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  • The Roll-Up #151: NBA star Al Harrington turns cannabis entrepreneur
    by Leafly Podcasts on July 10, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    Harrington's Viola products are available in many states, but the company's heart is all about Detroit. The post The Roll-Up #151: NBA star Al Harrington turns cannabis entrepreneur appeared first on Leafly.

  • Canadian Police Chiefs Call For Decriminalization Of Low-Level Drug Possession
    by A.J. Herrington on July 10, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    To address the ongoing opioid crisis, Canadian authorities are urging the decriminalization of all drugs.

  • High Times marijuana stock offering delayed until audited financials are filed
    by Jeff Smith on July 10, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    High Times Holding, owner of the iconic High Times magazine, said Friday it can’t close on its small-investor Regulation A initial public offering until its audited financials for 2019 are filed. But the Los Angeles-based company, which is trying to make a pivot into retail and brand licensing, took exception to reports that the U.S. High Times marijuana stock offering delayed until audited financials are filed is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & […]

  • Marijuana Violations Will No Longer Be Cited In Kansas City, MO
    by Thomas Edward on July 10, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    A proposal to lift penalties for marijuana possession in Kansas City has been voted into action.

  • Israel passes Germany as world’s largest importer of medical cannabis flower
    by Alfredo Pascual on July 10, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Israel overtook Germany as the No. 1 importer of medical cannabis flower in the world so far this year, according to data compiled by Tel Aviv-based Israeli Cannabis Magazine and Marijuana Business Daily. As of July, Israeli imports surpassed 6 metric tons, Oren Lebovitch, editor of Israeli Cannabis Magazine, told MJBizDaily. He gathered the import Israel passes Germany as world’s largest importer of medical cannabis flower is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & […]

  • Massachusetts cannabis businesses fined for pesticide, ownership infractions
    by Bart Schaneman on July 10, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Three marijuana cultivation companies in Massachusetts will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines for pesticide use and other violations. The state’s Cannabis Control Commission approved penalties against Garden Remedies, Healthy Pharms and The Botanist, MassLive.com reported. Each company agreed to settlements, complied with the commission’s inquiries and admitted to the wrongdoing. The fines Massachusetts cannabis businesses fined for pesticide, ownership infractions is a […]

  • Cannabis Cup: People’s Choice Edition Coming To Illinois
    by A.J. Herrington on July 10, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Get ready, Illinois—Cannabis Cup: People's Choice Edition is coming your way.

  • Massachusetts marijuana grow facility workers unionize
    by Jeff Smith on July 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Employees at a cannabis cultivation facility in Massachusetts voted to unionize, a further indication that organized labor is picking up steam since the coronavirus pandemic. Workers at Mayflower Medicinals in Holliston Massachusetts, voted to join the United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 1445, according to the Worcester Business Journal. Mayflower is owned by New Massachusetts marijuana grow facility workers unionize is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & […]

  • Ohio adds first medical cannabis condition since program launch
    by Kevin Huhn on July 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    While rejecting anxiety and autism spectrum disorders, Ohio medical marijuana regulators officially added cachexia to the list of conditions for which doctors in the state can recommend MMJ for treatment. Cachexia, or wasting syndrome, is the first condition added to the MMJ qualifying conditions list by the State Medical Board of Ohio. State lawmakers set Ohio adds first medical cannabis condition since program launch is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & […]

  • Celebrate 710 with 12 days of dabs, wax, and hash
    by David Downs on July 10, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Celebrate the 12 most popular cannabis extracts with Leafly this 710. The post Celebrate 710 with 12 days of dabs, wax, and hash appeared first on Leafly.

  • Illinois social equity program flawed, advocates say, but it’s best in cannabis industry so far
    by Bart Schaneman on July 10, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Illinois' social equity provisions for cannabis companies are considered among the most forward-thinking in the country, yet some advocates and business insiders say the rules don't go far enough to promote minority participation in the industry. Illinois social equity program flawed, advocates say, but it’s best in cannabis industry so far is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

  • A Dozen Unlicensed Los Angeles Dispensaries Slapped with Tax Evasion
    by Benjamin M. Adams on July 9, 2020 at 11:52 pm

    The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration is not playing games anymore when it comes to dispensaries that dodge taxes.

