OLCC Commission Adopts Updated Rules For Marijuana Program


Approves Marijuana Licensee Stipulated Settlements OREGON: At its monthly meeting on January 16, 2020, the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved five marijuana violation stipulated settlement agreements.  The Commission also adopted changes to the rules for the Recreational Marijuana Program that address technical fixes and changes made during the 2019 legislative session. Many of the approved Read the full article…

USDA To Present At Oregon Hemp & CBD Connex Conference

Oregon Hemp & CBD Connex

OREGON: The HEMP & CBD CONNEX CONFERENCE will take place January 29-30, 2020 at the Portland Expo.  GROWING HEMP IS NOT THE “FIELD OF DREAMS” What you need to know before you grow: From seed to harvest to shelf, invest in two days in educating yourself in all aspects of the industry. When the farm bill passed in Read the full article…

Oregon: OLCC Issues Marijuana Product Recall


Winberry Farms Sweet Leaf Blend Pre-rolls Failed Pesticide Test  Portland, OR – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially unsafe pesticide residue on plant material used in a packaged retail marijuana product.  The product in question was cultivated by licensed marijuana producer Ard Ri and packaged Read the full article…

Global Cannabis Sales Grow 48% To $15 Billion In 2019


COLORADO: Global cannabis sales rose 48% to $15 billion in 2019, driven by growth in sales in Canada and seven U.S. states that saw sales more than double. Continued consumer adoption in maturing markets such as Colorado and new adult-use markets including Massachusetts contributed to 45% growth in adult-use sales to $8.9 billion. However, medical-only states Read the full article…

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Awards Second Dispensary Certificate Of Operation In Newark


OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation to Ohio Grown Therapies, located at 1246 N. 21st St., Newark. The Board has now issued 48 Dispensary Certificates of Operation. The interactive map of Dispensaries with Certificates of Operation will be updated within two business days.

Industries Booming Since Marijuana Legalization


The marijuana industry has been growing steadily since its legalization in the United States, with more than 75% increase in sales, and contributing greatly to the economy of this nation. To date 11 states have legalized marijuana for recreational use and other 33 have authorized cannabis for medicinal use. Legalization has seen the creation of a diverse range of companies Read the full article…

Tilray Expands Global Leadership Team With New COO And CFO


CANADA: Tilray, a global pioneer in cannabis production, research, cultivation, and distribution, announces the expansion of its global senior leadership team with two strategic hires: Jon Levin as Chief Operating Officer, who was formerly with Revlon, and Michael Kruteck as Chief Financial Officer, who was formerly with Molson Coors and Pharmaca. Mr. Kruteck’s appointment will be Read the full article…

Beneficial Medical Cannabis Goes Mainstream With Online Seed Sales

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Cannabis is widely considered a medical plant because of the many significant health benefits it brings. It has long been used for medicinal purposes worldwide, and has become a very popular trend in the United States, which has resulted in its legalization in more than 30 states. Internationally, more and more countries have legalized cannabis Read the full article…

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Publishes Updated Patient & Caregiver Numbers For December 2019


OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today published updated patient & caregiver numbers for December 2019. These numbers include: 83,857 Recommendations 78,376 Registered patients 5,617 Patients with Veteran Status 4,398 Patients with Indigent Status 449 Patients with a Terminal Diagnosis 55,617 Unique patients who purchased medical marijuana (as reported to OARRS by licensed Read the full article…

Jim Belushi To Keynote Cannabis Conference 2020 In Las Vegas

Cannabis Conference 2020

Owner of Belushi’s Farm to Provide Attendees Insights Into Challenges and Opportunities of Cannabis Cultivation OHIO:  Cannabis Conference 2020 presented by Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis Dispensary, and Hemp Grower, has announced that actor and celebrity cannabis business owner Jim Belushi will keynote this year’s conference program. The three-day event will be held at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Read the full article…