A former Detroit Lions player is hoping to bring a more natural path to healing with a cannabis-focused research company.
Calvin Johnson Jr., who played as a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, is the co-founder of Primitiv, a cannabis research company currently focusing on nanotechnology. Johnson highlighted the company’s work as part of Cannabis Insights, a cannabis-focused conference hosted by MLive on May 18.
Johnson co-founded Primitiv with Rob Sims, another former Detroit Lions player, after originally turning to cannabis to deal with pain and injuries incurred during the NFL.
CINCINNATI — Medical marijuana will be more accessible in southwest Ohio after multiple new dispensaries received licenses to operate in the state this week.
The additional licenses add more than triple the amount of dispensaries than there previously were in Ohio — there now are 26 total.
The new locations come after the 18 dispensaries were granted provisional licenses on May 17 via the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy, which regulates dispensaries. Overall, the board approved 70 provisional licenses for new dispensaries across the entirety of the Buckeye State.
Provisional licenses grant the businesses nine months to prepare and pass a state inspection, but it doesn’t necessarily take the businesses the entire nine months to pass, according to reporting from our partner The Journal-News. If they do so, they will receive a regular certificate of operation — which lasts two years — and are then able to sell.
Within our region, Brown County received one new dispensary, Butler County received four, Clermont County received three, Hamilton County received nine and Warren County received one.
Out of the dispensaries, two of Butler County’s and two of Hamilton County’s have yet to establish physical store locations.
The Delaware House of Representatives spurned a bill to legalize and regulate marijuana sales on Thursday, reported Marijuana Moment.
HB 372, which would set up a specific regulatory framework for the recreational cannabis market got 23 votes in support and 15 against. The bill did not advance, however, because it failed to get a three-fifths supermajority needed to be approved.
The basic legislation, HB 371, which requires a simple majority to pass and would allow adults 21 and older to possess and share up to an ounce of cannabis, was sent to the governor’s desk last week.
After a few long years of legal cannabis licensing issues in Chula Vista, a process that was held up by a handful of lawsuits and other bureaucratic woes, finally, stores have begun trickling open in the past year or so. That means that, for the first time in history, Chula Vista residents have access to legal cannabis.
The first locations opened were Grasshopper, which was formerly a delivery service, and satellite locations of March & Ash, which also operates storefronts elsewhere in San Diego and Imperial counties. The latest dispensary to open in Chula Vista, in early May, is California Holistics, part of a mini-chain that also includes the popular Sorrento Valley shop Torrey Holistics and Mammoth Holistics.
Torrey Holistics has long been known as the medical cannabis go-to for San Diego County residents. It first opened its doors in 2015 when Prop 215 was the law of the land. In 2017, it became the state’s first dispensary to obtain an adult-use license once Prop 64 was approved, making it also the first dispensary in the county to offer recreational sales once it went into effect the following year.
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New York State’s Office of Cannabis Management (“OCM”) held a board meeting on May 19, 2020. As always, the meeting was available for observation by the public through online streaming.
The Board opened by discussing the Adult-Use Conditional Cultivator License, which was created by a state law signed on February 22, 2022, and which allows eligible hemp growers to apply for a license to grow cannabis containing over .3% THC. The Board noted that it has so far approved 88 of the approximately 200 Adult-Use Conditional Cultivator License applications it has received, and that the Chairman had issued a preliminary determination to grant approval to 58 additional applications. Next, the Board voted on Resolution 2022-10, approving the resolution and thus granting licenses to these 58 applicants. The application window for the Adult-Use Conditional Cultivator License closes on June 30, 2022.
The Board also discussed licensing of dispensaries. In March, the Cannabis Control Board issued proposed regulations to govern Conditional Adult Use Dispensary
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — PRESS RELEASE– HERBL, a California-based cannabis supply chain company, today announced exclusive distribution partnerships with Ball Family Farms, a Black-owned cannabis brand, and 40 Tons, a Black female-owned social impact cannabis brand. HERBL begins distribution of both brands’ range of cannabis products in California this month, an opportune time to drive visibility to Cannabis Freedom Day, or 520, and Brand efforts towards social equity and justice in the cannabis industry.
Ball Family Farms is a social equity commercial operator that cultivates hand-crafted flower. Founded by Chris Ball, a former legacy operator and professional athlete, Ball Family Farms uses proprietary, in-house genetics as well as living soil and sustainable cultivation systems. Prioritizing equal pay, diversity and women’s empowerment in the workplace, Ball Family Farms fosters a positive company culture and a passion for exceptional cannabis products. Popular strains include Daniel Larusso, Dragonfly Jones, Nino Brown and more.
“Ball Family Farms operates by our motto, ‘cultivating the culture from the ground up,’ in each new venture we undertake,” said Chris Ball, founder of Ball Family Farms. “Our partnership with HERBL is no exception. Between their widespread reach in California and commitment to cannabis culture in our
Last summer, I wrote a post called “Fire Season is Coming.” Given the massive expected California droughts, it’s pretty safe to assume that fire season is coming, again. Today, I want to recap some of the issues that we’re likely to see in the coming months.
As we learned in prior fire seasons, the cannabis businesses that get hit hardest tend to be rural, outdoor cannabis cultivators in inland or isolated communities. These folks have very limited access to water, firefighting services, and other resources that may prevent fires. They also produce crops that naturally burn or are damaged by smoke or air particulates. Nearby fires – even not-so-close fires- may cause smoke or deteriorate air quality to such an extreme degree that cannabis product becomes unsalable.
Our cannabis attorneys spent a lot of time helping outdoor cultivators mitigate these damages last year. I personally helped a client secure approval to ease regulatory burdens on off-site storage of a large amount of freshly harvested cannabis. To say this was stressful for the cultivators is an understatement. Entire businesses will be on the line this summer.
As alluded to, there are regulatory provisions to help ease burdens during natural disasters. You
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