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Detroit City Council Approves Moratorium on New Medical Cannabis Licenses

Detroit City Council Approves Moratorium on New Medical Cannabis Licenses

Detroit City Council Approves Moratorium on New Medical Cannabis Licenses

Entrepreneurs hoping to open medical cannabis dispensaries in Detroit, Michigan, will have to put their plans on hold for the time being. On Feb. 13, 2018, the Detroit City Council voted to impose a 180-day moratorium on new medical cannabis licenses and permits.

Penalty Relief Program and Sonoma County Cannabis Business Permit

Sonoma County Issues First Cannabis Business Permit

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Dec. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The County of Sonoma has issued the first Cannabis Cultivation Permit on Monday, December 4. Shannon and Cameron Hattan, co-founders of Fiddlers Greens, were issued a Zoning Permit from the Department of Ag Weights and Measures which allows up to 10,000 square feet of outdoor medical cannabis cultivation on their property outside of Sebastopol.

Canna-Hub Announces Launch of California’s Largest, Most Sophisticated Cannabis Real Estate Portfolio to Help Business Owners Capture Green Rush

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Canna-Hub, a California-based real estate development and property management Company for the cannabis industry, today announced its innovative cannabis real estate development business model to help current and prospective cannabis licensees secure properly zoned property for their cannabis businesses in California.

State and Local Politicians Oppose Opening of Philadelphia Medical Marijuana Dispensary

State and Local Politicians Oppose Opening of Philadelphia Medical Marijuana Dispensary

A political storm is brewing in the City of Brotherly Love over the location of a medical marijuana dispensary. A cadre of state and local politicians have rallied together in an attempt to stop the opening of TerraVida Holistic Centers, a Philadelphia medical marijuana dispensary.

What We Know About the Future of Los Angeles County Cannabis Regulations

What We Know About the Future of Los Angeles County Cannabis Regulations

While Los Angeles County cannabis regulations have yet to be developed, the county is ready to gain insight from its residents on a range of issues that need to be addressed to regulate cannabis in its unincorporated areas.

Sonoma County to Begin Accepting Cannabis Business Permits

SANTA ROSA, Calif., June 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The County of Sonoma will begin accepting permit applications for commercial and medical cannabis businesses on Wednesday July 5, 2017. In anticipation of an increase in customers on July 5, the Permit Center will have additional staffing and processes in place to serve the cannabis customers and to limit the impact on existing Permit Sonoma (Permit and Resource Management Department) customers. The Permit Center will also extend public hours on July 5, operating from 8am to 4pm (previously 10:30 to 4).

Toronto's Mayor Calls for Continued Crackdown on Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries

Toronto Mayor Calls for Continued Crackdown on Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries

John Tory said Tuesday that he believes the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use should have been decriminalized “years ago,” but that Toronto police should continue to target illegal dispensaries across the city.

Los Angeles Issues Dispensary Map, Draft Business Regs and Zoning Ordinance

Los Angeles Issues Dispensary Map, Draft Business Regs and Zoning Ordinance

In the span of two days, the City of Los Angeles has taken three important steps toward regulating its legal cannabis market—issuing a cannabis dispensary map, draft commercial cannabis regulations and a proposed zoning ordinance.

Arkansas Lawmakers Introduce More Bills to Amend MMJ Laws

Arkansas Lawmakers Introduce More Bills to Amend MMJ Laws

Arkansas lawmakers are once again working to amend the state’s medical marijuana laws. On Jan. 30, 2017, state lawmakers introduced a series of bills that would alter local control on banning and regulating licensed dispensaries as well as how patients could consume medical marijuana.

Don’t Let the Devil Disrupt the Landlord/Tenant Relationship

Don’t Let the Devil Disrupt the Landlord/Tenant Relationship

The marijuana industry is proving to be profitable for landlords, with businesses willing to pay premium rents. Conversely, it is also complex and has many details from a risk management standpoint.

Florida medical marijuana

NORML says Florida City Moratoriums on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Will Be Illegal

Now that Florida voters have allowed medical marijuana with the passage of Amendment 2, some cities have placed six-month or one-year moratoriums on medical marijuana shops. But a representative of NORML says those moratoriums will be illegal when Amendment 2 becomes law on Jan. 3, 2017.

