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Recreational marijuana amendment blocked; medical marijuana business owners conflicted
Business & Finance
SHERWOOD, Ark. – A proposed recreational marijuana amendment is rejected by election commissioners, but that does not necessarily mean it will not be on the November ballot. Today’s decision came after Responsible Growth Arkansas’ submitted nearly 200,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office last month. The board’s ruling had to do with th
Paradise in the desert lets you wake, bake and bird
Cannabis News
Tucked away on the western flank of the Santa Catalina Mountain Foothills, Christopher (CJ) Vincent and his partner MaryEllen started a journey 25 years ago to preserve desert wildlife and plants, while adding their own type of “mother nature” to the mix. Vincent, a naturalist and medicinal cannabis expert, purchased the three-acre plot of land and
Massachusetts lawmakers OK measure to provide capital to social equity Cannabis Licensees
Business & Finance
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is expected to sign into law S.3096, a measure aimed at supporting the 900 people harmed by the War on Drugs that have been enrolled in the commonwealth's social equity program as well as future members of the program. The measure sets aside 15% of the revenue in the state's marijuana regulation fund generated b
Three Springfield businesses awarded conditional cannabis licenses
Business & Finance
Among the 177 issued conditional adult-use cannabis dispensing licenses announced recently by Gov. JB Pritzker were three Springfield-based operations looking to open their doors in the coming months. Herban Quality Control, Dealership LLC, and Bolden Investments III LLC now have 180 days to find a physical storefront before being issued a full lic
Grimsby looks to allow cannabis growing while reducing odour
Cannabis News
While many in Grimsby were hoping to avoid allowing cannabis to be grown in the town at all, the municipality has started the process to allow for medical and commercial growth. At a committee of the whole meeting on Aug. 2, council heard from consultants with SGL Planning and Design Inc. who were hired to do a land use study for cannabis growth op
Where Do Most Physicians Turn To For Cannabis Education?
Researchers behind a recent survey were surprised to find that physicians’ level of knowledge of medical cannabis did not vary between states. A recent survey has revealed that 71% of physicians affiliated with the Society of Cannabis Clinicians learned about medical cannabis from conferences. Only 1 participant out of 37 participants reported havi
Lawsuit: Shops in Catoosa, Dade Counties claim legal right to sell products with THC
Business & Finance
CATOOSA COUNTY, Ga. — A new lawsuit in Georgia seeks a court order declaring that a chemical related to the main intoxicating ingredient in pot is legal under state law. Owners of two shops in northwest Georgia are hoping to get a court to order a local sheriff and a drug task force to let them sell chemicals containing hemp that are now considered
What does a Cannabis Testing lab do? New Grand Rapids Lab tells us
Business & Finance
Hummingbird Labs is opening on Division Avenue Southeast, to make sure cannabis products are safe before being sold in stores. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A new business is taking shape on the south side of Grand Rapids — a cannabis testing facility to make sure products are safe before being sold in Michigan stores. Hummingbird Labs will be the first Af
Stafford man jailed after £30,000 of Cannabis Discovered due to House Fire
Business & Finance
A man has been jailed for more than four years after £30,000 worth of cannabis was found at the scene of a house fire in Stafford. Staffordshire fire crews had attended a house fire on Taplin Close on April 29, 2020, and alerted police of a possible drugs set-up inside. They raised concerns after spotting dangerous electrical wiring running from fu
‘Weed would be the only thing that would help me eat’: Stars who use Marijuana for Medical Purposes
Cannabis News
The use of marijuana for health purposes has been a big debate in recent years. It has been confirmed that cannabis can help alleviate certain medical issues, and it seems the following celebrities are aware of the fact. Find out which stars have used marijuana to keep themselves healthy! It's helped them with a variety of symptoms! Sir Patrick Ste
Denver’s marijuana tax revenue Increased by 3 % Last Year
Business & Finance
Denver's tax revenue from marijuana sales increased 3 percent in 2021 to $72.4 million, according to the city's annual marijuana tax report.  The figures come as Colorado's marijuana industry is facing a slowdown. So far this year, more than $759 million of marijuana has been sold in Colorado compared to the $962 million sold around the state in th
Marijuana legalization one area in which Left doesn't see Biden as ally
Cannabis News
Senate Democrats and other advocates for marijuana legalization may not have an ally in the White House despite the popularity of the cause among progressives. President Joe Biden is a long-standing opponent of marijuana use and of policies that would decriminalize the drug, a stance that has only softened somewhat in recent years. A group of six D
Greenhouse used for cannabis cultivation dismantled in Benalmádena
The growing facility was found after police officers were called to the house following several complaints from the neighbours concerning noise. The Local Police force in Benalmádena and National Police officers from the Torremolinos-Benalmádena Violent Crime Unit (UDEV) have collaborated in a joint operation to dismantle a marijuana greenhouse whi
Waretown To Update Cannabis Ordinance
Medical News
The Township of Ocean’s governing body is further weeding through the details in making changes to its cannabis business ordinance. The first reading of the proposed amendments and supplements to the ordinance passed unanimously at this month’s committee meeting. Residents will have the opportunity to discuss the changes at the second reading of th
USA Today reverses course and calls for End of Cannabis Prohibition
The USA Today editorial board has reversed its past position on cannabis and come out in support of ending cannabis prohibition. While the newspaper flagged potential health problems caused by cannabis use, it argued that the "misguided war on drugs" continues to inflict harm on black and brown communities in the U.S. "Given the risks associated wi
Where Cannabis Legalization efforts stand across the Country
Medical News
Gains in state legislatures slowed down in 2022, but advocates still have the ballot. State lawmakers are still wary of weed. Last year, four states legalized marijuana through their legislatures. So far in 2022, only one — Rhode Island — has managed to legalize recreational marijuana, even though public support for liberalizing cannabis laws remai