SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal unveiled Wednesday for legal marijuana sales throughout New Mexico would use taxes to subsidize medical pot purchases for low-income patients and set aside money for police and loans to cannabis startup companies.
The 151-year-old Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. doesn’t sell weed. It sells plant food and other gardening products, including its flagship Miracle-Gro brand fertilizer in iconic green and yellow packaging. But over the past few years, Scotts has started tapping into the growing demand for cultivating cannabis, which 33 states have legalized in some form.
License Surrender for Exceeding Daily Purchase Limits Commissioners Air Concerns about Marijuana Licensees with Habitual Bad Behavior OREGON: At its monthly meeting on October 17, 2019 the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved six marijuana violation stipulated settlement agreements.
Extreme weather this year of record cold, and rain, along with a drought at times threw off the timing for farmers this year. That leaves them behind on the harvest. A lot of farmers couldn’t plant their corn and soybeans until June, because of the rain, but with positive weather predicted in the forecast, farmers are looking to take advantage on what should be a dry week.
“Most of them are for it,” Mayor Michael Bruno said after the meeting, referring to local residents. He said he’d had conversations with residents outside official meetings, and the general attitude towards legal cannabis sales was positive.
none From lowering energy usage to developing point-of-sale systems to connecting grow facilities with dispensaries, software is shaping the quickly evolving cannabis industry — and making headlines every day. On Oct. 15, Forbes declared, “Investors are pouring money into marijuana software,” and highlighted Denver-based Flowhub, which just raised $23 million to expand sales of compliance and point-of-sale software to marijuana dispensaries nationwide.
Coordinating regulations between states is a good start. Shutterstock As long as the federal government refuses to lift cannabis prohibition, it will be up to states to devise sensible regulations for the cultivation, production, sale and use of the plant.
Opening a marijuana business in Chula Vista just got more expensive. The City Council recently approved five new application and regulatory fees, raising the costs to open a cannabis business from about $7,000 to at least $55,000.
States looking to legalize recreational marijuana might believe they’re going after easy money. Think again. States that have legalized recreational cannabis are finding that it’s not always the cash cow they envisioned. And there are plenty of other complicated issues to confront as they try to create and manage a legal market for a product long considered taboo.