Ohio: Columbus officials suggest new rules for potential medical marijuana companies

Columbus zoning officials have proposed legislation to outline where future medical marijuana businesses can locate in the city, and to require dispensaries to introduce themselves to the appropriate neighborhood association. The city Development Commission on Thursday unanimously recommended the zoning ordinance changes and sent them to City Council staff for drafting and a vote, a […]

CEO forecasts cannabis business can bank legitimately by Christmas

One of the biggest issues currently facing the cannabis industry is the lack of legal access to banking. Cannabis companies such as dispensaries are currently being creative with cash-only businesses or using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, to skirt around current federal regulations which bar them from banking. However, if Canopy Growth’s CEO Bruce Linton is to […]

Canopy Growth and Constellation brands state cannabis are a 200Bindustry

Top executives at hot cannabis company Canopy Growth Corp. (CGC)  and its blue-chip partner Constellation Brands (STZ) say legal-weed products will eventually be at least a $200 billion segment  — and could even disrupt $500 billion of businesses across multiple sectors. “Our view is that in the next 10+ years, this is going to be a $200 billion […]

Oklahoma lawmakers accept recommendations for medical marijuana testing criteria

Oklahoma lawmakers on a legislative working group have unanimously approved recommendations for medical marijuana testing standards. The goal of the 11-page proposal is to ensure medical marijuana products sold in dispensaries are safe, said group co-chair Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada. “We’re going to test it to make sure it doesn’t have poisons, pesticides and also […]

The Green Organic Dutchman provides update on operations

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (the“Company” or “TGOD”) (TSX:TGOD, US:TGODF) is pleased to provide the following update on its operations. $75 Million Bought Deal Financing TGOD is committed to becoming the largest organic cannabis brand in the world, and the Company is on an excellent path with the additional $75 million bought deal financing announced last […]

MedMen accelerates Oak Park’s PharmaCann in biggest cannabis deal

MedMen Enterprises Inc. has acquired PharmaCann, one of the largest medical cannabis providers in the U.S., for $682 million, making it the largest acquisition in history of the budding cannabis industry. Combined, the companies have cannabis licenses in 12 states and operate 79 cannabis facilities. MedMen, which had licenses in California, Nevada, New York, Illinois, […]

What’s an Israeli cannabis firm doing in Uganda? The solution Is hazy

The company, the biggest cannabis firm on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, has said it is setting up a medical marijuana farm there, but Ugandan officials say that’s illegal. What is Israeli cannabis company Together Pharma really doing in Uganda? The answer regarding this company, which has drawn significant public interest, isn’t entirely clear. Together, formally […]

Cannabis business tax problems only got actual

Matthew Price should have listened to his accountants. The medical marijuana dispensary owner-operator in Oregon was sentenced to seven months in prison last month, in what appears to be the first federal sentencing of a legal cannabis business owner for tax crimes. Price, a co-owner of Cannabliss dispensaries, pleaded guilty to willfully failing to file […]

Canadian office policies are prepared for cannabis legalization

With recreational cannabis becoming legal across Canada in just a week, companies are still scrambling to get their cannabis use policies in line to ensure safety in the workplace. Though there is nationwide concern about how to handle the new legal market as it pertains to the workplace, labour lawyers suggest that most organizations will […]

Canada: Can it be lawful to possess marijuana in my vehicle?

Is it legal to have marijuana in your car as of Oct. 17? What can you have? A rolled joint? A half-smoked one? Obviously, you can’t drive while smoking.  Driving with a joint behind your ear probably won’t land you in the joint, but you’ll likely score a fine. “So every province I’ve looked at, […]

Canada: B.C. defines rules on usage, sale and possession of cannabis

B.C. has put in place its final rules around cannabis, paving the way for the legalization of marijuana next week. The government set specific new orders on store licenses, fines, suspensions and places to consume cannabis, as part of six new or amended provincial regulations. The rules, which follow legislation passed this spring, set the […]

Canada: MediPharm Labs Corp. and Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. signal cannabis focus program arrangement

MediPharm Labs Corp. (TSXV: LABS) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Cannabis Concentrate Program Agreement with Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc. (TSXV: EMH – OTCQX:EMHTF). Pursuant to the Agreement, signed on October 5, 2018, Emerald will provide MediPharm with dried cannabis to create premium quality cannabis oil. The Program will be for an initial […]

Girls will utilize marijuana-infused inserts in a radical research in the Harvard Medical Faculty professor

As cannabis products enter the mainstream, two markets remain largely untapped: women’s health and sexuality. While various compounds in cannabis have long been thought to alleviate symptoms associated with pain and stress from menstruation, there hasn’t been a lot of research to back it up. Foria Wellness, a startup based in Venice Beach, California, is […]

Special delivery: Cannabis on demand in California

First came pizza and Chinese food. Then came organic groceries and gourmet restaurant meals. Now cannabis is the latest indulgence you can order and receive quickly, conveniently and discreetly — and legally, to boot. New permanent regulations adopted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control in July allow deliveries to consumers anywhere in California. Even if […]

Riviera Creek brings science and technology to Ohio’s new medical cannabis marketplace

Ohio’s faced a number of challenges trying to implement its medical cannabis program. But businesses are finally starting to bloom. In Nov. 2017, Riviera Creek, a Youngston-based cultivation group, received a medical cannabis business license from the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Board. As of late September, they secured a Certificate of Operation from the state to grow medical […]

New Jersey: Lawmakers hash outside marijuana bill, but does it pass?

Democratic New Jersey lawmakers spent part of Tuesday going over the fine points of a bill that their leaders say is the almost-final, soon-to-pass vehicle for allowing anyone 21 and older to buy and consume marijuana. After missing earlier, informal deadlines for mustering enough votes to pass a bill that Gov. Phil Murphy would sign, Senate President […]