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Fri
04
Jan

A Las Vegas dispensary just sold the most expensive marijuana product ever

When people go to Las Vegas, they expect to lose money whether it's through gambling or restaurants or clubs or anything else the city offers. But one person decided their trip to Vegas was not complete without dropping five figures on a blunt, writes Joseph Misulonas

Thu
03
Jan

Will a new democratic congress help make marijuana dreams a reality?

Washington D.C. is on the heels of a major shake-up this month, write Alexander Lekhtman. As President Donald Trump nears the third year of his term, the 116th Congress will begin session on January 3 with new Democratic control of the House of Representatives (235 of 435 seats) and strengthened Republican control of the Senate (53 of 100 seats).

Thu
03
Jan

Will Minnesota approve recreational marijuana in 2019?

It's a buzzy headline for Forbes: "These States Are Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2019," with Minnesota as one of the top states on the list.

Forbes cites Governor-elect Tim Walz's stated support for legal weed as the chief reason, and points out Walz was the first to get a cannabis bill passed through a committee in Congress.

So is Minnesota really ready to let people light up?

Thu
03
Jan

How cannabis equity programs are shaping the industry’s future

The face of cannabis will soon be defined, writes Zack Ruskin. 

Thu
03
Jan

Gift of pot? Marijuana businesses work in Michigan law's gray area

Selling marijuana won’t be legal for another year in Michigan, but entrepreneurs are seeing green with a loophole in the new law.

Since recreational marijuana became legal Dec. 6, a few have made hundreds, even thousands, of dollars by selling overpriced inexpensive goods such as snacks, T-shirts and chocolates with a “gift” of marijuana. They agree their businesses operate in a gray area under state law, leaving law enforcement waiting for the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Department to clarify the statute's language.

Thu
03
Jan

Now for the hard part: Getting Californians to buy legal weed

A billion dollars of tax revenue, the taming of the black market, the convenience of retail cannabis stores throughout the state — these were some of the promises made by proponents of marijuana legalization in California, writes Thomas Fuller of The New York Times.

One year after the start of recreational sales, they are still just promises.

California’s experiment in legalization is mired by debates over regulation and hamstrung by cities and towns that do not want cannabis businesses on their streets.

Thu
03
Jan

New college class will examine how the media portrays marijuana

Several colleges and universities have recently begun offer classes revolving around marijuana. But usually these classes are about cultivation, business or medical value of cannabis. But one New Mexico university will teach students about marijuana's portrayal in the media, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Wed
02
Jan

Texas lawmaker calls for legalization of medical marijuana

When the Texas legislature goes into session on Jan. 8, the legalization of medical marijuana is certain to be a hot-button issue.

Noting that it is already legal in 33 states and the District of Columbia, Sen. Jose Menendez says the time has come for Texas to make its use legal here.

“Why are we making people either criminals or forcing them to leave the state of Texas?” Menendez asked. “In every state that surrounds Texas, you can access medical marijuana.”

The only exception in Texas is the Texas Compassionate Use Program, or “T-CUP,” which allows only patients with intractable epilepsy to receive low doses of medical marijuana.

Wed
02
Jan

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb refuses to legalize medical or recreational cannabis

Cannabis advocates in Indiana shouldn't hold their breath in hopes of marijuana reform coming to the Hoosier state anytime time soon. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb (R) steadfastly refuses to legalize cannabis for medical or recreational use, writes James McClure. 

Wed
02
Jan

Why can’t Germany get its medical marijuana industry going?

Technically, medical marijuana is already legal in Germany. But the demand since it was legalized in March 2017 has surprised government officials and led to frequent shortages in pharmacies, with no domestic production in sight.

The problems are compounded by the fact that Germany doesn’t yet have domestic cannabis production. All of the medical marijuana has to be imported, mostly from the Netherlands and Canada, which have established industries. Experts predict the domestic market will reach as much as €6 billion ($6.9 billion) in sales over the next 10 years.

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