Maine Cannabis & Hemp News

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...
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03/27/2020 - 11:56am
University Extension Teaches Maine Residents How to Grow Hemp at Home - Hemp Grower
(Grower, Hemp, Maine, United States) University Extension Teaches Maine Residents How to Grow Hemp at Home Hemp Grower
http://www.hempgrower.com/university-maine-cooperative-extension-teaches-residen…
03/26/2020 - 8:57pm
Higher Law: Q&A: Social Equity in Cannabis Industry | Big Law Firm Sues Maine | Marijuana Is 'Essential' | Upcoming Webinars - Law.com
(Cannabis, Law, Maine, United States) Higher Law: Q&A: Social Equity in Cannabis Industry | Big Law Firm Sues Maine | Marijuana Is 'Essential' | Upcoming Webinars Law.com
https://www.law.com/2020/03/26/higher-law-qa-social-equity-in-cannabis-industry-…
03/26/2020 - 10:04am
What Is Salvia, and Is the Psychoactive Drug Still Legal?
(California, Events, Georgia, Guam, Law, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, United States, Virginia, West Virginia) If only salvia could speak, maybe we’d know what the hell happened after we smoked it. When people hear the term “salvia,” they may think of a number of things. Some will no doubt be immediately transported back to memorably awful college experiences. Others may fondly recall the popular (if questionably helpful) YouTube tutorials posted by Erik Hoffstad, who once taught us the joys of “Gardening on Salvia.” Unquestionably, there are also those who just remember that one time Miley Cyrus smoked some . To fully understand this plant, however, the first thing to know about Salvia divinorum is that people have been using it for at least hundreds of years. Indeed, in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico, Mazatec Indians have relied on Salvia divinorum for centuries. For them, this psychoactive herb from the mint family was given a place of honor at ceremonial events. Though the Mazatec prefer to extract the juice from crushed leaves to consume in a tea, other options for consumption include...
https://merryjane.com/culture/what-is-salvia-and-is-the-psychoactive-drug-still-…
03/26/2020 - 6:48am
Maine Is Sued in Federal Court Over Its Recreational Pot Residency Requirement - The Motley Fool
(Maine, Recreational, United States) Maine Is Sued in Federal Court Over Its Recreational Pot Residency Requirement The Motley Fool
https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/03/25/maine-sued-in-federal-court-over-recre…
03/25/2020 - 7:52pm
Maine Is Sued in Federal Court Over Its Recreational Pot Residency Requirement - Nasdaq
(Maine, Recreational, United States) Maine Is Sued in Federal Court Over Its Recreational Pot Residency Requirement Nasdaq
https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/maine-is-sued-in-federal-court-over-its-recreati…
03/25/2020 - 7:38pm
Maine: Memorandum on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Civil Emergency
(Alcohol, Cannabis, Cleaning, Compliance, Events, Facilities, Law, Maine, Manufacturing, Processing, Products, Retail Stores, Staffing, Testing, United States, Dispensaries, Financial Services, Cultivation) Memorandum on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Civil Emergency To: MMMP Registrants and Prospective AUMP Licensees From: Director Erik Gundersen Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Subject: Memorandum on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Civil Emergency Background On March 15, 2020, Governor Janet T. Mills signed a civil emergency proclamation in response to developments regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the resulting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Maine. The following day, Governor Mills and legislative leaders reached a bipartisan agreement on a revised supplemental budget proposal that targeted funds to protect our citizens and communities and safeguard Maine’s economy as the nation confronts COVID-19. In addition, the Governor worked with the legislature to spearhead a package of emergency measures aimed at improving the state and local response to COVID-19. Governor Mills signed these measures into law on March 18, 2020, and announced additional steps to protect public health...
