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Sales of medical cannabis in West Virginia delayed for at least another year

Sales of medical cannabis in West Virginia delayed for at least another year

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 15, 2019

Medical cannabis patients in West Virginia are still waiting to get their hands on plant-based medicines. Despite the fact that legalization was enacted in April of 2017, state lawmakers have left consumers and business owners on tenterhooks as the launch date remains unconfirmed. Cannabis advocacy...

Alabama Senate approves bill to legalize medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 13, 2019

At the end of April, a bill to legalize medical cannabis in Alabama was approved by the Senate committee. This was the second significant achievement for proponents of cannabis reform in the state during the span of just seven days. A week prior to the Senate committee vote, cannabis was decriminalized in Alabama. Th...

Attorney General Barr wants to tackle cannabis prohibition

Attorney General Barr wants to tackle cannabis prohibition

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 24, 2019

If you feel perplexed by the current situation surrounding America's pot laws, you're not the only one. A growing number of U.S. states are legalizing the plant either for medical purposes, recreational purposes or both. This has stirred up confusion amongst the cannabis community, due to the fact that ...

Oklahoma’s medicinal cannabis measure is approved by voters

Oklahoma’s medicinal cannabis measure is approved by voters

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 28, 2018

Voters have approved Oklahoma's medicinal cannabis measure. On Tuesday, June 26th, 56.8 percent of Oklahomans voted in favor of legalizing the plant for medical purposes. State Question No. 788 asked those who voted whether or not they think cannabis should be legalized for use, sale, and cultivation in the Sooner State. What do...

Legal recreational cannabis sales in Maine expected soon

Legal recreational cannabis sales in Maine expected soon

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 24, 2018

The Legislature has rescinded a veto by Gov. Paul LePage that could potentially speed up the process of legal recreational cannabis sales in Maine. As a result of the Legislature’s decision, Maine is on the right track to launching it's very own retail market for cannabis. LePage’s veto of cannab...

This plan could help stop Jeff Sessions from coming after cannabis

This plan could help stop Jeff Sessions from coming after cannabis

January 18, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor  A lot of people in the cannabis industry and beyond are worried about Attorney General Jeff Sessions using the Justice Department to come after legal cannabis. Sessions recently got rid of what was referred to as the “Cole memo,” which essentially said that the Departme...

Social cannabis regulations in Maine could allow drive-thru dispensary sales

Social cannabis regulations in Maine could allow drive-thru dispensary sales

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 25, 2017

If Maine’s proposed social cannabis regulations become law, it could allow consumers to purchase cannabis from dispensaries through a drive-thru window. The social cannabis committee’s bill would also allow consumers to purchase cannabis through the internet and set up a 20 percent sales tax rate f...

PNC Bank to close Marijuana Policy Project account

PNC Bank to close Marijuana Policy Project account

June 23, 2017

PNC Bank is closing the accounts of influential cannabis legalization group Marijuana Policy Project. "They have notified us that they intend to close it," MPP spokesman Mason Tvert told CNNMoney. "It's because we accept contributions from businesses or individuals who are involved with state regulate...

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