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  • How Cannabis Helps ‘Spoonies’ Soothe the Symptoms of Chronic Illness
    by Meg Hartley on May 17, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Cannabis can aid people with less well-known—but not uncommon—conditions, ones that often come with a life-long sentence. We call ourselves “spoonies.” The post How Cannabis Helps ‘Spoonies’ Soothe the Symptoms of Chronic Illness appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • Massachusetts cannabis regulators cautious about approving acquisitions
    by Jeff Smith on May 17, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Massachusetts regulators delayed voting on a proposed medical marijuana acquisition, reflecting the state’s deliberate approach in evaluating ownership-change requests. According to MassLive.com, the caution comes in wake of a report that some businesses may have skirted licensing rules. To read more about the state’s review process, click here. Massachusetts cannabis regulators cautious about approving acquisitions is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal […]

  • The Roll-Up #88: Busting Dispensary Myths All Day Long
    by Leafly Podcasts on May 17, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    In this week's news: Bruce reveals what happens to crime rates after legalization. The post The Roll-Up #88: Busting Dispensary Myths All Day Long appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • Marijuana industry veteran Ean Seeb tapped to lead Colorado’s MJ policy
    by Bart Schaneman on May 17, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Colorado Gov. Jared Polis selected cannabis industry veteran Ean Seeb to lead the state’s cannabis policy. Seeb was co-owner of one of Denver’s original cannabis retailers, Denver Relief, before it was sold. He also was co-founder of Denver Relief Consulting and twice served as chair of the National Cannabis Industry Association. Seeb doesn’t have an […] Marijuana industry veteran Ean Seeb tapped to lead Colorado’s MJ policy is a post from: Marijuana Business […]

  • Canadian cannabis producer Organigram to list on Nasdaq
    by Nick Thomas on May 17, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Organigram, a New Brunswick-based marijuana producer, will begin trading on the Nasdaq on May 21. The company will join other major Canadian producers listed on senior U.S. exchanges, such as Aurora Cannabis, Canopy Growth, Cronos and Tilray. Organigram will continue to maintain its TSX Ventures Exchange listing but will cease trading on U.S. over-the-counter markets […] Canadian cannabis producer Organigram to list on Nasdaq is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal […]

  • Biden Pledges Tepid Support for Cannabis Half-Measure
    by Bruce Barcott on May 17, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    The career-long drug warrior dips his toe into decriminalization while the rest of America dives into full legalization. Catch up, Joe. The post Biden Pledges Tepid Support for Cannabis Half-Measure appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • Marijuana firm Green Growth Brands raises $45.5 million
    by Lisa Bernard-Kuhn on May 17, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Ohio-based Green Growth Brands raised $45.5 million through a private placement of convertible debt, the firm announced Friday. Terms of the financing included 15% secured convertible debentures at a price of $1,000 each and a conversion price of 7 Canadian dollars, which will be divided by the Canadian-U.S. exchange rate upon conversion, the company said […] Marijuana firm Green Growth Brands raises $45.5 million is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & […]

  • Legalization Gave Police Time to Fight Real Crime, Study Finds
    by David Downs on May 17, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    US police spend five hours per week, per officer—$13.7 billion each year—on marijuana crimes. The post Legalization Gave Police Time to Fight Real Crime, Study Finds appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • Mailman Delivers Cannabis to Home Being Raided by Police
    by Adam Drury on May 17, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Most of the unauthorized cannabis seized during the raid arrived via USPS carrier while police were on the scene. The post Mailman Delivers Cannabis to Home Being Raided by Police appeared first on High Times. […]

