Recreational Marijuana News

Recreational Marijuana News

Uruguay kicks off recreational marijuana sales

Marijuana aficionados lined up at pharmacies across Uruguay on Wednesday to be among the first in the South American nation to legally buy cannabis as a law regulating its sale took full effect. Customers showed off blue-and-white envelopes containing the substance, which is now available as part a 2013 measure that made Uruguay the first […]

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A Canadian marijuana growth strategy: Q&A with Canopy CEO Bruce Linton

By Omar Sacirbey

Canada’s biggest medical marijuana producer, Canopy Growth in Smith Falls, Ontario, serves more than one third of the nation’s MMJ patients and generated 203 million Canadian dollars ($160 million) in revenue last year.

But the company also lost CA$16.7 million.

How? An aggressive expansion plan.

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Marijuana Business Daily expands into Canada

Marijuana Business Daily has expanded into Canada by hiring a full-time reporter to write in-depth stories and analysis about the country’s fast-growing cannabis industry. Matt Lamers, who has worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers and magazines in several countries, will focus on writing for Canadian marijuana business executives, investors and entrepreneurs looking to […]

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Massachusetts allots $2M to recreational cannabis commission

Massachusetts will funnel $2 million into a state marijuana commission tasked with implementing the state’s recreational cannabis law. The funding is part of a compromise budget lawmakers passed last week. The budget compromise could lead to the resumption of negotiations between a House-Senate committee on regulations tied to the adult-use marijuana law approved by Massachusetts voters last […]

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Colorado awards first cannabis transporter licenses

Colorado regulators granted Green Parcel Service and Colorado Logistics marijuana transporter licenses under a new state law.

The law, which took effect July 1, created a new class of licenses that allow independent companies to provide logistics, distribution and storage services to licensed retail and medical marijuana businesses in Colorado.

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California cannabis rules taking shape: Q&A with MJ attorney Khurshid Khoja

By John Schroyer

California took a big step forward in June by passing a law designed to streamline government oversight for the state’s medical and recreational marijuana industries.

Because the new measure combines two laws, it’s complicated.

So Marijuana Business Daily enlisted cannabis attorney Khurshid Khoja to help break it down.

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