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  • US lawmakers call for more marijuana research, some Cresco Lab employees in IL unionize, Trulieve...
    by John Rebchook on January 18, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    U.S. lawmakers and experts tell a congressional panel that the federal government needs more cannabis research, some marijuana employees in Illinois vote to unionize, Trulieve refutes a short-seller report – and more of the week’s top MJ business news.   What’s the role of expanded marijuana research in federal reform? With strong bipartisan support, lawmakers US lawmakers call for more marijuana research, some Cresco Lab employees in IL unionize, Trulieve addresses […]

  • Governor of New Mexico Starts Campaign to Legalize Marijuana
    by Thomas Edward on January 18, 2020 at 12:14 am

    Lujan Grisham anticipates that legalization will boost the state's economy. The post Governor of New Mexico Starts Campaign to Legalize Marijuana appeared first on High Times.

  • Florida Teacher In Danger of Losing His Job Because He Uses Medical Marijuana
    by Adam Drury on January 17, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Florida's 2016 medical cannabis law does not protect patients who work for employers with zero-tolerance, drug-free workplace policies. The post Florida Teacher In Danger of Losing His Job Because He Uses Medical Marijuana appeared first on High Times.

  • Washington state marijuana group wants its legislation withdrawn
    by John Rebchook on January 17, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    The Washington CannaBusiness Association (WACA) on Friday requested that legislation it proposed last September to create a cannabis social equity fund be withdrawn for consideration this year. WACA requested the withdrawal of two bills: One called for removing barriers to capital for minority business owners. The other sought to eliminate a residency requirement for potential investors Washington state marijuana group wants its legislation withdrawn is a post from: Marijuana Business […]

  • Recent decisions on tax fines offer ray of hope for cannabis industry around burdens of IRS’ 280E
    by Howard Burns on January 17, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this week not to consider a Colorado Supreme Court ruling on a tax fine – coupled with dissenting opinions in a recent case involving a California medical marijuana company – could have significant ramifications for the cannabis industry, according to tax experts. Left standing by the U.S. Supreme Court was Recent decisions on tax fines offer ray of hope for cannabis industry around burdens of IRS’ 280E is a post from: Marijuana […]

  • Cannabis Edibles Fly Off Shelves on First Day of Ontario Sales
    by Caitlin Donohue on January 17, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Online and offline supplies did not prove sufficient for eager consumers. The post Cannabis Edibles Fly Off Shelves on First Day of Ontario Sales appeared first on High Times.

  • Tilt changes cannabis ‘management and loan’ practices in Massachusetts
    by John Rebchook on January 17, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Tilt Holdings, a Massachusetts-based marijuana company being investigated for allegedly trying to control more than the state-allowed three cannabis stores, has backed off the practices that got it into trouble with authorities. The Cannabis Control Commission noted in an investigative report that Tilt “has agreed with regulators to scrap the management and loan contracts it had Tilt changes cannabis ‘management and loan’ practices in Massachusetts is a post from: […]

  • Analyst: Most Canadian marijuana firms not ready for next wave of products
    by Matt Lamers on January 17, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    The majority of Canadian cannabis companies were not ready for the launch of new cannabis products such as edibles, extracts and topicals, despite having more than a year to prepare for the Cannabis 2.0 era, according to an analyst. Only 10 companies had products available when Ontario’s only legal online store started selling the products Analyst: Most Canadian marijuana firms not ready for next wave of products is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & […]

  • Marijuana tech firm Fyllo buys Denver’s CannaRegs for $10 million
    by John Rebchook on January 17, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    Chicago-based Fyllo, a digital marketing firm that focuses on the cannabis industry, on Friday said it has agreed to pay $10 million to acquire Denver-based CannaRegs. CannaRegs provides a web-subscription service and technology platform that offers access to state and municipal cannabis rules and regulations. In February, the company said it secured a $2 million Marijuana tech firm Fyllo buys Denver’s CannaRegs for $10 million is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal […]

  • The Roll-Up #124: How to get kicked out of a one-horse town
    by Leafly Podcasts on January 17, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    We talk with Mikel Weisser about the fine art of cannabis legalization campaigning in rural Arizona. The post The Roll-Up #124: How to get kicked out of a one-horse town appeared first on Leafly.

