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Week in Review: Rescheduling rumors, Nevada targets California docs & pain relief in MN

John Schroyer  | August 5, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Federal cannabis rescheduling rumors keep swirling, Nevada is poised to cut off a significant chunk of income for medical marijuana dispensaries, and Minnesota’s pair of MMJ companies get major relief from pain patients.

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

Pioneering Denver MJ Business Sold to Willie’s Reserve Processor

Omar Sacirbey  | August 4, 2016

The owners of a pioneering recreational and medical cannabis business, Denver Relief, announced the sale today of their cultivation and infused products facilities to CMH Brands, a Colorado company tapped by Willie’s Reserve to process its marijuana products.

The sale comes two weeks after Denver Relief, founded in 2009, sold its retail store …

Puerto Rico MMJ Sales Could Start in Early 2017

John Schroyer  | August 2, 2016

Puerto Rico’s emerging medical marijuana market could be up and running as soon as January, with dispensaries on the island being allowed to cater to tourists.

The general counsel for Puerto Rico’s health department, Mayra Maldonado, told the Denver Post that the territory is moving quickly on licensing and infrastructure, and that sales …

Alaska Board Accused of Undermining Marijuana Program

Omar Sacirbey  | August 2, 2016

Members of Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board and some officials in the administration of Gov. Bill Walker are trying to slow the rollout of the state’s new recreational MJ program, an outgoing board member charged.

Bruce Schulte, who was removed from the five-member marijuana board last Friday by Gov. Walker, alleged that obstructionists on the …

Cannabis to be Displayed and Judged at Oregon State Fair

Omar Sacirbey  | August 2, 2016

In what might be a cannabis marketing first, marijuana plants will be displayed and judged at the Oregon State Fair – just like pumpkins, pigs and onions.

The Oregon Cannabis Business Council is sponsoring the exhibit of nine plants, which will be displayed in a greenhouse at the fairgrounds, according to The Oregonian.