Michigan Medical Marijuana Facilities Given Temporary Licenses Following Shortage

More than 70 Michigan dispensaries operating under temporary licenses were forced to shut their doors at the beginning of 2019. In compliance with a set of bills passed in 2016, reforming the way the state regulates the production and sale of medical marijuana. The result was a shortage in medical marijuana, plaguing many areas in Michigan including much of Ann Arbor. Continue reading “Michigan Medical Marijuana Facilities Given Temporary Licenses Following Shortage”

First Medical Marijuana Licenses Approved Saturday In Oklahoma

The rollout Saturday of the state’s application portal for medical marijuana licenses went smoothly, with some residents noting they had been approved for their licenses earlier than expected.

Nearly 1,370 accounts had been registered and 366 patient applications and 205 commercial applications had been received by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority in the first hour after the portal went live. Continue reading “First Medical Marijuana Licenses Approved Saturday In Oklahoma”

California Issues First Legal Marijuana Business Licenses

California’s legal marijuana market is finally, fitfully, taking shape.

The state on Thursday issued the first batch of business licenses to sell and transport recreational-use pot, just 18 days before legal sales will begin on Jan. 1, 2018.

The 20 temporary licenses — some of which were for the previously existing medical marijuana industry — represent a fraction of the thousands of licenses expected to follow as the state embraces legal weed in 2018, but their release set off jubilation. Continue reading “California Issues First Legal Marijuana Business Licenses”

Africa Could Look to Cash in With Green Rush

Several African governments are considering tapping a lucrative natural resource.

More than 10,000 tons of cannabis are produced on the continent each year, according to a UN survey, which advocates believe could be worth billions of dollars in a rapidly expanding global market for legal weed.

African governments have not yet followed the trend of legalization seen in Europe and the Americas. But Lesotho’s recent announcement of the continent’s first legal license to grow marijuana is part of a wider shift toward more liberal policies. Continue reading “Africa Could Look to Cash in With Green Rush”