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Nashville DA says low-level cannabis prosecutions will be halted

Thor Benson

July 15, 2020

Nashville, Tenn. District Attorney Glenn Funk has announced the city will no longer be filing criminal charges against residents who are caught with less than half of an ounce of cannabis. The DA said that prosecuting these cases is not in the public interest and disproportionately harms communities of col...

Austin to stop arresting people for cannabis possession

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Thor Benson

July 14, 2020

Police officers in Austin, Texas will no longer be arresting people or citing them for possession of small amounts of cannabis. Austin City Council voted to stop enforcing laws against the possession of small amounts of cannabis earlier this year, but the police had initially resisted this change in policy....

Approved amendments to Los Angeles cannabis rules could stimulate policy reform

Approved amendments to Los Angeles cannabis rules could stimulate policy reform

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 13, 2020

An April lawsuit filed against the City of Los Angeles by Social Equity Owners and the Workers Association has since been dropped. The decision comes after officials agreed to begin processing additional applications last month. Initial approval to amend cannabis social equity and business licensing rules ...

The Nugg Club cannabis subscription box is capitalizing on COVID-19

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 10, 2020

As residents of the United States embrace the "new normal" that has rolled out amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, cannabis companies are adopting new approaches to conveniently capture their target market. In particular, major success is stemming from subscription services. One such example i...

California is fighting to continue offering cannabis delivery services, despite lawsuit

California is fighting to continue offering cannabis delivery services, despite lawsuit

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 30, 2020

A landmark lawsuit that was initiated by local municipalities in California against the Bureau of Cannabis Control (“BCC”) is making its way to trial. Cannabis business owners in California are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the lawsuit since it could put the brakes on their services. In 2019, th...

Montana cannabis activists submit adequate number of signatures for adult-use initiative

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 30, 2020

A pro-pot group stands a good chance at getting a recreational cannabis legalization initiative in Montana featured on the November ballot. Approximately 52,000 signatures have been collected by New Approach Montana — a Helena-based group  A request to submit signatures electronically amid the COVID-19...

Illinois scooped a record-breaking $44 million from recreational cannabis sales in May

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 25, 2020

Coronavirus-related social distancing measures were expected to impede growth of recreational cannabis sales in Illinois but interestingly, residents snapped up more than $34 million worth of legal weed products during the month of May. It was at this point that the COVID-19 pandemic reached boiling point, with la...

Relaunch of Massachusetts’ adult-use cannabis industry was anticlimactic

Relaunch of Massachusetts' adult-use cannabis industry was anticlimactic

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 25, 2020

Towards the end of May, recreational cannabis consumers in Massachusetts experienced some respite from dispensary closures. It was on May 25 that a tedious two-month shutdown came to an end. However, revenue earned during the first week of sales recommencing wasn't quite what state officials had hoped ...

Canopy’s recreational cannabis segment is struggling

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 22, 2020

Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth Corp., is on a mission to restructure its business plan after suffering a CAD$1.3 billion (USD $944 million) blow to its finances. Based on a recent earnings report released by the company, Canopy's fourth quarter revenue for recreational Cannabis sales – for ...

Adult-use cannabis legalization initiatives in Arkansas will refocus efforts on 2020 ballot

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 15, 2020

A revitalized campaign initiative to legalize cannabis in Arkansas could see voters take action during the 2020 ballot. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the process of collecting signatures was recently put on hold.  Thankfully for cannabis lobbyists in Arkansas, a court ruling that took place on ...

San Marcos becomes first city in Texas to issue cite-and-release law for cannabis possession

San Marcos becomes first city in Texas to issue cite-and-release law for cannabis possession

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 11, 2020

A cite-and-release ordinance was passed by San Marcos City Council on Tuesday, April 21. Thanks to the Council's vote, low-level criminal offenses – including cannabis possession to the amount of four ounces – will now be punishable by citations. Class C misdemeanors – like assault, family violen...

Nevada cannabis dispensaries on-track to resume usual business, COVID-19 restrictions eased

Nevada cannabis dispensaries on-track to resume usual business, COVID-19 restrictions eased

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 3, 2020

Nevada's legal weed industry is getting stronger, based on a recent financial report — in 2019, cannabis sales in Nevada totaled $69 million. Compared to revenue recorded for fiscal year 2018, last year's figures demonstrated a 20 percent increase.  While the sales results appear promising, an...

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