Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News in Other Regions


Harvest Health, Verano end mammoth marijuana merger

What was one of the largest acquisitions ever announced in the marijuana industry – a deal valued at $850 million when Phoenix-based multistate marijuana operator Harvest Health & Recreation said a year ago it would buy Chicago’s Verano Holdings – has been mutually terminated, the two companies said Thursday. The coronavirus and other financial and regulatory […]

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Chart: New York’s medical marijuana program grows, but future business opportunity hinges on adult-use legalization

While New York’s medical cannabis patient registry increased by more than 23,000 in 2019, growth has slowed significantly because of various market factors leading to a low consumer participation rate. Less than 1% of New York residents have signed on as medical marijuana patients, due in part to restrictions on cannabis product forms and limited […]

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Chart: Arizona’s medical marijuana market marches forward in 2019 with more patients, higher sales

Continual, steady growth has characterized Arizona’s medical marijuana market for the past few years, and 2019 was no exception. Arizona’s MMJ program added nearly 34,000 patients to its rolls over the course of the year – an 18% increase over 2018. The percentage of medical marijuana patients as a portion of the state’s population now […]

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Michigan medical cannabis store wins mainstream design award

A medical marijuana dispensary in Michigan won a design award from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Flint-based Common Citizen won a Gold Award for retail design from the ICSC, a worldwide trade group for the shopping center and retail real estate sector. The award is the first the ICSC has bestowed upon a cannabis retailer. […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: MJBizConNEXT sees the future, critical California CBD hearing, Ohio eyes MMJ expansion & more

Here are some notable stories and events in the cannabis industry to watch for in the coming days: WHAT’S NEXT: More than 4,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors are flocking to New Orleans for MJBizConNEXT 2019, where they will contemplate what’s ahead for the ever-changing cannabis and hemp industries. For three days beginning Wednesday at the […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: AG’s on the clock, bevy of legislation, medical MJ lottery, Harvest Health earnings & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: BARR DEADLINE: Wednesday is the deadline set by a group of senators for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to give them answers about increasing the number of federally authorized growers of marijuana for research purposes. In a letter sent to Barr earlier this […]

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Most Georgians want legal recreational cannabis, poll shows

A new poll in Georgia has found that, for the first time, a majority of adults in the deeply conservative state believe marijuana should be legalized for both medical and recreational use. Out of 2,875 Georgians polled between May 10 and May 15, 55% said they believe marijuana should be legal for adult use, only 35% […]

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Cannabis testing lab operator Steep Hill expands to Mexico, six European markets

California-based Steep Hill Labs, a prominent cannabis testing lab, has announced plans to expand operations to Mexico and six western European markets, further broadening the company’s global footprint. This is yet another example of a company using its Canadian presence to springboard into the growing international cannabis market. According to a news release, the licensee for Steep […]

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Guam’s medical cannabis program on hold as it awaits testing lab applicants

No one has applied for a license to set up an independent medical marijuana testing laboratory in Guam, nearly two months after Gov. Eddie Calvo signed into law a bill implementing the rules for an MMJ program, a high-ranking official said. According to the Pacific Daily News, the U.S. territory’s medical cannabis program can’t start without a […]

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Medical marijuana likely will make November ballot in Utah

All signs point to medical marijuana being added to the November ballot in Utah. Roughly 160,000 signatures have been gathered in support of an MMJ ballot initiative, and around 120,000 signatures have been verified by county clerks, Salt Lake City TV station Fox 13 reported. MMJ advocates needed 113,000 signatures to qualify for the November vote. […]

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