Recreational Marijuana News

California issues recalls for 29 marijuana firms caught in Sequoia Labs fallout

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) this week identified 29 separate companies that have been told to recall marijuana products after Sacramento-based Sequoia Analytical Labs’ said its former lab director falsified pesticide test results. The BCC also released a list of 848 product batches that were tested by Sequoia after June 30 and may be subject to […]

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California marijuana industry braces for ‘another enormous burden’ from next phase of testing costs

A new round of regulations in California will cause laboratory testing fees to increase more than 40%-55% for some of the state’s licensed cannabis cultivators as well as makers of concentrates and infused products, according to industry experts. The so-called Phase 3 rules take effect Dec. 31. They require all harvested cannabis and marijuana products […]

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Cannabis company Terra Tech sued for alleged theft, deceptive finances

A businesswoman in Reno, Nevada, is suing Terra Tech, accusing the California-based, vertically integrated marijuana company and various defendants connected to the firm of alleged theft, stock manipulation and filing false reports with government agencies, a local TV station reported. According to the lawsuit filed by Heidi Loeb Hegerich in Washoe County District Court, Terra Tech “has a long […]

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NY gov wants to legalize adult-use cannabis in 2019, creating $1.7 billion market

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he’d like to see the legalization of adult-use marijuana in the state early next year, which could create a $1.7 billion market, generate significant new business opportunities in the cannabis industry and curtail the state’s thriving illicit market. According to the New York Times, Cuomo made the announcement Monday during […]

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Pesticides spur MA medical marijuana retail closures; 700 batches failed CA testing

Cannabis cultivators, product manufacturers, retailers and laboratories coast-to-coast are facing closure, failed mandatory tests and increased scrutiny from regulators over pesticide concerns. In Massachusetts, the state’s health department ordered medical marijuana dispensaries in Mashpee and Plymouth to shut because of concerns a cultivation facility used pesticides, which is prohibited for MMJ cultivation under state regulations. According […]

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Washington state regulators approve new rules for marijuana edibles

After months of back and forth with cannabis-infused products makers and MJ trade associations, the Washington state Liquor and Cannabis Board approved new packaging, labeling and product design regulations for edibles. The rules: Designate approved colors and shapes for edible products. Specify approved font, background and accent colors for edible packaging and labeling. Provide guidelines […]

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Massachusetts cannabis shops cap customer purchases amid limited supply

Massachusetts’ two recreational marijuana retailers are putting a cap on the amount of marijuana customers can buy. Cultivate in Leicester joins New England Treatment Access (NETA) in Northampton in limiting purchases because of supply concerns. Cultivate’s customers are permitted to purchase only half an ounce of flower per person. More details about Massachusetts stores limiting purchase […]

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California regulators OK statewide marijuana delivery in draft of final rules

In the final drafts of California’s cannabis business regulations, regulators approved statewide marijuana deliveries, even in areas that ban cannabis. The rules will not be completely finalized until approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL), which may not be until sometime in January. Many believe statewide delivery – one of the most debated issues involving […]

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Massachusetts recreational marijuana stores bring in $2.6M in second week of sales

The newly launched adult-use cannabis market in Massachusetts hit $2.6 million in sales during the second week of sales, according to figures released by the state’s Cannabis Control Commission. Data also shows that since Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana market launched Nov. 20, there have been just over $4.8 million in sales at the two stores that […]

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Facebook, Instagram deactivate accounts for some MA cannabis businesses

Facebook and Instagram accounts for at least six marijuana companies in Massachusetts have reportedly been deactivated, including Cultivate and New England Treatment Access (NETA), which were the first two stores in the state allowed to begin selling recreational cannabis on Nov. 20. Cultivate Chief Operating Officer Robert Lally told community members at a meeting held to discuss traffic snarls […]

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Chart: Dozens of marijuana licenses at risk after Oregon inspections

More than a quarter of Oregon’s outdoor recreational marijuana producers had deficiencies or potential compliance violations in their harvest processes, according to the results of Operation Good Harvest – the state’s effort to observe and inspect the 2018 outdoor cannabis harvest. Of the 354 licensed outdoor recreational grow sites inspected by the Oregon Liquor Control […]

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