March 18 WSLCB Board Meeting Cancelled, Quality Control Testing Hearing Postponed

WASHINGTON: The public hearing for Quality Control Testing rules is currently on the March 18, 2020 Board agenda. Given COVID-19 concerns, the Board voted yesterday to cancel tomorrow’s Board meeting, and continue this public hearing until the next scheduled Board meeting at 10 a.m. on April 1, 2020. Kathy Hoffman, Policy and Rules coordinator, will file Read the full article…

NECANN Boston To Be Re-scheduled Due To COVID-19 Concerns

MASSACHUSETTS: Due to the increasing concern and public health crisis due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the NECANN Boston convention, scheduled for March 20-22, is being postponed. We are working with our venue partners and city officials to select a new date in 2020 and will update everyone as soon as we have specific information and Read the full article…

FDA Advances Work Related To Cannabidiol Products With Focus On Protecting Public Health, Providing Market Clarity

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Over the past year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has embarked on a comprehensive evaluation of cannabidiol (CBD) products, with a focus on educating the public about the risks and unknowns of these products, gathering the science needed to better understand both these safety concerns and potential benefits to inform our Read the full article…

Acreage Announces Opening Of The Botanist Dispensary in Florida

NEW YORK: Acreage Holdings, one of the largest vertically integrated, multi-state operators of cannabis licenses and assets in the U.S., today announced the opening of The Botanist in Spring Hill, Florida, a suburb of Tampa.  The medical cannabis dispensary is Acreage’s first retail location in the state. With the opening of the dispensary, located at 10520 Read the full article…

CannaTech Tel Aviv & PsyTech Summit Postponed

New Dates PsyTech Summit: June 14-15, 2020 CannaTech Tel Aviv: June 15-16, 2020 ISRAEL: In light of developing circumstances with the COVID-19 coronavirus and based on recommendations from the Israeli Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CannaTech Tel Aviv and PsyTech Summit are postponed.  PsyTech Summit will take place June Read the full article…

Cresco Labs Announces Resignation Of Joe Caltabiano As President

ILLINOIS: Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, today announced that  has advised the Company of his decision to resign from the position of President effective immediately. Mr. Caltabiano’s management responsibilities will be taken up by CEO and Co-founder Charlie Bachtell as well as other members of the Read the full article…

OLCC Notice of Public Hearing: OAR 845-025-5760 Audit, Compliance, And Random Testing

OREGON:  OLCC Notice of Public Hearing. What: OAR 845-025-5760, Audit, Compliance, and Random Testing When:  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday, March 16, 2020 Where: Oregon Liquor Control Commission, 9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Portland, OR 97222 Public Notice & Proposed Rule Draft The national outbreak of e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) has resulted in 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…

WSLCB Listen And Learn Forum: Draft Conceptual Rules Regarding Voluntary Licensee Consultation And Education Program Rules

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is hosting a Listen and Learn forum about draft conceptual rules regarding the voluntary cannabis licensee consultation and education program. Please join us on March 11, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at our Headquarters Boardroom, located at 1025 Union Avenue SE, in downtown Olympia. You Read the full article…