With nearly 20 million residents and millions of touriest, New York’s recreational use marijuana market will be easily worth billions of dollars.
Cannabis reform, long regarded as a West Coast phenomenon, has steadily spread to the East, Midwest, and in 2019, throughout key southeastern U.S. states where lawmakers are embracing lighter restrictions.
Medical marijuana can officially be carried during air travel. The TSA now specifically permits "products/medications that contain hemp-derived CBD or are approved by the FDA."
The latest effort to allow military veterans legal access to cannabis arrives in the form of three bills introduced in Congress in May 2019.
Some Republican senators say there is a chance that Senator Mike Crapo, who chairs the Senate Banking Committee, will schedule legislation aimed at increasing marijuana businesses’ access to financial services for a hearing in his panel if it passes the House of Representatives.
Michigan’s legal marijuana market is poised to become one of the strongest the country and could outpace Colorado in sales, according to a new study. By early next year, the state’s first recreational marijuana dispensaries are expected to open. With strong sales in the medical cannabis market, Michigan’s recreational market is expected to grow three-fold between 2020 and 2023, with annual sales reaching $650 million, according to “Crossing the Mississippi: U.S. Cannabis Market Report 2019” by Brightfield Group, which examines the budding marijuana industry.
“Even in the Canadian Football League, where they don’t test for marijuana, prescription drugs are a dime a dozen in the locker rooms,” he said. “They hand them out like candy corn and that's an unfortunate thing.”