Maine: Governor Signs Legislation Finalizing Rules for Retail Marijuana Sales

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Janet Mills on Thursday signed legislation finalizing regulations governing the licensed production and retail sale of cannabis to adults. With the passage of the new rules, it is estimated that marijuana retailers may be operational by March 2020. Democratic Gov.

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Study: Adult Use Retail Customers Frequently Substitute Cannabis for Opioids, Other Prescription Drugs

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Adults who purchase retail cannabis typically report using it to mitigate pain and to improve sleep, and often use it in place of conventional medications, according to data published online today in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.

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KlickTrack Launches Cannabis Retail Platform at CannaCon in Seattle

Canna Newswire

SEATTLE – January 31, 2019 / Canna Newswire / – Following a successful beta launch in September 2018, KlickTrack announced today that it is launching its fully integrated retail ecosystem that represents the next generation of cannabis software technology. RETAIL & ECOMMERCE

“Big-Box Retailers” Gearing Up to Sell CBD Products in the U.S.

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laws, major retailers south of the border are preparing to carry a wide array of CBD-infused products, according to the New York Post. Understandably, big retailers have not hesitated to cash in on this opportunity. WeedAdvisor’s Desire for Universal Cannabis Access. .

Survey Says US Bankers Want Access To Cannabis Industry – 89% In The West Want Change

Cannabis Law Report

Without access to banks, many cannabis companies, including growers and retailers, face a significant burden operating as cash-only businesses.

New Jersey set to expand access to medical marijuana

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

The state will begin issuing separate licenses for growers, processors, and retailers, and is seeking approximately 24 cultivators, 30 manufacturers, and 54 dispensaries. The post New Jersey set to expand access to medical marijuana appeared first on Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law. By: Nabil Rodriguez, Esq. and Victor Fox*. New Jersey has expanded their medical marijuana program due to increases in patient demand coupled with shortages in supply.

Georgia’s Governor Signs Bill Into Law That Allows Medical Cannabis Patients To Access Cannabis Oil That They Could Already Access

Cannabis Law Report

Why did this process of giving patients access to what they already have take 6 years ! It also gives pharmacies priority for distributing the drug, but allows a state commission to seek out independent retail locations if it determines there is a need. We ask.

California Cannabis Retailers Using Supermarket Model – Pay To Place

Cannabis Law Report

MJ Biz has a report on some of California’s bigger cannabis retailers using a tried and tested supermarket product placement model. Another indication that “big cannabis” both on the supply and retail side is developing into and industry that has a paucity of new ideas.

Delivery Option Seen as a Viable Solution to California’s “Cannabis Retail Deserts”

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Specifically, many aspiring consumers have to deal with “cannabis retail deserts” – large areas where marijuana retail shops are not available. In these areas and other cannabis retail deserts, the black market operates unchallenged. What is sadder, however, is that these dry spots exist in cities that allow cannabis retail shops. Residents and officials say retail sales will be a magnet for crime and that drivers will be easy targets for robbers.

Bill Blair Confident that Accessibility to Legal Cannabis Will Shrink the Grey Market

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Low supply and a lack of retail storefronts are also contributing factors – something that Minister of Organized Crime and Border Security, Bill Blair, feels will resolve themselves shortly.

Europe’s Top Broad Spectrum CBD Retailer, Dr. Hemp Me, Accredited by Cannabis Trade Association

Cannabis Law Report

Prefilled CBD Vape Pens are also accessible in the stock. Ireland’s Leading broad-spectrum CBD purveyor, Dr. Hemp Me lately stepped into the thriving Cannabis industry following its ratification from the Cannabis Trade Association (CTA) of Ireland.

The Battle for California Cannabis Access is a Roadmap for States Considering Legalization

Canna Law Blog

Right now, there is an ongoing battle between the state and local governments for access to cannabis, which should be the first place that states (and possibly even Congress) look when considering legalization.

