Marijuana Dispensary & Cannabis Store News


Medical cannabis sales begin in Utah

Utah’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened Monday as the state begins a gradual rollout of its medical cannabis program. Dragonfly Wellness in Salt Lake City is the first out of the gate. The state’s second dispensary is expected to open later this month. It will be followed by seven more in June and the final […]

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Missouri medical marijuana complaints spike 70%

Licensing appeals by medical marijuana companies that were denied licenses to operate in the state have reached more than 800, roughly a 70% increase in about two weeks. At least 845 appeals have been filed with Missouri’s Administrative Hearing Commission. That is about a 69% jump from late February, when more than 500 appeals had […]

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Cannabis giant Curaleaf enters Colorado by buying edibles firm

Multistate marijuana operator Curaleaf Holdings on Monday said it will expand into the Colorado market by buying BlueKudu, a Denver-based producer of cannabis chocolates and gummies. Financial terms were not disclosed. The acquisition will give Massachusetts-based Curaleaf a foothold in one of the biggest marijuana markets in the country. “Colorado is the second-largest cannabis market […]

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Minnesota floats idea of central regulatory office for marijuana, hemp

Minnesota regulators want legislators to launch a one-stop office that would oversee all aspects of medical marijuana – as well as a potential adult-use MJ market. The office also would oversee the state’s fast-growing hemp and CBD market. A central office, among other things, would help the state deal with unregulated and mislabeled products, according to […]

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Founder Andy Williams exits cannabis firm Medicine Man Technologies

Marijuana pioneer Andy Williams announced on Friday he is leaving Denver-based Medicine Man Technologies, the vertically-integrated MJ company he founded in 2014. Williams, who was president and vice chairman, is leaving Medicine Man to focus on cannabis medical and genetic research, the company said in a release. He also will pursue new opportunities in the […]

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NY-based cannabis firm iAnthus takes group to court in Canada

Vertically integrated multistate marijuana operator iAnthus Capital Holdings is taking legal action against an international investor group that claimed the New York company has defaulted on a $25 million convertible debt deal. The legal action, filed in a court in Ontario, Canada, centers around claims that iAnthus has not kept to the terms of a […]

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Multistate cannabis operator MedMen reports $96 million loss

California-based MedMen Enterprises, a once-thriving multistate marijuana retailer, released a “grim” quarterly financial report that detailed a whopping $96.4 million net loss in its fiscal 2020 second quarter. That loss was 49.3% greater than the $64.6 million loss the company reported during the same period in 2018. Its most recent quarter ended Dec. 28, 2019. On a […]

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Judge temporarily halts Arkansas medical marijuana licensing

An Arkansas judge has temporarily stopped the state from issuing more medical marijuana licenses in response to a lawsuit filed by a cannabis firm whose MMJ dispensary license application was rejected by regulators. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen granted a temporary restraining order sought by Medicanna. The Pine Bluff-based company sued the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission […]

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California cannabis delivery giant Eaze raises $35 million

Eaze, a big player in California’s marijuana delivery industry, said it raised $35 million in its bid to become a vertically integrated company and launch its own cannabis retail brands. The raise, which comes after the San Francisco-based company laid off about 20% of its workforce last October, comes in two forms: A $20 million Series […]

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Regulators want funding to speed up Massachusetts marijuana licensing

Massachusetts regulators are seeking additional money from the state in order to cut in half the time required to obtain a cannabis business license. The Cannabis Control Commission’s goal in the next budget year is to cut the average time for an initial license review from 121 days to 60 days, the State House News Service […]

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Tainted marijuana sold by 30 Nevada retailers

Nevada issued a health advisory for 20 different contaminated cannabis products that were sold at 30 retail marijuana stores across the state. The retailers sold marijuana flower and pre-rolls that failed an independent laboratory’s microbial testing for mold, yeast and bacteria, the Reno Gazette Journal reported. The marijuana, grown by six different cultivators, initially passed testing by […]

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