Recreational Marijuana News

Smaller California marijuana farmers form co-ops to save on costs, compete with large growers

As corporate cultivation operations in California continue to expand, small cannabis growers in the Golden State are banding together to develop cooperatives in an attempt to gain a competitive edge against their large-scale rivals. Co-ops present pros and cons for smaller marijuana growers. But those who are making the move point to these factors: By […]

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Marijuana industry veteran Ean Seeb tapped to lead Colorado’s MJ policy

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis selected cannabis industry veteran Ean Seeb to lead the state’s cannabis policy. Seeb was co-owner of one of Denver’s original cannabis retailers, Denver Relief, before it was sold. He also was co-founder of Denver Relief Consulting and twice served as chair of the National Cannabis Industry Association. Seeb doesn’t have an […]

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Adult use in NJ a no-go for now, AR medical cannabis sales launch, new states allow edibles & more

New Jersey legislators abandon their current efforts to legalize recreational cannabis, Arkansas finally sees its first medical marijuana sales, MJ-infused edibles expand into new states – plus other important news from around the industry.   No-go in NJ Garden State lawmakers conceded that legalizing adult-use marijuana isn’t going to happen via a legislative move in the […]

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Cannabis firm Indus acquires multistate concentrate, vaporizer brand for $20M

California marijuana supplier Indus Holdings expanded its operations to Nevada and Oregon by signing an agreement to acquire the assets of W The Brand, a manufacturer and distributor of marijuana concentrates, cartridges and disposable pens, for $20 million in stock and cash. Here’s what you need to know: Salinas-based Indus will gain a 24,000-square-foot cultivation […]

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AK cannabis regulators float on-site consumption, testing, tracking rule changes

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board is seeking public comment by June 19 on proposed changes to the state’s rules for on-site cannabis consumption spaces and the testing and tracking of marijuana. Among other changes, regulators recommend: Allowing retail stores not in freestanding buildings to have on-site consumption of edibles only. Increasing the cost of the license […]

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California marijuana sales a far cry from state’s projections

California is paying a price for the shaky rollout of its legal recreational marijuana market. State budget documents show Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration is sharply scaling back what it expects to collect in cannabis tax revenue through June 2020 – in all, a $223 million cut from projections only four months ago. The state projects […]

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Michigan AG forms group to ease implementation of recreational cannabis law

Michigan’s attorney general has created a marijuana work group to study and reevaluate adult-use marijuana rules and regulations, with the aim of avoiding “the years of uncertainty” that followed the 2008 passage of the state’s medical cannabis law. According to The Oakland Press, the group, chaired by AG Dana Nessel, will be tasked with making […]

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Nevada marijuana companies push for state to redo license selection process

Some cannabis businesses that lost out when Nevada awarded 61 new dispensary licenses last December are ratcheting up pressure in court for the state to redo the selection process. A filing this week in a lawsuit brought by Las Vegas cannabis retailers Planet 13 and The Dispensary accuses state tax officials of improperly having temporary […]

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