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  • Naming a cannabis business isn’t as easy as it sounds
    by John Rebchook on July 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    So, you're starting a marijuana business or thinking about changing the name of your established cannabis company. It's not as simple as making a pun playing off marijuana or incorporating words such as “420,” “canna” or “green” into a name. Naming a cannabis business isn’t as easy as it sounds is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs […]

  • How to Identify and Shop for High-Quality Cannabis Oil
    by Will Hyde on July 19, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    Learn more about what to look for when shopping for a clean, high-quality cannabis oil, and explore questions to help your budtender guide you to your next favorite concentrate. The post How to Identify and Shop for High-Quality Cannabis Oil appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • The Roll-Up #97: Where Is Kamala Harris on Cannabis?
    by Leafly Podcasts on July 19, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    This week we look into Kamala Harris's legalization record, Kansas's CBD confusion, and California's cannabis crackdown. The post The Roll-Up #97: Where Is Kamala Harris on Cannabis? appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • Utah selects medical cannabis growers, including out-of-state groups
    by Jeff Smith on July 19, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Utah on Friday awarded eight medical marijuana cultivation licenses to a mix of local and out-of-state businesses. That’s two short of the 10 growers allowed under state law, but regulators are hoping to ensure a supply-and-demand balance. “The decision to only award eight licenses was made to avoid an oversupply of product, while still maintaining a […] Utah selects medical cannabis growers, including out-of-state groups is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: […]

  • Utah Licenses 8 Companies to Grow Medical Marijuana
    by Leafly Staff on July 19, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Some of the companies to be awarded licenses are local, while others are moving in from out-of-state. The post Utah Licenses 8 Companies to Grow Medical Marijuana appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • Former MedMen executives join high-profile marijuana companies
    by John Schroyer on July 19, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Two more MedMen executives have left the California-based company for other cannabis industry jobs: Toronto-based Flower One Holdings announced that Kellen O’Keefe, ex-MedMen senior vice president of business development, joined its team as chief strategy officer. Meanwhile, Acreage Holdings, a New York-based multistate operator, announced it hired MedMen’s former senior vice president of technology, Alfred Miranda, as its […] Former MedMen executives join […]

  • Florida’s Largest Police Force Stops Detaining People Over Pot Smell
    by Adam Drury on July 19, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Hemp is legal in Florida, and that's making it harder for police to stop and search people for suspected marijuana possession. The post Florida’s Largest Police Force Stops Detaining People Over Pot Smell appeared first on High Times. […]

  • Louisiana grower says medical cannabis rollout a ‘few weeks’ away
    by Jeff Smith on July 19, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    A Louisiana cultivator could soon start selling the state’s first medical marijuana products to retailers. “We’re in the process of bottling the final formulations and we’re waiting to put the labels on the bottles that will describe the contents,” John Davis, a vice president of grower GB Sciences, told Baton Rouge TV station WAFB. “That’s […] Louisiana grower says medical cannabis rollout a ‘few weeks’ away is a post from: Marijuana […]

  • Illicit Toronto Dispensary Refuses to Be Stonewalled
    by Harrison Jordan on July 19, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Despite multiple closure orders and physical deterrents, Toronto's illicit dispensary chain CAFE won’t quit. The post Illicit Toronto Dispensary Refuses to Be Stonewalled appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • Netherlands to hike cannabis exports to Germany by 1,000 kilograms per year
    by Alfredo Pascual on July 19, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    The Minister of Medical Care of the Netherlands informed the Dutch parliament that exports of medical cannabis flower to Germany will increase this year. In the letter, dated July 12, the Dutch minister explained that the request for an increase came from his German counterpart, who asked for a hike in the annual volume of […] Netherlands to hike cannabis exports to Germany by 1,000 kilograms per year is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for […]

