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Voters may need to fix California marijuana woes, report suggests

Business threats against legal cannabis stores California are so severe that it might be necessary for voters to address some of the issues at the ballot box, according to the annual draft report of the Cannabis Advisory Committee.

The report, which was obtained by the Los Angeles Times, suggests that state officials might need to consider “revisiting the ballot initiative” to address issues facing the industry. Problems facing adult-use marijuana retailers in California include:

Top Massachusetts court won’t rule on cannabis vape ban

The Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts declined to consider whether Republican Go. Charlie Baker’s administration overstepped its executive powers in temporarily banning the sale of marijuana and nicotine vaporizers, The Boston Globe reported. Though several vape retailers and an industry group challenged Baker’s ban in October on the grounds it will cause irreparable harm to their businesses, marijuana vape products have since been returned to store shelves in the state.

For more of Marijuana Business Daily’s ongoing coverage of the vaping crisis, click here.

Missouri issuing medical marijuana cultivation permits

Missouri regulators began issuing licenses for medical cannabis cultivation facilities – over a year since voters approved a medical marijuana market in Missouri. The Department of Health and Senior Services said Thursday it will notify applicants which 60 of the 554 medical marijuana cultivation applications have been approved and which have been denied, the Springfield News-Leader reported.