West Virginia’s medical marijuana board plans to recommend to state lawmakers that patients who have met certain requirements be able to buy smokable forms of marijuana.
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In the city of Detroit, the group Citizens for Sensible Cannabis Reform is weighing its legal options after Wayne County Circuit Judge Robert Colombo, Jr., overturned Measure B, a Detroit medical cannabis initiative aimed at relaxing local control on the city’s medical cannabis industry, on Feb. 16, 2018.
Legal marijuana may be a multi-billion dollar industry in Colorado, but cannabis is still illegal federally — so any job in the industry can be considered trafficking in a controlled substance.
BERHARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Medical marijuana sales began in Pennsylvania today, allowing certified patients to obtain their medicine legally for the first time. Six out of the 10 dispensaries that have been approved to operate were set to open their doors, and up to 81 more dispensaries are expected to open across the state over the next few months.
DENVER, Feb. 14, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – MassRoots, Inc. (“MassRoots” or the “Company”) (OTCQB:MSRT), one of the leading technology platforms for the regulated cannabis industry, is pleased to release the following shareholder update from its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Isaac Dietrich
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.
While the Keystone State’s first dispensary held its grand opening on Jan. 27, 2018, it didn’t have medical marijuana available for patients to purchase, but now the wait to buy products from Pennsylvania medical marijuana dispensaries is almost over. Starting on Feb. 15, and progressing through the week, a handful of dispensaries will open with products available for patients to purchase.
HARRISBURG, Penn., Feb. 13, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf today announced medical marijuana will be available for patients at approved dispensaries beginning February 15.
HARRISBURG, Penn., Feb. 9, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health approved medical marijuana dispensaries in Chester and Lancaster counties to begin operations, bringing the statewide total to eight.
The New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program started 2018 on a high note, with the most enrolled patients it has ever had. As the month of January came to an end, the program had 47,840 registered patients, a nearly 50% increase from January 2017.
A Colorado dispensary opened the first marijuana drive-thru of its kind. Could New Jersey be next if recreational cannabis becomes legal?
It has often been touted by medical cannabis advocates that states with medical cannabis laws see a statistical reduction in opioid-related deaths, and there is some evidence to support this claim; however, a recent study conducted by the RAND Corporation and the University of California, Irvine, calls into question this assumption and paints a more complex picture.
Prior to recreational cannabis legalization in California, unlicensed cannabis companies proliferated under a system that didn’t require state licenses to operate medical cannabis businesses; however, the opportunity for those operating under the guise of legality is over in California and a popular cannabis dispensary and strain review website is erring on the side of caution.
In an effort to hear what the public thinks about the proposed recreational cannabis regulations, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is traveling from county to county to gather feedback.
A Colorado credit union dedicated to serving the cannabis industry is one step closer to becoming fully operational. On Feb. 5, 2018, the Fourth Corner Credit Union was given conditional approval by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City for a master account.
A slew of cannabis software services has cropped up with the advent of marijuana legalization, from point-of-sale systems to advertising networks to product-review platforms. As businesses angle for a piece of the cannabis-tech pie, retailers have a lot of options to choose from.
California’s recreational cannabis industry continues to march on in the face of federal uncertainties and even youngsters are finding ways to cash in on the green rush, including a Girl Scout who recently got a jump start on her cookie sales outside of a San Diego marijuana dispensary.
A local marijuana dispensary — not connected to the recent elementary school incident — broke down how to tell if candy if laced with THC.
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.
OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 31, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The City of Oakland held a public drawing today to select qualified individuals and businesses to be eligible for four (4) new cannabis dispensary permits made available specifically to equity applicants. Those selected were Alphonso T. Blunt Jr., Marshall Crosby, Rickey McCullough, and Zhongzhang Yan.
San Diego now has 13 stores with licenses to sell recreational and medical marijuana. That’s more than most cities in California. But it’s nowhere near what some say is necessary to meet the city’s demand for marijuana.
Dennis Peron, the cannabis activist who fired up the movement to legalize medical marijuana in California, died on Saturday in a San Francisco hospital. He was 72.
It has been just over six months since Nevada began selling legal recreational cannabis, and sales continue to surpass the Silver State’s projections.
Governor Phil Murphy ordered broader access to medical marijuana in New Jersey, saying roadblocks by his predecessor Chris Christie had stifled patients’ relief.
While the Grand Canyon State may have failed to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016, Arizona dispensaries ran full steam ahead with medical marijuana sales in 2017, selling more than 43 tons by the end of the year, according to an end-of-year report from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
The Keystone State’s first cultivator was greenlit this past October and while Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the first Pennsylvania medical marijuana dispensary had been approved to start serving patients on Jan. 4, 2018, the dispensary wasn’t quite ready to open its doors until recently.
