Tag: marijuana

New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Heading to Final Vote by Lawmakers

Reading Time: 4 minutes New Jersey moved closer to becoming the 11th U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana use after legislative committees approved bills to end the prohibition and wipe out the criminal records of some drug offenders. The action puts the bills on track for all-but-certain passage by the Assembly and Senate on Dec. 17. While Governor Phil […]

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Marijuana will be legalized in Michigan in December

Reading Time: 1 minute Marijuana will be legal in Michigan in December. The state board of canvassaers has unanimously certified the Nov. 6 election results Monday afternoon, ending a four-year effort  for marijuana legalization. Marijuana will be legal in the state on Dec. 6, 2018. Residents 21 years of age and older will be allowed to buy, possess and […]

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How The Largest Marijuana Retail Space In The U.S. Plans To Revamp A District

Reading Time: 3 minutes For a while it looked like the best thing to bring to a neighborhood was a new Whole Foods grocery store. One study showed that homes in these neighborhoods would appreciate at a much faster rate than if they were near a Trader Joe’s (and both were better than a Starbucks). Another sign a neighborhood is on the cusp of […]

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South Australia welcomes cannabis industry leaders

Reading Time: 2 minutes Medicinal cannabis professionals are in Adelaide today for a conference exploring the industry’s future in South Australia. The Future of Medicinal Cannabis symposium features a series of national and global speakers who will discuss the challenges and opportunities of the medicinal cannabis trade including regulation, launching a global business and defining the cannabis pharmacopeia. Minister for Industry […]

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Trying cannabis for the first time

Reading Time: 2 minutes As cannabis stigma dissipates into a cloud of fragrant vapor, young adults to seniors are coming out of the woodwork to finally try, or in some cases come back to, marijuana. There was even a Utah senator who filmed himself consuming an edible gummy in Nevada (where cannabis is legal) as a precursor to the midterms, so […]

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Look Inside Massachusetts’ First Two Recreational Marijuana Shops

Reading Time: 3 minutes Two marijuana stores in Massachusetts were given the green light Friday to begin selling to recreational customers next week, making them the first commercial pot shops in the eastern United States. Both stores, one located in Northampton and the other in Leicester, said they would open Tuesday morning after the Cannabis Control Commission, the state’s […]

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Recreational Marijuana Expected to be Legal in Michigan December 6

Reading Time: 1 minute One month after Michigan voters approved a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana, the law is expected to take effect Dec. 6. On Nov. 26, the Board of Canvassers is expected to meet and certify election results. Recreational marijuana is expected to be legal 10 days after, according to ballot language. Proposal 1 legalized the recreational […]

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Nurses Help Canadians Explore Medical Marijuana

Reading Time: 4 minutes Gordon Bennett, 96, has been using cannabis oil to treat his arthritis pain. (CTV News) Following the legalization of recreational marijuana, a growing number of Canadians are looking to experiment with cannabis for its medicinal properties. But with some doctors unwilling to prescribe the once-illicit drug, many patients are seeking clarity in the hazy world […]

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New Bills Filed for Marijuana Decriminalization in Texas

Reading Time: 2 minutes Decriminalization of marijuana in Texas is back on the table as nearly a half dozen bills related to the drug’s use were filed on Monday for the 86th legislative session. Recreational and most medical uses of marijuana are still prohibited in the state, the exception being low-THC cannabis for qualifying intractable epilepsy patients under the […]

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Cannabis Company Hopes to Replace Jobs Lost in Mill Closure in Small B.C. Town

Reading Time: 3 minutes Arnold Meyer spent 40 years working at the Tolko Industries Ltd. mill in Merritt, B.C., but then he faced the reality of being laid off. The 62-year-old was one of about 200 employees who lost their jobs in 2016, crippling the economy of the small town in British Columbia’s southern Interior and prompting politicians to […]

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