Month: August 2019

Illinois licenses first five adult-use marijuana stores

Illinois awarded its first licenses to businesses that can sell recreational cannabis when it becomes legal in the state next year. State regulators announced the five medical marijuana dispensaries where residents will be able to buy small amounts of recreational marijuana products starting Jan. 1. The first group of licensees are all owned by Chicago-based […]

Nevada judge gives OK for more retail cannabis stores to open

More than a dozen new dispensaries could open in Nevada’s booming retail marijuana market in the coming weeks, after a judge gave the go-ahead Thursday to companies that underwent background checks and won licenses. State marijuana regulators said as many as 36 stores could open. But lawyers for the state and companies claiming the licensing […]

New Mexico must issue medical marijuana cards to non-residents

Published 2 hours ago A district judge in New Mexico made a final ruling ordering the state to issue medical cannabis patient cards to qualifying out-of-state residents, but the governor’s office said it will appeal. The ruling, if it stands, would inject additional sales into the market. Here’s the latest on the case: Judge Bryan […]

Maine’s largest medical marijuana firm at heart of business dispute

Maine’s biggest medical cannabis operator is trying to end its relationship with a company behind its fast-growing edibles operation. Wellness Connection, based in Portland, Maine, contends CanWell of Rhode Island is to blame for $14 million in losses caused by low yields from its extraction equipment and processes. CanWell, meanwhile, says the charges were trumped […]