Larkspur bans marijuana businesses


The Larkspur City Council has passed an ordinance banning marijuana businesses.

With a temporary ban set to expire next month, the council voted unanimously on Thursday to approve a permanent ordinance on a first reading. A second reading is scheduled for Oct. 2.

“Everyone keeps coming in here with statistics saying that 70% of the people have passed in favor of Prop. 64,” said Councilman Larry Chu. “The vast majority of the people, including myself, wanted to decriminalize the use of…



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Cannabis Risk Management Group Wants to Impact Claims Via Best Practi…


Buying some green bud at a dispensary shouldn’t be much different than purchasing a green pepper at the supermarket.

That’s how Rocco Petrilli, a long-time insurance and risk management consultant to the auto industry, sees it.

Petrilli, like many who saw opportunity in the emerging cannabis business and made a move, is now chief operating officer and board chair of the National Cannabis Risk Management Association.

Among the many goals of the newly formed group, NCRMA’s…



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Social use of marijuana could be topic for follow-up legislation


SPRINGFIELD – Some of the lead negotiators of the law to legalize adult-use marijuana in Illinois are seeking to provide clarity on a provision that gives local municipalities control over which facilities, if any, would be authorized to allow cannabis consumption.

The topic is at the top of the discussion list for potential follow-up legislation, commonly referred to as a trailer bill, which could be heard when the General Assembly returns for veto session in late October, the original…



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Wahnapitae band councillor ‘disappointed’ by raid on pot dispensaries


Chants of “Free Derek Roque” could be heard outside the Sudbury Courthouse this morning and dozens of people gathered to support the owner of Creator’s Choice, who was arrested Sept. 18 after Anishinabek Police Service raided his dispensary on Wahnapitae First Nation.

Both Creator’s Choice and First Nation’s Medicinal were raided at 12:10 p.m. on Sept. 18. 

A bail hearing for Derek Roque, the only person arrested in the raids, was set for this morning. It was postponed,…



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Four marijuana applicants go before Brockton Planning Board – News – …


Natural Agricultural Products, Green Stratis Corp., Green World LLC and Hye Corp. are set to appear before the Planning Board.

BROCKTON – Four proposed marijuana businesses are coming before the Planning Board, seeking local approval while still waiting for their applications to be reviewed by the state.

Natural Agricultural Products, Green Stratis Corp., Green World LLC and Hye Corp. are scheduled to appear during a special meeting scheduled by the Planning Board for 6 p.m. on…



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Company-Led Ballot Initiatives May Be Good For The Cannabis Industry,…


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There was a time when the only people pushing for cannabis legalization measures in state capitols around the country were diehard activists motivated by a desire to provide patients with legal access to medical cannabis and to attempt to reverse the terrible social ills caused by the war on drugs.

Those days are ending.

Hardworking activists may have created the…



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Pasadena’s top choice for cannabis dispensary helped fund a councilma…


Pasadena’s top retail cannabis applicant helped fund Councilman John Kennedy’s 2018 annual holiday party, paying $8,800 at his request months before a consultant would select the company to receive one of the city’s six highly coveted permits.

The Nevada-based marijuana company, Integral Associates, hired local lawyer Richard McDonald to represent it in dealings with the city. Emails between McDonald and Kennedy show the attorney coordinating payments between his client and the…



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Cannabis Roundup: CTST, CURA, CRON, and WEED


Today, the US cannabis markets were trading a little higher than we have seen in the recent past. The optimism about the US-China talks today may have led to a rise in the US markets, reported CNBC. Also, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates by 25 basis points yesterday.

Performance of the cannabis sector

At 1:50 PM ET, the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index were up by 0.2% and 0.1%, respectively. But, the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ) was down by 0.5%. In…



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