Marijuana Dispensary & Cannabis Store News

Oregon marijuana regulators could soon have the ability to deny new grow licenses

Oregon’s oversupply of cannabis has prompted lawmakers to attempt to give the Oregon Liquor Control Commission more leeway to deny new cultivation licenses based on supply and demand. A bill that passed the Senate and is now before the House would not only reduce the huge surplus but would prevent diversion of unsold legal marijuana into the […]

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California legislator scraps bill to hike number of cannabis retail licenses

California Assemblyman Phil Ting has shelved a measure to increase the number of marijuana retail licenses in the state, having lacked the two-thirds vote he needed to pass the bill. Assembly Bill 1356 would have required some cities and counties that had banned commercial cannabis to open their doors to the industry. Ting plans to reintroduce […]

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New Jersey Senate votes to advance medical cannabis expansion bill

The New Jersey Senate voted 33-4 on Thursday to advance a bill that would boost medical marijuana sales and create new business opportunities in the state. Before the vote, the Senate amended Assembly Bill 10 to allow marijuana workers to join unions. Now, the measure will go back to the Assembly for a vote to […]

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Arizona Supreme Court rules medical marijuana extracts, infused products legal

The Arizona Supreme Court unanimously ruled that cannabis extracts – including concentrates, vaporizer cartridges and infused food and beverages – are legal and the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries can sell them. In doing so, the court handed a win to the state’s booming medical marijuana industry. Some Arizona retail shop owners and marijuana product manufacturers feared the […]

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Is Massachusetts adult-use marijuana market being propped up by New Yorkers?

Customers making the trek from nearby New York are responsible for as much as 50% of recreational marijuana sales so far in Massachusetts, according to reporting by Crain’s New York Business. In Great Barrington, a town on Massachusetts’ western edge that’s only a one-hour drive from Albany and less than three hours from New York City, Theory […]

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Chart: Arkansas medical marijuana sales top $353,000 via just two dispensaries, outpacing initial OH sales

Sales of medical marijuana in Arkansas are off to a strong start, with patients purchasing more than 50 pounds of cannabis in nearly 5,000 transactions in the first week dispensaries were open. The initial sales eclipsed those in Ohio, which has nearly four times the population. With sales underway, the Arkansas market could grow at a […]

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Hearing begins for Nevada marijuana businesses claiming state licensing bias

Attorneys for dozens of Nevada marijuana businesses began a multiday hearing before a judge they’re asking to temporarily freeze new dispensary licenses in the state’s booming recreational cannabis market. MJ firms that lost bids for new licenses in December are challenging the criteria and personnel the state used to score the 462 applications for 61 […]

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Arkansas medical cannabis dispensary sued for trademark infringement

Doctors Orders Pharmacy, a White Hall, Arkansas-based chain of drugstores, filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit against Doctors Orders Rx, one of the state’s two operating medical marijuana dispensaries. The situation underlines why marijuana firms should carefully consider legal due diligence as they develop names and marketing materials – or potentially face similar lawsuits. The pharmacy is […]

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Haborside CEO: Cannabis company likely to start trading on CSE in June

Harborside, which has well-established cannabis dispensaries in the San Francisco Bay Area, is expected to start trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) in the first week of June. While the company initially announced its plans to go public in August 2018, the process actually has been about 18 months in the making, CEO Andy […]

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Colorado gov inks bill allowing medical marijuana as opioid alternative

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a measure that will allow physicians in the state to recommend medical cannabis in lieu of opioids. The move could buoy sales of medical marijuana, which have declined as purchases of adult-use cannabis have soared. The new law is scheduled to go into effect Aug. 2, the Denver Post reported. In 2017, […]

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