Marijuana Dispensary & Cannabis Store News

Cannabis firm Green Thumb refuses to recognize Illinois union effort

Chicago-based Green Thumb Industries, a vertically integrated multistate cannabis company, is refusing to recognize a newly formed Teamsters unit at its cultivation facilities in Rock Island, Illinois, saying the union failed to hold a vote among GTI’s employees on the decision. “GTI respects the rights of our employees,” the company told Marijuana Business Daily in […]

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20 Denver marijuana dispensaries fail mold and yeast tests

Random tests for mold and yeast at more than two dozen Denver-area cannabis dispensaries resulted in 20 stores being ordered to hold or quarantine their cannabis flower, shake or pre-rolled joints. The Denver Department of Public Health and Environment conducted 25 tests over a two-day period in September, according to alt-weekly newspaper Westword, which analyzed […]

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Massachusetts plans marijuana, tobacco vape financial impact estimate

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration on Friday plans to file a statement estimating the financial impact to small-business owners from the statewide ban on all vaping products. The Republican governor also plans a Nov. 22 public hearing on the statewide ban, which was the first in the nation. In September, Massachusetts banned the sale of […]

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Medicine Man Technologies looks beyond Colorado after nearly $300M buying spree

Medicine Man Technologies is undergoing a growth spurt of historic proportions, including visions for national and even international expansion that are a long way from the company’s humble beginnings. At the beginning of this year, the Denver-based company was largely a cannabis consulting company with annual revenues of less than $10 million. Now, after an […]

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Curaleaf amends Cura Partners marijuana deal; antitrust hurdle cleared

Curaleaf, a Massachusetts-based, multistate cannabis operator, is amending the terms of its pending acquisition of Cura Partners because of changing market conditions. Curaleaf, which initially announced the proposed deal in May for an estimated price of almost $1 billion, will now issue 55 million of its shares instead of the original 95.6 million shares in the […]

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Dozens may apply as Utah opens medical marijuana dispensary licensing round

Utah officials expect “dozens” of individuals and businesses to apply to serve the state’s relatively small market with a total of 14 medical cannabis dispensaries. The application process remains open until Dec. 2, with state officials aiming to announce winners in time to launch the first phase of the program on March 1. Rich Oborn, […]

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CEO Berman leaves cannabis firm Harborside; board chair picked as interim

One of the most well-known and longest-operating cannabis dispensary owners in the nation, California-based Harborside, announced Monday that its CEO has stepped down and a new interim chief executive officer was appointed. Andrew Berman, who has served as CEO, president and board member since January 2018, relinquished the reins of the Oakland, California-based company, effective […]

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Massachusetts marijuana firm settles Boise Cascade logo dispute

New England Treatment Access (NETA), a Massachusetts medical and recreational marijuana company, settled a lawsuit with Boise Cascade, an Idaho lumber business, over a logo trademark dispute. A spokesman for NETA, which owns two cannabis retail stores, said in a statement that the dispute with Boise Cascade “has been resolved amicably,” Masslive.com reported. The terms of the […]

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