Big Pharma Roars – CVS Pharmacy Applies For Almost 300 Cannabis Grow Licenses

CVS Pharmacy Applies For Almost 300 Cannabis Grow Licenses Big Pharma Begings To Make Their Move on Growing Cannabis The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is the government agency tasked with promoting the local agriculture while ensuring that the food produced in the state is safe for consumption.…

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Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers should be stripped of licenses after illegal sales scheme, hearing officer rules

The Sweet Leaf dispensary chain, shut down in December after a police sting, was a criminal enterprise that pocketed millions from an illicit “looping” scheme that allowed customers to purchase the maximum amount of marijuana multiple times in a day, a municipal hearing officer ruled.As a result, Sweet Leaf Marijuana…

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In order to keep 5 marijuana licenses, Colorado town trustee resigns 2 days after winning election

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Grand Junction area trustee has announced that he is resigning less than 48 hours after winning the election. Jesse Loughman says he is giving up the Palisade office so he can keep his five marijuana licenses. He owns Palisade’s only retail and medical marijuana…

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First challenges filed over Arkansas medical marijuana licenses

Published: Mar 13, 2018, 8:24 pm • Updated: Mar 13, 2018, 8:26 pm By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas regulators are receiving a flurry of challenges to the licensing of the state’s first medical marijuana growers. The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission announced last month the five companies…

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Las Vegas: no marijuana lounges until 2019, monitoring Denver social use licenses

Published: Mar 6, 2018, 1:07 pm • Updated: Mar 6, 2018, 1:07 pm By Chris Kudialis, Las Vegas Sun The Coffee Joint in Denver received the city’s first social-use marijuana permit license last week to become the initial pot consumption lounge in an area leading the way in pot regulation.…

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Six applicants denied medical marijuana grow licenses are suing Ohio

Published: Feb 21, 2018, 6:01 am • Updated: Feb 21, 2018, 7:42 am By Jackie Borchardt, Tribune News Network COLUMBUS, Ohio — Six unsuccessful applicants to grow medical marijuana in Ohio claim in a new lawsuit that state regulators failed to follow their own rules while scoring cultivator applications, made…

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Report: California marijuana growers lagging in getting licenses

Published: Feb 20, 2018, 10:55 am • Updated: Feb 20, 2018, 10:55 am By John Rogers, Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Nearly two months after recreational marijuana became legal in California, less than 1 percent of the state’s known growers have been licensed, according to a report released Monday by…

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Recreational marijuana sales now legal in Maine, but dispensaries have no way to obtain licenses

Published: Feb 1, 2018, 12:32 pm • Updated: Feb 1, 2018, 12:49 pm By The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lawmakers are making it all but certain that retail pot sales approved by voters in 2016 will be pushed back again until next year. A move to push back…

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California issues first licenses to get new era of cannabis market off the ground

Published: Dec 15, 2017, 7:50 am • Updated: Dec 15, 2017, 7:50 am By Michael R. Blood and Julie Watson, Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s legal marijuana market is finally, fitfully, taking shape. The state on Thursday issued the first batch of business licenses to sell and transport recreational-use…

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Ohio receives 6 times more applications for medical marijuana dispensaries as they have licenses

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 9:20 am • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 9:20 am By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — State officials say they’ve received more than 300 applications to operate 60 dispensaries that will sell medical marijuana. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy said on Monday that it had received…

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