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

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

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

Lil Wayne performs during the 2020 BET Awards on June 28, 2020. (Photo by BET Awards 2020/Getty Images via Getty Images) Rapper and entrepreneur Lil Wayne’s cannabis brand GKUA Ultra Premium, which debuted last December in California, has expanded to Michigan. The products launching in Michigan at select dispensaries include flower, pre-rolls, vapes, concentrates and the Read More

SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES There are expected to be a number of fast-growing trends this decade, including cloud computing, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. But don’t sleep on marijuana. After generating an estimated $10.9 billion in worldwide sales in 2018, legal channel cannabis sales are expected to hit anywhere from $50 billion to Read More

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

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