Omar Sacirbey

Second medical marijuana testing lab opens in Ohio

Hocking College in southern Ohio became the second cannabis testing laboratory in the state to begin taking medical marijuana product for analysis. A lack of operational labs has been a big concern to Ohio’s marijuana businesses because state law requires that cannabis be tested for potency and purity before sales at dispensaries can begin. Regulators have licensed […]

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Marijuana company TILT Holdings inks $210 million deal to buy vape tech firm

TILT Holdings, a Massachusetts company specializing in cannabis technology, cultivation and support solutions, agreed to acquire Jupiter Research, a Phoenix-based vaporization technology business, for $210 million. TILT CEO Alex Coleman said in a news release the acquisition “is paramount to our goal of consolidating and centralizing services for all industry verticals: cultivation, production and retail.” Founded […]

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Sales booming at Massachusetts recreational cannabis stores

About a week after opening, sales are going strong at the first two businesses in Massachusetts allowed to sell recreational marijuana. The two stores sold more than $2.2 million worth of cannabis products during the first five days they were open for business, according to figures released Tuesday by the Cannabis Control Commission. New England […]

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The entourage effect: Is it a legitimate theory worth marketing by cannabis companies?

Many marijuana and terpene enthusiasts believe the unique effects of individual plants are the result of different cannabinoids – most notably THC – working in concert with other cannabinoids and terpenes. They call it the “entourage effect,” and some cannabis businesses have increasingly paid attention to it as a unique way to market and sell […]

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Upstart Ohio medical cannabis firm raises CA$85 million to expand footprint

A young cannabis company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, raised 85 million Canadian dollars ($65 million) that it will use to expand its operations. Green Growth Brands – whose CEO, Peter Horvath, resigned a year ago from his executive post with Pittsburgh retail giant American Eagle Outfitters – closed the round in Toronto, where the company was […]

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Louisiana medical marijuana sales delayed by lack of testing lab

A failure to find an independent testing lab will delay medical marijuana sales in Louisiana at least until January, roughly two months after the market was originally anticipated to launch. The lack of an independent lab also means Louisiana’s Department of Agriculture department will handle product testing for now, The Advocate reported. GB Sciences, one […]

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New Jersey medical marijuana patients double since new conditions added

Illnesses added to New Jersey’s list of conditions for medical marijuana usage have helped double the number of MMJ patients in the state to 34,000 since the beginning of the year. New Jersey’s Health Department said Monday that the majority of the 17,000 new patients have one of five medical conditions that Gov. Phil Murphy, […]

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DE medical cannabis business owner gets industry ban for forging doctor’s signature

Forging physician signatures can get someone booted from the marijuana industry and could lead to jail time. That’s the hard lesson Carolan Krajewski, owner of Delaware Holistic Medicine, is learning after pleading guilty to tampering with public documents. The business, which previously was known as Disjointed, provided health records to help patients get medical marijuana […]

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Massachusetts cannabis regulator: Social consumption venues ‘years’ away

A member of Massachusetts’ marijuana regulatory agency predicted that social consumption businesses are “years” away from happening in the Bay State, even though a voter-approved ballot initiative legalizing recreational MJ in 2016 gave regulators the authority to license such venues. A provision in state law effectively kills any chance that social consumption businesses will be approved anytime […]

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New legislation could boost New Jersey’s medical marijuana patient population

New Jersey medical marijuana companies might see more patients thanks to proposed legislation that would make it easier for state regulators to approve new conditions that can be treated with MMJ. The measure is contained in a legalization bill unveiled last month that would create a recreational marijuana industry and make changes to the state’s existing medical […]

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MA cannabis business to use medical inventory to support recreational sales

A Massachusetts medical cannabis business that is close to receiving permission for recreational retail sales plans to pull product from its MMJ inventory to supply its recreational outlet, the Boston Business Journal reported. New England Treatment Access, one of only two businesses to receive a final recreational marijuana retail license from Massachusetts’ Cannabis Control Commission last […]

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