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Maine released marijuana facility applications for adult use marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and retail facilities in the state last week. The Office of Marijuana Policy, a part of the Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services, said that prospective licensees may immediately...

Missouri has issued medical marijuana cards to nearly 22,000 patients in the state, but they will have to wait for at least for a few more weeks until they are able to legally buy marijuana products. Missouri health officials said they will issue licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries only by...

The New Zealand government has unveiled a draft cannabis legalization proposal that will be the subject of a voter referendum in 2020. The voter referendum will take place alongside the general elections to be held in the country next year. The draft Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill shows the...

The Minnesota Department of Health said it has approved chronic pain and age-related macular degeneration as new qualifying conditions for the state's medical cannabis program. Under state law, the new conditions will take effect in August 2020. In addition to the newly approved conditions, the Minnesota...

Michigan generated $221,000 in recreational marijuana sales on Sunday, December 1, the state's first day of legal adult-use sales, according to reports quoting a spokesperson for the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs or LARA. The LARA spokesperson reportedly said that the total sales...

Canada-based cannabis company Aurora Cannabis Inc. opened its flagship retail store last week in the West Edmonton Mall in the namesake Canadian city. The 11,000 square-feet store in the largest shopping mall in North America combines both a retail cannabis store and an "immersive experiential space",...

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers earlier this week signed into law a bipartisan bill that makes the state's 2018 hemp-growing pilot program permanent. Gov. Evers signed the Senate Bill 188, now the 2019 Wisconsin Act 68 and also known as the Growing Opportunities Act. This bill will make the required...

People in the state of Michigan will be able to buy recreational marijuana from licensed retailers beginning Sunday, December 1, 2019. The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency or MRA said Wednesday that adult-use or recreational marijuana retailers who also hold a license for a medical marijuana dispensary...

California cannabis regulators have revoked the state commercial cannabis licenses of cannabis edible brand and vape maker Vertical Bliss Inc., also known as Kushy Punch. The Bureau of Cannabis Control and the California Department of Public Health said that Kushy Punch's cannabis manufacturing and...

The House Judiciary Committee passed a landmark bill Wednesday that will legalize marijuana at the federal level by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act. The legislation, known as the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement or MORE Act, was passed by a vote of 24 to 10. The bill...

A marijuana-review website is looking to hire a cannabis product reviewer and is willing to pay up to $36,000 a year in salary for the job. American Marijuana said that the job involves reviewing a wide variety of cannabis products and giving "honest and reliable insights" on the products to the website's...

The state of Michigan could start sales of recreational marijuana on December 1, 2019, months earlier than previously expected. The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency or MRA said in an advisory bulletin that residents of the state, aged 21 years or order, will be able to legally buy marijuana from...

New Zealand-based medical cannabis startup Nature's Answer said it has teamed up with Colorado-based Medicine Man Technologies Inc. and MedPharm Holdings to provide organic cannabis products in New Zealand. Nature's Answer noted that the partnership with Medicine Man Technologies will accelerate...

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