On Aug. 17, 2017, Nevada District Judge James Todd Russell lifted a temporary restraining order against the Nevada Department of Taxation that prevented the department from issuing recreational marijuana distribution licenses to businesses other than licensed alcohol distributors.
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Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry.
It looks like residents of the Pine Tree State will now have to wait several more months for recreational marijuana sales in Maine.
On Aug. 14, 2017, the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association released a report that calls for wide ranging rules and restrictions to be placed on the province’s recreational marijuana market once it becomes legal in 2018.
“Complex Live” sits down with Damian Marley, who just released his new album, “Stony Hill,” and discuss the reggae star’s promotion of medical marijuana.
In the state of Nevada, the issue of recreational marijuana distribution licenses is once again back in court. On Aug. 11, 2017, Nevada District Judge James Todd Russell issued an injunction against the Department of Taxation to prevent the issuance of distribution licenses to businesses other than alcohol distributors.
On Aug. 11, 2017, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced that it had issued a clarification on prohibited cannabis strain names in the state. The rules are intended to prevent strain names from appealing to minors and from misleading consumers.
On Aug. 10, 2017, the Nevada Department of Taxation determined that there is an insufficient number of alcohol distributors applying for recreational marijuana distribution licenses, paving the way for other players within the marijuana industry to participate.
Marijuana sales in Colorado, the first state in the nation to legalize recreational weed, surpassed $750 million during the first half of 2017, up about 25 percent compared to the first six months of 2016.
Comedian Tom Segura tells Conan how he can’t believe his son will grow up in a world where marijuana is sold at 7-Eleven.
Massachusetts officials promised a crackdown Thursday on marijuana-impaired driving as the state prepared for full implementation of the voter-approved law legalizing adult use of recreational pot.
The legal use of marijuana is the latest temptation available to tens of millions of people who visit Las Vegas each year. But the law mandates the legally bought marijuana be consumed in a private residence, which puts tourists in a tough spot.
On Aug. 7, 2017, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced that he would soon convene a blue ribbon panel to study the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana.
BOSTON, Aug. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) approved a resolution Monday urging that the Controlled Substances Act should be amended to remove marijuana from scheduling in order to give federally approved banks the ability to work with marijuana businesses.
With recreational marijuana now legal in Nevada, home of America’s gambling capital, the casino lobby wants federal marijuana banking guidance on how to deal with money connected to state-legal marijuana markets.
In the state of Maine, a proposal set forth by the legislature’s Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation aims to limit the amount of personal marijuana that can be grown on an individual’s property.
On Aug. 1, 2017, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, demanding the Department of Justice’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety release the recommendations Sessions had assigned it to develop, including its federal marijuana policy recommendations.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today called on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to release recommendations on marijuana, violent crime and immigration policies from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety.
According to the CDC, more and more parents are using marijuana. NBC News special anchor Maria Shriver visits with one group of marijuana moms who smoke pot every day, even at play dates with their kids, and claim it makes them better parents.
Recreational marijuana is now legal in Nevada — but the rollout isn’t exactly going according to plan. Marijuana producers are allowed to take every step involved in bringing cannabis from the soil to the store, except for one: distribution. That means vertically integrated companies have to hire third-party distributors just to move marijuana down their own hallway.
With the divide between state and federal marijuana laws growing more untenable, one United States Congresswoman hopes to bridge the gap between the two.
Although the hype has worn off when it comes to Canadian marijuana companies, major growth prospects still exist in this newly emerging industry.
Colorado’s legal recreational cannabis sales commenced in 2014, but not every municipality chose to embrace the retail market, so a Colorado Springs retail cannabis market has yet to materialize; however, some citizens are looking to change that.
While the Golden State is preparing for the rollout of recreational legalization, it’s already having to address the issue of a California cannabis surplus.
It’s been a hot button issue for years, but action in Michigan to legalize recreational marijuana has hit the ground running.
A Nevada judge has denied a request by the Independent Alcohol Distributors of Nevada to block emergency regulations allowing the state to temporarily issue recreational marijuana distribution licenses.
Over the weekend, a Maine medical marijuana dispensary gained national attention after offering a unique reward for community service. Dubbed “Weed for Weeds,” Summit Medical Marijuana, a dispensary in Gardiner, offered free marijuana to legal adults willing to collect trash from around the area.
