Marijuana Dispensary & Cannabis Store News

Ohio grants cannabis firm permission to produce concentrates, edibles, topicals

Ohio awarded the state’s first certificate of operation to a medical marijuana processor, which will allow for manufacturing of cannabis edibles, tinctures, topicals and other products. This could prove a boon to sales for Ohio’s medical marijuana firms because only plant material – flower – has been available for purchase since the state’s first dispensaries […]

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CA enforcement actions on illicit marijuana firms net more than $1.2M in product

In the latest enforcement actions targeting California’s illicit cannabis businesses, state and local agencies recently seized more than $1.2 million in illegal marijuana and MJ products in a series of raids. California licensed cannabis firms have kept a close eye on authorities’ crackdown efforts since illicit operators severely undercut legal sales. According to news releases: […]

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NM House approves adult-use cannabis bill combining state, private retailers

The New Mexico House narrowly approved a compromise bill that would allow the sales of recreational marijuana through a combination of state-run and private stores. The compromise legislation OK’d Thursday incorporates features of a Senate bill that called for state-run stores and tight restrictions with what was initially a much more business-friendly House version. “There is […]

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Alaska’s on-site marijuana consumption rules await lieutenant gov’s pen

Alaska has moved closer to allowing on-site consumption of cannabis at specially authorized stores, a move that could generate $2.4 million in new revenue, according to an informal industry analysis. The state’s Department of Law found no legal problems with the rules approved by marijuana regulators in December that will govern where and how on-site […]

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Los Angeles poised to begin cutting off utilities for illegal cannabis shops

A Los Angeles City Council committee advanced a proposed ordinance to shut off water and power at unlicensed marijuana shops, another attempt to crack down on L.A.’s still-thriving illicit cannabis market. If the measure becomes law, as expected by industry observers, the new ordinance would empower the city’s Department of Water and Power to disconnect […]

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Pennsylvania bans medical marijuana dispensaries, growers from 4/20 festival

A cannabis festival set for April 20 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, expects to draw a crowd of 10,000, but the state bars medical marijuana dispensaries and growers from sponsoring the event, even though marijuana sales won’t be allowed. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that several dispensaries had committed up to $8,000 apiece in sponsorship money and to […]

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Cannabis firm MedMen distances itself from stock promoter after OTC scrutiny

California-based marijuana retailer MedMen disclosed that a content production firm it paid wound up promoting the company’s stock through at least one online article, a move that drew scrutiny from U.S. over-the-counter trading officials. According to a news release, MedMen hired Winning Media in January to help bolster its image through online ads. Then, on […]

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