Revolution Enterprises Wins Preliminary Approval To Dispense Cannabis In Maryland

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MARYLAND: Revolution Maryland Retail LLC received preliminary authorization to operate a medical cannabis dispensary in Maryland. Revolution Maryland Retail was awarded license pre-approval to operate in Maryland’s Senatorial District 34 following a competitive licensing process that drew 811 applications for up to 109 available licenses statewide. District 34 sits northeast of Baltimore along the Interstate 95 corridor, and encompasses a majority Read the full article…

Marijuana Is New (Legal) Cash Crop in Connecticut

"We aren't just growing plants in a warehouse," said David Lipton, the founder of Advanced Grow Labs in West Haven. The company is spending $2.5 million to retrofit a portion of a 62,000-square-foot building where it is the primary tenant. "We really are like a startup pharmaceutical company."

CONNECTICUT:  Across Connecticut, growers are cultivating marijuana for medical use in buildings with the exacting standards of pharmaceutical factories. Employees reporting for work at some plants will be required to change into scrubs. Then, they will pass through a room that will emit blasts of air to remove contaminants brought in from the outside. Computers Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Licence Applications Pile Up At Health Canada

The application frenzy has drawn basement growers, well-heeled entrepreneurs with pharmacy expertise and even struggling junior mining firms trying to find a lucrative new business line.

CANADA: There’s no business like grow business. Health Canada is struggling to process a mountain of applications for licences to grow medical marijuana as the country experiences a “green rush” of firms wanting to grab a piece of the coming boom. The department had received 858 applications as of late last month, and new ones were Read the full article…

Canada Chocolate Factory May Get New Life As Marijuana Farm

The company, which expects to hear back from regulators soon, plans to spend about C$1.5 million ($1.45 million) retrofitting the old chocolate factory.

COLORADO: A Canadian start-up wants to turn an empty chocolate factory in eastern Ontario into a production facility for medical marijuana, a possible boost for a local economy that has been hurting since the landmark Hershey plant shut down in 2008.

R.I.P. Sweet Friend

When he told me last year that he had liver cancer, I immediately told him about Rick Simpson Oil. I begged him … please… I don’t want to lose you.

My friend of ten years died today. He had liver cancer, was 52 years old, and survived by a confused wife, five kids, and one grandchild. Cannabis did not save his life, because he wouldn’t try it. When he told me last year that he had liver cancer, I immediately told him about Rick Simpson Read the full article…