Gov. Phil Murphy is pictured in Trenton in June.Michael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com New Jerseyans on Tuesday voted to make recreational marijuana legal. So it’s natural to wonder: Will Gov. Phil Murphy, the Democrat who pushed for this move, partake? That’s one of the questions Murphy was asked as he gave an afternoon radio Read More

It’s a good time to celebrate  for medical cannabis patients in Virginia. On October 17, the state opened its first medical cannabis dispensary, Darma Pharmaceuticals, located in Bristol. This is the first of five medical dispensaries the Virginia Board of Pharmacy has approved of. More are set to open throughout the rest of this year. The Read More

The Reign Man … is now the Strain Man — because ex-NBA star Shawn Kemp is officially in the marijuana business. The 50-year-old Seattle SuperSonics legend is opening Shawn Kemp’s Cannabis in Seattle on Oct. 30 — a shop poised to become the first Black-owned dispensary in the city. In fact, Kemp’s even hosting former Sonics teammate, Gary Read More

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Viola, a nationwide leader in the production and sale of premium quality cannabis products, founded by NBA veteran Al Harrington, today announced its official entry into Washington State. As states continue to legalize cannabis, Viola is breaking ground with expanded territory into the Pacific Northwest furthering the mission to grow its portfolio across the Read More

On Monday, patients celebrated the first legal sales of marijuana in the Kansas City area. But by the end of the day Tuesday, the dispensary was sold out. The Fresh Green dispensary in Lee’s Summit opened with long lines but limited supply on Monday afternoon. With only a handful of patients allowed inside at one Read More

New Jersey lawmakers took another step toward making medical marijuana expenses eligible for workers’ compensation and some other insurance coverage Monday. The state Assembly appropriations committee advanced a bill (A1708) that requires workers’ compensation and personal injury protection (PIP) auto insurance benefits to cover medical marijuana under certain circumstances. The person must be a patient Read More

MEXICO CITY —  Mexico’s marijuana revolution is on display steps from the nation’s Senate, where for the last nine months activists have maintained a fragrant cannabis garden. Each day, hundreds of people stroll amid a labyrinth of towering green plants, freely lighting joints and getting high. Their wafting smoke is meant to serve as a reminder to Read More

Cannabis sales set another record in September, bringing total spending on adult-use cannabis to more than $530 million. SPRINGFIELD, IL — Pot purchasers have spent more than a half-billion dollars on recreational marijuana products at Illinois dispensaries since the start of the year, according to data from state agencies. Last month, adult-use cannabis sales in Read More

Sea Weed Co. is a retail marijuana supplier in the Portland, Maine, area. Recreational sales of pot began Oct. 9, 2020 in Maine. (WMTW/CNN) SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Mainers got their first opportunity to legally buy marijuana for recreational use, but a supply shortage was a potential buzzkill. Retailers blame the pandemic and a limited Read More

The adult-use marijuana club of the United States just grew to 11 with the addition of Vermont on Wednesday. Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, announced that he allowed legislation to regulate and tax cannabis sales to become law without his signature, according to a news release from the governor’s office. The news, which sets the stage for Read More