On Oct. 6, 2017, California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed three pieces of legislation related to regulating the state’s legal recreational cannabis market.
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Colorado cannabis sales are on track to reach an all-time high at record speed, with cannabis having already banked $1 billion in sales within the first eight months of 2017.
On Oct. 6, 2017, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge rejected the language of a ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.
On Oct. 3, 2017, the Nevada Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding a dispute over the distribution rights of recreational marijuana in the state of Nevada. The case is the culmination of months of back and forth between the state’s Department of Taxation and the Independent Alcohol Distributors of Nevada.
Nearly three years after Oregon voters voted to legalize marijuana for adult use, several groups are reaping the benefits.
While Bluegrass State hemp has been growing since 2014, Kentucky legalization has yet to take root; however, one state senator is hoping to change that.
California’s cash crop is sprouting a new kind of green: “cannabis careers.”
On Oct. 4, 2017, the Delaware legislature’s Adult Use Cannabis Task Force met for the second time. Hoping to help craft a legalization bill that would pass the state legislature and gain gubernatorial approval, the group is responsible for determining the potential impacts of cannabis legalization.
Folks in the cannabis industry fear that cultivation, production and retail regulations could drive up the price of weed just when consumers are able to buy in stores without a doctor’s recommendation.
When the province of Alberta announced that it was surveying the public on Alberta cannabis regulations, it didn’t know that more than 45,000 residents would submit their opinions on the matter.
EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Alberta Cannabis Framework proposes who will be able to buy and use cannabis once it is legal, where they will be able to buy it and where they will be allowed to use it.
Scientists. Tax collectors. Typists. Analysts. Lawyers. And more scientists. Recreational marijuana use becomes legal in California in 2018, and one of the things to blossom in the emerging industry isn’t green and leafy – it’s government jobs.
While Canada is planning to delay the roll out of recreational cannabis edibles for regulatory reasons, it may give stakeholders the added benefit of having extra time to master their formulations for what may become a booming market segment.
It’s no secret that the advent of Colorado cannabis legalization increased demand for industrial real estate, but how has it affected housing prices?
Manitoba is studying whether to involve the private sector in rolling out sales of marijuana in the Canadian province — a contrast to Ontario’s plan to sell the drug in government-run stores.
HALIFAX, N.S., Sept. 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A new study from Dalhousie University found that 46% of Canadians would try cannabis-infused food products if they became available on the market.
MADISON, Wisc., Sept. 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In November of 2012, twelve years after legalizing medical marijuana, Colorado voters approved a measure to legalize recreational marijuana use. The state adopted a model that allowed only existing marijuana dispensaries to convert to retail establishments.
On Sept. 25, 2017, a Los Angeles City Council committee approved revised draft regulations for the city’s cannabis industry. While the original draft regulations were released on June 8, the revised version wasn’t released until Sept. 22, giving industry members little time to prepare for the meeting on Sept. 25.
As the Golden State readies for the rollout of recreational cannabis on Jan. 1, 2018, some are preparing for a windfall of revenue from California cannabis taxes and others are preparing to continue competing with the black market.
NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — California’s high cannabis taxes will encourage black market sales and limit potential local government revenues from this new market, Fitch Ratings says.
What is the difference between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana? Watch this video from Dr. Oz to find the answer to this question and others.
While cannabis regulations have already been proposed for Ontario and New Brunswick, British Columbia cannabis regulations have yet to take shape; however, on Sept. 25, 2017, the provincial government announced that it is now collecting public input on how it should sell and regulate the substance.
VANCOUVER, B.C., Sept. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Government is inviting British Columbians to share their views about how the Province can keep young people, neighbourhoods and roads safe after Canada legalizes non-medical cannabis next year.
A majority of Pennsylvania voters support legalizing recreational marijuana in the state, according to a recent poll published by Franklin & Marshall College.
On Sept. 19, 2017, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed an Executive Order requiring the Gaming Policy Committee to reconvene to talk cannabis policy by Dec. 15.
CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Brian Sandoval today announced he has signed an Executive Order reconvening the Gaming Policy Committee to gather information, engage in discussion, and provide recommendations on policies related to the potential interactions between Nevada’s gaming industry and the state’s fledgling marijuana industry.