  • Canada’s First Legal Outdoor Grow-Ops Awaiting Licenses
    by The Canadian Press on May 17, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    “We were biting our fingernails a bit. You can’t change the season outdoors." The post Canada’s First Legal Outdoor Grow-Ops Awaiting Licenses appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • Plan to Bring Cannabis Cafes to Massachusetts Moves Forward
    by The Associated Press on May 17, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    State marijuana regulators have approved of a plan to slowly roll out cannabis cafes, where adults could consume in a social setting and at certain outdoor events. The post Plan to Bring Cannabis Cafes to Massachusetts Moves Forward appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • Floraplex CEO Alec Riffle Talks Terpene Blends, Brewing, and More
    by Leafly Staff on May 17, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    We sat down with Floraplex CEO Alec Riffle to discuss how his team develops their flavorful terpene blends, what sort of trends they are seeing in the industry, and what the future holds. The post Floraplex CEO Alec Riffle Talks Terpene Blends, Brewing, and More appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • Major Oregon cannabis retailer Nectar hit with $4M suit over store purchase
    by Jeff Smith on May 17, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Nectar, a prominent Oregon marijuana company with 18 stores statewide, has been sued for allegedly failing to pay $955,000 for its purchase of Rose City Buds & Flower, a cannabis retailer in the community of Aloha near Portland. The breach-of-contract suit, filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, asks for $4 million in damages, […] Major Oregon cannabis retailer Nectar hit with $4M suit over store purchase is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & […]

  • This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From May 10-16
    by Leafly Canada Staff on May 17, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Cannabis news from around the web. The post This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From May 10-16 appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • German medical cannabis market led by older patients; 750 kilograms of flower imported in Q1
    by Alfredo Pascual on May 17, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    More than 750 kilograms of medical cannabis flower was imported to Germany in the first quarter of this year, putting the country on pace to import about the same amount in 2019 as it did last year - 3,000 kilograms. German medical cannabis market led by older patients; 750 kilograms of flower imported in Q1 is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs […]

  • Recipe: How to Make Cannabis-Infused Honey
    by Cody Lindsay on May 17, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Get the recipe! The post Recipe: How to Make Cannabis-Infused Honey appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • Adult use in NJ a no-go for now, AR medical cannabis sales launch, new states allow edibles &...
    by Laura Hamilton on May 17, 2019 at 10:30 am

    New Jersey legislators abandon their current efforts to legalize recreational cannabis, Arkansas finally sees first medical marijuana sales, MJ-infused edibles expand into new states – plus other important news from around the industry.   No-go in NJ Garden State lawmakers conceded this week that legalizing adult-use marijuana isn’t going to happen via a legislative move […] Adult use in NJ a no-go for now, AR medical cannabis sales launch, new states allow edibles & […]

  • Joe Biden Supports Marijuana Decriminalization, Not Legalization
    by Adam Drury on May 17, 2019 at 12:06 am

    2020 Presidential hopeful and former Obama VP Joe Biden doesn't support legalizing cannabis, but he wants to decriminalize it, fund research and promote criminal record expungement. The post Joe Biden Supports Marijuana Decriminalization, Not Legalization appeared first on High Times. […]

  • New Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in New York
    by A.J. Herrington on May 16, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    The new plan would include public health benefits and provisions to address the consequences of the War on Drugs. The post New Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in New York appeared first on High Times. […]

  • Tax bill that could have boosted California marijuana businesses fails to advance
    by Kevin Huhn on May 16, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    A proposal to temporarily lower taxes on marijuana products in California likely will not pass the state Legislature this year. The bill was designed to help licensed marijuana retailers compete with the illegal market, but the measure did not make it out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Thursday. The bill, proposed by Assemblyman Rob […] Tax bill that could have boosted California marijuana businesses fails to advance is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal […]

  • Delaware lawmakers take another stab at creating recreational cannabis industry
    by Kevin Huhn on May 16, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Democratic legislators are again proposing to legalize adult-use marijuana in Delaware, an idea still opposed by Democratic Gov. John Carney. Sponsors introduced a bill they said is aimed at eliminating the illicit market for marijuana by establishing a state-licensed industry that would create jobs while padding state coffers with licensing fees and taxes. A similar […] Delaware lawmakers take another stab at creating recreational cannabis industry is a post from: Marijuana Business […]

  • Senate filibuster hobbles Nebraska medical marijuana legalization measure
    by Omar Sacirbey on May 16, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    A bill aimed at legalizing medical marijuana in Nebraska did not move forward in the state Senate after backers reported they couldn’t get enough votes to end a filibuster by opponents. The measure’s sponsor, state Sen. Anna Wishart, said she was “very doubtful that I will get 33 (votes)” and she was looking toward a […] Senate filibuster hobbles Nebraska medical marijuana legalization measure is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & […]

