Marijuana Cultivation

North Dakota seeks medical marijuana growers despite potential hurdle

North Dakota has begun accepting applications from potential medical cannabis cultivators, though it’s still unclear whether growers will need to comply with the state’s anti-corporate farming law. The application period, which runs through April 19, is the latest step by state officials who have been developing the medical marijuana system since legislators crafted a law […]

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Week in Review: CBD in gas stations, AG Sessions hints status quo for cannabis & Arkansas hits MMJ snag

A cannabis company plans to offer low-dose CBD products at convenience stores, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says federal attorneys have bigger concerns than “routine” marijuana cases, and an Arkansas judge blocks regulators from issuing MMJ business licenses. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Fill […]

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British Columbia leads Canada in ‘refused’ marijuana producer applications

More businesses have been denied medical cannabis cultivation licenses in British Columbia than in any other province in Canada, according to new data provided to Marijuana Business Daily by Health Canada. British Columbia accounted for 100 of the 268 applicants that have been turned down across the country. Ontario, which has the most producers and […]

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Nevada’s marijuana supply holds steady, with wholesale prices higher than other rec markets

Nevada’s recreational marijuana supplies are plentiful but not overly abundant, keeping wholesale cannabis prices on the high side compared to other adult-use markets. Business owners in the Silver State don’t expect wholesale prices to remain steep for much longer, however. Growers are continuing to build out their cultivation facilities and improve their growing methods, pumping […]

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Arkansas judge blocks state from licensing medical cannabis growers

An Arkansas judge has temporarily blocked regulators from issuing licenses to five companies to grow medical marijuana in response to complaints about the state’s process for reviewing applications for the facilities. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order against the state, which had planned to formally issue cultivation licenses […]

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Tiny Lesotho looks to become African staging ground for medical marijuana businesses

A landlocked nation in southern Africa is on the cusp of opening major medical cannabis opportunities both domestically and internationally, provided government and businesses overcome near-term obstacles. The opportunity for Lesotho’s economy to become a supplier of medical cannabis and ancillary services to other countries in Africa where medical cannabis laws are in the works – […]

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Arkansas’ 5 medical marijuana license winners face challenges over winning bids

Arkansas regulators are receiving challenges in response to their licensing of the state’s first medical marijuana growers. Challenges of this type filed by unsuccessful applicants are a common occurrence in the industry after a state rolls out its first cannabis business licenses. The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission announced last month the five companies that scored high […]

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Canada’s CannTrust becomes latest to invest in Danish medical cannabis market

A Canadian medical marijuana grower is launching a joint venture in Denmark with its eye on meeting MMJ demand throughout Europe, becoming the latest Canadian cultivator to establish a presence in the Scandinavian country. Ontario-based CannTrust Holdings said it inked a joint venture agreement with the Danish company Stenocare, which already has received a medical […]

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Florida paves way for black farmer to land medical marijuana grow license

Legislation that could enable a black farmer to receive a Florida license to grow medical marijuana is headed to the governor’s desk. The Senate on Thursday passed HB 6049, which removes the provision that a black farmer must be a member of the Florida chapter of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association to be eligible […]

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Small marijuana firms are being ‘locked out’ of Canada’s industry, lawmaker charges

Small cannabis businesses aren’t getting a fair shake in Canada’s marijuana industry, according to a member of Parliament from British Columbia who recently took to the floor of the House of Commons. A new set of draft regulations could open the door for smaller producers by introducing new production licenses that are easier and faster to obtain. But those […]

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Nevada signs off on regulations for recreational marijuana businesses

Nevada lawmakers have green-lighted permanent rules for the state’s adult-use cannabis industry. The state’s Legislative Commission voted unanimously to approve the 258-page regulations without formal debate. Nevada began recreational cannabis sales under emergency rules in July 2017 after voters approved adult-use marijuana sales in 2016. According to The Nevada Independent, producers without retail licenses were some […]

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