  • European Commission falls short on WHO cannabis recommendations, experts say
    by Alfredo Pascual on January 17, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    The European Commission’s proposal that European Union-member countries support three of the six World Health Organization (WHO) cannabis scheduling recommendations does not merit much celebration from the cannabis industry, according to international drug policy experts. “The only good point in the draft’s common position is that the EU should support the deletion of cannabis from Schedule IV, but European Commission falls short on WHO cannabis […]

  • US border reports increased cannabis seizures in first year of legalization
    by Jesse B. Staniforth on January 17, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    There's been a nearly 75% increase in US-bound cannabis seizures between November 2018 and October 2019, the first year of Canadian cannabis legalization. The post US border reports increased cannabis seizures in first year of legalization appeared first on Leafly.

  • Stages of the marijuana plant growth cycle
    by Trevor Hennings on January 17, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    It’s important to understand the changes a growing cannabis plant undergoes during its life cycle, as each stage of growth requires different care. The post Stages of the marijuana plant growth cycle appeared first on Leafly.

  • How a global journey inspired Endoca CBD’s founder to create change
    by Leafly Staff on January 17, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Endoca's founder traveled all over the globe and found inspiration to change the world- starting with the creation of safe, organic CBD. The post How a global journey inspired Endoca CBD’s founder to create change appeared first on Leafly.

  • Where is cannabis legal?
    by Leafly Staff on January 17, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    State laws are constantly shifting on cannabis legalization. Learn more about states where marijuana is legal—either for adult-use, medical use, or both. The post Where is cannabis legal? appeared first on Leafly.

  • AR rejects sale of medical cannabis licenses for unopened stores
    by John Rebchook on January 17, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Arkansas regulators nixed the sale of two medical marijuana dispensary licenses, displeased that the owners didn’t take significant efforts toward opening the operations. The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission unanimously voted to reject the sale of Pine Bluff Agriceuticals and Arkansas Patient Services, according to Arkansas Business. Commissioner Travis Story argued that allowing license holders to AR rejects sale of medical cannabis licenses for unopened stores is a post from: […]

  • Weed and weight: Why are cannabis consumers slimmer?
    by Colleen Fisher Tully on January 17, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    It’s true: Long-term cannabis is associated with lower body mass index. Here’s what we know about the connection between weed and our waistlines. The post Weed and weight: Why are cannabis consumers slimmer? appeared first on Leafly.

  • Rhode Island governor proposes adult-use marijuana in budget
    by John Rebchook on January 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondi is proposing to legalize recreational cannabis, despite opposition from legislative leaders. Her annual budget proposal would create an adult-use MJ program controlled by the state. The first marijuana stores would open in March 2021. Under the Democratic governor’s plan, the state would: Determine the location of retail facilities. Control inventory Rhode Island governor proposes adult-use marijuana in budget is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: […]

  • What cannabis industry CEOs need to survive 2020
    by Howard Burns on January 17, 2020 at 11:30 am

    As we are sure you have noticed, the market in cannabis is strained. Gone are the days of raising on multiples of forward-looking earnings and limitless capital inflows. The easy days in capital raising are, for the time being, behind us. What cannabis industry CEOs need to survive 2020 is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

  • Product supply interruptions hit German medical cannabis market, but government dismisses risk of...
    by Alfredo Pascual on January 17, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Supply disruptions are rippling through Germany’s growing medical cannabis market, but the country’s federal government says there are no signs at the moment of widespread product shortages. In response to a recent parliamentary inquiry, the government noted that pharmacies that sell medical cannabis have access to a variety of distributors beyond some companies whose products Product supply interruptions hit German medical cannabis market, but government dismisses risk of […]

  • Update: Illinois’ Cresco Labs Cannabis Workers Vote to Unionize
    by Caitlin Donohue on January 17, 2020 at 12:03 am

    The state sees its first win in the cannabis labor movement. The post Update: Illinois’ Cresco Labs Cannabis Workers Vote to Unionize appeared first on High Times.

