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Alaska becomes first state to legalize ‘cannabis cafes’

Alaska becomes first state to legalize ‘cannabis cafes’

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 29, 2019


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Alaska is taking steps to provide cannabis consumers with the privilege of lighting up a joint inside “social consumption” spaces. The state recently passed a law permitting social cannabis consumption inside specially licensed retail locations. This new law would enable people to purchase and smo...

Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers urge for recreational cannabis legalization

Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers urge for recreational cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 29, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

A number of House Democrats in Connecticut have teamed up to unleash draft legislation that would legalize the plant for adult-use. Connecticut is the most recent Eastern state to bat for legal weed. If the measure is approved, the framework for legal adult-use cannabis in Connecticut would operate under a tightly-man...

New Mexico recreational cannabis bill fails, but Gov. wants to try again in 2020

New Mexico recreational cannabis bill fails, but Gov. wants to try again in 2020

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 28, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

The Governor of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham, has vowed to put recreational cannabis legalization at the top of her priority list for the 2020 legislative session. Her decision comes after a bipartisan bill crumbled without a single Senate vote by the close of a session. According to Grisham, next year’s 30-day legislative session will feature proposals for cannabis reform. Ch...

Rules for on-site cannabis consumption approved by Alaska’s lieutenant governor

Rules for on-site cannabis consumption approved by Alaska’s lieutenant governor

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 28, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

Social cannabis consumption is now being permitted at certain licensed cannabis retailers in Alaska. The news comes after the state's lieutenant governor signed into law regulations that make it the first state to legalize social cannabis consumption, where you can buy cannabis and consume it inn the same place.  With on-site ca...

NY cannabis trade group drops MedMen, but company says it hasn’t been informed

NY cannabis trade group drops MedMen, but company says it hasn’t been informed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 28, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

MedMen Enterprises – a publicly-traded cannabis company that owns and operates 19 licensed facilities in cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and retail – has been exiled from the ranks of the New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association (NYMCIA). This is according to a spokesman from the NY...

Model legislation focuses on diversifying the cannabis industry

Model legislation focuses on diversifying the cannabis industry

March 18, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A piece of model legislation that was just released by the Minority Cannabis Business Association focuses on how to diversify the cannabis industry. It explains how communities of color have been most harmed by the prohibition of cannabis but members of t...

West Hollywood’s first cannabis restaurant will feature a rooftop smoking area

West Hollywood’s first cannabis restaurant will feature a rooftop smoking area

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 15, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

In December of last year, the launch of cannabis consumption lounges and restaurants in 2019 was publicly announced by the City of West Hollywood. Eight consumption licenses were approved by officials. Inside those consumption spaces, smoking/vaping cannabis or eating weed-laced edibles would be all...

Oregon lawmakers are contemplating cannabis cafes

Oregon lawmakers are contemplating cannabis cafes

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 15, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

Cannabis consumers in Oregon could soon be seeing cannabis cafes, as a group of cannabis advocates are trying to make social lounge smoking legal. The team of pro-pot enthusiasts wants the plant to be consumed socially in the same way that craft beer is enjoyed, such as at events and on-farm tou...

California starts accepting cannabis social equity grant apps from cities and counties

California starts accepting cannabis social equity grant apps from cities and counties

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 13, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

California state cannabis regulators have revealed that they are now accepting grant applications from various cities and counties that are launching social equity programs for local cannabis businesses. A total of $10 million is being awarded to qualifying jurisdictions by the state’s Bureau of Ca...

Florida may amend its constitution to legalize cannabis

Florida may amend its constitution to legalize cannabis

March 1, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Florida lawmakers are debating a resolution that would amend the state’s constitution to legalize cannabis. If the lawmakers vote to approve the resolution, Florida voters would get to make the final decision in 2020. The initiative says the right to ...

Michigan’s first cannabis lounge will have a “mellow” vibe

Michigan’s first cannabis lounge will have a “mellow” vibe

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

Adult-use cannabis is legal in Michigan and the state seems to be adapting to legal weed rather quickly, what with the establishment of cannabis lounges across Michigan's cities and townships. Consumers who visit a Michigan cannabis social center can enjoy their bud in a safe and secure social setting....

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