Saturday, October 24, 2020

Montana adult-use cannabis legalization initiative certified for November ballot

A citizen initiative in Montana to legalize a commercial recreational marijuana program gathered enough valid signatures to appear on the November ballot, according to the Secretary of State’s office. The ballot initiative, backed by New Approach Montana, would set up a regulated adult-use market with these key business aspects: The state Department of Revenue would…

Oklahoma medical marijuana sales on pace to double 2019 numbers

Oklahoma medical cannabis sales are on track to double this year to roughly $800 million as the business-friendly program that launched in the summer of 2018 continues to thrive. Through June, retail medical marijuana sales had exceeded $385 million, according to an analysis of Oklahoma Tax Commission data by The Oklahoman. That’s roughly equivalent to…

Virginia’s potential $50 million medical cannabis program poised to launch

Virginia’s limited commercial medical cannabis program will be met with modest expectations when it launches, possibly within weeks. But proponents of the new MMJ market have lofty hopes for high growth and strong business opportunities – thanks to the possible rollout of flower sales in the next year or two. For now, products are limited…

Green Thumb motion nixed as AR cannabis licensing dispute continues

Illinois-based Green Thumb Industries suffered a temporary setback in its effort to win a medical marijuana license in Arkansas when a judge denied the multistate operator’s request for a preliminary injunction to stop the issuance of a permit to another business. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Mary McGowan previously had issued a temporary restraining order against…

Arizona recreational cannabis initiative tallies enough signatures for ballot spot

Arizona’s top elections official certified that supporters of an initiative measure to legalize adult-use marijuana collected enough valid petition signatures for the proposal to appear on the state’s November ballot. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs on Monday said a review indicated that 255,080 of 420,000 petition signatures submitted in July by the Smart and Safe…

Oklahoma appoints medical marijuana program interim director

Oklahoma’s fast-growing, business-friendly medical cannabis program is getting another new regulatory czar – at least on an interim basis. Kelly Williams, the deputy director of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA), will serve as interim director of the regulatory agency, replacing Travis Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick was recently appointed deputy commissioner of prevention and preparedness at the…
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Montana adult-use cannabis legalization initiative certified for November ballot

A citizen initiative in Montana to legalize a commercial recreational marijuana program gathered enough valid signatures to appear on the November ballot, according to the Secretary of State’s office. The ballot initiative, backed by New Approach Montana, would set up a regulated adult-use market with these key business aspects: The state Department of Revenue would…
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Oklahoma medical marijuana sales on pace to double 2019 numbers

Oklahoma medical cannabis sales are on track to double this year to roughly $800 million as the business-friendly program that launched in the summer of 2018 continues to thrive. Through June, retail medical marijuana sales had exceeded $385 million, according to an analysis of Oklahoma Tax Commission data by The Oklahoman. That’s roughly equivalent to…
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Virginia’s potential $50 million medical cannabis program poised to launch

Virginia’s limited commercial medical cannabis program will be met with modest expectations when it launches, possibly within weeks. But proponents of the new MMJ market have lofty hopes for high growth and strong business opportunities – thanks to the possible rollout of flower sales in the next year or two. For now, products are limited…
green-thumb-motion-nixed-as-ar-cannabis-licensing-dispute-continues

Green Thumb motion nixed as AR cannabis licensing dispute continues

Illinois-based Green Thumb Industries suffered a temporary setback in its effort to win a medical marijuana license in Arkansas when a judge denied the multistate operator’s request for a preliminary injunction to stop the issuance of a permit to another business. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Mary McGowan previously had issued a temporary restraining order against…
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Arizona recreational cannabis initiative tallies enough signatures for ballot spot

Arizona’s top elections official certified that supporters of an initiative measure to legalize adult-use marijuana collected enough valid petition signatures for the proposal to appear on the state’s November ballot. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs on Monday said a review indicated that 255,080 of 420,000 petition signatures submitted in July by the Smart and Safe…