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Golden State Awards First Round of California Commercial Cannabis Licenses

Golden State Awards First Round of California Commercial Cannabis Licenses

Golden State Awards First Round of California Commercial Cannabis Licenses

The Golden State may have just launched its online licensing system for California commercial cannabis licenses, but the Bureau of Cannabis Control is moving quickly to meet the legalization rollout date of Jan. 1, 2018, and has already chosen its first round of licensee recipients.

Bureau of Cannabis Control Launches Online Licensing Application System and Commercial Cannabis Licenses

Bureau of Cannabis Control Issues First Licenses For Commercial Cannabis Activity

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) today issued the first group of commercial cannabis temporary licenses for retailers, distributors, microbusinesses and testing laboratories via its online licensing system.

PharmaCann Suing Ohio Over Licensing to Fulfill Racial Quota

PharmaCann Suing Ohio Over Licensing to Fulfill Racial Quota

For the third time in two weeks, Ohio’s medical marijuana program is once again at the center of controversy. PharmaCann Ohio, LLC, a medical marijuana company that failed to obtain a cultivation license in the state, has filed a lawsuit against the Ohio Department of Commerce over its alleged “racial quota.”

Ohio Application Scorer Has Ties With Winner of Cultivation License

Ohio Application Scorer Has Ties With Winner of Cultivation License

In Ohio, more questions are being raised about the state’s medical marijuana licensing process as news emerged that one of the consultants hired to score applications had business ties with one of the applicants awarded a cultivation license.

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Auditor Yost Calls on Commerce Department to Suspend Issuance of Marijuana Cultivator Licenses

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Auditor of State Dave Yost today called on the Commerce Department to suspend the issuance of Level 1 cultivator’s licenses for medical marijuana following media reports that one of the application graders was a convicted drug dealer.

Three More Maryland Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses Awarded

Three More Maryland Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses Awarded

With several Maryland medical marijuana dispensary licensees preparing to open their doors within the next week and certified patients ready to buy their products, the state has awarded three more dispensary licenses, giving Maryland a total of nine licensed dispensaries.

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Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission Approves Licenses for More Dispensaries, Bringing Number to 9

LINTHICUM, Md., Nov. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — During its recent meeting, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission voted to approve licenses for three more dispensaries, bringing the number of such licensed companies to nine. The companies are Growing Ventures LLC, GTI Maryland LLC (dba Rise Silver Spring) and Maryland Wellness Access (dba Remedy Columbia). They

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Harvest Park Becomes Hub for Cannabis Licenses in Michigan

WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, Mich., Nov. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Harvest Park, a 130-acre industrial park development located in Windsor Township west of Lansing, Michigan in Eaton County is poised to become the epicenter of Michigan’s medical marijuana cultivation, processing, testing and secure transport industries.

Ohio Board of Pharmacy Receives 370 Dispensary Applications

Ohio Board of Pharmacy Receives 370 Dispensary Applications

The competition to become one of Ohio’s licensed medical marijuana dispensaries is starting to heat up. On Nov. 20, 2017, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced that it had received 370 applications for the state’s 57 available medical marijuana dispensary licenses.

First Commercial Insurer to File Cannabis Business Insurance is Approved by Insurance Commissioner

Cannabis businesses licensed by the State of California may now purchase commercial insurance coverage from an admitted commercial insurance company. Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved the filing of the first admitted commercial insurance company to file cannabis business insurance, so that the insurer can begin writing policies and offering coverage for cannabis business owners.

These Are the First Two Licensed Jamaican Cannabis Companies

These Are the First Two Licensed Jamaican Cannabis Companies

While Jamaican cannabis has a rich history, the country of Jamaica hasn’t been at the forefront of the legal industry; however, that may soon change as the country has issued its first two Jamaican cannabis licenses.

Wisconsin Lawmakers Lobby for Bill That Would Allow Farmers to Grow Hemp

Wisconsin Lawmakers Lobby for Bill That Would Allow Farmers to Grow Hemp

On Oct. 10, 2017, Wisconsin lawmakers lobbied for a bill that would permit farmers to cultivate hemp in The Badger State.

Nevada Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Marijuana Distribution Dispute

Nevada Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Marijuana Distribution Dispute

On Oct. 3, 2017, the Nevada Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding a dispute over the distribution rights of recreational marijuana in the state of Nevada. The case is the culmination of months of back and forth between the state’s Department of Taxation and the Independent Alcohol Distributors of Nevada.

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Bureau of Cannabis Control to Hold Public Licensing Workshop in Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) will host a public licensing workshop in Los Angeles on October 12. The workshop will focus on what licensing information is needed and what resources are available for people planning to apply for state commercial cannabis licenses.

Florida Missing Deadline to Distribute New Medical Marijuana Licenses

Florida Missing Deadline to Distribute New Medical Marijuana Licenses

The state of Florida will miss its deadline to distribute new medical marijuana licenses. According to Sunshine State News, Christian Bax, the executive director of the Office of Medical Marijuana Use, sent a letter on Sept. 29, 2017, informing lawmakers that the office would not be able to distribute the five new medical marijuana licenses.

