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Massachusetts is debating how to handle high driving

Massachusetts is debating how to handle high driving

January 3, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor States across the country have been trying to figure out the best way to deal with high driving, and a Massachusetts committee has made a recommendation that many find controversial. The committee is recommending that anyone who refused to take a drug test when they’re pulled over and suspected of driving hig...

Pennsylvania’s governor is warming up to legalization

Pennsylvania’s governor is warming up to legalization

January 3, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf appears to be warming up to the idea of legalizing cannabis. Wolf has previously advocated for decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of cannabis, but he has never fully supported legalization. That might be changing. “Mor...

Nevada almost doubles its cannabis stores by approving an additional 61

Nevada almost doubles its cannabis stores by approving an additional 61

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 2, 2019


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Nevada has approved an additional 61 provisional recreational cannabis retail licenses, which puts the number of stores in Nevada's exploding market at almost double it's previous amount. Prior to this occurrence, the process was merely available to people who had medical cannabis permits. According to cannabis consul...

San Francisco supervisor’s proposal: Cannabis retailers could be limited to four storefronts

San Francisco supervisor’s proposal: Cannabis retailers could be limited to four storefronts

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 24, 2018


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Franchises will be limited to opening four cannabis stores in San Francisco, based on a new set of cannabis laws released by the SF Board of Supervisors. The four-permit limit is perhaps the most prominent amendment in the latest SF legal cannabis regulations. It was proposed by Supervisor Aaron Peskin....

The future of cannabis legalization in New York

The future of cannabis legalization in New York

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 23, 2018


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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced his goal for the beginning of next year: recreational cannabis legalization in NY. If his desires materialize, the market could generate $1.7 billion for the economy, not to mention trigger numerous new cannabis industry investment and business opportunitie...

Sen. Gardner fails to legalize cannabis with a bill amendment

Sen. Gardner fails to legalize cannabis with a bill amendment

December 21, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) attempted to attach what was essentially a version of the STATES Act, which he’s a sponsor of, to the recently passed criminal justice reform bill called the First Step Act. This attempt to amend the bill was thwarted by Se...

New York Gov. Cuomo vows to legalize soon

New York Gov. Cuomo vows to legalize soon

December 21, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s making legalizing cannabis in the state a priority for his first 100 days after being reelected in November. Cuomo had previously expressed support for legalizing, after years of being against it, but now it appears he’...

Adult use cannabis sales in Michigan may be held until 2020

Adult use cannabis sales in Michigan may be held until 2020

December 14, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Michigan voters legalized social use cannabis in November, and legalization has officially gone into effect. As High Times notes, though, there’s nowhere to buy social use cannabis at the moment. Residents can grow their own, or buy from the medical mark...

How would Trump’s attorney general nominee handle legalization?

How would Trump’s attorney general nominee handle legalization?

December 14, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Notorious drug warrior Jeff Sessions left his position as attorney general back in November, and a new attorney general has not yet been confirmed by the Senate. Donald Trump has nominated former attorney general William Barr to replace him, and many are...

Home delivery services and social lounges included in N.J.’s cannabis legalization plan

Home delivery services and social lounges included in N.J.’s cannabis legalization plan

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 12, 2018


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With the click of a button, cannabis connoisseurs living in New Jersey can order their green nuggets of goodness via a smartphone app. That's not all, however. New Jerseyans are being spoiled for choice, so it seems. Under the state's cannabis legalization plan, consumers can attend BYOW smoking lounges...

California has finished its new cannabis regulations

California has finished its new cannabis regulations

December 11, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor California has finished its final cannabis regulations after relying on temporary regulations since legalization passed in 2016. That said, the regulations won’t be made public until January. Many retailers, growers, and others are waiting to see what...

How long before Pennsylvania legalizes?

How long before Pennsylvania legalizes?

December 11, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Though there’s a lot of support for legalization in Pennsylvania, with around 60 percent in favor, many say it may be a while before the state actually legalizes. According to Republican State Senator Pat Browne, it’s not happening any time soon. Many argue Pennsylvania is slow to reform its laws, and that applies to legalization too. “The reality is ...

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