Marijuana Dispensary & Cannabis Store News


L.A. cannabis licensing audit finds flawed process, no corruption

The marijuana business licensing round in Los Angeles last September was “confusing and prone to human error,” but city regulators did not bungle the process to the point that applicants were disenfranchised, according to an independent audit. City officials requested the audit last year after an outcry from stakeholders over a flawed rollout. The launch involved a […]

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New York adult-use marijuana legalization appears stalled

Recreational cannabis legalization in New York likely will be shelved for now because of the coronavirus crisis, but experts expect the legislation to be back in play later this year. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday the state isn’t likely to legalize rec cannabis as part of its budget bill because it’s “too much, […]

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Colorado marijuana retailers get OK to resume in-store sales

Colorado regulators delivered good news to the state’s recreational cannabis store operators: They can resume selling their products inside their storefronts. The state Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) bulletin informing cannabis businesses they can allow customers in their stores comes days after the governor told retailers to limit transactions to curbside pickups in an effort to reduce the […]

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Cannabis giant 4Front cuts workforce, appoints new CEO

Multistate marijuana operator 4Front Ventures on Monday said it has slashed its corporate workforce by almost 40% and cut the number of employees at its recreational and medical cannabis stores by almost 45%. The company did not release the number of employees who lost their jobs. The cuts, which took place over the past four […]

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US marijuana firm Columbia Care to list on Canadian Securities Exchange

Columbia Care, a New York-based multistate marijuana operator, said it will start trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange on Tuesday. The company also said it will maintain its listing on Toronto’s NEO exchange, where it trades as CCHW. Columbia Care will have the same ticker symbol on the CSE. The dual listing is a different approach […]

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Illinois extends adult-use cannabis licensing process

The application deadline for a number of Illinois’ recreational cannabis business permits has been extended by a month during the coronavirus crisis. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order extending the license application deadline from March 30 to April 30 for: 40 cannabis infusers that manufacture edibles and other products. 40 […]

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Massachusetts gov urged to reopen adult-use marijuana shops

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker received requests from two different groups to reverse a decision and declare recreational cannabis businesses as “essential” and, thus, allow adult-use companies to remain open during the coronavirus crisis. The Republican governor heard from: A diverse group, including regulators and doctors, that argued permitting adult-use cannabis sales would be in line with stay-at-home […]

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Restructuring cannabis firm MedMen taps interim CEO, withdraws guidance

Financially struggling MedMen Enterprises has retained a management advisory firm to help it restructure. The Los Angeles-based company also tapped two executives from the firm, SierraConstellation Partners (SCP), to serve as MedMen’s interim CEO and chief operating officer. The multistate marijuana operator said in a news release it hired SCP on an interim basis to “support the […]

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Some cannabis businesses add employees, others mull layoffs in response to coronavirus crisis

Marijuana businesses navigating staffing issues during the COVID-19 outbreak are taking different tacks as they strive to keep employees and customers healthy and safe – while keeping close tabs on their companies’ bottom lines. Some businesses are seeing a spike in sales, but others are concerned about the economic and financial fallout from the coronavirus […]

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