Illinois Cannabis & Hemp News

03/27/2020 - 9:07pm
Coronavirus crisis has impact on entrepreneurs seeking entry into Illinois' pot industry - Chicago Tribune
(Illinois, United States) Coronavirus crisis has impact on entrepreneurs seeking entry into Illinois' pot industry Chicago Tribune…
03/27/2020 - 5:16pm
Illinois Extension to offer Hemp Grower Spotlight webinar series - Rockford Register Star
(Grower, Hemp, Illinois, United States) Illinois Extension to offer Hemp Grower Spotlight webinar series Rockford Register Star…
03/27/2020 - 12:09pm
Most Americans Want Medical Cannabis Dispensaries to Stay Open During Lockdown
(Alcohol, Arizona, California, Cannabis, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Legalization, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Mexico, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, United States, Washington, Dispensaries) Most Americans believe that states should not restrict access to legal medical cannabis during “shelter-in-place” measures, according to a new poll . The poll , conducted by YouGov earlier this week, asked nearly 5,400 Americans whether medical marijuana dispensaries should be considered “essential services” or not. Slightly over half (53 percent) of all respondents agreed that access to medical marijuana was essential, and only 26 percent said that dispensaries should not be considered essential. A further 21 percent were undecided on the matter. As is often the case with cannabis-related polls , younger and more liberal respondents were more likely to be in favor of keeping dispensaries open. Between 54 and 59 percent of respondents between the ages of 18 and 54 agreed that medical marijuana is an essential service, but only 47 percent of those over 55 felt the same way. Democrats were also more likely (62 percent) to agree than independents (52 percent) or Republicans (43 percent...…
03/27/2020 - 3:02am
Dispensaries to Stay Open as Denver Undergoes ‘Stay at Home’ Order
(Arizona, California, Cannabis, Illinois, New York, Recreational, United States, Dispensaries) By Associated Press (AP) — Denver has issued a “stay at home” order limiting most people to going out only for essentials such as groceries, medication and exercise as officials try to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Under the order from Mayor Michael Hancock, businesses that are not considered “essential” must be closed until at least April 10. The closures initially included liquor stores and recreational marijuana shops, but Hancock later amended the order to allow those businesses to remain open as long “extreme physical distancing” is in place. Residents flocked to liquor stores and marijuana dispensaries and queued in long lines shortly after Hancock issued the initial order. States such as California, Illinois and New York have implemented “stay at home” orders to curb the coronavirus pandemic. These states have also deemed marijuana dispensaries as essential, thus allowing them to remain open along with other essential businesses such as pharmacies, banks, and...…
03/26/2020 - 4:45pm
Cannabis Regulators Respond to Coronavirus Concerns
(Arkansas, California, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, CGC, Cleaning, Colorado, Compliance, Connecticut, Consultations, Facilities, Food, Growers, Hawaii, Hemp, Illinois, Iowa, Management, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Mexico, Michigan, Missouri, Monitoring, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Processing, Production, Regulations, Testing, Tracking, Training, United States, Utah, Washington, Industrial Hemp, Licensee, Dispensaries, Cultivation) Editor’s note: this story was originally published on March 19 and was most recently updated on March 26. We’ll continue to update as regulators announce new policies. So far, during the COVID-19 pandemic, cannabis sales are through the roof as consumers stock up in anticipation of supply chain disruption. But, despite this upswing, cannabis companies are bracing for impact. As Cannabis Wire reported this week, a dilemma has hit the nascent industry: to close or not to close? Already, Canopy Growth chose to close nearly two dozen shops in Canada, and we’re tracking how other companies are reacting. But what happens in the case of forced closures? Cannabis regulators will have to weigh tough decisions in the coming days as businesses, from gyms to bowling alleys to bars, are asked to close as part of broader efforts to contain the spread of the virus. (While Canadian consumers can legally order cannabis online, should closures occur, changes are taking place north of the border. On...…
03/26/2020 - 4:30pm
Green Thumb Industries Inc, Green Thumb GTBIF
Green Thumb Industries (GTI) Announces Fourth Quarter Revenue of $75.8 Million and Fourth Quarter Adjusted Operating EBITDA of $14.4 Million
(Cannabis, Green Thumb, Green Thumb Industries Inc, GTBIF, Illinois, Retail Stores, United States) This Post Was Syndicated Under License Via QuoteMedia Full year revenue of $216.4 million Delivers on new store opening guidance for FY 2019 Kicks off 2020 with successful launch of Illinois adult-use cannabis market CHICAGO and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Green Thumb Industries Inc. (“GTI” or the “Company”) (CSE: GTII) (OTCQX: GTBIF), a leading national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and owner of Rise™ and Essence retail stores, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019. All currency is in U.S. dollars. Beginning in the ... Read The Full Article On Get the latest marijuana stock news, cannabis on stock news on PotStockNews All content provided by Pot Stock News is subject to our Terms Of Use and Disclaimer .…
03/26/2020 - 4:26pm
Green Thumb GTBIF
GTI Q4 Revenue Grows 265% to $75.8 Million
(Cannabis, Green Thumb, GTBIF, Illinois, United States) Green Thumb Industries (GTI) Announces Fourth Quarter Revenue of $75.8 Million and Fourth Quarter Adjusted Operating EBITDA of $14.4 Million Full year revenue of $216.4 million Delivers on new store opening guidance for FY 2019 Kicks off 2020 with successful launch of Illinois adult-use cannabis market CHICAGO and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 26, 2020 (GLOBE […]
