Thursday, September 19, 2019
new york marijuana industry economic activity boost

Report: New York Legal Cannabis Industry Could Stimulate Economy by $4.1 Billion

An adult-use cannabis industry in New York State could lead to $4.1 billion of economic activity and create short-term spikes of investment...
West Virginia Medical Marijuana Banking Bill

West Virginia Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Banking Bill into Law

West Virginia's medical marijuana program is now open to bidding for financial institutions to provide banking services after Gov. Jim Justice signed...
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U.S. Cannabis Industry Has Generated 211,000 Full-Time Jobs

The legal cannabis industry is creating more jobs than any other U.S industry, according to a new report from Leafly and Whitney...
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State-Level Marijuana Reform Increases Pressure On Congress To Legalize

All across the U.S., an unparalleled number of states are deliberating bills that would enable licensed sales of cannabis or at least...
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A New Marijuana Banking Bill Is Finally In Motion

On February 13, the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing on a bill that would permit access to banking...
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Marijuana Legalization Is “Perhaps The Stupidest Thing Anybody Has Ever Done,” Michael Bloomberg Says

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has reiterated his opposition to marijuana legalization as he continues to deliberate on whether to...
michigan marijuana gifting loophole

Michigan Businesses Exploit Legal Loophole By Gifting Marijuana To Consumers

In November 2018, voters in Michigan approved a ballot measure legalizing adult use, but the regulatory structure for the new market is...
Marijuana Testing Licensing Massachusetts

Testing Lab Licensing Brings Massachusetts Closer To Legal Pot Sales

At a public hearing on August 23, the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) of Massachusetts approved provisional licenses for two testing facilities. This act moved...
Mainee seeks marijuana consultant for adult use implementation

Maine Seeks Consultant To Advise On Setting Up Marijuana Markets

In mid-September, the state of Maine’s Department of Administrative and Financial Services issued a notice that it is seeking to hire a consultant to...

Colorado Ballot Initiative Would Redefine Industrial Hemp

In Colorado in November, voters will have the opportunity to approve Amendment X, a ballot initiative that would change the state’s legal definition of...