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Canada’s producers stockpiling cannabis ahead of legalization

One year ahead of adult-use marijuana legalization, Canada’s licensed producers continue to bolster their inventories of cannabis, according to fresh data from Health Canada. Despite the stockpiling, LPs still have a long way to go to meet anticipated recreational and medical demand. Adult-use legalization is scheduled to take effect in July. Canada’s licensed cultivators had […]

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Canopy signs cannabis seed deal with Spanish pharma company

Canopy Growth will supply medical marijuana seeds to the Spanish pharmaceutical company Alcaliber, becoming the latest licensed Canadian producer to expand its footprint in Europe. Alcaliber will use the seeds to grow and export medical cannabis from its facilities in Spain. The seeds will be provided through a supply deal involving Smiths Falls, Ontario-based Canopy and […]

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Pennsylvania medical marijuana licensing process faces legal tests

Pennsylvania has two legal challenges to deal with regarding licensing decisions for hotly contested medical marijuana business permits. Two lawsuits were filed Friday against the state’s Office of Medical Marijuana: BrightStar Biomedics is challenging the cultivation license given to Pennsylvania Medical Solutions, a subsidiary of Minnesota-based Vireo Health, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. BrightStar takes exception to […]

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Louisiana cannabis contractor’s finances called into question

A Nevada company that won a contract with Louisiana State University (LSU) to run the school’s medical marijuana grow operation is being targeted by a rival that is questioning the firm’s financial stability. CB Medical finished second in the bidding process for the LSU contract, which was awarded in June to Las Vegas-based GB Sciences. […]

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Texas licenses first producer to grow low-THC medical cannabis

Texas has given the green light to one of three planned CBD producers in the state, but the program remains severely constricted. In the first step to putting the Texas Compassionate Use Program into action, the Department of Public Safety issued a final business license to Engle-based Cansortium Texas, according to CultureMap Austin. Surterra Texas […]

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Alaska cannabis cultivators say licensing process takes too long

Six new marijuana cultivators came online in Alaska in July, but growers are complaining about problems with licensing procedures. “The process is taking a lot longer” than expected, Evan Schlosberg, cultivation director for Anchorage-based The Frost Frontier, told KTUU. Schlosberg told the TV station it took months to finally receive approval to start growing. He […]

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Scotts Miracle-Gro to focus on North American interests like MJ

Botany giant Scotts Miracle-Gro has sold off its interests in Europe and Australia with the apparent intent of focusing on the North American market, including marijuana. The company on Thursday finalized a $250 million deal in which it sold off gardening business interests in seven different countries, meaning that nearly all its revenue will now come […]

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Maryland’s medical marijuana program gains steam as more licenses are approved

By Bart Schaneman Maryland’s medical marijuana program, which has been plagued with delays since its inception in 2013, seems to be finally gaining momentum. In a positive sign to industry watchers, the state’s Medical Cannabis Commission on Monday approved three more cultivation license holders to begin growing and licensed two processors and one testing lab.

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