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Poll: Most New Yorkers support recreational cannabis consumption

Poll: Most New Yorkers support recreational cannabis consumption

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 19, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

A new poll from Siena College indicates that recreational cannabis use in New York is strongly supported by the state’s residents. Back in the 1970s, possession of CBD and/or cannabis in the State of New York was decriminalized. Then, in 2014, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act int...

Two of Arkansas’ medical cannabis dispensaries take in $353,000 during first week of sales

Two of Arkansas’ medical cannabis dispensaries take in $353,000 during first week of sales

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 18, 2019


Filed under Medical cannabis

The medical cannabis market in Arkansas is storming ahead of Ohio, where the population is four times the size. Sales in the conservative state look promising, with dispensary workers carrying out almost 5,000 transactions for over 50 pounds of cannabis during launch week. According to a report by t...

These clinics just kick-started the Kansas City, MO medical cannabis industry

These clinics just kick-started the Kansas City, MO medical cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 18, 2019


Filed under Medical cannabis

The first medical cannabis clinics in Kansas City have opened for business. The Green Clinics is the first medical cannabis clinic in the area to launch for business. Two licensed and board-certified doctors will be responsible for providing the necessary evaluation to determine a patient's eligib...

Will Wisconsin be negatively impacted by cannabis legalization in Illinois?

Will Wisconsin be negatively impacted by cannabis legalization in Illinois?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 18, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

While Wisconsin may not be turning a shade of green anytime soon, the landscape that surrounds it is gradually bursting into color. Recreational cannabis legalization recently swept across Wisconsin's neighboring state Illinois, making it the 11th U.S State to legalize the plant for adult use. Illinois...

Recreational cannabis use in New Mexico could pass in 2020

Recreational cannabis use in New Mexico could pass in 2020

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 18, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

Lawmakers in New Mexico were on the cusp of recreational cannabis legalization earlier this year. However, a bill to legalize adult-use weed fell flat after four anti-pot senators rejected the measure. Fortunately, cannabis proponents in New Mexico could get their hands on legal weed by as early as next ...

On the cusp of legalization, New York employers scrap cannabis-testing rules for workers

On the cusp of legalization, New York employers scrap cannabis-testing rules for workers

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 14, 2019


Filed under Culture, Social cannabis

As New York inches closer to legalizing recreational cannabis, employers are contemplating rewriting their drug testing policies. With a CBS News poll revealing how 65 percent of New York voters support cannabis legalization, a large proportion of employees working for companies across the Democ...

Oregon cannabis regulators could be gaining authorization to reject cultivation licenses

Oregon cannabis regulators could be gaining authorization to reject cultivation licenses

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 14, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) may soon be allowed to deny the state's cannabis cultivation businesses the necessary licenses to conduct operations. Regulators are pushing for this new rule, which would be effective dependent on supply and demand. Oregon – a Democratic-leaning state – is ch...

Cannabis industry analyst says investor interest is moving from Canada to the States

Cannabis industry analyst says investor interest is moving from Canada to the States

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 14, 2019


Filed under Global, News

Canada might have blown its chance to become a global pioneer in pot production, with investors seeking out opportunities south of the border. According to CIBC World Markets analyst John Zamparo, his firm has been in discussions with investors who have indicated they're shifting their attention from Canada to the ...

Curaleaf’s cannabis revenue for Q1 topped $35.3 million

Curaleaf’s cannabis revenue for Q1 topped $35.3 million

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer

June 14, 2019


Filed under Culture

Cannabis extracts are growing in popularity and with the rise in demand comes a rise in Curaleaf's revenue. The cannabis company, which prides itself on producing clean and safe cannabis extracts, recently published it's Q1 earnings report. Based on the details of the report, Curaleaf's total revenue for Q1 2019 inflated at a year-over-year growth rate of 288 percent, growing from ...

Small-scale cannabis growers in California establish co-ops to cut costs and remain competitive

Small-scale cannabis growers in California establish co-ops to cut costs and remain competitive

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 14, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

Small cannabis cultivators in California are trying to keep up with large scale corporate cultivators. Moderately sized cannabis farmers are teaming up to establish cooperatives that could give them a competitive streak against large scale corporations. By dividing their operating costs, local sma...

Study: UC researchers claim cannabis consumers have less chance of dying from a heart attack

Study: UC researchers claim cannabis consumers have less chance of dying from a heart attack

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 14, 2019


Filed under Research

Many myths and misconceptions surrounding the cannabis plant are gradually being debunked, thanks to an emerging patchwork of research and scientific evidence. For instance, there was the stoner stereotype myth, which was dispelled by researchers from the University of Colorado (UC). Let's not forget ...

Cannabis firm MedMen finishes first $80 million funding round from Gotham Green

Cannabis firm MedMen finishes first $80 million funding round from Gotham Green

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 14, 2019


Filed under Culture

According to a press release published by MedMen Enterprises Inc. at the end of April, the cannabis company has finalized its initial $80 million funding round of a $250,000 cash injection from Gotham Green Partners. MedMen has “signed a binding term sheet for a senior secured convertible credi...

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