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Brazilian court decision could encourage other cannabis companies to seek approval for cultivation

After Brazil’s health authority shelved a proposal on domestic cannabis cultivation this week, a court decided in the opposite direction, allowing – for the first time in Brazil – a company to grow hemp commercially. The court’s decision could spur other cannabis companies to appeal to the judicial system for permission to cultivate domestically. The […]

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Week in Review: Michigan begins adult-use cannabis sales, Harborside appeals tax case, Brazil sets stage for big import market & more

Michigan launches its recreational marijuana industry, California-based Harborside appeals a closely watched federal tax case, Brazil lays the groundwork for what could become one of the world’s largest medical MJ import markets – and more of the week’s top cannabis news. MI adult-use sales begin with limited number of stores open Michigan’s first day of […]

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New Colorado law boon for cannabis capital, but concerns remain for minority businesses

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis was lauded in May when he signed into law legislation allowing outside money to be invested in the state’s cannabis industry. Since the law went into effect Nov. 1, outside capital has already begun flowing into Colorado marijuana businesses. For example: Denver-based Medicine Man Technologies through the year announced an almost […]

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Is cannabis technology company MassRoots out of business? CEO insists no

Denver-based cannabis technology company MassRoots’ website has been offline for a number of days, raising fresh questions about the financial health of a company that has been in turmoil since at least 2017. Isaac Dietrich, the company’s founder and chief executive officer, maintained in an email to Marijuana Business Daily that the cannabis social networking pioneer […]

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Brazil’s new medical cannabis rules reject domestic cultivation, potentially setting up large import market

Brazilian health authorities rejected domestic cultivation of medical marijuana but agreed to permit the distribution of medicinal cannabis products that have not completed clinical trials, potentially setting up one of the largest import markets in the world. The new rules, adopted Tuesday, allow bulk imports and sales in pharmacies for the first time. Tuesday’s decision – involving […]

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MJBizDaily Awards Hall of Fame inductees: cannabis business pioneers Steve DeAngelo and Wanda James

Marijuana Business Daily has selected cannabis industry pioneers Steve DeAngelo and Wanda James as the inaugural inductees into the MJBizDaily Awards Hall of Fame, which will be showcased next week during MJBizCon in Las Vegas. They are being recognized as social justice warriors and savvy entrepreneurs who have broken down barriers in ways that have helped other […]

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Barbados medical cannabis law clears final hurdle in Parliament

A law forming the legal foundation for a medical cannabis industry in Barbados has overcome the last important parliamentary hurdle after being approved by the Eastern Caribbean country’s Senate. The law, which covers activities related to cultivation, processing, dispensing and export, empowers the Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Authority to develop policies and guidelines for a newly […]

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Chart: First year of adult-use cannabis sales in Massachusetts doesn’t disappoint

Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana industry recorded nearly $400 million in its first full year of sales, a strong initial sum given the dearth of retail stores throughout the state. But the market has significant room for growth, which will come as regulators approve more applications and access to the legal market improves. From August through October, […]

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