  • Oregon Will Vote On Legalizing Psilocybin In November
    by A.J. Herrington on July 9, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Could medical psilocybin be a possibility in Oregon?

  • Canopy Growth shuns pharmaceutical research
    by Pamela Moore on July 9, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    There has been no shortage of signs that Canopy Growth Corporation is steering off the course set out for it by co-founders and former co-CEOs Bruce Linton and Mark Zekulin. Perhaps the biggest has been current CEO David Klein’s admission that the company will no longer pursue the development of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis products. Speaking to Canopy Growth shuns pharmaceutical research is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis […]

  • Researchers find promising link between THC and COVID-19
    by Pamela Moore on July 9, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Could cannabinoids be used to help treat COVID-19? Many of the symptoms of the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus result from excessive inflammation following the release of cytokines, including acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a severe lung injury that leads to significant morbidity and mortality, especially in older people, and the most common cause of Researchers find promising link between THC and COVID-19 is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & […]

  • Ohio Rejects Autism And Anxiety, Adds Cachexia To Medical Marijuana Program
    by A.J. Herrington on July 9, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    Patients with cachexia will now be able to access medical cannabis in Ohio; patients with autism and anxiety are not so fortunate.

  • Intro to e-rigs: the new way to dab
    by Adam Pallay on July 9, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    E-rigs and e-nails are the newest trend in dabbing. Learn which cannabis technology we think is going to give you the most bang for your buck and cloud for your concentrate. The post Intro to e-rigs: the new way to dab appeared first on Leafly.

  • California marijuana exec sues MedMen affiliate Captor Capital for fraud, more
    by John Schroyer on July 9, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    A longtime Southern California marijuana entrepreneur and executive filed suit against Toronto-based Captor Capital - a former financial partner of MedMen Enterprises - for fraud, breach of contract and other misdeeds and is seeking at least $2.8 million in damages. California marijuana exec sues MedMen affiliate Captor Capital for fraud, more is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

  • Biden task force takes states-rights approach to cannabis legalization
    by Jeff Smith on July 9, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    A joint Joe Biden-Bernie Sanders task force has recommended rescheduling marijuana on a federal basis, legalizing medical marijuana nationwide and allowing states to decide about recreational cannabis. The recommendations have been submitted to the Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee in advance of next month’s scheduled Democratic National Convention, according to Politico. The proposals come short Biden task force takes states-rights approach to cannabis […]

  • Joe Biden’s New Cannabis Policy Proposals Met With Criticism, Disappointment
    by Thomas Edward on July 9, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Presidential hopeful Joe Biden is still not on board with federal legalization.

  • Marijuana tissue-culture technology company raises more than $15 million
    by Bart Schaneman on July 9, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    Conception Nurseries, a Sacramento, California-based cannabis genetics firm, raised $15 million with the addition of approximately $12 million in a Series A funding round to help add scale and automation to its operation. According to Green Market Report, the funding round was led by New York-based cannabis data group Viridian Capital Advisors with facilitation by Marijuana tissue-culture technology company raises more than $15 million is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal […]

  • Oklahoma medical cannabis regulators won’t rush to enforce new rules
    by Jeff Smith on July 9, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Oklahoma medical marijuana regulators won’t immediately enforce a stricter two-year residency requirement and a 1,000-foot school buffer zone rule that could put many dispensaries out of business in the fast-growing market. The state Attorney General’s Office said it won’t enforce the medical marijuana rules until a lawsuit challenging them plays out in court, The Oklahoman Oklahoma medical cannabis regulators won’t rush to enforce new rules is a post from: Marijuana […]

