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Week in Review: Florida’s new MMJ rules, Weedmaps is a chamber member & SC hemp applications

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By Bart Schaneman, Omar Sacirbey and Kristen Nichols

Florida sets new regulations for medical marijuana business license applicants, cannabis tech company Weedmaps joins Boston’s Chamber of Commerce, and South Carolina’s hemp application deadline approaches.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

On the right track

Florida’s new medical marijuana regulations are a move in the right direction for expansion of the state’s MMJ market, according to one industry analyst.

“The department appears to have taken a number of steps to alleviate some of the pretty significant problems that

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Ontario slams door on dispensaries, but marijuana lounges see glimmer of hope

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By Matt Lamers

After the Ontario government slammed the door on marijuana retail entrepreneurs, the province left the door open — ever so slightly — for the eventual licensing of cannabis-consumption lounges.

Ontario’s cannabis legalization framework, released earlier this month, called for government-run stores, the shuttering of existing dispensaries and a limit on consumption to inside private homes.

But the province included the possibility that lounges could have a legal future in Ontario, though probably not in time for the planned launch of adult-use sales next July.

If approved, the lounges would open a new line of business

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Lab vies for Arkansas medical cannabis testing contract

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At least one laboratory is throwing its hat in the ring to test medical marijuana in Arkansas.

And with more than 300 applications submitted so far for the state’s five cultivation and 32 dispensary licenses, the MMJ program is starting to take shape.

According to KATV, Little Rock-based Marygold Laboratories is planning to spend $1.1 million to enter the cannabis testing space. Marygold, a craft beer-testing lab, would check marijuana for potency – THC and CBD levels – as well as moisture and contaminants.

The lab is holding out for International Organization

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California plans to issue temporary marijuana business licenses

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As part of the transition to a newly regulated market, California marijuana regulators will hand out temporary business licenses to existing companies starting Jan. 1.

Lori Ajax, chief of the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control, made the announcement Thursday at the California Cannabis Business Conference in Anaheim.

To qualify for a temporary permit, businesses will be required to submit some cursory information, such as contact info, the type of business and a diagram of the company’s layout.

A potential issue, however, could be a requirement for some type of formal notice that the business has already been

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CBD turmoil in Nebraska, Indiana underscores product’s uncertain legal status

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By Kristen Nichols

A recent memo from Nebraska’s top law-enforcement official – in which he called cannabidiol products “illegal” – has underscored the challenges faced by CBD manufacturers and retailers nationwide.

The memo, and a CBD brouhaha in Indiana, have meant lost sales, confiscated product, legal uncertainty – and even the loss of a job.

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Michigan OKs vertically integrated medical cannabis companies

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Details are starting to emerge about Michigan’s new medical marijuana licensing rules.

Michigan’s medical cannabis businesses will be allowed to grow, process and sell MMJ at the same location once a new statewide MMJ regulatory system is up and running, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs said Thursday.

Potential medical cannabis licensees who want to run vertically integrated businesses under one roof must have separate working areas, entrances and record-keeping systems in place for each license, MLive.com reported.

The state’s new Medical Marihuana Licensing Board will begin accepting MMJ business license applications Dec. 15. Licenses are expected to

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Nevada to explore recreational marijuana, gambling convergence

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Gov. Brian Sandoval has ordered Nevada’s gambling policy committee to recommend guidelines on issues where the state’s long-established gaming industry and nascent recreational marijuana industry intersect, including whether casino-resorts can host events that promote or cater to the cannabis industry.

The Nevada Gaming Policy Committee – which includes gambling regulators, casino representatives and other industry officials – must meet no later than Dec. 15 and make its recommendations by June 2018 under Sandoval’s mandate.

The chairman of the state’s Gaming Control Board, who’s also a committee member, raised two big questions:

  • Is it legal for casinos to host events

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