Marijuana Cultivation

July 1 could be ‘extinction event’ for some California cannabis businesses

Many California marijuana companies are worried if they will survive past the state’s July 1 deadline for complying with a comprehensive set of readopted and updated emergency regulations. The deadline to sell product that hasn’t passed mandated tests might even prove an “extinction event” for businesses struggling to comply, observed Pamela Epstein, founder of Los […]

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As PA rewrites medical cannabis research law, operators weigh new litigation

Commercial cannabis growers and dispensary operators are weighing their legal options in response to a newly rewritten Pennsylvania law around medical marijuana research. HB 2477, recently signed by Gov. Tom Wolf, allows the state’s medical schools to partner with marijuana cultivators of their choosing to generate data for pharmacological research, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. According to the […]

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Growers prevail as Oregon counties seek restrictions on marijuana cultivation

The Oregon Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by county commissioners in southern Oregon, a prime marijuana-growing part of the state, to reinstate restrictions on commercial cannabis production. The appeals court’s dismissal without comment Wednesday of the Josephine County commissioners’ case marks the latest step in the struggle between growers trying to protect their businesses and […]

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Alaska eyes new tax tier for cannabis cultivators in face of black-market demand

Alaska’s Department of Revenue is mulling a third tax tier for cannabis cultivators in an apparent bid to make the state’s legal marijuana prices more competitive with the black market. That’s according to Ken Alper, director of the state’s tax division, who was speaking at Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board on Wednesday. Here are the basics […]

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US marijuana company Green Thumb Industries makes trading debut in Canada

Green Thumb Industries has joined the ranks of a growing list of cannabis firms to go public in Canada’s booming marijuana market, debuting on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol GTII. Increasingly, U.S. marijuana companies are turning to Canada’s public markets to tap easier-to-access capital.

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