MMJ Business Daily

California orders Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed marijuana businesses

The honeymoon is over for Weedmaps and California’s gray-market marijuana businesses. The California Bureau of Cannabis Control sent a cease-and-desist letter last month to Irvine-based Ghost Management Group, the owner of popular marijuana dispe…

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Massachusetts finalizes recreational cannabis regulations

Massachusetts got closer Tuesday to making recreational marijuana sales in the state a reality this summer after the approval of final regulations for MJ companies. The state Cannabis Control Commission voted unanimously in support of the rules, Boston…

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‘This is not a social network’: Q&A with new Women Grow chair Chanda Macias

As owner of the National Holistic Healing Center, a Washington DC dispensary that serves roughly 2,000 patients, Chanda Macias has found success pairing scientific and medical expertise with corporate experience. She hopes to use that same formula to h…

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Las Vegas delays action on marijuana consumption lounges until 2019

Las Vegas officials are waiting until 2019 before deciding whether to allow public cannabis consumption in venues such as lounges. According to the Las Vegas Sun, the Clark County Commission and Las Vegas City Council have said they’ll continue t…

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Hemp, CBD bills squashed in two states

Two conservative state legislatures have squashed proposals to expand CBD access and allow hemp production. Idaho and Indiana lawmakers have said “no thanks” to proposals that appeared headed toward approval, both at the apparent urging of …

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Hot ink: CBD makers hoping tattoo-care products will open new $1.6 billion market

A growing number of hemp companies are launching products aimed at the tattoo industry, from CBD patches marketed as pain relief to balms and creams designed to speed recovery, to expand their retail opportunities. “A tattoo, it’s basically just an ope…

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Trial date set for smokable medical marijuana in Florida

A hearing on Florida’s ban on smokable forms of medical cannabis will be heard by a circuit court judge in May. Lean County Judge Karen Gievers will hold a nonjury trial on May 16 to determine if the ban violates the 2016 state constitutional ame…

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PA medical cannabis shops low on product; state OKs more licenses

Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana dispensary owners are experiencing a common occurrence among new markets: a supply shortage. Only two weeks after the state launched sales, some dispensaries have run out of product because of limited supply and u…

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Australia ‘takes machete’ to red tape to boost medical marijuana access

The most populous state in Australia is making it easier for doctors to prescribe medical marijuana, opening the door to faster growth in the country’s MMJ industry. Australia’s medical market has seen anemic growth due in part to separate regulations …

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Nevada gaming panel: Casinos should stay out of cannabis business

It looks as if MJBizCon won’t have to relocate its long-running November show. A Nevada gambling commission unanimously recommended Monday that a strict wall be maintained between casinos and the cannabis industry. However, the group also said it…

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