Marijuana Dispensary & Cannabis Store News

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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Illinois licenses first five adult-use marijuana retailers

Illinois awarded its first licenses to businesses that can sell recreational cannabis when it becomes legal in the state next year. State regulators announced the five medical marijuana dispensaries where residents will be able to buy small amounts of recreational marijuana products starting Jan. 1. The first group of licensees are all owned by Chicago-based […]

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Week in Review: DEA marijuana research, MMJ licensing case heads to FL high court, NV adult-use license ruling & more

The DEA indicates support for expanding cannabis research, a Florida medical marijuana licensing issue is sent to the state’s Supreme Court for potential review, a Nevada judge freezes some permits for new recreational marijuana shops – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. DEA to up cannabis research The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) […]

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Impact of California high court medical cannabis ruling unclear for state’s businesses

San Diego failed to adequately analyze the potential environmental impacts of its medical marijuana dispensary law, the California Supreme Court ruled in a decision that might limit the discretion of local governments across the state when approving cannabis stores. The ruling came after San Diego declared its 2014 cannabis law didn’t require any environmental analysis. […]

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FBI investigating possible corruption in US cannabis industry

The FBI is looking into potential corruption in the burgeoning U.S. marijuana industry – particularly in Western  markets – and is seeking tips to investigate. “As an increasing number of states change their marijuana legislation, the FBI is seeing a public corruption threat emerge in the expanding cannabis industry,” FBI spokeswoman Mollie Halpern said on […]

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Harvest agrees to halt quest for two medical cannabis licenses in Pennsylvania

Harvest Health & Recreation, an Arizona-based multistate cannabis company, reached an agreement with Pennsylvania regulators to drop two permits for affiliated medical marijuana companies it was pursuing in the state. Harvest no longer will pursue permits for Harvest of Northwest PA and Harvest of North Central PA. The company also will not operate the two facilities […]

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First recreational marijuana store opens off Massachusetts mainland

A recreational cannabis store opened on Nantucket Island, the first to open off the Massachusetts mainland as the young market continues expanding. The Green Lady Dispensary opened Sunday on an appointment-only basis after receiving approval to operate from the state’s Cannabis Control Commission. Massachusetts voters legalized recreational MJ in 2016, but marijuana businesses faced additional […]

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What medical cannabis firms might learn from Harvest’s compliance conundrums

Harvest Health & Recreation is in high-stakes clashes with medical marijuana regulators in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and the disputes could potentially offer other MMJ firms cautionary lessons around the necessity to maintain extremely pristine regulatory compliance in state-legal markets. At stake for Harvest are more than a dozen dispensary, processing and cultivation licenses in the […]

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Second Florida medical cannabis company gets OK to exceed dispensary cap

Florida regulators are allowing a second medical marijuana company, Atlanta-based Surterra Wellness, to exceed the statutory cap of 35 dispensaries per company. State health officials will allow the company to open six more medical marijuana dispensaries after Surterra sued in response to a health department ruling allowing competing MMJ company Trulieve to exceed the limit, […]

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