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Nevada inspecting cannabis testing labs in corruption probe

A Nevada task force investigating possible corruption in the marijuana industry already has conducted unannounced spot inspections at several testing laboratories, according to a newspaper. The inspections are being done, the Las Vegas Journal-Review reported, after allegations emerged that test results had been manipulated, allowing products with unacceptable levels of mold, yeast and other microbials […]

Massachusetts drops suspension against marijuana cultivator

Massachusetts cannabis regulators have lifted the roughly five-week suspension of marijuana cultivation license holder Nova Farms, but the operation remains under investigation. The state’s Cannabis Control Commission said it withdrew the suspension order after determining that threats to public health, safety, and welfare had been mitigated. Last month, criminal charges were dismissed against Mark Rioux, who has a […]

Weedmaps lays off 100+, freeze costs CO marijuana cultivator millions, MJ licensing probes

Colorado’s largest marijuana cultivator suffers an early freeze that is expected to trigger a supply disruption in the state, more than 100 Weedmaps employees receive pink slips, enforcement efforts intensify to root out corruption in local and state cannabis licensing – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. Supply freeze Colorado’s largest cannabis […]

Northeast governors take big step toward regional cannabis coordination

Democratic governors from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut took a landmark step Thursday toward coordinating recreational marijuana legalization efforts, agreeing on basic principles involving market regulation, taxation and social equity. They also focused on the vaping crisis, agreeing that states should either ban flavored vaporizer products or regulate them to reduce their attractiveness […]

California probes marijuana licenses of indicted man tied to Giuliani associates

The arrest of a Ukrainian-born businessman on charges of conspiring to violate federal campaign finance laws triggered a review of the California cannabis licenses he was granted. Lori Ajax, head of the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), told the Los Angeles Times the indictment of Andrey Kukushkin raises concerns. In the past year, according […]