Amendment 2

Florida Debate Reveals Fault Lines on Amendment 2

A debate in Florida revealed the fault lines in public opinion as the state prepares to vote on Amendment 2, a ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana. The Oct. 18, 2016, debate in Orlando pitted Amendment 2 supporter John Morgan against drug-addiction expert Dr. Jessica Spencer, according to WTSP.com.

Starbuds Loses License for Denver Marijuana Grow in First Decision of its Kind

Starbuds Loses License for Denver Marijuana Grow in First Decision of Its Kind

Neighborhood push-back against a northeast Denver marijuana grow operation culminated Thursday in the city’s first-ever denial of a routine cultivation license renewal.

Viridian Capital

Viridian Announces Two More Presenting Companies for Florida Cannabis Investment Conference

NEW YORK, May 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Viridian Capital Advisors is pleased to announce two additional companies selected to present at our Florida cannabis investment conference on June 8, 2016 at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Hotel.

Detroit

Detroit Dispensaries Drop Medical Marijuana Lawsuit

On April 8, 2016, a lawsuit challenging Detroit’s new medical marijuana laws was dropped by the group of medical marijuana dispensaries that had filed the case. Under the new rules, medical marijuana dispensaries are barred from operating within 1,000 feet of a school, park, church or day care.

WSLCB and Suquamish Tribe Compact and Draft Rules and Franwell

Board Revises Draft Marijuana Rules Following Public Comment Period

OLYMPIA, Jan. 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Following six public hearings held throughout the state, the Liquor and Cannabis Board (Board) today voted to revise the draft rules to accommodate public input it received on its original draft rules.

Maryland

Local Maryland Officials Seek Answers on Medical Marijuana

As Maryland prepares to implement its medical marijuana program, questions about the new policy still persist among local and county officials in the state. At a recent Maryland Association of Counties meeting, one of the topics that received the most interest was the subject of zoning laws.

Hospitalizations

Study Suggests Link Between Medical Marijuana and Hospitalizations

By now most people accept that the “Reefer Madness” depiction of marijuana is ludicrous, but many still question the medical safety of marijuana; and a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence only serves to stoke those fires.

HerbFront Capital Listing and Cafe Serendipity and Pennsylvania

HerbFront Zeroes in on Pennsylvania as Cannabis Legislation Progresses

CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — In the last year, the cannabis industry has risen to become the fastest growing industry in America. Unlike other new industries, the demand for cannabis and related products already exists, driving the sector’s rapid growth—making properties that can support these types of businesses all the more valuable.

HerbFront Capital Listing and Cafe Serendipity and Pennsylvania

HerbFront Announces New Real Estate Listing, Investment Opportunity

CHICAGO, July 22, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — HerbFront Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of its newest investment property listing, available now on its revolutionary cannabis property listing platform. This property is tenant occupied, meaning the buyer of the building will be receiving the building along with revenue from established tenants.

HerbFront business model

HerbFront Grows: Business Model Evolves

The marijuana industry has arisen through evolution, that is, it has taken shape through a series of ad hoc adaptations allowing for survival in often difficult circumstances—as, presumably, has the underlying botany.

dispensary

New Medicinal Dispensary to Open Near Northwestern University

Later this year, the city of Evanston, Illinois, will allow its first medicinal marijuana dispensary to open right in the heart of its bustling downtown area. And in the interests of its potential clientele, the city and the owners are keeping the aesthetics as low-key as possible.

New Hampshire Announcement

New Hampshire Announces Medical Marijuana Providers

After two years of delays and politicking, New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program has taken a critical step in the implementation process, but it will likely be several months before dispensaries are open and patients are served.

Unlicensed

Denver Cracks Down on Unlicensed Grows

Last week, on March 23, 2015, the Denver City Council approved a measure that limits the number of marijuana plants an unlicensed grow operation can have. The measure’s goal is to rein in the medical marijuana caregiver market, which officials contend has gotten out of hand.


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