Month: July 2020

Rhode Island governor to renew push for adult-use cannabis legalization

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo will continue trying to legalize adult-use marijuana in the state. She sees legal recreational sales as a possible revenue generator, she told Cranston TV station WJAR on Friday morning. “I was in favor of it last year, so I’m continuing to be in favor of it,” Raimondo said during a […]

How to make a cannabis-infused piña chillada

Cannabis beverages are a growing trend, and it’s easy to understand why. From CBD-infused coffee to THC microdose sodas, there are seemingly endless flavors and styles that can be used to make stoney signature drinks in place of traditional cocktails.  While no one is trying to take away our precious margaritas or frosé, reducing alcohol […]

US House endorses protections for adult-use marijuana programs

The U.S. House, for the second year in a row, passed an amendment that would prevent the Department of Justice from interfering with state-legal recreational and medical cannabis programs. The provision reflects the strong bipartisan support in the Democrat-controlled House for protecting MJ programs that are legal under state laws. But it’s not likely the […]

SEC sues six in alleged $25 million scam involving two cannabis enterprises

(A version of this story first appeared on Hemp Industry Daily.) Federal securities regulators have accused six people of deceiving investors by promising astounding returns as part of an alleged $25 million scam for a supposed marijuana farm and CBD extraction facility in California. The money was raised from more than 400 investors from across the […]

Maine now hopes to start recreational marijuana sales by year-end

Maine’s potential $300 million a year recreational marijuana program now is expected to launch sales by the end of the year, according to state officials. That would be more than four years after Mainers legalized adult use, with recent delays stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The launch date is based on the first group of […]

Three Nevada marijuana retailers accused of selling contaminated flower

Nevada regulators are investigating three recreational cannabis stores for selling tainted flower, part of a larger, ongoing problem for the state regarding testing of marijuana products. The state’s Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) and the Department of Taxation told all Nevada cannabis retailers in March to stop selling Cherry OG F3 because the flower failed lab […]

Recreational cannabis social equity-lifting measures fail in Massachusetts

Efforts to increase social equity funding for adult-use marijuana applicants in Massachusetts and diversify the industry have stalled in this year’s state legislative session. Massachusetts lawmakers declined to endorse a number of last-minute amendments designed to bolster the state’s retail cannabis social equity programs, the Boston Business Journal reported. Massachusetts’s adult-use cannabis program includes social […]

German medical cannabis flower imports jump more than 60% in first half of 2020 versus 2019

Germany imported 4,126 kilograms (9,096 pounds) of medical cannabis flower for pharmacy dispensing during the first half of 2020, an increase of more than 60% compared to the same period last year, new government data shows. A small part of the imported flower could’ve been re-exported to other European countries, including the Czech Republic, Italy, […]