With Ontario and New Brunswick having already announced plans for selling recreational cannabis in July 2018, prospective stakeholders in Canada’s remaining provinces are eyeing potential entry points.
“This is going to be bigger than bingo,” James Billie told CNN over the summer. A former chief of the Seminole, whose company MCW gives financing and legal counsel to American Indian tribes to help them grow and sell marijuana on their land, Billie could barely contain his excitement.
The ongoing drama over who can distribute recreational marijuana in the state of Nevada is now heading before the Nevada Supreme Court.
On Sept. 15, 2017, the Canadian province of New Brunswick announced during a news conference that Organigram (TSXV:OGI) and Canopy Growth (TSX: WEED), both already licensed producers in Canada’s medical marijuana program, will distribute recreational marijuana to retail stores established by a newly created provincial crown corporation.
With recreational marijuana set to become legal in California in just a few months, this year’s Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo was bigger than ever.
Canada’s justice ministers are asking for clarity and support as they scramble to organize and police an entirely new marijuana industry in less than 10 months.
The cannabis industry has lit up in the last year, including weed delivery startup Eaze, which just raised $27 million in Series B financing and claims a 300 percent year-over-year increase in gross sales.
On Sept. 13, 2017, Juan Andrés Roballo, head of Uruguay’s National Drug Board, announced in a press conference that the country is establishing new cannabis retail stores dedicated to cash-only sales of cannabis because most banks are refusing to work with pharmacies involved in the country’s legal cannabis industry.
In Nevada, state health officials are gearing up to launch a public information campaign to dissuade expectant mothers from using marijuana during pregnancy.
New Jersey reaped billions from slot machines and blackjack tables in the decades before casino fever jumped state lines. With Atlantic City’s gambling heyday now past, politicians in the Garden State are aiming to grab marijuana’s riches while neighbors again play catch-up.
While Maine marijuana regulation has faced delays, the Pine Tree State finally has a regulatory draft to show for itself.
OLYMPIA, Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) will hold a public hearing on Wed. Oct. 4, 2017, to receive public input on whether the State should allow home grows of recreational marijuana.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Smoking or consuming marijuana in any form while driving or riding in vehicles will be specifically prohibited by law in California come January 1 under a bill by Senator Jerry Hill that Governor Brown signed Monday.
While Canada’s House of Commons is hashing out the details of legalization, stakeholders have been trying to determine how many recreational cannabis consumers will participate in the legal market and now there’s a new report to help them.
When retail outlets in California finally get permission to start selling recreational marijuana at the start of 2018, thanks to a vote last year, there’s one notable way they won’t be able to deliver the drug—by drone.
On Sept. 11, 2017, Canada’s House of Commons health committee returned to Parliament Hill in Ottawa to begin the first of five full-day hearings on Canadian cannabis legalization.
On Sept. 8, 2017, Ontario became the first province to reveal its plans to regulate Canadian cannabis, proposing to handle it in a fashion similar to that of tobacco and alcohol.
OTTAWA, Ont., Sept. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Canada, and the licenced producers of medical cannabis that it represents, share the Province’s commitment to ensuring adult Ontarians have access to safe, regulated cannabis products and support the Government’s decision to make clear its intentions regarding the distribution and retail of recreational cannabis.
According to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health, teenage marijuana use has fallen to its lowest point in nearly two decades.
TORONTO, Ont., Sept. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In response to the federal government’s plan to legalize cannabis by July 2018, Ontario is committing to a safe and sensible framework to govern the lawful use and retail of recreational cannabis as a carefully controlled substance within the province.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ –Today the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched a health information and education campaign about what’s legal in California and potential health impacts of cannabis use.
Governor Phil Scott today issued Executive Order 15-17, establishing the Governor’s Marijuana Advisory Commission, charged with recommending a comprehensive approach to addressing health, safety, regulatory and infrastructure needs when considering legalized marijuana use.
From stoned driving to the taxation of marijuana, Delaware would face multiple vexing challenges if lawmakers ever legalize recreational cannabis use, and a state task force is getting ready to dig into those issues.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Bureau of Cannabis Control released its California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Proposed Program study to the public today.