Month: March 2019

Cannabis social consumption bill passes first hurdle in Colorado

A Colorado House committee advanced a bill that would allow social cannabis consumption venues in the state. House: Refer House Bill 19-1230, Marijuana Hospitality Establishments, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 7-4. #coleg — Legislative Council (@COBusinessComm) March 28, 2019 The measure, passed 7-4 by the House […]

A step forward for cannabis banking legislation at federal level and more of the week’s top news

Published 9 hours ago | By Marijuana Business Daily staff (Click on the orange arrows to advance the slideshow.) A U.S. House committee advances an important marijuana banking bill, New Jersey cancels its adult-use vote, a beer behemoth reiterates that legal cannabis is hurting its sales – plus other important news from around the MJ […]

Women With Endometriosis May Find Relief With Cannabis

“I’ve had pain with my periods ever since they started,” said Olivia, a 30-year-old woman in North Carolina. “My cramping was so bad that I couldn’t completely stand. If it came in waves, it would take me off of my feet. Nothing helped. Except for marijuana.” Cannabis use is illegal in North Carolina, so Olivia requested […]

Maryland regulators intend to issue new medical cannabis licenses despite suit

Published 1 min ago Maryland regulators said Thursday they plan to move forward with plans to issue additional medical marijuana cultivation and processing licenses, despite a lawsuit by Curio Wellness to block their effort. The licenses are intended to increase diversity in the state’s fledgling MMJ industry. For more details from the Baltimore Business Journal’s […]

How to Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in New Jersey

New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP), established by the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medicinal Marijuana Act (CUMMA) in 2010, has been growing in popularity. The state announced that as of mid-March 2019 that 42,528 patients, 1,736 caregivers, and 925 doctors were participating in the MMP, and over the past year more than 400 new physicians […]

WV gov vetoes cannabis bill that would tax vertically integrated firms at lower rate

Published 3 hours ago West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice vetoed a medical marijuana bill because he said it “favors wholly vertically integrated businesses” by taxing them at a lower rate than stand-alone cultivators, processors and retailers. Mike Pushkin, a Democratic delegate and sponsor of the bill, told The Register-Herald of Beckley that the governor’s veto […]

Mexico revokes cannabis guidelines, throwing licenses into doubt

Mexico’s main regulatory body for medical cannabis revoked key guidelines used as the basis for issuing dozens of import licenses for low-THC products, putting the status of those permits into question, pending a government review. Toward the end of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s term last fall, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) granted […]

Detroit medical cannabis dispensary sues state over deadline

Published 1 min ago An unlicensed medical cannabis dispensary in Detroit has sued the state, just days before regulators are poised to shutter shops that have not obtained appropriate permits. Green Genie filed suit to allow unlicensed dispensaries to stay open past a March 31 deadline, reported. Roughly 50 dispensaries are facing cease-and-desist orders […]