Marijuana Cultivation News

Maryland Sticks With $250,000 Cultivation License Fees

Despite rumors that fees could be reduced, Maryland’s medical marijuana commission on Thursday left licensing fees unchanged from prior recommendations as they approved draft rules to govern cannabis businesses. Medical marijuana growers will have to pay $250,000 for a two-year license while dispensaries will have to pay $80,000, the commission said. The group had delayed […]

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WA State Farmer Gets a Ton of Publicity for Marijuana Auction

Dozens of media outlets, ranging from USA Today to the Daily Mail, the UK’s largest newspaper, have been eagerly reporting on a marijuana auction to be held at Fireweed Farms in Prosser WA this Saturday. Washington State marijuana enforcement authorities will attend the auction. All bidders must register, producing ID and a state license to […]

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Incoming Illinois Gov. Blasts MMJ Licensing Process

Illinois’ highlight secretive process for awarding medical marijuana business licenses doesn’t sit well with new governor-elect Bruce Rauner, who is calling for changes that would increase transparency. Rauner said the process is “rigged” and criticized the fact that the identities of applicants, as well as those of the people who will decide who gets a […]

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Aboriginal Group Looking to Grow MMJ in Canada

The Penticton Indian Band, a First Nation community in Canada, may approve a plan to start growing medical marijuana on its lands in British Columbia. If members sign off on the plan, Penticton Indian Band would become the first aboriginal group to become federally licensed to produce cannabis, and it could serve as a model […]

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Timeline for Alaska’s recreational cannabis program

Entrepreneurs interested in starting marijuana businesses in Alaska will have to wait until 2016 to open their doors as regulators finalize legalization and draw up regulations surrounding the sale and distribution of cannabis. Election results probably won’t be certified until about Nov. 28 after the remaining 40,000 ballots are counted and legalization is confirmed, according […]

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Canadian Company Sues Over License Denial

New Age Medical Solutions Inc. is mounting the first court challenge over Canada’s licensing process after being denied a permit to grow medical marijuana commercially, a move that could open the door to more lawsuits from others that were rejected. New Age’s owner, Sam Mellace, applied a year ago to become a licensed producer. Health […]

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Nevada Awards 371 Preliminary MMJ Business Licenses

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services on Monday awarded 55 preliminary licenses for dispensaries and more than 300 permits for other types of medical cannabis businesses. The state was particularly generous to companies looking to establish marijuana cultivation sites, approving 182 applicants who want to grow cannabis. It also granted 117 licenses for […]

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Marijuana Companies Partner to Fuel Multi-State Growth

Two established marijuana companies in California are teaming up to tap emerging MMJ markets and further expand their brands nationally. Under a partnership announced this week, G FarmaLabs – which makes infused products and grows its own cannabis – will take over production and oversight for all of MedMen’s management contracts in in Illinois and […]

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$20M to Start an MMJ Business in New York?

Medical marijuana in New York might prove to be a pretty wealthy club. Startup costs to open a dispensary and grow could run over $20 million, according to a recent report by The New York Times. And it might take upwards of $1 million just to navigate through the application process, estimated one cannabis lobbyist […]

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