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61% of Massachusetts Residents Favor Cannabis Legalization

According to a University of Massachusetts-Amherst and WCVB poll published Monday, 61% of Bay Staters had a favorable view of cannabis legalization five years after voters approved the reforms. The poll found 37% who had a “very positive” view of legalization along with 24% who had a “somewhat positive” view. The poll found 25% of

2021-11-30T17:20:53+00:00November 30th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on 61% of Massachusetts Residents Favor Cannabis Legalization

Cannabis Reform Ballot Question Bills Pre-Filed in Kentucky

Kentucky state Rep. Nima Kulkarni (D) on Monday pre-filed bills to decriminalize cannabis possession in the state and to allow voters the opportunity to entrench broader reforms, including adult-use sales, in the state constitution, the River City News reports. Kulkarni said she was sponsoring the bills for three reasons — the impact of the unequal

2021-11-30T18:24:44+00:00November 30th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Cannabis Reform Ballot Question Bills Pre-Filed in Kentucky

Study: Police Solve More Violent Crimes After Cannabis Legalization

The legalization of adult-use cannabis is associated with increased clearance rates for varying types of violent crimes according to a study soon to be published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, outlined by NORML. Researchers from the University of Utah and the University of China looked at crime clearance rates in Oregon and control

2021-11-29T17:27:26+00:00November 29th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Study: Police Solve More Violent Crimes After Cannabis Legalization

South Dakota Supreme Court Strikes Down Voter-Approved Legalization Initiative

The South Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against the state’s successful cannabis legalization voter initiative, the Associated Press reports. Officially, the high court upheld a lower court’s February ruling that the initiative, which sought to legalize the plant through a constitutional amendment, violated a state requirement that constitutional amendments can only address a single

2021-11-26T19:18:32+00:00November 26th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on South Dakota Supreme Court Strikes Down Voter-Approved Legalization Initiative

Florida Bill Would Regulate Delta-8 and Overhaul Medical Cannabis

A bill in Florida would place strict limits on THC potency of synthetic and hemp extracts, such as delta-8 THC, and include other reforms to the state’s medical cannabis law, Florida Politics reports. The bill’s sponsors, Democratic Rep. Andrew Learned and Republican Rep. Spencer Roach describe the proposal as the “first major update” to the

2021-11-24T16:24:35+00:00November 24th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Florida Bill Would Regulate Delta-8 and Overhaul Medical Cannabis

Massachusetts Adult-Use Sales Reach $2.3B

The Massachusetts Cannabis Commission (CCC) announced the state sold $2.3 billion worth of cannabis in the three years since the first adult-use dispensaries opened in 2018, the Boston Herald reports. Voters legalized adult-use cannabis in Massachusetts in 2016. “That’s a pretty phenomenal number and you know, I think on top of the numbers, one of

2021-11-23T20:19:40+00:00November 23rd, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Massachusetts Adult-Use Sales Reach $2.3B

Report Highlights the Benefits of Centralized Purchasing for Cannabis Brands

As a cannabis business grows, the processes for procuring the basic supplies necessary to operate are often left to employees to run manually — as needed, as opposed to on a schedule. The workflows for acquiring things like vape cartridges, custom packaging, receipt rolls, and other ongoing essentials are usually enacted independently of each other,

2021-11-22T16:22:26+00:00November 22nd, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Report Highlights the Benefits of Centralized Purchasing for Cannabis Brands

Germany’s Coalition Government Commits to Legalizing Cannabis

Germany’s incoming coalition government of the Social Democrats (SPD), Green party, and Free Democrats (FDP) signaled this week they intend to pass adult-use cannabis legislation, Deutsche Welle reports. Party representatives said on Thursday they will be working to legislate the “controlled distribution of cannabis to adults for recreational purposes in licensed shops.” According to lawmakers,

2021-11-19T16:18:39+00:00November 19th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Germany’s Coalition Government Commits to Legalizing Cannabis

Schumer: ‘We Don’t Want the Big Boys’ in the Cannabis Industry

In an interview with New York’s top cannabis regulator, Tremaine Wright, on Black Enterprise’s “Green Enterprise,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) said that the lawmakers behind his federal cannabis bill “don’t want the big boys to come in” to the cannabis industry once federal reforms are approved. “We don’t want the big boys to

2021-11-19T17:21:19+00:00November 19th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Schumer: ‘We Don’t Want the Big Boys’ in the Cannabis Industry

U.S. Cannabis Council and Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Launch Cannabis Internship Program

The U.S. Cannabis Council and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation this week launched the Pathways to the C-Suite Internship program, which partners Black college seniors and one-year post-bachelor degree graduates with some of the nation’s top executives in the private sector to experience how public policy is influenced and developed at every level of the

2021-11-19T18:30:45+00:00November 19th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on U.S. Cannabis Council and Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Launch Cannabis Internship Program
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