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Vermont looks poised to legalize cannabis very soon

Vermont looks poised to legalize cannabis very soon

December 15, 2017


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s looking like Vermont will be the next state to legalize social use cannabis. According to reports, it’s likely the state’s legislature will vote to legalize as soon as January. The legislature already voted to legalize this year, but the gover...

New cannabis regulations ban cartoon characters to increase safety

New cannabis regulations ban cartoon characters to increase safety

Sara Tiradossi

December 14, 2017


Filed under Social cannabis

New state regulations in Colorado are now banning edibles shaped like humans, animals or fruit, and products that resemble realistic animal fruit, including artistic, caricature, cartoon characters or fictional humans. According to Mike Hartman, executive director for the Colorado Department of Revenue,...

Ohio voters may legalize social cannabis in 2018

Ohio voters may legalize social cannabis in 2018

Sara Tiradossi

December 14, 2017


Filed under Social cannabis

At a recent announcement, Ohio businessmen Jimmy Gould and Ian James announced on Monday they will introduce a ballot measure to fully legalize cannabis in the state in the following months. Gould and James gained a bad reputation during the first attempt to legalize cannabis in 2015, but they recently...

Teen cannabis use has dropped significantly in legal cannabis states

Teen cannabis use has dropped significantly in legal cannabis states

Sara Tiradossi

December 13, 2017


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Statistics are increasingly proving cannabis use among teenagers dropped in states where cannabis is legal, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Colorado reported the most significant drop, where the rates between individuals aged 12-17 fell almost 2 percent from 11.13 percen...

This liquor distributor will start selling social cannabis at its stores in July

This liquor distributor will start selling social cannabis at its stores in July

Sara Tiradossi

December 12, 2017


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Nova Scotia, a province on Canada’s eastern shore, announced on Thursday the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp., its alcohol distributor, would sell cannabis in its stores and on its website once social legalization takes off in July 2018. "The NSLC has the experience and expertise to distribute and sell...

Canadians will be able to buy cannabis from public and private stores, and online

Canadians will be able to buy cannabis from public and private stores, and online

Sara Tiradossi

December 12, 2017


Filed under Social cannabis

With social legalization around the corner, Canada’s federal government will allow provinces to roll out their own regulations regarding user age, the location and licensing of retail stores, home grows, and many other details. In Manitoba, the Progressive Conservative government announced anyone...

One third of adults are cannabis consumers in cannabis legal states

One third of adults are cannabis consumers in cannabis legal states

Sara Tiradossi

December 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

According to a recent survey, up to 65 percent of adults stated they consumed cannabis at least “a few times every week.” The survey, which came from canna-business consulting firm Enlucem, considered 1,000 adults above the age of 21 in California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Colorado to f...

U.S. Surgeon General supports studying medical cannabis, but opposes social use

U.S. Surgeon General supports studying medical cannabis, but opposes social use

Sara Tiradossi

December 6, 2017


Filed under News, Social cannabis

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said he supports medical cannabis research, but still opposes social use legalization. According to Adams, who spoke at the National Black Caucus of State Legislators’ annual conference in Indianapolis, medical cannabis “should be like any other drug.” “We...

Washington State considers three alternatives for cannabis home-grows

Washington State considers three alternatives for cannabis home-grows

Sara Tiradossi

December 1, 2017


Filed under Social cannabis

In Washington State, adult social cannabis users are able to purchase cannabis from retail stores, but are prohibited to grown their own. With the most recent recommendations released by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB), the state may now allow alternatives for home-grows. The...

San Francisco’s social cannabis sales could begin Jan. 5

San Francisco’s social cannabis sales could begin Jan. 5

Sara Tiradossi

November 30, 2017


Filed under Social cannabis

Social cannabis could be on sale in San Francisco as soon as Jan. 5 if the mayor quickly signs legislation approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The regulations, which were favored by cannabis advocates, would reject attempts to mandate a larger barrier between schools and cannabis shops...

Casinos filled with cannabis smoke? Not likely

Casinos filled with cannabis smoke? Not likely

November 30, 2017


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Wouldn’t it be fun to go to a casino in Las Vegas and light up a joint without getting in trouble? Well, unfortunately, you probably won’t be able to do that anytime soon. The Nevada Gaming Policy Committee is currently discussing this topic, and local advocates say they don’t believe there will be any changes made to current policies. ...

Michigan is inching closer to legalizing cannabis

Michigan is inching closer to legalizing cannabis

November 24, 2017


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Michigan could become one of the next states to legalize cannabis if advocates are successful. A group called the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol recently announced it had turned in a pro-legalization petition to Michigan’s secretary of state that had over 360,000 ...

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