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Thu
15
Nov

Oklahoma approves over 12,000 medical marijuana licenses

Less than four months after voters in Oklahoma legalized the use of medical marijuana, more than 12,000 patients have been approved for licenses by state regulators. Nearly 2,000 more licenses have been issued to cannabis businesses, according to a tweet from the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA).

Thu
15
Nov

Healthcare networks in Ohio prohibit doctors from recommending medical cannabis

Ohio’s medical cannabis law went into effect in September 2016. But the program’s implementation has faced a number of delays and setbacks. As a result, the state only began issuing licenses in September of this year. So far, Ohio has approved 300 doctors to recommend medical cannabis program. Regulators process and approve more applications every month.

Wed
14
Nov

Branding and retail experts arrive to reinvent the cannabis consumer experience

With adult-use cannabis legalization momentum in full swing, the next stage for this newly emerging market has arrived.

Wed
14
Nov

Can artisanal weed compete with ‘Big Marijuana’?

You’ve heard of Big Pharma and Big Tobacco. How about Big Marijuana?

The drug’s growing legalization is raising concerns among small-scale marijuana farmers and retailers that the corporatization of weed may be right around the corner.

Wed
14
Nov

The world’s first seed to sale, patient to regulator, medical cannabis data solution is here

Secondary industries can quite often do surprisingly well as often there is less competition. Global Cannabis Applications Corp. (CSE: APP | OTCQB: FUAPF) (“GCAC”) is a global leader in designing, developing, marketing and acquiring innovative data technologies for the cannabis industry. They are doing this by applying artificial intelligence, blockchain, and cryptocurrency to improve cannabis health sciences, under their Citizen Green platform.

Wed
14
Nov

Time to cut the red tape on banks doing business with marijuana?

In 2016, a Republican sweep in races for Congress and the White House signaled the likelihood of changes in arcane banking regulations that elated Wall Street but were as familiar to the denizens of Main Street as the text of the Magna Carta or the 39 signatures on the U.S. Constitution.

The results of last Tuesday's mid-term elections signal a potential shift in a far less esoteric rule: one that effectively prevents banks from opening accounts for marijuana distributors.

"There's growing recognition that the policy that makes it difficult to nearly impossible for state-legal marijuana businesses to have access to banking services is outrageous," said Rep. Earl Bluemenauer, the Oregon Democrat who helped form the Congressional Cannabis Caucus.

Wed
14
Nov

The big election win for marijuana hardly anyone is talking about

This state didn't vote to legalize recreational marijuana, but it did the next best thing.

Marijuana turned out to be one of the biggest winners on election day in the U.S. last week. Michigan residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Missouri and Utah voters passed ballot initiatives that legalized medical marijuana. Democrats regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives, which should increase the prospects for federal marijuana reform.

Wed
14
Nov

The time has come: Recruiting for the cannabis industry

Not too long ago, the idea was unthinkable, if not ridiculous. The cannabis industry was still way too fragmented and in flux to justify the existence of an executive recruitment firm.

Wed
14
Nov

The long route from approval to reality on cannabis ballot questions

Nearly two years after recreational marijuana was legalized in the state, experts are concerned that the rollout will be caught up in delays and red tape as medical marijuana, another voter-approved measure, was four years earlier.

When Massachusetts voters approved Question 4 in 2016, they established a Jan. 1, 2018 launch date for sales. That was pushed back by legislators to July 1.

By mid-October, the Cannabis Control Commission, which was created by the law, had issued only six final licenses — two for retail, two for independent testing labs, a fifth for cultivation, and one for product manufacturing. And there are still several steps to take before the businesses will be approved to open.

Wed
14
Nov

Some Michigan communities say no to legal marijuana businesses

Some Michigan communities are already saying no to marijuana businesses after voters approved the use of the drug for people 21 and older .

The South Bend Tribune reports the Niles City Council in southwestern Michigan voted Monday to temporarily opt out of allowing retail marijuana sales in the city. Council members have said they’re waiting for the state to sort out rules and regulations for the sale of marijuana.

The Herald-Palladium reports the southwestern Michigan community of St. Joseph also is among those expected to opt out.

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