Berkeley Patients Group’s journey: Behind the scenes at California dispensary’s recreational MJ launch

(This is the second installment in a series chronicling the challenges and successes one prominent dispensary – Berkeley Patients Group – is experiencing as it transitions from California’s unregulated marijuana market to a statewide regulated industry. Read Part I here.) The official launch of recreational marijuana sales in the largest market in the United States is […]

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Cannabis churches on the rise in California as alternative to dispensaries

Small-scale churches that specialize in marijuana are becoming increasingly common across California, creating yet more competition for retailers that want to operate as for-profit ventures instead of tax-exempt religious institutions. Churches that have integrated cannabis use with worship ceremonies have cropped up in Oakland, Roseville, Modesto and San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles counties, California […]

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Break-in at Alaska marijuana operation, $150k of product stolen

A marijuana business in Anchorage had a large amount of freshly packaged cannabis stolen, police said, highlighting the ongoing danger robberies can present for plant-touching companies. The owner of Danish Gardens – a licensed grower, product manufacturer and retailer – arrived at his store to find the glass employee entrance smashed in, with a small […]

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Federal medical cannabis protections extended once more

The only federal law that protects medical marijuana businesses from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice has once again been extended for a short period. The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment – which prohibits the DOJ from using federal funds to interfere with state MMJ programs but must be renewed annually – has been given its […]

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Week in Review: Marijuana fund raises, more Maryland dispensaries & Alaska shutters edibles maker

Two ancillary marijuana companies announce huge fund raises, Maryland approves 12 more medical cannabis dispensaries, and Alaska regulators shut down an edibles company. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Sign of the times? Significant capital raises by a pair of cannabis-focused technology companies portend what […]

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MassRoots facing eviction from Denver office

Cannabis-focused social media platform MassRoots could be evicted from its Denver offices unless the company pays nearly $40,000 in back rent. According to The Cannabist, the embattled publicly traded company owes $39,742 to its landlord and hasn’t paid its rent since August. An eviction notice dated Dec. 18 was posted on MassRoots’ office door, The Cannabist […]

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Rhode Island seeing big increase in medical cannabis growers, patients

Both the number of hopeful medical cannabis cultivators and registered patients have shot up over the past year in Rhode Island, yet another indication of the continuing growth for MMJ businesses in even some of the nation’s smallest markets. According to the Providence Journal, Rhode Island has 18 licensed MMJ growers, and an additional 93 […]

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Israeli medical cannabis company partners with DC cultivator

A medical marijuana company in Israel that already has a business presence in the United States is expanding that footprint by partnering with a Washington, DC-based MMJ grower. Tikun Olam, an Israeli MMJ firm that specializes in genetics, said in a news release that it’s going into business with Alternative Solutions, one of the few […]

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One of Michigan’s marijuana testing labs allowed to remain open

The only operating medical cannabis testing lab in southwest Michigan has received approval to continue operations while it undergoes the new state MMJ business licensing process. According to MLive.com, the town of Kalamazoo – where The Spott Laboratory is located – gave the business permission on Monday to keep its doors open while obtaining a […]

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Berkeley Patient Group’s journey: Prepping for California’s recreational marijuana launch

(This is the first installment in a series that chronicles the pioneering Berkeley Patient Group’s challenges and successes in transitioning from California’s unregulated marijuana market to a statewide regulated industry.) California’s conversion from a two-decades-old medical cannabis gray market to a regulated marijuana industry isn’t going to be easy for companies that are set in […]

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