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Just a handful of applicants apply for Massachusetts’ social equity business permits

Just a handful of applicants apply for Massachusetts’ social equity business permits

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 17, 2019

Surprisingly fewer applicants have filed for cannabis business permits in Massachusetts since the state launched the social equity application process back in April. A total of 123 people were invited to apply for social equity permits in Massachusetts but as of June 20, just 10 had applied.  Data fro...

California lawmakers launch cannabis ad campaign to hinder black market activity

California lawmakers launch cannabis ad campaign to hinder black market activity

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2019

California’s illicitly-operating cannabis market is not losing momentum, despite the fact that the plant has been legalized for recreational purposes statewide since January 1, 2018. In an attempt to tackle the ongoing problem, an advertising campaign was recently released by the Bureau of Cannabis...

U.S. Supreme Court rejects 280E cannabis tax case filed by dispensary owners in Colorado

U.S. Supreme Court rejects 280E cannabis tax case filed by dispensary owners in Colorado

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2019

Entrepreneurs involved in the cannabis industry still face a number of obstacles, such as cannabis banking woes and tax burdens. For the owners of one medical cannabis dispensary in Colorado, confusion regarding IRS tax code 280E has cost them a hefty fee.  Breckenridge-based dispensary Alpenglow Botanicals w...

Illinois is the first U.S. State to offer reparations after legalizing adult-use cannabis

Illinois is the first U.S. State to offer reparations after legalizing adult-use cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 12, 2019

It might be the 11th U.S. State to legalize cannabis, but Illinois has become the first to offer reparations in its legal cannabis program. On June 25, Governor JB Pritzker signed a bill into law making cannabis a legal and regulated product for adult consumption.  The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act...

Regulatory framework for Maine’s recreational cannabis industry signed by Governor

Regulatory framework for Maine’s recreational cannabis industry signed by Governor

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 8, 2019

The Governor of Maine has signed the state's recreational cannabis industry rules into law. Following a successful vote in November 2016 that completely legalized weed for adult-use and sale, the Democratic state is finally pushing ahead with the establishment of a recreational market. Back in 2017, Maine...

Congress is debating allowing interstate cannabis sales

Congress is debating allowing interstate cannabis sales

July 8, 2019

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon have introduced a bill that would allow interstate cannabis sales. Oregon has famously been producing more cannabis than its residents can consume, and the state recently passed a bill that would...

Colorado’s annual cannabis projected to hit $1.6 billion this year

Colorado’s annual cannabis projected to hit $1.6 billion this year

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 5, 2019

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis recently expressed his joy at the state's impressive revenue from legal cannabis sales. By August of 2018, figures surpassed the $1 billion mark in the Democratic-steered state, which legalized cannabis for recreational use in January 2014, following a successful voter initiative on November ...

Following cannabis legalization in Illinois, these states are likely to follow suit

Following cannabis legalization in Illinois, these states are likely to follow suit

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 27, 2019

Adults aged 21 and over will soon be able to purchase and possess up to 30 grams of cannabis in Illinois, thanks to the passing of HB 1438 on Thursday, May 30. It was on this date that the Illinois House voted to legalize adult-use cannabis with a vote of 66-47. The measure that will legalize recreati...

Poll: Most New Yorkers support recreational cannabis consumption

Poll: Most New Yorkers support recreational cannabis consumption

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 19, 2019

A new poll from Siena College indicates that recreational cannabis use in New York is strongly supported by the state’s residents. Back in the 1970s, possession of CBD and/or cannabis in the State of New York was decriminalized. Then, in 2014, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act int...

Will Wisconsin be negatively impacted by cannabis legalization in Illinois?

Will Wisconsin be negatively impacted by cannabis legalization in Illinois?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 18, 2019

While Wisconsin may not be turning a shade of green anytime soon, the landscape that surrounds it is gradually bursting into color. Recreational cannabis legalization recently swept across Wisconsin's neighboring state Illinois, making it the 11th U.S State to legalize the plant for adult use. Illinois...

Recreational cannabis use in New Mexico could pass in 2020

Recreational cannabis use in New Mexico could pass in 2020

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 18, 2019

Lawmakers in New Mexico were on the cusp of recreational cannabis legalization earlier this year. However, a bill to legalize adult-use weed fell flat after four anti-pot senators rejected the measure. Fortunately, cannabis proponents in New Mexico could get their hands on legal weed by as early as next ...

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