Cannabis Industry & Marijuana Business Briefs

British Columbia, Quebec lead Canada’s marijuana sales higher in May

Canada’s adult-use cannabis sales jumped 14% in May on the back of new store openings in British Columbia and Ontario as well as longer store hours in Quebec – three markets that account for about three-quarters of the country’s consumers. Across the country, sales improved to 85 million Canadian dollars ($65 million) in May, up […]

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Utah selects medical cannabis growers, including out-of-state groups

Utah on Friday awarded eight medical marijuana cultivation licenses to a mix of local and out-of-state businesses. That’s two short of the 10 growers allowed under state law, but regulators are hoping to ensure a supply-and-demand balance. “The decision to only award eight licenses was made to avoid an oversupply of product, while still maintaining a […]

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Former MedMen executives join high-profile marijuana companies

Two more MedMen executives have left the California-based company for other cannabis industry jobs: Toronto-based Flower One Holdings announced that Kellen O’Keefe, ex-MedMen senior vice president of business development, joined its team as chief strategy officer. Meanwhile, Acreage Holdings, a New York-based multistate operator, announced it hired MedMen’s former senior vice president of technology, Alfred Miranda, as its […]

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Louisiana grower says medical cannabis rollout a ‘few weeks’ away

A Louisiana cultivator could soon start selling the state’s first medical marijuana products to retailers. “We’re in the process of bottling the final formulations and we’re waiting to put the labels on the bottles that will describe the contents,” John Davis, a vice president of grower GB Sciences, told Baton Rouge TV station WAFB. “That’s […]

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Netherlands to hike cannabis exports to Germany by 1,000 kilograms per year

The Minister of Medical Care of the Netherlands informed the Dutch parliament that exports of medical cannabis flower to Germany will increase this year. In the letter, dated July 12, the Dutch minister explained that the request for an increase came from his German counterpart, who asked for a hike in the annual volume of […]

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Second lawsuit filed over California marijuana delivery rule

A licensed California cannabis company sued Santa Cruz County, claiming the governmental body is violating state law by prohibiting deliveries from out-of-county retailers into a swath of unincorporated areas. The East of Eden Cannabis Co. lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Santa Cruz County is the latest development in a thorny legal fight over who […]

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First adult-use marijuana store in Boston could open soon

The most populous – and potentially most profitable – recreational cannabis market in Massachusetts could soon get its first retail store. Massachusetts regulators granted the first provisional license for a rec MJ store in Boston. The preliminary license for Pure Oasis also is the first under a state economic empowerment program, according to The Boston […]

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First medicinal cannabis licenses awarded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines 

Local and international businesses in the southern Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines scooped up the islands’ first-ever licenses to cultivate commercial medical cannabis, the nation’s marijuana regulator announced. Hundreds more are in the pipeline, demonstrating significant interest in the new industry there and across the Caribbean. Ten companies with board members from […]

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Imports of medical marijuana into Germany surge in second quarter

Germany imported almost 2,500 kilograms (roughly 5,500 pounds) of medical cannabis flower for pharmacy dispensing during the first half of 2019. That’s almost as much as the country imported in all of 2018, a sign that the expected growth in the market is coming to fruition. Member of Parliament Kirsten Kappert-Gonther tweeted the fresh data on […]

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First-ever Associations Day to launch MJBizCon Week in Las Vegas

Marijuana Business Daily is kicking off this year’s MJBizCon Week in December with a new event that will showcase a global who’s who in the cannabis industry. The inaugural, daylong Associations Day on Dec. 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center will feature nonprofits, associations and cannabis industry professionals from throughout the world. “MJBizCon’s Associations Day […]

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Kansas City medical cannabis market attracts 73 applicants for 24 licenses

Only a third of the applicants to sell medical marijuana in the Kansas City area will receive licenses from the state this year, reflecting stiff competition as marijuana firms look to enter one of Missouri’s most lucrative markets. Lyndall Fraker, director of Missouri’s new medical marijuana program, told The Kansas City Star that the city’s […]

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