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New Mexico’s bill to legalize recreational cannabis scoops 4-3 vote by Senate Public Affairs Committee

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 5, 2020

On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, a cannabis bill to legalize adult-use businesses in New Mexico towns passed its initial test. The Democrat-supported bill gained momentum after healthcare advocates and business owners fought for lawmakers to pass a measure that would support the existing medical cannabis m...

Average cannabis sales are significantly higher on the Oregon-Idaho border

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11613107/Boys-who-smoke-cannabis-are-four-inches-shorter.html

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 5, 2020

Based on recent data published by the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis (OEA), cannabis sales along Oregon’s border with Idaho are better than they've ever been. Experts anticipated the sales boom, since the cannabis plant is still illegal in Idaho. "In things you cannot make up, Oregon sales per ...

Missouri cannabis lobbyists fight to get legalization initiative on the November ballot

Missouri cannabis lobbyists fight to get legalization initiative on the November ballot

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 28, 2020

Of the 11 U.S. states that have legalized cannabis for recreational purposes, Missouri is not one of them. However, if cannabis lobbyists are successful in their efforts to get a legalization initiative featured on the November ballot, things could be about to change in the very near future. Includ...

New bill introduced by Washington state lawmakers would outlaw the majority of cannabis concentrates

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 27, 2020

A group of lawmakers in Washington state are unhappy with the currently-permitted THC limits for cannabis concentrates. Amidst concerns that cannabis is associated with an increased risk for psychosis, a group are pushing for a 10 percent limit on adult-use products. House Bill 2546 is a new proposal that, if a...

Cape Cod’s first recreational cannabis dispensary will be operated by Curaleaf

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 27, 2020

The first recreational cannabis dispensary in Cape Cod is about to open its doors. Curaleaf Holdings Inc. – a leading vertically integrated cannabis operator – will operate the pot shop, which is expected to begin ushering in customers on January 29 in the downtown Provincetown.  A meeting set to ...

Cannabis magazine High Times prepares to launch a chain of retail stores

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 27, 2020

One of the most highly acclaimed magazines is branching out into the retail sector. High Times – a 45-year-old pro-cannabis publication – has revealed that it will be opening a string of dispensaries under its well-known name.  The magazine, which has been circulating on a monthly basis since ...

Florida cannabis activists confirm that the state will pursue legalization in 2022

Florida cannabis activists confirm that the state will pursue legalization in 2022

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 24, 2020

On Monday, January 13, pro-cannabis lobbyists in Florida succumbed to the realization that a recreational cannabis legalization initiative won't be making its way to the 2020 ballot. Instead, activists say that they will work on a measure in 2022. Just a couple of weeks ago, cannabis advocates were hopeful that...

Medical cannabis facilities in Detroit sue over recreational licenses

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

Marijuana Regulatory Commissioner (MRA) Andrew Brisbo has had lawsuits filed against him by three Detroit-based cannabis facilities. Why? A dispute has arisen regarding local ordinances that outlawed recreational cannabis sales until January 31, 2020. Brisbo, who is an East Lansing resident, has been accused of fai...

Illinois rakes in almost $11 million during the first week of legal cannabis sales

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

Since 2020 started, more than $11 million worth of recreational cannabis has been sold in the newly-legal state of Illinois; and that's just during the first week of legal sales. This is according to the state’s Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, which has confirmed that the first o...

South Dakotans will vote on legalizing recreational cannabis

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

An announcement made by the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office on January 6 had cannabis connoisseurs jumping for joy. Fortunately for pro-pot residents, an initiative to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes is making its way to the 2020 ballot. Over 50,000 signatures were reportedly sub...

Travelers passing through Chicago’s airports can honestly bin their bud before boarding

Travelers passing through Chicago's airports can honestly bin their bud before boarding

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

On January 5, 2020, a momentous occasion occurred in Illinois. On this date, cannabis became legal for recreational purposes statewide. As a direct effect of this, Chicago's airports have introduced "cannabis amnesty boxes". These boxes – owned by Chicago's Department of Aviation – are to be used by individuals departing from the state for the p...

State-funded poll reveals that three-fourths of New Mexico voters support legal weed

https://www.marijuana.com/news/2018/04/new-mexico-medical-marijuana-program-tops-50k-patients/

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 14, 2020

New insights into the level of support for recreational cannabis legalization in New Mexico has revealed that 75 percent of voters back the idea. This is based on the findings of a new poll, which was conducted by Change Research and commissioned by the Governor’s Legalization Working Group. “In...

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