The medical marijuana zoning success in Phoenix of a group of well-connected individuals has raised questions about tactics. The Arizona Republic examined the group’s success in both opposing MMJ facilities and representing dispensaries that needed approvals to open. The cases were brought before the volunteer-helmed Phoenix Board of Adjustment. The board approved cases in which […]Read More
Alternative Medical Enterprises, a multistate medical marijuana producer and dispensary operator, has secured $35.4 million in a private placement financing from a Pennsylvania-based investment group. The massive investment will allow the Sarasota, Florida-based firm to launch a major expansion in the United States and internationally, said Matthew Duffy, president and chief operating officer of the […]Read More
The wholesale price and supply situation for various state medical marijuana markets is a mixed bag, with different regulations, patient counts and product availability generating diverse situations. In New Mexico, for example, medical marijuana business owners are experiencing increased demand and rising prices. Elsewhere, however, MMJ business owners are suffering the same fate as their […]Read More
Steady growth has characterized Arizona’s medical marijuana program over the past few years, and 2017 was no exception as the state reinforced its position as one of the nation’s largest MMJ markets.Read More
Hoping to keep the Toronto Stock Exchange at bay, a federally licensed cannabis grower in Ontario announced Friday it is selling its shares in an Arizona cannabis company for 20 million Canadian dollars ($16.15 million). Ontario-based Aphria said it would sell its shares in Copperstate Farms, a medical marijuana grower in Snowflake, Arizona, to Liberty […]Read More
Scotts Miracle-Gro says California’s slow implementation of marijuana regulations is hurting sales, Arizona considers medical cannabis testing, and Maine’s governor delays MMJ regulations. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Scotts’ sales decline Scotts Miracle-Gro CEO James Hagedorn said California’s slow rollout of regulations has hindered […]Read More
A Republican lawmaker has persuaded nearly the entire Arizona legislature to sign on in support of his proposal to require medical marijuana to be tested for mold and agricultural chemicals. The proposal from Sen. Sonny Borrelli would appropriate $2 million from the state’s huge medical marijuana fund to do the testing. Borrelli has 78 co-sponsors […]Read More
Oregon-based Wauna Credit Union has forged a partnership with Arizona tech firm Hypur that will allow the financial institution to service marijuana-related companies. According to the Coast River Business Journal, the credit union believes the partnership will allow the institution to “become part of the solution and not part of the problem.” Hypur is providing […]Read More
A proposed law in Arizona would make publishing the incorrect address of a cannabis dispensary a felony. According to the Phoenix New Times, three “prohibitionist” Arizona lawmakers are trying out new ideas to stymie the state’s medical marijuana program and prevent a recreational program from becoming a reality. The proposed bills also would: Prohibit dispensaries […]Read More
Cannabis investment and management firm 4Front Holdings has raised $6 million toward its multiple-state expansion. The funds were raised through the issuance of convertible notes. According to a news release, 4Front manages operating licenses in emerging, state-legal medical cannabis markets. Here’s what you need to know: The company – which has offices in Phoenix and Boston […]Read More
As the first step of a plan to expand into six marijuana states in 2018, edibles maker Wana Brands has established a presence in Arizona.
According to a news release, the Colorado company’s gummies are now available in medical cannabis dispensaries throughout the state.
Wana Brands’ products will be manufactured and distributed through an agreement with AltMed Arizona.Read More
A San Diego-based real estate company that caters to medical cannabis cultivators has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission disclosing plans to raise $100 million. If successful, Innovative Industrial Properties’ raise would be one of the larger funding efforts for a U.S. cannabis business. The company – which began listing as IIPR on the New […]Read More
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