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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.....

Oxford University launches MMJ research programme

Oxford University and Kingsley Capital Partners have launched a new research programme to investigate the role of cannabinoids in biology and medicine.The programme aims to develop new therapies for acute and chronic conditions including pain, cancer and inflammatory disease.Through an initial investment of.....

March 28 & 29, San Jose

Silicon Valley hosts cannabis investor conference

As cannabis replaces tech as the fastest growing industry in the U.S., legal marijuana is getting a big boost from tech's past success.Cannabis companies like Meadow, Ease, Nestdrop and EazeMD have already received funding from Silicon Valley's heavy hitters, and increasingly tech's profits are finding their.....

How to size a cooling system for your indoor garden

Designing an indoor garden can be complicated. Cannabis is a new industry and though growers can pull best practices from similar industries, the fact remains that setting up a commercial cultivation facility is complicated and hard to navigate for new entrants. From navigating regulatory requirements to.....

Colombia's MMJ industry takes shape

For years, Blanca Riveros has had the same routine: After fixing breakfast and taking her son to school, she heads home to a large plastic trash bag filled with marijuana.She trims the plants and gets them ready for Colombian drug traffickers. After school, her son helps cut more.The business was long.....