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Legal & Regulatory News for Marijuana Businesses

19 Feb Michigan unveils symbol that state’s medical cannabis products must carry

Michigan has released an official symbol to label medical marijuana products that are sold in the state and is detailing required label information for such goods. The symbol is an upside-down green triangle with an image of a green marijuana leaf in t...

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19 Feb Detroit to challenge voter-approved medical marijuana laws in court

Detroit officials said they plan on filing a formal legal challenge to a pair of medical marijuana laws that were approved by city voters last year. The laws, if implemented, could greatly expand the city’s MMJ industry footprint. According to th...

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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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16 Feb Week in Review: Alcohol, tobacco and cannabis, Detroit’s MMJ issues & Tennessee CBD raids

Liquor and tobacco companies move into the cannabis sector, Detroit officials block medical marijuana dispensaries, and raids in Tennessee close 23 stores for selling CBD products. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana indu...

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15 Feb US senator ending fight over Sessions Memo, marijuana policy

Colorado’s junior senator, Republican Cory Gardner, blinked first in a standoff with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. According to the Denver Post, Gardner said he will stop blocking judicial appointees from the Department of Justice in retal...

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15 Feb BioTrackTHC gets North Dakota’s medical marijuana tracking contract

BioTrackTHC has been awarded the contract to provide North Dakota with a seed-to-sale medical marijuana traceability program. Jeff Gonring, BioTrackTHC’s communications director, told Marijuana Business Daily the company will be paid $589,000 ove...

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14 Feb Cannabis legalization plaintiffs make case, await judge’s ruling

After a roughly three-hour-long hearing in New York on Valentine’s Day, the plaintiffs in a lawsuit attempting to legalize marijuana on a national scale in the United States will have to be patient as they wait to hear if their case will move for...

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14 Feb 5 business points to consider in Thursday’s high-stakes CBD court case

The Hemp Industries Association and a handful of cannabis entrepreneurs are taking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to court Thursday in a high-stakes case over the agency’s 2016 pronouncement that CBD is an illegal drug – the same as mar...

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14 Feb 5 business points to consider in Thursday’s high-stakes CBD court case

The Hemp Industries Association and a handful of cannabis entrepreneurs are taking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to court Thursday in a high-stakes case over the agency’s 2016 pronouncement that CBD is an illegal drug – the same as mar...

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