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FL Poll Shows Support Rising for Medical Cannabis Measure

Omar Sacirbey  | September 29, 2016

A new poll in Florida shows growing support for a medical marijuana ballot measure that the state’s voters will consider on Nov. 8.

According to a September survey by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute in Saint Leo, Florida, 68.8% of likely voters supported Amendment 2, as the medical cannabis measure is known, …

New Colorado Edibles Rules: Major Cost for Producers, ‘Blip on the Radar’ for Others

John Schroyer  | September 29, 2016

By John Schroyer

New labeling rules that take effect Oct. 1 for marijuana edibles produced in Colorado have been a huge expense for many infused products manufacturers – and may cause headaches for retailers, too.

Edibles companies have spent upwards of six figures to retool manufacturing equipment, retrain employees and pay for new packaging. 

Florida CBD Industry Inching Along, Eyeing November

Omar Sacirbey  | September 28, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

Florida’s fledgling CBD market just launched but is proceeding at a snail’s pace, with the handful of licensed businesses hoping voters will approve a full-fledged medical marijuana program this fall.

For now, the current crop of CBD operators are hedging their bets on expanding their businesses ahead of the Nov. 8 election. 

Slow Launch Expected for Oregon’s Full Recreational Marijuana Market

John Schroyer  | September 27, 2016

By John Schroyer

Oregon dispensaries hoping to fully tap the state’s recreational marijuana market may have to wait longer than initially expected.

Many businesses had hoped to receive recreational marijuana licenses by now and start full sales in October, but it could take months for the lion’s share of them to get final approval. 

Connecticut Aims To Be Medical Cannabis Research Hub

Omar Sacirbey  | September 27, 2016

Calling cannabis researchers: Connecticut’s Medical Marijuana Program will begin accepting applications for research proposals on medical uses of marijuana starting Oct. 1, a move that ultimately could make it easier for doctors to recommend MMJ and boost sales.

Eligible applicants include licensed medical marijuana producers and dispensaries, as well as hospitals, health-care facilities, …

Polls Show Rec Marijuana Ahead in Maine, Nevada

John Schroyer  | September 26, 2016

Some more good news for cannabis entrepreneurs in Maine and Nevada: The latest polls in both states show a majority of voters support adult-use legalization ballot initiatives.

In Maine, a survey by the Portland Press Herald found that 53% of voters support Question 1, which would legalize recreational marijuana. The poll found 38% …

Alaska Rec Marijuana Sales Could Begin Before November

John Schroyer  | September 26, 2016

Alaska, the newest adult-use cannabis market in the United States, could begin serving customers before the start of November.

That’s according to Cynthia Franklin, the director of Alaska’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, who said in an email to Marijuana Business Daily that the Marijuana Control Board is doing “an excellent job of moving toward …