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Massachusetts may initiate home cannabis delivery soon

Massachusetts may initiate home cannabis delivery soon

May 3, 2019

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Massachusetts might start home cannabis delivery this year, according to the Boston Globe. The state’s Cannabis Control Commission voted to approve policies that would allow home delivery in areas where it hasn’t already been banned, and the program w...

Blumenauer says U.S. House will pass cannabis banking reform and consider rescheduling the plant

Blumenauer says U.S. House will pass cannabis banking reform and consider rescheduling the plant

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 29, 2019

On Friday, April 19, a leading pro-cannabis lawmaker affirmed his confidence in the U.S. House of Representatives passing a cannabis banking reform law later this year. An Oregon-based Democrat and longtime legal weed advocate, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer also predicted that a committee will consider r...

Vermont governor demands saliva testing be part of cannabis regulations

Vermont governor demands saliva testing be part of cannabis regulations

April 29, 2019

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Vermont’s governor is demanding that saliva testing for possibly high drivers be part of cannabis regulations being debated by the state’s legislature. Gov. Phil Scott has declared he won’t sign any bill that does not include this provision. "I th...

Wisconsin might legalize cannabis soon

Wisconsin might legalize cannabis soon

April 29, 2019

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s looking like Wisconsin might be getting closer to legalizing cannabis, as certain lawmakers restart an effort to get legalization through the legislature. Democratic Rep. Melissa Sargent recently announced she is putting forward legislation to legalize ...

Cannabis cafes could be on the horizon for San Diego

Cannabis cafes could be on the horizon for San Diego

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 24, 2019

Initially, it was only San Francisco that had integrated Amsterdam-inspired cannabis cafes citywide. Now, the cannabis cafe craze is catching on, with San Diego rumored to be following closely behind. Official lawmakers in the city are contemplating introducing establishments inside which custome...

D.C. attorney general calls for new cannabis regulations

D.C. attorney general calls for new cannabis regulations

April 23, 2019

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine is calling on Congress to allow D.C. to tax and regulate its legal cannabis market. Congress has been blocking D.C. from doing this and the city isn’t allowed to go forward with such changes without Congre...

Police dogs will no longer be trained to sniff out cannabis in New Jersey

Police dogs will no longer be trained to sniff out cannabis in New Jersey

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 21, 2019

Is New Jersey preparing for cannabis legalization? If the police force’s actions are anything to go by, quite possibly. State police dogs are no longer being taught how to sniff out the odor of burnt weed. This is according to Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, who informed lawmakers how a pendin...

Wisconsin contemplates cannabis legalization, but obstacles remain

Wisconsin contemplates cannabis legalization, but obstacles remain

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 20, 2019

Cannabis in Wisconsin is still illegal, but support for legalization remains strong in the state. A recent poll from the Marquette University Law School revealed how 59 percent of Wisconsinites support recreational cannabis legalization and 83 percent support medical cannabis legalization. However, people ...

This year’s 4/20 expected to be biggest sales day in its history

This year’s 4/20 expected to be biggest sales day in its history

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 19, 2019

April 20 or “4/20” is fast approaching, This eagerly anticipated date could be the most successful in the celebration’s history.  For the cannabis industry, the 2019 holiday is expected to harvest more sales revenue than ever before on what was coined “4/20” in the early ’70s. Where did...

Nevada urged to reveal cannabis licensing process

Nevada urged to reveal cannabis licensing process

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 18, 2019

Nevada's cannabis industry might have gotten off to a great start, but the state is now being slammed with a number of lawsuits regarding secrecy issues with awarded cannabis retail licenses. Possessing such a license permits a business to legally sell cannabis in the state, where weed was officially...

Congress is making progress on federal cannabis legalization

Congress is making progress on federal cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 9, 2019

Congress may finally be taking action on two integral measures for federal cannabis reform. The chairman for the House Rules Committee has vowed to achieve a full House vote for the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act (S.3032) in the next "several weeks.” The ST...

New York State budget doesn’t include recreational cannabis legalization

New York State budget doesn’t include recreational cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 9, 2019

On Monday, the New York State budget took effect for a fresh fiscal year. Unfortunately, recreational cannabis legalization was not included in the budget. Rather, a more solid plan for the rollout of the state’s adult-use cannabis industry will be developed ahead of the session’s end on June ...

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