Kevin Huhn

Marijuana REIT buys Arizona property for $15 million, strikes lease deal

Innovative Industrial Properties – a San Diego-based real estate investment trust (REIT) which leases real estate to medical marijuana businesses – has agreed to buy an Arizona property for $15 million. The property comprises over 350,000 square feet of greenhouse and industrial space. The deal involves a sale-leaseback transaction with a subsidiary of The Pharm, […]

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Poll: Most New York voters support recreational cannabis

A majority of voters in New York are in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana, according to a new poll. Emerson College’s survey shows that 62% of voters support legal cannabis use for anyone 21 and older, while only 28% oppose it, the Daily News reported. However, in a statewide election earlier this month, New York […]

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Alaska to probe erratic cannabis potency results at state’s labs

A committee will look at issues surrounding the testing of marijuana products amid inconsistency in potency results from Alaska’s two labs, the state’s top marijuana regulator said. However, Erika McConnell, director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, told Anchorage TV station KTVA she couldn’t estimate know how long that process might take. During a […]

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North Dakota seeks medical marijuana tracking system

The North Dakota health department is accepting requests for proposals for a traceability system to help monitor the state’s impending medical marijuana program. RFPs can be submitted until 3 p.m. CT Dec. 27. North Dakota voters approved an MMJ program in November 2016, and state lawmakers earlier this year crafted regulations that the governor approved in […]

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Malta seeks to expand medical marijuana program

Malta’s government has proposed allowing all doctors in the country to prescribe medical marijuana. The government published draft legislation Monday that would loosen an existing regulation with so many restrictions that not a single Maltese has been treated legally with marijuana or a cannabis-based product. The new law would allow any general practitioner to prescribe […]

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Help wanted: cannabis inspector in Massachusetts

Massachusetts’ legalization of recreational marijuana has resulted in an unexpected job opportunity – an agricultural inspector for cannabis. A job description posted on the state’s website says it’s seeking someone to enforce laws and regulations involving marijuana and hemp. Necessary qualifications include a degree in a field such as biology, chemistry or plant pathology. The […]

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North Dakota is looking for more hemp farmers

North Dakota’s Agriculture Department is seeking participants for the third year of the state’s industrial hemp research program. The goal of the program is to determine whether hemp can be a successful crop in North Dakota, and which varieties work best in the state’s climate. Five North Dakota producers planted 70-plus acres of hemp in […]

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Rhode Island governor may renew bid to add MMJ dispensaries

While saying she’s “not in a rush” to see Rhode Island legalize recreational marijuana, Gov. Gina Raimondo may again seek an expansion of medical cannabis businesses in the state. A more pressing need to Raimondo is giving medical marijuana patients “access to the medicine that they need,” the Journal reported, and she’s contemplating asking the legislature […]

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Nevada AG to weigh in on cannabis consumption lounges

Nevada’s marijuana regulators have asked state Attorney General Adam Laxalt for a formal opinion on whether state law allows cannabis use in smoking lounges and at special events. According to the Nevada Appeal, the state’s Department of Taxation made the request in the wake of a Legislative Counsel’s opinion that the voter-approved law allowing recreational […]

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Vermont looking into upshot of recreational marijuana legalization

A Vermont commission formed to study the ramifications of legalizing recreational marijuana met for the first time and laid out challenges the state would face. According to state officials, the Marijuana Advisory Committee won’t debate whether the state should legalize marijuana, but rather will determine the practical challenges associated with adult use, including the best […]

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