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California Retailers Have to Destroy Hundreds of Millions Worth of Non compliant Cannabis Products

California Retailers Have to Destroy Hundreds of Millions Worth of Non compliant Cannabis Products

July 05, 2018, California If you have visited any of the cannabis stores in California after 1st July, you might have noticed emptier shelves. It is because the transition period for selling noncompliant cannabis has ended on June 30th. When recreational cannabis became legal in the golden state on January 1st, the regulators granted cannabis retailers six months of grace time to take up all the compliance measures.   This transitional period was an acknowledgment of the fact that the non-regulated strain made a large part […]

Why Cannabis Legalization is not an Imminent Possibility in Texas—Part 2

Why Cannabis Legalization is not an Imminent Possibility in Texas—Part 2

July 03, 2018, Texas Adult-use legalization of cannabis in Texas is still far from reality. Here are some more reasons in the support of this argument.  Setting up a Cannabis Retail Store is an Expensive Affair   MMJ dispensaries operating in the state are facing several challenges to sustain their operations. Aside from banking and tax implications, there are many other aspects that deter business owners from foraying into cannabis industry. For instance, legal MMJ […]

Why Cannabis Legalization is not an Imminent Possibility in Texas—Part 1

Why Cannabis Legalization is not an Imminent Possibility in Texas—Part 1

July 03, 2018, Texas Recent progressions on cannabis policy in several conservative states have also given hope to marijuana activists in Texas. The Lone Star State has always been known for its conservative tendencies, considered a Republican stronghold for emerging red in the last many elections now.  Amid high hopes of cannabis proponents, it is still a long way to go for marijuana to become legal for recreational use in the state. There […]

Nevada Marks the Completion of one Year of Cannabis Legalization

Nevada Marks the Completion of one Year of Cannabis Legalization

July 02, 2018, Nevada It has been one year of the legalization of recreational cannabis in Nevada. The cannabis stores in the state have sold over $400 million worth of products in the first 12 months of legalization. The state has collected more than $50 million in the revenues generated by the legal cannabis operations in first nine months.  More importantly, cannabis industry has been operating within the disciplinary guideline furnished by the state. In the entire year, only one […]

Former San Diego Police Chief Furnished Misleading Numbers to Smudge Legal Cannabis Operations

Former San Diego Police Chief Furnished Misleading Numbers to Smudge Legal Cannabis Operations

July 02, 2018, San Diego San Diego Police Department misled the city administration last year regarding the landscape of local cannabis industry and crimes associated with it. In March 2017, San Diego police chief, Shelly Zimmerman, presented a misleading data in the city council to dissuade the members for allowing the expansion of cannabis business.  The council members were meeting to discuss a robust supply chain for the local […]

Retail Sales Will not be Commenced on July 1st in Massachusetts

Retail Sales Will not be Commenced on July 1st in Massachusetts

June 29, 2018, Massachusetts  It has now become a general legislative practice in every state to delay the commencement of legalized cannabis operations. The latest case is of Massachusetts. The state of Massachusetts approved the legalization of adult-use marijuana in 2016 through a public ballot. The initiative was then approved by Massachusetts legislature as well. However, two years have passed by and retail sales of recreational marijuana haven’t become a reality.  In the original ballot question, the proclamation date to begin cannabis sales was January 1st, 2018. It was later moved six months further to July […]

New York Senator Proposes Bill for Federal Decriminalization of Marijuana

New York Senator Proposes Bill for Federal Decriminalization of Marijuana

June 29, 2018, New York Cannabis has finally become a part of the legislative discussion in the federal legislature. Last week, Colorado Senator introduced a bill in Congress to provide an absolute autonomy to states in dealing with their cannabis affairs. This week, New York senator Chuck Schumer, an infamous cannabis activist, has introduced a bill to re-classify the strain in the Federal Control Substance Act.  The proposal, if passed, will definitely be a major milestone for cannabis reforms on the national level.   The Bill Would Change the Federal Law Enforcement Against Cannabis   The gist […]

The Ongoing Battle Between Mothers of Autistic Children and Arizona Health Officials

The Ongoing Battle Between Mothers of Autistic Children and Arizona Health Officials

June 28, 2018, Arizona Autism is a neurological development disorder highlighted by restricted and repetitive behavior. Right now, only five statewide MMJ program among 29 allows the use of whole plant cannabis for autism on the recommendation of registered physicians. In Arizona, autism is not the part of the list of qualifying conditions for which the administration of medical strain of cannabis is allowed. However, cannabis advocates are striving for its inclusion in the list.   Mothers Advocating  (MAMMA) is one such group whose Arizona chapter has been in talks with the officials of the state’s […]

5 Reasons why Jeff Sessions Will Fail With its Regressive Cannabis Policy

5 Reasons why Jeff Sessions Will Fail With its Regressive Cannabis Policy

June 28, 2018 In last 40 years or so, the country has collectively experienced major reforms in connection with cannabis. From first legislation to decriminalize the strain in Oregon in the early 70s to today’s burgeoning cannabis scene in the country, it now looks pretty imminent that cannabis will be legalized all across the country in next 10 to 15 years.   However, there are characters like Jeff Sessions whose regressive approach towards the strain put barriers on the path of progress. In the long run, however, the beliefs of incumbent Attorney General will fall short. Let’s see why.  It’s a […]

Oklahomans Vote in Favor of Medical Cannabis Legalization

Oklahomans Vote in Favor of Medical Cannabis Legalization

June 27, 2018, Oklahoma Oklahoma has become the 30th state to legalize cannabis for therapeutic use. Yesterday, Oklahomans voted on the state question 788 for the legalization of MMJ. According to initial reports, 56.3 percent voted in favor while 43.7 percent voted against the measure. Experts are terming Oklahoma’s MMJ legislation as one of the most unrestricted cannabis measures of the country.  Nearly two years ago, advocates […]

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