Florida voters may have the opportunity to legalize recreational marijuana at the ballot box next year, and a new study may help bolster the advocates’ case.  The study, conducted by New Frontier Data, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank dedicated to providing empirical research on cannabis, suggests that the state... Read more
One Oklahoma State Department of Health employee appears to have been going through it during the process of drafting the state’s medical marijuana regulation earlier this year. Emails that lawyer Julia Ezell alleged contained dangerous threats from marijuana advocates have been proven to have been sent from her own... Read more
North Carolina awards economic development grant to new hemp processing plant
North Carolina is giving a hemp processor $100,000 to set up a new facility. Carolina Botanicals, a commercial processor of hemp biomass, will invest $3.46 million in its new processing plant in Tabor City, in southeastern North Carolina. The plant is projected to create 30 jobs. The $100,000 grant... Read more
Recreational Marijuana Would Create More Than 100,000 New Jobs in Florida, Study Says
The number of jobs related to hemp, cannabis, and marijuana could increase more than sevenfold in Florida by the year 2025 — that is, if recreational marijuana gains approval in the November 2020 election. The prediction comes from a new study on the cannabis industry conducted by New Frontier Data. “Assuming... Read more
Oregon Cannabis: Someone Might Want to Challenge this Vape Ban

Early last week, we covered Governor Brown’s Executive Order No. 19-09 banning flavored vaping products. That ban is six months in duration, and it covers all flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products, as well as marijuana products flavored with non-marijuana terpenes. As expected, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) quickly…

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Hold the joint, because it would appear that Napa County wants to stick with wine. On Tuesday, its Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to ban agriculture, processing, and sale of marijuana within county lines. Representatives of wineries had voiced concerns that legal marijuana in the area would unfairly benefit... Read more
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal unveiled Wednesday for legal marijuana sales throughout New Mexico would use taxes to subsidize medical pot purchases for low-income patients and set aside money for police and loans to cannabis startup companies. A panel appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat,... Read more
After two years, High Times is returning to Colorado to celebrate the state’s hardworking growers and processors with the much-anticipated 2019 Colorado Cannabis Cup! The 2019 Colorado Cannabis Cup Colorado has always been at the forefront of the country’s cannabis industry. To honor the vanguard state’s stellar achievements in... Read more
Average medical marijuana user in Ohio is older than 40
More than two thirds of Ohio’s medical marijuana cardholders are older than 40. They have more of the conditions that make them eligible for its use and are less likely to be subject to drug testing at work. The stereotypical marijuana user is someone in his or her teens... Read more
The Colorado cannabis community will have a chance to show its support for reproductive health services on Thursday, October 17th. A coalition of marijuana businesses are teaming up to host an award ceremony honoring pot brands whose proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood of the Rockies — at what could... Read more

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