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Wine Country Fires Hit Northern California Cannabis Industry Hard

By Phillip Smith The wildfires raging through Northern California’s Wine Country these past weeks have killed at least 41 people, left dozens missing, and thousands burned out of their homes. They have also put a significant hurt on the region’s namesake wine industry, and its up-and-coming country cousin, the weed […]

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Pennsylvania: First Medical Cannabis Grower/Processor To Begin Production

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today approved Cresco Yeltrah to begin growing and processing medical marijuana at its Jefferson County location, making it the first facility to be deemed fully operational in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program. “Every day we hear from patients who are desperately waiting for medical marijuana to help […]

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Michigan: Medical Marijuana Business Application Info Released By LARA

Just days ahead of her appearance at the MICBD Conference in Ann Arbor, the Director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has authorized the release of new information regarding the process of applying to become a medical marijuana business under Michigan’s new MMFLA licensing system. The Medical Marihuana […]

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Michigan: LARA Issues Advisory On Marijuana Testing Facilities

An advisory issued today by Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) provides additional guidance toward businesses in or hoping to become part of Michigan’s medical marijuana business economy. The advisory provides a brief set of rules regarding the testing of cannabis products, and when in the supply chain […]

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Cryptocurrency For Cannabis?

Legal marijuana dispensaries have struggled with not being able to accept cards (such as credit card or debit card) payments for their products. While dispensaries are perfectly legal in certain states according to state law, taking electronic payments for them (specifically debit card and credit card payments) are not possible […]

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Longtime Activist Launches Cannabis News Portal

I received the following press release in regards to legendary cannabis activist Tom Angell’s new endeavor. Show him some love! Below is more information: An activist who has helped to lead the marijuana legalization movement for more than 15 years is launching a new cannabis-focused news outlet. Since January, Tom […]

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A Third Medical Cannabis Dispensary Is Licensed In Hawaii

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has issued a formal notice to proceed to Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC today after the dispensary completed laboratory testing requirements and passed its final onsite inspection. Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC is the third licensed medical cannabis dispensary in the state (and the […]

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MA: Upcoming Listening Sessions With The Cannabis Control Commission

I received the following alert out of Massachusetts: The Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) is planning a series of “Listening Sessions” across the state in October and November. The CCC’s goal is to “hear from members of the public regarding the content of future proposed regulations regarding adult use of marijuana.” Please try […]

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Michigan: More MMFLA Information On Stacking Licenses Released

In a press release today the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation (BMMR) announced they will allow cannabis superfarms to be constructed in Michigan by allowing an entity to receive multiple 1,500-plant growing licenses, and that those plants can be aggregated together in a single growing environment. The MMFLA is Michigan’s […]