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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 …

Ancillary Tech Firm Raises $410k for Infusion Projects

John Schroyer  | June 2, 2016

A Seattle-based startup that focuses on technology to infuse products such as sugar with THC has raised $410,000 to help fund its growth.

DeepCell Industries, which isn’t a marijuana plant-touching company but stays strictly on the tech-development side, licenses its technology to cannabis product manufacturers, according to GeekWire. The company already has trademarked …

Michigan Rec Marijuana Campaign Submits Signatures

John Schroyer  | June 1, 2016

A campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan has submitted roughly 100,000 more signatures than needed to qualify for the ballot, fueling optimism that voters will get to decide the issue this November.

Jeffrey Hank, chair of MILegalize, said in an email Wednesday that the campaign turned in to the secretary of state’s office about 354,000 …

Ohio on Verge of Creating One of Largest Medical Marijuana Markets in the U.S.

John Schroyer  | June 1, 2016

By John Schroyer

Ohio appears poised to become the newest state to approve a medical marijuana program, which could create one of the largest MMJ industries in the nation with patient numbers in the hundreds of thousands and annual sales in the hundreds of millions of dollars.