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Georgia Accepting Applications for Medical Cannabis Production

Medical cannabis is slowly but surely coming to the state of Georgia, a little bit at a time. The state is now accepting applications for those who want to manufacture cannabis. This means that those who need medical cannabis oil, which is legal in the state, will actually be able to obtain it within state lines.  This move is a long time coming, as it has been five years since treatment with medical cannabis oil was legalized in the state by the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission.  As of now, there are about 14,000 registered patients in the state […]

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Fewer Teens are Seeking Treatment for Cannabis Use in Legal States

Already, cannabis enthusiasts have had the chance to rejoice over studies showing that drug abuse and teen use numbers are down in legal states, making the industry overall look good. Now, there is also evidence to suggest that fewer teens are seeking treatment for abusing cannabis in states where cannabis is recreationally legal.  The number specifically broke down how many teens were admitted to treatment programs for cannabis-related issues. Overall, the findings showed that in states where cannabis is legal, the number was lower, and fewer teens were seeking treatment for misuse. Trends in Adolescent Treatment Admissions for Marijuana in […]

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California Claims Cannabis Billboards Have Been Displayed Improperly

California just made a significant ruling that is bad for cannabis advertisers who favor the billboard format, but good for those who want to see more regulation. Apparently, officials have been allowing highway-facing billboards that should have been banned on the 2016 bill that legalized recreational cannabis.  The ruling was made by San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Ginger E. Garrett, who judged that the Bureau of Cannabis Control “exceeded their authority in promulgating the advertisement placement regulation” when they allowed billboards to be displayed in certain areas that have been ruled off-limits by the state.  According to the […]

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Assembly Committees in New Jersey Senate Advance Cannabis Bill

New Jersey made its way back in headlines when legislative Assembly committees in the state Senate advanced a bill to regulate legal cannabis within state lines and bring the new state industry to life.  Of course, the last time New Jersey was being lauded for their recreational cannabis progress was earlier this month, when residents voted to make cannabis legal. Now, the state is faced with a task. Before legal cannabis can become a reality, regulatory processes must be there to keep things operating smoothly.  Now, the Assembly Appropriations Committee has voted 7-4 to pass on A21, a plan to […]

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Rhode Island Considers Legalization to Solve Budget Crisis

Many liberal, New England states have turned to recreational or medical cannabis to bring in some extra revenue, and now, in light of the budget deficit in the state, Rhode Island is talking about legalization as well.   Currently, the state is projecting a possible $114.4 million deficit in the state’s economy, and analysts are getting worried. In response to that, a Senate Finance Committee in the state is considering Democrat Gina Raimondo’s proposal to allow the sale of cannabis legally within state borders.  Under Raimondo’s plan, dispensaries in the state would be run privately, like in many other states who […]

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Introducing The New THC-Infused Mellow Ice Cream

THC infusions of delicious, decadent treats are all the rage in the edibles market, and can be found in anything from cookies and gummies to sodas and seltzers. Now, Mellow Ice Cream is breaking into the world of legal cannabis by introducing THC ice cream to the California market.  “Mellow’s mission is to innovate and create the absolute best quality and best tasting products, quickly leading the category in cannabis infused ice cream products,” their press release states regarding the new launch. “Mellow infuses the novelty and nostalgia of frozen desserts into a fun and indulgent new experience for a […]

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Israel Announced Intentions To Legalize Recreational Cannabis

Israel has just announced that the country will be drafting a memo for approval that would legalize and regulate cannabis nationwide, adding them to the ranks of countries with legal cannabis across the globe.  The announcement comes from the inter-ministerial committee, who have been debating about the regulation of Israel’s cannabis market for some time now, working on this legislation for the last four months. They published conclusions on Thursday of this week, and now, Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn and the Justice Ministry will be drafting a legal memo for government approval.  A bill is expected to be introduced for […]

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Illinois Plan to Offer New Dispensary Licenses

Illinois legislators are considering adding more cannabis shop licenses to the state.  This new plan, if approved, could as much as double the number of shops that exist so far. There is currently some stagnation in the process, as the lottery system to determine who the next 75 licenses will be given to has been delayed by lawsuits claiming the system wasn’t fair.  Currently, Illinois is awaiting a ruling on whether or not cannabis officials will allow the state to move forward with allowing losing cannabis shop applicants the chance to once again be considered, due to aspects of the […]

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Oregon Cannabis Tax Revenue Up 45 Percent in First Quarter

Oregon cannabis tax revenue numbers are currently up as of this quarter, with the area seeing an increase of 45 percent for the first quarter of the 2021 fiscal year over the first quarter of 2020.  This most recent quarter, which began on July 1, brought in $46.9 million in total, 45 percent more than the first quarter in tax revenue receipts.  So far, since the pandemic began, cannabis sales in Oregon have either exceeded sales in the past or been only slightly off from annual averages. There has been no negative impact in sales from COVID.  Since cannabis has […]

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