  • Minnesota Group’s Push to Legalize: ‘Taxation, Revenue, Entrepreneurship’
    by The Associated Press on July 19, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    The group's funding is likely to come from the cannabis industry: businesses and others who are investing in production, marketing, and distribution in other states and in Canada. The post Minnesota Group’s Push to Legalize: ‘Taxation, Revenue, Entrepreneurship’ appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • Kirsten Gillibrand Explains Cannabis Privilege and We’re Here for It
    by Bruce Barcott on July 19, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    The Democratic presidential candidate stands and delivers on a difficult question in a tough room. The post Kirsten Gillibrand Explains Cannabis Privilege and We’re Here for It appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • Second lawsuit filed over California marijuana delivery rule
    by John Schroyer on July 19, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    A licensed California cannabis company sued Santa Cruz County, claiming the governmental body is violating state law by prohibiting deliveries from out-of-county retailers into a swath of unincorporated areas. The East of Eden Cannabis Co. lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Santa Cruz County is the latest development in a thorny legal fight over who […] Second lawsuit filed over California marijuana delivery rule is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & […]

  • US Senate to consider MJ banking issues, Arcview + Curaleaf’s important cannabis deals &...
    by Laura Hamilton on July 19, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Cannabis banking reform secures a landmark U.S. Senate panel hearing, financial experts contemplate the impact of Arcview and Curaleaf news, the Food and Drug Administration considers cannabis extracts from both marijuana and hemp varieties in response to a jump in over-the-counter CBD sales – and more of the week’s top headlines. Bank on it News was […] US Senate to consider MJ banking issues, Arcview + Curaleaf’s important cannabis deals & more is a post […]

  • Latest Curaleaf megadeal signals shift in cannabis M&A
    by Jenel Stelton-Holtmeier on July 18, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    Curaleaf continued its march to become a truly national cannabis company with its $875 million acquisition of Grassroots, one of the largest private multistate operators (MSO) in the United States. Latest Curaleaf megadeal signals shift in cannabis M&A is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs […]

  • Washington state offers up cannabis traceability ‘workaround’ in wake of software release...
    by Bart Schaneman on July 18, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Problems with the software release for the Washington state cannabis traceability system persist, as state regulators on Thursday announced a workaround for marijuana business-to-business transfers. The state’s response comes after a problematic software rollout that cost businesses significant losses was said to be fixed on Wednesday. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) issued […] Washington state offers up cannabis traceability ‘workaround’ in wake of […]

  • Ohio Lawmakers Advance Measure to Legalize Hemp Farming and CBD Oil
    by A.J. Herrington on July 18, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    If the governor signs the bill, the law will go into effect immediately. The post Ohio Lawmakers Advance Measure to Legalize Hemp Farming and CBD Oil appeared first on High Times. […]

  • 6 Arousing Cannabis Strains for Your Summer Romance
    by Dante Jordan on July 18, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Try out these arousing cannabis strains that'll have your summertime romance feeling full of romance-novel-with-Fabio-on-the-cover caliber passion. The post 6 Arousing Cannabis Strains for Your Summer Romance appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • First adult-use marijuana store in Boston could open soon
    by Jeff Smith on July 18, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    The most populous – and potentially most profitable – recreational cannabis market in Massachusetts could soon get its first retail store. Massachusetts regulators granted the first provisional license for a rec MJ store in Boston. The preliminary license for Pure Oasis also is the first under a state economic empowerment program, according to The Boston […] First adult-use marijuana store in Boston could open soon is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal […]

  • Deal Watch: Big players are behind marijuana M&A deals
    by Maggie Cowee on July 18, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Last week wasn't the busiest for completed M&A deals in the cannabis industry, but some notable transactions were concluded - including one involving a well-established multistate operator (MSO) and another a relatively new but fast-emerging player on the scene. Deal Watch: Big players are behind marijuana M&A deals is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs […]

  • Michigan Announces Cannabis Social Equity Program in 19 Communities
    by Caitlin Donohue on July 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Individuals will be eligible for licensing fee discounts, educational resources, and more. The post Michigan Announces Cannabis Social Equity Program in 19 Communities appeared first on High Times. […]

  • 7 Scenic Ontario Smoke Spots to Hit This Summer
    by Devon Scoble on July 18, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Take a deep inhale—these scenic spots will have you exhaling in no time. The post 7 Scenic Ontario Smoke Spots to Hit This Summer appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • First medicinal cannabis licenses awarded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines 
    by Matt Lamers on July 18, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Local and international businesses in the southern Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines scooped up the islands’ first-ever licenses to cultivate commercial medical cannabis, the nation’s marijuana regulator announced. Hundreds more are in the pipeline, demonstrating significant interest in the new industry there and across the Caribbean. Ten companies with board members from […] First medicinal cannabis licenses awarded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines  is […]

