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Israel sees commercial medical cannabis imports, but still no exports 

An Israeli company was granted a license to import and commercialize medical cannabis, marking an industry first in a country that expects marijuana exports to be an economic driver for the sector. However the country is yet to see its first commercial medical cannabis export, despite a law being approved about six months ago. Tel Aviv-based […]

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Ex-Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton sounds off on global marijuana trends

Former Canopy Growth co-CEO Bruce Linton, presenting the keynote address at the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Cannabis Business Summit, made light of his recent firing by the board of directors at Canopy Growth. His firing after a disappointing financial performance by the Canadian company in the first quarter of 2019, was only one of many topics Linton […]

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US Senate banking panel chair indicates openness to cannabis banking reform

The Republican chair of a key U.S. Senate panel signaled Tuesday that he’s receptive to marijuana banking reform but does have some concerns. “I think a case has been made pretty strongly here about the need to get the banking industry issues relating to cannabis resolved,” Senate Banking Committee chair Mike Crapo, from Idaho, said […]

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MJardin expands marijuana operation into Nevada

MJardin Group, a marijuana production company based in Denver and Toronto, broadened its reach with the acquisition of its first cultivation facility in Nevada. MJardin, which trades on the Canadian Securities Exchange as MJAR, announced Tuesday it closed and transferred the license of Las Vegas-based GreenMart of Nevada. More on MJardin’s move can be found in […]

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US House Judiciary chair introduces sweeping cannabis reform bill

U.S. House Judiciary chair Jerrold Nadler and U.S. senator and presidential hopeful Kamala Harris on Tuesday filed legislation to decriminalize marijuana across the nation. If adopted, the bill could open up business opportunities for legal marijuana nationwide, similar to the federal legalization of hemp. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019 introduced […]

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Ello Capital launches as marijuana-focused US investment bank

Los Angeles-based Ello Capital plans “one-stop” shopping as a marijuana-focused investment bank serving cannabis companies in the United States. The company said it is filling a need for an underserved clientele with few, if any, other cannabis-focused investment banks currently operating in the U.S. It’s more common for investment banking firms, such as U.S.-based Cowen […]

Ello Capital launches as marijuana-focused US investment bank is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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Historic US Senate hearing eyes cannabis banking hurdles, but major reform seen as long shot

The GOP-controlled U.S. Senate will hold its first marijuana hearing Tuesday on the challenges that state-lawful marijuana companies confront when seeking banking services, but it’s unlikely the chamber would approve major reform anytime soon. “I remain pessimistic unless and until somebody signals to me that either Sen. (Mitch) McConnell, as the leader of the Senate, or his […]

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Chart: Hawaii’s medical cannabis reciprocity program off to slow start

Hawaii’s fledgling medical marijuana reciprocity program has the potential to boost sales at local dispensaries given that several million domestic tourists visit the state each year, but the program has experienced a slow start since its launch. From early March through the end of May, Hawaii’s out-of-state program added an average of 160 patients per month. Growth slowed […]

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Michigan cuts fees for some future cannabis businesses

Michigan regulators lowered marijuana licensing fees for prospective business owners living in 19 cities where residents were disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs. Under the new social equity program, regulators can slash fees up to 60% for applicants with proposed marijuana establishments in minority, low-income communities, including those in Detroit and Flint, as well […]

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California seized $30 million in illegal marijuana since 2018

California authorities seized $30 million worth of unlicensed cannabis products since the rollout of the state’s legal market in January 2018, but industry insiders say that’s far short of what’s needed to stamp out the black market. The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) worked with local law enforcement agencies to serve 25 warrants against unlicensed […]

California seized $30 million in illegal marijuana since 2018 is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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California legislative update: Several key cannabis bills still hang in balance

When the California Legislature returns from its summer recess in mid-August, it’ll face a monthlong sprint to get to all the bills remaining on its docket, including several that could have a significant impact on marijuana companies. There’s no guarantee that any of those bills – including one that would establish a new banking system […]

California legislative update: Several key cannabis bills still hang in balance is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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British Columbia, Quebec lead Canada’s marijuana sales higher in May

Canada’s adult-use cannabis sales jumped 14% in May on the back of new store openings in British Columbia and Ontario as well as longer store hours in Quebec – three markets that account for about three-quarters of the country’s consumers. Across the country, sales improved to 85 million Canadian dollars ($65 million) in May, up […]

British Columbia, Quebec lead Canada’s marijuana sales higher in May is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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Israel throws medical cannabis industry curveball with new price control plan

The Israeli Ministry of Health is introducing a new price control scheme for medical cannabis that does not include a reimbursement mechanism, disappointing industry experts who had hoped the medicine would be added to the country’s “basic health basket.” The new pricing plan is expected to result in bigger monthly bills for frequent consumers, which analysts say […]

Israel throws medical cannabis industry curveball with new price control plan is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

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Naming a cannabis business isn’t as easy as it sounds

So, you're starting a marijuana business or thinking about changing the name of your established cannabis company. It's not as simple as making a pun playing off marijuana or incorporating words such as “420,” “canna” or “green” into a name.

