Recreational Marijuana News

Michigan regulators polling prospective recreational marijuana licensees

Michigan cannabis officials are surveying potential adult-use marijuana business license applicants to ensure the department is adequately staffed to handle the application process for permits. According to MLive.com, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) is seeking answers to a variety of questions, including: “Would you apply for an adult-use (recreational) establishment license if the […]

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Maine draft rules would limit adult-use marijuana business licenses to state residents

Maine’s proposed rules around the sale of recreational cannabis would for the first two years limit licenses to state residents. After the release of the state’s long-awaited draft rules on Monday, regulators asked for comment from the public, which is an opportunity for cannabis business owners to offer feedback. Maine residents voted in favor of […]

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Idaho lumber business sues Massachusetts marijuana firm over logo similarity

A Boise, Idaho-based lumber company is suing New England Treatment Access (NETA), a Massachusetts medical and recreational cannabis company, for trademark infringement. The situation underscores why marijuana firms must perform legal due diligence when creating logos or other marketing materials – or face similar lawsuits. The Daily Hampshire Gazette of Northampton, Massachusetts, reported the Boise Cascade […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: AG’s on the clock, bevy of legislation, medical MJ lottery, Harvest Health earnings & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: BARR DEADLINE: Wednesday is the deadline set by a group of senators for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to give them answers about increasing the number of federally authorized growers of marijuana for research purposes. In a letter sent to Barr earlier this […]

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Oregon cannabis regulators consider stiffening noncompliance penalties

Oregon is calling out licensed recreational marijuana operators who fail to follow the law. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), which regulates the state’s legal cannabis industry, noted at its monthly meeting that there “remains significant noncompliance by marijuana licensees failing to abide by the state’s laws and rules.” According to a news release, the […]

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California licensing snafu could cost cannabis growers thousands in lost revenue, possible shutdowns

California’s marijuana growers are at risk of losing thousands of dollars in revenue as scores of temporary business licenses expire each day before the state can replace them with annual permits. That leaves many cultivators trapped in a licensing logjam with a difficult choice: Continue operating with expired permits – or shut down. This is […]

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Large California marijuana grow loses business license after code violations

A sizable cannabis cultivation operation on the Central California coast may find itself out of business after county supervisors voted to revoke the company’s permit. The situation highlights why MJ businesses in the state must remain vigilant and ready to prove they are operating under local code regulations. According to The (San Luis Obispo) Tribune, the […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: German medical cannabis contracts, CBD self-regulation, MMJ group’s bank account closed & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: MAKING IT OFFICIAL: Contracts between Germany’s Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices and the three companies it tentatively selected to cultivate and distribute its medical cannabis could be formalized as early as Wednesday after a mandatory 10-day appeals process expires. […]

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New Jersey will need 100 cannabis growers if adult use is legalized, regulators say

If New Jersey legalizes recreational marijuana, a move that’s been discussed for months and has a new deadline, roughly 100 new cannabis cultivators would be needed, according to an estimate from state officials. That’s in addition to the 35 or so growers needed to supply the expected expansion of the medical cannabis program. According to […]

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Oregon lawmakers reject plan to restrict recreational cannabis supply

The Oregon Senate shot down a plan to limit the state’s supply of legal, adult-use marijuana, which would have benefited cannabis companies with an established foothold in the state. The proposal was a response to a rampant oversupply of marijuana that’s caused prices in the state to plummet. The measure would have allowed the state […]

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Chart: Low prices, lack of investment stifle cannabis growing capacity in Washington state

Many of Washington state’s recreational cannabis cultivators are using half or less of their licensed canopy, driven in part by low wholesale prices and a dearth of available capital investment, according to a report conducted by the state’s regulators. Over the course of a year, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) surveyed 1,155 […]

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