On April 26, 2017, the Reno City Council rejected a measure that would have imposed a six month moratorium on recreational marijuana dispensaries. The council decided to abandon the moratorium after speaking with local dispensary owners.
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On April 27, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health provided an update on its medical marijuana program, announcing that it has currently received over 500 medical marijuana applications from prospective growers, processors and dispensaries.
Medical marijuana dispensaries and caregivers are quietly lobbying state lawmakers to allow them to sell pot to recreational users before retail cannabis stores open in Maine next year.
On April 20, 2017, Netflix released a teaser video announcing the Aug. 25 premiere of “Disjointed,” a half-hour comedy about a family-owned cannabis dispensary in Los Angeles.
SANTA FE, N.M., April 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Based upon historical data, estimates show total single-day revenue for New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program reached $800,000 on April 20, 2017, three times the revenue over the same period last year. More than 12,400 patients purchased 124 pounds of cannabis each spending an average of $65.
HARRISBURG, Penn., April 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, Secretary of Health Karen Murphy announced that the Department of Health has selected MJ Freeway to implement the seed-to-sale electronic tracking system for Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program.
The first U.S. drive-through marijuana dispensary, The Tumbleweed Express Drive-Thru, is set to open on Thursday in a small town in Colorado.
On April 19, 2017, the Florida Department of Health announced that state residents should be cognizant of medical cannabis scams as the DOH has received reports of fraudulent advertisements for free or cheap medical cannabis.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Florida Department of Health is urging Florida residents to use caution to avoid medical marijuana scams.
CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt takes a look at the impact marijuana legalization will have on the city of Toronto.
Colorado lawmakers on Thursday backed off plans to become the first U.S. state to regulate marijuana clubs, saying approval of Amsterdam-style pot clubs could invite a federal crackdown.
According to the Medical Marijuana Trust Fund Annual Report, issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for fiscal year 2016, the state collected approximately $7.2 million in revenue from its medical marijuana program.
On April 5, 2017, the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program announced that it brought in approximately $6.3 million in retail medical marijuana sales for the month of March, a nearly $2 million surge from the $4.9 million in sales for the month of February.
HARRISBURG, Penn., March 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today encouraged health care providers to participate in an online survey as the agency moves forward in the implementation of the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program.
On March 11, 2017, in California, the city of Sacramento announced that it will begin accepting cultivation applications for non-residential medical marijuana cultivation on April 3.
On March 27, 2017, Annie Nelson, wife of country music legend Willie Nelson, announced the launch of Annie’s Edibles, a line of infused chocolates now available in the state of Washington.
IRVINE, Calif., March 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC PINK: CBIS), a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabis-based medicines, is pleased to announce that it has substantially increased its production for its self-medicating patient product line distributed through cannabis dispensaries in California.
SEATTLE, March 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Annie Nelson, wife of award-winning music legend and marijuana advocate Willie Nelson, debuts Annie’s Edibles as part of the WILLIE’S RESERVE™ legendary cannabis stash.
Hoping to help fight the proliferation of black market cannabis, two Nevada state lawmakers have introduced legislation that would give an early start to recreational cannabis sales.
SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Canopy San Diego, Southern California’s premier seed-stage accelerator program for technology and business infrastructure companies that support the legal cannabis industry, is pleased to announce the launch of the Spring 2017 class. Canopy San Diego invests capital, mentorship, and services to accelerate the development of their portfolio companies.
On March 23, 2017, the Arkansas Senate voted to approve House Bill 1400 and Senate Bill 721, providing requirements and restrictions on the state’s medical marijuana program.
On March 17, 2017, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser signed Bill 220138, increasing the medical marijuana dispensary cap from five to six and greenlighting an application period for a sixth dispensary to be located in Ward 7 or Ward 8.
On March 20, 2017, California’s Lemon Grove started to accept its first few applications for potential medical cannabis dispensaries.
Hawaii has been given the green light to open up dispensaries for medical marijuana patients, but when will that happen?
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has voted to prohibit new marijuana operations in unincorporated areas and to set a closing date for existing operations. The 3-2 vote by the Board of Supervisors will allow three existing dispensaries to operate until 2022. Two dispensaries in the process of getting permits can open, but they also must close within five years.
Montana lawmakers are considering a 6 percent sales tax on medical marijuana.
Publicly-traded marijuana companies had a rough week but got a bounce Thursday following news of raids at the Cannabis Culture dispensary chain owned by Marc and Jodie Emery.