https://cannabislaw.report/maine-memorandum-on-coronavirus-covid-19-civil-emerge…
03/25/2020 - 2:51pm
Coronavirus Outbreak Could Delay Maine Marijuana Launch - Grizzle
(Cannabis, Maine, United States) Coronavirus Outbreak Could Delay Maine Marijuana Launch Grizzle
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03/25/2020 - 2:32pm
COVID-19 might delay Maine’s adult-use cannabis launch beyond June
(Cannabis, Maine, Recreational, United States) The long-awaited launch of Maine’s recreational marijuana market could be delayed further because of the coronavirus, according to a memo from state regulators. Earlier this month, a state agency projected that the first adult-use marijuana shops would open in June, three months later than the initial forecast. But now that timetable may be overly optimistic. “Several communities […] COVID-19 might delay Maine’s adult-use cannabis launch beyond June is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/covid-19-might-delay-maines-adult-use-cannabis-launch-bey…
03/25/2020 - 12:00pm
COVID-19 May Delay the Launch of Maine's Adult-Use Cannabis Market - Cannabis Business Times
(Cannabis, Maine, United States) COVID-19 May Delay the Launch of Maine's Adult-Use Cannabis Market Cannabis Business Times
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/covid-19-may-delay-launch-maine-adult-use-c…
03/25/2020 - 11:53am
COVID-19 May Delay the Launch of Maine’s Adult-Use Cannabis Market
(Cannabis, Compliance, Facilities, Maine, Medical Marijuana, Testing, United States, Dispensaries) Maine’s Office of Marijuana Policy (OMP) released a memo March 24 indicating that while medical cannabis dispensaries are considered essential businesses under the state’s coronavirus policies, the launch of Maine’s adult-use cannabis market, which was slated for June, will likely be delayed due to the pandemic.The announcement is the latest in a series of delays for the adult-use market, which voters legalized in 2016.The OMP sent its memo to the state’s licensed medical cannabis businesses, as well as applicants seeking adult-use licenses, according to a Portland Press Herald report . The memo urges existing medical cannabis businesses to review their operating procedures and find areas to improve upon, including increased sanitary protocols and managing patient lines and interactions in compliance with social distancing guidelines.The memo also indicates that the OMP has heard concerns from dispensaries and caregivers about staff shortages as employees self-quarantine, and the...
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/covid-19-may-delay-launch-maine-adu…
03/25/2020 - 6:23am
Acreage Holdings ACRGF
Fed cannabis prosecutions decline legalization era (Newsletter: March 25, 2020)
(Acreage Holdings, ACRGF, Arkansas, Banking, Cannabis, CBD, Colorado, Extraction, Florida, Growing, Hawaii, Hemp, Law, Legalization, Maine, Manufacturing, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Mexico, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Packaging, Pennsylvania, Processing, Production, Products, Recreational, Rhode Island, Science, South Dakota, Tracking, United States, Washington, THC, Dispensaries, Cultivation, Funding) Small Biz Admin: No COVID aid for marijuana firms; Denver psilocybin panel sets decrim enforcement tracking; SD legalization campaign alters plan 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. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW New data from the U.S. Sentencing Commission shows that federal prosecutions for marijuana trafficking continue to decline year over year...
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03/25/2020 - 3:28am
Maine Medical Marijuana Businesses Deemed “Essential” In Light of Pandemic
(Cannabis, Facilities, Law, Maine, Manufacturing, Medical Marijuana, Processing, Products, Staffing, Testing, United States, Licensee, Dispensaries, Cultivation) Maine’s Office of Marijuana Policy (OMP) issued a memorandum today explaining that medical marijuana businesses are deemed “essential” and may continue operating despite the spread of COVID-19. However, OMP urges medical marijuana businesses to take all necessary precautions to ensure proper sanitization and social distancing in their facilities. The memo, which can be found here , provides a baseline for increasing precautionary measures and also provides links to other state and federal guidance documents and directives for review. Other key points from OMP’s memo include the following: Medical marijuana dispensaries and caregivers are classified as “other medical facilities” under the Governor’s executive order and are allowed to stay open. Governor Mills urged “non-essential” public-facing businesses to close but medical marijuana businesses are exempt from this guidance. OMP will continue inspections of medical marijuana facilities and stores for the foreseeable future, while...
