Daily Digest

Marijuana tech

Consumers shopping at cannabis stores in California are being encouraged by a state agency to use their smartphone cameras to scan a quick response (QR) code to confirm the retailers are licensed.

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Marijuana vaping ban

A judge cleared the path for Montana to enforce a temporary emergency ban on flavored vaping products, including those containing THC

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Wholesale marijuana prices

The median price of a pound of marijuana flower sold or transferred to a retail store in Colorado rose to a record $1,316, according to the most recent state data.

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Illegal cultivation

California agency filed a lawsuit against Lowell Herb, alleging the Los Angeles-based company had processed marijuana without a license in San Luis Obispo County in California between December 2018 and March.

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Illegal marijuana crackdown

California officials continued their crusade against the illicit cannabis market in December with 24 search warrants served on illegal cannabis shops in the Los Angeles area.

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Marijuana lawsuit

Tennessee man filed a federal lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in damages against Trulieve, Florida’s largest medical marijuana operator, for allegedly sending illegal text messages to his cellphone.

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Marijuana legislation

Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin for the first time introduced a bill that would legalize medical cannabs in the state.

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Vaping regulations

Two Massachusetts agencies agreed to share information with each other to determine if six probable cases of vaping-related lung illnesses are linked to state-licensed marijuana retailers.

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Medical marijuana

New Mexico’s medical cannabis program drew 215 patients from outside the state in November after legislative reforms did away with an in-state residency requirement.

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Marijuana research

More than 20 congressional lawmakers sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, requesting that the Drug Enforcement Administration allow federally-licensed researchers to buy products from state-legal dispensaries to study the medical benefits and risks of cannabis.

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Recreational marijuana

Maine cleared a major hurdle on its path to legalize the sale of adult-use cannabis by launching the application process for businesses seeking to sell recreational MJ.

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