03/26/2020 - 12:53pm
Jushi Holdings Inc., Jushi JUSHF
Jushi Holdings Inc. Provides Shareholder Update on Operations
(Branding, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, Cleaning, Hemp, Illinois, JUSHF, Jushi, Jushi Holdings Inc., Pennsylvania, Products, United States, Dispensaries) BOCA RATON, Fla., March 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PRESS RELEASE -- Jushi Holdings Inc. , a globally focused, multi-state cannabis and hemp operator, is providing shareholders with an update on its operations during the month of March, and its company-wide response to COVID-19. Jushi maintains that the health and safety of its patients, customers and employees is the company’s number one priority during this global crisis.As of March 25, Jushi’s dispensaries received the “life-sustaining” business designation in Pennsylvania and the “essential services” designation in Illinois. As a result, the company’s six dispensaries in Pennsylvania, operating under the brand “BEYOND/HELLO,” and its two dispensaries in Illinois, operating under the brand “The Green Solution” (transitioning to BEYOND/HELLO branding later this year), will remain open. The company acquired the two Illinois dispensaries on January 30 and has subsequently begun serving adult-use customers at its Sauget location as of...
03/26/2020 - 12:08pm
Hemp Industries GSML
Massachusetts Reinforces Support for the Medical Necessity Model
(California, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, Development, Education, Facilities, GSML, Hemp, Hemp Industries, Illinois, Law, Management, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Michigan, New York, Recreational, Regulations, Science, Testing, United States, Washington, Dispensaries, Cultivation, Intellectual Property) As more and more states are shifting to a work-from-home environment and closing down non-essential businesses, we have seen a conflict in gubernatorial instructions on whether cannabis is a protected class of business that falls under “essential infrastructure” or “essential business.” Earlier this week, we compared the approach New York and California have taken to permitting businesses to continue to operate. The former, medical-only state received a carte blanche endorsement as an essential business in New York to provide (often immunocompromised) patients with necessary medication. California, on the other hand, remained silent in executive orders, and left it up to local mayoral representatives to make determinations as they saw fit and best for their respective communities. Massachusetts has taken a middle road, as Governor Charles D. Baker issued COVID-19 Order No. 13 on March 23, 2020 which becomes effective March 24, 2020 at noon. This order identified an extensive list of “...…
03/26/2020 - 9:00am
Americans Want Medical Marijuana Dispensaries To Stay Open As ‘Essential Services,’ Poll Finds
(California, Cannabis, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Products, Recreational, South Dakota, United States, Washington, Dispensaries) A majority of Americans believe that medical cannabis dispensaries should be kept open as “essential services” amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new poll. The survey asked simply: “Do you believe medical marijuana dispensaries should or should not be considered essential services?” Fifty-three percent said the cannabis providers should be regarded as essential, 26 percent said they shouldn’t and 21 percent said they didn’t know. YouGov. As state governments across the country grapple with the COVID-19 outbreak, officials have had to make difficult decisions about which businesses are critical enough to remain open and which should be forced to temporarily shut down. In many states with legal cannabis—including California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts and New Jersey—officials have determined that medical marijuana dispensaries are, in fact, essential services that can continue to operate. Many states have also given the “essential” designation to recreational...…
03/25/2020 - 11:27pm
Illinois Cannabis Dispensaries to Remain Open During Shutdown
(Cannabis, Illinois, United States, Dispensaries) The Governor of Illinois announced that cannabis dispensaries have been classified as "essential" businesses and will remain exempt from the state's upcoming coronavirus lockdown. The Governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker, has announced that cannabis dispensaries will remain exempt from the "stay at home" executive order that will see businesses shuttered throughout the state. The government […] The post Illinois Cannabis Dispensaries to Remain Open During Shutdown appeared first on The Green Fund .…
03/25/2020 - 7:31pm
Latest Newsletter – all the updates from the last week
(Alabama, California, Cannabis, Grower, Hemp, Illinois, Legalization, Loans, Medical Marijuana, New York, Oklahoma, Research, Tennessee, United States, Industrial Hemp, Dispensaries, Funding) Cannabis operators excluded from SBA’s disaster assistance during COVID-19 pandemic March 18, 2020 – Cannabis Business Times Low-interest loans up to $2 million offered by the Small Business Administration amidst the coronavirus outbreak will not extend to state-legal cannabis businesses. How each coast is treating the cannabis industry during the COVID-19 outbreak March 23, 2020 – Cannabis Business Times A look at the California and New York approaches to cannabis businesses during a global pandemic. House committee advances medical marijuana bills for veterans March 12, 2020 – The Hill The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee advanced two bills related to medical marijuana use for veterans. Cannabis advocates to governors: Our businesses are ‘essential’ March 23, 2020 – CNN Cannabis advocates, medical nonprofits and veterans groups are urging state governors to not shut off access to cannabis businesses. DEA to issue new cannabis grower licenses for research March 20, 2020 –...
