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On Election Day, majorities of voters in New Jersey, Arizona, South Dakota, and Montana cast their ballots to legalize recreational marijuana. That brings the number of states in which adult-use cannabis is legal to 15 states plus Washington, D.C. Another 20 states have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Next year, Florida, New Yo
This December, the U.S. House will vote on the MORE act, the act that could decriminalize cannabis and revise its status as a controlled substance.  The MORE Act stands for Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement. A letter released November 9 by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer laid out that the plan was to look at this bill in Decembe
It’s not a huge jump, but more people support legal weed than they did in 2019, according to a new Gallup poll. As the country’s growing acceptance of marijuana continues to spread across state lines, it should come as no surprise that Americans are now more likely than ever to support legal weed. In fact, a new Gallup poll reveals that they’re mor
Spain was one of the first European countries to decriminalise the personal use and cultivation of cannabis for self-consumption. However, while cannabis is used by individuals and the regulation of cannabis consumption in Spain is fairly liberal, Spanish patients can’t access medical cannabis legally. Original link
First State Compassion, Delaware’s medical marijuana pioneer, paved the way for a robust and sustainable Delaware industry that set the bar as a model for the country. It is doing it again by building a more inclusive workforce. “When we opened Delaware’s first medical marijuana dispensary in Wilmington in 2015, it was revolutionary,” said CEO Mark
In order for the legal cannabis industry to continue maturing into adulthood, Canada needs to redefine its position on the quality of the products being produced. Saturday, October 17, marked the two-year milestone of Canada becoming the first G7 country to legalize adult-use cannabis federally with the adoption of the Cannabis Act. Since then, the
A small farm in upstate New York is working to revolutionize the organic farming industry, starting with supporting their local ecosystem while growing, among a variety of grains, hemp — the plant behind the multi-million dollar CBD industry. Hemp, a species of cannabis that does not create a marijuana-like high, has an ancient history with usage d
A new study finds that women are now more open to treating gynecological conditions with cannabis. A new study reveals that women would consider using cannabis to treat different gynecological conditions, from menopause to menstrual pains. Published in the Journal of Women’s Health, the study shows that women have a history of using cannabis to cop
The reform will be by way of regulation rather than outright decriminalization. Minister of Justice Avi Nissenkorn has announced that he will promote the legalization of recreational cannabis use in Israel. From age 21, people will be allowed to use cannabis at home and at special stores. Allowing cannabis use in public places will be examined at a
When New Jersey voters opted to legalize recreational marijuana by a 2-to-1 margin last week, all that was left to do was set up the new marketplace. But social justice advocates say they were dismayed by lawmakers’ first attempt at enabling legislation, which was pulled this week amid criticism. “The bill that was introduced was an egregious, auda
For Australia’s cannabis sector, 2021 is looking even better than what it did a few months ago. Some also suffered from COVID-19 restrictions – and not just restrictions on people movements and falling consumer confidence. Tommy Huppert, CEO of cultivator Cannatrek, told Stockhead moving freight was difficult in the early stages of COVID-19. Given
Illinois saw more than $100 million in marijuana sales in October, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation reported Monday. There was a record $75 million in recreational pot sales last month, up nearly $8 million from the previous month. Sales of medical marijuana totaled another $33 million, according to officials. The fi
While farmers are familiar with the uncertainty – never knowing for certain if their next harvest will be a good one or not – industrial hemp growers are faced with an added complication. This unknown resides in the levels of THC present in the cannabis sativa crop. Industrial hemp growers monitor their plants throughout the season, sending samples
As cannabis is legalized around the world, we learn more and more about the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids. But it’s not just new knowledge and data we’re embracing about this plant. Cannabis has actually been utilized by humanity for thousands of years. This means that this plant has a much richer history than most people realize.  Here are
Weed enthusiasts purchased more than $206.4 million worth of Colorado-made marijuana products in September, as sales from a record-breaking year moderately cooled off. Recreational dispensaries sold $166,547,119 during the month, while medical dispensaries sold $39,941,149 for a combined $206,488,268 in revenue, according to data from the Colorado
As a cannabis grower, small increases in your profit margins can make a big difference in the success of your business. And if you want to scale your operations, you need to focus on getting the small details squared away. As cannabis becomes destigmatized as a legitimate industry, it’s imperative that growers and retailers become even more focused
Nearly 75% f the country has legalized cannabis to some extent – either medical, recreational, or both – which begs the question, how are employers dealing with the rapidly changing laws in their regions? As of election day, November 3rd, 2020, a total of 36 states, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Island have approved c
Cannabidiol (CBD) is extremely popular right now. In fact, it is so popular that Google search data for the last few years shows that CBD is searched more often than THC. For many decades THC was the cannabinoid that most scientists and cannabis enthusiasts focused on, however, that has clearly changed. Products containing CBD are far more legally
Customs officials in Hong Kong are sounding the alarm about teenagers importing cannabis and cannabis products into the country, reports South China Morning Post. Over the past four months, several teens have been arrested in connection to HK$45 million ($7.6 million) worth of illicit drugs that were brought into the country by air. By weight, 380