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New York gives eight Medical Marijuana companies the green light to go recreational

New York gives eight Medical Marijuana companies the green light to go recreational

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 25, 2024

More than half a dozen New York medical cannabis companies can now sell recreational marijuana in the state. Sixwere granted a "registered organization dispensing" (ROD) license in December, with two more approved during a special meeting of the Cannabis Control Board earlier this month, including

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Soon, you can smoke NJ legal Weed at some new businesses

Soon, you can smoke NJ legal Weed at some new businesses

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 23, 2024

New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission Approves Rules for Cannabis Consumption Lounges. As the number of New Jersey dispensaries ballooned over the last year, consumers and medical marijuana patients have faced an ironic bind: There's very few places, legally, to get high. More than three years

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Michigan Adult-Use, Medical Cannabis Sales Reach $3.6 Billion in 2023

Michigan Adult-Use, Medical Cannabis Sales Reach $3.6 Billion in 2023

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 23, 2024

As sales continue to rise, some advocates are expecting the industry to reduce its growth path. New data from the Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) in Michigan revealed that the state collected more than $3.6 billion in adult-use sales last year. Compared to the $2.3 billion in sales collected in

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New York’s Proposed Rules for Growing Cannabis in Your Home

New York’s Proposed Rules for Growing Cannabis in Your Home

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 24, 2024

New York Regulators Propose Rules for Adult-Use Home Cultivation of Marijuana. New York regulators have released a preview of proposed rules for home cultivation of marijuana by adults ahead of the plan’s formal consideration by the state Cannabis Control Board (CCB) at a meeting set for January 24

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What’s the ideal approach to regulating Cannabis?

What’s the ideal approach to regulating Cannabis?

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 24, 2024

After five years of recreational cannabis legalization, many industry observers believe that Canada’s regulatory environment is lagging behind both industry requirements and societal expectations. The independent expert panel that conducted the legislative review of the Cannabis Act last year is set

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FDA provides smoking gun in pot rescheduling

FDA provides smoking gun in pot rescheduling

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 22, 2024

Community members discuss the possibility of marijuana reclassification. After more than 50 years, federal hostility towards marijuana might be changing. Under the Controlled Substances Act of 1971, botanical cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana, is classified as a Schedule I substance, which

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Governor says state’s Recreational Marijuana law is in ‘goofy situation’

Governor says state’s Recreational Marijuana law is in ‘goofy situation’

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 19, 2024

Ohio Governor Calls for Legislature to Authorize Recreational Marijuana Sales by Year End. While Ohio voters approved legalizing recreational marijuana for adults two months ago, it won’t be until the end of this year when the sale of it will be authorized, Gov. Mike DeWine said. “That’s not what

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Two new Cannabis dispensaries open, bringing Fresno to six pot shops

Two new Cannabis dispensaries open, bringing Fresno to six pot shops

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 17, 2024

Culture Cannabis Club had a good run in 2023. The marijuana dispensary chain expanded its reach across the country, but mostly in California, where it opened five new stores, including one in Porterville. The company continued that expansion into the new year, opening two more dispensaries over the

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Garden Club Explores Cannabis Therapies

Garden Club Explores Cannabis Therapies

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 16, 2024

Rutgers professors explain use of cannabis therapies. Bridgewater Garden Club straddles the new and old years by exploring new ideas during the January 2024 meeting as well as celebrating the holidays in 2023. Welcoming Professors Mary Bridgeman and Lucio Volino of the Ernest Mario Rutgers School of

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Czech Republic Unveils Cannabis Legalization Plan Without Legal Market

Czech Republic Unveils Cannabis Legalization Plan Without Legal Market

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 15, 2024

The Czech Republic has disclosed its plan to legalize adult-use cannabis, but it seems there is no room for the establishment of a legal market. Czech local news media outlets have reported that the bill aiming to legalize adult-use cannabis in the Central European country won't include regulations

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Illinois Recreational Marijuana sales reach new records in 2023, report finds

