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Legal recreational cannabis sales in Maine expected soon

Legal recreational cannabis sales in Maine expected soon

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 24, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

The Legislature has rescinded a veto by Gov. Paul LePage that could potentially speed up the process of legal recreational cannabis sales in Maine. As a result of the Legislature’s decision, Maine is on the right track to launching it's very own retail market for cannabis. LePage’s veto of cannab...

New York Democrats are all in on legalization

New York Democrats are all in on legalization

May 24, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Over 70 percent of Democrats, compared to around half of Republicans, favor fully legalizing cannabis. It’s clear that the Democratic Party is starting to embrace this fact, and the Democratic Party of New York state has now decided to make legalizatio...

Jeff Sessions might make cannabis stock investors wealthy

Jeff Sessions might make cannabis stock investors wealthy

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 21, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Social cannabis

If there is one thing that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is best known for, it’s probably his opposition to cannabis legalization. Despite this, Sessions could potentially aid cannabis investors in raking in the cash over the next few years, so it seems. There aren’t many industries that experien...

A candidate for governor in Texas is pushing decriminalization

A candidate for governor in Texas is pushing decriminalization

May 21, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Andrew White, a Democratic candidate for governor in Texas, recently said he supports decriminalizing cannabis possession and expunging the records of those who have been caught with cannabis. That’s a pretty bold proposal for a candidate in Texas, and i...

Realtors fear home cannabis cultivation in could hurt property values

Realtors fear home cannabis cultivation in could hurt property values

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 3, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Realtors in Canada are worried about the potential repercussions that home cannabis cultivation could have on the real estate market. Home cannabis growers in the country might soon be limited to growing four plants per household under orders from the Liberal government. Since Canada is so close...

Anti-cannabis advocates might sue to stop legalization in Michigan

Anti-cannabis advocates might sue to stop legalization in Michigan

May 2, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Cannabis advocates in Michigan got enough signatures on a petition to get legalization on the ballot in November, but anti-cannabis activists might try to stop them. According to recent reports, these activists are considering suing to stop legalization from appearing on the ballot. The anti-cannabis group, Healthy and Productive Michi...

The Marijuana Justice Act is co-sponsored by Bernie Sanders

The Marijuana Justice Act is co-sponsored by Bernie Sanders

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 1, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Social cannabis

Bernie Sanders has announced that he will co-sponsor the Marijuana Justice Act. This is one of many pro-cannabis moves made by the Vermont senator, who went down in history when he supported legalization of the plant during his time running for president in 2016. A devoted supporter of cannabis...

Michigan cannabis legalization bill approved for November’s ballot

Michigan cannabis legalization bill approved for November’s ballot

April 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

Voters in Michigan will be able to decide if they want to allow legal sales of social cannabis in their state come November. Organizers of a ballot drive to legalize cannabis for social use have officially collected enough signatures for a ballot measure, with approval from Michigan's election's board. The...

How important is Schumer’s legalization bill?

How important is Schumer’s legalization bill?

April 25, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor On the cannabis user’s favorite holiday, 420, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced legislation to decriminalize cannabis at the federal level. His bill would remove cannabis from the list of controlled substances under the Controlled Substanc...

VIDEO: U.S. Pot Legalization in 2018 by State

VIDEO: U.S. Pot Legalization in 2018 by State

April 24, 2018


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A few additional states are looking to legalize cannabis for adult use in 2018.

What are cannabis insiders and politicians saying about Trump’s decision to support protections for legal cannabis?

What are cannabis insiders and politicians saying about Trump’s decision to support protections for legal cannabis?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 23, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

President Donald Trump has vowed to support legislation protecting the cannabis industry in states that have legally approved the drug. This is a major turnaround from earlier this year when the U.S. attorney general threatened the industry at large. Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado discl...

Recreational cannabis sales are approved in two Colorado towns

Recreational cannabis sales are approved in two Colorado towns

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 21, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

A broad scope of cannabis businesses has been approved by voters in one of Colorado’s western towns. On Tuesday, April 3, voters from the northern Colorado town of Berthoud also voted to grant the sale of recreational cannabis products. Medical cannabis retailers are already permitted in the ...

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