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Pennsylvania lawmakers gear up to push complete cannabis legalization bills

Pennsylvania lawmakers gear up to push complete cannabis legalization bills

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 18, 2019


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania are going full steam ahead with the rollout of cannabis legalization bills for the forthcoming legislative session. In early January, what has been described as “the most comprehensive legalization legislation to date” was initiated by Rep. Jake Wheatley Jr. (D). Th...

Nevada initiates new regulations for cannabis product marking

Nevada initiates new regulations for cannabis product marking

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 18, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

New year, new start, as they say. This saying rings true for producers of edibles and infused cannabis in Nevada. From the first day of January, a new set of requirements went into effect across the state. Nevada's new regulations for cannabis product marketing were initiated by Nevada’s Marijuana Enforcement Division. In order to comply with the new regulations for cannabis ...

Vermont’s Senate is getting serious about legalizing cannabis sales

Vermont’s Senate is getting serious about legalizing cannabis sales

January 18, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Thought Vermont legalized cannabis in the beginning of 2018, social use sales were never legalized. Now, it’s looking like Vermont’s Senate is getting serious about getting regulated sales started. The state’s Senate Judiciary Committee recently relea...

California’s next phase of testing costs may create ‘another enormous burden’ for licensed cultivators

California’s next phase of testing costs may create ‘another enormous burden’ for licensed cultivators

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 14, 2019


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Cali-based cannabis cultivators will need to loosen their purse strings a little bit more this year, thanks to California's new cannabis testing regulations. On December 31, 2018, a new round of regulations went into effect, contributing to a 40-55 percent increase in laboratory cannabis testin...

Connecticut House speaker vows to push cannabis legalization forward this year

Connecticut House speaker vows to push cannabis legalization forward this year

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 14, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

The cannabis legalization forecast looks good for Connecticut, where complete legalization is likely to unfurl across the state this year. Connecticut is one of a number of U.S. States gearing up for legal weed, with Illinois, Minnesota and Rhode Island all looking promising. Since the House speaker, Se...

Sweet Leaf co-owners slammed with $8.8 million fine by judge, unpaid rent

Sweet Leaf co-owners slammed with $8.8 million fine by judge, unpaid rent

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 13, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

A court in Denver has issued a rather hefty $8.8 million judgment against the co-owners of Sweet Leaf. The Colorado-based company boasts a solid reputation for being one of the most popular cannabis chains in the region. However, its reputation is now in tatters, with Denver District Judge Edwar...

Washington’s governor will pardon cannabis crimes

Washington’s governor will pardon cannabis crimes

January 11, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Washington Governor Jay Inslee recently announced he will pardon thousands of misdemeanor cannabis-related convictions going back to 1998. This is a major step forward as the state attempts to heal the wounds from the War on Drugs. “The Governor is t...

Massachusetts is debating how to handle high driving

Massachusetts is debating how to handle high driving

January 3, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor States across the country have been trying to figure out the best way to deal with high driving, and a Massachusetts committee has made a recommendation that many find controversial. The committee is recommending that anyone who refused to take a drug test when they’re pulled over and suspected of driving hig...

Pennsylvania’s governor is warming up to legalization

Pennsylvania’s governor is warming up to legalization

January 3, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf appears to be warming up to the idea of legalizing cannabis. Wolf has previously advocated for decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of cannabis, but he has never fully supported legalization. That might be changing. “Mor...

Nevada almost doubles its cannabis stores by approving an additional 61

Nevada almost doubles its cannabis stores by approving an additional 61

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 2, 2019


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Nevada has approved an additional 61 provisional recreational cannabis retail licenses, which puts the number of stores in Nevada's exploding market at almost double it's previous amount. Prior to this occurrence, the process was merely available to people who had medical cannabis permits. According to cannabis consul...

San Francisco supervisor’s proposal: Cannabis retailers could be limited to four storefronts

San Francisco supervisor’s proposal: Cannabis retailers could be limited to four storefronts

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 24, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

Franchises will be limited to opening four cannabis stores in San Francisco, based on a new set of cannabis laws released by the SF Board of Supervisors. The four-permit limit is perhaps the most prominent amendment in the latest SF legal cannabis regulations. It was proposed by Supervisor Aaron Peskin....

The future of cannabis legalization in New York

The future of cannabis legalization in New York

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 23, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced his goal for the beginning of next year: recreational cannabis legalization in NY. If his desires materialize, the market could generate $1.7 billion for the economy, not to mention trigger numerous new cannabis industry investment and business opportunitie...

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