Dispensary/Retail Store Business News

Louisiana’s medical marijuana law not perfect but workable, supporters say

John Schroyer  | June 8, 2016

By John Schroyer

Should Louisiana be classified as the 25th state to pass a workable medical cannabis law?

Some advocates say no, arguing that Louisiana lawmakers have not passed a measure to protect businesses and professionals from prosecution. Others, however, are convinced that an MMJ industry will emerge regardless.

Vermont Expands Medical Marijuana Conditions List

Omar Sacirbey  | June 7, 2016

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law legislation expanding the list of qualifying conditions eligible for treatment with medical marijuana, a move that will benefit local dispensaries by significantly increasing the program’s patient base.

The new law adds glaucoma and chronic pain to the list of approved conditions, while patients under hospice care …

New Mexico’s Medical Marijuana Industry Surges Ahead

Omar Sacirbey  | June 7, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

New Mexico’s nearly decade-old medical marijuana market is sprinting ahead as if it had just opened, thanks to a 70% jump in new patients over the past year.

Sales via dispensaries hit nearly $10 million in the first quarter – almost double the total from the same period in 2015. 

Week in Review: IL expanding medical cannabis, OR milestone & CA MMJ revamp

Omar Sacirbey  | June 3, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey and John Schroyer

Illinois moves to give its medical marijuana industry a boost, Oregon marks a milestone in its adult-use cannabis industry, and California lawmakers embark on a revamp of the state’s MMJ market.

Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

CA Bills Would Create New MMJ Grower License, Expand Regs

Omar Sacirbey  | June 2, 2016

The California State Assembly has approved two medical marijuana-related bills, including one that would create a new type of license for MMJ “micro farmers” and another that addresses a host a of regulatory issues.

Both bills now head to the state Senate.

Assemblyman Jim Woods, the sponsor of the grower bill, said in a …

OR market for edibles, infused products opens

Roger Fillion  | June 2, 2016

Thursday is a big day for the cannabis industry in Oregon, where medical marijuana dispensaries for the first time can now sell edibles and other THC-infused products legally to anyone 21 years of age or older.

According to Oregon’s new medical marijuana provisions, each infused product’s package can contain up to 15 milligrams of THC; but …