Seven Michigan municipalities reject adult-use cannabis

Seven of 10 Michigan communities on Tuesday voted to ban the use of recreational marijuana in their municipalities, the Detroit Free Press reported, a development that is expected to dampen adult-use MJ sales when they begin in 2020. Michigan voters legalized recreational use of marijuana in 2018 by a margin of 56%-44%, but municipalities are allowed to decide whether they will permit recreational sales and also can limit the number rec retailers.

 

Large marijuana firms dominate Missouri business applications 

Multistate cannabis operators filed the largest number of applications for medical cannabis licenses in Missouri, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Examples: Cresco Labs, 30 applications; Verano Holdings, 18; Grassroots, 14; Harvest Health & Recreation, 11; and Curaleaf, eight. Some licenses are expected to be awarded by year-end.

Alaska blocks cannabis suspected of containing pesticides

Alaska officials are investigating a marijuana grower in the state for potentially distributing cannabis products cultivated with pesticides. The state Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office ordered marijuana retail to remove and quarantine all packages originating from Calm N Collective.

– Associated Press

MA judge: Medical marijuana products exempt from vaping ban

A Massachusetts judge ruled Tuesday that the state’s ban on the sale of vaping products can’t be enforced on registered medical cannabis patients. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins said marijuana card holders seeking to purchase cannabis vape products should be exempt from the state’s four-month ban. Massachusetts’ governor issued the emergency ban in September in response to lung illnesses attributed to the use of e-cigarette products.

– Associated Press

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