Briefs

Florida ban on smokable medical marijuana ruled unconstitutional

In a move that could provide an even bigger boost to growers and retailers in one of the country’s fastest-growing markets, a Florida judge ruled the state’s ban on smokable medical marijuana is unconstitutional. For now, though, nothing changes. The state department of health has appealed, and that automatically stays the decision. Leon County Circuit […]

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Oregon cannabis growers slashing prices amid massive oversupply

With more cannabis being grown in Oregon than sold, growers have dropped wholesale prices and some are scaling back production or getting out of the market. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission said retailers sold only 108,330 pounds of usable recreational marijuana last year, leaving 891,670 pounds in the pipeline to be stored for later sales or […]

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New Hampshire to boost number of medical marijuana dispensaries by 50%

New Hampshire is on the verge of expanding its medical marijuana program from four to six dispensaries – a move that will add two businesses to an industry that’s been struggling financially but may be turning the corner. Lawmakers this month passed legislation that calls for the two additional dispensaries in sparsely populated regions of […]

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New York medical cannabis company Etain expanding into California

One of New York state’s 10 medical cannabis companies is expanding into California with plans to enter the Golden State’s recreational market. Etain Health, one of New York’s first five MMJ business license winners in 2015, is collaborating with West Sacramento Management Group, a licensed California cannabis distributor, the Sacramento Business Journal reported. Hillary Peckham, Etain’s […]

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Pennsylvania medical marijuana dispensaries join up for chronic pain study

Twenty-five medical marijuana dispensaries in Pennsylvania are teaming up to collect patient data to help a chronic pain study at the University of Michigan, a move that could deal a blow to a new Keystone State research program that several MMJ businesses have called unfair. Pennsylvania’s MMJ research program gives eight universities the go-ahead to solidify […]

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City’s ruling may set up clash between Weedmaps execs, California marijuana agency

A California city’s approval of a marijuana distribution company’s business plan may set up a showdown between a state licensing agency and one of the MJ industry’s leading tech companies. The West Sacramento City Council on Wednesday night approved DICA Distribution’s business plan and awarded a development agreement to the company, which has ties to […]

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Colombia’s first Canadian stock listing could lure capital to medical marijuana

With a potential patient count more than double Canada’s, Colombia’s medical marijuana market is quickly gaining recognition as a legitimate force in the global cannabis industry. The total market for patients with qualifying conditions in Colombia exceeds 5.5 million people, according to QuantilesIMS, a U.S.-based market analytics company. The country, which has long been known […]

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New Zealand voters soon will weigh in on cannabis legalization

A measure to legalize recreational cannabis will be on the ballot in New Zealand in 2019 or 2020, a government official said this week. Lawmakers are deciding whether to hold a stand-alone referendum next year or concurrently with the country’s elections in 2020, according to Radio New Zealand.

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