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Civil ‘conspiracy’ lawsuits may be next legal threat for marijuana businesses

Another legal threat for marijuana businesses across the United States has emerged over the past few months: civil suits involving anti-racketeering laws. One such case – a nearly 3-year-old lawsuit in Colorado – is scheduled to go to trial in Denver in July. Two similar suits have been filed against licensed MJ companies and numerous […]

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Chart: Diversity still a hot topic in Maryland’s medical marijuana industry

Over 35% of those with an ownership stake in a Maryland medical marijuana company – and nearly 60% of those employed by MMJ businesses – are racial minorities, according to preliminary data released by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. But some industry watchers believe those numbers don’t tell the whole story and still contend that […]

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Week in Review: Michigan MMJ rules, WA halts hemp licensing & Maryland supply shortfall

Michigan sets emergency rules for its medical marijuana program, Washington state stops issuing hemp licenses, and Maryland MMJ businesses encounter a supply shortage after sales begin. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Michigan making progress Michigan is one of the latest state medical cannabis markets […]

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Los Angeles paves way for regulated marijuana market on ‘historic day’

Los Angeles could be among a handful of California cities to begin recreational marijuana sales on New Year’s Day after the City Council’s unanimous approval of cannabis industry regulations Wednesday. “Let’s don’t be a part of history. Let’s make history,” Council President Herb Wesson said moments before 12 council members voted to pass three ordinances […]

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Patient hurdles, supply limits pose challenges for Texas CBD businesses

Texas is weeks from the opening of CBD dispensaries many thought would never appear in the deep-red state. But it’s far from certain whether Texas’ highly restrictive law will translate into a viable market for the handful of businesses allowed to produce and sell CBD products, as the customer base could be tiny. Patients can […]

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Days after opening, Maryland medical marijuana dispensaries sell out of product

The celebration at most of Maryland’s medical marijuana dispensaries didn’t last long. After a four-year-plus wait, medical cannabis sales at a handful of the state’s 10 fully licensed dispensaries began Friday to patients who waited in line for hours. But dispensary owners didn’t receive as much product as hoped and were forced to limit customers to […]

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Canada’s largest pharmacy chain inks ‘game-changing’ medical marijuana distribution deal

Medical marijuana could soon be available through the online store of Canada’s largest pharmacy chain in what analysts are calling a groundbreaking deal for the MMJ industry. Aphria is set to supply the medical cannabis, including leaf and oil, for Toronto-based Shoppers Drug Mart. The Ontario-based licensed producer will be designated as the “preferred” supplier […]

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