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West Hollywood’s first cannabis restaurant will feature a rooftop smoking area

West Hollywood’s first cannabis restaurant will feature a rooftop smoking area

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 15, 2019


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In December of last year, the launch of cannabis consumption lounges and restaurants in 2019 was publicly announced by the City of West Hollywood. Eight consumption licenses were approved by officials. Inside those consumption spaces, smoking/vaping cannabis or eating weed-laced edibles would be all...

Oregon lawmakers are contemplating cannabis cafes

Oregon lawmakers are contemplating cannabis cafes

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 15, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

Cannabis consumers in Oregon could soon be seeing cannabis cafes, as a group of cannabis advocates are trying to make social lounge smoking legal. The team of pro-pot enthusiasts wants the plant to be consumed socially in the same way that craft beer is enjoyed, such as at events and on-farm tou...

California starts accepting cannabis social equity grant apps from cities and counties

California starts accepting cannabis social equity grant apps from cities and counties

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 13, 2019


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California state cannabis regulators have revealed that they are now accepting grant applications from various cities and counties that are launching social equity programs for local cannabis businesses. A total of $10 million is being awarded to qualifying jurisdictions by the state’s Bureau of Ca...

Florida may amend its constitution to legalize cannabis

Florida may amend its constitution to legalize cannabis

March 1, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Florida lawmakers are debating a resolution that would amend the state’s constitution to legalize cannabis. If the lawmakers vote to approve the resolution, Florida voters would get to make the final decision in 2020. The initiative says the right to ...

Michigan’s first cannabis lounge will have a “mellow” vibe

Michigan’s first cannabis lounge will have a “mellow” vibe

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

Adult-use cannabis is legal in Michigan and the state seems to be adapting to legal weed rather quickly, what with the establishment of cannabis lounges across Michigan's cities and townships. Consumers who visit a Michigan cannabis social center can enjoy their bud in a safe and secure social setting....

Vermont may finally start selling cannabis soon

February 27, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Vermont just got a little closer to legalizing cannabis sales. The state’s Senate Judiciary Committee just approved a bill that would tax sales at 10 percent, set up a Cannabis Control Board that would issue licenses and allow towns to tax cannabis slightl...

New Jersey has reached a legalization deal

New Jersey has reached a legalization deal

February 26, 2019


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Thor Benson / CannabisNewsBox Contributor New Jersey lawmakers have reached a deal to legalize cannabis. Gov. Phil Murphy and the legislature were debating how to tax cannabis and other details, and it looks like they’ve come to a compromise. It looks like New Jersey could be the next state to ...

Recreational cannabis bill in New Mexico would impose 9 percent retail tax

Recreational cannabis bill in New Mexico would impose 9 percent retail tax

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 20, 2019


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Cannabis advocates in New Mexico have been focusing on the potential economic windfall that the U.S. state stands to receive if weed is legalized and taxed. Currently, weed still infiltrates the black market. If those illicitly traded products were legalized and taxed, the economy could be bolster...

Bill to legalize recreational cannabis in Hawaii is moving forward

Bill to legalize recreational cannabis in Hawaii is moving forward

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 20, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

A bill to legalize recreational cannabis in Hawaii has progressed at the state Legislature. According to a report by Hawaii News Now, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to advocate the measure, which will make its way to a minimum of two additional committees before the proposed outcome is ...

Baltimore’s top prosecutor files petition to eliminate almost 4,000 cannabis convictions

Baltimore’s top prosecutor files petition to eliminate almost 4,000 cannabis convictions

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 19, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

In a bid to “right an extraordinary wrong,” Baltimore’s top prosecutor has submitted a legal petition and a rather rare one at that. The State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, plans to clear 3,778 convictions for cannabis possession by initiating a legal “Maryland v Maryland” strategy filing in a B...

A proposed Colorado bill would allow cops determine who’s driving high

A proposed Colorado bill would allow cops determine who’s driving high

February 7, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A somewhat controversial new bill in Colorado would let cops to determine who is driving while high based on their observations, as opposed to demanding a blood test. Colorado law currently states that anyone with 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of ...

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