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Cannabis Business Alliance CBA and Research Traffic Incidents

CBA Statement: More Research and Proper Coding Needed to Determine the True Impact of Legal Cannabis in Traffic Incidents

CBA Statement: More Research and Proper Coding Needed to Determine the True Impact of Legal Cannabis in Traffic Incidents

DENVER, June 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) has released a statement in response to a recent insurance study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) linking the legalization of recreational marijuana with an increase in car crashes reported to insurers.

Mandatory Testing Health Canada Cannabis Use

Statement from the Minister of Health on the ‘Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines’

OTTAWA, Ont., June 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — I welcome the publication of the “Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines” today in the American Journal of Public Health. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research supported the development of these Guidelines through funding provided to the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse.

Vermont Legalization Bill Blocked by House of Representatives

Vermont Legalization Bill Blocked by House of Representatives

Vermont will have to wait another year until recreational marijuana is legalized. During a special veto session, which took place on June 21, 2017, the Vermont House of Representatives voted to block consideration of a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana.

Report: Crown Corporation Should Sell New Brunswick Recreational Cannabis

Report: Crown Corporation Should Sell New Brunswick Recreational Cannabis

Canada’s recreational cannabis legalization is planned for a rollout in July 2018, but provinces and territories are in charge of drafting and establishing jurisdiction-specific rules, so they’ve been working hard to create rules that fall within the country’s legalization framework.

New Jersey Recreational Marijuana Bill Gets Committee Hearing

New Jersey Recreational Marijuana Bill Gets Committee Hearing

Democratic lawmakers in the Garden State are making moves on a New Jersey recreational marijuana bill. On June 19, 2017, the state Senate Judiciary Committee held a formal hearing on S-3195, a bill that would legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana in the state.

Massachusetts Senate Introduces Proposal to Preserve Current Recreational Marijuana Tax Rate

Massachusetts Senate Introduces Proposal to Preserve Current Recreational Marijuana Tax Rate

On June 16, 2017, the Massachusetts Senate introduced an outline to a bill that preserves the current tax rate on retail marijuana sales. The proposal is in stark contrast to the measure put forth by the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Vermont Governor Thinks Legalization Deal Still Achievable Before Veto Session

Vermont Governor Thinks Legalization Deal Still Achievable Before Veto Session

Vermont just might get another chance at legalizing recreational marijuana. According to the Associated Press, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has said that he still thinks it’s possible to reach a legalization deal before the legislature meets for a special two-day veto session.

Black Marijuana Magazine

Black Marijuana Magazine Now Launched!

ATLANTA, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — BLACK Marijuana Magazine is pleased to announce the inaugural launch of its new magazine on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. We invite all African American recreational cannabis consumers to subscribe at www.blackmjmagazine.com.

Massachusetts’ Recreational Marijuana Proposal Seeks Higher Taxes

Massachusetts’ Recreational Marijuana Proposal Seeks Higher Taxes

Lawmakers reviewing the Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana law plan to recommend sharply higher taxes and more control for city and town officials over retail pot shops in their communities, according to a copy of a House proposal obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

Toronto Board of Health Wants Canadian Cannabis Decriminalization Now

Toronto Board of Health Wants Canadian Cannabis Decriminalization Now

Canadian cannabis decriminalization has earned the support of Toronto’s Board of Health. On June 12, 2017, the board voted unanimously to request that the Government of Canada immediately decriminalize the possession of cannabis for personal use.

California Cannabis Study: State's Legal Market Poised for $5 Billion Windfall

California Cannabis Study: State’s Legal Market Poised for $5 Billion Windfall

As the Golden State prepares to roll out new medical and recreational regulations on Jan. 1, 2018, a recent California cannabis study has estimated that all of that preparation will result in a $5 billion windfall for the state’s legal market.

Medical Marijuana Advocates Worry Pot Price Spike Coming to California

Medical Marijuana Advocates Worry Pot Price Spike Coming to California

In 2016, more than 750,000 people in the state of California were registered medical marijuana users, making up nearly 2 percent of the state’s population. So what will change for the medical industry since the legalization of marijuana? Prices.

Los Angeles Issues Dispensary Map, Draft Business Regs and Zoning Ordinance

Los Angeles Issues Dispensary Map, Draft Business Regs and Zoning Ordinance

In the span of two days, the City of Los Angeles has taken three important steps toward regulating its legal cannabis market—issuing a cannabis dispensary map, draft commercial cannabis regulations and a proposed zoning ordinance.

City Controller Ron Galperin Maps Marijuana Dispensaries

City Controller Ron Galperin Maps Marijuana Dispensaries; Advocates for Enforcement to Protect Neighborhoods and to Collect Taxes Due

LOS ANGELES, June 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — With legal recreational marijuana coming to California in January 2018, Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin released a map showing the status of medical marijuana dispensaries in the City, along with suggestions on how to better ensure that the businesses pay taxes and comply with local regulations intended to protect residents and customers.

