Marijuana Cultivation News

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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‘Very Large’ Raid Operation Targets Denver Cultivation Sites

Police officers and federal agents raided multiple marijuana growing operations in Denver on Tuesday, saying the move is tied to “an ongoing investigation involving illegal drug activity.” The Denver Police Department said on Twitter that it would provide no other information at this time. A policeman in a blue hazmat suit told the Denver Post […]

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Missouri to Start Taking Hemp Cultivation Applications

Cannabis growers of a different stripe can begin submitting applications to the Missouri government next month for licenses to cultivate hemp. Missouri is one of several states that passed legislation this year permitting the cultivation and use of high-CBD, low-THC cannabis for the treatment of epilepsy. On Nov. 3, the state’s Agriculture Department will begin […]

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Controversy Over Proposed MMJ Business Fees in Maryland

Will the cost of doing business in Maryland turn away medical marijuana entrepreneurs and disenfranchise 45,000 potential patients? That’s the concern of many MMJ advocates after a state commission suggested a $125,000 annual fee for cultivation licenses and a $40,000 yearly charge for dispensary permits. Entrepreneurs would also have to shell out up to $6,000 […]

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Businesses Laying Groundwork for New York MMJ Industry

Despite the fact that New York’s medical marijuana program is still in its infancy – and more than a year away from actually beginning to serve patients – marijuana cultivators are already getting ready to join the green rush. Businesses from as far away as the West Coast laying the groundwork to enter New York’s […]

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Big Business Differences Between Oregon, Washington Rec Laws

If Oregon voters decide to legalize recreational marijuana in November, the state would create a distinctly different business climate from the one that has emerged in its neighbor to the north. Some examples, according to an analysis of the recreational cannabis laws in Oregon and Washington State: – Sales tax rates in Oregon would likely […]

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Heavy MMJ Interest in Northern, Central Illinois

Competition for Illinois dispensary and cultivation licenses is heaviest in the northern and central parts of the state but is nonexistent in some areas, according to newly released data on applications by region. In Northern Illinois, the state received 15 applications for the lone dispensary license up for grabs in Evanston and Niles townships, while […]

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