03/25/2020 - 6:13pm
Southern Illinois liquor stores and cannabis dispenaries deemed “essential,” still having to adapt - KFVS
(Cannabis, Illinois, United States) Southern Illinois liquor stores and cannabis dispenaries deemed “essential,” still having to adapt KFVS…
03/25/2020 - 4:45pm
Jushi Holdings Inc., Jushi JUSHF
The Daily Hit: March 25, 2020
(Beverage, Branding, California, Cannabis, CBD, Compliance, Development, Food, Foods, Hemp, Illinois, JUSHF, Jushi, Jushi Holdings Inc., Law, Management, Partnerships, Pennsylvania, Products, Regulations, United States, THC, Dispensaries, Security) It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for March 25, 2020. On The Site Top Cannabis Legal Firms In these trying times, it’s always good to have an excellent lawyer on your side. A strong contract goes a long way towards protecting your interests and if you find yourself in a dispute, you certainly want someone who understands your business and can work with cannabis companies. Green Market Report compiled this list with assistance from the Cannabis Law Report . We separated the list into two categories: cannabis only legal firms and large cannabis divisions within larger firms. We put them in alphabetical order and there is no ranking. Also, no free legal advice was given to get on this list nor did anyone pay to be included. EcoWaste Interview with Arman Zeytounyan, CEO and Co-Founder of EcoWaste in California The “Beast” in this scenario is cannabis sustainability, and the distinct lack thereof. The market for change is wide open, and here’s the perspective of one...
03/25/2020 - 9:07am
Jushi Holdings Inc., Jushi JUSHF
Jushi’s Beyond Hello Dispensaries To Remain Open During Pandemic
(Acquisition, Branding, Illinois, JUSHF, Jushi, Jushi Holdings Inc., Pennsylvania, United States, Dispensaries) Multi-state operator Jushi Holdings Inc. (CSE: JUSH) (OTCQX: JUSHF) said that its dispensaries received the “life-sustaining” business designation in Pennsylvania and the “essential services” designation in Illinois. As a result, the company’s six dispensaries in Pennsylvania, operating under the brand “BEYOND/HELLO,” and its two dispensaries in Illinois, operating under the brand “The Green Solution” (transitioning to BEYOND/HELLO branding later this year), will remain open. The Company is announcing several initiatives prioritizing its medical patients and customers most susceptible to COVID-19 during the pendency of the COVID-19 outbreak: Pennsylvania – Effective immediately, BEYOND/HELLO dispensaries will only serve patients 50 years or older in the first hour of operations. Curbside pick-up will begin to be offered at three PA dispensaries starting March 30th. Curbside pick-up available at Bristol, West Chester and Scranton PA locations. Sauget, Illinois – Beginning March 30th,...…
03/25/2020 - 7:59am
 Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (RQHTF) Announces New Contract with MedTech Evolutions
(Alabama, Cannabis, Development, Events, Illinois, Investments, Kentucky, Law, Management, Marketing, Mississippi, Monitoring, Products, Regulations, Software, Stocks, Tennessee, United States) Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. Announces New Contract with MedTech Evolutions, LLC to Provide its iUGO Care Platform to over 27,000 patients in Alabama, Illinois, Mississippi and Tennessee Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (TSXV:RHT or OTCQB:RQHTF) (“Reliq” or the “Company”), a technology company that develops innovative mobile health (mHealth) and telemedicine solutions for Community-Based Healthcare, today announced that it has signed a contract with MedTech Evolutions, LLC (“MedTech”) in Kentucky, USA, to provide its iUGO Care platform to over 27,000 eligible Medicare patients in Alabama, Illinois, Mississippi and Tennessee. “We are thrilled to be working with MedTech Evolutions to bring our iUGO Care platform to their clients,” said Dr. Lisa Crossley, CEO of Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. “MedTech’s clients provide care to over 27,000 chronic disease patients in Alabama, Illinois, Mississippi and Tennessee. We will be deploying our Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM), Care Chronic Care...…
03/25/2020 - 4:43am
KushCo Holdings Inc, KushCo KSHB
KushCo Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:KSHB) Expects To Post Revenues Of $30 Million In Q2 2020
(Canada, Cannabis, Growing, Hemp, Illinois, KSHB, KushCo, KushCo Holdings Inc, Massachusetts, Michigan, Products, Regulations, United States) KushCo Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:KSHB) expects to report revenues of $30 million in Q2 2020. It is a decline of 14.28% from the previous quarter because of sluggish demand for its vape hardware products. The slower than expected unveiling hemp trading business and a delay in introducing cannabis 2.0 products in Canada also contributed to the decline in sales in Q2. KushCo expects to post better results in H2 CEO, Chairman, and co-founder of KushCo, Nick Kovacevich, said some short term factors have negatively impacted the revenues. However, the company will post better than expected revenues in H2 because of strong fundamentals. KushCo team is putting considerable collection efforts and tightening the credit terms to the customers despite challenges in the Californian market. It is also moving away from the less financially stable and smaller customers. Encouraged by the progress in 2019 The businesses with larger LPs and MSOs surged to over 60% of the sales in 2019 from less than 20% in...…
03/25/2020 - 3:48am
United States: The Business Of Cannabis In Illinois
(Banking, Cannabis, CBD, Illinois, Legalization, Medical Marijuana, Products, Recreational, Regulations, United States, Dispensaries, Cultivation, Intellectual Property) Recreational use of cannabis is now legal in Illinois, and the laws around its use in relation to licensing, banking, employee handbook guidelines and intellectual property protection can be complex. While medical marijuana has been legal in Illinois for some time, the legalization of recreational marijuana could mean a host of avoidable legal issues for employers, employees, customers, visitors and others. Reinhart attorneys addressed a variety of topics 23 March 2020 by Sara McNamara Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren presented The Business of Cannabis in Illinois . Recreational use of cannabis is now legal in Illinois, and the laws around its use in relation to licensing, banking, employee handbook guidelines and intellectual property protection can be complex. While medical marijuana has been legal in Illinois for some time, the legalization of recreational marijuana could mean a host of avoidable legal issues for employers, employees, customers, visitors...
