A bill to legalize medical cannabis in Tennessee failed in the Senate Judiciary Committee Feb. 28 on a nearly party-line vote. Senate Bill 1104, the “Tennessee Medical Cannabis Act,” sponsored by Rep. Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma), would have legalized medical cannabis use for patients with qualifying conditions including cancer, epilepsy,... Read more
Las Vegas has been preparing for the launch of cannabis consumption lounges for some time. On March 1, the City Council approved the ordinance governing cannabis consumption lounges. Several cannabis stakeholders were in attendance, advocating for council members to change the distance requirements and licensing fees for consumption lounges,... Read more
New Jersey lawmakers approved legislation Feb. 27 that would provide tax relief to the cannabis industry, sending the proposal to Gov. Phil Murphy for his signature. The New Jersey Assembly passed A3946 Monday in a 59-8 vote after the Senate approved it 32-3. The legislation, sponsored by Assemblymember Annette Quijana,... Read more
Since its inception, Ohio’s medical cannabis program has been managed by two agencies, the Department of Commerce and the Board of Pharmacy, which split the responsibilities of overseeing the state’s cultivators, dispensaries, processors, patients and testing laboratories. This may soon change. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s 2024-2025 fiscal year budget... Read more
California – PRESS RELEASE – Cannabis for Conservation (CFC), a Humboldt County based 501(c)(3) environmental nonprofit, has secured $2.5 million in grants funds to assist small cannabis farmers through the California Department of Fish & Wildlife’s Cannabis Restoration Grant Program via the Qualified Cultivator Funding Opportunity. The two grants,... Read more
Photos courtesy of Union Square Travel Agency Union Square Travel Agency opened Feb. 13. Union Square Travel Agency: A Cannabis Store opened New York’s third Manhattan-based adult-use dispensary Feb. 13, armed with an easily accessible location and a professional, knowledgeable staff to set it apart from not only the other state-licensed... Read more
The North Carolina Senate has signed off on a medical cannabis legalization proposal for the second year in a row. Lawmakers passed Senate Bill 3, the NC Compassionate Care Act, Feb. 28 in a 36-10 vote. The Senate must approve the legislation in another vote on Wednesday before the... Read more
The second largest publicly traded cannabis company in the world by market cap, Green Thumb Industries, reached a new milestone in 2022: crossing the $1-billion mark in revenue, representing 14% year-over-year growth. Other highlights from the Chicago-based multistate operator’s full year report released Feb. 28 included $159 million in... Read more
Earlier this month, Meg Sanders, CEO of Massachusetts-based Canna Provisions, wrote an article urging licensed cannabis business operators to rethink their strategies for the tough road ahead. With an imbalance between supply and demand—and an influx of licensees yet to open their doors—the cannabis market, from Massachusetts to California... Read more
The largest acquisition deal currently unfolding between a pair of plant-touching companies in the cannabis space will now be closing later rather than sooner. Chicago-based Cresco Labs Inc. and New York-based Columbia Care Inc. announced Feb. 27 a mutual agreement to postpone their outside date to complete Cresco’s roughly... Read more

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