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3 ways to cut through the haze of NY’s Cannabis regulations

3 ways to cut through the haze of NY’s Cannabis regulations

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 23, 2024

Navigating New York's Adult-Use Cannabis Market: Essential Steps for Prospective Dispensary Owners. Last year’s application windows for adult-use cannabis in New York were a significant first step in a long-awaited process to open New York’s legal adult-use cannabis market. However, the regulations

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Riverhead extends hearing on loosening Recreational Cannabis zoning restrictions

Riverhead extends hearing on loosening Recreational Cannabis zoning restrictions

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 23, 2024

Riverhead Mulls Easing Zoning Rules for Marijuana Shops. The proposal would sharply increase the number of eligible sites from five to 144 by removing a 1,000 foot distance requirement from homes only along commercial corridors. Current zoning requires the shops to be 1,000 feet away from residences

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Jamaica Company Exports THC to U.S. for Analytic Testing

Jamaica Company Exports THC to U.S. for Analytic Testing

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 23, 2024

Jamaica Ships First Legal THC Cannabis Products to US for Testing. A cannabis company in Jamaica has shipped THC pharmaceuticals to the U.S. for analytic testing, marking the first legal cannabis export from the Caribbean island nation to the United States. A cannabis company with operations based

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2nd Woman-Owned Cannabis Dispensary Will Open In Bloomfield

2nd Woman-Owned Cannabis Dispensary Will Open In Bloomfield

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 22, 2024

Defying the "grass ceiling," Bloomfield will soon have its second woman-owned marijuana dispensary when Blue Oak opens its doors. Some experts have warned about a “grass ceiling” in the legal marijuana industry, which has seen chronic gender-based disparities in the past. But soon, Bloomfield will

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New Cannabis trade group launches in Massachusetts

New Cannabis trade group launches in Massachusetts

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 22, 2024

Massachusetts Cannabis Coalition Launched to Unite Marijuana Businesses. A new cannabis trade association, the Massachusetts Cannabis Coalition, launched Wednesday with the support of 30-some marijuana businesses statewide and a seven-person board of directors, which includes big-name brands like

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OBN busts Harmony Grow Inc, seizes over 42k Marijuana plants in black market raid

OBN busts Harmony Grow Inc, seizes over 42k Marijuana plants in black market raid

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 22, 2024

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Busts Illegal Marijuana Operation in Asher. Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics busted an illegal marijuana growing operation in Asher as part of its ongoing black-market investigations in the state. On February 20, the OBN's Marijuana Enforcement Teams (MET) served a search

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Germany Finally Legalizing Cannabis

Germany Finally Legalizing Cannabis

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 21, 2024

Law To Pass This Week And Take Effect In April. In a first step toward a broader legalization of cannabis, and after long delays due to strong opposition from lawmakers in the ruling coalition, Germany is set to approve the decriminalizing of cannabis for recreational use by parliament on Friday

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Hannibal Council hears first reading of ordinance clarifying Recreational Marijuana rules

Hannibal Council hears first reading of ordinance clarifying Recreational Marijuana rules

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 21, 2024

Hannibal Council Considers Ordinance for Recreational Marijuana Usage. At the Hannibal Council meeting on February 20, the full council heard the first reading of an ordinance that would more clearly lay out the rules of recreational marijuana usage in the city. When the constitutional amendment was

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Surrounding states have legalized Marijuana and Idaho lawmaker suggests this instead

Surrounding states have legalized Marijuana and Idaho lawmaker suggests this instead

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 21, 2024

Idaho Lawmakers Consider Heightened Penalties for Marijuana Possession. Despite legalization adjacent to Idaho’s borders and in many states around the country, Idaho lawmakers are considering heightened penalties for people charged with marijuana possession. House Bill 606 would add a mandatory

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Inaction on Marijuana bill could create challenges meeting fall deadline passed by voters

Inaction on Marijuana bill could create challenges meeting fall deadline passed by voters

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 21, 2024

Recreational marijuana is legal in Ohio but there’s still nowhere to buy it legally. “It’s really being held up in the house,” said Senate Minority Leader, Nickie Antonio. “[It] is really a disservice to the people of Ohio.” September is the soonest people will be able to buy recreational marijuana

