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Bart Schaneman

Bart has worked as a reporter and editor since 2003 for newspapers in California, Nebraska and South Korea. He has won several awards for his writing and photography, including a Nebraska Press Association award for in-depth coverage of an environmental fight over fracking wastewater.His work has appeared in The Week, the Washington Post, Salon and the Omaha World-Herald, among other publications.

Oglala Sioux tribe approves legal cannabis market

The Oglala Sioux tribe voted to implement laws and regulations for tribal members to develop legal cannabis businesses on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. According to NORML, the tribal council passed a law on an 11-8 vote that will allow tribal members to sell and grow cannabis and allows for social consumption lounges […]

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Nevada marijuana market regains footing after strict COVID-19 restrictions, fewer tourists

Nevada’s recreational marijuana sales have largely recovered, having slumped in the spring from some of the strictest coronavirus shutdown measures in the nation and dwindling numbers of tourists visiting Las Vegas. Industry officials link the rebound to robust demand from local residents and improved business practices that arose as a necessity during the shutdown, including […]

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Cannabis software firm Akerna seeks to raise $12 million in public offering

Denver-based Akerna, a marijuana compliance software company, plans to raise $12 million by selling 5 million shares. Shares will be available for $2.40 per during the offering, which is expected to close Oct. 30. Proceeds from the offering are intended to fund Akerna’s “growth initiatives, including product development, sales and marketing, strategic acquisitions, working capital […]

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Massachusetts regulators delay vote on cannabis delivery permits

Massachusetts cannabis entrepreneurs will have to wait at least a month longer for clarity on marijuana delivery licenses. The state’s Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) was scheduled to vote Thursday on new rules for those licenses, but the agency instead delayed the decision until Nov. 30, according to the State House News Service. The delay comes […]

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Detroit sets plans for recreational cannabis sales

Officials in Detroit, Michigan’s largest city, finally announced the rules for allowing licensed adult-use marijuana sales with an effort toward giving social equity applicants a leg up in the market. The Detroit Metro Times reported that the City Council decided during a Monday meeting to allow: 75 licenses for retail stores. 35 consumption establishments. 35 […]

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Week in Review: Two states start medical marijuana sales, MT measure survives, Oregon streamlines licensing & more

Medical marijuana sales began in Missouri after voters approved legalization two years ago. Dispensaries in the St. Louis area reported strong interest as Missouri became the 34th state to launch a full-blown MMJ program. MJBizDaily takeaway: Put another pin in the U.S. map of states that have legalized medical cannabis. The Marijuana Business Factbook estimates […]

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West Virginia taps Metrc for medical cannabis seed-to-sale tracking system

Florida-based cannabis traceability company Metrc added another state contract to its growing list by securing a deal with West Virginia. With this contract, Metrc now supports 15 states and the District of Columbia. “This is an important step to make certain medical cannabis is available only to West Virginians with serious medical conditions and to […]

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Colorado marijuana vape aerosol testing rules address key health issues

As they respond to the 2019 vaping health crisis, Colorado marijuana regulators are believed to be among the first in the nation to require cannabis vaporizer companies to test the aerosol produced when the oil is heated into vapor. The new testing requirement, meant to make vaping safer for Colorado consumers, could prompt other states […]

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Caregiver firms sue Maine for allowing out-of-state cannabis business owners

Two small marijuana caregiver businesses in Maine are suing seven recreational cannabis companies and state regulators in a federal lawsuit that claims some adult-use MJ firms have owners from out of state. Maine’s cannabis regulations say business owners must have filed state income taxes and live in Maine for four years, the Bangor Daily News […]

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