Los Angeles won’t meet Jan. 1 deadline to start recreational marijuana sales

Los Angeles’ recreational marijuana businesses won’t be allowed to open Jan. 1 when legal adult-use sales launch in California. L.A. marijuana regulators said Friday they won’t begin accepting applications to sell legal recreational cannabis until Jan. 3 and it could take weeks before those businesses are properly licensed with the city and state. “Come Jan. […]

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Massachusetts marijuana regulators sign off on industry draft rules

Massachusetts is a step closer to a legalized recreational marijuana industry. The Cannabis Control Commission has approved a wide-ranging set of draft regulations, though the regulations are not final. The rules will be subject to public hearings over the next few months, and some revisions are possible before the business licensing process begins. Facing a July […]

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Marijuana REIT buys Arizona property for $15 million, strikes lease deal

Innovative Industrial Properties – a San Diego-based real estate investment trust (REIT) which leases real estate to medical marijuana businesses – has agreed to buy an Arizona property for $15 million. The property comprises over 350,000 square feet of greenhouse and industrial space. The deal involves a sale-leaseback transaction with a subsidiary of The Pharm, […]

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Poll: Most New York voters support recreational cannabis

A majority of voters in New York are in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana, according to a new poll. Emerson College’s new survey shows that 62% of voters support legal cannabis use for anyone 21 and older, while only 28% oppose it, the Daily News reported. However, in a statewide election earlier this month, New […]

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Alaska to probe erratic cannabis potency results at state’s labs

A committee will look at issues surrounding the testing of marijuana products amid inconsistency in potency results from Alaska’s two labs, the state’s top marijuana regulator said. However, Erika McConnell, director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, told Anchorage TV station KTVA she couldn’t estimate know how long that process might take. During a […]

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North Dakota seeks medical marijuana tracking system

The North Dakota health department is accepting requests for proposals for a traceability system to help monitor the state’s impending medical marijuana program. RFPs can be submitted until 3 p.m. CT Dec. 27. North Dakota voters approved an MMJ program in November 2016, and state lawmakers earlier this year crafted regulations that the governor approved in […]

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Hemp growers slowly getting help in battle against weeds, pests

(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the November-December issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) As the hemp industry grows, an increasing number of farmers are finding themselves in need of help combating weeds and pests. Hemp farmers typically lack soil-management expertise and pest-management options, and there aren’t many outlets they can turn […]

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Malta seeks to expand medical marijuana program

Malta’s government has proposed allowing all doctors in the country to prescribe medical marijuana. The government published draft legislation Monday that would loosen an existing regulation with so many restrictions that not a single Maltese has been treated legally with marijuana or a cannabis-based product. The new law would allow any general practitioner to prescribe […]

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