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  1. Ron Strider

    Canada: Communities Can Delay But Not Opt Out Of Pot Shops, Says Ontario Government

    Communities across Ontario cannot opt out of hosting a government-run pot shop if they are selected for a site, the provincial government said Friday after at least one town expressed resistance to having a cannabis retail location. If a community is selected to host one of the marijuana...
  2. Ron Strider

    ME: Old Orchard Beach Considers Retail Marijuana Ban

    Old Orchard Beach residents can voice their opinion on Dec.19 on a proposed ordinance that would prohibit retail marijuana establishments in town. The Town Council will hold a public hearing during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The proposed ordinance would prohibit retail...
  3. Ron Strider

    Report: Marijuana Stores As Profitable As Starbucks

    Licensed marijuana stores are as profitable as Starbucks stores, suggests a report released Thursday. The study, titled "Cannabis Retail: The $23 Billion Opportunity," is based on an analysis of BDS Analytics' GreenEdge point of sale data. It states cannabis dispensaries could average a 12...
  4. Ron Strider

    CA: Hayward To Allow Cannabis Businesses

    The Hayward City Council has approved allowing most marijuana-related businesses in the city, including cultivation facilities, testing laboratories, retail dispensaries, manufacturing sites and distribution facilities. The new rules take effect immediately. “I understand people want to protect...
  5. Ron Strider

    ME: Madison Residents To Decide Whether To Ban Retail Pot Businesses

    Voters in Madison will have one eye on the ballot box in November and one eye on Gov. Paul LePage as the question of marijuana sales is addressed locally and statewide. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Madison Town Office to vote "yes" or "no" on this question: "Shall...
  6. Ron Strider

    CA: Redwood City Favors Cautious Approach

    Redwood City's elected officials made it clear this week that they are in favor of a conservative, phased approach to allowing cannabis businesses in city limits. On Monday night, the City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that limits indoor cultivation to six marijuana plants, bans...
  7. Ron Strider

    Nevada Nets $3.7 Million In First Month Of Marijuana Tax Collections

    The Silver State is seeing green, having hauled in $3.68 million in state tax revenue during the first month of legal marijuana sales. The bulk of the revenue was generated by Nevada's 10 percent retail tax on sales of recreational marijuana, totaling $2.71 million in July, the Nevada...
  8. Ron Strider

    Canada: Group Of Licensed Cannabis Producers Want To Set Up Own Weed Store In Alberta

    Some of Canada's biggest marijuana producers are banding together to create a private retail co-operative that would sell cannabis for recreational use in Alberta, once it is legalized next year. The Canadian Cannabis Co-op – made up of 12 licensed producers including Aphria, Hydropothecary...
  9. Ron Strider

    MA: Town Meeting To Settle Issue Of Marijuana Ban

    State legislators, apparently attempting this summer to make it easier for community leaders to prevent marijuana stores from opening within their borders, may have actually established a system whereby cities enjoy an easier path to a ban than small towns like Stoneham. On Monday night...
  10. Ron Strider

    CO: Homes Near Marijuana Dispensaries Worth More, Report Says

    A new report is making the rounds in circles interested in marijuana policy, including those that want to see Colorado Springs legalize recreational marijuana. Cleverly titled "Contact High," by researchers with the University of Wisconsin and California State University, the report looks at the...
  11. Ron Strider

    Cannabis Chocolate Maker Wants To Open Shop In Westfield San Francisco Center Mall

    A high-end maker of cannabis-infused chocolate has signed a tentative deal to open a store in the Westfield San Francisco Centre, which experts say would be the first time a major class-A mall has agreed to house a marijuana-based outlet. While the deal is not finalized and must win city...
  12. Ron Strider

    ME: What Would Retail Marijuana Look Like In Our Towns

    A forum at the Blue Hill Town Hall on Monday, September 18, about retail marijuana in area towns drew residents and town officials looking for answers and wanting to share their views about retail marijuana. It came as state legislators wrap up work on a bill to amend a citizens' initiative...
  13. Ron Strider

    CO: Carbondale May Eliminate Recreational Marijuana Cap

    Carbondale trustees are leaning toward eliminating the town's cap on recreational marijuana shops, while also tightening the time frame that newly licensed shops have to get up and running. This discussion came up during a Tuesday work session after a couple instances of marijuana businesses...
  14. Ron Strider

    FL: Medical Marijuana Retail Outlet Coming To Fort Lauderdale

    Liberty Health Sciences, one of a dozen licensed medical marijuana cultivators and distributors in Florida, announced Monday that it plans to open a retail outlet in Fort Lauderdale. The shop, which is subject to government approvals, is to be located across the street from Holy Cross...
  15. Ron Strider

    MN: Durham Weighs Marijuana Business Moratorium

    Like most of its neighbors, the town is considering a moratorium on retail sales of marijuana. Kevin Nadeau, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, said the need to discuss and act on a moratorium came about after several inquiries from individuals considering establishing marijuana growth...
  16. Ron Strider

    Maine Town To Mull Retail Marijuana Ban

    A central Maine town plans to vote to prohibit marijuana retail stores and pot social clubs. The town of Jefferson is set to hold a public hearing Sept. 25 to discuss the ordinance. The vote is set for the Nov. 7 election. Maine voters last year approved legalizing the possession, sale and...
  17. Ron Strider

    Canada: Ontario's Cannabis Retail And Distribution Model

    The federal government's Cannabis Act, if passed, would make it legal to produce, use and sell cannabis across Canada by July 2018. Once legalized, cannabis will be a carefully controlled substance in Ontario - subject to strict rules when it comes to retail and distribution. Ontario is...
  18. Ron Strider

    Canada: To Eliminate Illicit Cannabis Market, We Need E-Commerce Pot Delivery

    The Canadian government intends to legalize cannabis by July 1, 2018, making adult recreational marijuana use legal throughout Canada. This change does not mean all cannabis will be legal; only marijuana produced by federally-licensed entities will be. Ottawa's licensing regime will ensure that...
  19. Ron Strider

    MA: Marijuana Options Head To Town Meeting In Mashpee

    The Mashpee Board of Selectmen on Monday, August 21, decided to give voters three options in crafting its town ordinances surrounding retail marijuana. Those in attendance at October Town Meeting will have the choice of putting a two-year moratorium on allowing recreational marijuana shops to...
  20. Ron Strider

    ME: Retail Marijuana Favored By Public Meeting Attendees

    An August 10 public meeting to discuss five proposed ordinances, each one prohibiting one aspect of retail marijuana, drew about 17 people. Those who spoke, mostly spoke in favor of regulating but allowing some form of retail activity in Blue Hill. "We are not putting this up to promote...