The Boston Strangler – How Landlords Control Massachusetts Marijuana Licensing Now

The Boston Strangler – How Landlords Control Massachusetts Marijuana Licensing Now What looked good on paper has turned into a nightmare for cannabis businesses The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and the Pubic Policy college degree was created to find the potholes and fix them. I should know,…

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Arkansas judge tosses state’s medical marijuana licensing process

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas judge on Wednesday struck down the state’s decision to issue its first licenses to grow medical marijuana, ruling that the process for awarding the permits and the rankings of applicants were unconstitutional. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen granted a preliminary injunction preventing the…

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Bill licensing marijuana “tasting rooms” introduced in Colorado legislature

Published: Feb 27, 2018, 12:06 pm • Updated: Feb 27, 2018, 12:54 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff As taprooms are to craft brewers, “tasting rooms” could be to Colorado cannabis purveyors, under a bill introduced late Monday. Existing licensed medical and recreational marijuana businesses would be able to…

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Marijuana committee removes social club licensing from Maine bill

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 3:51 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 4:09 pm By The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s marijuana implementation committee has voted to remove social clubs from the state’s Marijuana Legalization Act. The Portland Press Herald reports the committee voted Wednesday to strip the adult-use bill of…

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City of Denver attorney recommends licensing of first legal marijuana club

Published: Feb 15, 2018, 12:05 pm • Updated: Feb 15, 2018, 12:05 pm By The Associated Press DENVER — A Colorado business is closer to becoming one of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs. Owners of The Coffee Joint plan to charge an entry fee to the bring-your-own marijuana space,…

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California’s cannabis industry licensing system is now open for business

Published: Dec 8, 2017, 2:57 pm • Updated: Dec 8, 2017, 2:57 pm By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California on Friday began accepting applications from businesses that want to operate in the state’s legal marijuana industry next year, a milestone for the emerging market. After months in development,…

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Maryland high court steps in but medical cannabis licensing still on hold

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 2:06 pm • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 2:06 pm By Fenit Nirappil, The Washington Post BALTIMORE — Maryland’s highest court on Friday intervened in a lawsuit that threatened to upend the state’s long-awaited medical marijuana program, but whether the state can move forward remains in question.…

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Arkansas buffer zones will make medical marijuana licensing a tricky business

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 9:38 am • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 9:38 am By Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas will soon begin taking applications from those who hope to grow and dispense medical marijuana, though the state’s strong religious heritage and restrictions imposed by the…

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Colorado towns face lawsuits over points-based marijuana licensing systems

Published: Apr 27, 2017, 6:04 am • Updated: Apr 27, 2017, 7:40 am By John Aguilar, The Denver Post Cities and towns in Colorado have devised all sorts of ways to decide how many pot shops can open and where, but two communities using a points-based system to evaluate and…

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Colorado Supreme Court sides with city on local controls for marijuana licensing

Published: Apr 24, 2017, 6:17 pm • Updated: Apr 24, 2017, 6:17 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Northglenn City Council had the right to deny a medical marijuana license because the new dispensary was deemed superfluous, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday. The state’s highest court ruled that Northglenn’s…

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