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Maryland medical marijuana company has license reinstated

MaryMed has been given another chance at Maryland’s medical marijuana market after a judge ruled that the MMJ company likely didn’t violate the law. The Baltimore Business Journal reported the Dorchester-based company received preapproval from state regulators in 2016 to open cultivation, retail and processing operations. But the licenses were rejected after the state began […]

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Marijuana REIT, Vireo involved in $5.8 million property deal in Pennsylvania

Innovative Industrial Properties, a San Diego-based real estate investment trust (REIT) that deals with medical marijuana growers, acquired an 89,000-square-foot industrial space in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for $5.8 million as part of a sale-leaseback transaction. According to a news release, Innovative Industrial Property will lease the property to a subsidiary of Vireo Health, a multistate MMJ company. […]

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Pennsylvania medical cannabis grower drops suit but not the battle

A medical marijuana company that failed to win a Pennsylvania cultivation license has dropped a lawsuit against the state’s health department demanding the agency revoke a license awarded to another grower. Scranton-based BrightStar Biomedics charged in a lawsuit filed last month that Pennsylvania Medical Solutions didn’t disclose on its application that it was under criminal […]

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Out-of-state companies making a run for Ohio’s medical marijuana licenses

By Bart Schaneman Out-of-state medical cannabis companies are jumping into the nascent Ohio market because the state lacks a residency requirement for business owners. While a majority of the applicants are listed as Ohio-based companies, at least a dozen either have an out-of-state business address or are connected to companies based elsewhere.

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Pennsylvania medical marijuana licensing process faces legal tests

Pennsylvania has two legal challenges to deal with regarding licensing decisions for hotly contested medical marijuana business permits. Two lawsuits were filed Friday against the state’s Office of Medical Marijuana: BrightStar Biomedics is challenging the cultivation license given to Pennsylvania Medical Solutions, a subsidiary of Minnesota-based Vireo Health, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. BrightStar takes exception to […]

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Judge allows case with ex-execs at marijuana firm Vireo to proceed

A Minnesota judge has given the green light for an interstate marijuana smuggling case to move forward. Judge Kathleen Mottl denied legal motions filed on behalf of two former employees of Vireo Health – a multistate medical marijuana producer – seeking the dismissal of criminal charges in the illegal cannabis transportation case, The Journal News of New […]

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Could medical marijuana company’s past haunt its future?

By Omar Sacirbey

Vireo Health, a multistate medical marijuana business, has aggressive expansion plans. But the Minnesota company’s goals could be undermined by two former executives whom prosecutors allege moved cannabis across state lines, a violation of federal law.

There has already been fallout, and industry observers say there’s potential for more.

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Trouble surrounds two medical marijuana firms with Vireo ties

Cannabis cultivation companies in Maryland and Pennsylvania are involved in controversies because of their ties to multistate medical marijuana company Vireo Health. MaryMed, a medical cannabis cultivation licensee in Maryland formerly owned by Vireo, was told it won’t receive its final license, while MMJ regulators in Pennsylvania are under fire for awarding a grow license to […]

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Medical marijuana business advertises in New York subways

A New York medical marijuana company is going underground. But legally. Vireo Health of New York, one of the state’s five licensed MMJ companies, on Monday launched a large-scale medical cannabis advertising campaign in the New York City subway system that targets nearly 100 stations with posters touting MMJ. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which oversees the […]

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Vireo gets nod to operate NY’s first medical cannabis delivery service

Regulators have given Vireo Health of New York the go-ahead to deliver medical marijuana to its patients, making it the first cannabis business in the state to get such approval. Vireo’s delivery service comes in response to a new state regulation intended to boost New York’s struggling MMJ program by making the medicine more accessible […]

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MMJ Company Appealing to Google Over Rejected Online Ads

Vireo Health, one of the five licensed medical cannabis businesses in New York, is trying to persuade Google to change its mind about running ads from the company. Google has rejected proposed ads from Vireo seven times now, pointing to policies that ban the “promotion of substances that alter mental state for the purpose of recreation.” But […]

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