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  1. Ron Strider

    CT: State Plans To Award At Least Three New Medical Marijuana Licenses

    The state Department of Consumer Protection plans to award licenses for at least three new dispensaries to keep up with Connecticut's growing medical marijuana program. There are currently nine dispensaries and four growers to serve the state's 22,348 medical marijuana patients, according to...
  2. Ron Strider

    CA: 11 Sacramento Dispensaries Approved To Sell Recreational Marijuana

    The California Bureau of Cannabis Control worked throughout the weekend to approve pending applications for cannabis dispensaries statewide, allowing those businesses to open for legal marijuana sales on Jan. 1. As of Sunday evening, 11 Sacramento dispensaries had received this final level...
  3. Ron Strider

    Arkansas Legalizes Medical Marijuana: City Officials Setup Rules For Growers, Sellers

    Within months of Arkansans' November 2016 vote to legalize medical marijuana, Texarkana set rules–and a price–for cannabis businesses in the city. In July, the Board of Directors fast-tracked and approved an ordinance setting fees for dispensaries that will sell medical marijuana, and...
  4. Ron Strider

    MI: Nearly 50 Marijuana Dispensaries May Be Forced To Close

    Nearly 50 marijuana dispensaries may be forced by the city to close within a few weeks, fined up to $1,000 a day if they don't close or have their owners taken to court. City Attorney Jim Smiertka said Tuesday his office has identified 48 locations that may be dispensaries in violation of the...
  5. Ron Strider

    MA: Hudson Officials Seek Community Input On Recreational Marijuana Regulations

    Town officials have appealed to the community for help regulating potential recreational marijuana dispensaries in Hudson. Residents and local business representatives responded with mixed feelings during a listening session Dec. 13. Having voted in favor of legalization on last year's ballot...
  6. Ron Strider

    Canada: Charges Laid After Two Illegal Cannabis Dispensaries Found

    The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) said a number of charges are pending against a number of people after officers found two illegal cannabis dispensaries operating in the city. The first dispensary was discovered Thursday, November 30, when EPS Southeast Division officers followed up on a tip...
  7. Ron Strider

    MI: 18 Marijuana Businesses In Ann Arbor Allowed To Temporarily Operate

    Ann Arbor is agreeing to let 18 medical marijuana businesses in the city temporarily operate without licenses while they go through the process of seeking licenses from the state. The City Council unanimously approved the measure this week, while finalizing new zoning regulations for...
  8. Ron Strider

    Canada: Illegal Cannabis Dispensaries Shut Down By Police, Multiple Charges Pending

    City police shut down two illegal south Edmonton cannabis dispensaries and say charges are pending against the operators for "clearly" breaking the law prior to legalization of the drug anticipated next summer. Officers called to a building near 46 Avenue and 101 Street on Nov. 30 after...
  9. Ron Strider

    Cannabis Marketing In Other States Offer Insights For California

    California's legal cannabis market, opening for business on Jan. 1, is expected to quickly grow to be the largest in the nation and worth more than $5 billion a year. County voting on Proposition 64 that led the state here – to legalizing sales for recreational use – can offer insight into...
  10. Ron Strider

    CA: All Politics - And Cannabis Marketing - Are Local

    California's legal cannabis market, opening for business on Jan. 1, is expected to quickly grow to be the largest in the nation and worth more than $5 billion a year. County voting on Proposition 64 that led the state here -- to legalizing sales for recreational use -- can offer insight into...
  11. Ron Strider

    Booming Cannabis Industry Has Serious Cash Problem - Cryptocurrency Isn't Solution

    The rapidly-growing cannabis industry has a cash problem, but dispensary owners around the country say cryptocurrency isn't a miracle solution. Most banks won't take cannabis cash, so dispensaries in states where the sale of cannabis is legal have been forced to explore alternative payment...
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    December 15 2017 - What does this mean for existing cannabis businesses?

    After careful review of the MMMP and the subsequent changes coming on December 15th (tomorrow), is anyone else concerned about the availability to obtain medical cannabis legally? I have been told that many dispensaries will be shutting down until the end of Q1 2018. Any insight would be...
  13. Ron Strider

    More Than 20 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In Maryland Approved, Drug Supply Low

    Medical marijuana regulators approved 12 new dispensaries to open in the state on Thursday, more than doubling the number of businesses allowed to sell the drug. But they cautioned the supply is still low, and it may be hard to buy marijuana until at least March. "Product is limited,"...
  14. Ron Strider

    CA: City Of Fresno Proposes New Marijuana Ordinance

    Proposition 64 takes effect in California in January and this week the Fresno City Council will consider a new push to approve marijuana-related businesses. The city council has already voted to ban recreational marijuana sales but on Thursday they will discuss a new ordinance which would...
  15. Ron Strider

    CA: Should Modesto Allow Marijuana Dispensaries Downtown

    Modesto is considering allowing as many as 10 dispensaries – including up to three in downtown – as it moves to regulate commercial marijuana. The City Council on Tuesday is expected to discuss and approve regulations governing commercial activities, including cultivation, manufacturing...
  16. Ron Strider

    MA: Medical Marijuana Zoning Bylaw Change Tops Lee Special Town Meeting Ballot

    Town meeting representatives next month will consider changing where medical marijuana dispensaries are allowed in Lee. The bylaw amendment would allow medical dispensaries in three of the municipality's eight zoning districts: rural business, industrial and Office Park and Light Industrial...
  17. Ron Strider

    FL: This City OK'd Marijuana Dispensaries. Now It's Having Second Thoughts

    Have they opened Pandora's box? Some Deerfield Beach city leaders worry that's what they might've done by allowing marijuana dispensaries in the city. They're now trying to stop medical dispensaries from clustering citywide by keeping them out of commercial areas that also have homes, as well...
  18. Ron Strider

    FL: St. Lucie County Updating Medical-Marijuana Dispensaries Rules To Meet State Law

    New regulations for medical-marijuana dispensaries are up for a County Commission vote during a final public hearing Dec. 19. Commissioners held a first hearing Tuesday on updated medical-marijuana dispensary rules that would follow state law, allowing them wherever pharmacies are permitted...
  19. Ron Strider

    FL: Collier County Lengthens Marijuana Dispensary Ban

    Medicinal marijuana dispensaries will be banned in Collier County for another six months as local commissioners try to wait for state lawmakers to change the rules surrounding them. County commissioners want control over the number of dispensaries that could open after voters approved a...
  20. Ron Strider

    Company Hopes To Be 'Amazon Of Cannabis' In Such Places As North Dakota

    As medical marijuana legalization slowly moves forward in North Dakota, some national companies are already taking a look at working with dispensaries. One such outfit hopes to be the "Amazon of Cannabis," said owner and founder Socrates Rosenfeld, an Army veteran who flew and commanded a...