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Nevada pot companies urge state to reweigh evidence for dispensary license selection process

Nevada pot companies urge state to reweigh evidence for dispensary license selection process

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 10, 2019

Cannabis firms in Nevada that placed bids for dispensary licenses in December of last year are objecting to the state’s selection process. Licenses were reportedly awarded to 17 cannabis companies. Unlucky applicants who applied for a license to sell medical cannabis products in a retail setting ar...

Oregon Senate votes to legalize interstate cannabis imports and exports

Oregon Senate votes to legalize interstate cannabis imports and exports

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 31, 2019

Later this year, legislation to permit interstate cannabis imports and exports throughout Oregon will be pondered over by a team of lawmakers. This is based on a recent report by the Statesman Journal. Legislation of this kind would enable cannabis wholesalers who are operating within this state in the...

Over 2,000 new cannabis shops will open their doors in California

Over 2,000 new cannabis shops will open their doors in California

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 30, 2019

Bans on cannabis stores in California could soon be lifted after a group of lawmakers introduced Assembly Bill 1356, which is currently making its way through the legislature. Introduced by Assembly members Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles), Assembly Bill 1356 is b...

13 cannabis-related bills fly through Colorado’s Democratic-controlled legislature

13 cannabis-related bills fly through Colorado’s Democratic-controlled legislature

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 30, 2019

The 2019 legislative session was a busy one for Colorado, where a total of 15 cannabis-related bills were introduced. Among the 15 cannabis bills to reach the legislature during this year's session, 13 passed. Those measures included two huge but distinct measures that broaden and refresh medical and re...

Massachusetts pushes ahead with social consumption pilot program

Massachusetts pushes ahead with social consumption pilot program

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 30, 2019

When cannabis was legalized for recreational purposes in Massachusetts following the passing of a 2016 ballot measure, nobody anticipated that social consumption spaces would take so long transpire. Under Massachusetts' adult-use cannabis law, licenses must first be obtained from the Cannabis Commis...

Why is Illinois in such a rush to legalize recreational cannabis?

Why is Illinois in such a rush to legalize recreational cannabis?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 28, 2019

On May 7, Illinois Senator Heather Steans introduced a piece of legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis in Illinois by 2020. Under Illinois State law, the cannabis plant has been decriminalized and legalized for medical purposes since 2015. Almost 67,000 qualifying patients were enrolled in the state...

Why California has a problem with the black market even after legalization

Why California has a problem with the black market even after legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 25, 2019

The illegal cannabis market in California is swelling with some serious momentum. News of a thriving black market in "the Golden State” might come as quite a surprise, considering the fact medical cannabis legalization expanded to the recreational level under a 2016 voter initiative known as the A...

Cannabis dispensaries in Las Vegas given permission to open social consumption lounges

Cannabis dispensaries in Las Vegas given permission to open social consumption lounges

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 22, 2019

It looks like "Sin City" is saddling up for an exciting adventure into the legal cannabis industry, with the sight of social consumption lounges transpiring on the horizon.  A team of lawmakers at the Las Vegas City Council recently voted to provide the city's currently-operating dispensaries with the o...

Denver lawmakers reject proposal to ease social-use cannabis business restrictions

Denver lawmakers reject proposal to ease social-use cannabis business restrictions

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 14, 2019

A proposal to relax rules for cannabis social consumption businesses was recently rejected by the Denver City Council. In the event that the proposal was approved, more dispensaries would have been able to operate citywide. Seven out of 12 council members supported the proposal. This was less than t...

Colorado’s second-largest dispensary chain objects to social cannabis-use bill

Colorado’s second-largest dispensary chain objects to social cannabis-use bill

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 14, 2019

A six-year effort to introduce regulations on social cannabis consumption businesses in Colorado has been greatly supported by the industry at large. However, the measure is now being resisted by one of the largest cannabis dispensary chains in the state.  The company opposing the measure is called T...

Illinois Governor introduces bill to legalize recreational cannabis, but opponents try to stop it

Illinois Governor introduces bill to legalize recreational cannabis, but opponents try to stop it

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 9, 2019

The pro-pot residents of Illinois are eagerly awaiting the results of a bill put forward by State Governor J.B Pritzker that would legalize recreational cannabis statewide. Illinois would go down in history as the 11th U.S. State to fully legalize cannabis, should Pritzker's bill be approved. The...

Will Generation Z Americans be the nation’s biggest cannabis consumers?

Will Generation Z Americans be the nation’s biggest cannabis consumers?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 4, 2019

The 71 million people that constitute the Gen Z consumer demographic in the United States are making a significant impact on the American consumer economy. Approximately 31 million of those people are in the age range of 18-24. Based on a 2018 report by Research and Markets, Gen Z young adults generate an a...

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