Rhode Island’s governor is making another push to expand the state’s medical marijuana program. Gov. Gina Raimondo’s $9.4 billion state budget plan for the 2019 fiscal year includes: Establishing 15 more medical marijuana dispensaries. Adding acute pain to the list of MMJ qualifying conditions. Allowing Massachusetts and Connecticut cardholders to buy medical cannabis in Rhode Island. […]
After a contentious public comment session, Nevada’s marijuana regulators voted to make permanent most of the temporary rules that allowed the state to get an early start on its recreational cannabis industry. The updated rules were approved unanimously by the Nevada Tax Commission on Tuesday but still must be approved by the Legislative Commission before the […]
In another delay for Maine’s recreational marijuana industry, a legalization panel has voted to delay marijuana social clubs until 2023. The Marijuana Legalization Implementation Committee voted 5-1 to stall social club licensing, the Portland Press Herald reported. Committee members said they want to wait so Maine can learn from other states looking to implement cannabis […]
Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana regulators must disclose more information about business license applicants under a ruling by the state’s Office of Open Records. The decision by an appeals officer requires the Pennsylvania health department to make public the names of principals, operators and financial backers for MMJ cultivators and dispensary applicants, the Tribune-Review reported. The issue […]
Nearly 20% of state-licensed marijuana retailers in a recent undercover operation sold cannabis to underage buyers, according to Oregon authorities. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission told The Oregonian that 16 of 86 shops sold marijuana to people younger than 21 during decoy visits in December. The agency issued citations to the violating stores, which also […]
A medical marijuana dispensary and recreational retail store in Los Angeles have received temporary licenses from the city to sell cannabis. Mother Nature’s Remedy Caregivers in Woodland Hills and WHTC in Studio City received L.A.s’ first MMJ and adult-use permits, LA Weekly reported, The two facilities now need approval only from state regulators to begin […]
North Dakota has established eight regions for medical cannabis dispensaries in an effort to ensure qualifying patients have easy access to MMJ. The regions center on the state’s largest cities – Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, Devils Lake, Jamestown, Williston and Dickinson. However, the dispensaries that eventually are licensed can be located anywhere within a […]
Maine residents who want to grow industrial hemp can now apply for the 2018 growing season. The fee schedule for prospective growers is $100 per application, $500 per license and $50 per acre. Maine has allowed industrial hemp cultivation since 2016, but federal law requires a permit for the cannabis plant, regardless of what it’s […]
Pennsylvania regulators have given their first approval for a dispensary to begin providing medical marijuana once product becomes available from a licensed grower. The Keystone Canna Remedies dispensary in Bethlehem received the health department’s authorization Thursday, a major milestone for Pennsylvania’s nascent MMJ program. Regulators last week approved eight of 12 licensed companies to begin […]
You don’t have to hail from California to get in on what will be the biggest cannabis market in the world.
The state’s new medical and recreational marijuana programs don’t have a residency requirement – a fact that could attract droves of out-of-state entrepreneurs to California and revive memories of the 1849 Gold Rush.