Connecticut receives dozens of applications from aspiring medical cannabis entrepreneurs, a Pennsylvania court tosses a lawsuit that could have undone the state’s medical marijuana program, and Florida hits 100,000 MMJ patients. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. East Coast MMJ rising News that Connecticut regulators received […]Read More
Rhode Island’s largest medical marijuana dispensary has offered to help the state find a way to come up with $5 million.
According to the Providence Journal, a representative of the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center told House lawmakers the dispensary would help the state find a “solution” to the state’s budget problems.Read More
The push to legalize recreational marijuana in Rhode Island hit a snag when a state commission delayed until next year issuing a recommendation that could have advanced the adult-use issue. The commission – a group of medical marijuana patients, clinicians and law enforcement officials that was formed in June – won’t release a recommendation on whether […]Read More
Rhode Island’s governor is making another push to expand the state’s medical marijuana program. Gov. Gina Raimondo’s $9.4 billion state budget plan for the 2019 fiscal year includes: Establishing 15 more medical marijuana dispensaries. Adding acute pain to the list of MMJ qualifying conditions. Allowing Massachusetts and Connecticut cardholders to buy medical cannabis in Rhode Island. […]Read More
Fearful of how recreational legalization in neighboring Massachusetts could affect their businesses, Rhode Island’s three medical marijuana dispensaries are pushing state regulators to allow them to start delivering to their patients. Rhode Island regulators – apparently in favor of MMJ deliveries – are preparing to review the dispensaries’ proposals, according to the Providence Journal. Both […]Read More
The marijuana industry is strapping in for a roller-coaster 2018, when challenges and opportunities are unfolding faster than ever, and in more places than ever.
Here’s a look at 11 challenges and opportunities that will demand the attention of marijuana entrepreneurs in 2018:Read More
Both the number of hopeful medical cannabis cultivators and registered patients have shot up over the past year in Rhode Island, yet another indication of the continuing growth for MMJ businesses in even some of the nation’s smallest markets. According to the Providence Journal, Rhode Island has 18 licensed MMJ growers, and an additional 93 […]Read More
At least one of Rhode Island’s three medical cannabis dispensary chiefs is afraid the launch of the Massachusetts recreational market will be the death of his business. Seth Bock – the CEO of Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth – told a Rhode Island legislative committee that unless officials make changes to the MMJ program, […]Read More
Massachusetts aims to improve its medical marijuana program, Washington state cannabis companies could find themselves without a traceability system, and Rhode Island may try to expand its MMJ footprint. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.Read More
While saying she’s “not in a rush” to see Rhode Island legalize recreational marijuana, Gov. Gina Raimondo may again seek an expansion of medical cannabis businesses in the state. A more pressing need to Raimondo is giving medical marijuana patients “access to the medicine that they need,” the Journal reported, and she’s contemplating asking the legislature […]Read More
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 a presence – […]Read More
Rhode Island’s Senate and House of Representatives voted to end their debate over recreational marijuana legalization bills and instead created a 19-person commission to study the issue. Among the commission’s mandates – after the Senate agreed Thursday with an earlier House vote to halt any MJ legislation – is the exploration of the recreational markets […]Read More
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