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Colorado cannabis regulators demand mycotoxin testing for all concentrated products

Colorado cannabis regulators demand mycotoxin testing for all concentrated products

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 12, 2019

From September onwards, all medical and recreational cannabis concentrates produced and sold in Colorado must first be tested for mycotoxins. This is per the orders of Colorado regulators, with officials from the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) confirming that the rules will go into effect from...

Weedmaps prepares to ban ads from unlicensed cannabis sellers

Weedmaps prepares to ban ads from unlicensed cannabis sellers

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2019

In an attempt to stop unlicensed cannabis dispensaries from advertising their services to prospective customers, Weedmaps has announced it will be cracking down on illegally-operating businesses. The news of Weedmaps banning unlicensed cannabis companies indicates that online black market activity...

San Jose is home to the first unionized pot shop in the South Bay

San Jose is home to the first unionized pot shop in the South Bay

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 6, 2019

Medmen has secured a partnership with the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 Union to unionize a San Jose cannabis dispensary. Previously, MedMen partnered with UFCW Local 770 to represent its Los Angeles-based employees. However, this is the first time that a licensed dispensary has become unioni...

Cannabis legalization initiatives are making their way to the 2020 Florida ballot

Cannabis legalization initiatives are making their way to the 2020 Florida ballot

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 6, 2019

A number of pro-cannabis politicians are feeling hopeful about an initiative that is headed to the 2020 Florida ballot. So far, cannabis reform has swept across 33 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Florida sits at the epicenter of the "Green Rush" and if next year's voter-driven ballot measure...

Sweeney wants to prioritize New Jersey’s legalization ballot issue for 2020 election

Sweeney wants to prioritize New Jersey’s legalization ballot issue for 2020 election

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 30, 2019

Rumors have been circulating regarding the death of New Jersey's failed cannabis legalization effort, which previously struggled to gain enough votes for a House floor vote. In spite of what people might have thought, Gov. Phil Murphy and Senate President Stephen Sweeney claim that cannabis legalizati...

USDA Forest Service researchers discover reduction in illicit cannabis grows in national forests

USDA Forest Service researchers discover reduction in illicit cannabis grows in national forests

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 13, 2019

A study recently published in Ecological Economics titled, "Cannabis legalization by states reduces illegal growing on US national forests," has shed some light on the impact that recreational cannabis legalization has had on the number of cannabis cultivation sites operating illegally in national forests. Based on sta...

West Hollywood’s first cannabis cafe will open next month

West Hollywood’s first cannabis cafe will open next month

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 13, 2019

The first cannabis restaurant in Greater Los Angeles is getting ready to open its doors and begin ushering in customers. Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Café is located in the West Hollywood district and the official launch date has finally been announced as September 1, 2019. Southern California has never ...

New York decriminalizes cannabis and offers medical cannabis delivery services to patients

New York decriminalizes cannabis and offers medical cannabis delivery services to patients

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 13, 2019

The landscape for legal weed in New York is most certainly evolving. Following a failed effort to legalize recreational cannabis in July, weed has now been decriminalized statewide. Unlawfully possessing cannabis will no longer be considered a crime but instead, a violation. A $50 fine must be pai...

Los Angeles’ cannabis equity program has failed to meet its target

Los Angeles’ cannabis equity program has failed to meet its target

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 13, 2019

When California legalized recreational cannabis under the terms of Proposition 64 back in 2016, nobody would have anticipated that it would take so long for former cannabis convicts and financially restrained individuals to receive cannabis social equity licenses.  Acknowledged as the largest cannabis industr...

State releases emergency administrative framework for Michigan’s adult-use cannabis industry

State releases emergency administrative framework for Michigan’s adult-use cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 30, 2019

At the beginning of July, emergency administrative framework for Michigan's recreational cannabis industry was issued by the state's Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA). Applicants keen to get involved in the industry have been informed that they can start applying for cannabis business applications f...

Is Wisconsin on its way to legalizing cannabis?

Is Wisconsin on its way to legalizing cannabis?

July 29, 2019

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers recently said in an interview that he wants to legalize both medical and social use cannabis, but he isn’t sure that the state’s legislature is ready to make any moves on the social use side. He said that pushing to legalize ...

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