Marijuana Dispensary & Cannabis Store News

Illinois probes marijuana retailers for sourcing violations

Illinois regulators are investigating apparent violations of a regulation intended to prevent marijuana stores from sourcing marijuana from a single cultivator. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation also reminded retailers that they are required by law to keep enough product on hand for medical marijuana customers. Just over a week after the state’s […]

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San Diego restricts billboard cannabis advertising

The San Diego City Council unanimously approved a ban on marijuana billboard ads within 1,000 feet of schools, playgrounds, day care centers, youth centers and parks with playgrounds, a move supported by local marijuana businesses. Despite the law, initially proposed?in October, 54% (352 of 644) of the city’s existing billboard sites will be available to […]

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Alaska recalls contaminated cannabis products from two businesses

Alaska regulators ordered a marijuana product recall after tests showed that a cultivator and retailer in the town of Houston possessed contaminated cannabis. “This is the first time contaminated products from pesticide and/or fungicides has been confirmed in Alaska marijuana products,” Glen Klinkhart, the interim director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office (AMCO), wrote […]

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Week in Review: IL adult-use marijuana stores face shortages, Michigan early recreational MJ sales near $6.5M, Harvest pivots on deals & more

After the Jan. 1 launch, some Illinois adult-use cannabis retailers have?cut off customers temporarily?to conserve inventory,?recreational marijuana sales in Michigan hit almost $6.5 million in first month,?Harvest Health & Recreation looks to terminate an acquisition –?and more of the week’s top MJ business news. Huge rec sales in Illinois lead to some shop closures The […]

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Rhode Island lawmakers seek to change medical cannabis rules

Rhode Island legislative leaders said Wednesday they’re seeking to undo a change to how medical marijuana stores are regulated. The action comes in response to a lawsuit by Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo. A provision in the state budget approved in 2019 gave lawmakers the right to veto regulations imposed on the cannabis industry. Raimondo sued, […]

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Some Illinois adult-use marijuana shops close due to product shortages, high demand that totaled $11M in sales in first week

Illinois cannabis shops have had approximately a week to sell recreational marijuana since the state began allowing it Jan. 1, and demand has proven so extreme that – despite enjoying about $11 million in early sales – some retailers have?cut off adult-use customers temporarily in order to conserve inventory. “The demand in Illinois is every […]

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Week in Review: Illinois adult-use marijuana market starts with $3M+ day, OR rule might limit cannabis permits, Nevada lab closes & more

Licensed recreational cannabis sales begin in Illinois, a new?Oregon rule could possibly curtail the number of marijuana licenses in the state, Nevada shutters a testing lab –?and more of the week’s top MJ business news.   Illinois hits 77,000-plus transactions on first day of legal adult-use MJ sales The newest U.S. recreational marijuana market kicked […]

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Massachusetts recreational marijuana sales top $420 million in first year

Adult-use marijuana stores in Massachusetts had more than $420 million in sales in the first full year of legalization, according to the state’s Cannabis Control Commission. December sales, even before Christmas, hit $10.7 million. The data will be updated in January to show the entire 2019 calendar year. – Associated Press

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