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Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses

30 Mar Michigan orders 210 medical marijuana businesses to close

Michigan regulators said Thursday that they ordered the closure of 210 medical marijuana businesses over a two-week period, largely because their owners failed to apply for a state license by a mid-February deadline or did not receive authorization fro...

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30 Mar Week in Review: California-Canada union, New Jersey’s MMJ expansion & a GOP thumbs-up for hemp

A Canadian cannabis business buys three California MJ companies, New Jersey expands its medical marijuana program, and a key Republican goes to bat for industrial hemp. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over th...

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29 Mar German court hits brakes on medical cannabis cultivation plan

A German court slammed the brakes on the country’s plan to grant contracts to cultivate medical marijuana, giving international exporters an even bigger head start over domestic production as the country struggles to meet MMJ demand. A representative f...

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28 Mar Vermont hemp processor wins partial victory in crop dispute

A Vermont hemp processor accused of stealing a contract farmer’s hemp crop won’t be held personally liable for any missing profits. A civil judge dismissed the personal liability case against Vermont Hemp Co. CEO Joel Bedard, according to H...

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27 Mar Australian state to investigate legalizing recreational cannabis

Australia’s second-most populous state will explore “international developments” around “cannabis for adult use” as part of its investigation around drug law reform. In a 586-page report, a parliamentary committee in Victo...

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27 Mar Iowa licenses three retailers for upcoming low-THC marijuana sales

Iowa announced three medical marijuana retailers that will be allowed to sell low-THC cannabis, including the only company currently allowed to cultivate the plant. Two of the three companies plan to open a pair of dispensary locations, according to th...

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26 Mar Ohio now facing third lawsuit over medical cannabis licensing

At least three lawsuits have been filed against the state of Ohio by eight medical marijuana companies related to MMJ cultivation permits. In the latest suit, Ohio ReLeaf claims the Department of Commerce has not commenced appeals hearings on grow lice...

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23 Mar Arkansas court battle over cannabis grow licenses heating up

Arkansas’ attorney general is appealing a judge’s order that forbids the state to license five companies to grow medical marijuana. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office on Friday filed a notice that it’s appealing Pulaski C...

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23 Mar Trump signs spending bill that includes medical marijuana protections

It’s official: Medical marijuana companies won’t have to worry about being prosecuted by the federal government for at least another six months. President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law a $1.3 trillion federal spending bill that inc...

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23 Mar Louisiana activists seek to expand medical cannabis conditions list

Medical marijuana may be legal in Louisiana, but not for everyone who wants or needs it. That’s a situation some activists are already pushing to fix. They want to add post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain to the current list of medical...

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