Marijuana Dispensary & Cannabis Store News

Marijuana company Curaleaf to buy Nevada’s Acres Cannabis for $70M

Massachusetts-based Curaleaf, a vertically integrated cannabis operator, agreed to buy Acres Cannabis for $70 million in a cash and stock deal. Acres Cannabis currently operates 269,000 square feet of cultivation facilities in Nevada with plans to expand that to more than 400,000 square feet. The company also has a flagship dispensary in Las Vegas and […]

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Michigan adds cerebral palsy to list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis

Michigan regulators expanded the state’s list of qualifying illnesses for medical marijuana use by adding cerebral palsy. The decision is expected to bring more patients into the state’s medical cannabis program and thus broaden the number of customers that MMJ companies can reach. Michigan has more than 294,000 medical marijuana cardholders, the Detroit Free Press […]

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Missouri regulators vow to meet medical marijuana demand

Missouri regulators will license more medical cannabis businesses if the first wave of more than 300 doesn’t satisfy demand. Lyndall Fraker, medical marijuana program director for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, said the state is willing to take any necessary steps to provide adequate supply to patients. For more details about Missouri’s […]

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Ancillary marijuana companies hit by declining economies pivot to emerging MJ markets

Tumbling wholesale cannabis prices in some markets are devastating plant-touching operators and generating negative fallout for ancillary companies that provide services and products to those businesses. In order for supplementary companies such as accountants, consultants and security firms to continue to grow and maintain healthy revenue streams, some owners are looking to emerging cannabis markets […]

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California marijuana tech firm Eaze expands into Oregon

San Francisco-based cannabis tech company Eaze made its first on-demand delivery expansion outside California by launching its online platform in Portland, Oregon, through a partnership with Kaleafa – a family-owned dispensary located in the city. In a statement, Eaze President Ro Choy called the development a “pivotal moment” for a company that is said to have supported […]

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First medical cannabis clinic in United Kingdom opens

Britain’s first dedicated medical marijuana clinic opened in Manchester, setting the groundwork for wider use of MMJ in the country and sparking criticism from some quarters of the medical community. More clinics are expected to open in London and Birmingham later this spring, according to a news release. Only a handful of patients have had access […]

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Ohio grants cannabis firm permission to produce concentrates, edibles, topicals

Ohio awarded the state’s first certificate of operation to a medical marijuana processor, which will allow for manufacturing of cannabis edibles, tinctures, topicals and other products. This could prove a boon to sales for Ohio’s medical marijuana firms because only plant material – flower – has been available for purchase since the state’s first dispensaries […]

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CA enforcement actions on illicit marijuana firms net more than $1.2M in product

In the latest enforcement actions targeting California’s illicit cannabis businesses, state and local agencies recently seized more than $1.2 million in illegal marijuana and MJ products in a series of raids. California licensed cannabis firms have kept a close eye on authorities’ crackdown efforts since illicit operators severely undercut legal sales. According to news releases: […]

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NM House approves adult-use cannabis bill combining state, private retailers

The New Mexico House narrowly approved a compromise bill that would allow the sales of recreational marijuana through a combination of state-run and private stores. The compromise legislation OK’d Thursday incorporates features of a Senate bill that called for state-run stores and tight restrictions with what was initially a much more business-friendly House version. “There is […]

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