https://cannabislaw.report/maine-medical-marijuana-businesses-deemed-essential-i…
03/25/2020 - 2:50am
Ever Hopeful! $1.2M expansion proposed for Auburn cannabis business park
(Cannabis, Consultants, Development, Greenhouses, Growers, Maine, Manufacturing, Medical Marijuana, United States, Cultivation) The project would include 14 new buildings, most of them greenhouses. Reports the Sun Journal. Developers behind a cannabis business park off Minot Avenue with four greenhouses now and a retail shop underway have proposed a new $1.2 million project for 14 additional buildings. Mystique Way LLC’s application is pending with the Planning Board, which meets next month. Most of the buildings would be greenhouses and bring the total development up to 154,640-square feet. The park would employ about 40 people in total. Sean O’Brien, one of four partners behind Mystique Way LLC, declined to comment on the project Tuesday. In an interview last month, he said via email that they hoped the new retail shop, Mystique of Maine, would open in April, first selling medical marijuana and eventually transitioning to adult use, and noted: “We are in discussion with several adult-use applicants and caregivers to build cannabis-related buildings for cultivation and manufacturing on Mystique Way in our 32-...
https://cannabislaw.report/ever-hopeful-1-2m-expansion-proposed-for-auburn-canna…
03/24/2020 - 8:32pm
Marijuana provider challenges Maine's residency rule for sellers - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
(Cannabis, Maine, United States) Marijuana provider challenges Maine's residency rule for sellers Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
https://www.centralmaine.com/2020/03/24/marijuana-provider-challenges-maines-res…
03/24/2020 - 5:45pm
Marijuana provider challenges Maine's residency rule for sellers
(Cannabis, Maine, Medical Marijuana, United States) A medical marijuana provider has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn a Maine rule that says only state residents can obtain adult-use marijuana ...
https://www.sunjournal.com/2020/03/24/marijuana-provider-challenges-maines-resid…
03/24/2020 - 4:32pm
Marijuana provider challenges Maine's residency rule for sellers - Press Herald
(Cannabis, Maine, United States) Marijuana provider challenges Maine's residency rule for sellers Press Herald
https://www.pressherald.com/2020/03/24/marijuana-provider-challenges-maines-resi…
03/24/2020 - 4:32pm
Marijuana provider challenges Maine's residency rule for sellers - Lewiston Sun Journal
(Cannabis, Maine, United States) Marijuana provider challenges Maine's residency rule for sellers Lewiston Sun Journal
https://www.sunjournal.com/2020/03/24/marijuana-provider-challenges-maines-resid…
03/24/2020 - 2:31pm
Virus worries may further delay recreational marijuana in Maine - Press Herald
(Cannabis, Maine, Recreational, United States) Virus worries may further delay recreational marijuana in Maine Press Herald
https://www.pressherald.com/2020/03/24/virus-worries-may-further-delay-recreatio…
03/24/2020 - 1:30pm
Maine’s adult-use cannabis residency rule unconstitutional, suit claims
(Cannabis, Maine, Recreational, United States, Financial Services) Maine’s residency requirement for recreational marijuana business ownership violates the U.S. Constitution, according to a federal lawsuit filed against the state. Wellness Connection, based in Auburn, Maine, alleges in the suit against the state’s Department of Administrative and Financial Services that a residency requirement discriminates against both large and small companies that want to sell […] Maine’s adult-use cannabis residency rule unconstitutional, suit claims is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/maine-recreational-cannabis-residency-rule-unconstitution…
03/24/2020 - 12:43pm
Maine Sued Over Cannabis Business Residency Requirement - Ganjapreneur
(Cannabis, Maine, United States) Maine Sued Over Cannabis Business Residency Requirement Ganjapreneur
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/maine-sued-over-cannabis-business-residency-require…
03/24/2020 - 8:30am
Curaleaf Acquires Connecticut’s Arrow Alternative Care Dispensaries
(Acquisition, Arizona, Cannabis, Connecticut, Florida, Growers, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Products, United States, Vertical Integration, Vertical Integration, Vertically Integrated, Dispensaries, Cultivation) Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) said it will acquire three Arrow Alternative Care (AAC) dispensaries in the state of Connecticut. AAC operates three out of 18 total stores currently operational in the state. Its first store opened in Hartford in 2014, the second in Milford in 2017, and the Stamford store opened its doors in January 2020. Curaleaf is already one of four licensed growers in Connecticut and currently operates a 60,000 square foot cultivation facility in Simsbury that provides high-quality cannabis products to over 40,000 patients throughout the state. The acquisition will now allow Curaleaf to be vertically integrated, providing products to the patients directly as well as through existing wholesale channels. “Arrow Alternative Care’s stores are the gold standard of pharmacy-like operations in Connecticut. They have grown a large, dedicated patient base by providing exceptional service and quality products,” said Joe Lusardi, CEO of Curaleaf. “This...
