GENERAL

Title:  The Marijuana Machine Rolls Ahead

Author: Bloomberg

Date: 2 November 2017

URL: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-02/the-marijuana-machine-rolls-ahead?mc_cid=3869e1cac0&mc_eid=178dec0b63

Extract: By the end of 2018, 20 percent of Americans will live in a state where adults can legally buy and sell cannabis. Yet big problems remain unresolved, including a persistent black market that legalization was supposed to help undermine. There are also fights between states in favor of legalizing weed and localities that oppose it. And of course marijuana remains illegal under federal law, casting a shadow over the industry.

 

ALASKA

Title: Marijuana tax revenue grows againTax collections top $3.7 million since sales began

Author: Juneau Empire

Date: 1 November 2017

URL: http://juneauempire.com/state/news/2017-11-01/marijuana-tax-revenue-grows-again?mc_cid=3869e1cac0&mc_eid=178dec0b63

Extract:  The state collected $723,757 in taxes from marijuana farms in September, according to excise tax director Kelly Mazzei. Marijuana revenue has risen every month of 2017, climbing from $107,527 collected in January. According to preliminary figures for October, Alaska could collect more than $1 million when that tally is finalized at the end of November.

“This could be an amazing milestone for Alaska,” Mazzei said by email.

 

MICHIGAN

Michigan Regulators Allowing Dispensaries to Stay Open with No License Impediments

Title:  Michigan Cannabis Cultivation & Licensing Seminar

Author: Nexus

Date: 2 November 2017

URL: http://www.nexuscann.com/mi-seminar2/

Extract:Gain essential knowledge of operating a cannabis grow facility from licensing to construction to operations. Seminar Date & Location:

Time:November 8 & 9, 2017 (one-day seminar only)
8:00am to 5:00pm
Location:Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport
8000 Merriman Rd.
Romulus, MI 48174
734.713.0552

Located 3.5 miles from Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport – complimentary shuttle provided.

Topics Include:

  • From application to operation
  • Designing and budgeting your high-tech cultivation greenhouse or indoor grow.
  • What could the Michigan medical cannabis market look like in 1, 2, 5 years?
  • Cannabis growing methods for production and profitability.
  • Making the most of cannabis grow budgets.
  • Grower 101

 

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Court Ruling Forces State to Reconsider Cannabis Schedule Classification

 

TEXAS

Title: Texas will soon have its first working grow facilities for cannabis.

Author: Houston Press

Date: 2 November 2017

URL: http://www.houstonpress.com/news/first-marijuana-grow-ops-start-opening-in-texas-9924521?mc_cid=3869e1cac0&mc_eid=178dec0b63

Extract: Compassionate Cultivation, one of the companies licensed to grow and produce medicine under Texas’s limited medical marijuana program, said in a news release Wednesday it would start planting cannabis plants this week.

 

WASHINGTON

Washington state cannabis businesses enter unknown territory with no official seed-to-sale system