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Marijuana Dispensary more stable after acquiring Class A micro-business License
Business & Finance
A marijuana dispensary in Ypsilanti has become the first Class A microbusiness in Washtenaw County, and just the second in the state of Michigan.     A dispensary with a microbusiness license is currently allowed to grow 150 plants and can only sell their own products. According to Planet Jane co-owner Mo Kasham, a Class A license makes his busines
Zephyr teams with experienced cannabis operator, seeks tax breaks for South Buffalo project
Business & Finance
Plans for a new $200 million marijuana growing and production facility in South Buffalo are back on track. The project, years in the making, is finally advancing toward the start of construction in as soon as a few weeks, with the first phase possibly opening for business by next summer. The reason: New York's legalized pot market is gaining clarit
Ontario Cannabis Store unable to make deliveries after Partner faces Cyberattack
Business & Finance
TORONTO — The Ontario Cannabis Store says a cyberattack faced by one of its logistics partners has left the provincial pot distributor unable to process or deliver orders to marijuana shops and customers. The OCS said Monday evening there is no indication that its systems were targeted or its customers’ information compromised during the Aug. 5 att
County commissioners hold hearing on Marijuana Sales
Business & Finance
Flathead County commissioners will hold a public hearing on Wednesday seeking opinions on marijuana sales in the county. The meeting is set for 9 a.m. at the Historic Courthouse, 800 S. Main St. in Kalispell. The hearing comes a week after commissioners approved resolutions asking voters whether to implement a 3% tax on marijuana sales. Original li
Tribe Embraces Recreational Marijuana Sales on Reservation Where Alcohol Is Banned
Business & Finance
PINE RIDGE, S.D. — In a growing number of U.S. states, people can both drink alcohol and legally smoke recreational marijuana. In others, they can use alcohol but not pot. But on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, the opposite is true: Marijuana is legal, but booze is banned. Citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe overwhelmingly voted i
Cannabis Security: 9 Pro Tips to Protect a Growing Industry
Business & Finance
In the past, robbers used to target banks if they wanted large sums of cash quickly, but with many states legalizing cannabis, cannabis retail stores have become easy targets.     This is because marijuana is still illegal per federal law, meaning those businesses are very cash-reliant because they aren’t able to accept credit cards—and many expert
What is social consumption of cannabis, and when will it start in Massachusetts?
Business & Finance
In the final hours of the legislative session in late July, Massachusetts lawmakers passed a sweeping cannabis bill aimed at boosting the industry. One of its provisions: tackling social consumption. Once the bill becomes law, cannabis cafes will be one step closer to being able to open in the Bay State.   What is social consumption of cannabis? So
Hemp Podcast Rooted in Ag Progress
Business & Finance
Four years ago, we started publishing weekly episodes of the Industrial Hemp Podcast. This was about 5 months before the Farm Bill was signed into law that made hemp a legal commodity crop. But it was five years ago — at Ag Progress Days 2017 — that some very important seeds were planted in my mind. 2017 was the first year that Pennsylvania farmers
Arizona Marijuana Grower Launches New ‘Private Reserve’ Flower
Business & Finance
American Green has announced that it’s begun selling its own American Green branded “Private Reserve“ premium cannabis flower in Arizona. TruMed in Phoenix, AZ is the first dispensary to offer the product. American Green has started to market their Private Reserve flower to over 70 Arizona dispensaries where their cannabis products are already bein
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) teams up with Mendocino County for cannabis technical assistance workshops
Business & Finance
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and Mendocino County have teamed up to hold a series of cannabis technical assistance workshops in August and September. These technical workshops are ideal for new and legacy farmers as well as cannabis consultants. Mendocino County’s permitting staff and CDFW’s cannabis program staff will be a
Cannabis Commission Proposed for Illinois
Business & Finance
To simplify the state’s regulation of the legal cannabis industry while working to reduce litigation and the specter of politics, some in Illinois are looking to create a statewide cannabis commission. As it is right now, entrepreneurs in the adult-use and medical cannabis industry in Illinois have multiple state agencies they have to work through
Major Marijuana stocks lost 77% of Market Cap in last 12 Months
Business & Finance
Marijuana stocks’ performance is often subject to what is happening in the cannabis industry. In the last couple of years, the cannabis industry has seen significant change and innovation both in the U.S. and internationally.  Currently, more than half of U.S. states have legalized marijuana in some form, and the more legalization occurs, the more
Bill Legalizing Intoxicating Levels of THC received little Scrutiny from Lawmakers
Business & Finance
Many Minnesotans seemed surprised to learn last month that edibles and beverages including an intoxicating level of THC had been legalized by the Legislature. It turns out many lawmakers were surprised, too. After a 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS review of the legislative hearings regarding the THC legislation, it shouldn’t be surprising so many were caught off
And finally… as high as possible
Business & Finance
The world’s tallest-ever hemp building has been erected in South Africa. The 12-storey building at 84 Harrington Street, Cape Town was built by local companies Hemporium and Afrimat Hemp using hempcrete blocks and building systems. Duncan Parker, founding partner and CEO of Hemporium, said: “I bought 84 Harrington in 2016, with the idea being that
Recreational marijuana amendment blocked; medical marijuana business owners conflicted
Business & Finance
SHERWOOD, Ark. – A proposed recreational marijuana amendment is rejected by election commissioners, but that does not necessarily mean it will not be on the November ballot. Today’s decision came after Responsible Growth Arkansas’ submitted nearly 200,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office last month. The board’s ruling had to do with th
Massachusetts lawmakers OK measure to provide capital to social equity Cannabis Licensees
Business & Finance
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is expected to sign into law S.3096, a measure aimed at supporting the 900 people harmed by the War on Drugs that have been enrolled in the commonwealth's social equity program as well as future members of the program. The measure sets aside 15% of the revenue in the state's marijuana regulation fund generated b

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