Category: marijuana industry

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, the mall’s...

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California Released Temporary Regulations for the Cannabis Industry

A little over a month ago, Alex Traverso, spokesman for the Bureau of Cannabis Control in California, announced that they would be issuing new regulations in November. Last Thursday, those regulations were released – but they will only be temporary, issued under an “emergency rulemaking process” because there was not enough time to hold the needed public hearings prior to the January 1st deadline. “There certainly will be licenses issued on Jan. 1,” said Alex Traverso of the Bureau of Cannabis Control. While they do expect to have some businesses licensed and ready to open on January 1st, it...

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