WeedWeek business columnist Dan Mitchell asks how deep-red Oklahoma became the country’s hottest MED market:
“We’ve been in the closet with it for a long time,” said dispensary manager Dedre Galvez. “It blows my mind, the people who are buying it now — religious groups, school teachers — just way more people than anyone knew. We are the Bible Belt, but it turns out a lot of people in the Bible Belt have been using cannabis for a long time. One of my growers is a Sunday school teacher.”
In other state news:
- Michigan’s fast-growing REC market faces tight supply and a shortage of cities welcoming to pot shops.
- In an unusual move, the Florida Supreme Court called for more arguments in a case challenging mandatory vertical integration in the state’s MED market.
- In Nevada, the trial in a closely watched case involving license distribution is underway at the Las Vegas convention center.
Las Vegas Review Journal
- The practice of contract farming, where landowners bring in experienced growers is increasingly common in California, and has led to lawsuits.
- In Missouri, the FBI is scrutinizing documents which appear connected to utilities contracts and the MED industry.
Kansas City Star