Marijuana Dispensary & Cannabis Store News

Colorado gov inks bill allowing medical marijuana as opioid alternative

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a measure that will allow physicians in the state to recommend medical cannabis in lieu of opioids. The move could buoy sales of medical marijuana, which have declined as purchases of adult-use cannabis have soared. The new law is scheduled to go into effect Aug. 2, the Denver Post reported. In 2017, […]

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Ohio dispensaries kick off sales of edible medical cannabis products

Ohio medical marijuana retail shops began selling cannabis-infused gummy products last week, but supply has been limited and at least one dispensary sold out within days of receiving its shipment. Only two marijuana product manufacturers currently operate in the Buckeye State, which means MMJ edibles are not yet widely available, The (Cincinnati) Enquirer reported. The […]

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Arkansas medical marijuana sales top $93,000 in first three days

The first two medical cannabis dispensaries in Arkansas sold more than $93,000 in product in the program’s first three days. The state’s long-awaited medical marijuana program kicked off last weekend, and state officials said they expect to approve more dispensaries over the next week, The Sentinel-Record reported. To read more about Arkansas’ first three days of sales, click here.

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Licensed medical cannabis delivery services launch in Michigan

Three dispensaries received licenses to deliver medical cannabis to homes in Michigan – a move that signals the beginning of a new business opportunity for marijuana entrepreneurs in the state. BotaniQ and Utopia Gardens, both of Detroit, and Lake Effect of Portage in southwestern Michigan were the first three delivery services licensed by the state’s […]

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AK cannabis regulators float on-site consumption, testing, tracking rule changes

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board is seeking public comment by June 19 on proposed changes to the state’s rules for on-site cannabis consumption spaces and the testing and tracking of marijuana. Among other changes, regulators recommend: Allowing retail stores not in freestanding buildings to have on-site consumption of edibles only. Increasing the cost of the license […]

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Labeling error prompts Ohio to stop sales of medical marijuana concentrate

A labeling error involving medical marijuana concentrate spurred Ohio regulators to halt sales of the product at 13 of 15 retail shops. It’s believed to be the first time Ohio officials have stopped sales of a product since the Buckeye State’s MMJ program kicked off in January, The (Cincinnati) Enquirer reported. The targeted product – which […]

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Texas House approves bill to add new qualifying conditions for medical marijuana

The Texas House moved a bill forward that would significantly expand the number of qualifying conditions that allow patients to use medical marijuana under the state’s limited MMJ program. If it fully passes, the bill would likely result in improved sales for the state’s MMJ businesses. Currently, only patients with intractable epilepsy can purchase medical […]

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