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Missouri cannabis advocates are focusing on recreational legislation

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 9, 2020

Residents could have the option to vote on Missouri's recreational cannabis proposal this November. The news comes two years after a medical cannabis initiative was approved by voters in the state.   Local organization NORML KC is pushing to "end cannabis prohibition in Missouri,” based on inform...

Recreational cannabis sales approved by Vermont House

Recreational cannabis sales approved by Vermont House

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 9, 2020

Vermont is on the verge of regulating and taxing recreational cannabis sales, after the House approved S. 54 with a vote of 90-54. The bill now makes its way back to the Senate for deliberation. On February 26, the Vermont House of Representatives gave preliminary approval for cannabis sales to kick-...

Cannabis decriminalization approved by Virginia Senate

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2020

A broad measure to decriminalize cannabis was given the go-ahead by the Virginia Senate on Tuesday, February 11 with a vote of 27-13. Senate Bill 2 gained approval a day after the Senate and House of Delegates approved decriminalization legislation to minimize penalties for cannabis possession; HB 97...

ABQ Journal Poll reveals growing support for legal cannabis in New Mexico

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 17, 2020

A report conducted and published by the Albuquerque Journal suggests that 61 percent of adult residents support cannabis legalization in New Mexico. In addition to those who support legal weed, 33 percent of respondents dismissed the idea, while the remaining respondents were unsure about how they felt or ...

Rhode Island governor introduces bill to legalize adult-use cannabis sale and consumption

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 12, 2020

Cannabis in Rhode Island has been legal for medical purposes since 2006. Now, Gov. Gina Raimondo is pushing to legalize recreational cannabis sales with state-run stores. Included as part of her annual budget bill, Raimondo's cannabis legalization plan would regulate the plant for adults aged 21 and...

CEO of MedMen Adam Bierman resigns, relinquishes voting control

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 10, 2020

MedMen appears to be having a complete revamp of its board. In December, president and cofounder of the cannabis retail chain, Andrew Modlin, surrendered his super voting shares. Now, his business partner – co-founder and CEO Adam Bierman – will also give up his class A voting shares. Restructuring pro...

First month of recreational cannabis sales in Illinois surge to almost $40 million

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 9, 2020

January was a successful month for the adult-use cannabis market in Illinois, with dispensaries selling over $1 million worth of products every single day. This amounted to almost $40 million in recreational cannabis sales revenue in Illinois, where the market launched on New Year’s Day. Illinois was the 11th U.S. state to legalize recreational cannabis. Durin...

New Hampshire lawmakers ponder over medical and recreational cannabis measures

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 6, 2020

Around two dozen bills related to cannabis have been submitted for New Hampshire's 2020 legislative session. On January 22, a group of lawmakers that form the Senate Health and Human Services Committee filed bills to permit home cannabis cultivation among state-registered medical cannabis patients, in addi...

Ordinance to opt-out of adult-use cannabis sales in Detroit extended after City Council vote

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 6, 2020

Michigan advocates unanimously voted to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes during the 2018 election. However, a recreational market is far from blossoming. On Tuesday, January 28, the Detroit City Council made a united decision to continue opting out of legal cannabis sales; a vote saw the city extend its ordinance p...

Legislation to allow adult-use cannabis sales in Tennessee introduced by lawmaker

https://www.cannabisprogrower.com/legalization-issue-divides-candidates-tennessee-governor-race/

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 6, 2020

On January 24, Tennessee Sen. Raumesh Akbari (D-Memphis) introduced a chunk of legislation Jan. 24 that would legalize the use of recreational cannabis across the state. Senate Bill 1849, if approved and effectuated, would permit retail sales among individuals aged 21 and above; the maximum purchase limit pe...

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