Trulieve Opens First Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Tamarac – Tamarac Talk

Trulieve marijuana Dispensary

One of Trulieve’s Medical Marijuana dispensaries. {Trulieve}

By Sharon Aron Baron

Trulieve Cannabis Corp. is opening their 75th Florida dispensary on February 27, marking the company’s first in Tamarac and third in Broward County, which will expand patient access to high-quality medical cannabis products.

The Tamarac dispensary, located at 5900 Rock Island Rd, supports Trulieve’s goal of ensuring direct, reliable access to medical cannabis across Florida’s home state and joins nearby locations in Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach, and several more throughout nearby Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

The opening of a medical dispensary in Tamarac wouldn’t have been possible a few years ago.

Although overwhelmingly passed by 71 percent of Florida voters in 2016. In 2018, former Tamarac Mayor Harry Dressler and the city commission unanimously passed a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in Tamarac.

Dressler was vehemently opposed to dispensaries, calling them a gigantic scam, and was factually misinformed about the differences between CBD and THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

After Mayor Michelle Gomez was elected in 2019, former City Commissioner Julie Fishman took it upon herself to do more research.

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Responsibly Scaling Your Cannabis Business Is A Win-Win for the Whole Industry

As the cannabis industry continues rapidly growing, we’re continually learning how to scale cannabis businesses the right way.

As cannabis executive recruiters, we have a front row seat to how this is playing out. The reality of the cannabis industry is there’s an ever-changing long list of to-do’s. Cannabis businesses are doing their best to prioritize their battles, but they often don’t have the resources to ensure they’re operating compliantly and profitably. Forget time management — it’s time triage.

It’s our forte, at Hunter + Esquire, to jump in and guide companies through Human Capital scaling. By making smart, calculated choices, you can more effectively prepare for and execute monetization events such as M&A, going public, or raising private capital.

– Read the entire article at Benzinga.

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New Jersey finally legalizes

This week was dominated by the news that New Jersey finally legalized cannabis, months after over two-thirds of New Jerseyans voted to legalize.

The state’s difficulty in passing overwhelmingly popular legislation offers a cautionary tale to other states that are hoping to legalize to pave over budget deficits and spur criminal justice reform. It’s a lot easier said than done. And it may take years to actually see the promised tax revenue from a fully established cannabis market.

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Deputies shutdown illegal marijuana dispensary in North County – 10News

RAINBOW, Calif. (KGTV) — Drugs, guns, and cash was seized after San Diego County Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail served a search warrant Friday on an illegal marijuana dispensary in the North County.

The warrant was served about 7 a.m. on the 3100 block of Rainbow Valley Boulevard in Rainbow, according to sheriff’s officials.

Authorities found about 117 pounds of marijuana, 195 pounds of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and vape products, 333 pounds of THC-infused edibles, 256 THC-infused drinks, three guns, one ballistic vest, and $24,155 in cash.

The warrant is part of an investigation by the Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team and the Fallbrook Sheriff’s Substation Crime Suppression Team in connection with two shooting incidents at the illegal dispensary that happened in January and October of last year.

Three employees were booked at the Vista Detention Facility on drug-related charges. They were identified as 27-year-old Marquest Jackson, 30-year-old Abdulwahab Ahmed, and 28-year-old Demetrius Charlot.

The county’s Code Compliance Team visited the site to ensure a complete shutdown of the facility. The team determined the structure was not permitted and posed a hazard to anyone who entered the building. The danger was so extreme; County Code Compliance asked Southern California Edison to

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Past Pot Use OK For Some White House Jobs Under New Policy

The Biden administration announced a new policy on Friday that will allow some appointees to be hired for White House jobs in spite of previous recreational marijuana use. The new guidelines for political appointees were put in place in response to challenges faced filling White House positions for the new administration, according to a report from NBC News.

Under the new policy, the White House will be able to waive a requirement that potential appointees to positions in the Executive Office of the President (EOP) be eligible to receive a “Top Secret” security clearance. Waivers would only be granted on a limited basis for candidates being considered for positions that do not actually require a security clearance. 

Because of the continued illegality of cannabis at the federal level, those who acknowledge past recreational marijuana use are routinely denied “Top Secret” security clearances. As the Biden administration began the task of filling White House positions following the November election, the transition team realized the requirement for eligibility for a “Top Secret” clearance was eliminating otherwise qualified candidates solely for marijuana use.

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TerraVida Holistic Centers Inks Agreement to Merge With Verano Holdings – Cannabis Dispensary

In early February, the West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) announced the successful applicants to receive a medical cannabis dispensary permit.

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The OMC posted the full list of dispensary permit holders on its website, which consisted of Ohio-based medical cannabis dispensary Terrasana Cannabis Co. and West Virginia-based medical cannabis dispensary Harvest Care Medical.

Terrasana applied to receive six dispensary permits at the beginning of this year and was awarded all six. The dispensary business was also granted a cultivation and processing license, said William Kedia, Terrasana Cannabis founder and CEO. 

Both dispensaries are making changes and finalizing a game plan in preparation for the expansion.

“The hiring process will not start until we start construction, just because of the timeline,” Kedia said. “I don’t want people waiting on us to do the project for three to five months until it’s finalized. So, as we get to those time points in our game plan, we will hire appropriately and train everyone so everyone is on the same page and ready to go the minute we get the dispensaries, growing and processing facilities all open at the same time.”

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Marijuana Dispensary Urges Supreme Court to Review IRS Summons – Bloomberg Law

A Colorado marijuana dispensary argued the U.S. Supreme Court should consider a challenge to an IRS summons over possibly improper business deductions because the case offers an opportunity to address the definition of constitutional income under the 16th Amendment.

Standing Akimbo LLC, a Denver-based dispensary, argued in a brief Friday that its case could address circuit court splits concerning constitutional income under the 16th Amendment and when an argument can be waived on appeal . The dispensary had petitioned the court in November to hear its challenge to an IRS summons to determine if the dispensary…

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Morocco Expected To Pass Cannabis Legalization Soon

After failing at previous efforts, Morocco is set to open the door for the production of medical cannabis. 

The stage is set after “the co-ruling PJD party, the largest in parliament, dropped its opposition,” according to Reuters.

The PJD shifted its position following a decision by the United Nations in December to remove marijuana from the list of the world’s most dangerous drugs.

The U.N. Commission for Narcotic Drugs reclassified cannabis under the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, under which it was categorized as a Schedule IV drug, the same classification as heroin and other more dangerous substances.

The move was backed by the United States and European member states, while countries such as Russia, China, Egypt, Nigeria, and Pakistan opposed the change in classification. Morocco voted in favor of the change. It passed narrowly, by a vote of 27-25. 

While the change in classification did not impose any direct changes on the respective cannabis laws in U.N. member states, experts did predict that the move would in December – which came after 53 member states convened in Vienna – would embolden countries to take the type of action seen in Morocco this week.

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