Recreational Marijuana News

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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Colorado lawmakers give final OK to bill allowing social use of marijuana

Colorado lawmakers have signed off on a bill to allow retail cannabis stores, hotels, restaurants and other businesses to apply for marijuana social consumption areas. House Bill 1230 moved through the Colorado Legislature after the House approved changes made in the state Senate. It now heads to Gov. Jared Polis, who is expected to sign the legislation, Denver […]

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Oregon marijuana company reaches agreement in suit with former partner

Oregrown, a vertically integrated cannabis company in Bend, Oregon, settled a dispute with former grower and business partner Justin Crawn. The company agreed to dismiss its lawsuit against Crawn, including all court fees and outstanding claims. The Bend Bulletin reports that the original suit filed by Oregrown in August sought $2.7 million in damages. Crawn […]

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Washington state cannabis retailers’ pesticide tests proving disruptive for processors

The practice of self-testing products for pesticides and other toxins by some Washington state marijuana retailers appears to be disrupting the market for cannabis producers and processors, particularly those working in the extraction space. Growers and manufacturers who have been exposed for selling unclean products have seen their revenues take a hit and scrambled to […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: Honing IL legalization language, taking reservations in Massachusetts, hempseeds enter space & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: LEARNING THE LANGUAGE: Substantial language to incorporate into a bill legalizing adult-use marijuana in Illinois could come as early as Tuesday, according to one of its key proponents. In early April, an Illinois Senate panel advanced a placeholder legalization bill that […]

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Andy Williams tapped as CEO of cannabis firm Medicine Man Technologies

Medicine Man Technologies, a Denver-based cannabis consulting firm, appointed co-founder Andy Williams as chief executive. Williams served as interim CEO after the abrupt death of Brett Roper in December. In the interim role, Williams oversaw the pending acquisition of MedPharm Holdings, an intellectual property development and holding company focused on cannabis research and product development. That deal, […]

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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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