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Israel looks to leverage tech in lucrative MMJ market

Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a cutting-edge exporter in the rapidly-growing market for medical-grade cannabis.With estimates that the global market for medical marijuana could reach $50 billion by 2025,.....

US (LA): LSU extends deadline for MMJ business proposals

LSU has pushed back the deadline to submit offers to operate its planned medical marijuana business to March 31. The original deadline was March 21.LSU and Southern University were granted the only Louisiana licenses for medical marijuana production by the state. Under state law, the medication will be.....

US (CA): Production permit for Marijuana Company of America

Marijuana Company of America has completed due diligence and entered into a binding joint venture agreement with GateC Research for the purpose of engaging in the cultivation of legal marijuana in Adelanto, California.The terms of the agreement include that MCOA will invest cash and stock in a newly formed.....

US: Pineapple Express denies it's being sued

Pineapple Express responded to recent media reports referencing it had been sued, describing these reports as incorrect.Company executives did confirm that on October 12th, 2016, a company subsidiary’s rights under a purchase contract with United Pentecostal Church of Desert Hot Springs (UPCDHS) to purchase.....

US (AR): Senate passes several medical marijuana bills

The Arkansas Senate passed a number of bills Thursday regulating medical marijuana. One of those, HB1460, allows employers to establish marijuana-free workplace policies. It would allow employers to bar workers with physicians’ written certifications from showing up on the job if they are high. HB1369.....

US (PA): Zoning permissions for MMJ sites in Philadelphia

The Zitner's chocolate factory in North Philadelphia. A Passyunk Avenue storefront near the Italian Market. An Old City building owned by a restaurateur.This trio is among the seven locations that received zoning permits in recent days for proposed medical-marijuana dispensaries or growing facilities in.....

US: Pineapple Express sued over $685K in unpaid bills

A Desert Hot Springs marijuana grow collective spearheaded by the daughter of Hustler's Larry Flynt is being called "a bunch of smoke and mirrors" by an attorney suing the business contending it failed to pay three local companies nearly three quarters of a million dollars for their services. The marijuana.....

Fertilizer manufacturer sees revenues grow thanks to cannabis

Invictus MD reports that Future Harvest, of which Invictus MD currently owns 82.5%, has generated $1.423 million in revenue for the 7 months ending January 31, 2017, with a gross margin of $727,000, representing a 51% gross margin compared to the same period in the prior year gross margin of $446,000,.....

US (OH): Eastlake approves medical marijuana greenhouse

City council has cleared the way for a Chagrin Falls investment company to seek a state license to raise medical marijuana at the site of the old Eastlake JFK Senior Center.Council agreed Tuesday to sell the 33505 Curtis Blvd. site to Big Game Capital for the appraised value, $300,000, contingent on the.....

US (OH): Large MMJ growth facility planned in Wilmington

The people behind Ohio’s failed ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in 2015 are now planning to propose a medical marijuana growing facility in Wilmington.The proposed site is currently a field spanning 19.2 acres, off Davids Drive and Olinger Circle in Wilmington. But Jimmy Gould and Ian.....

What will more regulation mean for MMJ growers?

Right now, cannabis in the United States is a hotly debated topic. Many people are anti-prohibition citing medicinal uses, economic growth, job-creation and removing its incentive from underworld criminals as reasons for creating a legitimate, regulated cannabis industry. Others see negative impacts of.....

MMJ permits for 37 Israeli growers

In a move they hope will revolutionize the medical-cannabis sector, 37 farmers received preliminary permits from the Health Ministry to construct facilities for the plant’s cultivation.Assuming they go on to receive further necessary permits, the farmers will join an existing group of just eight.....

Canada: Third lawsuit over tainted MMJ

A third class-action lawsuit launched Tuesday over tainted medical marijuana raises new questions about Health Canada’s recent conclusion that patients who consumed products containing banned pesticides were unlikely to experience any adverse health consequences.A Nova Scotia man listed in the proposed suit.....

MMJ outlets linked to organized crime, Toronto police say

Police in Toronto are accusing Cannabis Culture marijuana dispensaries of being part of a "large franchise operation of alleged high-level drug traffickers."Prominent marijuana activists Marc and Jodie Emery -- who own the Cannabis Culture brand -- were granted bail Friday after their arrest on.....