Oklahoma lawmakers are considering regulations on the medical marijuana industry before a statewide vote in June on whether to approve its use.
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Hopefuls Await License Decision for Growing Marijuana in Arkansas
On Tuesday, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission plans to announce the state’s first five groups that will be allowed to legally grow medical cannabis.
Ohio Doctors Deciding Whether to Seek Medical Marijuana Certification
Ohio doctors are weighing whether to get state certification to write prescriptions for potential medical marijuana patients.
Fees Proposed for Medicinal Cannabis Licensing
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 9, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Fees for medicinal cannabis retailer business applications and licenses are going before the Marin County Board of Supervisors for consideration on February 13.
Denver Could Soon Be Home to the Nation’s First Legal Cannabis Spa
DENVER, Feb. 7, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Utopia All Natural Wellness Spa and Lounge LLC will submit its application Wednesday for one of Denver’s first Cannabis Consumption Establishment licenses.
Marijuana Businesses Are Legal — But Near Impossible to Open in San Diego
San Diego now has 13 stores with licenses to sell recreational and medical marijuana. That’s more than most cities in California. But it’s nowhere near what some say is necessary to meet the city’s demand for marijuana.
Court Challenge Seeks to Block Vast California Marijuana Farms
An alliance of California marijuana growers filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block state rules that they fear could open the way for vast farms that would drive smaller cultivators out of business or send them into the black market.
Bureau of Cannabis Control to Hold Public Licensing Workshops in Irvine & San Diego
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 23, 2018 /Weed Wire/ —– The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) will host public licensing workshops in Irvine on January 25 and in San Diego on January 26. The workshops will focus on what licensing information is needed and what resources are available for people planning to apply for state commercial cannabis licenses.
Bureau of Cannabis Control to Hold Public Licensing Workshop in Monterey
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) will host a public licensing workshop in Monterey on January 22. 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.
Apply Now for Annual California Cannabis Cultivation Licenses
With the Golden State’s recreational cannabis market up and running, those with temporary California cannabis cultivation licenses can now apply for the coveted annual licenses.
CDFA Now Accepting Applications for Annual Cannabis Cultivation Licenses
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 2, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis program has begun accepting applications for annual commercial licenses for cultivators, nurseries and processors.
Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in California
Dozens of retailers in California have been licensed to begin selling recreational marijuana on New Year’s Day. Emily Dufton, author of “Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America,” joined CBSN to discuss whether we’ll see other states follow suit.
California Recreational Cannabis Sales Commence at 100 Retailers Across State
While not all Golden State dispensaries had received their temporary licenses to start adult-use sales on New Year’s Day, the state’s legal commercial cannabis market still went live on Jan. 1, 2018, with California recreational cannabis sales commencing at approximately 100 retailers across the state.
More Than 400 State-Licensed Cannabis Businesses Operating On California’s First Day of Legal Commercial Cannabis Activity
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 1, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Temporary licenses issued by the Bureau of Cannabis Control for retailers, distributors, microbusinesses, testing laboratories, and event organizers are now in effect and businesses can begin operating in California’s newly-legal commercial cannabis market. More than 400 Cannabis operators, from Shasta Lake to the City of San Diego, now hold state licenses in the largest cannabis market in the country.
Some California Recreational Cannabis Shops Won’t Open on New Year’s Day
On Jan. 1, 2018, California recreational cannabis shops will be allowed to sell recreational cannabis legally, but only if they’ve been issued their state-required licenses.
California Now Accepting Cannabis Cultivation and Processing Applications
While California has already started awarding temporary commercial cannabis licenses to distributors, microbusinesses, labs and retailers, it has only recently launched its system for accepting cannabis cultivation and processing applications.
CDFA Now Accepting Temporary Cannabis Licensing Applications
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis program has officially launched its online licensing system and is now accepting applications for temporary commercial cannabis licenses for cultivators, nurseries and processors.
California Issues Recreational Marijuana Licenses to Local Dispensaries
The state issued the first few licenses to sell recreational marijuana beginning in January. One of those businesses is in Santa Cruz and Maria Medinat talked with the firm’s founder on Friday.
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 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
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.”
Michigan Medical Marijuana Application Window Now Open
While the Wolverine State has had regulatory growing pains in launching its emergency marijuana rules, the Michigan medical marijuana application window is now open.
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.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Approves Recreational Pot Rules
San Francisco could have recreational weed for sale the first week of January under legislation signed by San Francisco’s mayor.
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.
Arkansas to Name Legal Medical Marijuana Growers on Feb. 27
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.
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.
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…
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
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.
California Legal Marijuana Q&A
California just released new rules for legal marijuana that will take effect January 1, 2018.
Wisconsin Assembly Passes Bill to Allow Hemp Farming
Wisconsin would join a majority of other states in allowing the farming of industrial hemp under a bill sent to Gov. Scott Walker. The Wisconsin Assembly passed the bill unanimously Thursday. It cleared the Senate unanimously Tuesday.
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
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.
Michigan May Require Up to 500K in Capital for Medical Cannabis Applicants
Business owners hoping to enter into Michigan’s medical cannabis industry will likely need a large amount of start-up capital in order to become licensed.
The Cannabis Licensing Authority Issues Its First Two Licences
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — After much anticipation, the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has issued two of the five licenses granted for legal operation in the cannabis industry.
Case That May Disrupt MD Medical Marijuana Industry Will Go to Trial
Baltimore judge ruled Wednesday that a case that could disrupt Maryland’s fledgling medical marijuana industry should proceed to trial.
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
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.
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
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.
Michigan to Allow Stacking of Medical Cannabis Class C Cultivation Licenses
On Sept. 28, 2017, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs issued an advisory bulletin announcing that the department would allow the stacking of medical cannabis class C cultivation licenses.
Bureau of Cannabis Control Announces Official Rebranding and Updated Websites
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) today announced the official completion of its rebranding effort.
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
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.
Ohio Medical Marijuana Dispensary License Application Now Available
On Sept. 19, 2017, the Buckeye State took a critical step forward for its Medical Marijuana Control Program by releasing the application for Ohio medical marijuana dispensary licenses.
Nevada Supreme Court to Hear Recreational Marijuana Distribution Case
The ongoing drama over who can distribute recreational marijuana in the state of Nevada is now heading before the Nevada Supreme Court.
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.
Iowa Attorney General Halts Part of Medical Marijuana Program
The Iowa Attorney General’s Office advised the Iowa Department of Public Health this month that it should not implement a small section in Iowa’s new medical marijuana law.
Tilray to Supply EU Cannabis From Portugal
Canadian cannabis producer Tilray says it will invest 20 million euros in a medical cannabis operation in Portugal after winning federal licences there.