Budtenders to be in high demand as Michigan preps to license medical marijuana dispensaries

With medical marijuana on the cusp of becoming a bona fide industry in Michigan, the people who educate customers and sell the product in dispensaries — budtenders in marijuana lingo — will be in high demand. Across the state, as dispensaries prepare to open, owners will be seeking hundreds of […]

Ex-NFL Star Ricky Williams Launches Marijuana Brand

Former Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams has launched his own marijuana brand. The line called Real Wellness by Ricky Williams includes six products sold as salves, vape cartridges and tonics that contain “hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or a mix of both,” according to the company. They also contain extracts such […]

Most Towns In Massachusetts Excepted To Ban Cannabis Shops

Marijuana companies will be banned from a majority of cities and towns in Massachusetts when recreational sales begin this summer, a Globe review has found, the latest indication that there will be fewer pot stores in the early going than many consumers expected. At least 189 of the state’s 351 […]

In It’s First Week, Maryland Is Running Out Of Medical Marijuana

Maryland’s medical marijuana dispensaries finally opened this week after years of delay, but many are running out of the drug as limited supply is struggling to keep up with high demand. Five of seven licensed dispensaries that started selling the drug in recent days say they’ve either completely or almost run out […]

First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Set To Open In Maryland

SALISBURY, Md.- The first medical marijuana dispensary on the Eastern Shore of Maryland could open within weeks in Salisbury. Other dispensaries are preparing to open as well, possibly next year. They will all do so with a unique set of challenges. Peninsula Alternative Health on Snow Hill Road will be the first […]

Detroit Passes Vote to Ease Restrictions on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Detroit voters said “yes” to relaxing restrictions on medical marijuana facilities, making it easier for dispensaries to open and operate in the city. With more than 96% of the precincts reporting late Tuesday, the “yes” vote for one proposal was leading with 60% of the vote. The “yes” vote on the second proposal, […]

Michigan Makes a 180˚ Allowing Medical Marijuana Shops to Remain Open

LANSING, Mich. — In an about-face, Michigan regulators said Wednesday that medical marijuana businesses can stay open while seeking a state license as long as they have been operating with the approval of their local community. The announcement came after the state previously gave dispensary shops until Dec. 15 to close […]

In a Marijuana Market with Little Competition, Vermont Looks for More

Vermont’s handful of medical marijuana dispensaries have exclusive permission to grow and sell marijuana in the state.  If and when lawmakers legalize non-medical weed, they will likely have a head start on a very profitable industry. From the outside, Shayne Lynn’s 2,800-square-foot building in Milton looks more like an insurance company’s […]

City of LA Approves New Recreational Marijuana Rules

Los Angeles may become one of America’s hottest marijuana markets soon, after city lawmakers approved new rules on Monday to regulate and legitimize the cannabis industry ahead of January’s full legalization of recreational use in the state of California. The regulations, which were first drafted in March, spell out requirements for […]

New Medical Marijuana Rules in Michigan Will Allow All-In-One Facilities

LANSING, MI – A new medical marijuana facility licensed by the state will be able to grow, process and sell medical marijuana at the same location, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced on Thursday. The legislature last year passed legislation to legalize and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, but left some particulars up […]