Delaware health department officials have awarded the state’s third and final medical marijuana business license to the First State Compassion Center.
First State, which opened Delaware’s first dispensary in Wilmington in June 2015, now has control of two of the state’s three MMJ businesses.
Canada’s largest pharmacy chain, Shoppers Drug Mart, has formally applied to the federal government to be a distributor of medical marijuana.
If Shoppers Drug Mart is allowed to sell medical marijuana by Health Canada, it would mark a major shift in Canada’s medical marijuana market.
Currently, Canadian medical cannabis patients must either grow their …
The U.S. Department of Justice is on the verge of dismissing a 3-year-old case against Berkeley Patients Group, according to a press release from the medical marijuana dispensary.
The DOJ initiated forfeiture proceedings against the dispensary in May 2013, a commonly-used tactic at the time against many medical cannabis businesses in California. But after Congress …
By Eli McVey
Over half of all reported medical marijuana sales in California’s massive $845 million MMJ market are concentrated in just three counties, according to exclusive data obtained by Marijuana Business Daily.
The counties – Los Angeles, San Francisco and Alameda – totaled $450 million in sales over a one-year period ending in March 2016.
By John Schroyer
When Arizona completed a long-awaited second round of medical cannabis business licensing last week, the state’s MMJ industry was left with a host of unanswered questions.
By Eli McVey
The marijuana industry has been in a perpetual struggle to shake the “stoner” stereotype many hold of its consumers, and the businesses that comprise the industry are leading the charge against it.
By Omar Sacirbey, Bart Schaneman and John Schroyer
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has zero takers for medical marijuana-related research, Massachusetts dispensary NIMBYism could hit any rec legalization plans, and Oklahoma MMJ advocates want a 2017 vote.
Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.
The Arizona Department of Health Services on Thursday announced the winners of 31 new medical cannabis licenses.
After holding a live-streamed lottery Thursday afternoon for nine of the 31 licenses, the agency posted a full list of the license winners’ application ID numbers online but did not identify any of the …
A longtime Vail developer with years of experience in the marijuana trade is poised to strengthen his ownership stake in Native Roots, one of Colorado’s largest cannabis retail chains.
Businessman Peter Knobel will boost his stake in Native Roots from 50% to 67%, pending state approval of the deal, according to the Aspen …
By John Schroyer
The fourth recreational marijuana industry in the United States is ready for launch.
Alaska’s adult-use program is just a few weeks from the first retail sales, according to estimates by multiple sources. A number of rec shops are scrambling to open their doors, perhaps by month’s end.
By Omar Sacirbey
Ted Rebholz was offered a high-level position at Harborside Health Center, but he turned it down to stay with a tech firm that was later sold to Cisco Systems.
Crossing paths with Harborside piqued Rebholz’s interest in the cannabis industry, paving the way for him to start a licensed MMJ business in New Hampshire.
Only seven dispensaries have opened in the four years since Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved legalizing medical marijuana, reflecting opposition in some communities.
Local opponents cite concerns that dispensaries would bring an increase in crime and that the stores don’t mesh with small-town values, among others.
The opposition has made it more difficult for MMJ …