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  1. Ron Strider

    CA: What To Expect When Recreational Marijuana Goes On Sale On Jan. 1

    Recreational marijuana is scheduled to go on sale at licensed stores in California on January 1st, or shortly thereafter, depending on the location. Here's what you need to know about buying and using so-called "adult use" cannabis. Q: Where can I buy recreational marijuana? A: You'll...
  2. Ron Strider

    NV: Commissioners Delay Marijuana Store Decision After Long Debate

    Clark County commissioners deliberated more than 90 minutes before delaying a decision on whether to allow local standalone recreational marijuana stores. The discussion was prompted because next year the Nevada Department of Taxation may permit medical stores to open standalone recreational...
  3. Ron Strider

    Canada: CannabisNB To Be The Name Of Recreational Cannabis Stores In Province

    CannabisNB will be the name of the New Brunswick government's cannabis retail stores when they open next year. The government announced earlier this fall that a subsidiary of NB Liquor will operate 20 stores in 15 locations across the province when recreational cannabis is legalized in July...
  4. 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...
  5. Ron Strider

    Canada Will Sell Marijuana In Liquor Stores

    One province in Canada has decided to sell its marijuana in liquor stores. Nova Scotia, a province on Canada's eastern shore, announced on Thursday that the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, its sole alcohol distributor, would sell the drug in its stores and on its website once Canada legalizes...
  6. Ron Strider

    IN: Governor Gives Stores 60 Days to Pull Marijuana-Derived Oil

    Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is directing state excise police to resume checking stores for marijuana-derived oils after the state's attorney general declared them illegal with one limited exception. Holcomb says in a statement Tuesday that excise police will "perform normal, periodic regulatory...
  7. 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...
  8. Ron Strider

    CA: San Francisco Recreational Marijuana Sales May Not Start On Jan. 1

    San Francisco cannabis lovers will have to wait a little longer for supervisors to establish regulations over where to allow new recreational marijuana stores in January. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to hold off on a temporary measure that would allow existing stores to sell...
  9. Ron Strider

    Canada: Marijuana To Be Sold Through Private Stores In Manitoba

    Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says marijuana will be sold in the province exclusively through private-sector retail outlets and online stores when recreational use of the drug is legalized in July. Pallister unveiled some of the major points of the plan for marijuana sales Tuesday, which...
  10. Ron Strider

    Canada: Manitoba Premier Says He Won't Follow Ontario Cannabis Model

    Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister signaled Monday that the province's private sector will be involved in the distribution of marijuana when recreational use is legalized next July. Pallister said details of the provincial plan to govern cannabis would be released Tuesday. He rejected earlier...
  11. Ron Strider

    Canada: Ontario Government Outlines First 14 Cities To Host Cannabis Shops

    The Ontario government has named the first 14 cities that will receive standalone cannabis stores by July 2018. The Ministry of Finance and Liquor Control Board of Ontario outlined their plan on Friday, with four stores in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. They include the Toronto...
  12. Ron Strider

    Canada: Ontario Government Takes First Steps To Roll Out LCBO-Run Cannabis Store

    Municipalities in Ontario will find out in the coming weeks if a provincially run cannabis store could be located in their community. In a letter sent to the province's municipalities Friday, Finance Minister Charles Sousa said Ontario's store roll out aims to achieve the right geographic...
  13. Ron Strider

    Canada: Unions Want Government-Run Cannabis Stores In Alberta

    The Alberta Federation of Labor is calling for the NDP government to set up a system of government-owned and operated cannabis stores in the province when recreational marijuana becomes legal next year. With Alberta's policy framework for legal cannabis released earlier this month, Justice...
  14. Ron Strider

    Canada: Alberta NDP To Release Cannabis Plan Within Weeks

    Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley says she's not expecting "complete consensus" as Alberta prepares to release its plan for legal cannabis in a matter of weeks. As the federal Liberal government prepares to legalize the recreational use of marijuana on July 1 of 2o18, it falls to the provinces...
  15. Ron Strider

    Canada: Marijuana To Be Sold In Ontario Government-Run Stores

    Canada's most populous province plans to sell marijuana in as many as 150 government-run stores run after the federal government legalizes recreational pot by July. The government says marijuana will only be sold at pot-specific stores or a government-run website. It's decided not to sell it...
  16. 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...
  17. Ron Strider

    Oregon Legislation Prohibits Cannabis Stores From Collecting, Retaining Customer Data

    Fear that the federal government may crack down on legalized marijuana has forced cannabis stores to rid themselves of any data that could be used to identify customers. Under Senate Bill 863, the state now prohibits pot stores from recording, retaining or transferring any customer...
  18. Ron Strider

    CO: Mountain Town News: 'Starbucks Of Marijuana' Unwelcome By Other Telluride Stores

    A new business called Green Dragon has been granted a license to sell recreational cannabis in Telluride. The four existing cannabis stores in Telluride aren't doing cartwheels of joy. The "Wal-Mart of weed," said the manager of one existing store. The "Starbucks of marijuana," said another of...
  19. Ron Strider

    Florida Medical Marijuana Rules Need Finalization

    The Florida Department of Health's Office of Compassionate Use has until next Monday to finalize medical marijuana rules now that Gov. Rick Scott has signed the bill into law. The law allowing the sale of full-strength medical cannabis under Amendment 2 takes effect Oct. 3. Hernando...
  20. Ron Strider

    CA: SF's 'Green Rush' For New Cannabis Stores - And A Growing Opposition

    The small Leland Avenue commercial corridor in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley neighborhood has two nail salons, two dry cleaners, three convenience stores and a couple of Chinese bakeries. Pretty soon it could have two medical marijuana dispensaries, as well. In a trend that is...