A previously pot-friendly rural Northern California county has reversed course and banned commercial marijuana farms, paving the way for lawsuits from growers who previously received permits and paid taxes.
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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.
Hemp growers hope the federal government’s marijuana legislation will allow them to harvest all parts of the hemp plant.
A Canadian firm is launching an exchange-traded fund that gives investors exposure to the U.S. recreational marijuana market — a sector that’s been largely avoided by other ETFs because of legal uncertainties.
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.
For many pot lovers, this Christmas is much more about reefer than wreaths. Gifting marijuana has long been a part of the culture, and the drug’s newly legal status is a source of Yuletide celebration in four states.
With the cannabis supply in Alaska increasing and wholesale prices declining, growers are feeling a pinch from the state’s wholesale tax. Some are calling for reform.
TheraCann USA Benchmark has abandoned plans to build a $20 million medical marijuana facility in Kingsley. Richard Goodman, president of TheraCann USA, confirmed the decision on Wednesday, Dec. 13.
Wildfires blazing through Southern California are worrying marijuana growers, who fear that smoke could damage their crops, the basis of a newly legalized industry in the state.
San Francisco is another step closer to allowing recreational marijuana sales to start in January after city leaders approved regulations in a mandatory second vote Tuesday.
Making medical marijuana legal in Ohio will require breaking a few laws first. The state’s medical cannabis growers face a curious — and perhaps risky — predicament.
The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission says the highest-scoring bids to become the first legal growers of medical marijuana in the state will be announced Feb. 27.
The tiny village of Mount Orab and the city of Akron are among diverse locations of 12 large growers Ohio has picked for its medical marijuana program.
A Republican senator from a state where marijuana is legal is pushing this week to give cannabis businesses a measure of tax fairness.
Investors in medical cannabis projects are focusing on Greece, where a warm, sunny climate and potentially favorable future legislation could help the government deliver on a promise to pull the country out of a seven-year economic crisis.
Buying weed in California is about to get less risky and much more expensive. A patchwork of new policies, including special taxes, will roll out in the state before sales of recreational marijuana begin at the start of 2018.
Buying legal marijuana in California could be pricey enough to keep the black market healthy. Between customers, retailers and growers, taxes on cannabis may reach as high as 45% in parts of the state, according to a Fitch Ratings report.
Marijuana in Hawaii has a that dates back to 1842, when it was first featured in the island newspaper Ka Nonanona. The newspaper referred to the drug as “pakalolo”, which is the Hawaiian word for “numbing tobacco”. Advertisements for medical marijuana continued to appear in the newspaper until the state coordinated a program to destroy “pakalolo”, because Hawaii received more money from the federal government than any other state to seize all marijuana.
Marijuana could get more expensive after a series of massive fires in Northern California wiped out as much as a year’s supply for some industry growers.
HARRISBURG, Penn., Sept. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today encouraged patients and their caregivers to provide comments on the proposed regulations for their participation in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program.
Northern California counties are on the front lines of cannabis regulation. In this video, County Supervisors from in and around the area share their best advice on how to move forward in regulating this newly legal industry. Cannabis growers also weigh in on the importance of collaboration and working with local government to craft an ordinance that works for everyone.
The first legal recreational marijuana stores in Massachusetts could open in July 2018. But don’t count on being able to buy marijuana.
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.
There’s a harsh downside to the boom in marijuana legalization and use on the West Coast: Illegal marijuana growers are polluting the environment to an alarming degree and threatening the health of people and rare wildlife in the process.
PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — It’s finally here, the ultimate guide to the cannabis universe. It’s taking the online cannabis industry to a new high. Herban Planet is the most complete cannabis guide available today for all things in the industry. From dispensaries, growers and business services, to green doctors, education, delivery services and more, there is no parallel.
With excitement bubbling over the growth potential in the marijuana stock market, investors are keen on which pot stocks are the best to ride that wave of hype into comfortable returns.
Companies in the final running for licenses to grow medical marijuana should be able to defend their multimillion-dollar investments against a legal challenge over how those finalists were picked, an attorney argued Thursday in court.
An Illinois hemp bill in the General Assembly that would allow hemp to be grown legally in the state could mark a major shift for medical marijuana growers if approved.
The laid-back days when marijuana growers could spray crops with chemicals without fear of consequences are just about over as California prepares to deploy a strict new testing regimen, but the proposed regulations have sparked debate over claims they’ll force many pot merchants out of business.
Canadian marijuana players have been rushing to invest and take strategic positions in the new Germany medical cannabis market since late 2016, and this trend is set to continue going forward.
On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Pennsylvania’s Department of Health is to announce which companies are the first to receive medical marijuana permits.
According to a press release from Health Canada in late May, big changes are coming to the country’s medical cannabis program.
The landscape has changed since Gov. John Kasich signed Ohio’s medical marijuana bill one year ago today. But much remains the same.
The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission has finalized the process for accepting applications for medical marijuana sellers and growers.
Investors envision Adelanto bustling with marijuana-related businesses. As Mayor Richard Kerr says, the city will be the “Silicon Valley of medical marijuana.”
Cannabis wholesale prices are slowly climbing higher after a precipitous fall over the past year. So far, 2017’s first quarter average has risen to $1,613.
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 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.
On April 20, 2017, Pennsylvania’s Department of Health reported that it has chosen a cannabis tracking vendor to track medical cannabis from seed-to-sale.
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.
These 3 marijuana stocks make for some of the best investments in the cannabis industry for risk-averse investors.
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.
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.
In this World of Cannabis Interview, watch Caroline Cahill, Managing Editor of MJINews.com and Marijuana Industry News magazine, interview Walter Paulsen, CEO of Alula Hydronutrients.
The leader of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department says he expects federal drug agents will attempt to step up marijuana enforcement as California moves forward with legalization. But Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said he believes there isn’t the manpower to conduct widespread raids on growers and businesses selling marijuana.
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.
WARWICK, R.I., Feb. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — LED innovation powerhouse Lighting Science today announced the addition of an LED T8 grow lamp to their industry-leading VividGro product line.
Now that marijuana is legal in several states, prices are falling, and that is changing the marketplace, according to Forbes.com. “Wholesale marijuana prices declined in 2016 from $2,500 to $1,000 per pound, with some dispensaries offering recreational ounces as low as $65 on CannaSaver.com,” Brian Shapiro, Chief Executive Officer of CannaSaver, said.
On Jan. 17, 2017, the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program announced the release of applications for state cultivator, processor and dispensary permits.
As more states move to legalize pot, Humboldt County, California, an epicenter of the underground marijuana industry, has begun a new, bold experiment to bring growers out of the shadows and regulate the growth, sale and environmental impact of cannabis.