BOULDER, Colo., March 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As Wana Brands continues to dominate the Colorado market and expand into emerging markets, the leading producer of cannabis-infused edibles has released a reformation of a classic favorite as well as a new line extension.
When it comes to the legal marijuana industry, the devil is in the details; and nothing is more devilish, or more onerous, than complying with the intricate rules and regulations imposed upon the industry.
Reports continue to emerge of young teens overdosing and sometimes dying due to the use of drugs containing fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid. Smoking pot is different than popping pills, but the risk for the government is that the lines might get blurred quite quickly in the eyes of parents who are trying to protect their kids from the current opioid threat.
Delays in implementing Texas’s medical marijuana law could be keeping the state from millions in tax revenues, according to Forbes. The Texas Compassionate Use Act became law on June 1, 2015, but it required doctors to write prescriptions for medical marijuana. Two problems stem from that requirement.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has approved applications for approximately 16,990 qualifying patients (including 139 persons under 18 years of age), since it began accepting applications for the Medical Cannabis Registry Program on September 2, 2014.
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.
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The San Jose City Council recently voted to amend the City Ordinance governing medical marijuana dispensaries to allow delivery services. Elemental has worked closely with the City to provide a safe, yet fully transparent experience for Elemental members.
Enforcing marijuana laws: FNC’s Alicia Acuna on concerns the Trump Administration may get tougher on enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana use.
This cluster of marijuana stores has been dubbed the “Emerald Mile.” An industrial neighborhood near the city’s stadiums was the perfect place for these companies. Opening many marijuana outlets in close proximity has forced the stores to choose an identity that their customer base can relate to.
A bill introduced in the Colorado Senate could allow licensed dispensaries to obtain a state endorsement to make deliveries to homes. If passed, Senate Bill 192 would allow residential deliveries of up to one ounce of recreational marijuana and up to two ounces of medical marijuana. Dispensaries would not be allowed to deliver to commercial, public, hotel or dormitory addresses.
On Feb. 16, 2017, the Board of Trustees for the city of Parachute, Colorado, approved a business license renewal for Tumbleweed Express, a drive-through retail marijuana dispensary set to open in the coming months.
HONOLULU, Hawaii, Feb. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) today issued a Notice to Proceed to Acquire and Cultivate Marijuana to Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC for their production center on Maui.
Dano Keys of FlexMOD Solutions provides insight to the company’s sophisticated manufacturing system for cannabis production.
Weedmaps has placed 80 billboards throughout Massachusetts, and is also hiring at several Massachusetts colleges and universities.
On Feb. 9, 2017, the Hawaii State Department of Health announced that Manoa Botanicals has been approved to start its marijuana cultivation operation, making it the second dispensary in Oahu and the third dispensary in the state to receive such approval.
Marty Higgins, CEO of San Francisco-based Harvest, explains how the company is redefining the retail experience for the modern dispensary customer.
A reporter at a San Francisco-area television station sent six samples of medical marijuana to a laboratory in Berkeley, Calif., for testing, and the results have raised some red flags, according to the KPIX website. “Only one of those six had no detectable pesticides,” Dr. Donald Land, a researcher at Steep Hill Lab, said.
Americans are gearing up for one of the biggest Sunday events of the year: Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, 2017, where the New England Patriots will take on the Atlanta Falcons.
On Feb 2., 2017, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board voted 3-2 to table a proposed rule that would permit local governments to allow the on-site use of recreational marijuana at licensed dispensaries.
Marijuana will be on shopping lists for some sports fans as they prepare for Super Bowl LI, according to a Feb. 3, 2017, article at Forbes.com. If last year is any indication, marijuana businesses should see a bump in sales leading up to the big game, set for Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
On Feb. 1, 2017, the Hawaii State Department of Health announced that Aloha Green Holdings and Maui Grown Therapies have been approved to commence their cannabis cultivation operations, making them the first two dispensaries in the state to receive such approval.
HONOLULU, Hawaii, Feb. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Two medical marijuana dispensaries are the first to receive approvals to acquire and grow marijuana for medical products in Hawaii. The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licensing Program today issued Notices to Proceed to Acquire and Cultivate Marijuana to Maui Wellness Group, dba Maui Grown Therapies for a production site on Maui, and Aloha Green Holdings, Inc. for a production site on Oahu.
Cannabis and ecommerce would complement one another like seed and soil, if only federal law would allow it.