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New Jersey struggles with legalization efforts

New Jersey struggles with legalization efforts

January 28, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A prominent New Jersey lawmaker says he’s “losing faith” in the governor and Democratic leaders when it comes to legalizing cannabis. State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, who introduced a legalization bill in the state, says he might even have voters decide on...

Cannabis legalization bills filed in six red States ahead of 2019 legislative sessions

Cannabis legalization bills filed in six red States ahead of 2019 legislative sessions

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 25, 2019


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A nickname that has caught on in the new legal market of cannabis is the “green rush” and quite rightly so. Cannabis legalization is spreading, with 33 U.S. states legalizing the plant for medical use, and a further 10 States and Washington D.C. legalizing the plant for recreational purposes. ...

New cannabis bill would regulate the plant like alcohol

New cannabis bill would regulate the plant like alcohol

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 25, 2019


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Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon has pledged to end federal cannabis prohibition in the 2019 legislative session. As one of the original founders of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, Blumenauer is s actively involved in the going-ons of the nascent industry, which could soon reach new real...

Legal cannabis could cost alcohol and tobacco firms $55 billion per year

Legal cannabis could cost alcohol and tobacco firms $55 billion per year

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 23, 2019


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Alcohol and tobacco companies across the globe could be letting a lot of money slip through their fingers if North America's legal cannabis industry continues to evolve at such a rapid rate. In fact, a new Altacorp report claims that global alcohol and tobacco giants may miss out on $55 billion ann...

Rhode Island’s governor calls for legalization

Rhode Island’s governor calls for legalization

January 20, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is officially calling for her state to legalize cannabis. She told Rhode Island’s Providence Journal recently that she has resisted legalization efforts in the past but that it’s now time to legalize. “Things have c...

Pennsylvania lawmakers gear up to push complete cannabis legalization bills

Pennsylvania lawmakers gear up to push complete cannabis legalization bills

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 18, 2019


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Lawmakers in Pennsylvania are going full steam ahead with the rollout of cannabis legalization bills for the forthcoming legislative session. In early January, what has been described as “the most comprehensive legalization legislation to date” was initiated by Rep. Jake Wheatley Jr. (D). Th...

Nevada initiates new regulations for cannabis product marking

Nevada initiates new regulations for cannabis product marking

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 18, 2019


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New year, new start, as they say. This saying rings true for producers of edibles and infused cannabis in Nevada. From the first day of January, a new set of requirements went into effect across the state. Nevada's new regulations for cannabis product marketing were initiated by Nevada’s Marijuana Enforcement Division. In order to comply with the new regulations for cannabis ...

Vermont’s Senate is getting serious about legalizing cannabis sales

Vermont’s Senate is getting serious about legalizing cannabis sales

January 18, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Thought Vermont legalized cannabis in the beginning of 2018, social use sales were never legalized. Now, it’s looking like Vermont’s Senate is getting serious about getting regulated sales started. The state’s Senate Judiciary Committee recently relea...

California’s next phase of testing costs may create ‘another enormous burden’ for licensed cultivators

California’s next phase of testing costs may create ‘another enormous burden’ for licensed cultivators

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 14, 2019


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Cali-based cannabis cultivators will need to loosen their purse strings a little bit more this year, thanks to California's new cannabis testing regulations. On December 31, 2018, a new round of regulations went into effect, contributing to a 40-55 percent increase in laboratory cannabis testin...

Connecticut House speaker vows to push cannabis legalization forward this year

Connecticut House speaker vows to push cannabis legalization forward this year

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 14, 2019


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The cannabis legalization forecast looks good for Connecticut, where complete legalization is likely to unfurl across the state this year. Connecticut is one of a number of U.S. States gearing up for legal weed, with Illinois, Minnesota and Rhode Island all looking promising. Since the House speaker, Se...

Sweet Leaf co-owners slammed with $8.8 million fine by judge, unpaid rent

Sweet Leaf co-owners slammed with $8.8 million fine by judge, unpaid rent

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 13, 2019


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A court in Denver has issued a rather hefty $8.8 million judgment against the co-owners of Sweet Leaf. The Colorado-based company boasts a solid reputation for being one of the most popular cannabis chains in the region. However, its reputation is now in tatters, with Denver District Judge Edwar...

Washington’s governor will pardon cannabis crimes

Washington’s governor will pardon cannabis crimes

January 11, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Washington Governor Jay Inslee recently announced he will pardon thousands of misdemeanor cannabis-related convictions going back to 1998. This is a major step forward as the state attempts to heal the wounds from the War on Drugs. “The Governor is t...

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