Canadian First Nations Community May Grow MMJ
Nov26

Canadian First Nations Community May Grow MMJ

No doubt about cannabis being a job creator.   The Penticton Indian Band, a First Nation community in Canada, may approve a plan to start growing medical marijuana on its lands in British Columbia. If members sign off on the plan, Penticton Indian Band would become the first aboriginal group to become federally licensed to produce cannabis, and it could serve as a model for other First Nation communities across the country. The...

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Rhode Island MMJ Expands
Nov26

Rhode Island MMJ Expands

Medical marijuana continues to unfold in the nations smallest state.   The smallest state in the nation will get its third and final medical marijuana dispensary on Wednesday, according to a Rhode Island TV station. Summit Medical Compassion Center, located in the town of Warwick, will serve at least 25 patients who have been approved by the state so far, with another 50 waiting for the green light from Rhode Island officials....

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Massachusetts Licenses 4 More MMJ Dispensaries
Nov25

Massachusetts Licenses 4 More MMJ Dispensaries

MMJ is not unfolding quickly in Massachusetts but it is moving in the right direction.   The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has approved provisional licenses for four more medical marijuana dispensaries, adding to the 11 that have already received the tentative green light. Patriot Care Corp. was given initial approval to open two dispensaries – one in Boston, which will be the city’s first, and the other in...

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Rec Number$ from Washington
Nov25

Rec Number$ from Washington

Here's the recent sales report from Washington State.   Recreational cannabis sales started off slow in Washington State but have been posting solid gains in recent months as more stores and growers come online. Since sales began on July 8, retail stores have brought in more than $31.6 million in revenue from cannabis sales though October, generating over $7.9 million in taxes for the state. The growth trend is continuing in...

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The Spectre of Corporate Cannabis
Nov24

The Spectre of Corporate Cannabis

At HMJ we run stories about Big Pharma and Big Alcohol eying a future Corporate Cannabis.  Here's an addition to that on-going story.   [Corporate interests] want to know whether pot will be a friend or a foe—a complement to their products, or, as some marijuana reformers have argued, an alternative that could sap America’s love of drinking. The marijuana lobby accepts these overtures out of a combination of curiosity, realism,...

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