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Ohio Finalizes Medical Marijuana Cultivator Rules

Ohio Finalizes Medical Marijuana Cultivator Rules

Ohio Finalizes Medical Marijuana Cultivator Rules

On April 17, 2017, the Ohio legislature’s Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review voted to finalize the rules and regulations for the state’s medical marijuana cultivators.

Maryland Lawmakers Seek diversity for marijuana licenses

Maryland Lawmakers Seek Racial Diversity for Marijuana Licenses

A battle over Maryland’s medical marijuana program is coming down to the number of licenses. Lawmakers are wrangling over increasing the number of medical marijuana licenses to achieve racial diversity. The law currently allows for 15 licenses. The Legislative Black Caucus wants to increase the licenses by five.

Proposed Prop 64 Trailer Bill Reflects Some Interesting Turns

Proposed Prop 64 Trailer Bill Reflects Some Interesting Turns

Some big proposed changes came down on April 4, 2017, in the California Bureau of Cannabis Control’s Proposed Trailer Bill Legislation. As the industry digests and considers the implications of these proposed changes, some of the more notable changes seem to reflect a friendlier approach to cannabis regulation in some key areas.

Seeking Medical Marijuana Experts: Medical Marijuana Cultivator, Processor, and Testing Laboratory License Application Process

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Ohio Department of Commerce is looking for expertise and is requesting information around the development of a scoring system (“Rubric”) and application review process for the evaluation of applicants for licenses to cultivate medical marijuana, to process medical marijuana, and to function as a testing laboratory for medical marijuana.

Braddock, Penn., Looks to Medical Marijuana For Economic Revitalization

Braddock, Penn., Looks to Medical Marijuana For Economic Revitalization

A Pennsylvania town that lost its steel industry 25 years ago hopes a new medical marijuana facility will bring economic revitalization. Braddock, Penn., lost its steel industry more than 25 years ago and since has been considered a financially distressed community. But the prospect of a medical marijuana facility is encouraging news for the town.

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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.

MedMen Acquires One of New York's Struggling Marijuana Providers

MedMen Acquires One of New York’s Struggling Marijuana Providers

On Jan. 9, 2017, MedMen, a turnkey marijuana management company based in California, acquired Bloomfield Industries, one of New York’s five organizations licensed to grow and distribute medical marijuana

Rhode Island Awards First Three Cultivator Licenses

Rhode Island Awards First Three Cultivator Licenses

On Jan. 4, 2017, Rhode Island’s Department of Business Regulation issued licenses to the state’s first three medical marijuana cultivators, all of which are based in Warwick.

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OLCC Approves More than 760 Recreational Marijuana Licenses

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved 762 recreational marijuana licenses through the first week of January 2017, fulfilling the commitment to start-up a regulated system by the end of 2016. The OLCC began accepting recreational marijuana license applications in January 2016 and issued the first licenses in May 2016.

Report: Colorado MMJ Shrinks as Licenses, Plants and Edibles Rise

Report: Colorado MMJ Shrinks as Licenses, Plants and Edibles Rise

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division recently issued its 2016 mid-year report, documenting supply chain data from Jan. 1 to June 30, 2016.

Pennsylvania's MMJ License Applications Available in New Year

Pennsylvania’s MMJ License Applications Available in New Year

On Dec. 21, 2016, Pennsylvania Sec. of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced during a briefing that license applications for medical marijuana cultivators and processors will be made available on Jan. 17, 2017, with the application window running from Feb. 20 until March 20, 2017.

Report: Nearly 3,000 Active Marijuana Licenses in Colorado

Report: Nearly 3,000 Active Marijuana Licenses in Colorado

On Dec. 8, 2016, Assistant Professor Paul Seaborn of University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business released the Colorado Marijuana Market Report, an analysis of the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division’s raw license data that found Colorado had a record-high of 2,913 active marijuana business licenses as of Dec. 1.

