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First Eastern U.S. cannabis shops get the green light to launch in Massachusetts

First Eastern U.S. cannabis shops get the green light to launch in Massachusetts

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 1, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

On Friday, November 16, Massachusetts’ first two cannabis stores were given the green light to start selling weed to adults. This makes the two businesses the first ever commercial cannabis dispensaries in Massachusetts, not to mention the whole of the eastern United States, One of the stores ca...

New Jersey lawmakers moving forward with legalization

New Jersey lawmakers moving forward with legalization

November 29, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor New Jersey Senate and Assembly committees just voted to move forward with the legalization of social use cannabis, and other cannabis-related bills were also passed. Those bills include an effort to expand the state’s medical cannabis program and to exp...

Massuchusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy now supports legalization

Massuchusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy now supports legalization

November 27, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.), a prominent Democrat who’s expected to run for president in 2020, now supports legalization. Kennedy had been an opponent to legalization for years, and many think he’s changing his tune because of the vast support for legal...

D.C. attorney general supports legalizing cannabis sales soon

D.C. attorney general supports legalizing cannabis sales soon

November 26, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine said recently that he supports legalizing cannabis sales in the city once Congress gets rid of budget restrictions that are currently preventing sales. Now that Democrats have taken the House, it seems lik...

How will Lindsey Graham handle legalization efforts?

How will Lindsey Graham handle legalization efforts?

November 26, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is leaving his position as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee for another position, which means he will be replaced by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Grassley has been a difficult opponent of legalization who has refused to ev...

Weed is legal in Michigan: Will Indiana follow suit?

Weed is legal in Michigan: Will Indiana follow suit?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 23, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

Its official, weed is legal in Michigan, making the Great Lake State the first Midwest state to embrace cannabis reform. At the election on Tuesday, November 6, voters in Michigan passed Proposal 1. This means that individuals aged 21 and older can legally “purchase, possess and use marijuana a...

Data indicates Colorado’s legal weed industry is on-track to earn billions of dollars this year

Data indicates Colorado’s legal weed industry is on-track to earn billions of dollars this year

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

While some states have just gotten round to launching their recreational cannabis markets, such as Michigan, Colorado is already five years deep in the adult-use segment of the legal weed industry. Here we are in the midst of the pro-pot wave that is currently infiltrating much of North America and Col...

Cannabis is legal in Michigan and the market could be worth $1.7 billion

Cannabis is legal in Michigan and the market could be worth $1.7 billion

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 19, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

Voters in Michigan made legal weed a reality at the recent elections after an adult-use measure was approved to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes. No other state in the Midwest has given recreational cannabis the green light, putting the Great Lakes State on the map as the ninth U.S. stat...

New York politician worries legalization could hurt medical program

New York politician worries legalization could hurt medical program

November 16, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A New York politician recently said that she’s concerned legalizing social use cannabis in the state could harm the state’s medical cannabis program. As the New York Daily News reports, states like Oregon and Washington have seen medical programs suffer due to legalization, because they find there are fewer products ...

10 new retail locations receive annual cannabis business permits in California

10 new retail locations receive annual cannabis business permits in California

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 16, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

On November 2, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) declared that a dozen annual cannabis business permits in California had been approved in 10 separate locations. In addition to this, one distributor received a license, as did one event organizer. The news of BCC approving those annual canna...

Legal recreational cannabis sales expected to begin in Massachusetts within two weeks

Legal recreational cannabis sales expected to begin in Massachusetts within two weeks

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 15, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

A major cannabis regulator in “The Bay State” is planning to launch the state's recreational weed market very soon indeed. This news comes just four months after the Massachusetts cannabis market launch was initially due on July 1. Although the launch date is slighted delayed, consumers will be plea...

The largest cannabis dispensary on the planet just launched in Las Vegas, and it features an entertainment complex

The largest cannabis dispensary on the planet just launched in Las Vegas, and it features an entertainment complex

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 15, 2018


Filed under Culture, Social cannabis

The United States has enacted medical cannabis laws across 30 states and Washington D.C., with a further 10 having legalized the plant for recreational. Despite the fact the U.S. map is not completely green quite yet, it has already made history by being the country in which the world's largest cannabis...

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