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Licensing issues lead to medical marijuana shortage in Michigan

Because of licensing issues at the state level, medical marijuana facilities across the state are closed because there's no product for patients.

On Wednesday both Gov. Whitmer and the new director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs asked the state's medical marijuana board to allow temporary operating facilities to reopen and allow them to get marijuana from caregivers, not just commercial grow operations.

“There is a shortage of supply in the market because there are only a handful of licensed grows in Michigan,” Jeff Schroder with law firm Plunkett Cooney said. “This would allow dispensaries and retail provisioning centers to purchase their quantities from caregivers again.”

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Oklahoma Students may now use medical marijuana in schools, but school staff may not

One Oklahoma public school district is taking steps to ensure students can access medical cannabis treatments while at school. On Monday, the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education voted to approve a policy protecting students, staff and caregivers who have a medical cannabis license. The Board’s action marks progress on an issue that has prompted ongoing controversy and debate since Oklahoma voters legalized medical cannabis last June.

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Study: Cannabis legalization hasn’t hurt liquor sales in the U.S.

Although there has been a lot of debate over whether marijuana is hurting the alcohol industry, liquor sales are actually doing quite well in some states where weed is now legal for recreational use. It seems most hardcore drinkers are not switching to weed and, well, cannabis users typically do not have a voracious appetite for booze. Industry experts say they feel confident that their sliver of the inebriation culture would not suffer at all if cannabis were made legal at the federal level.

In Colorado, Oregon and Washington, it’s business as usual for the alcohol trade. In fact, hard liquor sales are actually up in those jurisdictions, according to the Distilled Spirits Council.

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Global recreational cannabis market projected to reach $32 billion by 2022

The 6th edition of the State of Legal Marijuana by ArcView and BDS Analytics projects that the global cannabis market will grow to $32 billion by 2022.

The State of Legal Marijuana is one of the most anxiously awaited prospects of the cannabis industry. This report covers the global cannabis market but it mostly focuses on the places where marijuana was recently legalized—the United States and Canada.

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States hold breath as Trump’s Attorney General nominee says he won’t prosecute pot in marijuana-legal States

Marijuana companies operating legally according to state laws where the cultivation and sale of the drug is allowed will not face action by the Justice Department, nominee for Attorney General William Barr said in testimony to the Senate on Jan. 15. If Barr is confirmed and follows through, this would reverse a decision made by Jeff Sessions, Trump’s first attorney general.

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Marijuana stocks: Tilray stock falls as IPO lockup expires; AG nominee won't 'go after' marijuana companies

Tilray stock tumbled on Tuesday after the Canadian cannabis producer's IPO lockup expired. Investors looked past a deal the company struck to market and supply cannabis products with a firm that boasts a huge retail presence and scores of household-name brands as partners. While Tilray (TLRY) fell, other marijuana stocks were mixed.

Meanwhile, Attorney General nominee William Barr said he would not "go after" cannabis companies operating in states where it is legal.

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New York and New Jersey governors call for marijuana legalization

 
The Democratic governors of New York and New Jersey each set goals to legalize recreational marijuana as part of their 2019 agendas, declaring in separate State of the State speeches Tuesday that new laws should raise state revenue and redress past criminal and economic injustice.

 

 

 

Phil Murphy. Photographer: Allison Joyce/Bloomberg

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Canopy Growth to build first U.S. hemp production facility in New York

Canopy Growth Corp. will spend as much as US$150 million to build its first production facility in the U.S. after the Canadian cannabis company was granted a hemp license by New York state.

The U.S. farm bill legalized hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol last month, creating a rush among Canadian pot firms that were previously unable to enter the U.S. market. Canopy said Monday it’s been granted a license by New York to process and produce hemp and plans to establish a hemp industrial park in the state focused on extraction and product manufacturing.

“I applaud the political leadership at the federal and state level that has allowed today’s announcement to become reality,” Canopy Chief Executive Officer Bruce Linton said in a statement.

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Cannabis in congress: Why federally legal weed could soon be a reality

Even with the government shutdown that’s been ominously hovering over Washington these past three weeks, there’s still a fresh Congress in town. That means the nation’s 535 lawmakers are in the first stages of trying to get their favored pet issues on the radar of party leaders. That focused energy and flowery optimism that marks the start of any new Congress is different this year for marijuana proponents, because this time around they believe they can actually pass some sweeping cannabis reforms.

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Rhode Island's recreational marijuana proposal would be one of the strictest in the nation

Yesterday Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo introduced her plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state, writes Joseph Misulonas. However, the governor said she did so "reluctantly," and that may explain why Rhode Island's legalization proposal would be one of the strictest in the country.

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