Recreational Marijuana News

WA extends Leaf Data Systems cannabis contract to work on software release

Washington state regulators lengthened the contract for Leaf Data Systems, the seed-to-sale tracking program offered by Denver-based MJ Freeway, requiring the company to focus on stabilizing and fixing the system after the software experienced challenges during a July release. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) amended the contract with MJ Freeway, extending it from […]

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Recreational marijuana sales and business licenses trending upward in Colorado

Adult-use cannabis sales account for an increasing portion of overall legal marijuana commerce in Colorado, according to new state data, with the number of adult-use MJ business licenses also on the rise. Based on an annual update from the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division, 66% of the total pounds of marijuana flower and 86% of the total […]

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California’s enforcement efforts against illicit marijuana market having a so-so impact for legal businesses

Raids, arrests, seizures and fines have caught the attention of the California cannabis industry in recent months, as the state’s legal marijuana market continues to grapple with financial challenges caused by business lost to the state’s enormous number of illicit MJ companies. How big a hit to the bottom line are licensed marijuana firms taking […]

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California regulators reopen funding for cannabis social equity programs

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control is reopening the application period for cities and counties to apply for a portion of $10 million in state funds. The funds were set aside last year to support social equity programs in the cannabis industry. The grant money, which was established last year by the Legislature, was originally […]

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California marijuana track-and-trace data to remain confidential

The vast majority of California’s data from its cannabis track-and-trace system will be kept out of the public domain, according to a top state regulator. That may surprise or disappoint those in the marijuana industry who expected to get a clearer picture of the legal supply chain later this year. Licensed operators are uploading their […]

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California seized $30 million in illegal marijuana since 2018

California authorities seized $30 million worth of unlicensed cannabis products since the rollout of the state’s legal market in January 2018, but industry insiders say that’s far short of what’s needed to stamp out the black market. The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) worked with local law enforcement agencies to serve 25 warrants against unlicensed […]

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Former MedMen executives join high-profile marijuana companies

Two more MedMen executives have left the California-based company for other cannabis industry jobs: Toronto-based Flower One Holdings announced that Kellen O’Keefe, ex-MedMen senior vice president of business development, joined its team as chief strategy officer. Meanwhile, Acreage Holdings, a New York-based multistate operator, announced it hired MedMen’s former senior vice president of technology, Alfred Miranda, as its […]

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Second lawsuit filed over California marijuana delivery rule

A licensed California cannabis company sued Santa Cruz County, claiming the governmental body is violating state law by prohibiting deliveries from out-of-county retailers into a swath of unincorporated areas. The East of Eden Cannabis Co. lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Santa Cruz County is the latest development in a thorny legal fight over who […]

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