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New York looks towards legalization

New York looks towards legalization

November 9, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said recently that it’s pretty much inevitable that the state will legalize cannabis soon. Because the midterm election forced Cuomo to take a more pro-legalization stance than he had previously, it seems he’s finally committed...

Wholesale cannabis prices fall 50 percent in Oregon and Washington

Wholesale cannabis prices fall 50 percent in Oregon and Washington

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 9, 2018


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Bulk cannabis prices are plummeting across the United States’ recreational markets, according to data released by Cannabis Benchmarks. This division of New Leaf Data Services is a major provider of business, financial and industry data for North America’s cannabis industry. In comparison with figures...

Will Trump legalize cannabis next year?

Will Trump legalize cannabis next year?

November 8, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A lot of people have been speculating whether President Trump will approve cannabis legalization if a bill makes it through Congress. Many believe he would be accepting of the STATES Act, which would allow states to legalize cannabis without federal ...

Cannabis goes legal in 3 states after midterm elections

Cannabis goes legal in 3 states after midterm elections

November 7, 2018


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Voters in Michigan, Utah, and Missouri all approved their cannabis ballot measures after the midterm elections Nov. 6, 2018. Michigan legalized cannabis for adult use, becoming the first state in the Midwest to approve of legalized cannabis. Medical initiatives were also passed by voters in Utah in...

What can the U.S. and Canada’s cannabis industry learn from the Amsterdam coffee shop scene?

What can the U.S. and Canada’s cannabis industry learn from the Amsterdam coffee shop scene?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 4, 2018


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The Netherlands is one of the most weed-friendly places on the map. The European country's permissive cannabis laws have propelled the Amsterdam region into a must-visit destination for people who like to get high. According to Statista, around 570 cannabis coffee shops were peppered around the country last year, a large portion of which can be found in the country’s ca...

Pennsylvania stops taking drivers’ licenses from drug offenders

Pennsylvania stops taking drivers’ licenses from drug offenders

November 2, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill recently that stops convicted drug offenders who were not operating a vehicle when they were arrested from having their license suspended over the conviction. This has been a problem for thousands of residents in...

Anti-legalization group spreading potency lies in Michigan

Anti-legalization group spreading potency lies in Michigan

November 1, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s looking like Michigan is ready to legalize social use cannabis, as a proposal to do so currently has the support of over 57 percent of its residents. The election is near, and it appears opposition groups are trying anything they can to stop this pro...

North Dakota looks like it might legalize cannabis

North Dakota looks like it might legalize cannabis

October 26, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A ballot initiative in North Dakota that would legalize cannabis for adults 21 and over appears to have enough support in the state to pass next month. A recent poll shows Measure 3 with 51 percent support and 36 percent opposing. This is yet another example of support for legalization g...

Pot edibles will be reevaluated by Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

Pot edibles will be reevaluated by Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 26, 2018


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The latest announcement from Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) regarding the reevaluation of pot edibles has sent the industry into a panic. As early as next year, particular types of cannabis-infused confectionery products could be stripped from dispensary store shelves.   Based ...

Two out of three Americans support the idea of cannabis reform

Two out of three Americans support the idea of cannabis reform

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 26, 2018


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A recently released Gallup poll shows an interesting light on the topic of cannabis legalization in the U.S. According to the results of Gallup's poll on cannabis reform, 66 percent of Americans now support legalization, indicating a positive shift in opinion for the third consecutive year running. T...

New Jersey has set a date for legalization

New Jersey has set a date for legalization

October 20, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor After years of working to legalize cannabis in New Jersey, lawmakers have set a date for legalization. Cannabis will hopefully be legalized in New Jersey on October 29th. Making that date works all depends on if lawmakers can agree on some final details....

The American Banking Association is looking at cannabis banking

The American Banking Association is looking at cannabis banking

October 19, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s looking like banks may want to work with cannabis businesses or at least learn more about working with them. The American Banking Association, which is the largest organization that represents banks in America, is asking its members about banking ...

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