03/24/2020 - 11:14pm
Marijuana dispensaries see change during COVID-19 outbreak - FOX Illinois
(Cannabis, Illinois, United States, Dispensaries) Marijuana dispensaries see change during COVID-19 outbreak FOX Illinois…
03/24/2020 - 10:34pm
MPP: Cannabis Advocates, Medical Professionals, and Law Enforcement Officials Release Open Letter to State Leaders in Light of COVID-19
(Cannabis, Illinois, Law, Louisiana, Medical Marijuana, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Regulations, Tracking, United States, Washington, Dispensaries) Mar 20, 2020 Governors and legislative leaders urged to preserve and ensure cannabis access amid social distancing Washington, D.C. — In response to escalating efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 by social distancing, the Marijuana Policy Project and other organizations have released an open letter urging governors and legislative leaders to take necessary actions to ensure continued safe access to cannabis in a way that is consistent with public health. In states with legal medical cannabis, the letter recommends state leaders declare medical cannabis businesses “essential,” allow medical cannabis delivery, online ordering, and curbside delivery, ensure individuals are allowed to consult with physicians by telemedicine, and extend the expiration date of medical cannabis cards until after the crisis has abated, among other recommended actions. The letter sent to leaders of states with medical cannabis or cannabidiol laws can be found here . In a separate letter, the Marijuana...…
03/24/2020 - 10:21am
Are You Ready for a Cannabis Shortage?
(ACB, Alcohol, Batteries, Canada, Cannabis, CGC, China, Edibles, Events, Facilities, Growers, Growing, Hemp, HEXO, Illinois, Investors, Legalization, Manufacturing, United States, Cultivation, Security) The COVID-19 pandemic could lead to cannabis shortage just when we need it most. Covid 19 affects everyone, but especially the vulnerable, such as those with already compromised immune systems. Many medicinal cannabis patients find themselves in this group, something that serves to underline the importance of preparedness for any supply shortages. Here are some tips to ensure you are ready to weather a potential cannabis shortage. Do You Already Have Your Cannabis Gear? Although the coronavirus doesn’t directly impact the cannabis industry, it does affect the all-important supply chain underpinning the global market that cannabis has become. As more people isolate themselves from normal life, cannabis consumption will likely increase. But supply-chain issues in China, where much of the manufacturing takes place, may well prove to be the biggest threat to supplies. Much of this relates to vape-related hardware, ninety to ninety-five percent of which originate in China but can also mean...
