Marijuana Dispensary & Cannabis Store News

Michigan dispensary swaps cannabis vape cartridges for e-cigs

In the wake of a new ban on flavored e-cigarettes, a Michigan medical marijuana dispensary hopes to lure new customers by offering free THC or CBD vaporizer cartridges to those who want to unload their prohibited e-cigarettes. The dispensary, Greenhouse, plans to give away up to $50,000 of medical marijuana products to customers who bring […]

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No major marijuana sales impact seen from vaping illness outbreak as MJ retailers focus on consumer education

A recent outbreak of pulmonary illnesses tied to electronic vaping devices has reportedly caused five deaths and sickened 450 people, but state-legal cannabis retailers across the United States have not yet been hit by a serious downturn in vaporizer cartridge sales as a result of public panic. Many retailers are, however, proactively trying to get […]

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Washington state cannabis trade group proposes capital equity fund

A cannabis industry trade group in Washington state on Monday proposed legislation to fund a social equity program that would help remove barriers to capital for minority business owners and would eliminate a residency requirement for potential investors in the market. The Washington CannaBusiness Association (WACA) put forward the Cannabis Capital Equity Act, which would be supported […]

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Massachusetts mayor charged with extorting cannabis businesses

The mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, was arrested on charges he conspired to extort $600,000 from at least four business owners in exchange for official letters needed to obtain a license to set up a marijuana business, according to federal authorities

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Police investigating rash of cannabis retail robberies in California capital

Police in Sacramento, California, are looking into roughly 10 break-ins at local marijuana shops in the past month, with the possibility the incidents might be connected. Such robberies apparently have escalated, according to West Sacramento TV station KOVR. Robberies have always been a problem for marijuana retailers, many of which operate on a cash-only basis […]

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Week in Review: New L.A. cannabis retail permit round, MMJ license race hot in MO, IL restricts electricity/water use for MJ growers & more

Los Angeles opens the next marijuana licensing round for 100 retail permits, Missouri growers and dispensary licensee applicants face fierce competition, Illinois restricts cannabis electricity and water use for MJ growers – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. 100 MJ retail permits up for grabs in L.A. The rush is on for another […]

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New Hampshire medical marijuana market plagued by slow patient processing

New Hampshire’s small, highly regulated medical cannabis market is being hampered by delays in registering patients, according to a new report. Virtually all qualified patients don’t receive their cards to purchase MMJ within the mandated five-day period, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader, citing a legislative performance audit. The average registration time in 2018 […]

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Medicine Man Technologies’ acquisition of CO marijuana firm its ninth this year

A buying spree by Denver-based Medicine Man Technologies continues, with a deal announced Wednesday to buy Colorado Harvest Co. and its three cannabis storefronts for $12.5 million. Medicine Man Technologies said it is paying $4 million in cash and 2.8 million shares of common stock valued at $2.95 per share, equal to $8.5 million in […]

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Michigan officials issue marijuana recall for four products

The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued a health bulletin recalling four cannabis products because of an ongoing investigation of an MJ testing lab whose business license was suspended last month. All four products apparently failed testing standards, one for a pesticide and three for heavy-metal contamination. The four products being recalled are: RSO Syringe Monster X […]

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