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Tilray signs deal to purchase Canadian adult-use cannabis retailer

Tilray signs deal to purchase Canadian adult-use cannabis retailer

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 30, 2019

Major player in the Canadian legal cannabis space, Tilray, is broadening its horizons. The global leader in cannabis research, cultivation, production, and distribution has set its sights on Alberta, where a thriving adult-use market is transpiring. In its most recent deal, Tilray confirmed its entry into Alberta...

Fault with Illinois cannabis law could mean delays in reaping tax revenue

Fault with Illinois cannabis law could mean delays in reaping tax revenue

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 30, 2019

Illinois' cannabis law is flawed, according to lawmakers. The state, which legalized the plant for recreational use and sale on May 31, 2019, could be left scraping for profit if the glitch isn't straightened out soon. Following the passing of the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act by the Ill...

Michigan’s adult-use cannabis market off to a good start, despite legal sales not having launched yet

Michigan’s adult-use cannabis market off to a good start, despite legal sales not having launched yet

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 26, 2019

Of the 11 U.S. States that have legalized cannabis for recreational purposes, Michigan is one of the most recent ones. Residents of the state voted to legalize adult-use cannabis back in November 2018. Following a successful vote, the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) was esta...

Minnesota Governor tells State agencies to get ready for adult-use legalization

Minnesota Governor tells State agencies to get ready for adult-use legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 15, 2019

The governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, recently made a public announcement to State agencies regarding the legalization of recreational cannabis in Minnesota. A Democratic-Farmer-Labor party member, Walz said in an interview with Minnesota Public Radio news that he is depending on the support of the...

Nevada judge halts permit process for the launch of retail pot shops

Nevada judge halts permit process for the launch of retail pot shops

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 15, 2019

On Friday August 23rd, Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez has frozen the permit process for a number of new recreational cannabis stores in Nevada. An injunction was issued by the judge after concerns arose regarding compliance among Nevada's cannabis retail business owners; the busines...

Colorado cannabis regulators demand mycotoxin testing for all concentrated products

Colorado cannabis regulators demand mycotoxin testing for all concentrated products

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 12, 2019

From September onwards, all medical and recreational cannabis concentrates produced and sold in Colorado must first be tested for mycotoxins. This is per the orders of Colorado regulators, with officials from the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) confirming that the rules will go into effect from...

Weedmaps prepares to ban ads from unlicensed cannabis sellers

Weedmaps prepares to ban ads from unlicensed cannabis sellers

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2019

In an attempt to stop unlicensed cannabis dispensaries from advertising their services to prospective customers, Weedmaps has announced it will be cracking down on illegally-operating businesses. The news of Weedmaps banning unlicensed cannabis companies indicates that online black market activity...

San Jose is home to the first unionized pot shop in the South Bay

San Jose is home to the first unionized pot shop in the South Bay

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 6, 2019

Medmen has secured a partnership with the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 Union to unionize a San Jose cannabis dispensary. Previously, MedMen partnered with UFCW Local 770 to represent its Los Angeles-based employees. However, this is the first time that a licensed dispensary has become unioni...

Cannabis legalization initiatives are making their way to the 2020 Florida ballot

Cannabis legalization initiatives are making their way to the 2020 Florida ballot

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 6, 2019

A number of pro-cannabis politicians are feeling hopeful about an initiative that is headed to the 2020 Florida ballot. So far, cannabis reform has swept across 33 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Florida sits at the epicenter of the "Green Rush" and if next year's voter-driven ballot measure...

Sweeney wants to prioritize New Jersey’s legalization ballot issue for 2020 election

Sweeney wants to prioritize New Jersey’s legalization ballot issue for 2020 election

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 30, 2019

Rumors have been circulating regarding the death of New Jersey's failed cannabis legalization effort, which previously struggled to gain enough votes for a House floor vote. In spite of what people might have thought, Gov. Phil Murphy and Senate President Stephen Sweeney claim that cannabis legalizati...

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