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Marijuana Business

Medical Cannabis Commerce Starts in Hawaii

This week scored a mark in history for medical cannabis patients in the Aloha State. Initial sales went into effect on Tuesday on Maui and Wednesday on Oahu at two of the state-licensed dispensaries on the island chain. Although eight dispensaries have been granted licenses by the state’s Department of […]

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Marijuana Business

OLCC’s Two-Faced Concern For The Children

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, also tasked with the regulation of all things cannabis, recently released an update to its guidance about strain naming. We can’t have marijuana appealing to the children when it’s sold in an adults-only store that checks ID, goes the reasoning, so we have to ban […]

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Marijuana Business

Why Are Cannabis Shops Mainly In Poor Neighborhoods?

By Phillip Smith Recreational marijuana retail sales outlets are disproportionately located in poor neighborhoods. That’s what the industry journal Marijuana Business Daily found when it recently analyzed the their distribution in two of the first major cities to host legal pot shops. In Seattle, the Daily found that 40% of pot shops were in zip codes […]

Marijuana Business

First Hawaiian Cannabis Lab Certified, Safe Access Coming Soon

Cannabis science, testing and analytics giant Steep Hill Laboratories announced earlier this week they have received the green light to begin cannabis testing operations in the State of Hawaii. The movement couldn’t have come too soon for patients and dispensary operators. Hawaii’s medical cannabis program started in 2000. Dispensaries were […]

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A California Ghost Town Bought By AZ Cannabis Company

A tiny ghost town in the desert of southern California was purchased by an Arizona-based cannabis company for a cool $5 million. Located just 50 miles from Las Vegas off of Interstate 15, the small town had been for sale since 2015. The purchase includes the town and 120 acres […]

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Marijuana Business

Cannabis Investors Smell Opportunities in Europe

Forward-thinking American business investors have had their eyes on the cannabis market for a few years now, looking critically at emerging laws and technologies in traditional places like Colorado, California, Oregon and British Columbia, among others. As the snowball of change has grown around the world, these initial entrepreneurs have […]

Marijuana Business

Lansing Council To Debate New Dispensary Ordinance On August 14

Proposed regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries would prevent Lansing from issuing any licenses until 2018, and the draft ordinance outlining that program will be debated with public input on August 14. The City Council approved the meeting in a 5-3 vote on Monday evening, as reported by the Lansing State Journal. […]