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North Dakota Accepting Proposals From Medical Marijuana Labs

The selected lab will test marijuana for contaminants including pesticides and to ensure that levels of the cannabinoid THC are accurately labeled.

Arkansas Announces 5 Companies Picked to Grow Medical Marijuana

Arkansas took the first step toward launching its medical marijuana program, as state regulators named the five businesses they intend to license to cultivate cannabis.

Denver Approves City’s First Legal Marijuana Club

The business plans to charge an entry fee to the bring-your-own space where people can vape or consume edible cannabis products.

Tribes Cut out of California Cannabis Market Might Grow Their Own

Tribes floated the idea of setting up farms and retail sales on reservations after concluding that state rules would strip them of their right to self-governance.

After Error, Ohio Senator Seeks Review of Medical Cannabis Program

Legislation introduced by a Republican state senator would hold up grower, processor, and tester licenses until program flaws can be addressed.

Oregon Officials Struggle to ID Which Cannabis Grows Are Legal

"In order to have regulation, an agency has to have enough resources to be effective at enforcement of the regulations," the Deschutes County sheriff said. "Oregon does not have this."

Report: 99% of California Cannabis Growers Are Still Unlicensed

California Growers Association says the high cost of licensing, along with county bans, are forcing growers into the illicit market.

California Sends ‘Several Hundred’ Warning Letters to Unlicensed Cannabis Businesses

Most of the letters, which threaten civil and criminal penalties, have gone out to retail storefronts and delivery services believed to be operating illegally.

LA’s Cannabis Office Is Woefully Understaffed, Chief Says

“We have many responsibilities and not a lot of capacity,” the department’s director told Leafly. “We’re going to at least need to quadruple our team.”

Police Say Hundreds of Illegal Cannabis Shops Operate in LA

Police have shut down eight illegal marijuana shops since Jan. 1, a pace that is unlikely to intensify as the department is focused on curbing violent crimes.

Proposals for Denver’s First Cannabis Clubs Take Shape

"I have visited the facility, I've had numerous conversations with the owners and we're really pleased to have them in the community."

Some Maine Lawmakers Push to Delay Legal Cannabis Sales

The Republican House leader is calling for the delay of recreational cannabis sales in Maine until next year, or until lawmakers approve needed regulations.

After California Cannabis Stockpiles Go up in Smoke, What’s Next?

In some cases, industry operators say, bottlenecks have already slowed the supply chain from farms to storefronts.

How a Cannabis Ban Turned One California County Into ‘Ground Zero for Chaos’

Hungry for tax revenue, Calaveras County licensed hundreds of commercial cannabis farms in recent years. Now it wants them gone, leaving growers in the lurch.

Report Supports Help for Minorities in Medical Cannabis Industry

The report supports efforts by Maryland lawmakers who are sponsoring legislation that would create five new medical marijuana cultivation licenses for minority-owned businesses.

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