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Chart: New York medical marijuana patient counts surge 183%, but challenges remain for businesses

By Eli McVey
The number of medical cannabis patients in New York has nearly tripled this year, driven by the addition of chronic pain as a qualifying condition and a series of changes aimed at increasing the viability of the state’s medical marijuana p…

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New Zealand to hold recreational cannabis referendum

New Zealand will hold a public referendum on whether to legalize recreational marijuana for personal use at some point over the next three years, according to the nation’s newly-elected prime minister.
Jacinda Ardern – who was confirmed as …

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Biggest US mall operator seeks to block PA marijuana dispensary

The largest shopping mall operator in the United States is trying to stop a medical marijuana dispensary from opening next to one of its properties in Philadelphia.
Last March, PharmaCann – which operates MMJ businesses in Illinois and New York &…

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Peru’s Congress approves medical cannabis law

Peru’s Congress overwhelmingly approved a medical marijuana bill that also has the support of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, putting the country in line to become the latest in Latin America to legalize some form of cannabis.
The bill, approved Thurs…

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Maine gov proposes stalling rec marijuana sales until 2019

Maine’s Republican governor is proposing that state lawmakers consider simply delaying recreational marijuana sales, instead of passing a legislative rewrite of the voter-approved marijuana law.
The Maine Legislature is set to return Monday to co…

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Week in Review: Michigan’s pricey plan, marijuana capital raises jump, PA grower gets thumbs up

By Bart Schaneman, John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey
Michigan regulators propose steep capital requirements for medical marijuana businesses, cannabis funding deals skyrocket, and Pennsylvania gives the green light to the state’s first MMJ cultivat…

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New Brunswick issues call for 15 cannabis retail spaces

A New Brunswick government-owned corporation has issued a call for proposals for 15 retail spaces across the province to sell adult-use cannabis.
A spokesperson for the Finance Ministry declined to confirm to Marijuana Business Daily whether the tender…

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Michigan medical marijuana firms could need $500K to open

Michigan’s proposed medical marijuana regulations could very well force some existing companies out of business if they lack the financial cushion needed to secure a new license.
The proposed rules would require companies to have up to $500,000 t…

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Cannabis Wheaton hopes to sell MJ in Canadian convenience stores

A Canadian marijuana company has inked a strategic alliance with a national chain of convenience stores with the aim of selling adult-use cannabis at the operator’s 350 locations across Canada.

Cannabis Wheaton, based in Vancouver, called the alliance the “first of its kind.” The name of the convenience store operator was not disclosed.

Hugo Alves, president of Cannabis Wheaton, told Marijuana Business Daily that the initial focus will be on provinces where the government has not shut the door on privately owned retail outlets, primarily in Western Canada and Quebec.

So far those might include British Columbia and

Cannabis Wheaton hopes to sell MJ in Canadian convenience stores is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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Wisconsin Senate committee approves hemp measure

The Wisconsin state Senate’s agriculture committee overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow farmers to grow hemp.

The panel voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the proposal. The vote clears the way for a full floor vote in the Senate…

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