Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News in Other Regions

Michigan OKs vertically integrated medical cannabis companies

Kristen Nichols  | September 21, 2017

Details are starting to emerge about Michigan’s new medical marijuana licensing rules.

Michigan’s medical cannabis businesses will be allowed to grow, process and sell MMJ at the same location once a new statewide MMJ regulatory system is up and running, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs said Thursday.

Potential medical cannabis …

MA holding company helps Israeli MMJ firm expand US reach

Omar Sacirbey  | September 20, 2017

Medical marijuana research firm Tikun Olam has expanded its partnership with a canna-centric Massachusetts holding company that will eventually increase the Israeli business’ U.S. footprint to seven states.

Under its new agreement with Newton, Massachusetts-based holding company MariMed, Tikun Olam’s MMJ products will be grown, manufactured and sold in four states where MariMed has …

Week in Review: MMJ setback in Congress, Scotts repositions, Texas CBD takes a small step

John Schroyer  | September 8, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey, Bart Schaneman and John Schroyer

Medical marijuana safeguards suffer a setback in Congress, Scotts Miracle-Gro divests overseas to focus on North America opportunities – including MJ – and Texas approves a CBD producer.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Week in Review: Netflix + cannabis, Tennessee eyes MMJ & Israel-Canada partnership targets US

John Schroyer  | September 1, 2017

By Bart Schaneman, John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Netflix develops marijuana strains to promote its shows, Tennessee plans to study the impact of medical cannabis, and Israeli and Canadian firms partner to do business in the United States.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

GW Pharma plans to expand marijuana operations in UK

John Schroyer  | August 29, 2017

One of the world’s biggest marijuanas companies – GW Phamaceuticals – is poised to get even bigger.

The company announced that it’s planning an expansion in the United Kingdom, including the cultivation and processing of non-psychoactive cannabis, The Telegraph of London reported.

GW Pharma’s plan stems from “anticipated demand” for a CBD-based …

Tennessee legislators to study medical cannabis

Kevin Huhn  | August 28, 2017

Two of Tennessee’s most prominent public officials are calling for the legislature to study how legalized medical marijuana might impact the state.

Only months after a MMJ bill died in the legislature, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and House Speaker Beth Harwell are setting up the Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Medical Cannabis, The …

Banking troubles for Uruguay’s recreational cannabis businesses

Kevin Huhn  | August 21, 2017

It didn’t take long for recreational marijuana businesses in Uruguay to encounter a key challenge that hinders U.S. cannabis companies: banking.

Uruguayan pharmacies began selling adult-use cannabis July 19, but the South American nation’s banks are refusing to do business with companies tied to marijuana.

A government official – speaking on the condition of …

Research pioneer Israel approves exporting medical marijuana

Bart Schaneman  | August 14, 2017

Israel has approved the export of medical marijuana, and some 500 growers have applied for licenses to ship MMJ to other countries.

In approving MMJ exports, a committee of representatives from the finance and health ministries estimated that Israel’s economic potential from medical cannabis exports could reach 1 billion shekels to 4 …

Utah medical marijuana campaign to start gathering signatures

John Schroyer  | August 14, 2017

A statewide campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Utah took another step toward making the 2018 ballot after backers got the green light to begin circulating petitions.

The Utah Patients Coalition – the organization that launched the campaign earlier this summer – will need 113,143 signatures to qualify for next year’s ballot, The …