03/23/2020 - 6:06pm
Yes, Illinois Cannabis Dispensaries Are Still Open Amid The Coronavirus Outbreak - St. Louis Public Radio
(Cannabis, Illinois, United States, Dispensaries) Yes, Illinois Cannabis Dispensaries Are Still Open Amid The Coronavirus Outbreak St. Louis Public Radio…
03/23/2020 - 5:56pm
Yes, Illinois Cannabis Dispensaries Are Still Open Amid The Coronavirus Outbreak
(Cannabis, Facilities, Illinois, Medical Marijuana, Recreational, United States, Dispensaries) But there is one notable exception: Marijuana dispensaries are open to both medical and recreational customers. Medical cannabis facilities are ...…
03/23/2020 - 3:22pm
Akerna, Harvest Health & Recreation, Liberty Health, Liberty Health Sciences, Liberty Health Sciences, Green Growth, Green Thumb, CV Sciences, Columbia Care, Cresco Labs, iAnthus, Planet 13 GGBXF, GTBIF, CCHWF, CRLBF, CVSI, HRVSF, LHSIF, ITHUF, KERN, PLNHF, TCNNF
How COVID-19 Is Impacting Public Cannabis Companies
(Akerna, Canada, Cannabis, CBD, CCHWF, Columbia Care, Cresco Labs, CRLBF, CV Sciences, CVSI, Development, Florida, GGBXF, Green Growth, Green Thumb, GTBIF, Harvest Health & Recreation, HRVSF, iAnthus, Illinois, Investors, ITHUF, KERN, LHSIF, Liberty Health, Liberty Health Sciences, Liberty Health Sciences, Medical Marijuana, Nevada, Planet 13, PLNHF, POS, Software, Stock Index, Stocks, TCNNF, United States, THC, Dispensaries) Near-Term Operational ImpactLike all other businesses, the cannabis industry is having to quickly adjust. The good news is that no states, so far, have shut down cannabis operators, as they have been deemed as essential service providers, like drug stores. We recently interviewed Kim Rivers , CEO of Trulieve, the dominant medical cannabis company in Florida with 45 dispensaries. She detailed the steps that the company has taken to keep customers and employees safe, including scanning temperatures of employees when they arrive and immediately sending workers home if they aren’t feeling well. The company has also offered free delivery to patients who are 65 or older and is piloting a mobile drive-up program for all patients.A few public companies have commented on their operations, including Cresco Labs, which issued a press release describing its response, including heightened sanitation measures and an effort to drive traffic to online ordering. Green Thumb Industries, which, like...…
03/23/2020 - 7:01am
The Business Of Cannabis In Illinois - Cannabis & Hemp - United States - Mondaq News Alerts
(Cannabis, Hemp, Illinois, United States) The Business Of Cannabis In Illinois - Cannabis & Hemp - United States Mondaq News Alerts…
03/22/2020 - 10:00am
Hemp CBD Across State Lines: Rhode Island
(Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Cannabis, CBD, Colorado, Compliance, Connecticut, Cosmetics, Delaware, Distributor, Florida, Food, Foods, Georgia, Growers, Growing, Hawaii, Hemp, Hemp Products, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Law, Louisiana, Maine, Manufacture, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Production, Products, Puerto Rico, Regulations, Rhode Island, Seed Oil, Supplements, United States, Vaporizers, Extracts, Cultivation, Retail Sales) The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 ( 2018 Farm Bill ) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulatory authority over hemp cultivation at the federal level. In turn, states have the option to maintain primary regulatory authority over the crop cultivated within their borders by submitting a plan to the USDA. This federal and state interplay has resulted in many legislative and regulatory changes at the state level. Indeed, most states have introduced (and adopted) bills that would authorize the commercial production of hemp within their borders. A smaller but growing number of states also regulate the sale of products derived from hemp. In light of these legislative changes, we are presenting a 50-state series analyzing how each jurisdiction treats hemp-...
03/21/2020 - 5:44pm
Illinois Cannabis Industry Deemed Essential During Coronavirus - Evanston, IL Patch
(Cannabis, Illinois, United States) Illinois Cannabis Industry Deemed Essential During Coronavirus Evanston, IL Patch…
03/21/2020 - 5:27pm
Illinois Cannabis Industry Deemed 'Essential' During Coronavirus
(Cannabis, Illinois, Medical Marijuana, United States, Dispensaries) Marijuana dispensaries remain open during the governor's 'stay at home' order and new rules are in place for medical cannabis patients. By Jonah ...…
03/20/2020 - 11:44pm
People v. Charles Hill, 2020 IL 124595.”Smelling and seeing cannabis justified probable cause for a police officer in central Illinois to search a man’s car, despite cannabis’ decriminalization”
(Cannabis, Illinois, Law, Legalization, Medical Marijuana, United States) The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Reports: SPRINGFIELD — Smelling and seeing cannabis justified probable cause for a police officer in central Illinois to search a man’s car, despite cannabis’ decriminalization and legalization for medical purposes at the time, a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court majority ruled Thursday. The justices were asked whether two 2016 laws — the Illinois Cannabis Control Act and the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act — changed the basis for probable cause in a May 2017 warrantless search of Charles Hill’s car. Hill contended the possession of small amounts of cannabis could not establish probable cause because it was no longer a criminal activity or contraband under the laws. Officers required more information to suggest Hill illegally possessed a criminal amount of cannabis or that a crime was committed to conduct a search, he argued. That argument is “fatally flawed,” according to the majority opinion, authored by Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier...…
03/20/2020 - 7:26pm
Marijuana industry eyes impact from more stay-at-home orders
(California, Cannabis, Connecticut, Growing, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, United States) The governor of Illinois on Friday followed his counterparts in California and New York by issuing a statewide stay-at-home order in response to the growing coronavirus crisis. And it appears that New Jersey and Connecticut may take similar steps, which could leave marijuana businesses in all of those states scrambling to figure out how – […] Marijuana industry eyes impact from more stay-at-home orders is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs…
03/20/2020 - 6:47pm
Nearly $1 million in pot revenue passed to Downstate drug stores to help ease coronavirus crunch
(Cannabis, Illinois, United States) Illinois cannabis tax revenues that were earmarked for the state's rainy day fund will now be used to help rural pharmacies in Illinois as the state ...…
03/20/2020 - 4:06pm
Illinois Weed Stores Still Open, Declared 'Essential Services' During Pandemic - Riverfront Times
(Illinois, United States) Illinois Weed Stores Still Open, Declared 'Essential Services' During Pandemic Riverfront Times…
03/20/2020 - 2:37pm
Medical Marijuana Inc MJNA
Cannabis and Coronavirus: Considerations and Tips on Safety
(Alcohol, Cannabis, CBD, Cleaning, Colorado, Edibles, Education, Hemp, Illinois, Medical Marijuana, Medical Marijuana Inc, Michigan, MJNA, New York, Oils, Pesticide, Products, Recreational, Synthetic, United States, Vaporizers, Vaporizers, Washington, Dispensaries) Amid a pandemic, many cannabis users are relying on the potential health benefits from cannabis more than ever. What ways can consumers prioritize self-care while continuing to safely utilize marijuana? There is no denying that the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) is making an impact around the world. The suggested trends of social distancing, quarantining, or staying away from large groups can be devastating to those who rely on social interaction for emotional and mental support. In this time of change, it’s important to remember self-care is an act of health. While something as trivial as a cough can now set off an alarm for those concerned about the coronavirus, how can cannabis consumers stay healthy? In an effort to support those who rely on marijuana for its myriad of health and wellness qualities, we have compiled a list of some information to keep in mind as we move through this changing landscape together. Cannabis and the Coronavirus Let’s address the number one question being...…
03/20/2020 - 11:19am
How Can You Access Legal Weed via Delivery (or Otherwise) During Coronavirus?