Illinois Recreational Marijuana sales reach new records in 2023, report finds

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 15, 2024

Adult-use cannabis sales topped $1,6 billion in 2023 according to a report from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation — the largest amount since legalization in 2020. Driving the increase last year was the more than 42 million recreational marijuana products sold, a 15%

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Struggling with oversaturation, Oregon’s Cannabis industry calls for new restrictions

Struggling with oversaturation, Oregon’s Cannabis industry calls for new restrictions

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 15, 2024

Leaders of Oregon’s cannabis industry are asking the state to permanently restrict the number of new marijuana businesses. To date, Oregon has approved over 3,000 licenses for the farming, processing or sale of marijuana. Industry advocates say since businesses can’t export to other states, that’s

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Is Weed still legal in Thailand? Here’s what tourists need to know as government u-turns

Is Weed still legal in Thailand? Here’s what tourists need to know as government u-turns

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 12, 2024

Here's what tourists need to know about using weed in Thailand under new proposals. Just 18 months after Thailand opened the floodgates by legalising cannabis, the country’s new conservative coalition government is seeking to slam them shut. Neon weed signs have become ubiquitous in Bangkok’s busy

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Detroit’s Ganja Clergy teaches conscious consumption with religious Cannabis ceremonies

Detroit’s Ganja Clergy teaches conscious consumption with religious Cannabis ceremonies

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 12, 2024

Cannabis Clergy Offer Spiritually Infused Cannabis Ceremonies. Nydia the Ganja Clergy has tried pretty much every religion out there in search of a deeper connection with the divine. She’s been baptized as a Catholic, a Seventh-day Adventist, and by several different sects of Christianity, but none

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Some Canadians moving from alcohol to Cannabis

Some Canadians moving from alcohol to Cannabis

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 12, 2024

Canadians are making fewer trips to the beer fridge these days. Numbers from Statistics Canada(opens in a new tab) shows drinking habits are changing. “Overall, it’s just across the board, people are just spending less essentially, or consuming less,” says Sylvain Charlebois, the head of Dalhousie

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Newly Introduced Bill in Florida Proposes 10% Cap on Smokable THC Products

Newly Introduced Bill in Florida Proposes 10% Cap on Smokable THC Products

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 11, 2024

The bill would only take effect if adult-use cannabis is legalized by voters later in 2024. Florida Representative Ralph Massullo introduced House Bill 1269 on Jan. 5, which received its first reading on Jan. 9. If passed, the bill would implement limitations on potency in cannabis products

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Illinois Supreme Court to determine if Cannabis odor can be cause for vehicle search

Illinois Supreme Court to determine if Cannabis odor can be cause for vehicle search

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 11, 2024

Illinois Supreme Court Hears Cases on Whether Cannabis Odor Justifies Vehicle Searches. The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday as to whether the smell of cannabis alone is grounds for police officers to search a vehicle, marking a test of the state’s 2020 recreational marijuana

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Can cannabis motivate you to exercise more?

Can cannabis motivate you to exercise more?

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 11, 2024

Runners enjoyed exercising more while under the influence, but the drug proved not to be performance enhancing. Cannabis users are often stereotyped as lazy couch potatoes satisfying their munchies with junk food. But a new study from the University of Colorado pushes back against that

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Asm. Haney brings back Amsterdam-style Cannabis cafes bill following veto

Asm. Haney brings back Amsterdam-style Cannabis cafes bill following veto

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 8, 2024

State Assemblymember Matt Haney, D-San Francisco, on Thursday announced he is rebooting his attempt to bring Amsterdam-style cannabis cafes to the city and state. Haney said now is the time for California to be at the forefront of what could be a billion-dollar tourist industry that would rival the

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Cannabis makes exercise more fun

Cannabis makes exercise more fun

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 8, 2024

Cannabis Use Before Exercise Boosts Positive Mood and Enjoyment, According to Study. Researchers have unveiled insights into an unexpected relationship between cannabis use and exercise. The study suggests that marijuana can boost motivation and make exercise more fun, but does not enhance

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