Maine accepting recreational marijuana applications
Maine cleared a major hurdle on its path to legalize the sale of adult-use cannabis by launching the application process for businesses seeking to sell recreational marijuana. The state also began taking applications from marijuana businesses that want to manufacture or cultivate marijuana for adult use.
– Associated Press
Report: Dearth of rules led to cannabis job cuts
A “lack of cannabis regulations” cost 100 people their jobs at one company this year, according to a new report by Chicago-based outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. While representing a small percentage of the 559,713 positions eliminated in the United States in the first 11 months of 2019, the marijuana industry lost more jobs than other sectors, including contract disputes, privatization or climate legislation, BNN Bloomberg reported. The Challenger report doesn’t identify the company behind the marijuana layoffs, but California-based Weedmaps – which advertises cannabis sellers on its website – cut more than 100 jobs in October.