Category Archives: licensing

Massachusetts Recreational Cannabis Sales Cleared for Launch

This story has been updated. More than two years after Massachusetts voters legalized cannabis in the state, regulators have officially given the OK for retail stores to open their doors next week. The Northampton store has announced it will open for adult-use sales on Tuesday. Two shops—New England Treatment Access (NETA), in Northampton, and Cultivate, […]

How MedMen Conquered the Most Cutthroat Market in Cannabis

MedMen red seems to be everywhere these days. While most cannabis businesses remain locked within their home states, the Los Angeles-based company has spread over the past four years to include eight retail shops in Southern California, four dispensaries in New York (including a splashy new storefront on Fifth Avenue), and two in Nevada—with two more […]

Michigan Shutters 40 Unlicensed Medical Marijuana Businesses

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan officials have shuttered 40 medical marijuana businesses that were operating without valid licenses and they’re expected to warn hundreds of others that they could be next. The state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs started the process of closing down facilities Thursday, the Detroit Free Press reported. “Any business that didn’t […]

Former Congressional Aide Convicted of Taking Cannabis Bribe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former California congressional aide accused of promising to “make things happen” to keep an illegal pot shop in business was convicted Thursday of taking a $5,000 bribe. The conviction came after Michael Kimbrew, 44, pleaded not guilty in federal court last year to one count each of attempted extortion and […]

Arkansas names 5 companies picked to grow medical marijuana

Published: Feb 28, 2018, 3:48 pm • Updated: Feb 28, 2018, 3:48 pm By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas took the first step Tuesday toward launching its medical marijuana program, as state regulators named the five businesses they intend to license to grow the drug. The state Medical Marijuana Commission announced […]