Dispensary/Retail Store Business News

Nova Scotia plans to sell recreational cannabis in government-run alcohol stores

The Nova Scotia government unveiled plans to sell recreational marijuana alongside alcohol in government-run stores, a move that essentially bars privately owned businesses from investing in retail opportunities. The province proposed that marijuana be sold in existing Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. stores to consumers 19 or older. The plan appears to run counter to public […]

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Manitoba looks to private sector to grow, sell recreational marijuana

The Manitoba government has introduced legislation to have private businesses grow and sell recreational marijuana once Canada’s adult-use market launches next year. Home cultivation, meanwhile, would be banned. Under the bill, the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries would be responsible for securing all the cannabis for private retail outlets. That would mean Manitoba would have to look […]

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British Columbia to hand recreational cannabis sales to private, public sectors

British Columbia is giving private entrepreneurs the opportunity to participate in recreational sales of marijuana next year – alongside the provincial government. The move to permit private- and government-owned retailers was widely expected. It gives potentially hundreds of existing medical marijuana dispensaries – which have been operating in the gray market – an opportunity to […]

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Patient hurdles, supply limits pose challenges for Texas CBD businesses

Texas is weeks from the opening of CBD dispensaries many thought would never appear in the deep-red state. But it’s far from certain whether Texas’ highly restrictive law will translate into a viable market for the handful of businesses allowed to produce and sell CBD products, as the customer base could be tiny. Patients can […]

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Days after opening, Maryland medical marijuana dispensaries sell out of product

The celebration at most of Maryland’s medical marijuana dispensaries didn’t last long. After a four-year-plus wait, medical cannabis sales at a handful of the state’s 10 fully licensed dispensaries began Friday to patients who waited in line for hours. But dispensary owners didn’t receive as much product as hoped and were forced to limit customers to […]

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Canada’s largest pharmacy chain inks ‘game-changing’ medical marijuana distribution deal

Medical marijuana could soon be available through the online store of Canada’s largest pharmacy chain in what analysts are calling a groundbreaking deal for the MMJ industry. Aphria is set to supply the medical cannabis, including leaf and oil, for Toronto-based Shoppers Drug Mart. The Ontario-based licensed producer will be designated as the “preferred” supplier […]

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Montana medical marijuana business owners oppose proposed rules

Medical marijuana dispensary owners  in Montana say proposed regulatory actions would place considerable cost and time burdens on their businesses.  The stakeholders voiced opposition to proposed rules MMJ during a hearing at the state Department of Public Health and Human Services, according to the Montana Standard. Among the proposals: Dispensaries would be required to test marijuana […]

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Canadian rec marijuana retail opportunities: Ontario gloom versus ‘Alberta euphoria’

Cannabis retailers face starkly different futures in Canada as West Coast entrepreneurs prepare for a retail cannabis “gold rush,” while their counterparts in Ontario dig in – or in some cases hit the road – ahead of that province’s promised crackdown on dispensaries. Private capital already is leaving Ontario and pouring into Western Canada as […]

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Ontario weighs recreational marijuana consumption in hotels

Ontario is considering following in Alberta’s footsteps by allowing hotel owners to permit recreational marijuana consumption in guest rooms, Marijuana Business Daily has learned. Such a move could create significant business opportunities around marijuana tourism in the province. According to the current proposed rules, it would be legal to use recreational cannabis only in private […]

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Prestigious Toronto business club hosts its first marijuana event

A private business club almost as old as Canada held its first-ever marijuana event in downtown Toronto, demonstrating that medical cannabis is becoming more mainstream among the nation’s business elite. The National Club, located in Toronto’s financial district, hosted a panel discussion with industry experts in medical marijuana, finance and dispensary design that was attended […]

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Supply issues loom as Maryland preps for imminent medical marijuana sales

Some Maryland medical marijuana dispensary owners expect to begin sales as soon as Friday. But concerns over supply have several owners planning to ration the amount they can sell. Sales will start as soon as cultivators and processors can supply the medical cannabis. At least a few dispensaries are telling patients to expect deliveries by […]

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