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Florida Medical Marijuana Legislation Signed by Governor

Florida Medical Marijuana Legislation Signed by Governor

Florida medical marijuana legislation has finally expanded the state’s medical marijuana program. On June 26, 2017, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law SB 8-A, a bill that expands the state’s program by adding cultivators and qualifying conditions.

Applications Available to Operate Arkansas Medical Marijuana Facilities

Applications Available to Operate Arkansas Medical Marijuana Facilities

Application forms are available for people wanting to apply for licenses to operate Arkansas medical marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries, the state Department of Finance and Administration said Monday.

New York Cannabis Company Valley Agriceuticals Sold for $17 Million

New York Cannabis Company Valley Agriceuticals Sold for $17 Million

Multi-state cannabis company iAnthus Capital Management has now planted its flag in New York with Monday’s announced acquisition of Valley Agriceuticals.

Florida Legislature Reaches Agreement on Rules Regulating Medical Marijuana

Florida Legislature Reaches Agreement on Rules Regulating Medical Marijuana

On June 7, 2017, the Florida legislature reached an agreement on rules regulating medical marijuana in the state. House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues said that the two chambers of government had reached a “conceptual agreement” and that the House was currently reviewing the Senate’s proposed measure.

MD’s Highest Court Stops Case That Would Halt Medical Marijuana Licenses

MD’s Highest Court Stops Case That Would Halt Medical Marijuana Licenses

Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera issued an order on Friday that halted a hearing in Baltimore Circuit Court, where Judge Barry Williams had been scheduled to review his decision last week to temporarily stop the commission from issuing any more licenses. Williams’ order expires Sunday.

Arkansas Medical Marijuana License Deadline Nears

Arkansas Medical Marijuana License Deadline is Nearing

Arkansas will soon begin taking applications from those who hope to grow and dispense medical marijuana, though the state’s strong religious heritage and restrictions imposed by the Legislature will limit where greenhouses and distributors can operate.

Nevada Court Ruling Threatens to Delay the Early Sale of Recreational Marijuana

Nevada Court Ruling Threatens to Delay the Early Sale of Recreational Marijuana

The early sale of recreational marijuana in the state of Nevada is in danger of being delayed. On May 30, 2017, a Nevada district court judge issued a temporary restraining order that prevents the Department of Taxation from issuing marijuana distribution licenses.

Maryland Medical Marijuana Grow Licenses Put on Hold

Maryland Medical Marijuana Grow Licensing Placed on Hold

It has been a month full of highs and lows for Maryland medical marijuana growers. Last week, on May 15, 2017, news came out that after months of controversy regarding racial disparities the state awarded its grower’s license to Anne Arundel County’s ForwardGro. The victory was short-lived though, as this past Thursday, May 25, a hold was placed on the commission’s ability to grant new licenses.

California’s New Cannabis Rules: The End of the Beginning?

California’s New Cannabis Rules: The End of the Beginning?

All three of the California agencies charged with implementation of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act released their initial draft of new cannabis rules on April 28, 2017. This long-awaited event puts some meat on the ‘til-now skeletal ideas of what is going to happen in California as the expansion of the state-legal cannabis industry into adult recreational use moves forward.

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USEI Announces That Its Cannabis Grow Project Has Started in California

SANTA CLARITA,Calif., May 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — USEI CANNABIS Initiatives CORP, a wholly owned subsidiary of US ENERGY INITIATIVES CORPORATION, INC. (OTC PINK: USEI) is a California based company and is pleased to announce that it has begun growing cannabis in southern California.

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Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) Lauds Colorado General Assembly for a Successful 2017 Legislative Session

DENVER, May 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As the 2017 General Assembly Session comes to a close, the Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) applauds legislators for another productive session in regards to the continued regulation of the legal cannabis industry in Colorado.

‘Early start’ program for Nevada recreational marijuana sales OK’d

‘Early Start’ Program for Nevada Recreational Marijuana Sales OK’d

Licensed Nevada medical marijuana facilities in good standing with state agencies will be allowed to start recreational marijuana sales on July 1, according to the industry’s new state regulating body.

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.


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