Ancillary Marijuana Companies

Judge halts Nevada marijuana regulators’ distribution plan

Kevin Huhn  | August 14, 2017

Nevada marijuana regulators won’t be able to issue cannabis distribution licenses to businesses other than liquor wholesalers after all.

A judge has sided with the Independent Alcohol Distributors of Nevada, who by law have exclusive rights to deliver recreational marijuana to sellers for 18 months, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

The ruling came the day …

Applications open for Canadian marijuana business accelerator

Matt Lamers  | August 10, 2017

Budding cannabis entrepreneurs in Canada have a new resource to help get their businesses launched, thanks to some established players in the nation’s marijuana industry.

Leaf Forward, which claims to be the country’s first cannabis business accelerator program, will provide early stage ancillary businesses with mentoring, networking and learning opportunities. The program doesn’t provide …

Arkansas medical cannabis industry group forms 

Bart Schaneman  | August 9, 2017

A former Arkansas attorney general and the chair of the medical board are part of a new group representing entities doing business in the state’s fledgling medical marijuana industry.

Ex-state AG Dustin McDaniel and Medical Board Chairman Dr. Steven Cathey are among the seven board members for the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association announced Wednesday.

The association’s acting executive …

Arkansas medical cannabis trade group creates physician locator

Omar Sacirbey  | August 3, 2017

In an effort to help Arkansas medical marijuana businesses drum up patients, the state’s cannabis industry trade association has compiled an online map listing doctors in the state who are willing to write MMJ certifications.

The Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association created the map, which currently includes nine doctors, according to Fort …

Marijuana company buys California town envisioning cannabis Epcot Center

John Schroyer  | August 3, 2017

By John Schroyer

An Arizona-based ancillary marijuana company said Thursday it’s taken the arguably historic step of purchasing an entire town with the aim of transforming it into a cannabis tourism mecca.

American Green, based in Phoenix, paid $5 million for the 80-acre town of Nipton near the California-Nevada border.

Week in Review: Lawsuit to legalize cannabis, judge sidesteps Nevada dispute & High Times + Nasdaq

John Schroyer  | July 28, 2017

By John Schroyer, Bart Schaneman and Omar Sacirbey

A lawsuit against the U.S. government could lead to national legalization of cannabis, a judge refuses to intervene in Nevada’s recreational marijuana conflict, and High Times magazine hopes to be publicly traded.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Ohio OKs funding for medical marijuana seed-to-sale system

Bart Schaneman  | July 26, 2017

Ohio’s medical marijuana budget swelled to $11 million after state regulators received approval to spend an additional $6 million over the next two years, including the purchase of a seed-to-sale tracking system.

The funding for the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program is on top of the previously approved $5 million.

The largest sum …

Establishing cannabis industry standards: Q&A with NACB President Andrew Kline

Bart Schaneman  | July 6, 2017

By Bart Schaneman

A new self-regulatory organization aims to tackle a problem plaguing the cannabis industry: a lack of industrywide standards governing areas such as packaging, accounting and public safety.

It also hopes to play a role in resolving another issue: federal government interference.