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Denver lawmakers reject proposal to ease social-use cannabis business restrictions

Denver lawmakers reject proposal to ease social-use cannabis business restrictions

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 14, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

A proposal to relax rules for cannabis social consumption businesses was recently rejected by the Denver City Council. In the event that the proposal was approved, more dispensaries would have been able to operate citywide. Seven out of 12 council members supported the proposal. This was less than t...

Colorado’s second-largest dispensary chain objects to social cannabis-use bill

Colorado’s second-largest dispensary chain objects to social cannabis-use bill

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 14, 2019


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A six-year effort to introduce regulations on social cannabis consumption businesses in Colorado has been greatly supported by the industry at large. However, the measure is now being resisted by one of the largest cannabis dispensary chains in the state.  The company opposing the measure is called T...

Illinois Governor introduces bill to legalize recreational cannabis, but opponents try to stop it

Illinois Governor introduces bill to legalize recreational cannabis, but opponents try to stop it

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 9, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

The pro-pot residents of Illinois are eagerly awaiting the results of a bill put forward by State Governor J.B Pritzker that would legalize recreational cannabis statewide. Illinois would go down in history as the 11th U.S. State to fully legalize cannabis, should Pritzker's bill be approved. The...

Will Generation Z Americans be the nation’s biggest cannabis consumers?

Will Generation Z Americans be the nation’s biggest cannabis consumers?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 4, 2019


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The 71 million people that constitute the Gen Z consumer demographic in the United States are making a significant impact on the American consumer economy. Approximately 31 million of those people are in the age range of 18-24. Based on a 2018 report by Research and Markets, Gen Z young adults generate an a...

Massachusetts may initiate home cannabis delivery soon

Massachusetts may initiate home cannabis delivery soon

May 3, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Massachusetts might start home cannabis delivery this year, according to the Boston Globe. The state’s Cannabis Control Commission voted to approve policies that would allow home delivery in areas where it hasn’t already been banned, and the program w...

Blumenauer says U.S. House will pass cannabis banking reform and consider rescheduling the plant

Blumenauer says U.S. House will pass cannabis banking reform and consider rescheduling the plant

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 29, 2019


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On Friday, April 19, a leading pro-cannabis lawmaker affirmed his confidence in the U.S. House of Representatives passing a cannabis banking reform law later this year. An Oregon-based Democrat and longtime legal weed advocate, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer also predicted that a committee will consider r...

Vermont governor demands saliva testing be part of cannabis regulations

Vermont governor demands saliva testing be part of cannabis regulations

April 29, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Vermont’s governor is demanding that saliva testing for possibly high drivers be part of cannabis regulations being debated by the state’s legislature. Gov. Phil Scott has declared he won’t sign any bill that does not include this provision. "I th...

Wisconsin might legalize cannabis soon

Wisconsin might legalize cannabis soon

April 29, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s looking like Wisconsin might be getting closer to legalizing cannabis, as certain lawmakers restart an effort to get legalization through the legislature. Democratic Rep. Melissa Sargent recently announced she is putting forward legislation to legalize ...

Cannabis cafes could be on the horizon for San Diego

Cannabis cafes could be on the horizon for San Diego

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 24, 2019


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Initially, it was only San Francisco that had integrated Amsterdam-inspired cannabis cafes citywide. Now, the cannabis cafe craze is catching on, with San Diego rumored to be following closely behind. Official lawmakers in the city are contemplating introducing establishments inside which custome...

D.C. attorney general calls for new cannabis regulations

D.C. attorney general calls for new cannabis regulations

April 23, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine is calling on Congress to allow D.C. to tax and regulate its legal cannabis market. Congress has been blocking D.C. from doing this and the city isn’t allowed to go forward with such changes without Congre...

Police dogs will no longer be trained to sniff out cannabis in New Jersey

Police dogs will no longer be trained to sniff out cannabis in New Jersey

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 21, 2019


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Is New Jersey preparing for cannabis legalization? If the police force’s actions are anything to go by, quite possibly. State police dogs are no longer being taught how to sniff out the odor of burnt weed. This is according to Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, who informed lawmakers how a pendin...

Wisconsin contemplates cannabis legalization, but obstacles remain

Wisconsin contemplates cannabis legalization, but obstacles remain

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 20, 2019


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Cannabis in Wisconsin is still illegal, but support for legalization remains strong in the state. A recent poll from the Marquette University Law School revealed how 59 percent of Wisconsinites support recreational cannabis legalization and 83 percent support medical cannabis legalization. However, people ...

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