United States Weekly Cannabis Licensing News
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Even as lawyers, accountants and public relations professionals have flocked to the marijuana industry to cash in on the budding business, there is another group also making a buck off it.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A Battle Creek medical marijuana company held what it called a Common Ground event Saturday, celebrating the opening of a new shop on East Columbia Avenue.
BATTLE CREEK, MI — The city of Battle Creek has voted to allow recreational marijuana businesses within city limits.
It's been almost a year since Michigan voters legalized recreational marijuana. Soon, the state will begin accepting applications for recreational pot businesses. That begs the question: what does all this mean for the existing medical marijuana industry in Michigan?
Innovative Industrial Properties, a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on the cannabis industry, bought a warehouse in Michigan from LivWell Holdings in a $42 million sales-leaseback deal.
DETROIT, Mich. — Michigan is poised to start accepting applications for licenses as the state’s recreational marijuana system gets running and the expansion of the new business venture could impact other people as well.
I knew I was nearing the Russell Industrial Center when I smelled the unmistakable skunk-like aroma and saw the usually empty neighborhood streets of New Center crowded with cars as if the Super Bowl was in town.
MORENCI, Mich., Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan Supply & Provisions, a transformative medicinal marijuana dispensary brand providing premium cannabis products, opened the doors to its first dispensary this week at 1096 East Main St. in Morenci, Mich. The store, featuring nearly 1,700 square-feet of customer consultation space, is the first of seven stores slated to open across Michigan by the summer of 2020.
MAINE CANNABIS LICENSING NEWS
BUCKSPORT (BDN) -- When a Maine State Police trooper pulled Richard Tonini over for a traffic infraction in July 2018, he found 5 1/2 ounces of marijuana, $5,000 cash and two handguns in Tonini’s car.
PORTLAND (WGME) -- According to the Maine Medical Association, any Mainer who has a medical marijuana license doesn't legally have to tell their primary care doctor or other type of physician.
A proposed scoring system for the city's 20 licenses would favor women- and minority-owned businesses, Maine residents, those willing to share profits with the city and those with a business track record.
Andrew Waite was found with a 2010 Ferrari, 100 pounds of pot and more than $200,000 in cash in warehouses in Turner.
Marijuana legalization is picking up steam in the US. Maine legalized it for recreational use in 2016, but retail sales for adult-use products weren’t expected to begin until 2020. It’s now confirmed that Maine could see preferred products hitting the market by March 2020.
Maine marijuana enthusiasts will probably be able to purchase their preferred products in retail stores by March 2020 after years of waiting.
KENNEBUNK (WGME) – With recreational marijuana sales around the corner, new businesses will need to get their products tested and approved by a licensed facility.
AUGUSTA, Maine (BDN) -- It seems there is no limit to how you can get cannabidiol — or CBD — today. You can take a gummy or drop a tincture into your coffee or water bottle. You can snack on a lollipop or rub oil into your muscles, face or beard.
Lockport has prohibited the sale of recreational cannabis in its city boundaries.
Most area clergy aren’t opposed marijuana legalization, but the votes weren’t unanimous
Five of the licenses were issued to dispensaries operated by Cresco Labs, a major River North-based pot firm that operates in multiple states.
The state’s adult-use cannabis program is set to launch Jan. 1, but lawmakers could still make some changes to the legislation before then.
The Act contains specific guidance on the circumstances an employer may consider in determining if an employee in the workplace is impaired or under the influence of cannabis:
That will be a huge increase from the current number working — legally — in the medical marijuana industry, reports New Frontier Data.
Illinois lawmakers approved the state’s recreational marijuana law earlier this year. But a leading national advocate is already calling for additional changes.
Local officials find themselves at the center of an often-contentious debate that never really happened before state legislators passed the law. It’s been a revealing civics lesson.
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MASSACHUSETTS CANNABIS LICENSING NEWS
BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker made his latest push Monday for the Legislature to get moving on his impaired driving bill, which he said took on greater urgency when the Cannabis Control Commission last week took a step towards allowing social consumption marijuana lounges.
The governors of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania met in New York City Thursday to try to hash out a multi-state approach to legalizing the adult recreational use of marijuana.
The state's pot shops are growing in number. Here's what you need to know before paying a visit.
Massachusetts cannabis regulators have lifted the roughly five-week suspension of marijuana cultivation license holder Nova Farms, but the operation remains under investigation.
Licensed marijuana businesses in Massachusetts will have to send their employees to mandatory training programs soon. The state-approved curriculum includes the affects of marijuana on the human body and avoiding sales to minors.
In 2012, Colorado became one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, along with Washington state. Colorado has since adapted its laws as it learned what works and what does not.
SALEM, MA — The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission approved the license of I.N.S.A., which plans to open the second retail cannabis store in Salem. With the state approval, I.N.S.A. could open as early as next week at 462 Highland Avenue in Salem. The state still needs to conduct a final inspection of the I.N.S.A. site before the store can begin selling to customers.