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Chart: Fiercely competitive medical cannabis industry emerging in Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s medical marijuana industry is shaping up to be one of the most unique MMJ markets in the nation, with a large number of players vying for attention. Just three months after voters approved State Question 788 – a ballot initiative legalizing medical marijuana in Oklahoma – regulators have awarded more than 1,100 business licenses […]

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Cashing in on the CBD craze: What you should know

If it seems you’re seeing CBD everywhere these days, you are.

CBD products are in grocery stores, convenience stores and chiropractic offices. The letters are splashed across storefronts even in the most cannabis-averse jurisdictions – such as Kansas and South Carolina.

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Week in Review: OK medical cannabis licensing boom, DEA shifts on some CBD & New York allows MMJ as opioid alternative

Oklahoma approves more than 1,100 medical marijuana businesses, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration moves certain CBD medicines off Schedule 1, and New York’s governor signs legislation allowing MMJ as an alternative to opioids. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the cannabis industry this week. Oklahoma ‘free-for-all’ The numbers are mind-boggling: As of […]

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Behind the Cover: Photos from Marijuana Business Magazine’s September 2018 Issue

In the latest issue of Marijuana Business Magazine, we went behind the scenes in some of the most innovative spaces in the marijuana and hemp industries. Click through this slideshow to see more photos from our visit to the Kazmira CBD company, a cannabis-trimming robot from Bloom Automation and an organic farm in Oregon that’s making […]

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DEA moves some CBD medicines off Schedule 1, a limited expansion of cannabis access

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has taken some cannabidiol off the most restrictive class of controlled substances, a move that allows the sale of the first nonsynthetic, cannabis-derived medicine to win federal approval.

It’s a decision that immediately affects CBD producers but also signals the agency’s first admission that the plant has medical value.

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Weekly Deal Watch: Cannabis real estate a hot target for investment

Cannabis real estate is attracting early money from investors, as funds continue to “bet” on this part of newly legal markets. This weekly series from Marijuana Business Daily and Viridian Capital Advisors provides the latest data on cannabis investment activity and M&A, along with key takeaways, analysis and trends based on recent market moves.

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Why marijuana infused businesses have experienced testing and labeling challenges in California

The Golden State’s cannabis-infused products makers have weathered some strong winds recently stemming from new testing requirements, and it’s an issue marijuana businesses in other markets should pay attention to as different states experiment with rules surrounding lab tests. According to California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), 32.9% of edibles, tinctures and lotions samples have […]

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Chart: Strong support for marijuana legalization ballot initiatives ahead of 2018 election

This has the possibility to be another banner year for the cannabis legalization movement, with up to six states potentially legalizing some form of cannabis by the end of 2018. Vermont and Oklahoma already passed legalization measures earlier in the year, for recreational and medical marijuana, respectively. Meanwhile, advocates in Missouri and Utah gathered enough […]

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Some outdoor marijuana growers finding success using all-natural, ‘closed-loop’ approach

There are many ways for indoor and greenhouse marijuana growers to be sustainable, but few types of grows are more environmentally friendly and inexpensive to run than an outdoor, closed-loop farm. On a closed-loop farm, everything on the premises goes back into the land. For example, plants are grown on the farm to be used in nutrient mixes, composts and pest repellents, and excrement from farm animals, say, alpacas are used in compost.

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