A Thursday ruling from a federal judge changed the landscape for the medicinal cannabis market by ordering a permanent injunction against Missouri’s residency requirement. Since 2018, Missouri-based marijuana companies, such as dispensaries and manufacturing plants, have been required to be at least 51% owned by Missourians with at least one year o
The Long Beach City Council this week voted to allow more cannabis dispensaries and delivery-only marijuana businesses, but asked staff to figure out how to pay for the expanded program without raising taxes. “It could potentially cripple the businesses we’re trying to lift up,” Councilman Al Austin said about the rejected tax increase. “That’s my
Medical and retail marijuana sales fell in August for the second consecutive year, while the state's tax and fee revenue also declined, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue's September report.  Prior to last year, marijuana sales throughout the month of August had continuously increased from the previous month since 2014, according to th
Cannabis is booming. New numbers from Nevada’s Cannabis Compliance Board and Department of Taxation show the marijuana industry had more than $1 billion in taxable sales in the last year. What these figures really show is that it is a product everyone is becoming more and more comfortable with. And these gains are for the history books. “It existed
Dutchie, a four-year-old, Bend, Oregon company that charges cannabis dispensaries a monthly fee to create and run their websites and manage orders, is on a roll this year, raising its second large round of funding — this time a $350 million Series D at a $3.75 billion valuation. (Photo Credit: Dutchie/Dutchie Co-founders Ross Lipson and Zach Lipson
State Sen. Mike Regan (R-York) hails from the same county as outgoing Gov. Tom Wolf. The York County legislator is now the second Republican state senator to express support for marijuana legalization in Pennsylvania, according to the York Daily Record.  Regan, a member of the Republican-controlled state legislature, is chairman of the Senate Law a
 Nearly a decade after the first states approved recreational cannabis, righting wrongs from the drug war --including making the business accessible to minorities -- is driving implementation across the country. The wave of recent legalizations in the Midwest and on the East Coast have made social equity a key component of their new regulatory fram
Florida’s medical marijuana industry is barely five years old but already replete with unfairness. A Black farmer has yet to receive a state cannabis license, contrary to clearly defined requirements. Issuing a license quickly so a Black farmer can enter this lucrative market is the first step toward evening the playing field. In 2016, 71% of Flori
The Minnesota Supreme Court says workers’ compensation for injured employees doesn’t cover medical marijuana because the drug remains illegal under federal law. The high court issued a pair of rulings Wednesday that overturned lower court orders for employers to pay for medical marijuana to treat work-related injuries. Federal law prohibits the pre
 A county in southern Oregon says it's so overwhelmed by an increase in the number and size of illegal marijuana farms that it declared a state of emergency Wednesday, appealing to the governor and the Legislature's leaders for help. The Jackson County Board of Commissioners said law enforcement officers and county and state regulators and code enf
In anticipation of medical marijuana dispensaries coming to town, Doraville issued a temporary ban on the newly legal industry to give city leaders time to decide how they’d like to regulate it. The City Council unanimously voted Monday to issue a 90-day moratorium on businesses that sell medical cannabis, including THC oil and products. While ther
While most cannabis consumers likely don’t have weed lying around the house that they don’t want to smoke, it can happen, especially if a person harvests their own marijuana or suddenly finds they have a whole lot of weed on hand. Leftover cannabis can always be stored in glass jars and dark places for later use, but, if feeling a bit more creative
 Marijuana and cannabis products generated more than a billion dollars in taxable sales in Nevada from July 1, 2020, to June 30 of this year, according to state agencies. The state collects 10% of taxable retail sales of cannabis products and 15% of wholesale cannabis sales. That produced a combined $159 million for the Distributive School Account
How do you know it's time to legalize marijuana? When a former U.S. marshal who votes with the Republicans on virtually every other issue comes around on the issue. State Sen. Mike Regan is about as conservative as it gets — and even he's planning to introduce a bill that would allow for the recreational use of pot for those 21 and older. A lot has
An arrest warrant executed last week by the Cumbria Police in the U.K. paid off big when officers discovered a massive grow with 1,646 cannabis plants filling 23 separate rooms. The misuse of drugs warrant and search of a property in Egremont were carried out at 8:35 a.m. on Oct. 12, the police reported on Facebook . In response to the find, three
A man who imported one kilogram of cannabis (about 2.2 pounds) from Malaysia into Singapore in 2018 is set to hang after his appeal against the conviction and sentence was dismissed by the Apex Court on Tuesday, October 12. Channel News Asia reports that Singaporean Omar Yacob Bamadhaj, 41, was sentenced to death in February after being convicted o
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has allocated nearly $5 million to combat illicit cannabis, earmarking the money to address the proliferation of unlicensed dispensaries across the county and illegal marijuana cultivation sites in the region’s Antelope Valley. Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced the approval of the funding last week, cha
I'm probably never going to learn how to speak Mandarin unless our future Chinese overlords say so, but I've been smoking a ton of it lately. Mandarin Cookies, Mandarin Sunset and Mandarin Dreams have all been in season at dispensaries for the better part of three years now, and there's no sign of them departing any time soon. There have been a cou
Research has consistently shown that  people report using marijuana  in order to feel the high, experience enhanced feelings, increase social connections or cope with certain feelings and moods. Among young adults  early in the pandemic , there were modest reductions in motivations for using marijuana for celebratory reasons and slight increases to