Bart Schaneman

Maryland medical marijuana company has license reinstated

MaryMed has been given another chance at Maryland’s medical marijuana market after a judge ruled that the MMJ company likely didn’t violate the law. The Baltimore Business Journal reported the Dorchester-based company received preapproval from state regulators in 2016 to open cultivation, retail and processing operations. But the licenses were rejected after the state began […]

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Week in Review: Good news for Michigan medical marijuana, Oklahoma market narrows & Maine veto override

The Michigan medical marijuana industry sees an expansion of qualifying conditions and new licenses, Oklahoma adopts emergency medical cannabis rules, and Maine’s MMJ market opens up in new ways. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the cannabis industry over the past week. Kick the can? The Michigan medical marijuana industry got a double […]

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Hawaii dispensaries to allow reciprocity from any US medical cannabis cardholder

Changes to Hawaii’s medical marijuana laws will allow dispensaries to sell cannabis to registered MMJ cardholders from any U.S. state, a move that could significantly boost sales given the droves of tourists that visit the state annually. Beginning next year, visitors to the Aloha State registered with the medical cannabis program in their U.S. state […]

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Connecticut retailers, growers at odds on how to serve growing medical cannabis demand

Connecticut’s medical marijuana growers and retailers are at loggerheads over the state’s plan to expand its MMJ program to meet growing consumer demand for products. The state has proposed adding up to 10 more dispensaries to serve Connecticut’s growing patient pool, an increase that would more than double the number of retailers. But some dispensary […]

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There’s a new marijuana czar in Colorado

Dominique Mendiola is the new director of marijuana coordination in Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced. She fills a position that was vacated in March, when Mark Bolton took a job as government affairs consultant for a Denver-based law firm. Mendiola will be no stranger to many industry watchers in the state after having served as deputy director […]

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Week in Review: Arizona’s defiant marijuana firms, California deadline & big cannabis investment in Iowa

Arizona cannabis companies defy a court decision banning the sale of extracts, California marijuana businesses deal with the state’s July 1 transition, and an emerging player in the MJ industry plans a large indoor grow in Iowa. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the cannabis industry over the past week. Business as […]

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ND begins first phase of accepting medical cannabis dispensary applications

North Dakota will begin accepting applications to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Bismarck and Fargo next week. The state health department said Monday the process will start July 10 as it rolls out a phased-in approach to licensing dispensaries in eight regions throughout the state. According to The Bismarck Tribune, the other regions where dispensaries […]

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Developing player in cannabis market to invest roughly $10 million in Iowa

An emerging major player in the marijuana industry plans to build a large facility in what might seem an unlikely place: Iowa. The state’s medical marijuana market allows the sale of only low-THC cannabis, meaning products cannot exceed 3% THC. But according to the Des Moines Register, New York-based Acreage Holdings is looking to spend […]

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Massachusetts awards first recreational marijuana retail license

A day after Massachusetts’ adult-use program was slated to begin, state regulators awarded the first license to sell recreational marijuana. The Cannabis Control Commission voted Monday to permit Cultivate Holdings in Leicester to begin selling recreational cannabis, according to MassLive.com. The program was slated to begin recreational marijuana sales July 1, but the start date wasn’t […]

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