Nevada Governor Introduces Measure To Pardon Tens Of Thousands With Marijuana Convictions

Colorado lawmakers advanced a newly introduced bill on Wednesday that would create a statewide definition of which businesses qualify as marijuana social equity license applicants and are eligible for certain incentives. The legislation, which is the product of months of dialogue between reform advocates, industry stakeholders and legislators, was filed by Rep. James Coleman (D) with just days left in the legislative session and cleared the House Finance Committee in a vote of 9-2 just Read More

Medical Patients Will Benefit from Montana’s ‘Untethering’ of Program, According to Dispensary Managers, Advocacy Groups

Following Montana’s “untethering” of medical patients, allowing them to purchase cannabis from more than one dispensary, industry stakeholders say patient access is improving in the state.In the roughly one week since untethering went into effect June 2, Keva Aguirre, manager of Collective Elevation’s storefront in Helena, said she has seen more patients come in the door and more variety in the types of products those patients have been buying.“I think the biggest thing for the Read More

CO bill defines cannabis social equity applicants (Newsletter: June 11, 2020)

NBA union head joins marijuana company & league stops testing; Congressman pushes drug decrim; MI House amends bill on spouses’ cannabis licenses Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… Subscribers who value this daily dispatch enough to show their support with a few dollars help us keep doing this. Read More

Vireo Health Severs Ties with Bruce Linton

David Belsky is busier than ever. As the CEO and founder of Flowerhire, a recruitment and staffing agency in the cannabis space, he says that the spring of 2020 has been a windfall for companies seeking talent—following a sudden mid-March dip in hiring across the board, of course.“I think more and more people are thinking about the industry than ever before,” he says.While the cannabis industry hasn’t been immune to the great economic crisis unfolding Read More

High Times Enters Strategic Agreement with Red White & Bloom

David Belsky is busier than ever. As the CEO and founder of Flowerhire, a recruitment and staffing agency in the cannabis space, he says that the spring of 2020 has been a windfall for companies seeking talent—following a sudden mid-March dip in hiring across the board, of course.“I think more and more people are thinking about the industry than ever before,” he says.While the cannabis industry hasn’t been immune to the great economic crisis unfolding Read More

Delta 9 Opens Its First Store In Alberta Province

June 10, 2020 -PRESS RELEASE- Cresco Labs, a vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operator, announced it has appointed Michele Roberts to its board of directors. Roberts is executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, a trial lawyer and former member of the adjunct faculty at Harvard Law School. Roberts is the 10th director on Cresco’s board and its first female director. Since 2014, Roberts has served as the executive director of the NBPA, working on Read More

Liberty Moves to Open 25th Florida Dispensary

<![CDATA[TORONTO, June 10, 2020 /CNW/ -PRESS RELEASE- Liberty Health Sciences Inc., a cannabis provider, announced June 10 it plans to open the doors of its 25th dispensary in Florida. The dispensary will open in Stuart, Fla. by Thursday, June 18, subject to approval from the Florida Department of Health. Liberty’s new 5,000-square-foot dispensary will have a  display and retail area and two private consultation rooms. As with all Liberty locations, locally inspired wall-art will be featured Read More

Michigan House Scales Back Bill That Would’ve Given Medical Marijuana Licenses To Lawmakers’ Spouses

Colorado lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill on Tuesday that would create a statewide definition of which businesses qualify as marijuana social equity license applicants and are eligible for certain incentives. The legislation, which is the product of months of dialogue between reform advocates, industry stakeholders and legislators, was filed by Rep. James Coleman (D) with just days left in the legislative session. It would build on a current statewide accelerator program allowing eligible individuals to Read More

Jushi Recieves Approval for New Dispensary in Pennsylvania

<![CDATA[BOCA RATON, Fla., June 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -PRESS RELEASE- Jushi Holdings Inc., a multi-state cannabis and hemp operator, announced that it has received approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to open its seventh BEYOND / HELLO medical cannabis dispensary in Ardmore, Pa. BEYOND / HELLO Ardmore will begin serving patients and caregivers in-store on Friday, June 12 and through its recently launched online shopping experience, which the company is coupling with curbside and Read More

Colorado Marijuana Social Equity Businesses Would Be Defined Under New Bill

A congressman suggested on Tuesday that reports that George Floyd used marijuana and other drugs make his killing by police undeserving of the mass protests it has inspired nationwide. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) employed stigmatizing language, writing that media and Democrats “deifying druggie & thug for political gain is wrong.” “#GeorgeFloyd = armed robber (gun versus lady) + deadly cocaine, fetanyl [sic], methamphetamine, marijuana user,” he wrote. https://t.co/PFXfZLa6Pw Protesting excessive police force is a right. Read More