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Chart: Maryland’s first-year medical marijuana sales approach $100 million

Maryland’s slow-to-start medical marijuana industry made up for lost time, zooming toward $100 million in first-year sales. Maryland brought in $95.4 million in dispensary sales between Dec. 1, 2017, and Nov. 30, 2018, averaging 21% monthly growth and peaking in November at $13.8 million. That total surpassed first-year MMJ sales in Illinois, Massachusetts and New […]

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Report: CA-backed bank for marijuana businesses would face insurmountable hurdles

California would likely lose money and face overwhelming federal barriers if it tried to create a state-backed bank to help cannabis businesses navigate banking challenges, according to a report released by the state treasurer. The report puts an end for now to hopes the state could find a banking solution for marijuana businesses. Since marijuana […]

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Growth slows for German medical cannabis market in third quarter

Demand for medical marijuana in Germany continued to increase in the third quarter, albeit at a slower pace than the previous quarter. Total cannabis sales covered by statutory health insurance surpassed 50 million euros ($56.8 million) in the first nine months of 2018, with all categories of allowed medical cannabis posting gains between the second […]

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Cannabis REIT investing $25 million in Illinois MMJ grow facility

Innovative Industrial Properties, a San Diego real estate investment trust (REIT) serving the medical marijuana industry, is spending up to $25 million to acquire and a lease out a property in Illinois that is slated to be used as an MMJ cultivation and processing facility. Innovative Industrial Properties, which trades on the New York Stock […]

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Cannabis company Golden Leaf Holdings ends $125M merger with Terra Tech

Toronto-based Golden Leaf Holdings announced it won’t pursue a $125 million merger with Terra Tech, a vertically integrated multistate marijuana company that was faces a lawsuit alleging theft, stock manipulation and filing false reports. Golden Leaf and California-based Terra Tech had previously signed a nonbinding letter of intent to merge. The deal, subject to a number […]

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Massachusetts bank willing to accept deposits from some cannabis businesses

At least one bank in Massachusetts is willing to do business with medical marijuana companies. Swansea-based BayCoast Bank said it will take deposits from MMJ businesses, according to the Boston Business Journal. BayCoast Bank is offering to work with medical marijuana companies – as well as MMJ businesses that have entered the state’s new adult-use […]

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