  • Dutch cannabis supply to Germany partially restored after short delay
    by Alfredo Pascual on July 9, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    Dutch medical cannabis shipments to Germany have partially been restored after a short delay, and some German wholesalers started receiving flower deliveries in recent days, Marijuana Business Daily has learned. MJBizDaily confirmed that at least three German wholesalers – clients of the Dutch Office of Medicinal Cannabis (OMC) – received their June order at the Dutch cannabis supply to Germany partially restored after short delay is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: […]

  • New Brunswick retailer Cannabis NB posts second profitable quarter
    by Solomon Israel on July 9, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    New Brunswick’s government-owned marijuana retailer, Cannabis NB, posted its second consecutive profitable quarter, reporting a gain of 1.4 million Canadian dollars ($1 million) for the period ended June 28. Cannabis NB is the only legal cannabis retailer in the province, which has a population of roughly 780,000. Total sales for the quarter were CA$16.3 million, New Brunswick retailer Cannabis NB posts second profitable quarter is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal […]

  • Clever Leaves claims first EU-GMP cannabis certification in Latin America
    by Alfredo Pascual on July 9, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Clever Leaves, an international cannabis company with its main operations in Colombia, said Thursday it obtained EU-Good Manufacturing Practice certification “to produce Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), semi-finished and finished cannabis products for medical purposes” in its Colombian facilities. The certification is “expected to broaden Clever Leaves’ ability to serve international markets,” according to the news release. Clever Leaves claims first […]

  • As Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis sales soar, recreational market prospects brighten
    by Jeff Smith on July 9, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis market, praised for its smooth operation, is expected to nearly double to $400 million-$500 million in sales this year and reach $1 billion in sales within three or four years. Buoyed by the market’s success, current licensees have become acquisition targets even in the current tough economic climate – with deal prices As Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis sales soar, recreational market prospects brighten is a post from: Marijuana Business […]

  • What are live resin cannabis concentrates?
    by Patrick Bennett on July 9, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Live resin retains the cannabis plant's original flavor and fragrance better than other cannabis concentrates. Learn about live resin and how it's made from Leafly. The post What are live resin cannabis concentrates? appeared first on Leafly.

  • Congressman Hopes To Block D.C. Psilocybin Decriminalization Bid
    by A.J. Herrington on July 9, 2020 at 12:16 am

    Psilocybin has a fighting chance at decriminalization in Washington, DC. But Rep. Andy Harris is less than thrilled.

  • Leafly’s cannabis homegrow
    by Johanna Silver on July 9, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Welcome to Leafly's cannabis homegrow! Follow along with our video series as our writer Johanna Silver grows a set of marijuana plants from seed to harvest in her backyard in Northern California.  The post Leafly’s cannabis homegrow appeared first on Leafly.

  • Cannabis for IBD: Can it help?
    by Emma Stone on July 8, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    IBD includes disorders characterized by chronic inflammation of the digestive tract, leading to symptoms such as abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fatigue, and weight loss. Can cannabis help? The post Cannabis for IBD: Can it help? appeared first on Leafly.

  • Researchers Looking at CBD to Treat COVID-19 Lung Inflammation
    by Maureen Meehan on July 8, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Medical professionals are looking into cannabinoids for coronavirus treatment.

  • L.A.’s 100 extra retail marijuana permits a result of settlement, plaintiff says
    by John Schroyer on July 8, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    The Los Angeles City Council’s decision to double the number of social equity retail marijuana licenses was the result of a court room settlement, according to a plaintiff in the lawsuit. Madison Shockley III, an actor turned entrepreneur, told Marijuana Business Daily that L.A.’s permit increase from 100 to 200 for a licensing round that L.A.’s 100 extra retail marijuana permits a result of settlement, plaintiff says is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal […]

  • Handful of cannabis-related firms received coronavirus stimulus money
    by Jeff Smith on July 8, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Roughly a half-dozen companies with ties to the cannabis industry received $3.5 million to $8.7 million from the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program designed to help small businesses keep workers employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Law360, the following ancillary companies received the PPP loans based on a government database made public this week: Handful of cannabis-related firms received coronavirus stimulus money is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: […]