Month: April 2019

New Jersey medical marijuana patients to triple by 2022, requiring additional cultivators

New Jersey’s medical marijuana market will need at least 15 additional cannabis cultivators in the next three years – even under a conservative growth scenario, according to information provided by the state’s MMJ regulatory agency. The New Jersey Department of Health’s Division of Medicinal Marijuana (DMM) submitted its biennial report to the state Legislature in […]

Oregon advances bill to halt issuing cannabis cultivation licenses for two years

Published 15 hours ago The Oregon Senate moved forward with a plan to limit the state’s supply of recreational marijuana, and the measure now goes to the House for a vote. Lawmakers voted 18-10 to freeze cannabis production at current levels for the next two years. If the bill fully passes, the state will not […]

Florida Woman Becomes Medical Cannabis User, Advocate After Brain Injury

When Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law on March 18, 2019, that lifted the ban on smokable cannabis, the news was nearly as celebrated as when Florida voters approved medical marijuana by a hefty margin back in 2016. The decision to allow smoking whole-flower cannabis adds more options and affordability for Florida’s […]

Honing IL legalization language, taking reservations in Massachusetts, hempseeds enter space & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: LEARNING THE LANGUAGE: Substantial language to incorporate into a bill legalizing adult-use marijuana in Illinois could come as early as Tuesday, according to one of its key proponents. In early April, an Illinois Senate panel advanced a placeholder legalization bill that […]

Questions You Had About CBD Treats for Dogs, Answered and Explained

We’ve heard tales about how humans are using cannabidiol (CBD) for therapeutic purposes, but what can this non-intoxicating cannabinoid offer to man’s best friend? CBD is being used to help alleviate ailments suffered by humans and their canine companions. Dogs — just like humans, cats, horses, and all other mammals — have an endocannabinoid system […]

Massachusetts cannabis business applicant denied for lack of diversity, inclusion

Published 13 hours ago Massachusetts regulators denied Pittsfield-based Mass Yield Cultivation a marijuana license for not sufficiently showing in its application a commitment to diversity and inclusion plans. The news underlines why marijuana firms in the state must carefully outline their diversity plans as they apply for a permit. This appears to mark the first […]