Los Angeles County Cannabis Ban Extended to Unincorporated Areas

Los Angeles County Cannabis Ban Extended to Unincorporated Areas

On June 6, 2017, a Los Angeles County cannabis ban was extended after a unanimous vote by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The regulations call for a ban on commercial cannabis businesses in unincorporated areas and also include new rules for personal cultivation.

Green bubble? Cannabis investors on white-knuckle ride as share prices fall

Green Bubble? Cannabis Investors on White-Knuckle Ride as Share Prices Fall

Canadian marijuana stocks have been on a punishing slide for three straight months despite a temporary blip of investor fever in April that sent share prices soaring to record highs as Ottawa tabled legislation to legalize pot.

Tobacco Industry Wants Marijuana Monopoly in Massachusetts

Tobacco Industry Wants Marijuana Monopoly in Massachusetts

In an attempt to gain a foothold in Massachusetts’ burgeoning recreational marijuana industry, the tobacco industry wants marijuana producers to distribute their products through its members.

North American Marijuana Index Drops 15% in May, Worst Performing Month in Over a Year

North American Marijuana Index Drops 15% in May, Worst Month in Over a Year

The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the U.S. and Canada, decreased 15% in May as stocks sold off in both markets. This marks the worst performing month for the North American Marijuana Index since December 2015.

Nevada Court Ruling Threatens to Delay the Early Sale of Recreational Marijuana

Nevada Court Ruling Threatens to Delay the Early Sale of Recreational Marijuana

The early sale of recreational marijuana in the state of Nevada is in danger of being delayed. On May 30, 2017, a Nevada district court judge issued a temporary restraining order that prevents the Department of Taxation from issuing marijuana distribution licenses.

WSLCB and Suquamish Tribe Compact and Draft Rules and Franwell

Franwell Selected as Apparent Successful Vendor for Marijuana Traceability Replacement

OLYMPIA, Wash., May 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) today announced its selection of technology company Franwell as the Apparent Successful Vendor (ASV) to replace the existing seed-to-sale traceability system in Washington State.

Oregon Assesses Marijuana Employment Growth

Marijuana Employment Seeing Rapid Growth in Oregon

On May 23, 2017, the Oregon Employment Department’s Workforce and Economic Research Division released the most recent results of its marijuana employment tracking, identifying rapid growth in the recreational sector.

Vermont Governor Has Vetoed Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Vermont Governor Has Vetoed Recreational Marijuana Legalization

On May 24, 2017, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott vetoed recreational marijuana legalization. Scott announced his decision during a press conference, citing concerns over health and public safety as his main reasons for vetoing S. 22, the legalization legislation that had been approved by the state legislature.

California’s New Cannabis Rules: The End of the Beginning?

California’s New Cannabis Rules: The End of the Beginning?

All three of the California agencies charged with implementation of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act released their initial draft of new cannabis rules on April 28, 2017. This long-awaited event puts some meat on the ‘til-now skeletal ideas of what is going to happen in California as the expansion of the state-legal cannabis industry into adult recreational use moves forward.

Standards Council: Cops Cannot Participate in Alaskan Marijuana Industry

Standards Council: Cops Cannot Participate in Alaskan Marijuana Industry

On May 18, 2017, the Alaska Police Standards Council announced that state and local law enforcement officers are not allowed to participate in the Alaskan marijuana industry, stating that it is “incompatible with the law enforcement profession.”

South Dakota Marijuana Legalization Petition Approved by State Attorney General

South Dakota Marijuana Legalization Petition Approved by State Attorney General

A South Dakota marijuana legalization petition has been approved by Attorney General Marty Jackley. On May 17, 2017, Jackley issued an Attorney General Explanation for the legalization initiative that aims to legalize all quantities of marijuana and have the South Dakota Department of Agriculture establish a regulatory system for recreational marijuana.

Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure to Legalize All Quantities of Marijuana

PIERRE, S.D., May 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed initiated measure has been filed with the Secretary of State.

Oregon Economic Forecast Gives First-Ever Recreational Marijuana Outlook

Oregon Economic Forecast Gives First-Ever Recreational Marijuana Outlook

On May 16, 2017, the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis issued its quarterly Oregon Economic and Revenue Forecast, with the forecast giving a recreational marijuana outlook for the first time in the forecast’s history.

Proposed Connecticut Budget Bill Adds Cannabis Legalization

Proposed Connecticut Budget Bill Adds Cannabis Legalization

In a Connecticut budget bill introduced on May 16, 2017, Democrats included legalizing, regulating and taxing recreational marijuana. According to the Marijuana Policy Project, the proposal would allow adults 21 and older to buy marijuana from dispensaries.

Sen. Scutari Unveils Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in NJ

Sen. Scutari Unveils Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in New Jersey

Sen. Nick Scutari unveiled a 60-page bill to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana use in New Jersey, saying the state spends $127 million a year on enforcement efforts that do not work.


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