Category: dispensaries

Ohio Officials Set to Announce Medical Marijuana Dispensary Approvals This Week

It has been two long years since Ohio legalized medical marijuana, and state officials are finally expected to announce the locations of up to 56 of the dispensaries that have been awarded licenses. This is out of 376 applicants that are hoping to hear that they were chosen as one of the first to be awarded a license to sell medical marijuana to registered patients. The Board of Pharmacy expects that patient registry will begin as soon as July – and the goal is for the program to finally be fully functional by September 2018. While many cities have...

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Center City Philadelphia to Finally Get Its First Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The commonwealth of Pennsylvania has been making a lot of headlines in the cannabis news space recently, due to its medical program getting off the ground and the fact that dispensaries were experiencing shortages – even though the program is still in its infancy. Despite the fact that there has been some great news coming out of the city as well, with the district attorney suing big pharmaceutical companies and dropping low-level cannabis cases, Philadelphia still didn’t have a dispensary to call its own. There are some dispensaries established in the suburbs of the city of brotherly love, but...

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Dispensaries in Rhode Island Really Want to Avoid More Competition

Competition has always been a double-edged sword. Established businesses try to avoid it because it eats into their profits, yet it is a great thing for consumers as it is the best way for them to access the highest quality products/services at the lowest price. And when it comes to businesses in the cannabis industry – whether in the medical or adult-use sector or both – there is the added problem of massive government regulations and taxes. This means that entrepreneurs have to make huge investments just to enter a market with quickly diminishing profit margins, which gives them...

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Study Shows No Link Between Medical Dispensaries and Increased Crime Rates

A recent study strikes yet another blow against some age-old prohibitionist rhetoric. Some of those who are still against outright legalization at the federal, state or local levels will try to make the claim that medical cannabis dispensaries are partially to blame for increases in crime in communities. The study, published by the journal Preventative Medicine, shows that there is no link between neighborhood crime rates and the existence of locations where sales of medical marijuana take place. Locations that sell mostly tobacco and alcohol, though, are associated with an increased prevalence in local crime. Who would have thought?...

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Closed Retail Stores Could Become Cannabis Dispensaries and Growing Facilities Nationwide

As the legal cannabis industry continues to expand, so does the demand for niche markets within the sector. One of those demands is the increasing amount of space that is needed for cultivation and processing facilities, and also retail space for dispensary locations. With the rise of extremely popular online shopping experiences such as Amazon, more and more shopping malls are closing their doors due to bankruptcy. Because of this, mall owners often use alternative methods to find tenants. One such example of this is currently occurring in Copper Country Mall in Houghton, Michigan. According to M-Live.com, the mall’s...

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