They cover everything from license fees for various MMJ businesses, to the amount of medical cannabis that dispensaries can sell per patient as well as dosing for edibles, according to the Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times.
The sale of a licensed CBD business in Florida to a Canadian medical cannabis producer is threatening to unravel amid a high-stakes lawsuit and allegations of a power grab that has splintered the directors of the dispensary targeted for acquisition.
According to a lawsuit filed by developer Jay Odom against his partners, the shareholders in Chestnut Hill Tree Farm have split over the pending sale of the CBD business to Aphria, a federally licensed Canadian MMJ grower, the Miami Herald reported.
The transaction is the product of a partnership between Aphria and Delavaco Group, a
The government's surveillance court previously warned the National Security Agency (NSA) that searching Americans' emails and text messages that were collected domestically would not be constitutional.
Congress approved a short-term spending bill Friday that will also extend the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment through at least May 5 – meaning state medical marijuana laws and businesses will remain protected from any crackdown by the Department of Justice for at least another week.
The bill, HJ Res. 99, essentially keeps the previous year’s U.S. budget in place for another seven days to give federal lawmakers time to reach yet another deal on what will be included in a new omnibus spending bill.
A congressional staffer confirmed to Marijuana Business Daily that the bill’s approval
Rob Kampia wants to make a deal with people or groups willing to donate money to his legalization efforts.
The executive director of Marijuana Policy Project, Kampia called Marijuana Business Daily on Thursday after reading an MJBizDaily story about negotiations in Michigan over a likely ballot measure to legalize recreational cannabis in the state.
He solicited tobacco business interests in Michigan in search of campaign donations to run what will likely be a multimillion-dollar, 19-month endeavor, but he said he was largely unsuccessful.
“It’s the kind of thing where I actually go out and I try to court
By Bart Schaneman, John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey
Oregon vineyard owners sue to halt nearby marijuana cultivation, Montana nears approval of a medical marijuana regulatory framework, and the chair of Canada’s legalization task force welcomes black-market growers.
Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.
Truce … or war?
Outdoor cannabis cultivation is consuming prime land in wine regions like California’s Sonoma County and Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Territorial conflicts are arising – like the lawsuit filed in Oregon by vineyard owners asking a judge to ban a
EZ-Link and Nets are among a handful of partners Singapore's three mobile carriers have roped in to support the GSMA authentication standard, allowing users to access services via their mobile number, but details on local implementation will be available only when services go live later this year.
“He certainly was very direct and clearly said they’ve got a lot of priorities. And, at one point, he said, ‘Well you haven’t seen us cracking down, have you?’ I said, ‘No,'” Hickenlooper said during a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC, the Denver Post reported.
“He is very clear. He is anti-drugs in all forms and he’s not going to, in any way, encourage anyone
Maryland will conduct a study of the state’s developing medical marijuana industry to ensure opportunities for minority participation.
Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday directed the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs to work together with the state’s medical marijuana commission and the transportation department on the study.
The Republican governor ordered the study in response to concerns expressed by the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland. Legislation that would have created more licenses to grow marijuana to address a lack of minority ownership after a disparity study is conducted failed to pass in the closing minutes of the legislative session
The U.S. Postal Service in Juneau, Alaska, refused to deliver a box of cash to Anchorage for a local recreational marijuana business that was mailing its regular tax payment to the state, saying the delivery would violate federal law.
The incident underscores the legal and operational obstacles marijuana firms face when forced to use cash to pay bills and salaries as well as purchase goods. Many banks and credit unions won’t do business with MJ businesses.
Rainforest Farms, a retailer and cultivator in Juneau, was mailing its state tax payment to Anchorage because it’s the only city in
At a time when Michigan’s medical marijuana regulations are being written – and adult-use proponents are finalizing a legalization measure for the 2018 ballot – executives connected to the alcohol and tobacco industries have had a seat at the negotiating table.
It’s not yet clear how the alcohol and tobacco interests will be involved in the marijuana business.
But there are signs the tobacco industry is at least eyeing the retail end of the market. And MJ industry officials have raised the possibility that both tobacco and alcohol companies could be positioned to profit from
Pennsylvania has received hundreds of applications from entrepreneurs interested in obtaining cultivation and dispensary licenses under the state’s new medical marijuana program.
In a live-streamed news conference, state regulators said Wednesday they had received more than 500 packages containing one or more grower or dispensary applications. The winners are expected to be announced by the end of June.
State regulators said 258 applications have been processed. They included 132 grower/processor applicants and 126 dispensary applicants.
Dr. Karen Murphy, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, noted that the state began accepting applications for 12 grower/processor licenses and