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Nevada Official Wants Tandem Recreational & MMJ Market

The official in charge of Nevada’s medical cannabis program told the state Senate Finance Committee that the same products should […]

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Nevada Regulators Hopeful Cannabis Retail Sales Will Begin 6 Months Early

Nevada Department of Taxation officials have proposed a timeline for the implementation of the voter-backed adult-use cannabis industry, expecting it […]

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State Cannabis Regulators Often Moving On as Consultants, Lobbyists

Former state cannabis regulators are bringing their expertise to the private sector, forming consulting firms and lobby groups, according to […]

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Ohio Officials Slow to Develop MMJ Rules

It’s been almost five months since Ohio legalized medical cannabis, but it could be more than a year and a […]

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California’s Cannabis Czar ‘Confident’ State Will Adopt Regs by January Deadline

California’s legal cannabis industry has a projected value of $7 billion and tax revenues for local and state governments could […]

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UK Health Agency Reclassifies CBD as Medicine

The U.K.’s Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has reclassified cannabidiol (CBD) as a medicine, according to an International Business […]

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Quietly Pass Bill Delaying Adult-Use Market Rollout

During an informal legislative session lawmakers in Massachusetts have approved a bill that will likely delay the opening of retail […]

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Rules Permitting Recreational Sales at Oregon MMJ Dispensaries Expire Jan. 1

Oregon’s law allowing medical cannabis dispensaries to sell to customers without medical cards expires at the end of the year, […]

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City Council of Belfast, Maine Considers Cannabis Business Moratorium

The Belfast, Maine City Council has introduced a measure that would impose a six-month moratorium on adult-use cannabis establishments – […]

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Ohio MMJ Rules Proposal Would Allow Just 40 Dispensaries

Under proposed rules by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy that would dictate the state’s medical cannabis program, there would be […]

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Arkansas MMJ Commission Expects to Begin Patient Registration in March

Arkansas’ five-member Medical Marijuana Commission has held its first meeting, now it has 120 days to create the rules that […]

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Arkansas MMJ Commission Names Members; First Meeting Today

Top lawmakers in Arkansas have appointed the five-member Medical Marijuana Commission ahead of their first meeting today, NPR station KUAR […]

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Judge Rules Montana Dispensaries are Back in Business Immediately

A Montana District Court Judge has ruled that a clerical error on November’s ballot initiative to reinstate the previous medical […]

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New York Makes More Changes to MMJ Program; Defines ‘Chronic Pain’

In efforts to expand the state’s medical cannabis program, New York’s Department of Health has announced they are allowing registered […]

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Colorado Gov. Pushing for Homegrown Cannabis Reforms

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is proposing bans on group recreational grows, and calling for new paperwork requirements for individual medical […]

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Boston Lawmaker Pushing for Racial Diversity in Cannabis Industry Regulations

A Boston city councilor is urging the Office of the State Treasurer to consider racial equality when making potential changes […]

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Strict Testing Requirements Likely to Cost Oregon $10M in Cannabis Tax Revenue, Close Businesses

New product testing requirements that came into effect October 1 are squeezing Oregon’s cannabis growers and business owners harder than […]

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Ireland’s Lower House Expected to Pass MMJ Law

The lower house of Ireland’s legislature is expected to pass a medical cannabis bill, which would regulate the sale, labeling, […]

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Questions Abound in North Dakota About Enacting New MMJ Law

Officials in North Dakota are working toward implementing the medical marijuana referendum approved by voters on Election Day, which requires […]

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Public-Use and No-Smoking Policies Prohibit Cannabis in Massachusetts Casinos

Cannabis use will not be permitted in Massachusetts casinos, due to language in the law that bars public-use and the […]

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Seattle Raises Dispensary Licensing Fees

Seattle’s City Council has approved a $500 increase in dispensary fees, raising them from $1,000 to $1,500 for the city’s […]

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Arkansas Gov. Seeking $3M for MMJ Program Rollout

Officials in Arkansas have taken the first steps in the implementation of the state’s newly minted medical cannabis program, according […]

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Oakland City Council Abandons Controversial Cannabis Licensing Plans

The Oakland City Council voted 4-3 to revise their equity permit program and abandon the plan requiring canna-businesses to give […]

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Nevada Tax Department Begins Legalization Implementation Process

Nevada’s Department of Taxation is already developing regulations for the implementation of Question 2, more than a year before the […]

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Clerical Error Likely to Delay Renewed MMJ Access in Montana

Due to the clerical error embedded in the final version of Montana’s ballot initiative to restore the state’s medical cannabis […]

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Illinois MMJ Program Shows Promise in Year 1

In the first year of medicinal cannabis sales in Illinois, there have been no serious problems or complications with the […]

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Revises Rules for Attorneys Allowing MMJ Industry Participation

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has modified its Rules of Professional Conduct to allow attorneys to work with medical marijuana clients […]

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Ohio Releases Draft Rules for MMJ Cultivators

The Ohio Department of Commerce has released their draft rules for would-be cannabis cultivators for the state’s medical marijuana program. […]

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Seeds and Clones Scarce for Hopeful Canadian Home Growers

Despite a Federal Court ruling in February allowing medical marijuana patients to grow their own medicine in Canada, individuals have […]

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Third Lawsuit Filed Against Maryland MMJ Commission

A third Maryland medical marijuana company has sued the state medical cannabis commission alleging that the commission “was derelict in […]

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Alaska’s Plan for Marijuana Handler Permits Would Shut Out Host of Applicants

New proposed permit requirements for potential cannabis industry workers in Alaska are so onerous that they are “unreasonable impracticable,” with […]

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Pennsylvania Health Department Releases Medical Cannabis Draft Rules

The Pennsylvania Health Department has released the draft regulations for the state’s medical marijuana program, expecting to begin accepting applications […]

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Ohio Patients Unlikely to Have MMJ Access Until 2018

Patients in Ohio are unlikely to have access to medical marijuana until 2018, despite the law taking effect on Sept. […]

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Texas MMJ Program Could be Decimated Under DPS Rule Changes

The Texas Department of Public Safety is considering raising fees for licensed dispensaries and growers from $6,000 to $1.3 million, […]

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Maryland’s Medical Cannabis Licensing War Wages On

Maryland Del. Cheryl D. Glenn said the state’s Medical Cannabis Commission has “no oversight” and “no diversity” claiming that the […]

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Scottish National Party Delegates Pushing for New MMJ Regulations

The Scottish National Party is backing the decriminalization of cannabis for medicinal use, calling on the UK government to allow […]

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Detroit Officials Continuing Crackdowns on Dispensaries

Officials in Detroit, Michigan are shuttering dispensaries but seemingly will not reach their stated goal to have just 50 in […]

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Cannabis Ban Defeated in Alaska’s Cultivation Capital

An attempt to outlaw commercial cannabis operations in Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Borough — the state’s biggest marijuana cultivation hotspot, located north […]

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Oregon Officials Consider Delaying Implementation of New Cannabis Industry Rules

Many cannabis businesses are not yet ready to comply with Oregon’s new testing, packaging, and labeling rules and are asking […]

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Calaveras County, CA Has Collected $3.7M in MMJ Fees But Hasn’t Awarded a Single License

Despite collecting more than $3.7 million in fees, not a single cannabis farm has been approved by California’s Calaveras County […]

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