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First medical cannabis testing labs approved in Pennsylvania

John Schroyer  | September 29, 2017

Pennsylvania has approved two medical marijuana testing labs, marking another milestone for the state on its way toward rolling out a new MMJ program.

Michigan-based ACT Laboratories and Pennsylvania-based Keystone State Testing received two-year licenses from the state health department, Pennlive.com reported.

Both labs are in the final stages of building out …

Week in Review: CBD trademark suit, Vermont’s fifth MMJ licensee & DEA chief quitting

John Schroyer  | September 29, 2017

By Kristen Nichols, Bart Schaneman and John Schroyer 

Actress Jessica Alba files a trademark infringement lawsuit against a CBD supplements company, Vermont awards its fifth medical marijuana business license, and DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg is leaving his post.

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

Massachusetts marijuana agency seeking executive director

John Schroyer  | September 27, 2017

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is hiring. And not just for any job.

The board needs an executive director.

The director “will guide internal operations and chair the Cannabis Advisory Board,” according to TV station WWLP. Qualifications for the position include a bachelor’s degree and at least five years in a supervisory …

L.A. marijuana businesses unhappy with draft rules, but talks continue

John Schroyer  | September 27, 2017

By John Schroyer

Newly released draft regulations that would govern Los Angeles' licensed marijuana industry starting next year immediately created a firestorm among stakeholders, with some fearing they could force many companies to set up shop in other parts of the state

But according to industry insiders, negotiations with city officials are ongoing.

Cannabis campaign in Fairbanks, Alaska, heads into final days

John Schroyer  | September 25, 2017

Leading up to a municipal election next week, it appears that marijuana companies in Fairbanks, Alaska are well-positioned to keep their business interests alive.

Voters in Alaska’s third-largest city, along with Fairbanks North Star Borough, will decide on Oct. 3 whether to continue to allow cannabis companies to operate within the municipality’s …

California congressman calls for action from cannabis industry

John Schroyer  | September 22, 2017

Freshman Congressman Lou Correa, a Democrat from Southern California, had a simple message for those in the marijuana industry Friday.

“Right now is the time to get involved … Don’t let this golden opportunity pass,” Correa told hundreds of marijuana entrepreneurs at the California Cannabis Business Conference in Anaheim. “This is when all of you have to …

California plans to issue temporary marijuana business licenses

John Schroyer  | September 21, 2017

As part of the transition to a newly regulated market, California marijuana regulators will hand out temporary business licenses to existing companies starting Jan. 1.

Lori Ajax, chief of the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control, made the announcement Thursday at the California Cannabis Business Conference in Anaheim.

To qualify for a temporary …