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Infrastructure key to Hemp industry’s growth

Infrastructure key to Hemp industry’s growth

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 21, 2024

Once prophesied to disrupt numerous industries worldwide, hemp is finally getting its footing in North America. Industrial hemp is beginning to get a foothold in North America, but the emerging industry still has a long way to go before it becomes the market disruptor some have hoped it would be

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New Adult-Use Cannabis Business Licenses Approved in New York

New Adult-Use Cannabis Business Licenses Approved in New York

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 21, 2024

The New York Cannabis Control Board also released a proposal for home cultivation rules and approved two cannabis research licenses. The New York Cannabis Control Board (CCB) met on Feb. 16 and voted on a few new cannabis draft rules, including cultivation and research, and also announced the first

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New York State close to authorizing personal Marijuana growing

New York State close to authorizing personal Marijuana growing

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 21, 2024

New Yorkers could start growing their own recreational pot at home this spring under rules put forward by the state. The Cannabis Control Board, which approves marijuana-related policy, has released rules on home cultivation for public comment. After soliciting feedback for 60 days, the state will

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New polling finds 70% support for legalizing Medical Cannabis

New polling finds 70% support for legalizing Medical Cannabis

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 20, 2024

New polling has found that 70% of respondents are ready to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska. The Nebraska Examiner reports the poll, conducted for Neilan Strategy Group, mirrors polling done by a group seeking to place the medical cannabis issue on the 2024 ballot. The Nebraskans for Medical

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Nevada’s First Cannabis Consumption Lounge Poised to Open by End of February

Nevada’s First Cannabis Consumption Lounge Poised to Open by End of February

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 20, 2024

There’s a total of 19 conditional license holders for Nevada consumption lounges at varying levels of progress, but only one has passed inspections and is now greenlit to open. Over the past few months, the Nevada Cannabis Control Board has approved a handful of cannabis consumption lounge licenses

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States Who Love Beer Are Slow For Weed

States Who Love Beer Are Slow For Weed

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 20, 2024

Some beer loving states are facing an uphill battle with marijuana. It is classic favorite of the public, beer holds a grip and is the favored intoxicant of those who imbibe. It is the most consumed alcohol in the world. In fact, after water and tea, beer is actually one of the most popular drinks

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Why Are There Still Illegal Weed Stores All Over the City?

Why Are There Still Illegal Weed Stores All Over the City?

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 20, 2024

Crackdown on Illegal Cannabis Shops in New York: A Conversation with Chris Alexander, Executive Director of the Office of Cannabis Management. Soon after New York legalized marijuana in 2021 — and well before any legally licensed cannabis dispensaries opened — a new kind of shop began popping up

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Waterbury medical Cannabis dispensary seeks ability to offer recreational products

Waterbury medical Cannabis dispensary seeks ability to offer recreational products

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 16, 2024

Waterbury Dispensary Seeks Approval to Expand to Adult-Use Cannabis Sales. For seven years, Waterbury-area medical marijuana patients have been able to get their products from a dispensary tucked in a corner of an industrial area in the city. Now, Caring Nature LLC hopes to also offer adult-use

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Ohio recreational Marijuana sales could begin at Medical dispensaries under proposal

Ohio recreational Marijuana sales could begin at Medical dispensaries under proposal

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 16, 2024

Ohio Division of Cannabis Control Reveals Tentative Plan for Recreational Marijuana Sales. The Ohio Division of Cannabis Control has tentatively picked a storefront for recreational marijuana, as well as hinted at a time when sales could begin in the state. The agency revealed a set of proposed

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Four more medical Marijuana bills see House committee passage

Four more medical Marijuana bills see House committee passage

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 16, 2024

Four Medical Cannabis Bills Pass House Committee Amid Discussion on Practitioner Referrals and Facility Fees. In a session full of bills tinkering with the state's medical marijuana laws, a House committee passed four more medical cannabis bills this morning (Thursday). The House Health and Human

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