The Hawaii Department of Health announced on Oct. 17, 2017, that it had approved the state’s second Hawaiian medical marijuana laboratory, Pharmlab Hawaii, to start testing medical marijuana from licensed dispensaries, registered caregivers and patients.
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Puerto Rico’s fledgling legal marijuana industry is struggling to recover as the devastation delivered by Hurricane Maria may have cost the island trade millions of dollars in damage.
FREDERICK, Maryland — It’s been years in the making but cultivators and dispensaries for medical marijuana are now in the final stages of preparing for the start of business later this year.
BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Green Dot Labs, a Boulder, Colo.-based producer of fine cannabis extracts, announced today that its celebrated Black Label Nectar product line – the most reputable concentrates in Colorado and a cult favorite among discerning medical patients for years – will now be available for sale at adult-use, or recreational, dispensaries in Colorado.
With weed legalization on the horizon, dozens of grey-market dispensaries remain open in Toronto. VICE offers a glimpse into the violent cannabis dispensary robberies that are creating a rift between shop owners and police.
HONOLULU, Oct. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has issued a formal notice to proceed to Mānoa Botanicals LLC dba Noa Botanicals after the dispensary completed laboratory testing requirements and passed its final onsite inspection.
BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Wana Brands, Colorado’s No. 1 infused products manufacturer, has announced the addition of Strawberry Lemonade sour gummies 1:1 CBD:THC. The latest line extension provides customers the freedom to choose a more balanced experience and desired effect in the form of a discreet and refreshing gummie.
Commuters might catch a glimpse of the future out their car windows on Monday: the first Massachusetts billboard ads for a marijuana dispensary.
SPRINGFIELD, Oct. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has approved applications for approximately 25,600 qualifying patients (including 216 persons under 18 years of age), since it began accepting applications for the Medical Cannabis Registry Program on September 2, 2014.
While it has been a long road to getting Hawaiian medical cannabis dispensaries open, the Hawaii Department of Health has greenlit the state’s third dispensary to commence sales, making Pono Life Sciences Maui in Kahului the second dispensary to open on the island of Maui.
HONOLULU, Sept. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has issued a formal notice to proceed to Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC today after the dispensary completed laboratory testing requirements and passed its final onsite inspection.
There’s new scrutiny over medical marijuana dispensaries in Sacramento. A city audit found widespread trouble, including concern over pot shops’ possible unreported cash transactions and the possible hit to city tax revenue.
On Sept. 26, 2017, Michigan Rep. Yousef Rabhi introduced House Bill 5014, a bill that would allow Michigan medical cannabis dispensaries to stay open while they apply for licensing under the state’s new medical cannabis laws.
The munchies are driving up fast-food sales in states where marijuana is legal. Cannabis has been shown to increase users’ appetite, sending many customers of legalized dispensaries to fast-food chains.
It’s no secret that the advent of Colorado cannabis legalization increased demand for industrial real estate, but how has it affected housing prices?
WATERBURY, Vt., Sept. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has conditionally approved PhytoScience Institute, LLC as the fifth marijuana dispensary. This past legislative session, the General Assembly increased the number of authorized marijuana dispensaries from four to five with the passage of Act 65 (2017).
The medical marijuana business is expected to explode next year when the state begins to hand out licenses, and rules released Thursday by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs could prove to be even more profitable for some budding marijuana entrepreneurs.
Dan Bilzerian outlines his plans for big business within the marijuana industry, including establishing the first trustworthy brand and alternative marketing tactics.
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.
National medical marijuana legal expert Brian Vicente, who is working with Arkansas Medicinal Source, highlights what to expect next in Arkansas medical marijuana.
The small town of Cheney, Wash., is mourning the death of a murdered dispensary employee who was the victim of a carjacking in the dispensary’s parking lot.
On Sept. 12, 2017, the Arizona Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal to a case challenging state medical cannabis laws.
On the night of Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the state of Florida, bringing 140-mile-per-hour winds with it. After forcing residents in certain areas to evacuate, it seems as though Hurricane Irma let one thing off the hook —
Florida medical cannabis supply.