Head of AK's Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office to Step Down

Head of AK’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office to Step Down

Franklin announced her resignation to members of the Alcohol and Marijuana control boards on Wednesday afternoon, in an email forwarded to Alaska Dispatch News.

Michigan Marijuana Seminar Educates Caregivers and Patients

Michigan Marijuana Seminar Educates Caregivers and Patients

Both state and local legislation is ever-changing in the medical marijuana industry. A seminar was held yesterday focused on educating caregivers, patients, and dispensary owners. FOX 47’s Scott Wolchek spoke with those attending to find out how this education will affect them and those in need of medical marijuana.

Some Ohioans Want Residency Requirement For Medical Pot Business Licenses

Ohio Announces Draft Rules for Medical Marijuana Cultivators

On Nov. 2, 2016, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee released the draft rules for would-be medical marijuana cultivators. If approved, Ohio would have one of the most expensive medical marijuana licensing fees in the country.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan appoints new marijuana regulator

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Appoints New Marijuana Regulator

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has appointed a new patient advocate to the 16-member Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, which has come under fire for, among other things, not considering racial diversity of companies when awarding the first batch of marijuana cultivation licenses this summer.

Alaska Officials to Issue Cannabis Licenses This Week, Retail Outlets to Open by Year's End

Alaska Officials to Issue Cannabis Licenses This Week, Retail Outlets to Open by Year’s End

Almost two years after voters in Alaska legalized cannabis, the state’s Marijuana Control Board says that they’ll be going approving applications and issuing licenses this week allowing for the opening of cannabis retail outlets.

Pennsylvania Releases Medical Marijuana Draft Rules

Pennsylvania Releases Medical Marijuana Draft Rules

On Aug. 18, 2016, the state of Pennsylvania released draft rules regarding the regulation of its medical marijuana system. According to Philly.com, the 90-page set of rules will define how marijuana is cultivated, tracked and protected in the state of Pennsylvania.

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In Arizona, Medical Marijuana Licenses Could Lead to Recreational Fortunes

Arizona is seeing a deluge of applications for medical marijuana licenses ahead of a November vote on recreational marijuana, according to an article at AZCentral.com. According to ballot initiative Proposition 205, if the initiative passes, medical marijuana dispensaries in good standing will get the first crack at licenses for selling recreational marijuana.

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First Major Newspaper Endorsement: Prop 64 “Solid,” “Smart,” “Long Overdue”

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Yes on Proposition 64 campaign announced today that California’s first major newspaper endorsement of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, has come out strongly in favor of the measure.

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Maryland Could Soon Announce Medical Marijuana Growers And Processors

In early August, Maryland officials could announce their selection of the marijuana growers and processors who can seek licenses to become the first businesses in the state’s medical marijuana industry, according to a report in The Baltimore Sun. State officials had originally planned to select growers and processors in February 2016.

Jamaica's Cannabis Licensing Authority Receives More Than 200 Applications

Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority Receives More Than 200 Applications

Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority has received more than 200 medical cannabis licensing applications, as reported by Jamaica Information Service on June 29, 2016.

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Study Says Recreational Pot in Arizona Will Bring $82 Million in Taxes

A new study says Arizonans would spend about $500 million on marijuana if it is legalized for recreational use, according to a Capitol Media Services report at Tucson.com. That would generate about $82 million in taxes for Arizona each year.

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Former Law Officers Want to Enter Maryland Medical Pot Industry

Several former law enforcement officers want to enter Maryland’s fledgling medical-marijuana industry, according to a June 25, 2016, article in the Washington Post. Maryland will begin issuing licenses to medical-marijuana businesses this summer. The state passed a law allowing medical marijuana in 2014.

OLCC

Recreational Marijuana Licenses Approved by OLCC Commission Gives Staff Authority to Grant Licenses Moving Forward

PORTLAND, Ore., June 2, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) has approved 10 Recreational Marijuana producer licenses and also has delegated authority to the OLCC’s Executive Director to issue recreational marijuana licenses.


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