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Week in Review: Aurora CEO departs, Whoopi Goldberg leaves medical cannabis firm, NM allows MMJ business tax deductions & more

Aurora’s Terry Booth exits the company, a big-name celebrity leaves the namesake medical marijuana retailer she co-founded, a New Mexico court allows MMJ business tax deductions –?and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. Another Canadian cannabis CEO departs Canadian multinational marijuana company Aurora Cannabis announced its chief executive stepped aside this week after […]

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Louisiana medical marijuana grower to sell CBD products

Ilera Holistic Healthcare, a medical marijuana grower in Louisiana, plans to?sell CBD products nationwide. A contractor for Baton Rouge-based Southern University, Ilera will also sell the over-the-counter CBD products at all but one medical marijuana dispensary in Louisiana. “We’ll be the first university in the United States to do a national CBD launch,” Ilera CEO […]

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Alaska recalls contaminated cannabis products from two businesses

Alaska regulators ordered a marijuana product recall after tests showed that a cultivator and retailer in the town of Houston possessed contaminated cannabis. “This is the first time contaminated products from pesticide and/or fungicides has been confirmed in Alaska marijuana products,” Glen Klinkhart, the interim director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office (AMCO), wrote […]

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Illinois opens applications for additional marijuana license classes

Illinois regulators have opened the application process for cannabis entrepreneurs seeking craft grower, transporter and infuser licenses, paving the way for additional business opportunities in the state’s newly launched recreational market. In a news release, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) said it will begin?accepting completed applications on Friday, Feb. 14. The deadline is 5 […]

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2019’s top US cannabis business stories: Vape crisis, California MJ industry challenges, landmark legalization moves & more

The U.S. cannabis industry experienced some momentous moves forward on the legalization front in 2019, but it also faced significant obstacles that reflected how the licensed marijuana sector is continuing to mature and why it cannot always expect boom times and unfettered growth. The top page views of the year at Marijuana Business Daily show […]

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Week in Review: Cannabis banking reform hits snag, recreational MJ goes to New Jersey voters, merger falls through & more

The head of a U.S. Senate banking panel signals marijuana banking reform could take longer than the cannabis industry hoped, legislators in New Jersey agree to put recreational marijuana legalization in front of voters in 2020, another cannabis business merger hits the skids – and more of the week’s top MJ business news. Key US […]

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US senators ask DEA for cannabis cultivation timeline

Eight Democratic U.S. senators have requested that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) provide by Jan. 10 a timeline for when it will issue additional marijuana cultivation licenses for research purposes. The letter praised the DEA’s?August announcement that it plans to expand marijuana research?but reiterated concerns about delays and the failure to fulfill similar commitments […]

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