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  1. Ron Strider

    CA: Mike Tyson Plans Marijuana Revolution

    The baddest man on the planet is breaking bad. Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson's secret plan to revolutionize the pot industry in America with a super one-stop pot-shop amusement park compound in California has been revealed. The facility, unofficially titled Tyson Ranch...
  2. Ron Strider

    MD: First Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Worcester County Opens

    Worcester County's first medical marijuana dispensary has opened in Leicester. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported that Cultivate Holdings Inc. cultivates, processes and dispenses medical marijuana from a 23,000-square-foot facility on 1764 Main St. Cultivate officially opened to the...
  3. Ron Strider

    MA: Medical Marijuana Facility Set For February Opening With $8 Million Conversion

    Construction of an $8 million medical marijuana facility at 28 Appleton St. is about 70 percent done and the business is scheduled to open in mid-February, an official said Tuesday. "Seriously interesting, and it's exciting," said Jon Thomforde of GTI Massachusetts NP Corp. "It's really a...
  4. Ron Strider

    OH: Rossford OKs Medical Marijuana

    Rossford City Council voted 5-1 Monday night to become the latest northwest Ohio city to legalize the growing and selling of medical marijuana. Any facility wishing to open would need council to approve an application. Council could then place certain restrictions on the business. "As part...
  5. Ron Strider

    MA: Athol Looks To Marijuana Cultivation To Create Jobs In Old Mill

    The town is negotiating an agreement for marijuana growing at a sprawling mill that has been mostly vacant for decades, and it could bring 500 jobs to town. Town Manager Shaun A. Suhoski said recently he is working on the host community agreement after a vote of non-opposition by selectmen...
  6. Ron Strider

    MA: Easthampton Cannabis Dispensary To Host Job Fair, Hire Dozens Of Workers

    A soon-to-open medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation facility plans to hire dozens of workers and hopes to be doing business by the end of the year. Hampden Care Facility will host a job fair Nov. 4, and will eventually hire dozens of workers, said Ian Kelly, operations manager, and...
  7. Ron Strider

    PA: Job Fair For Marijuana Grower

    A medical marijuana processing facility is now taking job applications. The grower in Scranton is one of four facilities with permits in our area. Crews have started renovating what used to be Scranton Clothing Recyclers on Rosanna Avenue. It will become Pennsylvania Medical Solutions. The...
  8. Ron Strider

    Colorado Marijuana Firm Secures $10 Million For Massive Massachusetts Facility

    A Colorado-based corporation announced it has secured $10 million in equity to build a massive cannabis cultivation and processing facility in southeastern Massachusetts. AmeriCann plans the 1 million-square-foot Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Center in Freetown, near Fall River. It could be...
  9. Ron Strider

    AR: Benton County To Review Zoning For Medical Marijuana Grower

    Officials in Benton County are reviewing plans for a possible marijuana cultivation facility in the county as the state moves forward in implementing the sales of medical marijuana. The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Benton County's planning board has a hearing set for...
  10. Ron Strider

    What Does It Take To Grow Marijuana In Massachusetts

    Row after row of marijuana plants grow indoors under bright lights and constant 75-degree temperature. Nutrients are piped into the plants through a computer-controlled watering device. Workers in full body suits wearing hairnets and surgical masks fill vials with marijuana oil. "It's an...
  11. Ron Strider

    Nova Scotia: Truro Cannabis Plant Contract Awarded

    Dreams of a medical marijuana production facility in Truro are one step closer to fruition. The Truro Herbal Co. (THC) has awarded a contract to Lindsay's Construction of Dartmouth for the development of a state-of-the-art cannabis production facility in Truro. The company says...
  12. Ron Strider

    PA: Long Lines Turn Out For McKeesport Medical Marijuana Dispensary Job Fair

    People hoping to work at the new Pure Penn dispensary in McKeesport turned out in big numbers Thursday after crews broke ground at the site. It may be ceremonial, but shovels in the ground in McKeesport mark the beginning of the medicinal cannabis business in the Mon Valley. Gabe Perlow...
  13. Ron Strider

    LA: LSU, Ole Miss Talk Medical Marijuana Programs

    Few plants have created as much controversy as cannabis. Known as marijuana, pot, and a myriad of other nicknames, the federal government just calls it illegal. Marijuana is considered a schedule I drug, which by definition means it has potential for abuse and no accepted medical uses...
  14. Ron Strider

    AZ: Medical Marijuana Shops Merge With Cannabis Supplier

    Harvest, an Arizona-based national medical marijuana operator, has merged with Modern Flower, a marijuana cultivator and cannabis supplier. The merger makes Harvest the largest such operator in the state, and it now has the most dispensary licenses and dispensaries in the state. Harvest's...
  15. Ron Strider

    MA: Auburn Selectmen Vote To Approve Marijuana Facility

    The board voted 4-1 Monday, with Selectman Kenneth A. Holstrom casting the sole nay vote, to provide a letter of approval to Trichome Health Consultants as it seeks to establish a medical marijuana cultivation and processing facility at 97 Bancroft St. The letter is necessary for the company to...
  16. Ron Strider

    MA: West Stockbridge May See A Marijuana Dispensary

    An eastern Massachusetts company is eyeing West Stockbridge as the potential site of a marijuana dispensary. Ipswich Pharmaceuticals representatives met with the Select Board last week as it begins to size up the community for a facility. "They're trying to get an understanding of what...
  17. Ron Strider

    OH: Medical Marijuana Eyed For Portage

    A lawyer at a Rootstown meeting recently described the new regulations on medical marijuana as "The Wild West." Here in Portage County, three would-be cultivators of the plant are hoping the state will put a quarter of its limited permits right here. Cultivation facilities have been...
  18. Ron Strider

    MA: Public Forum For Proposed Medical Marijuana Facility In Lenox

    Residents of the tight-knit Lenox Dale neighborhood concerned about a proposed medical marijuana facility in their village can pose their questions to officials of Crane Healthcare at an informational forum on Tuesday evening. The discussion at a special Select Board meeting will be at 7 p.m...
  19. Ron Strider

    Canada: Medical Pot Facility Growing Near Wheatley

    A new medical marijuana facility is set to go up in Chatham-Kent. It will be built on a five-acre site on Hwy. 3 just east of Wheatley, with construction expected to start as soon as the fall of 2017. The company behind it is J.P. Mariwell, which has been working on getting approval from...
  20. Ron Strider

    Who Is Behind Medical Marijuana Plans In Central Pa.?

    What do two retired NFL players and a former lieutenant governor have in common? They all hope to transform marijuana into medicine in Central Pennsylvania. With medical cannabis now legal in PA, there's big money at stake for the companies that win one of the 39 permits to grow or sell...