Category: Regulation

Experts weigh in on prospects for regional cannabis coordination among US Northeast governors

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, left to right, participate in the Regional Cannabis Regulation and Vaping Summit in New York City on Oct. 17. Democratic governors from five states in the Northeast last week agreed on core […]

Seeking fairness for medical cannabis businesses, RI gov sues over control of state’s industry

Rhode Island’s governor is asking a judge to declare the Legislature’s control over new medical marijuana and hemp regulations unconstitutional. Gov. Gina Raimondo said Tuesday she’s suing in Superior Court because the Democratic-controlled Legislature, in provisions of the state budget, violated the constitutional guarantee of separation of powers by giving itself the right to veto, […]

Oklahoma to license cannabis labs, but businesses must test batches

Medical marijuana regulators in Oklahoma are close to licensing testing laboratories, but MMJ growers and processors in what had been a lightly regulated market have been required to test product batches for pesticides and potency for nearly two months. State regulators said they would begin accepting lab applications on Nov. 1. Melissa Miller, assistant director […]

Connecticut adds medical marijuana conditions

Connecticut lawmakers on Tuesday approved medical cannabis to treat an additional five conditions, which likely will boost MMJ sales in the state. The General Assembly’s Regulations Review Committee voted to add the conditions, including Tourette syndrome and intractable neuropathic pain. Legislators also approved medical marijuana as a treatment for patients younger than 18 with those same […]

Georgia limited medical cannabis program has yet to take off

Georgia’s 6-month-old limited medical marijuana program hasn’t moved forward because no one has been appointed to a commission that will oversee the new industry. Politicians contacted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution gave no reason why no one has been appointed to the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission. More than 50 people have applied to serve […]

Maine requiring cannabis label for recreational products

Maine regulators adopted a symbol that will be required on marijuana products sold for recreational use, starting next year. The Maine Office of Marijuana Policy partnered with the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission to unveil a shared universal symbol for cannabis and marijuana products. The symbol, already in use in Massachusetts, features a red triangle with […]

Nevada regulators suspend Reno marijuana grower

Nevada cannabis regulators suspended the license of a Reno cultivator, just days after the beginning of an investigation into the industry by a governor-appointed, multiagency task force. The cultivator, Helio, was notified of the suspension Friday, according to the Reno Gazette Journal. The action comes as a task force has been making unannounced spot inspections of several […]

Cannabis licensing decisions challenged by marijuana firms

Cannabis companies, particularly multistate operators (MSOs), are increasingly incorporating lawsuits into their licensing application strategy in a bid to secure a permit in a highly sought-after market. That strategy of preparing to fight license rejections by state regulators, especially those lost by a narrow margin, is based on a number of factors: Many marijuana business […]

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 […]