What’s Holding Up Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Licenses?

As Michigan residents prepare to vote on adult-use cannabis legalization this November, the state’s 220,000 medical marijuana patients are still wondering when the state will start licensing their MMJ dispensaries.

There are 540 cannabis license applicants. Only 19 are currently being processed, and 8 of those have already been rejected.

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Pennsylvania Approves First Medical Cannabis Dispensary

Pennsylvania officials on Thursday announced the first all-clear for a medical marijuana dispensary in the state to begin providing cannabis once it becomes available from a licensed grower.

The Keystone Canna Remedies dispensary in Bethlehem received the state authorization, a major milestone in Pennsylvania’s new medical marijuana program.

“It means there’s going to be safe and effective access to a new medicine that can help (patients) in a wide variety of ways,” said Victor Guadagnino, the company’s co-founder and chief of business development. He said the company sees cannabis as a way patients can take a more active role in their own health care.

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Cannabis Dispensaries Open Late in Major Legal Cities

We’ve all had those moments when our cannabis reserves are running low yet it’s too late to hit up our go-to neighborhood dispensary. But with so many locations out there, it’s usually not too late to track down your favorite strain somewhere—if you know where to look. Below, we dug into our Leafly database to find you the dispensaries open the latest in major cities where cannabis is legal.

From 10 p.m. door closers to 24/7 convenience, you can find what you need at most any hour and get in and out well before closing time.

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Study: Closure of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Causes Crime Stats to Rise

A new study has found that closing medical marijuana dispensaries does not reduce crime in neighborhoods, but rather, causes the exact opposite.

Once again, we have academia and science to prove our point: weed dispensaries make for good neighbors.

According to data, published in the Journal of Urban Economics, researchers found that closing MMJ dispensaries was associated with an increase in larceny, property crimes, car break-ins and other street crime in the surrounding areas. Continue reading “Study: Closure of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Causes Crime Stats to Rise”

Arkansas buffer zones will make medical marijuana licensing a tricky business

Arkansas medical marijuana regulations, with large buffer zones near churches and schools, means it will be tough for some towns and small cities to host dispensaries and grow operations. Continue reading “Arkansas buffer zones will make medical marijuana licensing a tricky business”

Terra Tech Corp (OTCMKTS:TRTC) Continues to Show Huge Top Line Growth

Terra Tech Corp (OTCMKTS:TRTC) is a micro-cap stock in the cannabis space that just reported its financial data for 2016 and issued some interesting guidance for 2017. TRTC stock has been churning in a mostly sideways range for the better part of the past year. We may see some improved action following last week’s updated financials if the market decides to focus on growth and the top line results.

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Meet the Leafly List Winners for 2016

With a successful year of Leafly List publications under our belt – featuring 10 dispensaries in 10 regions across the U.S. and Canada each month throughout 2016 – we felt it worthwhile to offer special recognition to the dispensaries that consistently rose to the top of the list. These standout stores – one from each region included in the Leafly List – are profiled in the following series, and every one of them deserves a visit from cannabis consumers of all kinds in their areas. Continue reading “Meet the Leafly List Winners for 2016”

Colorado Pot Shops Reach $1 Billion in Sales During First 10 Months of 2016

In the first 10 months of 2016, Colorado marijuana shops reached a significant milestone they had barely missed in all of 2015: $1 billion in legal, regulated cannabis sales. Recreational and medical cannabis shops in America’s first 420-legal state have sold nearly $1.1 billion of marijuana and related products in 2016, according to the new October data from the state’s Department of Revenue. Continue reading “Colorado Pot Shops Reach $1 Billion in Sales During First 10 Months of 2016”

First Legal Marijuana Dispensary in Alaska May Open This Week

Two Kenai Peninsula growers wasted no time delivering their product to the state’s first cannabis testing facility when it opened its doors at 8 a.m. Monday in Anchorage, one of the final steps before Alaskans can legally purchase marijuana. Continue reading “First Legal Marijuana Dispensary in Alaska May Open This Week”