https://www.greenmarketreport.com/curaleaf-receives-essential-service-designatio…
03/24/2020 - 6:40am
Maine marijuana company sues state over residency requirement - WGME
(Cannabis, Maine, United States) Maine marijuana company sues state over residency requirement WGME
http://wgme.com/news/local/maine-marijuana-company-sues-state-over-residency-req…
03/24/2020 - 6:25am
OrganiGram Inc OGRMF
Feds consider standard THC dose for cannabis products (Newsletter: March 24, 2020)
(Arizona, Cannabis, CBD, Colorado, Connecticut, Facilities, Florida, Hawaii, Hemp, Iowa, Legalization, Maine, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, OGRMF, Ohio, Oregon, OrganiGram Inc, Processing, Production, Products, Recreational, Research, Science, Tracking, United States, Washington, THC, Dispensaries) Coronavirus crisis shows marijuana is ‘essential’; DEA says it’s not responsible for low-quality cannabis; NY gov reiterates he wants legalization 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. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW The coronavirus crisis has demonstrated more clearly than ever before that marijuana is mainstream as state after state deems legal...
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03/24/2020 - 3:45am
Maine marijuana company sues state over residency requirement
(Cannabis, Delaware, Investment, Investors, Law, Loans, Maine, Management, Medical Marijuana, Recreational, United States, Dispensaries, Recreational Cannabis, Financial Services) Wellness Connection filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday against the Maine department that oversees marijuana policy, claiming that residency restrictions on owners of recreational cannabis businesses violate the U.S. Constitution. The Auburn-based company said the residency requirement is delaying its entry into the adult-use market because it needs more capital investment, which it said is more available outside of Maine. It also said the requirement may stymie job and economic growth for recreational marijuana businesses and for the entire Maine economy. “We as an industry can’t work within the confines of the residency requirement,” said Matthew Warner, an attorney at Preti Flaherty who is representing Wellness Connection, which is 49 percent owned by a Delaware investor. “We still don’t have the money we need to execute our business plan.” He said that because marijuana is illegal on a federal level, banks cannot provide loans. And Maine doesn’t have large investors, so the...
https://cannabislaw.report/maine-marijuana-company-sues-state-over-residency-req…
03/23/2020 - 9:15pm
Green Cures & Botanical Distribution, Inc., Triton Distribution Systems Inc. GRCU
State releases list showing who’s seeking marijuana business licenses
(Cannabis, GRCU, Green Cures & Botanical Distribution, Inc., Maine, Recreational, Triton Distribution Systems Inc., United States) 3/13/20–The Office of Marijuana Policy on Friday made public for the first time the list of about 300 people who are applying for more than 200 state licenses to cash in on Maine’s long-awaited recreational marijuana market. Applicants are seeking to do business throughout Maine, from Kittery to Presque Isle, under corporate names ranging from Green Cures to Weed Mart. Read
https://themarijuanareport.org/state-releases-list-showing-whos-seeking-marijuan…
03/23/2020 - 1:49pm
Maine marijuana company sues state over residency requirement - Bangor Daily News
(Cannabis, Maine, United States) Maine marijuana company sues state over residency requirement Bangor Daily News
https://bangordailynews.com/2020/03/23/news/lewiston-auburn/maine-marijuana-comp…
03/22/2020 - 10:26am
Hemp must go on: UMaine to teach growers home cultivation
(Growers, Growing, Hemp, Maine, United States, Cultivation) Maine's hemp business has been growing in recent years as federal restrictions have eased. The cooperative extension said it would use an online ...
https://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Hemp-must-go-on-UMaine-to-teach-growers-home…
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-...
