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April 3, 2019

This One Chart Captures California’s Cannabis Supply Crunch

April has turned into one nail-biter of a month for California’s legal cannabis industry. The post This One Chart Captures California’s Cannabis Supply Crunch appeared first on Leafly.
April 17, 2019

Unlicensed LA Dispensary Sold Pesticide-Tainted Cannabis, City Says

The unlicensed shop sold cannabis containing paclobutrazol, a fungicide frequently used on golf course turf that the EPA classifies as a toxic chemical, City Attorney Mike Feuer said. The post Unlicensed LA Dispensary Sold Pesticide-Tainted Cannabis, City Says appeared first on Leafly.
May 10, 2019

New Nevada Law to Reveal Names of Cannabis Store Owners

The new law makes public the identity of marijuana license applicants and the method the state uses to score and rank bids. The post New Nevada Law to Reveal Names of Cannabis Store Owners appeared first on Leafly.
May 30, 2019

Alberta Lifts Ban on Licensing New Cannabis Stores

The province returns to processing existing retail applications. The post Alberta Lifts Ban on Licensing New Cannabis Stores appeared first on Leafly.
July 22, 2019

Michigan Cuts Cannabis Fees in 19 Cities Impacted by Drug War

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators announced Thursday a cut in marijuana licensing fees for prospective business owners living in 19 cities whose residents were disproportionately impacted by the drug war. Under the new “social equity” program, applicants with proposed cannabis establishments in minority, poor […]
July 25, 2019

Hate Attack Strikes Boston-Area Cannabis Store

Vandals broke into a storefront being converted into a legal cannabis store in the Boston-area town of Lynn this past weekend and painted racist and anti-Semitic language and symbols throughout the space. The Boston Globe reported that Massachusetts Green Retail CEO Jordan Avery found the […]
August 30, 2019

New Nevada Cannabis Shops Set to Open in Coming Weeks

LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than a dozen new dispensaries could open in Nevada’s booming retail marijuana market in coming weeks, after a judge gave the go-ahead Thursday to companies that underwent background checks and won licenses. State marijuana regulators said as many as 36 […]
September 6, 2019

Mayor Charged With Taking Bribes in Exchange for Cannabis Licenses

BOSTON (AP) — A young Massachusetts mayor’s tortuous tenure took another strange turn Friday when he was arrested on charges he conspired to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies seeking to operate marijuana businesses. Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, who became the old […]
October 10, 2019

Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine fixers indicted in US cannabis corruption scheme

David DownsOctober 10, 2019   Share   Print Lev Parnas, left, and Igor Fruman, right, associates of Rudy Giuliani, were arrested on a four-count indictment. The men had key roles in Giuliani’s efforts to launch a Ukrainian corruption investigation against Biden and his son, Hunter. […]
October 11, 2019

Indicted Ukrainians sought Nevada cannabis licenses in all the wrong ways

Chris KudialisOctober 11, 2019   Share   Print (bluejayphoto/iStock) Two Ukrainian associates of Rudy Giuliani were arrested on Wednesday night and charged with funneling foreign money into US elections, an illegal activity. The headlines have been dominated by the pair’s alleged donations to a pro-Trump […]