Marijuana delivery services are in strong demand since Nevada’s recreational cannabis sales began on July 1, with industry officials predicting even greater use thanks to the strength of the new adult-use market.
Armen Yemenidjian, owner of Essence dispensary in Las Vegas, told the Las Vegas Sun delivery orders have surged since adult-use marijuana became legal.
The majority of Yemenidjian’s deliveries are still to medical marijuana patients who would rather not travel to his store. But he’s anticipating more than doubling the amount of deliveries he’s making now by the end of the summer, according to the
Alaska marijuana regulators have proposed barring marijuana businesses from giving landlords a cut of their sales revenue in lieu of rent, overriding objections from MJ industry officials.
In a 3-2 vote last week, the Alaska Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) cited concerns that the practice would give non-marijuana business license holders – the landlords – the power to “exert influence” over MJ firms, the Alaska Journal of Commerce reported.
The proposal now goes out for a 30-day public comment period. The board will resume debate on the issue at its Sept. 14-15 meeting.
Cannabis industry representatives argued the proposed rule
The Financial Post reported that the licensed businesses have enlisted the help of Advertising Standards Canada to draft the guidelines as part of efforts to lobby the government. The industry is pushing for the right to brand and promote its own products.
The business owners are acting in response to a federal task force that recommended marijuana products only include a
Aurora Cannabis Inc. will become the fifth marijuana company on the Toronto Stock Exchange when its shares begin trading there Monday, the latest sign that Canadian MJ businesses are joining the mainstream.
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Advertising will become even more difficult for marijuana businesses in Washington state this weekend when new restrictions take effect.
Starting Sunday, cannabis businesses statewide must start following advertising rules primarily intended to protect children from marijuana, TV station King 5 reported.
The law mandates that marijuana signage must clearly denote that MJ products are for people 21 and older, and can’t contain images of cannabis plants or movie or cartoon characters, according to King 5.
Marijuana businesses are allowed to attach a maximum of two outdoor signs to a building or other structure, the Seattle station
Canada’s provinces consider delaying the launch of the nation’s recreational marijuana industry, adult-use cannabis goes on sale in Uruguay, and Hawaii’s health department stalls the country’s medical MJ market.
Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.
Rec delay in Canada?
An executive for one of Canada’s biggest marijuana producers isn’t losing sleep over talk by provincial premiers that they may seek a delay in the rollout of legal adult-use cannabis beyond the federal government’s target date of July 2018.
The state plans to provide temporary, four-month licenses to some marijuana growers, testing labs and distributors to ensure there will be enough product to keep retailers supplied, the Los Angeles Times reported.