Nevada Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Oregon cannabis sales soar along Idaho border

Marijuana sales in Oregon near the Idaho border are 420% the statewide average, according to a report by the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis. The report also showed stronger marijuana sales for Washington state along its border with Idaho in 2019 than along its borders with Oregon or Canada. State economist Josh Lehner said that […]

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High Times plans to open first cannabis stores, hires president

Iconic marijuana publication High Times on Thursday announced plans to open its first cannabis retail stores, in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, as part of its diversifying strategy. High Times said it will enter those markets by acquiring retailers that are licensed there. The deals are subject to regulatory approval. The Los Angeles-based company plans […]

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Week in Review: Illinois adult-use marijuana market starts with $3M+ day, OR rule might limit cannabis permits, Nevada lab closes & more

Licensed recreational cannabis sales begin in Illinois, a new Oregon rule could possibly curtail the number of marijuana licenses in the state, Nevada shutters a testing lab – and more of the week’s top MJ business news.   Illinois hits 77,000-plus transactions on first day of legal adult-use MJ sales The newest U.S. recreational marijuana market kicked […]

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MJardin selling Nevada marijuana grow facility for $35 million

MJardin Group, a cannabis production company with offices in Denver and Toronto, on Thursday said it has agreed to sell its GreenMart of Nevada cultivation facility in Cheyenne to a division of Phoenix-based Harvest Health & Recreation. MJardin plans to use the proceeds to reduce its debt and for working capital. The company bought GreenMart in July. For […]

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Las Vegas cannabis testing lab closed by regulators

The Nevada Department of Taxation shut down Cannex Nevada, a marijuana testing laboratory in Las Vegas. The department, which found yeast and mold three times the allowable limit on two strains of marijuana, also issued a public health warning for several tainted cannabis products approved by the lab, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The action […]

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Chart: Pre-Christmas marijuana product sales increase up to 53%

‘Tis the season for increased holiday spending – and that includes outlays on recreational cannabis products, which saw average category sales increases of more than 50% in 2018 on items designated for both gift-giving and personal consumption. Data from Seattle-based cannabis analytics firm Headset shows that sales in the pre-Christmas week (Dec. 18-Dec. 24) in 2018 […]

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The future of the medical marijuana industry: Q&A with Andrea Small-Howard, chief science officer at GB Sciences

Andrea Small-Howard has a unique view into how the medical side of the cannabis space is evolving. She’s the chief science officer at GB Sciences, a Las Vegas-based marijuana company pursuing two strategies – one recreational, and the other aiming for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its medical cannabis products. Small-Howard has […]

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Expanded cannabis content offerings highlight MJBizCon as attendees from around the world descend on Las Vegas

Marijuana Business Daily‘s annual MJBizCon – which caters to attendees from more than 75 countries – has extended its scope for the 2019 event with significantly broader program offerings surrounding hemp, marijuana investing, the science of cannabis and more. The series of events are part of the larger MJBizConWeek, which runs from Dec. 9 to […]

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Recreational marijuana licensing

Michigan issued two more business licenses for adult-use cannabis retailers, and both stores are expected to open when recreational marijuana becomes legal Dec. 1.

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Chart: Marijuana sales increase on Green Wednesday, Black Friday

As shoppers head out to prepare for Thanksgiving and participate in Black Friday sales, data from two firms show consumers may be upping their purchases of marijuana products as well. Data from Seattle-based Headset reveals that 2018 sales on “Green Wednesday” – the day before Thanksgiving – increased 63% over the average Wednesday. And Santa […]

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