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Days after opening, Maryland medical marijuana dispensaries sell out of product

The celebration at most of Maryland’s medical marijuana dispensaries didn’t last long. After a four-year-plus wait, medical cannabis sales at a handful of the state’s 10 fully licensed dispensaries began Friday to patients who waited in line for hours. But dispensary owners didn’t receive as much product as hoped and were forced to limit customers to […]

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Canada’s largest pharmacy chain inks ‘game-changing’ medical marijuana distribution deal

Medical marijuana could soon be available through the online store of Canada’s largest pharmacy chain in what analysts are calling a groundbreaking deal for the MMJ industry. Aphria is set to supply the medical cannabis, including leaf and oil, for Toronto-based Shoppers Drug Mart. The Ontario-based licensed producer will be designated as the “preferred” supplier […]

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Chart: How California’s largest cities are regulating recreational marijuana

California’s recreational marijuana program is set to launch Jan. 1, and lawmakers have laid the regulatory foundation to govern the new industry at the state level. But at the local level – where municipalities can further regulate or even outright ban marijuana businesses – California’s largest cities are in varying stages of the rulemaking process.

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Canadian rec marijuana retail opportunities: Ontario gloom versus ‘Alberta euphoria’

Cannabis retailers face starkly different futures in Canada as West Coast entrepreneurs prepare for a retail cannabis “gold rush,” while their counterparts in Ontario dig in – or in some cases hit the road – ahead of that province’s promised crackdown on dispensaries. Private capital already is leaving Ontario and pouring into Western Canada as […]

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Week in Review: New Jersey rec MJ legalization, Indiana hemp chaos & cannabis + wine

New Jersey’s governor-elect appoints a marijuana advocate to a key position, Indiana hemp retailers are ordered to remove CBD products from their shelves, and an Oregon judge allows a vineyard’s lawsuit against a planned cannabis grow to continue. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Keeping […]

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Supply issues loom as Maryland preps for imminent medical marijuana sales

Some Maryland medical marijuana dispensary owners expect to begin sales as soon as Friday. But concerns over supply have several owners planning to ration the amount they can sell. Sales will start as soon as cultivators and processors can supply the medical cannabis. At least a few dispensaries are telling patients to expect deliveries by […]

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Flower power: Canada’s new hemp rules boost CBD production, but limits remain

Canada’s hemp market is about to skyrocket under new regulations that allow the nation’s farmers to use the plant’s flower for cannabidiol extraction. The proposal has farmers and cannabis companies scrambling to capitalize on the change. “This changes everything,” said Jenn Larry, president of CBD Strategy Group, a Montreal-based consulting firm for cannabis companies. “We’ve been growing hemp […]

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FAQ: What business owners need to know about California’s new marijuana regulations

The latest version of the California state marijuana market regulations were released earlier this month, and there’s a sea of particulars for cannabis entrepreneurs to wade through. The California market – already the biggest on Earth – will officially launch on New Year’s Day, meaning that companies wanting to participate have a good bit of […]

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Chart: Value of largest Canadian, US marijuana companies

A limited number of medical marijuana producers in Canada, combined with rising patient counts, growing MMJ sales and impending federal legalization of adult use, have enabled the country’s licensed cannabis companies to grow much larger than their U.S. counterparts.

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