» Push continues in Las Vegas for public marijuana consumption
14/12/17 22:10 from Marijuana Business Daily
Las Vegas is inching toward public cannabis consumption lounges, which would be a boon to marijuana businesses selling to tourists with no legal space to smoke. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Councilman Bob Coffin has propose...

» Breaking: Marijuana retail chain operator Sweet Leaf forced to shut down in Denver area
14/12/17 19:31 from Marijuana Business Daily
Sweet Leaf, one of Colorado's largest marijuana retail chain operators, had all of its Denver-area stores shuttered by city authorities on Thursday and 12 people were arrested as part of the raids. Twenty-six of the vertically integrated...

» Massachusetts advances recreational cannabis diversity plan
14/12/17 18:54 from Marijuana Business Daily
Massachusetts regulators have approved a draft proposal that would give priority review in the recreational marijuana licensing process to business applicants from economically disadvantaged communities. The state’s Cannabis Control Comm...

» Hawaii taking another look at hemp in 2018
14/12/17 17:00 from Marijuana Business Daily
Hawaii may expend its limited hemp program dramatically in 2018, when state lawmakers join policy makers in other states and consider allowing farmers to sell the plant. Hawaii already allows hemp production thanks to a 2016 law allowing...

» Global cannabis industry raises whopping $2.7 billion in 2017
14/12/17 15:49 from Marijuana Business Daily
Medical marijuana companies around the world have raised $2.7 billion so far this year to capitalize on explosive growth in the industry, an almost 300% increase from the same time last year. More than half that total, $1.6 billion, was ...

» Ohio medical marijuana license applicant sues state over ‘racial quota’
14/12/17 13:00 from Marijuana Business Daily
A multistate medical marijuana company that lost out in the race for one of a dozen large-scale MMJ cultivation licenses in Ohio is suing the state over what it claims is an unfair “racial quota.” According to The Plain Deale...

» MassRoots board resigns; Dietrich reinstated as CEO
14/12/17 00:53 from Marijuana Business Daily
In the latest development in the MassRoots saga, three members of the board of directors have resigned, and former CEO Isaac Dietrich has been reinstated under the terms of a deal struck between the four of them. "I am back at MassRoots,...

» World Health Organization gives CBD initial boost, plans to look at cannabis overall
13/12/17 21:16 from Marijuana Business Daily
Cannabis got a big boost from international health authorities Wednesday when the UN’s World Health Organization said that CBD should not be scheduled as a controlled substance, an initial finding that comes about a month after the...

» San Diego DA, marijuana businessman agree to settlement in criminal case
13/12/17 18:33 from Marijuana Business Daily
James Slatic and his San Diego cannabis distribution company have apparently come out on top in a nearly two-year fight with the district attorney’s office. The DA has agreed in a settlement to return nearly $300,000 to Slatic that...

» Aphria inks deal to secure CA$100 million for M&As, expansion
13/12/17 18:28 from Marijuana Business Daily
One of Canada’s largest medical marijuana producers announced a stock-purchase deal to raise 100 million Canadian dollars ($77.7 million) in capital, which it intends to apply to the construction of new production facilities globally and...

» New Mexico medical marijuana businesses see big spike in patient pool
13/12/17 13:00 from Marijuana Business Daily
New Mexico saw a 77% increase in registered medical marijuana patients in the past year, giving the state’s dispensaries a significantly larger pool from which to attract customers. New Mexico’s registered patients totaled 45...

» Marijuana entrepreneurs already lining up for New Jersey’s looming recreational market
13/12/17 11:30 from Marijuana Business Daily
New Jersey can’t even begin the recreational cannabis legalization process until mid-January, but marijuana entrepreneurs across the country are descending on the Garden State in hopes of getting a first-mover’s advantage in what c...

» North Dakota taking feedback on medical cannabis regulations
12/12/17 23:15 from Marijuana Business Daily
North Dakota health officials are gathering public input about proposed medical marijuana rules as the state prepares to launch its MMJ program. Health officials plan to hear from prospective dispensary operators who want to comment at m...

» Third Canadian pharmacy strikes pact to be a medical marijuana supplier
12/12/17 21:37 from Marijuana Business Daily
Another Canadian pharmacy company has jumped into the medical marijuana business by locking up a supply agreement with a licensed producer, bringing to three the number of chain operators angling to enter the MMJ industry. Toronto-based ...

» Hemp State Highlight: New York has a $5 million plan to become hemp processing hub
12/12/17 21:00 from Marijuana Business Daily
New York typically goes big, and when it comes to hemp, the Empire State is writing the nation's fattest check yet to promote its new crop. After a late start authorizing hemp production and a program that is relatively small compared to...

» Second Ohio medical cannabis consultant draws scrutiny
12/12/17 20:12 from Marijuana Business Daily
The system for awarding the precious few medical cannabis cultivation licenses in Ohio was already under the microscope after the revelation that a judge had a felony drug conviction. And now it’s come to light that a second consul...

» Aphria cutting US marijuana exposure amid delisting review
12/12/17 18:45 from Marijuana Business Daily
Aphria is scrambling to shed direct involvement in American medical cannabis businesses as it undergoes a delisting review by its stock exchange operator. The Leamington, Ontario-based company has been in the hot seat since the TMX Group...

» Colorado certifies more hemp seeds, boosting approved cultivars to seven
12/12/17 17:43 from Marijuana Business Daily
Colorado has approved four more hemp cultivars, bringing the nation’s top hemp-producing state to seven varieties of certified seed. The new varieties, like the previously approved seeds, are intended for fiber and seed production....

» Oregon marijuana company tries to grow brand through cycling sponsorship
12/12/17 15:00 from Marijuana Business Daily
As more and more marijuana companies look for ways to get their brand name out in front of the public, an Oregon cannabis business has decided one way to do that is to sponsor a local cycling team. Oregon-based cultivator Grown Rogue is ...

» Marijuana may help HIV patients keep mental stamina longer
12/12/17 14:21 from Marijuana News -- ScienceDaily
A chemical found in marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50 percent of HIV patients, says a new study.

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