General Cannabis Announces Entry into Term Sheet For Acquisition of Denver Cannabis Retailer

Cannabis Law Report

The seller of the Business operates a retail cannabis dispensary in Denver. The term sheet for the Business also provides that the Company will enter into a five-year lease for the retail facility with options for renewal and purchase. “We DENVER, Aug.

Evidence-Based Research Suggests Allowing Cannabis Storefront Retail Benefits Neighboring Property Values, Public Health and Safety

Canna Law Blog

As for the effect of cannabis stores on the property values in their surrounding neighborhoods, the report observes: Modern cannabis retail stores are moving from the industrial fringes of town to prestige locations in high-value shopping districts.

A Short Story – The Basics In Obtaining a Retail Cannabis License (Washington)

Cannabis Law Report

We applied for a license to own and operate a retail cannabis store in Washington State following the passage of Initiative 502 in November 2012 legalizing recreational use of marijuana. The LCB has access to all financial and transactions records via what is known as traceability.

Article: Matt Maurer, Ontario to License 50 New Cannabis Retail Stores This Fall

Cannabis Law Report

Unlike the first lottery in which the right to apply for 25 different retail licenses were allocated, this second lottery will require entrants to pre-qualify prior to being eligible to be selected in the lottery process.

Seed To Sale, Traceability: Bio Track & Leaf, The Retailers’ Experience In Washington State

Cannabis Law Report

In July of 2014, the first retail stores opened in Washington State. We became BioTrack experts compared to most other retail stores. We must remember Cannabis cultivation, processing and retail sale are all still technically violations of Federal law.

CA: Bay Area Democrat Assemblyman Phil Ting Intends For Bill AB1356 To Force Recalcitrant Cities & Counties To Accept Regulated Cannabis Retail Outlets

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If Ting’s AB 1356 passes, it would force cities and counties to allow one cannabis retail permit for every four liquor licenses in the jurisdiction. Some 75 percent of all cities and counties have banned retail pot business, according to state research highlighted by Ting.

Olds College: Introduction to Cannabis Retail Course Launched in partnership with 420 Clinic

420 Clinic

Olds College is excited to launch a new Introduction to Cannabis Retail course. Offered through Continuing Education, the new online course was developed in partnership with 420 Clinic and prepares students for employment in the cannabis retail industry. Students will be introduced to a scientific and biological framework for understanding cannabis, a variety of product knowledge and the regulations required to operate successfully within a Canadian retail cannabis outlet. “We

Legal Cannabis Spurs Increase in Cookie Sales, According to Study

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Furthering the mystery of the cannabis-induced munchies, adults with safe, reliable access to legal recreational-cannabis spend more money on cookies, ice cream, and chips than their counterparts, according to a new study.

Newfoundland Cannabis Store Closes Amidst Supply Shortages

SpeedWeed

As of January 31, Newfoundland and Labrador will go from having six independent cannabis retailers to having five, as one of the original licensed retailers closes its doors. She has twice not received higher-THC product only to be told it went to the Esso retailer, Greening said.

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Alexander Lichliter Brings a Mission to Drift Racing

Canna Newswire

In alignment with Mission’s goal to promote cannabis and CBD as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, Mission sees this partnership as an opportunity to provide approachable access to information on cannabis on a national platform. Mission is re-inventing the cannabis retail landscape and is committed to educating people about the benefits of safe cannabis use. CELEBRITIES & INFLUENCERS RETAIL & ECOMMERCE

Federal Report: Youth Marijuana Use Steadily Declining

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Since 2012, when Colorado and Washington became the first states to regulate adult use access, past-year youth use has fallen eight percent.