(Alaska, California, Cannabis, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, JUSHF, Jushi, Maine, Manufacturing, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Michigan, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Organic, Pennsylvania, Products, Recreational, Regulations, United States, Vermont, Washington, Dispensaries, Recreational Cannabis, Cultivation) At 6pm on Monday, March 16th, the line of patients waiting to purchase cannabis at a popular Berkeley, California dispensary stretched 40 people deep . Normally, such a sight would be cause for celebration, but in the midst of a global pandemic , the optics were a snapshot of the issues faced by cannabis operators in a time of self-quarantine. By the following day, the neighboring city of San Francisco would be under a “shelter in place” order, requiring all residents to stay indoors except for certain, “essential” activities. Likewise, businesses were instructed to close, not including vital services like restaurants, pharmacies, and grocery stores. Members of the cannabis industry and advocates alike vociferously protested the exclusion of cannabis as an “essential” service (and thus one which would be allowed to continue modified operations for the duration of the order). Eventually, San Francisco’s Department of Public Health relented, posting to Twitter that cannabis — both...…
03/20/2020 - 8:32am
Will Marijuana Stocks Get A Fresh Start From The Coronavirus
(California, Cannabis, Florida, HEXO, Illinois, Investments, Investors, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Production, Stocks, United States, Pharmaceuticals) Although the coronavirus scare has been mostly negative for marijuana stocks , there may be one positive to consider. After the months of consistent bearish trading in the industry, it seemed as though something needed to change. Of course, this coronavirus issue is quite serious, and one that is threatening all corners of the globe. But, it may be just what the cannabis industry needs. [Read More] 2 Pharmaceutical Pot Stocks to Watch During These Trying Times Marijuana Stocks May See A Revenue Boost Due To Cannabis Deliveries As top-level pot stocks see massive declines in price, now is a time when many companies and investors are switching up their strategies. This means that once this blows over, hopefully in the not too distant future, we can begin to see upward momentum in the cannabis market once more. The past six months in the cannabis market seem to have been quite unsustainable for future growth. But, with this large catalyst resetting the world’s markets, the cannabis...…
03/20/2020 - 8:12am
Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc. (LBUY) Pivots Strategy as Dispensaries Deemed ‘Essential’
(Cannabis, Deals, Illinois, Investments, Massachusetts, Media, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Products, Software, Stocks, United States, Washington, Dispensaries) Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc. Pivots Strategy as Dispensaries Deemed ‘Essential’ Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc. (“Leafbuyer” or “the Company”) (LBUY), a leading cannabis technology platform, announced today that it will move to position the brand as a communication and ordering solution for cannabis businesses facing the COVID-19 outbreak. Across the nation dispensaries are being deemed essential businesses which will allow them to remain open. Multiple states including New York, Illinois, Washington, Nevada and Massachusetts are making adjustments to let dispensaries stay open. While these dispensaries are allowed to continue operations the demand for online cannabis sales and delivery are being driven by social distancing. Other states like Michigan are even passing emergency measures to fast-track delivery for all licensed marijuana retailers. “As our dispensary clients are quickly adapting to these new methods of operating their businesses, they are seeking technology to survive,”...…
03/20/2020 - 7:00am
Friday Book Club: Gone To Pot
(Banking, Cannabis, Education, Exploring, Growing, Illinois, United States) Now here’s an interesting book to add to your cannabis library as it takes an unflinching look at the less than sexy aspects of the rapidly growing marijuana industry. Most books focused on the cannabis industry will attempt to shed a positive light on the businesses and culture surrounding it. While we love, appreciate, and are excited about the growth of the marijuana industry we must not turn a blind bye to the negative aspects of it for fear of seeing it degenerate as so many other industries have. If you’re serious about entering the cannabis industry or are just curious and want to keep an ear to the ground then this book will serve you well in terms of getting a firm grasp on the modern marijuana industry. -Topic Focus- Let’s get into the meat of the book, shall we? Now if you’re new to the cannabis industry then you might be wondering “well jeez, just what could possibly be wrong with marijuana finally becoming legal?”. So glad you asked! Let’s start with what the author...
