Tennessee Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


Week in Review: MA adult-use cannabis stores reopening, High Times deal unravels, Acreage ‘reset’ & more

Massachusetts recreational marijuana retail stores will be allowed to reopen May 25, but sales will be limited to curbside pickup and online or telephone orders. MJBizDaily takeaway: This ends an expensive shutdown and a sore point for rec store operators in Massachusetts, who have seen counterparts across the country generally treated as essential businesses. Gov. Charlie […]

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Tennessee state senator offers bill to legalize medical marijuana

A Tennessee state senator has reintroduced legislation to legalize the use, cultivation and sale of medical cannabis in the state. The bill would lay the legal groundwork to regulate the licensing of cultivators to grow, produce, distribute, transport, sell and acquire marijuana for medical use and scientific research, Nashville TV station WKRN reported. It wasn’t […]

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Medical marijuana proponent Roe says he’s retiring from US House

A staunch proponent of researching medicinal marijuana for the treatment of military veterans plans to retire from the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Phil Roe of Tennessee, a Republican who serves as the ranking member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, said Friday he will retire at the end of the year, according to CNN. He introduced […]

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Cannabis industry insiders brace for potential fallout as health officials report new vaping deaths, issue warnings

U.S. health officials were once again cautioning the public to refrain from using vaping products as related respiratory illnesses and even deaths continued to be disclosed last week. As of Friday, officials linked at least five fatalities to e-cigarettes and electronic marijuana vaping devices. The outbreak has some in the cannabis industry expecting at least a […]

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Tennessee treasurer orders state pension fund to sell marijuana investment

Tennessee’s treasurer has ordered the state’s pension fund manager to sell stock in a marijuana company after learning about the investment. Treasurer David Lillard said he was unaware of the investment until he was contacted by the Chicago Sun-Times. The newspaper reported that more than a dozen public pension funds invested in marijuana through a California-based […]

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American public pension funds invest in cannabis through California-based REIT

More than a dozen public pension funds are investing in marijuana through a California real estate investment trust (REIT), a sign that institutional investors wielding billions of dollars in state funds are comfortable pumping money into the cannabis industry. The public pension funds for government employees represent a broad range of states – from California, […]

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