California Rushing to Meet January 2018 Legalization Deadline

California Rushing to Meet January 2018 Legalization Deadline With only four months left until full legalization in California, regulations are literally being adopted on the fly. The state needs to fill out its commissions and offices by hiring up to 82 people. Software has to be written in time to start accepting applications from the thousands of entrepreneurs hoping to sell weed. In fact, regulations governing sales aren’t even properly in place. Lori Ajax, the director...

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Second Michigan recreational marijuana campaign gets OK

Second Michigan recreational marijuana campaign gets OK A second – and now competing – campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan has gotten the go-ahead from state officials to begin collecting signatures in a bid to make the 2018 ballot. The campaign, Abrogate Prohibition Michigan, was approved Thursday by the state board of canvassers to move ahead with its goal of 315,654 signatures, the Detroit Free Press reported. An existing campaign, the...

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Southern University winnows list of medical cannabis vendors to three

Southern University winnows list of medical cannabis vendors to three Three Louisiana companies have been chosen as finalists to operate Southern University’s medical marijuana program. Advanced Biomedics and Med Louisiana from Lafayette as well as Southern Roots Therapeutics from Baton Rouge are the three firms still in the running, the Baton Rouge Advocate reported. Southern’s Agricultural Research and Extension Center estimates the cost for running the...

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Week in Review: Maine rec cannabis launch delayed, Maryland MMJ grow licensees & DOJ vs. DEA

Week in Review: Maine rec cannabis launch delayed, Maryland MMJ grow licensees & DOJ vs. DEA By John Schroyer and Bart Schaneman The launch of Maine’s recreational marijuana industry is delayed, a deadline passes for Maryland’s licensed medical cannabis growers, and the Department of Justice nixes a DEA decision on MJ research. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Maine rec in doubt? Maine’s...

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7 Tips for Making the Most of Seattle Hempfest

7 Tips for Making the Most of Seattle Hempfest Being a free-of-charge cannabis festival held in a glorious outdoor locale, Seattle Hempfest is easy to enjoy. But here are a few strategic tips for making the most of it. The post 7 Tips for Making the Most of Seattle Hempfest appeared first on Leafly. Source:...

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