LARA Releases Advisory Bulletin Regarding Stacking of Class C Grower Licenses

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The State of Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs ( LARA ) released an advisory bulletin today to inform and advise prospective medical marihuana licensees regarding stacking of medical marihuana class C grower licenses.

Michigan Will Allow One-Stop Shopping for Some Medical Marijuana Businesses

Michigan Will Allow One-Stop Shopping for Some Medical Marijuana Businesses

The medical marijuana business is expected to explode next year when the state begins to hand out licenses, and rules released Thursday by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs could prove to be even more profitable for some budding marijuana entrepreneurs.

Michigan Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Have Until Mid-December to Shut Down

Michigan Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Have Until Mid-December to Shut Down

On Sept 12, 2017, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced that existing medical cannabis dispensaries have until Dec. 15 to shut down or they risk losing the opportunity to become licensed under the state’s new medical cannabis laws.

Nevada Tax Commission Rejects Alcohol Suppliers' Appeal for Cannabis Distribution

Nevada Tax Commission Rejects Alcohol Suppliers’ Appeal for Cannabis Distribution

On Aug. 29, 20017, the Nevada Tax Commission rejected an appeal from the state’s alcohol distributors to restore its exclusive rights to recreational cannabis distribution.

Medical Marijuana Groups Ask Texas Gov, DPS for More Dispensary Licenses

Medical Marijuana Groups Ask Texas Gov, DPS for More Dispensary Licenses

Medical cannabis companies and investors are calling on Gov. Greg Abbott’s office and the Department of Public Safety to approve more dispensary licenses beyond the three given provisional approval in May.

Contracts Awarded to Help Develop Ohio Medical Marijuana Program

Contracts Awarded to Help Develop Ohio Medical Marijuana Program

On Aug. 22, 2017, the Ohio Department of Commerce awarded contracts to two companies to help develop the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program. The contracts for the two companies, Metrc and Persistent Systems Inc., total more than $1.75 million.

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Report: Nevada Recreational Cannabis Sales Decline Due to Supply Shortages

Nevada recreational cannabis sales have declined by approximately 20-30% since first launching in July of this year, according to a report published by the Nevada Department of Taxation and obtained by the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Nevada Judge Lifts Restraining Order on Recreational Marijuana Distribution Licenses

Nevada Judge Lifts Restraining Order on Recreational Marijuana Distribution Licenses

On Aug. 17, 2017, Nevada District Judge James Todd Russell lifted a temporary restraining order against the Nevada Department of Taxation that prevented the department from issuing recreational marijuana distribution licenses to businesses other than licensed alcohol distributors.

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Dewmar International BMC, Inc. (DEWM) Partners with Arkansas Company to Apply for Marijuana Cultivation and Dispensary Licenses

HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Dewmar International BMC, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTC PINK: DEWM) today announced that it has partnered with a long-standing Arkansas company in a joint effort to see a cannabis cultivation and dispensary permit to be issued during fourth quarter 2017.

Israel Medical Marijuana: Joint Panel Approves Government-Run Export Plan

Israel Medical Marijuana: Joint Panel Approves Export Plan

Israel’s Finance and Health ministries approved a medical marijuana export plan that looks to increase annual revenue from $1 billion to $4 billion as the government-supervised program seeks to brand and market its pot products internationally.

These Are the 8 Newly Licensed Maryland Medical Cannabis Cultivators

These Are the 8 Newly Licensed Maryland Medical Cannabis Cultivators

On Aug. 14, 2017, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission greenlit eight final cultivation licenses, meaning the newly licensed can finally start cultivating medical cannabis.

Nevada Judge Issues Injunction to Halt Issuance of Marijuana Distribution Licenses

Nevada Judge Issues Injunction to Halt Issuance of Marijuana Distribution Licenses

In the state of Nevada, the issue of recreational marijuana distribution licenses is once again back in court. On Aug. 11, 2017, Nevada District Judge James Todd Russell issued an injunction against the Department of Taxation to prevent the issuance of distribution licenses to businesses other than alcohol distributors.

Nevada Tax Department Opens Up Distribution Rights for Recreational Marijuana

Nevada Tax Department Opens Up Distribution Rights for Recreational Marijuana

On Aug. 10, 2017, the Nevada Department of Taxation determined that there is an insufficient number of alcohol distributors applying for recreational marijuana distribution licenses, paving the way for other players within the marijuana industry to participate.

First Look at a New Association for the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Industry

First Look at a New Association for the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Industry

With cultivation and dispensary applicants navigating the application process for the Natural State’s medical marijuana program, a new association has formed to act as the voice for the Arkansas medical marijuana industry.

Maryland Marijuana Officials Investigate Conflict of Interest Application Matter

Maryland Marijuana Officials Investigate Licensees With Potential Conflicts of Interest

After news of possible connections between experts hired to evaluate marijuana business applications and the applicants, Maryland marijuana officials are investigating potential conflicts of interest.

Nevada Judge Denies Request to Block Emergency Marijuana Regulations

Nevada Judge Denies Request to Block Emergency Marijuana Regulations

A Nevada judge has denied a request by the Independent Alcohol Distributors of Nevada to block emergency regulations allowing the state to temporarily issue recreational marijuana distribution licenses.


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