03/20/2020 - 3:05am
Marijuana Dispensaries Deemed “Essential” Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns in U.S.
(Arizona, Cannabis, Illinois, Law, Medical Marijuana, Regulations, United States, Dispensaries) Cities and states across the nation have implemented social distancing restrictions and have closed or limited the hours on “non-essential” businesses such as gyms, restaurants, bars, movie theaters and other venues because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Meanwhile, “essential” businesses such as banks, pharmacies, grocery stores and gas stations can remain open but are expected to implement social distancing techniques, such as wearing face masks and focusing on their delivery or pick-up services. In areas like San Francisco with the strictest social distancing regulations, marijuana dispensaries have been deemed as essential, NPR reported. “Cannabis is an essential medicine for many San Francisco residents,” said a San Francisco Department of Public Health tweet. “Dispensaries can continue to operate as essential businesses during this time, while practicing social distancing and other public health recommendations.” In Illinois, the state enacted a new law to allow dispensaries to “sell...…
03/19/2020 - 6:05pm
Illinois: Impact of marijuana legalization important lesson for employers
(Arizona, Cannabis, Colorado, Compliance, Development, District of Columbia, Illinois, Law, Legalization, Marketing, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Monitoring, Recreational, Regulations, Rhode Island, Testing, United States, Recreational Cannabis) The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports The road to Illinois becoming the 11th state in the country along with the District of Columbia to legalize adult-use recreational cannabis was a long and winding one. Now that the law has finally gone into effect, however, human resources executives around the state are realizing that the real work of understanding and applying the law to their employees is just beginning. Employers will need to refine existing policies and, in many cases, craft entirely new ones to address the issues created with legalization, a process that will require input from labor and employment lawyers as well as those specifically focused on cannabis regulations, working in concert with in-house counsel. The complexities of this issue were discussed at length at a recent B-Sharp at Breakfast event. Benesch launched B-Sharp in 2018 as a networking and professional development platform for women corporate counsel. The Jan. 23 forum, “The Legalization of Cannabis and...…
03/19/2020 - 6:01pm
Chicago’s Suburban Voters Give Thumbs Up The Cannabis Regulation
(Bar, Cannabis, Compliance, Illinois, Management, Recreational, Regulations, United States) Chicag’s Sun Times reports Bud was on the ballot Tuesday in some Chicago suburbs — and a vast majority of voters said “yes” to allowing recreational pot sales in their hometowns. A majority of voters in Naperville, Rosemont, Cicero, Northlake and Westchester cast ballots in favor of allowing weed to be sold to adults for recreational use. Meanwhile, voters in Lemont rejected it. Though marijuana was fully legalized across Illinois at the start of the year, cities and towns can still prohibit stores from selling recreational marijuana. And while none of Tuesday’s ballot initiatives are binding, the results will inform local leaders who have the final say in whether to permit those sales. Opposing groups have been battling it out over recreational weed in recent months in Naperville, where the local city council voted in September to bar those sales. On Tuesday, voters in the western suburb were asked: “Shall the City of Naperville, in light of state legislation legalizing the...…
03/19/2020 - 4:13pm
Prioritizing Medical Cannabis Access in Times of Crisis: Q&A With Brian Vicente
(Alcohol, California, Cannabis, Colorado, Facilities, Illinois, Law, Loans, Medical Marijuana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Recreational, Regulations, United States, Cultivation) The coronavirus outbreak has upended the global economy, leaving most commercial industries reeling. Cannabis is no exception.As some local and state governments rush to declare medical cannabis businesses “essential,” thus allowing them to continue operating as quarantine policies become more entrenched, the overarching question remains: How can the industry ensure access for patients in need?Brian Vicente, partner and founding member of Vicente Sederberg , based in Colorado, addresses some of the intersections between cannabis business and regulators—places where solutions to emerging problems may be found.Vicente SederbergBrian VicenteWhat are some of the more common questions your firm is fielding? What sort of themes are emerging on the legal side of this crisis?I've been trying to reinforce a positive talking point, which is: In times of economic distress, frequently, medicines and vices do well. Now, I’m not one who normally calls cannabis a vice. It's actually more of a...…
03/19/2020 - 3:41pm
Milan marijuana dispensary shortens hours, increases cleaning amid COVID-19 pandemic
(Cannabis, Cleaning, Illinois, Recreational, United States, Recreational Cannabis) A person leaves Nature's Treatment of Illinois Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 in Milan. That was the first day for recreational cannabis sales in Illinois. MEG ...…
03/19/2020 - 1:42pm
Marijuana Deemed “Essential” by US Cities and States Amid Coronavirus Crisis
