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Cannabis is legal in Michigan and the market could be worth $1.7 billion

Cannabis is legal in Michigan and the market could be worth $1.7 billion

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 19, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

Voters in Michigan made legal weed a reality at the recent elections after an adult-use measure was approved to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes. No other state in the Midwest has given recreational cannabis the green light, putting the Great Lakes State on the map as the ninth U.S. stat...

New York politician worries legalization could hurt medical program

New York politician worries legalization could hurt medical program

November 16, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A New York politician recently said that she’s concerned legalizing social use cannabis in the state could harm the state’s medical cannabis program. As the New York Daily News reports, states like Oregon and Washington have seen medical programs suffer due to legalization, because they find there are fewer products ...

10 new retail locations receive annual cannabis business permits in California

10 new retail locations receive annual cannabis business permits in California

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 16, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

On November 2, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) declared that a dozen annual cannabis business permits in California had been approved in 10 separate locations. In addition to this, one distributor received a license, as did one event organizer. The news of BCC approving those annual canna...

Legal recreational cannabis sales expected to begin in Massachusetts within two weeks

Legal recreational cannabis sales expected to begin in Massachusetts within two weeks

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 15, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

A major cannabis regulator in “The Bay State” is planning to launch the state's recreational weed market very soon indeed. This news comes just four months after the Massachusetts cannabis market launch was initially due on July 1. Although the launch date is slighted delayed, consumers will be plea...

The largest cannabis dispensary on the planet just launched in Las Vegas, and it features an entertainment complex

The largest cannabis dispensary on the planet just launched in Las Vegas, and it features an entertainment complex

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 15, 2018


Filed under Culture, Social cannabis

The United States has enacted medical cannabis laws across 30 states and Washington D.C., with a further 10 having legalized the plant for recreational. Despite the fact the U.S. map is not completely green quite yet, it has already made history by being the country in which the world's largest cannabis...

New York looks towards legalization

New York looks towards legalization

November 9, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said recently that it’s pretty much inevitable that the state will legalize cannabis soon. Because the midterm election forced Cuomo to take a more pro-legalization stance than he had previously, it seems he’s finally committed...

Wholesale cannabis prices fall 50 percent in Oregon and Washington

Wholesale cannabis prices fall 50 percent in Oregon and Washington

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 9, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

Bulk cannabis prices are plummeting across the United States’ recreational markets, according to data released by Cannabis Benchmarks. This division of New Leaf Data Services is a major provider of business, financial and industry data for North America’s cannabis industry. In comparison with figures...

Will Trump legalize cannabis next year?

Will Trump legalize cannabis next year?

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A lot of people have been speculating whether President Trump will approve cannabis legalization if a bill makes it through Congress. Many believe he would be accepting of the STATES Act, which would allow states to legalize cannabis without federal ...

Cannabis goes legal in 3 states after midterm elections

Cannabis goes legal in 3 states after midterm elections

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

Voters in Michigan, Utah, and Missouri all approved their cannabis ballot measures after the midterm elections Nov. 6, 2018. Michigan legalized cannabis for adult use, becoming the first state in the Midwest to approve of legalized cannabis. Medical initiatives were also passed by voters in Utah in...

What can the U.S. and Canada’s cannabis industry learn from the Amsterdam coffee shop scene?

What can the U.S. and Canada’s cannabis industry learn from the Amsterdam coffee shop scene?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 4, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

The Netherlands is one of the most weed-friendly places on the map. The European country's permissive cannabis laws have propelled the Amsterdam region into a must-visit destination for people who like to get high. According to Statista, around 570 cannabis coffee shops were peppered around the country last year, a large portion of which can be found in the country’s ca...

Pennsylvania stops taking drivers’ licenses from drug offenders

Pennsylvania stops taking drivers’ licenses from drug offenders

November 2, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill recently that stops convicted drug offenders who were not operating a vehicle when they were arrested from having their license suspended over the conviction. This has been a problem for thousands of residents in...

Anti-legalization group spreading potency lies in Michigan

Anti-legalization group spreading potency lies in Michigan

November 1, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s looking like Michigan is ready to legalize social use cannabis, as a proposal to do so currently has the support of over 57 percent of its residents. The election is near, and it appears opposition groups are trying anything they can to stop this pro...

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