Revolution Enterprises Wins Preliminary Approval To Dispense Cannabis In Maryland

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 of Harford County.

“Our mission is to enhance the lives of our qualifying patients by providing them with superior medicine, education, and service,” says Revolution Enterprises Chief Operating Officer Dustin Shroyer. “Patients will enjoy a comfortable and familiar retail experience while having the opportunity to learn more about cannabinoid medicines that may improve their wellbeing.”

Revolution Maryland Retail LLC is a subsidiary of Illinois-based Revolution Enterprises, which has two of 19 cannabis cultivation licenses issued in Illinois. In Illinois, Revolution Enterprises owns and operates more than 150,000 square feet of state-of-the- art cannabis cultivation and processing facilities. Revolution Maryland Retail will benefit from access to the operating procedures perfected and intellectual property developed in the Company’s Illinois cannabis businesses.

“We are leveraging our expertise to advance Revolution’s brand nationally,” Shroyer says. “We look forward to planting the Revolution flag in Maryland and continuing to promote common sense solutions for improvements in health care.”

The Company is also exploring partnerships with Maryland licensed medical cannabis growers and processorsMaryland dispensary licensees have 365 days from date of pre-approval to implement their operations.

 

Marijuana Is New (Legal) Cash Crop in Connecticut

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 will control temperature and humidity in the plant-growing areas, where an air-filtration system will screen for molds and pests.

“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.”

Medical Marijuana Licence Applications Pile Up At Health Canada

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 coming in the door at an average of 25 a week.

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.

Health Canada radically changed the rules for medical marijuana on April 1, moving approved production from a cottage industry of thousands of loosely regulated growers to a commercially competitive sector, with an anticipated 50 larger companies shipping high-quality weed in dozens of strains.

Canada Chocolate Factory May Get New Life As Marijuana Farm

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. [Read more…]

R.I.P. Sweet Friend

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 Oil. I begged him … please… I don’t want to lose you.  I have access to highly-potent, tumor-killing medicine from the best medicine growers in Washington. Look at the studies! Let me show you the research! It’s here, it’s affordable, and it’s available right NOW! What have we got to lose?!? [Read more…]