Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

MJ Freeway slowdowns disrupt Pennsylvania medical cannabis retail sales

Some medical marijuana retailers in Pennsylvania were forced to suspend sales last week because of system slowdowns and errors in the MJ Freeway seed-to-sale tracking software that the state uses to keep tabs on the MMJ market. According to an MJ Freeway statement emailed to Marijuana Business Daily, the system did not go down Thursday, but a […]

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How marijuana companies can keep staffs intact during market launch delays

In new cannabis markets where compliance, scarce supply or testing logjams can delay cultivation and retail operations, it’s critical to retain talent during slowdowns and shutdowns.

Delays that bogged down the launch of cannabis sales in Alaska, Hawaii and Pennsylvania don’t have to be detrimental to marijuana businesses, according to industry insiders

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PA medical cannabis growers/processors on pace for $5M in sales in first year

Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana sales began in February 2018, and according to the latest tax revenue data, the state’s 12 growers and processors are estimated to have sold slightly more than $1.2 million of medical cannabis through April. Such a pace could mean at least $5 million in sales in the MMJ program’s first year, with four full […]

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Pennsylvania cracks down on dispensary for selling cannabis for $1 a gram

A brand-new medical marijuana dispensary in Pennsylvania, excited to be selling actual cannabis flower for the first time to registered patients, offered a special deal last week: two strains of flower for $1 a gram, with a limit of 2 grams. The problem? Pennsylvania forbids such promotions, including any discounts. And the flower in question […]

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CEO of multistate medical marijuana operator Green Thumb steps down

Peter Kadens, one of the more notable names in the U.S. cannabis industry, has stepped down as CEO of multistate medical marijuana company Green Thumb Industries (GTI). The 40-year-old entrepreneur, who will stay with Chicago-based GTI as a board member, told MassLive.com he was stepping down for personal and family reasons. Ben Kovler, who founded […]

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PA unveils 13 medical marijuana grower/processor licenses; flower sales set

Pennsylvania regulators announced the second round of winners of medical marijuana grower/processor licenses, selecting 13 companies and further expanding what is poised to become one of the largest MMJ industries in the nation. Phase 2 of the licensing process – coming a little more than a year after the first phase – is intended to […]

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Community outreach helping cannabis companies gain edge on rivals, attract customers

Marijuana businesses nationwide are finding they can reap generous rewards from giving back to their local communities.

Being a good corporate citizen can make it easier for marijuana businesses to work with regulators and local officials, stand out from competitors and attract new customers and high-quality employees, according to industry executives and experts on corporate giving.

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State marijuana reforms could spark tens of millions of dollars in business opportunities

Pro-cannabis legislative reform has advanced in a number of states in 2018, with major business developments occurring in Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and other markets. The legislative changes and resulting program expansions could potentially boost medical marijuana sales by tens of millions of dollars a year, providing a shot in the arm to MMJ retailers, […]

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As PA rewrites medical cannabis research law, operators weigh new litigation

Commercial cannabis growers and dispensary operators are weighing their legal options in response to a newly rewritten Pennsylvania law around medical marijuana research. HB 2477, recently signed by Gov. Tom Wolf, allows the state’s medical schools to partner with marijuana cultivators of their choosing to generate data for pharmacological research, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. According to the […]

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Pennsylvania medical marijuana dispensaries join up for chronic pain study

Twenty-five medical marijuana dispensaries in Pennsylvania are teaming up to collect patient data to help a chronic pain study at the University of Michigan, a move that could deal a blow to a new Keystone State research program that several MMJ businesses have called unfair. Pennsylvania’s MMJ research program gives eight universities the go-ahead to solidify […]

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