Dispensary/Retail Store Business News

Minnesota approves PTSD for medical cannabis program

John Schroyer  | December 1, 2016

Minnesota’s two medical marijuana producers will be getting a bigger patient base and more ways to deliver MMJ to patients under a new ruling released Thursday by the state’s health department.

Medical patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will be able to start making MMJ purchases in August, and the two medical cannabis …

Report: MMJ producers would also supply Canada’s rec program

Omar Sacirbey  | December 1, 2016

Canada’s 36 federally licensed medical marijuana producers would become the initial cultivators for the country’s proposed legalized recreational program under a plan delivered to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sources told the Globe and Mail newspaper.

A task force responsible for recommending how the country’s proposed marijuana legalization system will be regulated delivered its …

Testing, supply issues ‘could be death knell’ for Oregon MJ market

Omar Sacirbey  | December 1, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

Strict marijuana testing standards and a dearth of labs have created a supply shortage for Oregon’s marijuana businesses, resulting in half-empty shelves, plunging revenue and possible layoffs. Many businesses are even closing.

Colorado city opens marijuana-themed mall

Bart Schaneman  | November 18, 2016

A strip mall in Aurora, Colorado, has undergone a $1 million renovation to reemerge as a marijuana-themed shopping center.

The consolidation helps to circumvent a problem that marijuana businesses often face: finding a sympathetic landlord.

The Aurora Hemp Marketplace, outside Denver, offers a dispensary, a head shop and a cultivation supply store, among …

Jamaica receives 89 MMJ business permit applications

John Schroyer  | November 17, 2016

Jamaica’s medical cannabis licensing process is underway, and by the end of October 89 applications for business permits had been submitted to the tiny island nation’s government.

The Jamaican Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) announced it had received 25 applications for cultivation licenses, eight for transportation permits, 14 for research and development licenses and 24 …