  • Imports of medical marijuana into Germany surge in second quarter
    by Alfredo Pascual on July 18, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Germany imported almost 2,500 kilograms (roughly 5,500 pounds) of medical cannabis flower for pharmacy dispensing during the first half of 2019. That’s almost as much as the country imported in all of 2018, a sign that the expected growth in the market is coming to fruition. Member of Parliament Kirsten Kappert-Gonther tweeted the fresh data on […] Imports of medical marijuana into Germany surge in second quarter is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & […]

  • Arcview deal highlights increased institutional involvement in cannabis
    by Nick Thomas on July 18, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    The acquisition of Oakland, California-based The Arcview Group boasted a relatively small price tag, but the impact to the cannabis industry as a whole might be more substantial than the $7.7 million sum. The deal was structured as a Series A funding but was effectively a takeover by the main investors, Trivergance and Cresco Capital […] Arcview deal highlights increased institutional involvement in cannabis is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness […]

  • Federal Agents Question Missouri Officials Over Medical Marijuana Program
    by Thomas Edward on July 18, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    It was described as "a very friendly, casual conversation." The post Federal Agents Question Missouri Officials Over Medical Marijuana Program appeared first on High Times. […]

  • Why Don’t We Know More About Cannabis and Psychosis?
    by Janet Burns on July 18, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Some pundits claim cannabis causes psychosis. Scientists aren't so sure. A new study asks why, after years of research, the relationship remains so uncertain. The post Why Don’t We Know More About Cannabis and Psychosis? appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • New Roadside Cannabis Test Approved for Use in Canada
    by Jesse B. Staniforth on July 18, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    But the new device, much like its predecessor, still doesn't detect drug impairment. The post New Roadside Cannabis Test Approved for Use in Canada appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • First-ever Associations Day to launch MJBizCon Week in Las Vegas
    by John Rebchook on July 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Marijuana Business Daily is kicking off this year’s MJBizCon Week in December with a new event that will showcase a global who’s who in the cannabis industry. The inaugural, daylong Associations Day on Dec. 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center will feature nonprofits, associations and cannabis industry professionals from throughout the world. “MJBizCon’s Associations Day […] First-ever Associations Day to launch MJBizCon Week in Las Vegas is a post from: […]

  • Kansas City medical cannabis market attracts 73 applicants for 24 licenses
    by Jeff Smith on July 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Only a third of the applicants to sell medical marijuana in the Kansas City area will receive licenses from the state this year, reflecting stiff competition as marijuana firms look to enter one of Missouri’s most lucrative markets. Lyndall Fraker, director of Missouri’s new medical marijuana program, told The Kansas City Star that the city’s […] Kansas City medical cannabis market attracts 73 applicants for 24 licenses is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: […]

  • Oklahoma medical cannabis businesses prepare for ‘necessary’ rules that will up compliance costs
    by Jeff Smith on July 18, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Oklahoma medical marijuana companies are on the verge of facing new regulations that will increase compliance costs. Expanded costs are expected in a wide range of operations, including: Seed-to-sale tracking and package labeling. Product testing. Waste management. The regulations require MMJ businesses to have installed inventory tracking systems by late August and devote more resources […] Oklahoma medical cannabis businesses prepare for ‘necessary’ rules that will up […]

  • Bipartisan lawmakers offer federal bill to break medical marijuana research logjam
    by Jeff Smith on July 17, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    A bipartisan group of U.S. congressional lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday to accelerate medical cannabis research, a step that could potentially bolster support for federal marijuana reform. “Forty-seven states have legalized some form of cannabis, yet the federal government is still getting in the way of further progress on the potential for research,” said Rep. […] Bipartisan lawmakers offer federal bill to break medical marijuana research logjam is a post from: […]

  • Notorious Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Sentenced to Life in Prison
    by A.J. Herrington on July 17, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    He maintains that he was not given a fair trial. The post Notorious Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Sentenced to Life in Prison appeared first on High Times. […]