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Article- Matt Maurer: Canada Takes First Step in Legalizing Cannabis Health Products by Matt Maurer On June 19, 2019, the Canadian government took its first step towards legalizing Cannabis Health Products (“CHPs”). While Canadians have been able to access medical cannabis for nearly 19 years, and have been able to legally purchase adult-use recreational cannabis since October 17, 2018, the sale of over-the-counter health products that include cannabis remains illegal, as all medical cannabis products currently need to be purchased with the oversight of a medical practitioner. Consultation Launched Health Canada is looking to change that and started the process this week by launching a consultation to “seek feedback from Canadians, as well as the cannabis and health products industries, regarding the kinds of products they would be interested in purchasing, manufacturing, or selling, should a legal pathway to market for CHPs be established.” The government noted that Canadians are interested in potential ther

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Canada Takes First Step in Legalizing Cannabis Health Products. by Matt Maurer. On June 19, 2019, the Canadian government took its first step towards legalizing Cannabis Health Products (“CHPs”).

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Surgeon General’s Advisory Highlights Need for Further Cannabis Regulation, Not Criminalization

NORML

“These regulations should include age restrictions, prohibitions on the unlicensed commercial production or retail sale of the plant and rational limits with regard to product marketing.”

California: BCC Publish Two New Fact Sheets

Cannabis Law Report

The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) recently published two new fact sheets as resources for those seeking information regarding the Cannabis Retailer (Storefront and Non-Storefront) license types. Cannabis Retailer (Storefront) Fact Sheet: [link].

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana

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Pritzker has signed legislation legalizing the adult use of marijuana and regulating its commercial production and retail sale. New applicants will be able to access low-interest loans in order to defray start-up costs. Illinois Gov.

Marijuana Legalization Measures Gaining Momentum In Several States

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New Hampshire: By a margin of 209 to 147, House members voted late last week in favor of House Bill 481 , which legalizes the possession and cultivate of personal use quantities of cannabis by adults, and establishes a licensed system of commercial production and retail sales.

Ken Harrower : Disabled Ontario Man Launches Human Rights Challenge

Cannabis Life Network

Ontario’s current system forces him to access unlicensed retailers, chew raw cannabis or seek out gluten-free edibles TORONTO, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ – On Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – exactly one month after cannabis retailers were instructed to open their doors in Ontario – Ken Harrower, a wheelchair-bound disabled man from Toronto with several medical conditions, […].

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/4/19

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Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Don Young (R-AK) re-introduced the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, which protects those engaged in state-lawful medical marijuana programs from federal prosecution.

Businesses Need Bank Accounts; Marijuana Shops Included

NORML

To date, nine states – Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington – permit retail sales of recreational marijuana to adults. No industry can operate safely, transparently, or effectively without access to reliable banking solutions. “Last fall when we introduced our blueprint for action in the 116th Congress on cannabis reform, we identified the access to banking issue as one of the first dominos that should fall.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/24/19

NORML

Legislation that would have significantly expanded patient access to medical cannabis in Rhode Island was held in a senate committee for further study, ultimately killing the bill. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of medical cannabis access.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/18/19

NORML

At the state level, patients in Ohio and Oklahoma now have access to medical cannabis, as sales began in both states this week. A medical cannabis access bill was signed into law in the U.S. Legislation is pending, House Bill 5595, to permit the use, possession, cultivation, and retail sale of marijuana for adults 21 and over. Legislation is pending, House Bill 2331, to legalize the use, possession, and retail sale of cannabis for adults.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/21/19

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Click here to email your lawmakers in support of medical cannabis access at school. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of banking access. Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 24, to expand access to medical cannabis in the state.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/8/19

NORML

North Dakota’s first medical cannabis dispensary opened its doors last week in Fargo; and registered out-of-state medical cannabis patients will now be able to access their medicine while visiting Hawaii. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of medical CBD access.

Marijuana Banking Bill Scheduled For Committee Markup

NORML

Thousands of state-licensed and regulated businesses lack access to the banking industry and are unable to accept credit cards, deposit revenues, or write checks to meet payroll or pay taxes because federal law discourages financial institutions from engaging in such partnerships.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/10/19

NORML

Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 236, to allow qualifying patients with certain debilitating conditions to use and safely access medical cannabis. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of medical cannabis access.