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16 Feb Legal medical marijuana sales begin in Pennsylvania

A medical marijuana dispensary in Pennsylvania became the first in the state to sell product to a patient on Thursday under the state’s new MMJ program. The dispensary, Cresco Yeltrah, is located in western Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania lawmakers ov...

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16 Feb Maryland medical cannabis businesses settle long-running lawsuit that threatened program

A lawsuit that might have been disastrous for the Maryland medical marijuana industry has ended. The Baltimore Sun reported the suit, filed by Alternative Medicine Maryland, was settled on Thursday after 16 months, removing a case that aimed to scuttle...

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16 Feb Corona beer owner helping develop marijuana-infused beverages for Canada

Cannabis-infused beverages such as beer could make their debut in Canada as soon as next year. Canopy Growth, a licensed cannabis producer in Smith Falls, Ontario, is working with Constellation Brands, the maker of Corona Beer, on cannabis-infused beve...

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16 Feb Louisiana State University’s cannabis cultivation contractor sells 15% stake

GB Sciences, a Las Vegas company contracted to develop the Louisiana State University AgCenter’s medical marijuana products and manufacturing program, has sold a 15% stake in the venture. Wellcana Group, which was formed last month in Lafayette, ...

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16 Feb L.A. police: Hundreds of illegal marijuana dispensaries still operational

Los Angeles has issued licenses to nearly 100 marijuana retailers, but police estimate there are at least double that number operating illegally in the city and undercutting cannabis businesses that are playing by the rules. Police have shut down eight...

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16 Feb Weights, measures group seeks to set standards for cannabis industry

The National Conference of Weights and Measures (NCWM) has formed a marijuana task group to develop universal standards for the cannabis industry. Several groups have tried to create a body of standards, but developing industrywide guidelines has been ...

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