agricultural Technology Co, one of the premier greenhouse manufacturers in the World.
The emergency is this: state officials fear that if they cut off the caregiver supply to the dispensaries without giving enough time for a seamless transition to the licensed cultivators, prices could skyrocket, driving patients further to the black market.
On Oct. 24, 2016, Alaska’s first marijuana testing lab opened for business. CannTest LLC, in Ship Creek, opened its doors at 10:30 a.m. and was immediately met with 15 samples to test from two marijuana cultivators — Greatland Ganja and Green Rush Gardens LLC.
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.
Investors looking for a play in the burgeoning legal U.S. marijuana industry are turning to a company known mainly for its lawn-care products.
On Sept. 15, 2016, True Humboldt announced that its medical cannabis has earned Humboldt County’s seal of approval, participating in the county’s seed-to-sale system that tracks county-grown medical cannabis in California.