Georgia Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


Georgia hires first medical cannabis director, but program timing still unclear

A director has been hired to oversee the licensing and launch of Georgia’s limited medical marijuana program, but the market’s rollout remains uncertain. The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission appointed Andrew Turnage as the program’s first executive director, according to The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Turnage has licensing experience as the former executive director of […]

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Marijuana tech

Consumers shopping at cannabis stores in California are being encouraged by a state agency to use their smartphone cameras to scan a quick response (QR) code to confirm the retailers are licensed.

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Georgia MMJ

A majority of Americans support legalizing the use of marijuana in some form, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday.

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Georgia’s limited medical cannabis program stalled

Georgia’s 6-month-old limited medical marijuana program has failed to move forward because no one has been appointed to a commission that will oversee the new industry. Politicians contacted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution gave no reason why no one has been appointed to the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission. More than 50 people have applied […]

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Cannabis industry insiders brace for potential fallout as health officials report new vaping deaths, issue warnings

U.S. health officials were once again cautioning the public to refrain from using vaping products as related respiratory illnesses and even deaths continued to be disclosed last week. As of Friday, officials linked at least five fatalities to e-cigarettes and electronic marijuana vaping devices. The outbreak has some in the cannabis industry expecting at least a […]

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Week in Review: CannTrust’s cannabis regulatory woes, Florida MMJ caps, push for Congress’ support of STATES Act & more

CannTrust is zapped by Health Canada for unlicensed cannabis cultivation, Florida’s medical marijuana license caps and vertical integration regulations are ruled unconstitutional, marijuana advocates urge a U.S. Congressional panel to support states-rights marijuana legislation – plus more of the week’s top marijuana business headlines. Bad week for Canadian marijuana grower Ontario company CannTrust was hit […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: Cannabis oil in Georgia, early MMJ access in MA, finalizing hemp regs in Alaska & more

Here are some notable stories and events in the cannabis industry to watch for in the coming days: STRIKING OIL: A Georgia law making it legal to produce and distribute cannabis oils with a THC cap at 5% goes into effect Monday, giving the state’s more than 9,500 registered medical marijuana patients better access to […]

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Surterra partners with Intrexon in $100 million licensing cannabinoid deal

Surterra Wellness, an Atlanta-based cannabis company with operations in Florida and Texas, announced it will partner with Hungary’s Intrexon Corp. in a $100 million licensing deal aimed at biosynthetic cannabinoid production. Surterra would use Intrexon’s proprietary yeast fermentation platform to boost its cannabinoid production. Surterra is a privately held company; Intrexon trades on the Nasdaq […]

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Georgia lifts ban on commercial medical marijuana production

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has opened the state to commercial medical cannabis cultivation, signing a bill to create new business opportunities in the Peach State’s limited MMJ program. The measure outlines the first opportunities for private businesses to grow and sell cannabis. Georgia launched its limited MMJ program in 2015, though the cultivation, manufacture or sale of THC […]

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Georgia poised to lift cultivation ban for limited medical cannabis program

Georgia lawmakers want to open the state to commercial medical marijuana cultivation, passing a bill that would offer fresh business opportunities in the Peach State’s limited MMJ program. The measure awaits the signature of Gov. Brian Kemp, who has indicated he supports offering in-state medical marijuana cultivation, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Georgia launched a limited MMJ program […]

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Jimmy Buffett teams with Wrigley heir to license brand to Florida cannabis firm

Popular singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett is joining a growing list of celebrities who dabble in the marijuana industry, teaming with an heir from the Wrigley chewing gum family. Buffett – known for his hit “Margaritaville” and his Parrothead fans – will license his Coral Reefer brand to Georgia-based Surterra Holdings for a line of marijuana products that […]

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