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Utah selects medical cannabis growers, including out-of-state firms

Utah on Friday awarded eight medical marijuana cultivation licenses to a mix of local and out-of-state businesses. That’s two short of the 10 growers allowed under state law, but regulators are hoping to ensure a supply-and-demand balance. “The decision to only award eight licenses was made to avoid an oversupply of product, while still maintaining a […]

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Former MedMen executives join high-profile marijuana companies

Two more MedMen executives have left the California-based company for other cannabis industry jobs: Toronto-based Flower One Holdings announced that Kellen O’Keefe, ex-MedMen senior vice president of business development, joined its team as chief strategy officer. Meanwhile, Acreage Holdings, a New York-based multistate operator, announced it hired MedMen’s former senior vice president of technology, Alfred Miranda, as its […]

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Louisiana grower says medical cannabis rollout a ‘few weeks’ away

A Louisiana cultivator could soon start selling the state’s first medical marijuana products to retailers. “We’re in the process of bottling the final formulations and we’re waiting to put the labels on the bottles that will describe the contents,” John Davis, a vice president of grower GB Sciences, told Baton Rouge TV station WAFB. “That’s […]

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Netherlands to hike cannabis exports to Germany by 1,000 kilograms per year

The Minister of Medical Care of the Netherlands informed the Dutch parliament that exports of medical cannabis flower to Germany will increase this year. In the letter, dated July 12, the Dutch minister explained that the request for an increase came from his German counterpart, who asked for a hike in the annual volume of […]

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Second lawsuit filed over California marijuana delivery rule

A licensed California cannabis company sued Santa Cruz County, claiming the governmental body is violating state law by prohibiting deliveries from out-of-county retailers into a swath of unincorporated areas. The East of Eden Cannabis Co. lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Santa Cruz County is the latest development in a thorny legal fight over who […]

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Week in Review: US Senate to consider MJ banking issues, Arcview + Curaleaf’s important cannabis deals & more

Cannabis banking reform secures a landmark U.S. Senate panel hearing, financial experts contemplate the impact of Arcview and Curaleaf news, the Food and Drug Administration considers cannabis extracts from both marijuana and hemp varieties in response to a jump in over-the-counter CBD sales – and more of the week’s top headlines. Bank on it News was […]

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Latest Curaleaf megadeal signals shift in cannabis M&A

Curaleaf continued its march to become a truly national cannabis company with its $875 million acquisition of Grassroots, one of the largest private multistate operators (MSO) in the United States.

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Washington state offers up cannabis traceability ‘workaround’ in wake of software release problems

Problems with the software release for the Washington state cannabis traceability system persist, as state regulators on Thursday announced a workaround for marijuana business-to-business transfers. The state’s response comes after a problematic software rollout that cost businesses significant losses was said to be fixed on Wednesday. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) issued […]

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First adult-use marijuana store in Boston could open soon

The most populous – and potentially most profitable – recreational cannabis market in Massachusetts could soon get its first retail store. Massachusetts regulators granted the first provisional license for a rec MJ store in Boston. The preliminary license for Pure Oasis also is the first under a state economic empowerment program, according to The Boston […]

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Deal Watch: Big players are behind marijuana M&A deals

Last week wasn't the busiest for completed M&A deals in the cannabis industry, but some notable transactions were concluded - including one involving a well-established multistate operator (MSO) and another a relatively new but fast-emerging player on the scene.

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First medicinal cannabis licenses awarded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines 

Local and international businesses in the southern Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines scooped up the islands’ first-ever licenses to cultivate commercial medical cannabis, the nation’s marijuana regulator announced. Hundreds more are in the pipeline, demonstrating significant interest in the new industry there and across the Caribbean. Ten companies with board members from […]

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Imports of medical marijuana into Germany surge in second quarter

Germany imported almost 2,500 kilograms (roughly 5,500 pounds) of medical cannabis flower for pharmacy dispensing during the first half of 2019. That’s almost as much as the country imported in all of 2018, a sign that the expected growth in the market is coming to fruition. Member of Parliament Kirsten Kappert-Gonther tweeted the fresh data on […]

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Arcview deal highlights increased institutional involvement in cannabis

The acquisition of Oakland, California-based The Arcview Group boasted a relatively small price tag, but the impact to the cannabis industry as a whole might be more substantial than the $7.7 million sum. The deal was structured as a Series A funding but was effectively a takeover by the main investors, Trivergance and Cresco Capital […]

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First-ever Associations Day to launch MJBizCon Week in Las Vegas

Marijuana Business Daily is kicking off this year’s MJBizCon Week in December with a new event that will showcase a global who’s who in the cannabis industry. The inaugural, daylong Associations Day on Dec. 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center will feature nonprofits, associations and cannabis industry professionals from throughout the world. “MJBizCon’s Associations Day […]

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Kansas City medical cannabis market attracts 73 applicants for 24 licenses

Only a third of the applicants to sell medical marijuana in the Kansas City area will receive licenses from the state this year, reflecting stiff competition as marijuana firms look to enter one of Missouri’s most lucrative markets. Lyndall Fraker, director of Missouri’s new medical marijuana program, told The Kansas City Star that the city’s […]

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Oklahoma medical cannabis businesses prepare for ‘necessary’ rules that will up compliance costs

Oklahoma medical marijuana companies are on the verge of facing new regulations that will increase compliance costs. Expanded costs are expected in a wide range of operations, including: Seed-to-sale tracking and package labeling. Product testing. Waste management. The regulations require MMJ businesses to install inventory tracking systems by late August and devote more resources in […]

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