On Sept. 13, 2017, Juan Andrés Roballo, head of Uruguay’s National Drug Board, announced in a press conference that the country is establishing new cannabis retail stores dedicated to cash-only sales of cannabis because most banks are refusing to work with pharmacies involved in the country’s legal cannabis industry.
While Maine marijuana regulation has faced delays, the Pine Tree State finally has a regulatory draft to show for itself.
On Sept 12, 2017, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced that existing medical cannabis dispensaries have until Dec. 15 to shut down or they risk losing the opportunity to become licensed under the state’s new medical cannabis laws.
The Ontario government announced September 8 that the LCBO will oversee the retail sale of cannabis in Ontario through standalone stores and an e-commerce site.
Hawaii dispensaries are saying goodbye to cash and aloha to debit payments. On Sept. 12, 2017, Hawaii’s Financial Institutions Commissioner Iris Ikeda announced that the state would be the first in the country to require that cannabis sales be cashless.
Gov. David Ige and state Financial Institutions Commissioner Iris Ikeda announced a “banking solution” that allows Hawai‘i’s medical cannabis dispensaries to access financial services and use a cashless payment system
A state marijuana licensing board could decide today whether marijuana dispensaries in Michigan should get to stay open.
LANSING, Mich., Sept. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — State Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) announced a bill today to prevent existing medical marijuana dispensaries from being shut down by licensing delays.
The Iowa Attorney General’s Office advised the Iowa Department of Public Health this month that it should not implement a small section in Iowa’s new medical marijuana law.
On Sept. 10, 2017, at approximately 12:45 p.m., a man shot and carjacked an employee of Lucid Cannabis, a dispensary in Cheney, Wash.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Agritek Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AGTK) www.AgritekHoldings.com, a fully integrated, active cannabis real estate investor and branding consultant in the legal cannabis sector, today announced that the Company has executed a branding agreement with WeedMaps.
The first medical marijuana license issued by the state of Texas will be going to a company called Cansortium Texas. The company, with administrative offices in Schulenberg, Texas, says they are humbled and honored to have earned a license as a low-THC dispensing organization.
With the Centennial State enjoying one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, workers in Colorado have a lot to celebrate, but so do the state’s dispensaries.
The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission has not yet received applications for pot-growing and cultivation facilities as of Wednesday, and there have only been two submissions to locate a cannabis dispensary within the state less than three weeks before the state’s legislature-approved deadline.
As more states legalize adult use marijuana, hemp CBD makers will find that they will need to make marijuana-derived products too if they want to succeed.
To market its new pot-focused Kathy Bates workplace comedy “Disjointed,” Netflix took over a West Hollywood medical marijuana dispensary for the weekend where offerings included strains inspired by the streaming service’s shows including “Grace and Frankie,” “Orange Is the New Black” and “BoJack Horseman.”
In a 6-1 vote, council members approved an ordinance regulating dispensaries and processing facilities within Tampa city limits.
Medical cannabis companies and investors are calling on Gov. Greg Abbott’s office and the Department of Public Safety to approve more dispensary licenses beyond the three given provisional approval in May.
Two banking pioneers during Russia’s chaotic lurch toward capitalism a quarter century ago think they’ve finally found another emerging market that can give them the same buzz.
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. 21, 2017, the Jamaican Ministry of Health announced that it has been making progress with its dispensary training workshops, teaching medical, scientific and health professionals how to properly dispense medical cannabis.
On Aug. 17, 2017, the San Diego Police Department narcotics unit raided two illegal cannabis dispensaries, bringing the number of raids on illegal dispensaries to more than 60 since March 2016.
KPIX 5’s Susie Steimle explains how one California company is changing the way pot dispensaries are keeping their product fresh.
HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Dewmar International BMC, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTC PINK: DEWM) today announced that it has partnered with a long-standing Arkansas company in a joint effort to see a cannabis cultivation and dispensary permit to be issued during fourth quarter 2017.
Future medical marijuana growers and sellers in the Natural State can’t take their money to the bank, for now, that is. After doing his homework, the state lawmaker who crafted the new cannabis laws has learned more money, more problems when it comes to doing business without banking assistance.
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.
“Complex Live” sits down with Damian Marley, who just released his new album, “Stony Hill,” and discuss the reggae star’s promotion of medical marijuana.