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Vermont may finally start selling cannabis soon

February 27, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Vermont just got a little closer to legalizing cannabis sales. The state’s Senate Judiciary Committee just approved a bill that would tax sales at 10 percent, set up a Cannabis Control Board that would issue licenses and allow towns to tax cannabis slightl...

New Jersey has reached a legalization deal

New Jersey has reached a legalization deal

February 26, 2019


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Thor Benson / CannabisNewsBox Contributor New Jersey lawmakers have reached a deal to legalize cannabis. Gov. Phil Murphy and the legislature were debating how to tax cannabis and other details, and it looks like they’ve come to a compromise. It looks like New Jersey could be the next state to ...

Recreational cannabis bill in New Mexico would impose 9 percent retail tax

Recreational cannabis bill in New Mexico would impose 9 percent retail tax

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 20, 2019


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Cannabis advocates in New Mexico have been focusing on the potential economic windfall that the U.S. state stands to receive if weed is legalized and taxed. Currently, weed still infiltrates the black market. If those illicitly traded products were legalized and taxed, the economy could be bolster...

Bill to legalize recreational cannabis in Hawaii is moving forward

Bill to legalize recreational cannabis in Hawaii is moving forward

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 20, 2019


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A bill to legalize recreational cannabis in Hawaii has progressed at the state Legislature. According to a report by Hawaii News Now, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to advocate the measure, which will make its way to a minimum of two additional committees before the proposed outcome is ...

Baltimore’s top prosecutor files petition to eliminate almost 4,000 cannabis convictions

Baltimore’s top prosecutor files petition to eliminate almost 4,000 cannabis convictions

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 19, 2019


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In a bid to “right an extraordinary wrong,” Baltimore’s top prosecutor has submitted a legal petition and a rather rare one at that. The State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, plans to clear 3,778 convictions for cannabis possession by initiating a legal “Maryland v Maryland” strategy filing in a B...

A proposed Colorado bill would allow cops determine who’s driving high

A proposed Colorado bill would allow cops determine who’s driving high

February 7, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A somewhat controversial new bill in Colorado would let cops to determine who is driving while high based on their observations, as opposed to demanding a blood test. Colorado law currently states that anyone with 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of ...

Massachusetts Cannabis Commission launches group to deal with social cannabis consumption

Massachusetts Cannabis Commission launches group to deal with social cannabis consumption

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 5, 2019


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We're on the brink of social cannabis establishments being licensed to open their doors in Massachusetts. Of course, with such a new culture being introduced to the Bay State, social cannabis consumption must be overseen. That's where the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) comes in handy. Currently, the C...

Nevada Governor signs order to create cannabis board advisory panel

Nevada Governor signs order to create cannabis board advisory panel

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 5, 2019


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Nevada is known for being a gaming hotspot and, since recreational cannabis legalization was enacted on July 1, 2017, it has also emerged as a destination for cannabis tourism. Now, with Nevada Governor Stephen F. Sisolak signing an order to create a cannabis board advisory panel, the legal weed industry looks set to live up to Nevada's gaming reputati...

Cannabis cafes are coming to Massachusetts

Cannabis cafes are coming to Massachusetts

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 4, 2019


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Massachusetts looks set to be the next place on the U.S. map to introduce on-site social cannabis consumption in the form of social cannabis cafes. Based on a recent report, an independent panel of cannabis advisors in the state have voted in favor of introducing cannabis cafes in Massachusetts. Cannabis delivery services will also be permitted by social cannabis cafes, which must be licensed to sell cannabis on th...

Maine’s legalization rollout may take longer than expected

Maine’s legalization rollout may take longer than expected

February 3, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Rules concerning how Maine will regulate sales and packaging in its cannabis industry were supposed to be ready by April, but since the state recently rescinded a Los Angeles consultant’s bid to help craft the rules, it’s looking like things may take longer th...

Will New Mexico legalize cannabis this year?

Will New Mexico legalize cannabis this year?

February 1, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s looking might New Mexico might legalize cannabis sooner than later, as a bill that has been introduced to the state’s House of Representatives looks like it will pass. However, it looks like it might have a tough time passing in the state’s Senate....

Pennsylvania governor changes opinion on adult-use cannabis legalization

Pennsylvania governor changes opinion on adult-use cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 31, 2019


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One of the most populous states in the nation could soon become cannabis-friendly, after Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf declared that the issue of legal weed will be tackled in a number of forthcoming legislative sessions. Wolf, a Democratic governor who has served two terms, is a former anti-cannabi...

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