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03/22/2020 - 12:38am
Cannabis Industry Grapples with COVID-19 Outbreak, Maine Issues First Adult-Use Licenses: Week in Review
(Cannabis, China, Extraction, Food, Grower, Growing, Investment, Investment Firm, Maine, Maryland, Medical Marijuana, Minnesota, Packaging, Processing, Products, Stocks, Strains, United States, Washington, Dispensaries, Cultivation) Cannabis Industry Grapples with COVID-19 Outbreak, Maine Issues First Adult-Use Licenses: Week in Review Consumers across the U.S. are stocking up on the essentials: toilet paper, food and cannabis. That means long lines at dispensaries as customers in many markets rush to purchase what they can in anticipation of shelter-in-place orders and business shutdowns. The demand spike creates additional challenges for the fledgling cannabis supply chain. The industry faces potential inventory shortages for accessories, such as vape pens and cartridges , sourced from China due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Panic buying and a lack of access to overseas suppliers could force cannabis businesses to rationalize their supply base and centralize purchasing at the corporate level, says Colin Kelley, operating partner for private equity investment firm Merida Capital Partners. Cannabis companies with multiple locations can potentially hedge against future disruptions and boost productivity by moving...
https://www.marijuanastocksreport.com/cannabis-industry-grapples-with-covid-19-o…
03/20/2020 - 11:19am
Jushi JUSHF
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...
https://merryjane.com/news/how-can-you-access-legal-weed-via-delivery-or-otherwi…
03/19/2020 - 6:41pm
Professor talks benefits of using CBD
(Cannabis, CBD, Hemp, Maine, Production, United States) PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - Once illegal to grow, because of its biological relationship to marijuana, hemp is now raised primarily for the production of ...
https://www.wagmtv.com/content/news/Professor-talks-benefits-of-using-CBD-568939…
03/19/2020 - 7:05am
ACB
Is the window for legitimacy in the cannabis sector now wide open? It’s All About Supply & Demand
(ACB, Beverage, Cannabis, Edibles, Investors, Maine, Products, Topicals, United States) With the world now coming to a screeching halt with the COVID-19 pandemic, the global cannabis market is perhaps more precariously positioned than ever before. As the S&P hits new lows and the Federal Reserve lowering interest rates, many companies, not just those in the cannabis industry, are feeling the pinch. With billions wiped off markets in a matter of moments, industry mainstay Tilray has been forced to raise $90M for “general corporate purposes” [1] to continue operations. Potential has always been a precursor to the way many investors have looked at the global cannabis industry. While it’s lightyears away from the historic highs that bathed investors in a “green glow,” the past year has been a different story altogether. Companies such as Aurora and Canopy have seen the departure of high level executives, M&A activities have slowed, and to make matters worse, cannabis rescheduling by the World Health Organization (WHO) has been delayed until December 2020 at the...
https://cannabislaw.report/is-the-window-for-legitimacy-in-the-cannabis-sector-n…
03/18/2020 - 10:00am
Maine Issues First Conditional Licenses For Cannabis Businesses
(Cannabis, Maine, United States) Maine is finally making headway with their legal cannabis market.