Nevada marijuana growers are fearful of going out of business as the state moves forward with a set of permanent regulations that some cultivators say give dispensaries an economic advantage.
Only a week into the New Year and it’s already been a rollercoaster ride for medical marijuana in the United States. Though some states have overcome regulatory hurdles, it seems like Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensaries are running into new banking issues.
PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Arizona medical marijuana patients can now access the country’s most consistent cannabis gummies as Wana Brands’ popular flavors hit shelves at dispensaries, such as the MüV by AltMed dispensary in Phoenix.
Law enforcement agencies across Michigan are using excess state revenue from medical marijuana patient and caregiver fees to boost enforcement efforts as the state prepares to license dispensaries and pot businesses in certain communities under a new regulatory system.
ALBUQUERQUE, Jan 5., 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Patient enrollment in New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program hit 46,645 as of December 31, 2017, finishing the year with a 61 percent increase over the January 1, 2017 cardholder numbers. The New Mexico medical program appears to be growing at nearly twice the pace of neighboring Arizona.
HARRISBURG, Penn., Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health has approved the state’s first medical marijuana dispensary authorized to begin serving patients. GuadCo LLC’s dispensary, Keystone Canna Remedies in Bethlehem, Northampton County, has received final approval to begin serving patients as soon as medical marijuana is available from approved growers.
The state Department of Consumer Protection is seeking applications to open at least three new medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut, bringing the total to 12 or more, the department announced Wednesday.
While not all Golden State dispensaries had received their temporary licenses to start adult-use sales on New Year’s Day, the state’s legal commercial cannabis market still went live on Jan. 1, 2018, with California recreational cannabis sales commencing at approximately 100 retailers across the state.
Berkeley, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Berkeley Patients Group (BPG), the nation’s oldest, continuously operating dispensary in the country, as well as the first dispensary in the Bay Area – and fifth in the state – to receive a temporary retail permit from the California Bureau of Cannabis Control, will once again make history as it opens its doors to the adult-use market on New Year’s Day, marking a major milestone in California’s long, storied history of cannabis law reform.
Colorado’s marijuana sales continue to rise, from more than $683 million sold the first year it was legal to more than $1.2 billion from January to October this year. But with more and more states legalizing recreational cannabis, will sales in Colorado suffer?
On Dec. 28, 2017, Denver District Attorney Beth McCann announced that charges have been filed against 10 Sweet Leaf dispensary employees arrested on Dec. 14 for selling unlawful amounts of cannabis to customers.
DENVER, Dec. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Denver District Attorney Beth McCann has formally charged 10 individuals arrested December 14 for illegal distribution of marijuana in various quantities in connection with a multi-agency marijuana enforcement operation.
Since its launch on Nov. 1, 2017, the Keystone State’s patient registry continues to grow with the addition of more Pennsylvania medical marijuana patients.
HARRISBURG, PA, Dec. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced that 10,135 patients have registered to participate in the medical marijuana program, with 1,188 certified by a physician to participate.
Nevada’s recreational marijuana industry hit a new high, selling more than $37.9 million in October. The state has earned nearly $20 million in marijuana tax revenue since the adult-use market launched in July.
On Jan. 1, 2018, California recreational cannabis shops will be allowed to sell recreational cannabis legally, but only if they’ve been issued their state-required licenses.
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Phil Matier reports on Alameda County officials and business people sorting out rules of recreational marijuana sales at summit.
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Nevada is going green this holiday season as The+Source, with dispensaries in Henderson and Las Vegas, hosts a food drive through Sunday, Dec. 24 to benefit food banks in Southern Nevada. For each non-perishable food item donated, customers will receive $2 in store credit.
The state issued the first few licenses to sell recreational marijuana beginning in January. One of those businesses is in Santa Cruz and Maria Medinat talked with the firm’s founder on Friday.
Las Vegas, Dec. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The+Source, with dispensaries in Henderson and Las Vegas, has introduced a new cannabidiol (CBD) vapor oil as an optional treatment for patients who may suffer from a variety of injuries caused by demanding athletic activity.
County voting on Proposition 64 in California can offer insight into how medical marijuana dispensaries will be marketing themselves, according to research from UC Davis. “The way that communities vote and the values they have are going to have an impact on how this industry’s going to evolve over time,” said Greta Hsu, a professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and lead author on the paper, soon to be published in the journal Organizational Science.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Dec. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, iheartjane.com, the cannabis industry’s only online marketplace where customers can confidently discover and order the best-rated products available in real-time at local dispensaries, announced a first of its kind partnership in the cannabis industry, with the leading provider and innovator in loyalty marketing technology for the cannabis industry, springbig.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Future Farm Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Future Farm”) (CSE: FFT) (OTCQB: FFRMF) is pleased to announce that the closing date for the previously announced acquisition of a 15,000 sq ft building in Providence, Rhode Island for $750,000 is set for January 15, 2018.