Ohio receives 6 times more applications for medical marijuana dispensaries as they have licenses

150 apply to run medical marijuana dispensaries in Northeast Ohio, the most of any region in the state Northeast Ohio is the most sought-after region in the state by those seeking to run a medical marijuana dispensary, according to information from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. The state announced Monday, Nov. 20, that 370 have [...]

Recap of the Week: CA marijuana rules, Maryland’s MMJ launch & Sessions + cannabis

The week of Nov. 11th - 17th brought several positive headlines. First, California reveals the licensing rules for its marijuana industry; Second, Maryland’s medical cannabis appears ready to launch; and Lastly, but certainly not least, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicates the DOJ has no plans to suppress the marijuana industry. Here’s a closer look [...]

Here are the rules for legal marijuana in California once law goes into effect Jan. 1

Cannabis businesses in California can’t be within 600 feet of schools. Shops have to close by 10 p.m., and they need 24-hour video surveillance. Those regulations are in the new rule book for California’s cannabis industry, which state regulators released Thursday. “I feel a big sigh of relief. It’s a big milestone for us to [...]

The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’

A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about “the first marijuana overdose death” this week. Except that’s not what the doctors meant. “We are absolutely not saying that marijuana killed that child,” said Thomas Nappe, an author of the report who is now the [...]

The Cannabis Industry Has Had Explosive Growth in Business Expos and It Isn’t Slowing Down

Expos are where entrepreneurs find their way to cannabis opportunity. Las Vegas is getting ready for the upcoming MJ Business Conference & Expo, which is expected to draw almost 17,000 attendees from businesses involved in the industry, from businesses that service the industry, investors looking to enter the industry, to…well, just about anyone who has heard [...]

Recap of the Week: Leafly layoffs, deceiving CBD labels & Detroit’s MMJ wins

The events of the week of Nov. 4th - Nov. 10th included a few 'Wow!' moments and some 'Oh my!' moments as well. Leafly laid off employees amid new leadership, a study said most CBD products are improperly labeled, and Detroit voters approved pro-medical marijuana laws. Here’s a closer look at some key developments in the [...]

Recap of the Week: Rescheduling marijuana in NJ, Cleveland’s limits on MMJ locations & FDA + CBD

The events of the week of Oct. 28th - Nov. 3rd brought BIG NEWS! A New Jersey court tells the state to review how it classifies marijuana, Cleveland imposes strict limits on where MMJ companies can locate, and the FDA issues warnings to CBD producers. Here’s a closer look at these significant developments in the marijuana [...]

Recap of the Week: Massachusetts’ MMJ upgrades, WA tracking issues & possible Rhode Island expansion

To be or not to be? Great question right? The events of the week of Oct. 21st - 28th played out somewhat like an obstacle course, leaving many canna-business owners with similar soliloquies. First, Massachusetts is making changes, presented as 'improvements', to its medical marijuana program. But are the changes good or bad for all [...]

Recap of the Week: Michigan’s pricey plan, marijuana capital raises jump, PA grower gets thumbs up

The events of the week of Oct. 13th - 20th had its ups and downs. First, what seemed like a promising future for canna businesses in Michigan now appears to be a roadblock to success for the little guy. Second, the level of investment capital in the cannabis industry is at an all time high. [...]

Recap of the Week: California wildfires, Maryland medical cannabis lawsuit & Arkansas CPAs + MMJ

The events of the past week set several precedences for the cannabis industry. First, the importance of insuring farms. The effects of the wild fires in California are yet to be realized. Second, state licensing is still a work in progress. Standing one's ground can result in forward movement in the industry. Lastly, professional boards [...]