Marijuana Dispensary & Cannabis Store News


Tell us if you think coronavirus will hit Germany’s MMJ supply

International medical marijuana supply chains appear stable for the time being despite the coronavirus pandemic, with shipments to Europe’s largest market, Germany, remaining uninterrupted. Despite more European countries going into full lockdown mode or closing borders because of the pandemic, disruption in the shipments of medical cannabis to Germany aren’t likely in the short term, according to industry experts. […]

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What are your thoughts on closing marijuana stores over coronavirus?

Organic Alternatives, a cannabis operator in Fort Collins, Colorado, closed voluntarily over worries about the spread of coronavirus – and many more marijuana shops likely could do the same soon despite the loss in sales they’ll experience. Concerns around marijuana retailers closing also could lead to a run on cannabis stores where consumers buy out […]

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Colorado cannabis retailer voluntarily closes over coronavirus concerns after spike in customer traffic; similar closures could follow

Fort Collins, Colorado, cannabis retailer Organic Alternatives closed voluntarily on Monday over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus – and many more marijuana shops likely could do the same soon despite the loss in sales they’ll experience. Concerns around marijuana retailers closing also could lead to a run on cannabis stores, where consumers buy out products over fears that business will remain shuttered.

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Oklahoma medical marijuana shop hit by trademark suit

An Oklahoma bank filed a federal lawsuit against a Tulsa medical cannabis dispensary for trademark infringement. In a lawsuit filed in the Northern District of Oklahoma, the Bank of Oklahoma accused the Dank of Oklahoma dispensary of using a variation of the institution’s logo that it registered as a trademark in 1975, the Tulsa World reported. […]

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Maine issues conditional licenses to 31 adult-use cannabis companies

As Maine prepares for recreational marijuana sales to begin in a few months, regulators have issued 31 conditional adult-use cannabis licenses – 16 of them to retailers. In addition to the stores, the Office of Marijuana Policy said it is mailing the licenses to: Ten marijuana cultivation facilities. Four manufacturing facilities. A nursery. The agency’s director, […]

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Week in Review: Coronavirus’ effects on marijuana firms, Tilray plans $90M raise, Maine aims to tackle illicit MJ & more

Marijuana retailers, vape product suppliers and MJ industry conferences and trade shows are among the cannabis businesses dealing with challenges related to coronavirus. MJBizDaily takeaway: On the supply side, businesses that rely on cannabis vape products sourced from China are feeling the strain, as are manufacturers that use Chinese companies to provide packaging. But many are looking […]

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Cannabis shops take preventive measures in response to coronavirus, report fewer customers yet larger purchases

Marijuana retailers are seeing customers stocking up on products as the coronavirus spreads across the United States. Stores also are implementing extra precautions to keep both customers and employees safe. Here are some of the approaches cannabis businesses are taking in response to the health crisis: Increasing social distancing and sanitation. Prioritizing medical marijuana patients. […]

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MJBizDaily podcast: Coronavirus hits cannabis industry and more

Coronavirus dominated global headlines, including for the cannabis industry. Some of the other top headlines addressed in this week’s MJBizDaily podcast include: Washington state ups its social equity stake. Earnings madness marches on. Maine marijuana unit looks to tackle illicit MJ market. And more.

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South Dakota tribe votes to legalize cannabis on reservation

Members of an American Indian tribe in South Dakota voted to legalize medical and recreational marijuana on their reservation, according to preliminary results from the Oglala Sioux’s election commission. The results of Tuesday’s referendum to allow MJ sales on the Pine Ridge Reservation will be certified next week. Voters approved medical marijuana by an 82% […]

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Maine marijuana unit would target illegal market

A proposed new division of the Maine Drug Enforcement agency would focus on shutting down the illicit marijuana market that competes with state-licensed MJ growers, processors and retailers. The four-person unit would be funded each year with $649,000 in revenue from marijuana taxes and licensing fees, according to the Portland Press Herald. The unit would […]

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South Dakota tribe voting on marijuana legalization

Oglala Sioux Tribe members will vote Tuesday on whether to legalize medical and recreational cannabis on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. If the vote passes, the tribe would be the first in the U.S. to sell marijuana in a state where it is otherwise illegal. Because neither South Dakota nor nearby Wyoming and Nebraska […]

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