The Washington Post learned that Maryland state lawmaker Del. Dr. Dan K. Morhaim, a vocal supporter of legalizing MED, is affiliated with a company applying for a state MED license. Morhaim, who’s also a physician, said he has no equity in the company, and had cleared his involvement with the legislature’s ethics advisor.
Maryland has promised to begin awarding the coveted licenses next month. The evaluation process cost about $2 million , almost five times the original estimate.
More rigorous product testing is coming to Oregon this fall, but so far no testing lab licenses have been issued. MED dispensaries can open in Hawaii but none are ready.
Tech billionaire Sean Parker doubled his contribution to California’s REC initiative to $2.25 million.
Long Beach, Calif. won a lawsuit that will allow it to maintain its dispensary ban. Voters will have a chance to overturn the city’s ban in November. It’s complicated.
High Times says Brexit could set back legalization in the U.K.
Italian lawmakers will consider full legalization. Greece may legalize MED. A new bill in Ireland would legalize MED.
Legal pot probably isn’t as big a draw for Colorado tourists as had once been thought. Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger makes a technical argument that Washington State should have licensed more dispensaries.
Edibles company Bhang Chocolate lost a $1.875 million breach of contract suit to investor Mentor Capital.
HelloMD, a site that allows patients to obtain doctors’ recommendations online, has a questions and answers site that TechCrunch compares to “ Quora for cannabis.”
Canadian company Canopy Growth, plans to start selling MED in German pharmacies.
Weed is among the highest grossing products on the “ dark web,” online marketplaces that are difficult for law enforcement to track.
Investment in cannabis start-ups is on the rise. Instagram “ purged” a few big brands’ accounts.
The Atlantic talks to a few female cannabis entrepreneurs.
Canna Law Blog has a post on the eight pitfalls awaiting the industry in California.
Dispensary chain Terrapin Care Station acquired Denver Relief’s central Denver store.