Marijuana Dispensary & Cannabis Store News

Former MedMen CFO adds new allegations to lawsuit against cannabis company

James Parker, former chief financial officer for marijuana company MedMen, has come forward with new allegations of wrongdoing against his former employer by adding two more causes of action to the breach of contract lawsuit he filed in January. The California-based, vertically integrated cannabis company called the lawsuit “baseless” and the allegations “meritless.” Parker, for […]

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Curaleaf’s $1B buy, cannabis brews, social use progress & more of the week’s top news

Curaleaf is buying Cura Partners for close to $1 billion, Canada’s largest independent brewery takes the cannabis plunge, Colorado and Las Vegas join the social use bandwagon – plus other important news from around the marijuana industry. Billion-dollar baby Massachusetts-based cannabis group Curaleaf is acquiring Cura Partners for 1.27 billion Canadian dollars ($949 million) in […]

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Colorado lawmakers give final OK to bill allowing social use of marijuana

Colorado lawmakers have signed off on a bill to allow retail cannabis stores, hotels, restaurants and other businesses to apply for marijuana social consumption areas. House Bill 1230 moved through the Colorado Legislature after the House approved changes made in the state Senate. It now heads to Gov. Jared Polis, who is expected to sign the legislation, Denver […]

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AK regulators ask for public input on changes to on-site cannabis consumption rules

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board voted to seek public comment on tweaks to statewide rules that allow onsite use of marijuana at authorized stores. On-site consumption rules that took effect last month refer to stores in freestanding buildings, consistent with language in a statewide smoke-free workplace law, and include ventilation requirements. The proposed changes would […]

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Oregon marijuana company reaches agreement in suit with former partner

Oregrown, a vertically integrated cannabis company in Bend, Oregon, settled a dispute with former grower and business partner Justin Crawn. The company agreed to dismiss its lawsuit against Crawn, including all court fees and outstanding claims. The Bend Bulletin reports that the original suit filed by Oregrown in August sought $2.7 million in damages. Crawn […]

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Las Vegas City Council signs off on rules for cannabis social use venues

The Las Vegas City Council voted 4-1 Wednesday to create a new business license and land-use regulations for marijuana social use venues, a move that could open new business opportunities for entrepreneurs and increase revenue for licensed cannabis retailers. In the program’s first 12 months, only existing owners of marijuana retail licenses can apply for […]

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MI medical marijuana sales could benefit from quicker online patient approvals

Michigan’s medical cannabis dispensaries may get a bump in sales from a newly launched state system that allows patients to register online and then use their approval emails to immediately purchase cannabis. The system, which went live on Wednesday, will let patients get MMJ “as quickly as possible,” broadcaster WXYZ Detroit reported. The previous MMJ […]

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Washington state cannabis retailers’ pesticide tests proving disruptive for processors

The practice of self-testing products for pesticides and other toxins by some Washington state marijuana retailers appears to be disrupting the market for cannabis producers and processors, particularly those working in the extraction space. Growers and manufacturers who have been exposed for selling unclean products have seen their revenues take a hit and scrambled to […]

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Massachusetts board cautions cannabis firms about evading permit limit rules

Massachusetts regulators warned they’ll crack down on any marijuana businesses that try to skirt license limits – and then look to mislead the state about ownership relationships. The warning by the state’s Cannabis Control Commission followed an investigative report by The Boston Globe. The newspaper reviewed some tactics certain firms appeared to use in attempts […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: Honing IL legalization language, taking reservations in Massachusetts, hempseeds enter space & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: LEARNING THE LANGUAGE: Substantial language to incorporate into a bill legalizing adult-use marijuana in Illinois could come as early as Tuesday, according to one of its key proponents. In early April, an Illinois Senate panel advanced a placeholder legalization bill that […]

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Two more unlicensed L.A. marijuana shops shuttered by officials

Two more Los Angeles marijuana shops operating without permits were forced to close this week, California state regulators announced Friday. The actions were the latest in a lengthy string of moves made by state and local officials in the ongoing fight to clamp down on California’s extensive underground cannabis market, which members of the licensed market […]

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