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Draft Ohio cultivation rules: 18 licenses, huge fees

Bart Schaneman  | November 1, 2016

As many as 18 licenses would be available for medical marijuana growers in Ohio under proposed rules released by the state.

The draft regulations suggest two types of cultivation licenses: one for grows up to 15,000 square feet, and another for those totaling no more than 1,600 square feet. The state would award a dozen …

Australian entrepreneurs can now apply to grow medical cannabis

Bart Schaneman  | November 1, 2016

Australian cannabis business owners can now apply for licenses to grow medical marijuana under the country’s new MMJ law.

The Australian government’s Narcotics Drug Amendment Act 2016 took effect on Oct. 30, according to Australia Network News. It allows businesses to grow marijuana for medicine, conduct research on the plant and create marijuana products for …

Denver ballot measure aims to curb possible loss of marijuana tourists

Bart Schaneman  | November 1, 2016

By Bart Schaneman

Supporters of a ballot measure to allow cannabis consumption in restaurants, bars and other public venues in Denver hope to preempt a potential loss of marijuana tourists.

Nevada and California, both major tourist draws, have adult-use legalization initiatives on their Nov. 8 ballots. 

PA issues temporary rules for MMJ growers, producers

Omar Sacirbey  | October 31, 2016

Pennsylvania’s Department of Health has issued temporary regulations for medical marijuana growers and processors, and some noteworthy changes have been made from the draft version issued in August.

However, the regulations are good for only a 24-month period, and a different set of rules could be established by the time medical cannabis is …

Boston Archdiocese to contribute $850K to anti-rec campaign

John Schroyer  | October 31, 2016

Adult-use cannabis just got another high-profile opponent.

The Boston Archdiocese of the Catholic Church will be giving $850,000 to the Campaign for a Safe and Healthy Massachusetts, which is dedicated to defeating Question 4, a statewide ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana.

According to the Boston Globe, the archdiocese “holds the matter among …

Chart: California medical marijuana sales skyrocket 132% since 2010

Eli McVey  | October 31, 2016

By Eli McVey

Medical cannabis sales in California have soared over the past five years, rising from a reported $351 million in 2010 to nearly $814 million in 2015, according to exclusive data obtained by Marijuana Business Daily.

Alaska rec marijuana sales set to start as soon as Saturday

Bart Schaneman  | October 28, 2016

Alaska’s recreational marijuana market is expected to launch as soon as this weekend, with a retail shop in Valdez – Herbal Outfitters – preparing to open its doors at “high noon” on Saturday.

That would mean Alaska will join three other states – Colorado, Oregon, and Washington State – with active adult-use cannabis …