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Northeast governors take big step toward regional cannabis coordination

Democratic governors from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut took a landmark step Thursday toward coordinating recreational marijuana legalization efforts, agreeing on basic principles involving market regulation, taxation and social equity. They also focused on the vaping crisis, agreeing that states should either ban flavored vaporizer products or regulate them to reduce their attractiveness […]

More than 50% of Wisconsin vape products linked to illnesses contain cannabis

More than half the vape products the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested in its investigation into vaping illnesses in Wisconsin contained THC, the agency reported. Wisconsin does not have a full-strength medical marijuana program, but it is the first state to disclose test results of vape products under investigation after the nationwide health […]

California probes marijuana licenses of indicted man tied to Giuliani associates

The arrest of a Ukrainian-born businessman on charges of conspiring to violate federal campaign finance laws triggered a review of the California cannabis licenses he was granted. Lori Ajax, head of the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), told the Los Angeles Times the indictment of Andrey Kukushkin raises concerns. In the past year, according […]

Chicago marijuana firm inks $29 million real estate deal

Revolution Global, a Chicago-based cannabis company, will more than double the capacity at its flagship cultivation facility in Illinois after securing $28.75 million in funding from Freehold Properties, a Las Vegas-based real estate investment company. The doubling of size is in anticipation of a huge increase in demand when recreational marijuana sales begin in Illinois on […]

Northeast governors meet to create regional recreational cannabis plan

Governors from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut are co-hosting a cannabis summit Thursday with legislative leaders and policymakers in an unprecedented move to coordinate recreational marijuana legalization efforts. The governors and policymakers also will be discussing the vaping crisis. The four Democratic governors – Andrew Cuomo of New York, Phil Murphy of New […]

Recreational marijuana legalization in New Mexico set for push

New Mexico would use proceeds from recreational marijuana to provide low-interest loans to small cannabis businesses and eliminate taxes on medical cannabis under a legalization proposal from an expert panel appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. Details weren’t immediately available Wednesday, but the task force earlier had recommended licensing private businesses rather than implementing a […]

Colorado’s largest cannabis grower loses millions of dollars in early freeze; supply disruption expected

Los Sueños Farms The largest marijuana grower in Colorado – Pueblo-based Los Sueños Farms – disclosed it lost millions of dollars during an early winter storm after half the company’s plants froze before harvest could be completed. The crop loss in Southern Colorado is expected to send ripples throughout the state’s cannabis supply chain, reducing […]

Chicago allows some retail cannabis sales downtown

Chicago’s City Council approved a zoning ordinance that bans recreational marijuana stores from the central business district but allows them to locate in part of the popular River North area downtown. Mayor Lori Lightfoot initially had proposed a ban covering nearly all of downtown, but she recently had a change of heart that unlocks some […]

Study Says Smaller Doses of Marijuana Improve Sex Quality

“Start low, go slow.” That’s what budtenders usually tell new consumers about dosing to help them partake in cannabis responsibly. The mantra also summarizes the results of a new paper that reviewed current research on how marijuana affects different aspects of sex, including desire. “Several studies have evaluated the effects of marijuana on libido, and […]