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Medical cannabis facilities in Detroit sue over recreational licenses

Medical cannabis facilities in Detroit sue over recreational licenses

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

Marijuana Regulatory Commissioner (MRA) Andrew Brisbo has had lawsuits filed against him by three Detroit-based cannabis facilities. Why? A dispute has arisen regarding local ordinances that outlawed recreational cannabis sales until January 31, 2020. Brisbo, who is an East Lansing resident, has been accused of fai...

Illinois rakes in almost $11 million during the first week of legal cannabis sales

Illinois rakes in almost $11 million during the first week of legal cannabis sales

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

Since 2020 started, more than $11 million worth of recreational cannabis has been sold in the newly-legal state of Illinois; and that's just during the first week of legal sales. This is according to the state’s Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, which has confirmed that the first o...

South Dakotans will vote on legalizing recreational cannabis

South Dakotans will vote on legalizing recreational cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

An announcement made by the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office on January 6 had cannabis connoisseurs jumping for joy. Fortunately for pro-pot residents, an initiative to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes is making its way to the 2020 ballot. Over 50,000 signatures were reportedly sub...

Travelers passing through Chicago’s airports can honestly bin their bud before boarding

Travelers passing through Chicago’s airports can honestly bin their bud before boarding

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

On January 5, 2020, a momentous occasion occurred in Illinois. On this date, cannabis became legal for recreational purposes statewide. As a direct effect of this, Chicago's airports have introduced "cannabis amnesty boxes". These boxes – owned by Chicago's Department of Aviation – are to be used by individuals departing from the state for the p...

State-funded poll reveals that three-fourths of New Mexico voters support legal weed

State-funded poll reveals that three-fourths of New Mexico voters support legal weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 14, 2020

New insights into the level of support for recreational cannabis legalization in New Mexico has revealed that 75 percent of voters back the idea. This is based on the findings of a new poll, which was conducted by Change Research and commissioned by the Governor’s Legalization Working Group. “In...

Licensed cannabis stores can be verified by Californians using QR codes

Licensed cannabis stores can be verified by Californians using QR codes

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 13, 2020

California’s cannabis consumers can now feel more confident when purchasing their supply from one of the huge state’s long list of vendors. A unique application designed for use on smartphone devices will enable consumers to determine whether or not a dispensary is legitimately licensed to conduc...

Cannabis social equity applicants in San Francisco bag their first permits

Cannabis social equity applicants in San Francisco bag their first permits

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 9, 2020

During the middle of December, social equity applicants in San Francisco rejoiced, as they were awarded the first ever permits for launching cannabis businesses in the Californian metropolis; applications for cannabis permits were officially opened to equity applicants in 2018. The Cannabis Equity...

Cannabis social equity applicants in Illinois gain access to $21 million in loans

Cannabis social equity applicants in Illinois gain access to $21 million in loans

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 9, 2020

People living in Illinois who have been worst affected by the War on Drugs have been granted an entry point into the legal cannabis industry.  Based on recent reports, $21 million in taxpayer funded low-interest loans will be granted to state residents who wish to open a legal weed business with minimal investment. Fees paid by cannabis growers and dispensaries will be used to fund the loans. The ...

Jerry Garcia’s fans aren’t best pleased about his Estate launching a cannabis brand

Jerry Garcia’s fans aren’t best pleased about his Estate launching a cannabis brand

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 30, 2019

Jerry Garcia’s Estate has branched out into cannabis. According to the Estate’s official Twitter page, the Jerry Garcia Cannabis Collection is set to launch in 2020. “Introducing a whole new way to experience Garcia,” the tweet reads. “Like his music and art, Jerry’s signature cannabis c...

The black market for cannabis is overshadowing the legal market in North America

The black market for cannabis is overshadowing the legal market in North America

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 21, 2019

North America's legal cannabis market is undoubtedly thriving, but so is the black market. New Frontier Data – an independent analytics company specializing in the cannabis sector – thinks that illegally-operating cartels are capable of bagging more customers than their legal opponents, moving forward. ...

Successful vote by New Jersey lawmakers puts cannabis legalization bill on 2020 ballot

Successful vote by New Jersey lawmakers puts cannabis legalization bill on 2020 ballot

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 20, 2019

On Monday, December 16, New Jersey lawmakers initiated a ballot question that would legalize cannabis for recreational purposes statewide; placing the referendum in front of voters on the 2020 ballot. New Jersey’s recreational cannabis proposal was approved with one abstention. The measure was given a thumbs-up by the Democratic-steered As...

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