Jeff Smith

Ohio growers plant the seeds for medical cannabis launch

Newly licensed cultivators in Ohio just started putting seeds in the ground, providing additional proof that a launch to the state’s medical marijuana program is still months away. Buckeye Relief, one of three cultivators that have been given the green light to start growing, told The Enquirer of Cincinnati that it planted its first seeds on […]

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Missouri medical cannabis backer sues to quash rival initiatives

A Missouri organizer for a medical cannabis initiative is suing to remove two related measures from the November ballot. Springfield doctor and attorney Brad Bradshaw filed two separate lawsuits seeking to invalidate the medical marijuana initiatives submitted by New Approach Missouri and Jefferson City attorney Lowell Pearson. State law requires petitions to receive a certain […]

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Canadian company cancels $8.3 million deal to buy Maine marijuana grow operation

Canada-based C21 Investments has nixed a deal to spend up to $8.3 million for a cultivation operation in Maine that subsequently was linked to an alleged black-market grow. The Bangor Daily News reported Tuesday the cancellation of the deal, which C21 had disclosed June 28 in a news release. C21, which has made a flurry […]

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Canadian firm gobbles up OR marijuana edibles maker in deal worth up to $11M

Canada-based C21 Investments continued its blistering U.S. acquisition pace, announcing Monday it is acquiring Oregon’s Grön Chocolate in a deal worth up to $11.2 million. C21 CEO Robert Cheney said in a news release that adding the upscale edibles maker is a critical addition to the vertically integrated MJ company’s strategy to aggressively compete in […]

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New Jersey launches application process to double medical cannabis licenses

New Jersey has opened the licensing application process that will lead to a doubling in the number of medical marijuana businesses serving the state, from the current six to 12. Reflecting strong demand from entrepreneurs wanting to secure one of the six new licenses, more than 800 people attended a mandatory pre-application meeting on Thursday, […]

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Signatures submitted for Oklahoma recreational marijuana ballot measure

A group that wants to legalize recreational marijuana in Oklahoma has submitted signatures to qualify the measure for a statewide vote after saying it may not have enough to qualify for the November ballot. The pro-marijuana group Green the Vote submitted the signatures Wednesday to the secretary of state for review. Green the Vote said […]

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Oklahoma governor approves less restrictive medical cannabis rules

Gov. Mary Fallin signed off this week on the do-over in Oklahoma’s emergency medical marijuana regulations – rules that revert to more business-friendly MMJ provisions. They: Permit sales of smokable marijuana. Remove the requirement for each dispensary to have a licensed pharmacist. Lift restrictions on THC levels. The revisions, adopted last week by the state Board […]

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Florida judge shoots down state cap on medical marijuana businesses

A Florida judge ruled that the state law restricting the number of medical marijuana businesses runs counter to a voter-approved constitutional amendment, a decision that could have far-reaching implications for the state’s MMJ industry. The ruling, if sustained, could open up numerous MMJ business opportunities for entrepreneurs if the state ultimately permits an unlimited number […]

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