You don’t have to be Nostradamus to successfully predict that more states will legalize marijuana — whether for medicinal use only or for recreational use.
With the upcoming implementation of Proposition 64 on Jan. 1, 2018, the California State Association of Counties, the Rural County Representatives of California and the Urban Counties of California joined forces to co-sponsor the California Counties Cannabis Summit on July 19, 2017, in Sacramento, to get on the same page.
As the legalization of recreational marijuana sales nears, a Maine legislative panel has spent months pondering the best way to tax pot to bring in state revenue, fund regulatory enforcement and discourage the illicit market.
Marijuana safety is a major concern for the Maine lawmakers, who want to make sure all marijuana is tested before hitting retail shelves. On July 20, 2017, the Maine House approved a bill that would require the Department of Agriculture to create testing facilities for marijuana.
After blowing past several self-imposed deadlines, the Massachusetts legislature has finally reached a consensus on how to regulate recreational marijuana.
These days, cannabis is Colorado’s cash crop. In the three-and-a-half years since the state began allowing adults to purchase marijuana for recreational use, cannabis has contributed more than half a billion dollars in tax revenue to both state and local coffers.
On July 18, 2017, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to create the Office of Cannabis. Consisting of three employees, the new department will be responsible for approving permits for recreational cannabis dispensaries in the city.
With Uruguay becoming the first country in the world to regulate recreational cannabis production and sales, Uruguayan pharmacies are playing a critical role in world cannabis history.
From July 12-14, 2017, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board met to address several agenda items, including onsite marijuana consumption. While the MCB previously tabled the issue this past February, the board voted 3-2 last week to approve the creation of regulations for onsite marijuana consumption at recreational marijuana stores.
With legalized recreational marijuana sales fast approaching, San Francisco is set to create a new Office of Cannabis to handle cannabis permits and complaints and serve as a centralized resource for the public and businesses.
State House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Monday on the state’s voter-approved Massachusetts marijuana law that would allow retail pot sales to be taxed at a maximum 20 percent rate.
According to Emily Wilson, some medical patients across the valley can’t afford the price gouge on Nevada marijuana and are turning to the streets for cheaper prices.
Tourists and locals alike flocked to Nevada dispensaries after the state greenlit the sale of recreational marijuana, but less than two weeks later dispensaries across the state are facing a major problem: a lack of marijuana. On July 13, 2017, an emergency regulation was approved in an effort to solve the Nevada marijuana shortage and keep businesses open.
The chief executive of licensed marijuana producer Aphria Inc. is calling on his competitors to disclose and reduce their production costs well in advance of the coming legal recreational market.
Wisconsin marijuana legalization has been given new life. On July 13, 2017, Wisconsin Rep. Melissa Sargent held a press conference to announce the introduction of a bill aimed at legalizing both medical and recreational marijuana in the state, marking the third time a marijuana legalization bill has been introduced in the Wisconsin State Legislature.
MADISON, Wisc., July 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today State Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) hosted a press conference at the Wisconsin State Capitol to announce LRB-2457, legislation to legalize marijuana in Wisconsin.
Is Facebook taking a stand against Alaska dispensaries? Some dispensary owners in the state of Alaska think that might be the case.
On July 11, 2017, members of the Anchorage Assembly voted and approved a resolution to ask the Alaska Marijuana Control Board to support onsite consumption for locals and visiting tourists.
Entrepreneur, producer and edible cannabis Elise McRoberts talks to Bay Sunday about the upcoming Norcal Canna Cuisine Gala.
A Michigan marijuana campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in the state has reached a significant milestone. On July 10, 2017, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol announced that its petition to put legalization on the 2018 ballot had earned more than 100,000 signatures.
After nearly a week of sales, Nevada dispensaries are on the verge of running out of marijuana. On July 7, 2017, it was announced that Gov. Brian Sandoval had endorsed a “statement of emergency” issued by the state Department of Taxation, giving the department the latitude to adopt emergency regulations aimed at fixing the marijuana shortage.
Organa Brands is setting itself up to be the best and biggest nation-wide cannabis company. This multi-brand company posts top line sales of over $100 million.
In New York, recreational marijuana-use is still illegal, but some New York lawmakers think that it is close to changing.