U.S. House Of Representatives Approves Cannabis Banking Reform In Larger COVID-19 Relief Package

Lawmakers voted 208-199 (23 not voting) in favor of coronavirus “HEROES” relief package DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: On Friday evening (5/15/20) lawmakers in the United States House of Representatives passed additional coronavirus relief legislation to provide continued economic and government support to the country. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act includes the Read the full article…

Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board Issues Emergency License Suspension For Smoking Exodus in Port Orchard

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Friday issued an emergency suspension for Smoking Exodus, a vapor product retailer, after an investigation found multiple violations of their state licenses and violations of state and federal drug laws. The suspension is for the licensee listed below: Smoking Exodus:1382 SE Lund Avenue, Suite 150, Port Read the full article…

Dr. Ethan Russo Joins Endocanna Health’s Newly Created Science Board As Chairman

CALIFORNIA: Endocanna Health, a research and development biotechnology company specializing in endocannabinoid DNA testing and precision cannabinoid formulations, announced today Dr. Ethan Russo, world renowned cannabinoid research contributor, has joined Endocanna Health’s Scientific Board (“Science Board” or the “Board”) as Chairman to lead the Board in clinical research both internally and with external partners. “We Read the full article…

Oklahoma Mandatory Marijuana Products Testing To Begin July 1st

OKLAHOMA: Beginning July 1st, all marijuana product sold by a grower or processor will be required to be tested by an Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) licensed laboratory. The mandatory testing requirements were created by the Oklahoma Legislature and went into effect on Nov 1st, 2019. Since that time, the OMMA has been creating the Read the full article…

CANADA: Cannalogue Introduces COVID-19 Compassionate Care Program For Medical Cannabis

Physician-led online marketplace offers discount of 20-50% on select products for frontline workers, seniors and financially strained CANADA: In response to the closure of storefront retailers due to COVID-19, online marketplace Cannalogue announced today a new Compassionate Care Program that seeks to provide better access to medical cannabis for all Canadians.  Qualified candidates including first responders, seniors, nurses, teachers, Read the full article…

Colorado Legal Cannabis By The Numbers 2/2020

COLORADO: Just how big is Colorado’s legal cannabis business?  Here are the official MED numbers, as of February, 2020.   Medical Marijuana Business License Numbers: 435 Centers 462 Cultivations 216 Infused Product Manufacturers 11 Testing Facilities 7 Operators 7 Transporters 1 Research and Development and Research Cultivation  Retail Marijuana Businesses License Numbers: 575 Stores 680 Cultivations 282 Product Manufacturers 13 Testing Facilities Read the full article…

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority Sets April 1, 2020 Laboratory Deadline

OKLAHOMA: Beginning April 1st, all marijuana product sold by a grower or processor will be required to be tested by an Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) licensed laboratory. The mandatory testing requirements were created by the Oklahoma Legislature and went into effect on Nov 1st, 2019. Since that time, the OMMA has been creating the Read the full article…

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

  OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation to Herbology, located at 1150 N. 21st St., Newark. The Board has now issued 50 Dispensary Certificates of Operation. The interactive map of Dispensaries with Certificates of Operation will be updated within two business days.

OLCC Approves Marijuana License Stipulated Settlement

Starts Additional Rule-making Affecting Bottle Bill & Milk Beverages OREGON: At a special meeting on January 30, 2020, the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved one marijuana violation stipulated settlement agreement. Cura CS, a licensed recreational marijuana wholesaler, will pay a fine of $110,000 for two violations. Licensees are: Cura CS, LLC; Cura Partners, Inc., Member; Cameron Forni, President/Director/Stockholder; Read the full article…

Cresco Labs Makes History On January 1st With First Sale Of Adult-Use Cannabis In Illinois

ILLINOIS: Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multistate cannabis operators in the United States, announced today that the Company served 3,145 people on New Year’s Day at its five Sunnyside* Dispensaries located in Lakeview, Elmwood Park, Champaign, Buffalo Grove and Rockford, Illinois. Sunnyside* also sold 9,258 cannabis products, including Cresco’s house of brands and Read the full article…