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California hands out first 20 temporary state cannabis business licenses

California has issued the first of what will likely be many temporary business permits, in advance of the Jan. 1 launch of the state’s regulated cannabis industry. The 20 licenses granted Thursday include temporary permits for nine different companies, and all but one applied for multiple license types. For instance, eight of the permits went to […]

California hands out first 20 temporary state cannabis business licenses is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs


Week in Review: CBD’s global nod, Ohio MMJ developments & Denver social use

An international health organization determines that CBD shouldn’t be a scheduled drug, Denver see its first applicant for a public consumption club, and Ohio’s medical marijuana licensing process comes under fire. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Big CBD endorsement CBD got its most important […]

Week in Review: CBD’s global nod, Ohio MMJ developments & Denver social use is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs


Push continues in Las Vegas for public marijuana consumption

Las Vegas is inching toward public cannabis consumption lounges, which would be a boon to marijuana businesses selling to tourists with no legal space to smoke. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Councilman Bob Coffin has proposed an ordinance that would allow the city to permit marijuana consumption lounges. Here’s what you need to know: Bryan Scott, […]

Push continues in Las Vegas for public marijuana consumption is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs


Breaking: Marijuana retail chain operator Sweet Leaf forced to shut down in Denver area

Sweet Leaf, one of Colorado’s largest marijuana retail chain operators, had all of its Denver-area stores shuttered by city authorities on Thursday. Twenty-six of the vertically integrated company’s licenses have been suspended, according to Dan Rowland, the spokesman for the Denver Department of Excise and Licensing. Rowland said a suspension order is issued when the department […]

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Massachusetts advances recreational cannabis diversity plan

Massachusetts regulators have approved a draft proposal that would give priority review in the recreational marijuana licensing process to business applicants from economically disadvantaged communities. The state’s Cannabis Control Commission will vote next week to finalize those and a slew of other regulations the group has been working on in recent weeks. Adult-use license applicants […]

Massachusetts advances recreational cannabis diversity plan is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs


Hawaii taking another look at hemp in 2018

Hawaii may expend its limited hemp program dramatically in 2018, when state lawmakers join policy makers in other states and consider allowing farmers to sell the plant. Hawaii already allows hemp production thanks to a 2016 law allowing limited research plots and seed development. But the state’s hemp farmers aren’t permitted to sell what they […]

Hawaii taking another look at hemp in 2018 is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs