Category Archives: Recreational

New Jersey Lawmakers Set Regulations for Adult-Use Cannabis Industry

New Jersey lawmakers approved initial rules on August 19 that will set up the foundation for the state’s retail cannabis market. The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission met to discuss and incorporate rules that will regulate the state’s adult-use cannabis trade. The move was in response to Governor Phil Murphy’s August 21 deadline—set back in […]

Access To Recreational Cannabis Associated With Decline In OTC Sleep Meds

It’s not the first time that marijuana has proven effective in taking the place of pharmaceutical drugs, but it is another encouraging sign that it can replace certain side effects-plagued prescription drugs. A newly released study shows that sales of over-the-counter sleep aids dropped immediately after the legalization of cannabis in Colorado. The investigation was […]

Recreational Cannabis Could Become Legal In New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A panel of legislators delved into the uncertain market economics of legalizing recreational marijuana and thorny concerns about public health on Wednesday, in a prelude to a rapid-fire legislative session that could open the doors to recreational cannabis in New Mexico. A legalization work group assembled by Democratic Gov. Michelle […]

Portland City Council Approves Over $630k In Cannabis Equity Grants

Portland, Oregon took a big step towards properly funding its social equity in cannabis program on Wednesday. Its city council earmarked $631,000 in grants to go to the grant program that has been established to ensure that people who have been negatively impacted by the war on drugs have a place in the marijuana industry. […]

Illinois Gives First ‘Same-Site’ Cannabis Dispensary Licenses to 5 Dispensaries

The first five recreational cannabis dispensary licenses have been announced in Illinois. The same publicly-traded corporation snapped them all up: Green Thumb Industries, which has licenses to sell adult-use marijuana at five of its seven locations that are currently focused on selling medical cannabis in Mundelein, Joliet, Naperville, Canton, and Effingham. Green Thumb Industries is […]