(California, Cannabis, Colorado, Events, Illinois, Medical Marijuana, Michigan, Nevada, New York, United States, Dispensaries) Enlightened cities and states across the US have officially declared cannabis businesses as “essential services,” meaning they can keep operating during the coronavirus pandemic. Authorities in San Francisco, California, ordered the city to enforce a “shelter-in-place” policy this week, requiring everyone to stay home unless they work for or provide an “essential service” necessary for society to function. Essential services include healthcare, public utilities, and emergency response. And now, according to Bay Area officials, providing cannabis to the public counts as an essential service , too. "In terms of the cannabis dispensaries, the Department of Public Health today clarified that since cannabis has medical uses , dispensaries will be allowed to operate as essential businesses, just as pharmacies are allowed to do," San Francisco’s Mayor London Breed said in a press conference . However, pot shops cannot conduct business as usual, NPR reported. They must observe social...…
03/19/2020 - 12:11pm
Marijuana Industry Staying Open Despite COVID-19 Pandemic - NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS
(Cannabis, Illinois, United States) Marijuana Industry Staying Open Despite COVID-19 Pandemic NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS…
03/19/2020 - 9:32am
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Cresco Labs Provides Update on Response to COVID-19
(Abbott Laboratories, ABBV, AbbVie Inc., ABT, Beverage, Cannabis, Cresco Labs, CRLBF, Facilities, Food, Foods, Illinois, Management, Manufacturer, Manufacturing, Production, Products, United States, Vertically Integrated, Dispensaries, Cultivation) CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PRESS RELEASE-- Cresco Labs , one of the largest vertically integrated multistate cannabis operators in the United States, has provided an update on its national response to COVID-19. Cresco Labs views the health and safety of its customers, patients and employees as its number one responsibility during this challenging time. The company will continue to operate all of its dispensaries during regularly scheduled hours, as permitted, to ensure that the tens-of-thousands of patients and consumers that rely on its cannabis products for their daily wellness and quality of life continue to have access to them. In addition, Cresco Labs has heightened its already-stringent sanitation measures and implemented procedures at the retail level to ensure adequate social distancing between employees and consumers. Some of these measures include: driving traffic to alternative channels, including online ordering; text message staging notifications; home delivery (where...…
03/19/2020 - 7:47am
Authorities In Holland & San Francisco Reverse Closure Of Cannabis Retail & In Vegas Dispensaries Stay Open
(Cannabis, Illinois, Lighting, Medical Marijuana, Netherlands, Nevada, Recreational, Regulations, United States, Dispensaries) They’ve worked out it’s the best way to keep people calm ! In Holland Grizzle report DUTCH CANNABIS CAFES REOPEN DESPITE CORONAVIRUS FEARS The Dutch government has abandoned plans to force the country’s famous cannabis cafes to close their doors due to coronavirus fears. Marijuana users queued around the block in various cities on Sunday in an effort to stockpile enough cannabis to see them through a lengthy lockdown. It came after the government ruled that the coffee shops would need to cease operations in order to help contain the rampaging coronavirus. There have been more than 1,700 cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, in the Netherlands , and at least 43 deaths. Prime Minister Mark Rutte has ushered in a period of “maximum control” in a bid to reduce the peak in infections and staggering those infections over a longer period. One casualty of the policy was the famous coffee shops. Marijuana is technically illegal for recreational purposes in the Netherlands, but the...…
03/19/2020 - 6:32am
Baltimore ends drug prosecutions amid coronavirus outbreak (Newsletter: March 19, 2020)
(Advertising, Alcohol, California, Cannabis, CBD, Florida, Food, Hemp, Illinois, Indiana, Legalization, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Regulations, Science, Texas, Tracking, United States, Washington, WDDMF, WeedMD) USDA again blames DEA for restrictive hemp rules; MD lawmakers approve bill to shield marijuana convictions; NORML offers COVID advice Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { listeners: [], forms: { on: function(evt, cb) { window.mc4wp.listeners.push( { event : evt, callback: cb } ); } } } })(); Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human: Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… By starting a $10 per month pledge on Patreon —or about 45 cents per issue of this newsletter—you can help us rely less on ads to cover our expenses, hire more journalists and bring you even more marijuana news. / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue , for the second time this month, blamed the Drug Enforcement Administration for restrictive hemp rules. He also...…
03/18/2020 - 5:00pm
Some Illinois Pot Shops Closing Up Voluntarily During Coronavirus Pandemic
(Illinois, Recreational, United States) At least eight recreational shops are taking a beat in the wake of the pandemic.…
03/18/2020 - 3:00pm
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Management, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Testing, United States) Talaria Transportation, a privately held company specializing in secure, compliant logistics for the legal cannabis industry, is expanding to 13 U.S. cannabis markets. Talaria specializes in cash management and product and testing transportation for cannabis producers and retailers. The company provides services to cannabis companies in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New... The post Talaria appeared first on Marijuana Venture .
03/18/2020 - 2:44pm
Illinois Allowing Curbside Medical Marijuana Sales Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
(Cannabis, Illinois, Medical Marijuana, United States, Dispensaries) Illinois is trying to reduce the amount of the new virus transmissions in dispensaries.…
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