Marijuana Cultivation

Week in Review: Ruling on Delivery App, Boost for MMJ Stocks + MA Businesses Gearing Up

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus A smartphone app that facilitates medical marijuana deliveries is ordered to cease operations in Los Angeles, two publicly traded companies help build credibility for cannabis stocks, and Massachusetts MMJ businesses move forward in the face of regulatory uncertainty. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the […]

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Illinois MMJ Market to Include Kids

The much-anticipated medical marijuana market in Illinois – population 13 million – will include children and teens. That’s good news for companies that wind up getting business licenses in the state and could fuel the market for infused products, since children won’t be allowed access to smokeable cannabis. It could also give a big boost to […]

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MA Medical Cannabis Businesses Advancing Despite Uncertainty

Medical marijuana companies are moving forward with their plans in Massachusetts even though the incoming governor says he’s not quite sold on the state’s MMJ laws. Owners of four planned grows and dispensaries in the south Boston suburbs, for instance, are still planning to open despite Gov.-Elect Charlie Baker’s assertion last week that state regulations […]

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New York MMJ Regs: $200,000 Licensing Fee, Strain Limit

Medical cannabis companies hoping to operate in New York will have to jump through several regulatory hoops and pay a hefty sum under regulations issued by the state. Businesses seeking to become one of five companies that will be allowed to operate up to four dispensaries each must pay a $10,000 application fee. They also […]

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Marijuana Software, Technology Firms on Fire as Inventory Tracking Needs Grow

By John Schroyer As the marijuana trade has matured and moved into the limelight, one of the more pressing questions states and legitimate businesses are grappling with is how to track inventory. Keeping close tabs on marijuana and infused products decreases the opportunities for shady companies to skirt the law by diverting cannabis to the […]

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Ruling on Home Grows a Setback for Canadian Cultivation Companies

A Canadian federal appeals court unanimously upheld an injunction that lets patients continue growing medical marijuana at home, which will dampen the market for licensed cannabis producers in the country. The injunction allows home cultivation at least until the court decides a case that involves whether to overhaul a rule that prohibits personal grows, according […]

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Former Hillary Clinton Staffer Seeking Illinois MMJ License

Watching who’s getting into the marijuana industry is like playing six degrees of separation – almost everyone is somehow connected to cannabis through colleagues and friends. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton even knows a would-be cannabusinessman personally. According to NBC, the Democratic heavyweight’s former political finance director, David Rosen, applied in Illinois for a […]

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Florida CBD Regs May Come Out Monday

Rules governing the cultivation and sale of cannabis-based CBD medications in Florida could be out as soon as Monday. The Florida Department of Health was ordered by a judge on Nov. 14 to rewrite its rules on the program, which will allow registered patients with severe forms of epilepsy and other debilitating diseases to buy […]

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Stricter Ad Restrictions for Canadian MMJ Producers on Tap

Canadian medical marijuana suppliers won’t be able to tell their customers what different strains smell like. Or taste like. Or what they feel like when consumed. That’s because Health Canada, the federal agency that oversees the country’s MMJ industry, has issued a series of strict new regulations on advertising for producers. The new rules ban […]

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Tribes May Get Go-Ahead to Grow, Sell Marijuana

The Justice Department is expected to tell U.S. attorneys not to prevent Native American tribes from growing or selling marijuana on sovereign lands, even in states where it’s banned. The move could further the boost the size and scope of the cannabis industry, though by how much is difficult to determine. Tribes will still have […]

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NH Businessman Formerly Against Cannabis Plans Dispensary

Money talks. A New Hampshire business owner who was originally against the state’s approval of medical marijuana now plans to open a dispensary. Paul Morrissette of Loudon said he changed his mind after seeing how legalization has affected other states. He’s working with a subsidiary of MariMed Advisors of Massachusetts to be ready when the […]

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Zapped By Escalating Energy Costs, Marijuana Growers Seek Power-Saving Measures

By Tony C. Dreibus Cannabis growers threatened by everything from thieves to federal raids to plant pests and diseases have another concern: The rising cost of electricity to produce their crops. Outside of licensing fees, energy ranks as one of the top expenses for marijuana cultivators in many states – in some cases hitting $10,000 […]

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