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Mayor says cannabis regulation strategy in Denver is “having success”

Mayor says cannabis regulation strategy in Denver is “having success”

Bethan Rose Jenkins and Bethan Rose Jenkins

September 15, 2018


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He might have campaigned in opposition of Colorado’s cannabis legalization measure back in 2012, but it seems that the Mayor of Denver, Michael Hancock (D), has changed his opinion on the green plant. He has since admitted that the city has successfully been able to regulate the cannabis industry....

Will UK-based beverage company Diageo enter the cannabis industry?

Will UK-based beverage company Diageo enter the cannabis industry?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 13, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

Shares of cannabis stocks soared after BNN Bloomberg released a report stating that beverage company Diageo (NYSE:DEO) may be in talks with cannabis industry’s biggest players. Diageo has two major alcohol brands under its belt: Smirnoff vodka and Guinness beer. Headquartered in Edinburgh, the UK-based beverag...

The number of “cannabis-involved” traffic fatalities in Colorado drop

The number of “cannabis-involved” traffic fatalities in Colorado drop

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Last year, fewer "cannabis-involved fatalities" occurred on Colorado’s roads. According to data released in a report from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), "cannabis-involved traffic fatalities" in The Centennial State plummeted in 2017. Since 2015, CDOT claims that Colorado State...

Second cannabis social club prepares for launch in Denver’s Green Mile district

Second cannabis social club prepares for launch in Denver’s Green Mile district

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

There are now two cannabis social clubs in the city of Denver. Vape and Play is the newest club to launch in the Green Mile District. It is expected to begin ushering in customers before the end of 2018. Both tourists and residents will be welcome inside Vape and Play, where cannabis consumers can...

Victims of the drug war in Massachusetts will be encouraged to sell legal weed

Victims of the drug war in Massachusetts will be encouraged to sell legal weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 31, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

Massachusetts is paving the way for people who have been victimized by the drug war by providing them with job opportunities in the thriving legal cannabis industry. Individuals residing in communities that have been unfairly targeted for drug enforcement will now be able to get involved in the burgeonin...

California lawmakers pass bill to reverse past cannabis convictions

California lawmakers pass bill to reverse past cannabis convictions

August 30, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor California lawmakers have passed a bill that would reverse past cannabis convictions for those who were found to have violated the law pre-legalization. Now the bill will likely be signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown. Cannabis advocates say this is an im...

Cannabis bureau considers changing Prop 64 rules to permit cannabis delivery services in California

Cannabis bureau considers changing Prop 64 rules to permit cannabis delivery services in California

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 28, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

Cannabis delivery could soon be made available in cities that have banned it. Prop 64 revisions are being considered by the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), but not everybody is happy at the prospect of weed delivery being permitted in U.S. states where storefront sale services have been forbidden. ...

North Dakota to vote on cannabis legalization

North Dakota to vote on cannabis legalization

August 17, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor North Dakota will officially be voting on cannabis legalization in November, and cannabis advocates are hopeful that citizens will approve the measure. The state approved medical cannabis in 2016, and it seems like voters might be ready to take the next step. ...

One in five cannabis samples are failing to meet California’s new cannabis testing requirements

One in five cannabis samples are failing to meet California’s new cannabis testing requirements

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 10, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

California might be a pioneer in legal cannabis, but the quality of the pot being sold in The Golden State is not exactly up to standard. On July 1, a fresh set of state safety requirements went into effect. As a result of the new cannabis testing requirements in California, manufacturers and growers felt the ...

New York Gov. Cuomo moves forward with legalization plans

New York Gov. Cuomo moves forward with legalization plans

August 8, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is moving forward with plans to legalize social use cannabis in the state. Cuomo has appointed a team to draft this legislation, which would eventually be voted on by state legislators, possibly in the upcoming session. New York...

Emergency license suspension issued by Washington cannabis regulators

Emergency license suspension issued by Washington cannabis regulators

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 4, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

We are more than half-way through the year and the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) has issued another emergency license suspension. This is the second license revocation of 2018. The latest license suspension prohibits Tacoma Refined Cannabinoids from growing plants for 180 days...

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