Laura Hamilton

Arkansas lawmakers approve new cannabis consultant, application rules

Arkansas lawmakers approved a rule to allow the state’s Medical Marijuana Commission to hire a consultant who will review hundreds of applications for licenses it has received from cannabis dispensaries. The approval comes after the state awarded licenses to five marijuana cultivation companies last week after a court injunction suspending the licensing process was lifted. The move to […]

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California cannabis retailers lower prices ahead of new testing rules

Regulations being phased in six months after California broadly legalized marijuana require that cannabis sold after Saturday meets strict quality standards, so retailers unloading untested inventory are offering blowout prices. The change in testing rules was part of the state’s decision to allow the industry in its legal infancy to get a running start at […]

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Rhode Island budget to boost medical marijuana dispensary fee from $5K to $250K

The Rhode Island General Assembly has approved a state budget that includes a proposal to increase the fee medical marijuana dispensaries pay for licenses from $5,000 to $250,000. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo says she will sign the budget Friday. Previously, the governor had proposed a plan to open 12 more medical cannabis dispensaries in the […]

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