https://hightimes.com/news/maine-issues-first-conditional-licenses-for-cannabis-…
03/18/2020 - 7:33am
Maine Wants to Create a Marijuana Crime Cop Unit and the Weed Industry Is Pissed
(Cannabis, Compliance, Legalization, Maine, Recreational, Research, United States, Dispensaries, Funding) Photo via Cannabis has been legal in Maine for more than three years now, but that won’t stop state police from keeping their eyes on cannabis. According to the Portland Press-Herald , a newly-introduced black market pot interdiction plan includes the creation of a four-person cannabis crime unit that’s specifically tasked with curtailing the state’s unregulated cannabis operators. “We legalized a whole bracket of drugs and the vast majority of people are going to absolutely comply with that, but there will be those that push that limit,” Michael Sauschuck, commissioner of the Maine Department of Public Safety, told state lawmakers early this week . “As other states have seen, there is absolutely a time and place for enforcement.” The problem is, despite years living under legalization, Maine doesn’t have a single operating adult-use dispensary . And to a number of legal weed advocates and insiders, Sauschuck’s assertion that the state needs a police force specifically tasked with...
https://merryjane.com/news/maine-wants-to-create-a-marijuana-crime-cop-unit-and-…
03/17/2020 - 6:50am
Nixon Peabody on Mondaq: United States: Ethical Issues For Attorneys Providing Services To The Cannabis Industry
(Alcohol, Arizona, Bar, California, Cannabis, Colorado, Compliance, Connecticut, Development, Distribution, Investment, Law, Maine, Management, Maryland, Medical Marijuana, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Products, Recreational, Rhode Island, United States, Washington, THC, Recreational Cannabis, Financial Services, Funding) United States: Ethical Issues For Attorneys Providing Services To The Cannabis Industry 16 March 2020 by Scott O’Connell Nixon Peabody It is estimated that the legal cannabis industry could reach $30 billion in sales and employ nearly half a million full-time workers by 2023. In one year, cannabis companies raised $13.8 billion in funding . Fueling that investment is the reality that a wide swath of industries is preparing for a future in the cannabis economy. Soft drink and alcohol manufacturers are considering future products using cannabis products. As Congress is considering legislation to provide banks with a safe harbor for providing services to those in the cannabis industry, other areas, from financial services to soft drink manufacturers, are actively assessing how the explosion of this new market will impact their products and services. Federalism and the current conflict between federal and state law As of October 16, 2019, 34 states have legalized the medical the use of...
https://cannabislaw.report/nixon-peabody-on-mondaq-united-states-ethical-issues-…
03/16/2020 - 12:53pm
Maine Issues First Round of Conditional Adult-Use Cannabis Licenses - Cannabis Dispensary
(Cannabis, Maine, United States) Maine Issues First Round of Conditional Adult-Use Cannabis Licenses Cannabis Dispensary
https://www.cannabisdispensarymag.com/maine-issues-first-round-conditional-adult…
03/16/2020 - 12:39pm
Maine Issues First Round of Conditional Adult-Use Cannabis Licenses - Cannabis Business Times
(Cannabis, Maine, United States) Maine Issues First Round of Conditional Adult-Use Cannabis Licenses Cannabis Business Times
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/maine-issues-first-round-conditional-adult-…
03/16/2020 - 12:30pm
Maine Issues First Round of Conditional Adult-Use Cannabis Licenses
(Cannabis, Facilities, Legalization, Maine, Manufacturing, Testing, United States, Dispensaries, Cultivation) Maine has issued its first round of conditional adult-use cannabis licenses to 31 businesses for cultivation, manufacturing and retail operations, according to a Portland Press Herald report .The Office of Marijuana Policy granted provisional approval March 13 to one nursery, 10 cultivation operations, four manufacturing facilities and 16 dispensaries, the news outlet reported.More than 200 applications have been submitted for adult-use cannabis licenses since Maine opened its licensing process in December, according to the Portland Press Herald.Applicants granted conditional licenses must now obtain local authorization before they can receive a final active license from the state, according to the Portland Press Herald. Maine will not issue these final licenses until an adult-use cannabis testing lab is licensed and operational in the state, the news outlet reported; four labs are currently considering participation in the market, while only one is close to being fully licensed.Maine...
