Recreational Marijuana News

Local control could become an issue if Michigan legalizes recreational cannabis

Will local governments have the power to unilaterally ban marijuana companies if a recreational legalization ballot measure is approved in Michigan in November? The answer seems to be up in the air, according to Detroit TV station WDIV. “One interpretation says all communities are opted in automatically until they opt out. The other interpretation is […]

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Registered but unlicensed cannabis grow raided in Northern California

A commercial cannabis grow in California that had been legally registered and apparently attempted to obtain legal permits was recently raided by local law enforcement agents after a county ban on marijuana cultivation took effect. Calaveras County Sheriff’s deputies raided a grow in Railroad Flat and seized more than 1,300 cannabis plants, as well as […]

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Alaska eyes new tax tier for cannabis cultivators in face of black-market demand

Alaska’s Department of Revenue is mulling a third tax tier for cannabis cultivators in an apparent bid to make the state’s legal marijuana prices more competitive with the black market. That’s according to Ken Alper, director of the state’s tax division, who was speaking at Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board on Wednesday. Here are the basics […]

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Vermont medical marijuana patient count plateaus; some blame recreational MJ

Vermont’s medical cannabis patient registry growth has plateaued in recent months at roughly 6,000, and it’s not showing any signs of picking back up any time soon. The change may stem from the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana consumption come July 1, the Burlington Free Press reported. It isn’t a good sign for Vermont’s MMJ […]

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Colorado gov’s veto could drive marijuana businesses out of state, officials warn

After Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper quashed a bill that would have allowed publicly traded companies to invest in the state’s marijuana industry, local cannabis companies are threatening to move to other states.

Cannabis industry representatives joined state lawmakers and patient advocates at a news conference Thursday to voice their displeasure with the governor’s vetoes of three marijuana-related bills the industry supported, the Denver Business Journal reported.

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California regulatory reversal: New marijuana delivery rules highlight Eaze’s political pull

New cannabis rules in California released Tuesday highlight again how fractious the state’s industry remains. The regulations also put the spotlight on the political influence wielded by a technology company that isn’t governed by the rules it has been lobbying to change. Several cannabis industry insiders say the updated regulations – issued by the state […]

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California initiates insurance program for marijuana businesses

California rolled out an insurance program for licensed cannabis companies that’s designed to deliver much-needed coverage to many marijuana businesses that have had a hard time obtaining it. The program, called the Cannabis Business Owners Policy (CannaBOP), is an avenue for MJ companies to obtain property and liability coverage, according to a news release. CannaBOP, introduced Monday, […]

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