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Wed
11
Mar

Is the Coronavirus Impacting US Cannabis Sales?

Didn’t the cannabis industry have enough problems to deal with? Well, a new problem has emerged! The deadly coronavirus, which started in China, has spread globally. The virus has impacted individuals’ health in addition to businesses and stock markets. Many industries have been impacted including airlines and marijuana.

Wed
11
Mar

California passes $1 billion in cannabis tax revenue two years after launching legal market

California has raised $1 billion in cannabis tax revenue since the industry kicked into gear in January 2018, according to figures recently released by the state.

The bulk of that $1.03 billion in tax money, after covering regulatory costs, has been spent on programs such as child care for low income families, cannabis research, public safety grants and cleaning up public lands harmed by illegal marijuana grows.

While industry insiders and advocates are celebrating those numbers, they’re also raising a flag about stagnating revenues and ongoing layoffs. Those hurdles, many say, can be fixed if regulators make key changes, including a seemingly counter intuitive push to lower the state’s cannabis tax rate.

Tue
10
Mar

Missouri Senate Passes Ban on Marijuana-infused Candy

Missouri senators on Monday passed a wide-ranging bill that would ban marijuana-infused candy for medical use, an attempt to ensure children don’t accidentally eat the drug.

The measure would ban candy, lollipops, cotton candy and fruit- and animal-shaped edibles that could appeal to children. Marijuana-infused food or its packaging would have to be stamped with the drugs’ dosage.

The bill also includes stiff penalties for people caught with the lethal opioids fentanyl and carfentanil and what are commonly known as date-rape drugs.

Possessing or trying to buy more than 10 milligrams of fentanyl would mean up to seven years in prison or five to 15 years behind bars for 20 milligrams or more.

A similar bill already passed the House.

Tue
10
Mar

Possible Benefits Of Having A Medical Marijuana Card In An Adult Use State

With each state’s laws varying to some degree, medical cardholders and applicants are advised to review state and local regulations.

State medical marijuana programs tend to suffer as adult use laws are passed. While much of the purchasing shifts to what is commonly called the recreational market, the medical sector still serves its purpose. In fact, medical cardholders can continue to find benefits in being part of the program, depending on a state’s laws. 

Considering the following benefits, patients may find use in the medical cards well after adult use laws pass in a state.

Tue
10
Mar

What’s The Difference Between Marijuana Legalization And Decriminalization?

So far, 11 states have legalized marijuana. Decriminalization, however, is a different beast.

The issue of marijuana reform is not one dimensional, not in the slightest. In addition to the various underlying issues aside from just making it legal, fear and skepticism have led to a variety of ways that this plant is presently being managed in the United States.

Some jurisdictions have legalized for medicinal use, while others have unleashed the leaf in a manner that allows adults 21 and over to partake. Other states have opted instead to just decriminalize it.

Tue
10
Mar

Boston Opens Up Its First Pot Shop

Reggae great Peter Tosh famously sang the song, "Legalize It" so it seems like poetic justice that his daughter, Niambe McIntosh, was the first customer at the first-ever recreational cannabis shop in Boston. 

I’m honored and humbled to be able to share this moment in history,” she said. “It’s a victory for all the families who have been affected by cannabis prohibition.”

Tue
10
Mar

Dabbing Is On The Rise Among Teens — Here’s What Parents Should Know

For parents who are not informed, dabbing can seem like a scary and dangerous practice.

Teens are consuming less drugs and alcohol than ever, with statistics showing that new generations have been delaying their first encounters with substances. Despite this, the legalization of marijuana and an evolving perspective on the drug means that teens could encounter substances and new methods of consumption more easily. This understandably is a source of concern for some parents.

Mon
09
Mar

Cannabis Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Event Cancellations

• March 3-7 - Natural Products Expo West, Anaheim, CA

• March 13-22 - SXSW, Austin, TX

• March 18 - California Cannabis Industry Association Policy Conference, Sacramento, CA

• March 20-22 - Ultra Music Festival, Miami, FL 

Mon
09
Mar

How To Identify High Quality CBD Oil

Today there are literally thousands of CBD oil products on the market, so how can consumers choose quality products?

CBD oil is an amazing supplement, but now it’s also an unregulated, fast-growing industry. That means there are unscrupulous scam-artists trying to rip off consumers, too.

Are there signs of quality CBD oil that you can use to determine if it’s reliable or snake oil?

Mon
09
Mar

Virginia: Legislature Approves Decriminalization and Medical Cannabis Bills

Broad changes to marijuana laws swept through the 2020 Virginia General Assembly. Today, the legislature approved SB2 and HB 972  to decriminalize marijuana possession. Those in possession of up to one ounce of cannabis for personal use will no longer be subject to criminal prosecution and will instead face a maximum $25 civil penalty.

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