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/maine-issues-first-round-conditiona…
03/16/2020 - 11:47am
Maine issues conditional licenses to 31 adult-use cannabis companies
(Cannabis, Facilities, Maine, Manufacturing, Recreational, United States, Cultivation) As Maine prepares for recreational marijuana sales to begin in a few months, regulators have issued 31 conditional adult-use cannabis licenses – 16 of them to retailers. In addition to the stores, the Office of Marijuana Policy said it is mailing the licenses to: Ten marijuana cultivation facilities. Four manufacturing facilities. A nursery. The agency’s director, […] Maine issues conditional licenses to 31 adult-use cannabis companies is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
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03/16/2020 - 9:13am
Maine issuing licenses for 16 marijuana stores - The Boston Globe
(Cannabis, Maine, United States) Maine issuing licenses for 16 marijuana stores The Boston Globe
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03/16/2020 - 9:07am
Maine issuing licenses for 16 marijuana stores
(Cannabis, Maine, United States) PORTLAND, Maine — Maine is issuing conditional licenses to 16 marijuana stores, another step toward adults being able to legally buy marijuana for ...
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03/16/2020 - 6:55am
Maine: Adult Use Cannabis Sales Are Finally In Sight
(Cannabis, Colorado, Facilities, Law, Legalization, Maine, Manufacturing, Regulations, Testing, United States, Extracts, Financial Services, Cultivation, Retail Sales) Three years, four months, and six days after Maine voters passed a ballot measure to legalize adult-use cannabis in November 2016, the state’s first batch of conditional licenses for cannabis businesses have finally been issued. State regulators expect retail sales to begin this summer. A total of thirty one conditional licenses will go to sixteen cannabis stores, ten cultivation facilities, four product-manufacturing facilities, and one nursery. But Mainers can’t just drive down the road to a local shop just yet—a retail launch date has not been set, and a series of steps that business owners must take before they open their doors to the public still remain. “It’s about a year delayed,” said David Carr, co-owner of Coast 2 Coast Extracts in Portland, which already serves the medical market in Maine. He moved from Colorado to Maine in 2017, and expects to receive three conditional licenses—for retail, manufacturing, and cultivation. “You know, that’s really the only reason I moved out...
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03/16/2020 - 6:35am
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Trade groups push Congress for cannabis banking (Newsletter: March 16, 2020)
(AbbVie Inc., Banking, Cannabis, Canopy Growth Corporation, CGC, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Hemp, Hemp, Inc., Legalization, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Products, Science, Soda, Testing, Tracking, Tweed Marijuana Inc, TWMJF, United States, THC, Dispensaries) Study: Legal marijuana increases home prices; Hawaii psilocybin legislation; NFL players approve new drug policy 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. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Major trade associations and interest groups—including National Conference of State Legislatures, International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of...
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03/15/2020 - 10:00am
Hemp CBD Across State Lines: Puerto Rico
(Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Banking, California, Cannabis, CBD, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Events, Florida, Georgia, Growing, Hawaii, Hemp, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Law, Louisiana, Maine, 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, United States, Cultivation) 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-...
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03/14/2020 - 4:44pm
Maine issuing conditional licenses for 16 marijuana stores — Portland — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
(Cannabis, Maine, United States) Maine issuing conditional licenses for 16 marijuana stores — Portland — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine Bangor Daily News
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03/14/2020 - 10:00am
Week in Review: Coronavirus’ effects on marijuana firms, Tilray plans $90M raise, Maine aims to tackle illicit MJ & more
(Cannabis, China, Maine, Packaging, Products, United States) Marijuana retailers, vape product suppliers and MJ industry conferences and trade shows are among the cannabis businesses dealing with challenges related to coronavirus. MJBizDaily takeaway: On the supply side, businesses that rely on cannabis vape products sourced from China are feeling the strain, as are manufacturers that use Chinese companies to provide packaging. But many are looking […] Week in Review: Coronavirus’ effects on marijuana firms, Tilray plans $90M raise, Maine aims to tackle illicit MJ & more is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
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