The MRTA, or the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act, is arguably the most important governing document of the cannabis industry in New York State. At 128 pages, it lays out the regulatory framework for the state’s legal marijuana industry and reflects a significant milestone in cannabis policy. The MRTA was signed on March 31, 2021, by former-Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It allowed … [Read more...] about What is the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act?
Green Dragon Adds Six Additional Medical Cannabis Dispensaries in Florida and Launches Flower from New Grow
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Green Dragon, a subsidiary of multi-state cannabis operator Eaze Technologies Inc., announced the opening of six new Florida medical cannabis dispensaries in Jacksonville, St. Petersburg, Madison, South Pasadena, Orange City, and Orlando. Green Dragon will have 28 medical marijuana dispensaries across the state, continuing its expansion in … [Read more...] about Green Dragon Adds Six Additional Medical Cannabis Dispensaries in Florida and Launches Flower from New Grow
Marijuana microbusinesses: What are they and how do they work?
Missourians voted to legalize recreational, adult-use marijuana in November. That constitutional amendment also established a framework for marijuana "microbusinesses" — business licenses intended to allow more "everyday folks" to participate in the state's growing marijuana industry. "Right now, the way I see it is these microbusinesses are effectively small businesses that … [Read more...] about Marijuana microbusinesses: What are they and how do they work?
Why New York’s cannabis equity program is stranding women entrepreneurs
NEW YORK — Women weed entrepreneurs who applied for New York’s first retail licenses are being left behind in the state’s effort to establish an equitable cannabis market. Since launching the program in August, New York regulators have awarded dozens of licenses to entrepreneurs who had an immediate family member convicted on marijuana charges or have a record themselves. While … [Read more...] about Why New York’s cannabis equity program is stranding women entrepreneurs
Does medical cannabis have a future in Tennessee? One lawmaker thinks it’s possible
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Now that the Tennessee General Assembly has defeated efforts to legalize medical cannabis in the Volunteer State once again, the question some may have is where the conversation goes now. According to Sen. Kerry Roberts (R—Springfield), he thinks it’s possible the issue will have more support as the years go by, as his position on the matter … [Read more...] about Does medical cannabis have a future in Tennessee? One lawmaker thinks it’s possible
CuraLeaf’s Cannabis Connection to Russia Started in New Jersey
For several years rumors circulated that CuraLeaf, a cannabis permit holder in numerous states and a major player in New Jersey’s regulated market, had financial connections to Russia. After the invasion of Ukraine there were sanctions passed and the company began to receive more intense scrutiny. It turns out that CuraLeaf’s Russian roots were hardly a secret. The top … [Read more...] about CuraLeaf’s Cannabis Connection to Russia Started in New Jersey
Teen cannabis use continues to decline, according to study
Cannabis use among teenagers hit at least a 10-year low. Opponents of cannabis have long claimed that legalizing it for adults would lead to an increase in teen use. They were wrong, according to a new federal report. Cannabis use among teenagers dropped from 2019 to 2021, hitting the lowest number in at least a decade. That’s despite more states legalizing its use for … [Read more...] about Teen cannabis use continues to decline, according to study
Bill would launch clinical trials on cannabis use for vets pain, PTSD
A grower displays cannabis at the Higher Path medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles in December 2017. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images) A key Senate panel on Thursday advanced legislation for the first time which would require Veterans Affairs officials to hold clinical trials on using medicinal cannabis for the treatment of chronic pain and post-traumatic stress. The … [Read more...] about Bill would launch clinical trials on cannabis use for vets pain, PTSD
How has state marijuana legalization affected trucking?
The legalization of marijuana on a state level may bring up safety concerns for trucking. (Photo: Strela Studio/Shutterstock) The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is asking carriers a series of questions on safety and other concerns in relation to state-level marijuana legalization. In 2019, ATRI released a study on recreational marijuana laws’ possible … [Read more...] about How has state marijuana legalization affected trucking?
New medical marijuana bills introduced in Kansas Legislature
TOPEKA, Kan. — The debate over medical marijuana continues in Kansas. Lawmakers recently introduced a couple of new bills in the legislature with the goal of getting some type of legislation approved. On the other side of the state line, Missouri marijuana sales are through the roof. Since Missouri medicinal sales started in October 2020, vendors have made $642 million. With … [Read more...] about New medical marijuana bills introduced in Kansas Legislature