  • High Times plans to open first cannabis stores, hires president
    by John Rebchook on January 16, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Iconic marijuana publication High Times on Thursday announced plans to open its first cannabis retail stores, in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, as part of its diversifying strategy. High Times said it will enter those markets by acquiring retailers that are licensed there. The deals are subject to regulatory approval. The Los Angeles-based company plans High Times plans to open first cannabis stores, hires president is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness […]

  • High Times Announces Launch of Flagship Retail Stores
    by Thomas Edward on January 16, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    High Times merch and memorabilia, anyone? The post High Times Announces Launch of Flagship Retail Stores appeared first on High Times.

  • Ontario Cannabis Store sells out of edibles within hours
    by Matt Lamers on January 16, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Ontario’s only legal online outlet for adult-use cannabis sold out of edibles within hours of their initial availability Thursday, demonstrating exceptionally strong demand in Canada’s largest market. Newly regulated Cannabis 2.0 products such as chocolates and vapes went on sale online Thursday in Ontario, though the products have been available in the province’s approximately two Ontario Cannabis Store sells out of edibles within hours is a post from: Marijuana Business […]

  • Alaska governor axes head of marijuana oversight board
    by John Rebchook on January 16, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Mark Springer, chair of the agency that regulates legal marijuana in Alaska, has been replaced by Gov. Mike Dunleavy. Springer has been a critic of Dunleavy, a Republican. Casey Dschaak of Dillingham, Alaska, will replace Springer on the Marijuana Control Board, with a term set to begin March 1. A spokesman for Dunleavy said he Alaska governor axes head of marijuana oversight board is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

  • Seven Mississippi Doctors Pen Letter in Support of Medical Cannabis Initiative
    by Adam Drury on January 16, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    In their letter, the seven doctors blast the Board of Health's resolution against medical cannabis, which they say is filled with misinformation and debunked claims. The post Seven Mississippi Doctors Pen Letter in Support of Medical Cannabis Initiative appeared first on High Times.

  • Officials Say That Chicago Cannabis Taxes May Exceed 41% By Summer
    by Thomas Edward on January 16, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Illinois is still ironing out its recreational marijuana industry. The post Officials Say That Chicago Cannabis Taxes May Exceed 41% By Summer appeared first on High Times.

  • Cannabis store finds a way to deliver where delivery’s not exactly legal
    by Alexa Peters on January 16, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Washington's Pelican Delivers has found a way to get around the state's cannabis delivery laws—they think. The post Cannabis store finds a way to deliver where delivery’s not exactly legal appeared first on Leafly.

  • Virginia faces spate of legislation, protests supporting cannabis reform
    by The Associated Press on January 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Virginia legislators and activities are working on 10 different bills supporting legalization and decriminalization. The post Virginia faces spate of legislation, protests supporting cannabis reform appeared first on Leafly.

  • New Jersey court reiterates that medical cannabis applications on hold
    by John Rebchook on January 16, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    A two-judge appellate court in New Jersey upheld its ruling that the state’s Department of Health must halt its review of nearly 150 applicants seeking to operate new medical marijuana businesses. The ruling means those who applied for a medical marijuana license last summer will need to continue to wait at least until the spring, New Jersey court reiterates that medical cannabis applications on hold is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for […]

  • A background check for your cannabis: The importance of transparency in a growing industry
    by FIGR on January 16, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    The post A background check for your cannabis: The importance of transparency in a growing industry appeared first on Leafly.

  • New Mexico gov again pushes adult-use marijuana legalization
    by John Rebchook on January 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Legalizing recreational marijuana is one of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s legislative goals for 2020, a move she contends would be a huge economic boon for the state. After adult-use legalization stalled in New Mexico’s Legislature in 2019, Grisham, a supporter of the bipartisan effort, vowed to revive legalization this year. Grisham, a Democrat, New Mexico gov again pushes adult-use marijuana legalization is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & […]

  • Proposed regulatory and tax reforms in California could make life simpler for marijuana businesses
    by John Schroyer on January 16, 2020 at 11:30 am

    A proposed overhaul of California’s marijuana regulatory and tax collection system could mean far less headaches for licensed cannabis companies in the state. It could also indicate there’s more legislative help on the way in 2020 for California’s struggling legal marijuana market. When he announced his annual budget plan on Jan. 10, California Gov. Gavin Proposed regulatory and tax reforms in California could make life simpler for marijuana businesses is a post from: […]