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Customers rejoice as Boston’s first recreational cannabis store finally opens its doors

Customers rejoice as Boston’s first recreational cannabis store finally opens its doors

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 24, 2020

Almost four years of waiting is over for Boston’s cannabis consumers, what with the first ever recreational cannabis store having officially launched for business. On Monday, March 9, Pure Oasis began ushering customers inside its store, which is perched on 430 Blue Hill Avenue on the edge of Stanwood Street. “I...

South Dakota tribe votes for cannabis legalization on ancestral territory

South Dakota tribe votes for cannabis legalization on ancestral territory

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 23, 2020

The results of a cannabis legalization vote by the Oglala Sioux Tribe are expected to be revealed in the coming week. If a successful vote ensues, this tribal territory in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation would become the first region in the state to permit the legal sale and consumption of both me...

Recreational cannabis sales in Illinois top almost $35 million in February

Recreational cannabis sales in Illinois top almost $35 million in February

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 16, 2020

January was a successful month for Illinois, which reaped revenue close to the amount of $40 million during its first official month of legal sales. February was also a successful month in regards to adult-use cannabis sales in Illinois, despite the fact that revenue was $5 million less than the month ...

Missouri cannabis advocates are focusing on recreational legislation

Missouri cannabis advocates are focusing on recreational legislation

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 9, 2020

Residents could have the option to vote on Missouri's recreational cannabis proposal this November. The news comes two years after a medical cannabis initiative was approved by voters in the state.   Local organization NORML KC is pushing to "end cannabis prohibition in Missouri,” based on inform...

Recreational cannabis sales approved by Vermont House

Recreational cannabis sales approved by Vermont House

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 9, 2020

Vermont is on the verge of regulating and taxing recreational cannabis sales, after the House approved S. 54 with a vote of 90-54. The bill now makes its way back to the Senate for deliberation. On February 26, the Vermont House of Representatives gave preliminary approval for cannabis sales to kick-...

Cannabis decriminalization approved by Virginia Senate

Cannabis decriminalization approved by Virginia Senate

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2020

A broad measure to decriminalize cannabis was given the go-ahead by the Virginia Senate on Tuesday, February 11 with a vote of 27-13. Senate Bill 2 gained approval a day after the Senate and House of Delegates approved decriminalization legislation to minimize penalties for cannabis possession; HB 97...

ABQ Journal Poll reveals growing support for legal cannabis in New Mexico

ABQ Journal Poll reveals growing support for legal cannabis in New Mexico

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 17, 2020

A report conducted and published by the Albuquerque Journal suggests that 61 percent of adult residents support cannabis legalization in New Mexico. In addition to those who support legal weed, 33 percent of respondents dismissed the idea, while the remaining respondents were unsure about how they felt or ...

Rhode Island governor introduces bill to legalize adult-use cannabis sale and consumption

Rhode Island governor introduces bill to legalize adult-use cannabis sale and consumption

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 12, 2020

Cannabis in Rhode Island has been legal for medical purposes since 2006. Now, Gov. Gina Raimondo is pushing to legalize recreational cannabis sales with state-run stores. Included as part of her annual budget bill, Raimondo's cannabis legalization plan would regulate the plant for adults aged 21 and...

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