Cultivation

Alaska recreational marijuana shop owners eye tourists in push for onsite consumption

Bart Schaneman  | July 20, 2017

By Bart Schaneman

Alaska’s recreational marijuana business owners are fighting for the right to outfit their shops with a separate space to accommodate full consumption, including smoking, on their premises.

The move is largely designed so they can offer the 1 million-plus tourists who visit the state every year a place to consume cannabis.

Seven firms apply to run Louisiana university’s medical cannabis grow

John Schroyer  | July 19, 2017

Southern University in Louisiana has received seven applications from private companies bidding to run the school’s medical marijuana cultivation operation, including three that failed to win a similar contract with Louisiana State University.

According to The Advocate of Baton Rouge, the university received applications from:

  • Advanced Bio Medical
  • AquaPharm
  • Citiva Louisiana
  •  …

A Canadian marijuana growth strategy: Q&A with Canopy CEO Bruce Linton

Omar Sacirbey  | July 18, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

Canada’s biggest medical marijuana producer, Canopy Growth in Smith Falls, Ontario, serves more than one third of the nation's MMJ patients and generated 203 million Canadian dollars ($160 million) in revenue last year.

But the company also lost CA$16.7 million.

How? An aggressive expansion plan.

North Dakota eyes spring 2018 start for medical cannabis sales

Kevin Huhn  | July 11, 2017

Medical marijuana sales in North Dakota would begin next spring under the state’s tentative timeline for its MMJ industry.

The state Health Department plans to open the application process for growers and dispensaries in early August and close it at the end of September. The agency would review applications in October and make selections in …

Massachusetts picks panel to draft rec cannabis compromise

Bart Schaneman  | June 26, 2017

A six-member House-Senate conference committee has been selected to try to create a compromise bill to revamp the voter-approved recreational marijuana law in Massachusetts.

Legislative leaders assigned the panel Friday after the House formally rejected the Senate version of the bill.

The House conferees are Republican Hannah Kane and Democrats Mark Cusack and Ron …