Less than three years after the first licensed recreational marijuana retailers began doing business in Massachusetts, regulated cannabis dispensaries have rung up more than $2 billion in adult-use cannabis sales, state officials announced on Wednesday.
Missouri Advocates File Ballot Initiative to Legalize Cannabis
Advocates in Missouri have filed a ballot initiative to legalize cannabis for adults in the state and now must collect 175,000 signatures to put the issue to voters during next year’s midterm elections.
Governor of Colorado Pens Letter Urging Legitimate Cannabis Banking
As Democrats in Congress appear eager to finally tackle comprehensive marijuana reform, Colorado Governor Jared Polis hopes they address one particular cannabis policy first.
USDA Launches National Survey Of 20,000 Hemp Farmers To Inform Policy And Industry Stakeholders
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is moving forward with a large-scale survey to gain insight into the hemp market that’s emerged since the crop was federally legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill.
Marijuana tourism is evolving in Aurora and Denver with legal tour buses, lounges
Aurora flung open the doors on the next — and perhaps final — frontier in the world of legal cannabis in Colorado, giving initial approval this week for smoking lounges, tasting rooms and tour buses filled with stoned customers.
New Jersey Cannabis Brand to Provide Cannabis Prisoners with Commissary Fund
New Jersey-based cannabis company REEForm NJ is launching an initiative that will see a portion of the proceeds from every sale of its products in the Garden State sent directly into the commissary accounts of individuals serving time in the state for non-violent cannabis crimes, Bezinga reports.
Legal Pot Delivery Sales Launch in Denver, Colorado
Strawberry Fields and Doobba are kicking off delivery sales for the public today in Denver, much to the joy of stoners.
Arizona Introduces Social Equity Classes for Cannabis Businesses
For some prospective marijuana dispensary owners in Arizona, class is now in session.
NBA Star Kevin Durant Partners with Weedmaps to Focus on Destigmatizing Cannabis
National Basketball Association player Kevin Durant is partnering with Weedmaps to destigmatize cannabis with a series of podcasts and video content under his Boardroom media banner, ESPN reports.
Poll: Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Tried Cannabis
Nearly half of U.S. adults—49%—have tried cannabis, according to a Gallup poll, which also found 12% of U.S. adults use it regularly.
PharmaCann Planning IPO with Potential Valuation of $1B+
New York-based cannabis firm PharmaCann is planning an initial public offering that could value the company at over $1 billion, according to a Reuters report citing sources familiar with the plan.
Wisconsin Lawmakers Push to Legalize Cannabis
Wisconsin Senator Melissa Agard wants to finally legalize marijuana in Wisconsin.
These States Could Have Marijuana And Psychedelics Legalization On The Ballot In 2022
Marijuana reform has advanced in numerous state legislatures in the first half of 2021, with lawmakers enacting four new legalization laws so far this year.
Cannabis Research Provisions Included in Senate-Approved Infrastructure Bill
Included in the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill are provisions that would let researchers study cannabis from state-licensed dispensaries instead of the low-grade cannabis grown at government facilities.
Study: 15% of Remote Employees Used Cannabis While Working
According to an American Marijuana study, 15% of remote employees worked from home under the influence of cannabis and the majority of those employees reported decreased stress and increased creativity.