Colorado Gov. Jared Polis makes a point during a news conference about the state’s efforts against the the new coronavirus Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in Denver. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis plans to mass-pardon 2,732 convictions of low-level marijuana possession through an executive order Thursday after signing a bill earlier this year that gave him that authority. “This Read More

On November 1, 2020, mandatory testing of all medical marijuana sold at Arizona dispensaries begins. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) will oversee Senate Bill 1494, which requires the new testing rules. SB 1494 reads, in part, that Arizona medical marijuana dispensaries must test “marijuana and marijuana products for medical use to determine unsafe levels of microbial Read More

Nicole Vaughn prepares to smoke Revolution cannabis as she tests products for the Cannabis Cup at her home on Aug. 27, 2020. (Stacey Wescott / Chicago Tribune) The results of Illinois’ first statewide legal marijuana competition revealed a clear favorite, though a couple of full-time cannabis reviewers caution people to take the results with a grain Read More

Billions of dollars in business opportunities are riding on whether New Jersey residents legalize a recreational cannabis market in November. A recreational marijuana industry in New Jersey itself – with a population of nearly 9 million people – would reach $850 million-$950 million in sales a year by 2024, according to a Marijuana Business Daily projection.https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.htmlBut that’s Read More

Seaweed Co. South Portland Maine. Projected Opening 2020 SeaWeed Co. in South Portland has been waiting for Oct. 9, the day businesses can legally sell adult-use marijuana, for a long time. SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Businesses that have long waited to legally sell adult-use marijuana in Maine can finally open in just two weeks. A Read More

(WXYZ) — It’s a lucrative business in Michigan. The marijuana industry is breaking records and is projected to hit a billion dollars in sales by the end of the year. However, the state is seeing less marijuana dispensary owners of color and that’s something they want to change. “It was a painstaking process,” said co-owner Read More

Chris Ball, former athlete and CEO of Ball Family Farms, a 100 percent black-owned commercial cannabis facility recently collaborated with Viola, a nationally recognized cannabis brand owned by former athlete Al Harrington. The two moguls partnered up with a shared mission to shed light on social inequity within the cannabis space. It’s a well-known fact Read More

Edible medical marijuana products are appearing on shelves nearly four years after Floridians approved a 2016 constitutional amendment that legalized medical marijuana for a broad swath of patients. Nearly four years after Floridians voted to legalize medical marijuana, chocolates, cookies and gummy-like gels containing the drug are just becoming available at dispensariesin the state. Trulieve Read More

Astate law passed last year legally expunged all convictions for possession of less than two ounces of marijuana. But the paperwork remains in the court system’s files and those of police agencies. To get those documents destroyed, a person who had convictions for unlawful possession or fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana may follow instructions issued Read More

Michigan issued the very first recreational marijuana microbusiness license to a company in Presque Isle County’s Onaway this week. The business, Sticky Bush Farms owned by Benjamin Kolasa according to state licensing records, is allowed to grow up to 150 plants, the marijuana from which may then be processed into oil, edibles or other marijuana Read More