OLCC Issues Guidance: What Do I Do If My Employee is Sick?

Guidance for OLCC Alcohol & Marijuana Licensees On What Action to Take If An Employee is Sick OREGON: OLCC licensees are operating in a difficult business environment right now. To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Governor’s March 17, 2020 Executive Order 20-07 prohibited on-site consumption of food and drink and gatherings of 25 Read the full article…

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Publishes Updated MMJ Patient & Caregiver Numbers For February 2020

OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today published updated patient & caregiver numbers for February 2020. These numbers include: 102,200 Recommendations 88,306 Registered patients 6,545 Patients with Veteran Status 6,018 Patients with Indigent Status 506 Patients with a Terminal Diagnosis 64,932 Unique patients who purchased medical marijuana (as reported to OARRS by licensed Read the full article…

Tilray Releases 11 Million Shares From Lock-Up Agreement

CANADA: Tilray, a global pioneer in cannabis production, research, cultivation and distribution, announced that the Board of Directors of Tilray unanimously approved the pro rata release of 11 million shares of Class 2 common stock held by the former equity holders of Privateer Holdings, Inc. The shares are being released from lock-up agreements entered into Read the full article…

FSD Pharma Takes Steps To Mitigate The Impact Of COVID-19 On Its Cannabis Production Facility In Cobourg, Ontario

CANADA: FSD Pharma Inc. today announced that it has taken steps to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on its wholly-owned subsidiary, FV Pharma Inc., a licensed producer under Canada’s Cannabis Act and Regulations, and its facility in Cobourg, Ontario. The Company’s actions are aligned with evolving guidance from provincial and local Read the full article…

Oregon Marijuana Retail Licensees Allowed To Provide Curbside Delivery

Temporary Rule Aligns With Governor’s Executive Order to Promote Social Distancing OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved a temporary rule that supports social distancing to promote prevention of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, by allowing licensed marijuana retailers to conduct limited transactions outside their licensed premises.  The action will permit retail licensees to Read the full article…

WSLCB Notice of Continued Public Hearing WSR 20-07-052

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has continued the public hearing on WSR 20-03-176 regarding marijuana quality control rule revisions, originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. As a result of this continuance, the public comment period has been extended to the 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…

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…

Ohio: OMMCP Issues Update On 11.15.19 Medical Marijuana Recall

OHIO: On November 17, 2019, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP) issued an updated mandatory product recall for three products (Pineapple Express, Blue Boi Z7, and Afghani #1). The original recall was issued on November 15, 2019. The Ohio Department of Commerce mandated that samples of the recalled products be submitted for additional laboratory testing, and subsequently 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…