More medical cannabis companies bolster operations in lucrative Florida market following smokable flower ban repeal

A new Florida law repealing a ban on smokable medical marijuana products has given the state’s MMJ market a shot in the arm, prompting large multistate companies Read more

Marijuana lending activity cools, Vireo hires Linton, MA judge lifts MMJ vape ban & more

Cannabis companies confront fewer funding opportunities, Vireo Health taps Bruce Linton to help the multistate operator expand, a Massachusetts judge rules an emergency ban on Read more

Illinois hands out three more adult-use cannabis licenses, two in Chicago

Illinois hands out three more adult-use marijuana licenses, two in Chicago Illinois awarded three more medical marijuana retailers licenses to sell recreational cannabis, including two Read more

South Dakota marijuana update

South Dakota marijuana supporters push two ballot initiatives Groups that support marijuana legalization submitted petitions containing more than 80,000 signatures to the South Dakota Secretary Read more

Michigan nets 52 adult-use marijuana applications on first day

Marijuana regulators in Michigan received 52 recreational cannabis business license applications on the first day of the application period, a modest number because most communities Read more

Iowa board supports adding PTSD to limited medical cannabis program

An Iowa medical marijuana board approved post-traumatic stress disorder and intellectual disability with aggression as conditions allowed to be treated by MMJ, moves that should Read more

Michigan starts taking recreational marijuana applications

Michigan’s adult-use cannabis application process got off to a fast start Friday, with regulators giving “prequalification” approval to two existing medical cannabis operators before 9:30 Read more

Vaping crisis creates adult-use cannabis hurdle in Minnesota

The vaping crisis is making some lawmakers in Minnesota reluctant to support recreational marijuana legalization in the state. Cannabis opponents latched on to the outbreak Read more

Cresco Labs growing jobs in Illinois as adult-use marijuana looms

Chicago-based Cresco Labs is more than doubling its workforce in Illinois as the multistate operator prepares for the Jan. 1 launch of recreational cannabis sales Read more

USDA issues hemp rules, Mexican recreational cannabis vote delayed, spring rollout for Michigan’s rec market & more

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveils its hotly anticipated hemp regulations, Mexico’s bid to legalize recreational marijuana is delayed, sales of adult-use MJ in Read more