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Canopy signs cannabis seed deal with Spanish pharma company

Canopy Growth will supply medical marijuana seeds to the Spanish pharmaceutical company Alcaliber, becoming the latest licensed Canadian producer to expand its footprint in Europe.

Alcaliber will use the seeds to grow and export medical cannabis from its facilities in Spain. The seeds will be provided through a supply deal involving Smiths Falls, Ontario-based Canopy and its German subsidiary, Spektrum Cannabis, according to a news release.

Spektrum Cannabis distributes MMJ products to nearly 500 pharmacies across Germany.

LPs have been exporting medical cannabis from Canada as part of a major overseas expansion. And Canopy’s latest deal

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Canopy signs cannabis seed deal with Spanish pharma company

Canopy Growth will supply medical marijuana seeds to the Spanish pharmaceutical company Alcaliber, becoming the latest licensed Canadian producer to expand its footprint in Europe.

Alcaliber will use the seeds to grow and export medical cannabis from its facilities in Spain. The seeds will be provided through a supply deal involving Smiths Falls, Ontario-based Canopy and its German subsidiary, Spektrum Cannabis, according to a news release.

Spektrum Cannabis distributes MMJ products to nearly 500 pharmacies across Germany.

LPs have been exporting medical cannabis from Canada as part of a major overseas expansion. And Canopy’s latest deal

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‘So many things can go awry’ with Michigan’s medical marijuana plan

By John Schroyer

A sudden declaration Tuesday morning by Michigan regulators that all medical marijuana dispensaries statewide should start preparing to close by Dec. 15 made one thing clear:

The next steps for Michigan’s existing MMJ businesses are more akin to a traffic roundabout than an obvious road forward.

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Pennsylvania taken to task over MMJ application revisions

Pennsylvania’s fledgling medical marijuana program is clearly going through some growing pains.

The state’s Office of Open Records has ruled that Pennsylvania’s Department of Health hasn’t made a “good faith effort” when deciding if the information on applications for medical marijuana permits was improperly redacted.

The incident comes on the heels of a pair of legal challenges against the state’s Office of Medical Marijuana involving the MMJ licensing process.

The health department has until Sept. 18 to provide a timeline for when it will make available a more complete review of the 450-plus cultivation/processing and

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San Diego approves new marijuana business regulations

San Diego’s City Council approved regulations to allow cultivation, testing, production and distribution of marijuana products by business operators that obtain conditional use permits.

Such activities would be allowed in light and heavy industrial zones of San Diego, City News Service reported.

According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, the council also:

  • Eliminated a proposed cap – two marijuana businesses per each of the city’s nine council districts – that would have allowed for only 18 businesses. Instead, the council set a citywide limit of 40 cannabis businesses.
  • Rejected a rule prohibiting marijuana businesses from operating within 100

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British Columbia premier eyes role for private cannabis retailers

Premier John Horgan said British Columbia will be ready for cannabis legalization next summer and signaled private entrepreneurs may play a role in the retail sector – unlike in Ontario, which favors a government-run model.

In a radio interview on The Jon McComb Show, Horgan suggested the province could carve out space for private dispensaries to participate in the legalized cannabis market.

The premier said he wants to “make sure a distribution system is in place that benefits those who want to participate as entrepreneurs.”

British Columbia, the third most-populous province in Canada, is home to a thriving

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Michigan medical MJ dispensaries given three months to close

Michigan’s chief regulatory affairs agency is giving the state’s unlicensed medical marijuana dispensaries until Dec. 15 to “wind down” their operations.

Continuing to operate after Dec. 15 would be “a potential impediment to licensure,” Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs threatened in a news release.

Dec. 15 is significant because it’s the day Michigan regulators will start accepting applications for business licenses to operate under the state’s new MMJ regulations.

The agency also said it will work with the state attorney general’s office to draft emergency rules it expects to submit in November. Those rules would establish regulatory

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California grounds idea of cannabis delivery via drones

Marijuana delivery is a big business in California, but companies that specialize in the niche just lost one big avenue: drones.

In recently released draft regulations, the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control ruled that deliveries must “be made only in person by enclosed motor vehicle,” ARS Technica reported, noting that “unmanned vehicles” such as self-driving cars also are likely to be banned.

The new rule dashes the hopes of multiple tech startups, such as Eaze, MDelivers and Trees Delivery, ARS Technica noted, which had all either promised or mused about the possibility of drones providing cannabis home

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U.S. Senate committee calls for national marijuana testing program

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee wants to establish national marijuana testing protocols, according to a new report.

However, it’s not exactly a pro-cannabis industry move.

The committee members are interested in data on cannabis to help inform “substance abuse prevention efforts, public health policy and law enforcement tactics across the federal government,” according to the report.

The committee is calling for the National Institute on Drug Abuse to work with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other law enforcement arms to “facilitate and ultimately fund a National Testing Program for Schedule I Marijuana-Derived Products in U.S. distribution.”

According

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Slow-moving Massachusetts a concern for recreational marijuana launch

By Omar Sacirbey

Many Massachusetts cannabis advocates are worried that a regulatory agency heavy on members who voted against legalization may try to undermine the state’s nascent recreational marijuana industry.

But a far bigger worry, it seems, is that “in Massachusetts, things tend to move really slow.”

Those are the words of Kris Krane, managing partner of 4Front Ventures, a Boston-based canna-centric consulting firm.

He’s among industry observers who are more worried about Massachusetts’ adult-use rollout being hindered by the state’s timeline and potential manpower issues than the newly appointed Cannabis Control Commission’s politics.

“I’m not concerned

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