Can marijuana bring about social equity? In Massachusetts, a case study
In the industrial kitchen at Major Bloom, staff are assembling joints using a gadget that turns out nearly 200 so-called “pre-rolls” in one go. A large bag of multi-colored fruit cereal sits ready to be baked into marijuana-infused treats. And owner Ulysses Youngblood is explaining the business philosophy he... Read more
Unlicensed marijuana vendors pop up all over NYC as licensed dispensaries wait for the green light to sell recreational weed
New York state legalized recreational marijuana last year but has yet to allow licensed dispensaries to sell it beyond medical use. As CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reports, that hasn’t stopped all kinds of unlicensed vendors from popping up all over the city, and now the state is trying to crack... Read more
California bill would require mental health warnings on marijuana products
As more states across the country legalize recreational marijuana, some doctors and lawmakers are raising alarms about the risks of certain mental health conditions associated with the product’s use. In California, Senate Bill 1097, the Cannabis Right to Know Act, would mandate mental health warnings be included on existing cannabis... Read more
Marijuana has been legal in CT for a year, but still not for sale: ‘They still have a lot to do’
A full year into Connecticut’s legalization of adult-use cannabis, the state has yet to reap a single tax dollar from sales of recreational marijuana. But while the rollout has been slightly bumpy, with the General Assembly passing a law this year to halt informal, untaxed sales of cannabis that had emerged... Read more
New York’s 1st legal marijuana crop sprouts under the sun
New York’s recreational marijuana market is beginning to sprout, literally, with thin-leafed plants stretching toward the sun in farms around the state. In a novel move, New York gave 203 hemp growers first shot at cultivating marijuana destined for legal sales, which could start by the end of the year. Big... Read more
Nevada poised to OK cannabis lounge regulations, opening door to public marijuana use
A year after lawmakers passed a bill authorizing cannabis consumption lounges, Nevada officials are poised to approve regulations that could pave the way for bar-like establishments where people could use marijuana as early as this year. The Cannabis Compliance Board is scheduled to meet Tuesday and potentially vote on the regulations governing... Read more
‘Social equity’ applicants making inroads, gradually, in Massachusetts cannabis business
The first time lifelong Holyoke resident Damaris Aponte sold marijuana, she was 14 and growing up in a city deeply impacted by the so-called War on Drugs. She saw many people she knew get arrested on drug charges, and her own brother was killed in the city’s drug-related violence.... Read more
Maine’s marijuana industry booming no thanks to banks
The cannabis industry in Maine is a big money-maker, make no mistake about it. In 2020, Maine’s medical marijuana industry generated $266 million in sales, according to Maine Revenue Services, surpassing sales in the state’s traditional leading cash crops of blueberries and potatoes. In its first year — September... Read more
New Jersey legalized recreational marijuana in April. Cannabis companies were soon fined for not catering to medical patients
New Jersey fined some of the U.S,’s largest marijuana companies for violating rules put in place when the state started sales of recreational pot in April. Curaleaf Holdings Inc. and four other dispensaries with locations in New Jersey processed almost 3,200 recreational sales during hours that should have been reserved for... Read more
Ready, Set, Toke: 10 Must-Have Cannabis Accessories for Summer

Here are the 10 must-have cannabis accessories that will make you the most popular person at the party and ensure your cannabis-filled summer is one to (hazily) remember!

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