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Pennsylvania Senators welcome bill for recreational cannabis legalization

Pennsylvania Senators welcome bill for recreational cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 13, 2019

In mid-October, something big happened for Pennsylvania — senators introduced a comprehensive cannabis legalization bill. It was filed by Sens. Daylin Leach (D) and Sharif Street (D); details of Pennsylvania’s cannabis bill were initially released back in March. The bill's official introduction...

Chicago lawmakers give the go-head for recreational cannabis dispensaries

Chicago lawmakers give the go-head for recreational cannabis dispensaries

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 13, 2019

In July, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act into effect. It legalized the production, consumption and sale of cannabis in Illinois. Fast forward to 2020 and Chicago will hold a lottery, but it's not the kind of lottery that involves winning money. Rather, a luc...

Almost 1,000 Michigan communities opt out of recreational cannabis sales

Almost 1,000 Michigan communities opt out of recreational cannabis sales

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 25, 2019

Within the next two months, the people of Michigan will be able to legally purchase recreational cannabis inside licensed stores. However, the plant will not be available to purchase in every community. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) published emergency rules in July that meant the ballot l...

Tilray is taking its CBD partnership With Anheuser-Busch InBev to the next level

Tilray is taking its CBD partnership With Anheuser-Busch InBev to the next level

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 23, 2019

Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) and Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) are on a mission to dominate the growing CBD market. The Canadian cannabis producer and American brewing giant have announced that they will continue collaborating for the production and marketing of CBD-infused beverages. Drinks developed ...

Governor approves California’s cannabis tax fairness bill, dismisses cannabis in hospitals

Governor approves California’s cannabis tax fairness bill, dismisses cannabis in hospitals

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 23, 2019

On Saturday, October 12, California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) revealed that he had signed numerous cannabis-related bills into effect. One of those bills will permit legal cannabis companies to benefit from additional tax deductions. Up until Gov. Newsom approved of the bill, cannabis cultivators,...

Nevada governor to ramp up restrictions for legal cannabis marketplace

Nevada governor to ramp up restrictions for legal cannabis marketplace

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 23, 2019

On Friday, October 11, Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak of Nevada revealed that he would be enforcing tighter regulations for the state's budding legal cannabis market. The news comes following reports of foreign national funneling donations towards the election of two political candidates in 2018. Bo...

Cannabis breathalyzer devices set to hit the market in 2020

Cannabis breathalyzer devices set to hit the market in 2020

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 23, 2019

Drunk drivers are usually the ones who are faced with a breathalyzer test when caught driving under the influence but now, cannabis consumers will be breathalyzed too. Two companies – Hound Labs of California and a Canadian company called SannTek – are working hard to prevent instances of driving...

Illinois lawmakers are helping residents of disproportionately impacted areas benefit from cannabis reform

Illinois lawmakers are helping residents of disproportionately impacted areas benefit from cannabis reform

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 17, 2019

The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has informed Illinois residents of the requirements for social equity program eligibility. Individuals will be considered as social equity applicants if they are deemed to come from 'disproportionately impacted areas'. Eligible applicants ...

Massachusetts regulators approve cannabis delivery services and social cafes

Massachusetts regulators approve cannabis delivery services and social cafes

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 2, 2019

If things go to plan for a group of cannabis advocates in Massachusetts, the state could soon transform into a haven for cannabis culture.  An advisory panel recently voted 5 to 2 in an effort that will hopefully urge regulators to distribute licenses among business owners who wish to open regular ...

Tilray signs deal to purchase Canadian adult-use cannabis retailer

Tilray signs deal to purchase Canadian adult-use cannabis retailer

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 30, 2019

Major player in the Canadian legal cannabis space, Tilray, is broadening its horizons. The global leader in cannabis research, cultivation, production, and distribution has set its sights on Alberta, where a thriving adult-use market is transpiring. In its most recent deal, Tilray confirmed its entry into Alberta...

Fault with Illinois cannabis law could mean delays in reaping tax revenue

Fault with Illinois cannabis law could mean delays in reaping tax revenue

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 30, 2019

Illinois' cannabis law is flawed, according to lawmakers. The state, which legalized the plant for recreational use and sale on May 31, 2019, could be left scraping for profit if the glitch isn't straightened out soon. Following the passing of the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act by the Ill...

Michigan’s adult-use cannabis market off to a good start, despite legal sales not having launched yet

Michigan’s adult-use cannabis market off to a good start, despite legal sales not having launched yet

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 26, 2019

Of the 11 U.S. States that have legalized cannabis for recreational purposes, Michigan is one of the most recent ones. Residents of the state voted to legalize adult-use cannabis back in November 2018. Following a successful vote, the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) was esta...

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