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Arkansas accountants cleared to do work for medical marijuana firms

Accountants in Arkansas have been given the green light to provide professional services to medical marijuana businesses, making Arkansas one of the few states where accountancy regulators have given clear guidance on the industry. The Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy (ASBPA) has received 5-10 inquiries from accountants wondering if they’re allowed to provide professional […]

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As marijuana consumption licenses stall, some entrepreneurs see opportunity

By Kristen Nichols More than three months after setting rules for the nation’s first licensed marijuana consumption clubs, Denver has yet to receive any applications. The stalemate has officials in other states and jurisdictions holding off on licensing consumption clubs or lounges until they see how it goes in Colorado’s capital.

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Labeling error leads to recall of CBD-infused broth in Vermont

A Vermont broth maker has voluntarily recalled jars of CBD-infused chicken and beef broths over a misunderstanding about labels. The Simmering Bone sold CBD-infused broth last month at the Vermont Hemp Fest in improperly labeled jars, company owner Rachel Collier told Seven Days, a Burlington-based weekly newspaper. After Simmering Bone produced the broth, it was […]

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Massachusetts MMJ dispensary launches billboard campaign

In what is perhaps a Massachusetts marijuana milestone, a medical cannabis dispensary unveiled a billboard advertising drive in Boston and other cities on Monday. New England Treatment Access, which operates two dispensaries in the state, bought space on four billboards for the campaign, The Boston Globe reported. Two of the billboards are in and just outside Boston […]

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Julian Marley’s JuJu Royal plans to distribute in Canada, Europe

Just days after announcing his line of cannabis products would be distributed in Southern California, reggae musician Julian Marley revealed he’s struck a deal to have his products reach the international MJ market as well. Marley is partnering with Maricann Group – which has a medical cannabis production facility in Ontario, Canada – to produce […]

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Maine proposal shifts responsibility for rec MJ implementation

Maine lawmakers seem to be going in circles. After residents voted to legalize adult-use marijuana last year, the legislature was tasked with passing a bill to implement a new recreational cannabis industry. But a rewrite to the implementing legislation recently would forbid recreational marijuana businesses unless municipalities expressly approve them, basically returning the state to […]

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Chart: Record first month of recreational marijuana sales in Nevada

By Eli McVey Nevada’s recreational marijuana industry is off to a blistering start, with early sales far surpassing the totals other adult-use markets posted their first few weeks. The development highlights how different approaches to the rollout of recreational marijuana – as well as unique market dynamics – can greatly influence early sales.

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Nevada AG to weigh in on cannabis consumption lounges

Nevada’s marijuana regulators have asked state Attorney General Adam Laxalt for a formal opinion on whether state law allows cannabis use in smoking lounges and at special events. According to the Nevada Appeal, the state’s Department of Taxation made the request in the wake of a Legislative Counsel’s opinion that the voter-approved law allowing recreational […]

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Pennsylvania proposes $50 medical marijuana registration fee

Looking for signs that Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program is nearing fruition? State regulators are proposing a $50 annual fee for patients and caregivers who want to register for the nascent program, according to Lancaster Online. Such details typically are a sign an MMJ program is in its final stages of preparation. In fact, according to Lancaster […]

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New York medical cannabis sales are up but remain slow

New York’s five medical marijuana businesses generated only $16.6 million in gross sales between April 2016 and August 2017, but sales and patient numbers are improving. From April 2016 through March 2017, the companies generated sales of $8.4 million – about $700,000 per month – according to analyses by the USA Today Network. Sales improved […]

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Home cultivation of recreational cannabis debated in WA

Recreational marijuana home grows are still a hot button issue among Washington state residents, and regulators were not given an easy path forward after a hearing Wednesday on whether to legalize them. Although registered medical cannabis patients are already permitted to grow up to six plants at home, personal cultivation for adult use remains prohibited, […]

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