  • Oregon Wants to Become America’s Source for Cannabis
    by Johnny Green on May 16, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Facing a cannabis surplus that has fueled illegal sales and caused prices to crater, Oregon lawmakers are moving forward with a first-of-its-kind bill that just cleared a crucial vote. The post Oregon Wants to Become America’s Source for Cannabis appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • Treasury Secretary Mnuchin opposes federal tax breaks for cannabis businesses
    by Jeff Smith on May 16, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin may be open to a bipartisan solution to marijuana firms’ banking woes, but he doesn’t believe cannabis businesses should have the ability to receive federal “opportunity zone” tax credits. That was the sentiment he expressed during a Senate hearing, according to Bloomberg. Mnuchin told the Senate Appropriations Committee that providing MJ […] Treasury Secretary Mnuchin opposes federal tax breaks for cannabis businesses is a post […]

  • Oregon bill to allow marijuana social use lounges hits dead end
    by Laura Hamilton on May 16, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    A measure to legalize cannabis social consumption lounges in Oregon will not move forward, according to an industry advocate. The last major legislative action taken on Senate Bill 639 was a public hearing before the Senate Committee on Business and General Government at the end of February. Since then, the deadline to vote the bill […] Oregon bill to allow marijuana social use lounges hits dead end is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for […]

  • Cannabis Trade Federation forms group to tackle industry’s diversity dilemma
    by Jeff Smith on May 16, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    The Cannabis Trade Federation (CTF), a national coalition of marijuana-related businesses, formed a high-powered task force aimed at developing a practical strategy to increase diversity in the MJ industry. Current social equity programs simply aren’t working, CTF CEO Neal Levine told Marijuana Business Daily, adding that “zero equity applicants have opened their doors in Massachusetts.” […] Cannabis Trade Federation forms group to tackle industry’s diversity […]

  • British Columbia trails Ontario micro cannabis applications; first license issued
    by Matt Lamers on May 16, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    A relatively new class of federal cannabis licenses for small businesses in Canada is proving to be more appealing to entrepreneurs in Ontario than in British Columbia - home to the country’s craft cannabis industry - largely seen as a reflection of trends in standard cannabis licenses. British Columbia trails Ontario micro cannabis applications; first license issued is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs […]

  • AR marijuana dispensaries could offer edibles, concentrates next week
    by Joey Pena on May 16, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Cannabis-infused edibles, concentrates and vape cartridges are expected to hit dispensaries in Arkansas sometime in the next several days, and the rules for the products are similar to those in other medical and adult-use marijuana markets. Robert Lercher, a spokesman for Bold Team, a licensed producer/processor, says it intends to have those products available by […] AR marijuana dispensaries could offer edibles, concentrates next week is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: […]

  • Behind the ‘Stache with Tacoma FD’s Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme
    by A.J. Herrington on May 16, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    We sit down with Kevin Heffer and Steve Lemme to learn about their new show and working on "Potfest," the sequel to Beerfest. The post Behind the ‘Stache with Tacoma FD’s Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme appeared first on High Times. […]

  • Profit-maker or profiteer? Cannabis industry conflicted on HdL’s influence, impact
    by John Schroyer on May 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    More than one industry source contacted by Marijuana Business Daily referred to HdL Cos. as “hypocritical” latecomers to the marijuana industry, a sentiment that stems from many legacy operators being forced to fight for their business lives while watching HdL make millions because of legalization and the ensuing wave of local regulations. Profit-maker or profiteer? Cannabis industry conflicted on HdL’s influence, impact is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, […]

  • Weekly Deal Watch: Equity raises high as overall cannabis capital surges
    by Maggie Cowee on May 16, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Weekly Deal Watch: Equity raises high as overall cannabis capital surges is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs […]

  • Police Test CBD Water Purchased at Gas Station and Find THC
    by Adam Drury on May 15, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    CBD hemp oil is legal if it contains less than 0.03 percent THC. But that's apparently still enough to trigger most police drug tests. The post Police Test CBD Water Purchased at Gas Station and Find THC appeared first on High Times. […]

  • Nevada unveils bill to regulate cannabis under five-person board
    by Jeff Smith on May 15, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Nevada would transfer the regulation of cannabis businesses from the state’s taxation department to a governor-appointed, five-member board under a bill filed in the Legislature. The measure was introduced on behalf of the office of Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, who said in January he wanted to create a marijuana regulatory system modeled after the […] Nevada unveils bill to regulate cannabis under five-person board is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & […]