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Nation's Capital Now Fielding Letters of Intent for Sixth Dispensary

Nation’s Capital Now Fielding Letters of Intent for Sixth Dispensary

Nation’s Capital Now Fielding Letters of Intent for Sixth Dispensary

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.

San Diego County Outlaws New Marijuana Operations

San Diego County Outlaws New Marijuana Operations

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.

Marijuana Stocks Get Bounce After Dispensary Raids Throughout Canada

Marijuana Stocks Get Bounce After Dispensary Raids Throughout Canada

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.

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Market Leader Wana Brands Expands Product Line Again in Colorado, Enters New Markets

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.

The Devil in the Details: Silvia San Nicolas on Cannabis Compliance

The Devil in the Details: Silvia San Nicolas on Cannabis Compliance

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.

Will the Opioid Crisis Derail Canada’s Recreational Cannabis Train?

Will the Opioid Crisis Derail Canada’s Recreational Cannabis Train?

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.

Texas Misses Out on Millions Due to Delays in Implementing Medical Marijuana Act

Texas Misses Out on Millions Due to Delayed Start of Medical Marijuana Act

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.

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Illinois Department of Public Health Provides Medical Marijuana Program Update

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.

Alaska's Marijuana Tax Revenue Dipped in January

Alaska’s Marijuana Tax Revenue Dipped in January

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.

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Elemental Wellness Approved as the First Legal Cannabis Delivery Service in San Jose

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.

Has Recreational Marijuana Use Become Too Big To Jail?

Has Recreational Marijuana Use Become Too Big to Jail?

Enforcing marijuana laws: FNC’s Alicia Acuna on concerns the Trump Administration may get tougher on enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana use.

Seattle’s Emerald Mile Is Home to Many Marijuana Dispensaries

Seattle’s Emerald Mile Is Home to Many Marijuana Dispensaries

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.

Colorado Dispensaries Could Get The Right to Deliver

Colorado Dispensaries Could Get The Right to Deliver

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.

Colorado Poised to Get First Drive-Through Dispensary

Colorado Poised to Get First Drive-Through Dispensary

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.

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Hawaii Department of Health Approves Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC to Acquire and Cultivate Medical Marijuana

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.

Hawaii Approves Third Dispensary to Start Growing Medical Marijuana

Hawaii Approves Third Dispensary to Start Growing Medical Marijuana

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.

Lab Finds Toxic Fungicide on Medical Marijuana in San Francisco Area

Lab Finds Toxic Fungicide on Medical Marijuana in San Francisco Area

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.

The Super Bowl And Marijuana: Sales Increase While Advocates Prod The NFL

The Super Bowl And Marijuana: Sales Increase While Advocates Prod The NFL

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.

Aloha Growth: Dispensaries in Hawaii Approved to Start Cultivating

Aloha Growth: Dispensaries in Hawaii Approved to Start Cultivating

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.

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Hawaii Department of Health Approves Two Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to Acquire and Grow Marijuana for Medical Purposes

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.

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D|R Welch Files Lawsuit Against Fourteen Illegal Dispensaries in the City of Santa Ana

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — D|R Welch Attorneys at Law, a law firm focusing on all business aspects of the medical marijuana industry, filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Santa Ana Cannabis Association, an association of licensed medical marijuana dispensaries, against 14 illegal dispensaries operating in the city.

For-Profit Canadian Firm Acquires Profitable Arizona MMJ Businesses

For-Profit Canadian Firm Acquires Profitable Arizona MMJ Businesses

Canadian weed? It’s supposed to be pretty good.But Arizona medical marijuana? Super profitable. Ask the people from a Toronto firm who recently announced the “acquisition” — with caveats and disclaimers — of two Mesa dispensaries.

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MassRoots to Release Revamped Website in Anticipation of Annual 4/20 Traffic Surge

DENVER, Jan. 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — MassRoots, Inc. (MSRT), one of the leading technology platforms for the cannabis industry, is pleased to announce it will be releasing a revamped website within the next few weeks in anticipation of increasing traffic ahead of 4/20.

Santa Ana Police Department Serves Search Warrants on Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries

During the morning hours of Thursday, January 26, 2017, Police Detectives assigned to the Santa Ana Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Unit served search warrants at Sky High dispensary located at 419 W. Seventeenth Street and the Elevated Dreams dispensary located at 413 W. Seventeenth Street in the City of Santa Ana.

Oregon Company Considers Lake Selmac Property for Cannabis-Friendly RV Park

Oregon Company Considers Lake Selmac Property for Cannabis-Friendly RV Park

An Oregon real estate company is considering property at Lake Selmac in Josephine County, Oregon, for its marijuana-friendly RV park, according to the Associated Press. Grow Condos first announced its plans for Smoke on the Water RV parks back in May 2016, but a specific location had not been identified.

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Department of Health Releases Medical Marijuana Program Permit Applications for Growers/Processors and Dispensaries

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.

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NCIA Launches “We Are The Cannabis Industry” Campaign with Profiles, Digital Ads

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) today launched We Are The Cannabis Industry, a campaign designed to tell the stories of real people who work in America’s legal marijuana industry and highlight how the emerging business sector is creating significant benefits for both individuals and the economy.

Illinois Tops Off 2016 with $5.5M in MMJ Sales for December

Illinois Tops Off 2016 with $5.3M in MMJ Sales for December

On Jan. 4, 2017, the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program reported that it recorded approximately $5.3 million in retail medical marijuana sales for the month of December, a significant increase from the $4.4 million in sales for the month of November.

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Cannabis Company Kaya Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:KAYS) Confirms Issuance of OLCC Recreational License for Existing Salem, Oregon Kaya Shack™ Marijuana Superstore

Kaya Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:KAYS) (the “Company” or “KAYS”) announced today that it has been awarded its first full recreational marijuana retailer license from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (the “OLCC”) for its existing South Salem Kaya Shack™ Marijuana Superstore.

Medical MJ a Growing Biz in CT: Number of Patients Tops 15,000

Medical MJ a Growing Biz in CT: Number of Patients Tops 15,000

The number of dispensaries in the state also has increased, from the original six to eight, with a ninth, which has met neighborhood resistance, planned in Milford. Much of the growth has come because “the doctors are looking at medical marijuana as a legit treatment option,” Pharmacist Nicholas Tamborrino said.

Lawmakers in Massachusetts Vote to Delay Retail Marijuana Sales

Lawmakers in Massachusetts Vote to Delay Retail Marijuana Sales

On Dec. 28, 2016, Massachusetts lawmakers voted to pass S.2524, a bill that delays the retail sales of recreational marijuana by six months. Approved during an informal session, the bill’s swift and subtle passage came as a disappointment to many.


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