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23 Aug Alaska seeks public comment on onsite marijuana consumption

Alaska regulators plan to take public comment through Oct. 27 on a proposal that would allow authorized recreational marijuana shops to provide a place for people to consume the cannabis products they buy.

Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board has gone back and forth on whether to allow...

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23 Aug What happened to Women Grow? Rapid growth, strategic changes contributed to contraction

By John Schroyer

In February 2016, Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge delivered a keynote to 1,200 attendees of a leadership summit hosted by Women Grow. The buzz and excitement underscored the organization’s speedy rise to prominence in the marijuana industry, and the future seemed bright.

But less than...

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23 Aug Nevada Gaming Commission to discuss marijuana and casinos 

The Nevada Gaming Commission hopes to address during an upcoming special meeting the problems the industry may face from the state’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana.

The commission will meet Thursday to discuss ways to keep the state’s gaming companies disassociated from something...

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22 Aug Franwell wins contract for Ohio’s medical cannabis program

Ohio medical marijuana regulators have chosen two vendors to develop the state’s seed-to-sale and online licensing systems.

The Ohio Department of Commerce awarded a $1.3 million contract to Franwell for its Marijuana Enforcement, Reporting, Tracking and Compliance (METRC) seed-to-sale system. METRC is used in several cannabis states, including...

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22 Aug Canada approves two more medical marijuana producers

Canada has added two more licensed producers, bringing the number of LPs in the country to 54 as regulators accelerate the licensing of new cultivators.

The latest to win approval are Experion Biotechnologies of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Zenabis of Atholville, New Brunswick.

The pair bring to...

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