California marijuana retailers urged to embrace technology
Consumers shopping at cannabis stores in California are being encouraged by a state agency to use their smartphone cameras to scan a QR code to confirm the retailers are licensed. The Bureau of Cannabis Control also is encouraging retailers to print out and post their unique QR code in storefront windows and educate consumers about the importance of buying from the legal marijuana market.
Canadian cannabis firm Tilray sued for $300 million in Florida
Canadian marijuana producer Tilray is being sued for $300 million in Florida by Fort Lauderdale-headquartered soap company Trimax, which claims the British Columbia company is seeking to bankrupt one of its subsidiaries. The suit, first reported by Law360, alleges Tilray sought to buy a big stake in Saavy Naturals, a Trimax subsidiary, so Tilray could take advantage of Saavy’s distribution relationships with big retailers such as Walmart, Bloomberg reported.
Georgia board seeks medical marijuana rules
A new Georgia board is working to create rules and a distribution network for the sale of medical marijuana oil. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission held its first meeting and is seeking ways>to manufacture or import medical marijuana oil for Georgia’s nearly 14,000 registered for medical marijuana.