Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Retail Delayed Again

Retail sales of cannabis will not begin in Massachusetts on July 1 as planned, it was announced this week. Steven Hoffman, chairman of the state’s Cannabis Control Commission (CCC), told local media that regulators have not yet licensed an independent testing laboratory for recreational marijuana. He said the CCC has not received any completed applications

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Snoop Dogg’s VC and Imperial Tobacco Investing in Cannabis Biotech

Snoop Dogg’s venture capital firm Casa Verde Capital and Imperial Tobacco will invest $10 million in U.K. research firm Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies, it was announced today. Snoop is founder and general partner of Casa Verde Capital, a cannabis-focused investment company that launched in 2015. Oxford Cannabis Technologies is a biomedical startup that is researching cannabinoids

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New Regulations May Spark Canada’s Craft Cannabis Revolution

While legalization in Canada is delayed until October 17th, 2018, Canadians are celebrating as micro-licenses are finally coming out, ushering in the second wave of legalization. These micro-licenses are revolutionary for the industry, including smaller cultivators and processors more able to adapt to local consumer demand. Additionally, black-market genetics will finally be regulated, opening up

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Chuck Schumer Introduces Bill to Federally Decriminalize Marijuana

In the newest development on the cannabis legislation front, Chuck Schumer introduced a bill to federally decriminalize marijuana. Although his proposal would not make weed fully legal, it could be a significant step toward relaxing national prohibition laws. Chuck Schumer’s New Bill New York Senator Chuck Schumer introduced a new bill yesterday. The centerpiece of

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Where is Marijuana Legal in the US?

The land of maple, niceness, and hockey has become the first G7 nation to federally legalize recreational cannabis. But here in the land of the stars and stripes, it’s a little trickier to know where is weed legal. Sure, nine pot-progressive states where recreational weed is legal have set an example for legalization and its benefits. Still,

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Tennessee Lawmakers Naming Restrictive Cannabis Bill After Trump

Two Tennessee lawmakers have named a medicinal cannabis bill they are writing after President Donald Trump. Rep. Bryan Terry, R-Murfreesboro, and Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, announced this week that they will once again attempt to pass medical marijuana legislation. They have named their new bill the Tennessee Responsible Use of Medicinal Plants Act, or TRUMP Act.

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California Dispensaries Having Blow-Out Sales Ahead of July 1st Regulations

California cannabis dispensaries are having blow-out sales in preparation for new state regulations that take effect July 1. The retailers are clearing their shelves of items that do not comply with testing, labeling, packaging, and other requirements. Businesses must destroy any product not in compliance with Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) regulations remaining on Sunday. Some

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All the Obstacles to Marijuana Legalization in New York

Long a bastion of social progress and cultural experimentation, New York State — home to New York City and the birthplace of High Times — lags painfully behind when it comes to legalized weed. The winds of change are undoubtedly blowing in the right direction. The governor recently commissioned a study by the State Health

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“Permit Patty” Steps Down as CEO of Cannabis Company

Alison Ettel, now better known as “Permit Patty,” has announced that she is stepping down as CEO of TreatWell Health, a cannabis company specializing in CBD edibles and tinctures. Ettel’s announcement comes just days after a video of her reporting an 8-year-old girl to the police for “selling water without a permit” went viral on

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Oklahoma Votes in Favor of Medical Marijuana

Oklahoma voters approved a medical marijuana initiative in a statewide election yesterday. Votes in favor of State Question 788 (SQ 788) totaled 56 percent of the ballots cast, while 43 percent opposed the measure. SQ 788 legalizes cannabis for medicinal use and establishes a regulatory framework for a legal supply chain. Unlike medicinal cannabis legislation

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