Beckley Foundation Hosts Jamaican Cannabis Summit

The two day event was hosted by the Beckley Foundation

JAMAICA: This weekend in Negril the Beckley Foundation brought together leaders from the Jamaican government, the Rastafari community, and the business community to discuss the current progress and next steps for building a regulatory framework for a legal cannabis industry in Jamaica. The two day event was hosted by the Beckley Foundation, which was started Read the full article…

Maryland Flooded With Almost 900 Medical Marijuana Applications

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MARYLAND: Applicants seeking to be among the first in the state to legally grow, process or dispense medical marijuana flooded the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission with 882 submissions before a recent deadline, meaning interest in the nascent industry far outpaces available licenses. The huge number also means officials have been wading through mounds of additional applications Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana For Sale In Illinois

Only patients with state-issued ID cards who are registered at a dispensary can purchase medical marijuana. The state has issued only about 3,300 IDs

ILLINOIS: Patients lined up at the door on the first day of sales of medical marijuana in Illinois.Rico was one of 200 people to get a prescription filled at The Clinic Mundelein, one of nine medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. The 20-year Army veteran suffers from severe back pain.“This is just like I went to Read the full article…

Oregon Fines Portland Marijuana Dispensary For Multiple Violations Related To Product Giveaways

The order states that Cannacea, located in Northeast Portland, allowed the giveaway of marijuana products in its parking lot and failed to check the identification of people receiving the products to ensure they were 21 or older or that they were medical marijuana patients.

OREGON: The state has fined a Portland marijuana dispensary $2,500 for allowing a vendor to give away marijuana concentrates and pre-rolled joints in the parking lot on the opening day of recreational marijuana sales, according to a stipulated settlement order. The order states that Cannacea, located in Northeast Portland, allowed the giveaway of marijuana products in its parking Read the full article…

Oregon’s First Week Of Recreational Pot Sales Tops $11 Million

CBD and Legal Cannabis Market On the Rise

OREGON: After just one week of recreational marijuana sales, Oregon dispensaries have raked in an estimated $11 million. That figure could mean the state’s estimate is shockingly low for how much money it’ll make when pot taxes kick in this January. At Nectar on Northeast Sandy Boulevard and 33rd Avenue, they’re restocking the shelves a lot this week. “We’re seeing Read the full article…

Report: Detroit Has 148 Marijuana Dispensaries

City Council to host public hearing Monday on creating regulations

MICHIGAN: A new report pegs the number of marijuana dispensaries in Detroit at 148. Prior to the report, Detroit public officials could not say how many dispensaries there are, partly because they are opening at such a rapid pace but mostly because the city does not keep track of them. The City Council is debating proposed licensing Read the full article…

Oregon Marijuana Dispensaries Report Brisk Sales On Opening Day

Legal recreational marijuana sales got underway in Oregon this week with 245 dispensaries eligible to sell the drug. Many shops in Portland, home to more than 100 marijuana dispensaries, saw brisk business Thursday.

OREGON: The line formed at Oregrown before the doors opened at 8 a.m. Thursday and stayed that way until the shop closed nearly 16 hours later. The numbers alone tell the story: More than 1,100 customers came through the downtown Bend shop on Thursday, the first day of legal marijuana sales in Oregon, said Oregrown owner Aviv Hadar. In Read the full article…

Oregon Dispensaries Prepare For Legal Marijuana

Measure 91, passed by voters in 2014, allows the sale of recreational marijuana at medicinal dispensaries.

OREGON:  The Oregon Health Authority says there over 300 registered medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon. Emerald City Medicinal is one of 19 in Eugene that can legally start selling recreational marijuana to adults as of Thursday, October 1st. Measure 91, passed by voters in 2014, allows the sale of recreational marijuana at medicinal dispensaries. Customers Read the full article…

A ‘Niche Business’: Mainstream Doctors Are Wary Of Prescribing Medical Marijuana

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MASSACHUSETTS: Looking for a medical marijuana prescription? Your general practitioner probably won’t help you get it. Most doctors aren’t approved to certify Massachusetts residents as medical-marijuana patients, which is the first step toward receiving legal marijuana from one of the state’s two open dispensaries. In fact, there are only 108 certified doctors in the entire state. Read the full article…

Oak Park, IL Votes Down Medical Marijuana Tax

Trustees unanimously voted 6-0 against the proposed 6 percent tax, which would only have applied to the soon-to-open Seven Point dispensary planned for 1140 Lake St. Trustee Colette Lueck was absent.

ILLINOIS: Oak Park won’t have its own tax on medical marijuana if a dispensary planned for Lake Street opens up later this year. The Oak Park Village Board unanimously voted against a tax on the drug during its Monday meeting, with trustees saying they didn’t want to add another burden to ill people who are Read the full article…