Category Archives: recreational

COVID-19 Pandemic a ‘Boon’ for Legal Cannabis in Canada as Marijuana Industry Turns Two

Canada’s legal marijuana industry is celebrating a jump in sales, more brick-and-mortar stores and competitive pricing as it celebrates two years in business. Since Canada legalized recreational marijuana on Oct. 17, 2018, legal sellers and producers have struggled to compete with the black market, but there have been recent gains in the licensed industry. The […]

After Long Wait, Mainers Revel In First Day Of Recreational Pot Sales

Long lines formed outside some of the 6 stores that opened Friday, and the limited supply and high prices didn’t dampen the spirits of those who turned out to celebrate the freedom to buy marijuana legally. After a four-year wait, Mainers can finally buy legal marijuana for the sole purpose of getting high. That is […]

First Recreational Cannabis Business Opens in Naperville

Recreational cannabis officially became for sale Thursday in Naperville with the grand opening of the city’s first adult-use cannabis dispensary. The former 3C Compassionate Care Center, located at 1700 Quincy Ave., has been rebranded as Rise Naperville by Green Thumb Industries Inc. The facility has been selling medicinal marijuana since 2016. “We believe that the […]

Greenhouse Marijuana Dispensary Opens In Northbrook With Store Designed To Help Educate Consumers

A new marijuana dispensary is now open in Northbrook, with a focus on educating customers, both new and experienced, about the use of cannabis. Greenhouse Northbrook, 755 Skokie Boulevard, opened Oct. 1 after a ribbon cutting with the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce. Greenhouse Group was founded in 2014 and operates five other locations, including one […]

As N.J. Considers Marijuana Legalization, Here’s How To Invest In Cannabis Ahead Of Nov. 3 Vote

As New Jersey closes in on what could be a watershed vote to legalize recreational marijuana use, investors are taking a renewed interest in the profit potential of growers, sellers and so-called cannabis-adjacent companies. New Jersey is one of four states whose voters will decide next month on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use; […]

Proposed Sidney Cannabis Store Wins Favour With Public, Businesses

Of 348 received submissions, 311 favour cannabis store proposed for 2400-block of Beacon Avenue. Municipal staff in Sidney are recommending councillors signal support for what would be that community’s first retail location for recreation cannabis with community input also favouring approval. The staff recommendation appears in a report that also shows the large public interest […]

These States Are Voting On Cannabis Legalization This November

In 2016, the US election resulted in a green wave as cannabis legalization measures passed in eight out of nine states. Now, the industry and its supporters are hoping for another big win in November.This year, voters in five states will decide whether to adopt either new medical or recreational cannabis laws — or, perhaps, […]

House Votes To Protect State Cannabis Laws

The amendment passed in a voice vote on Thursday and was then followed by the House of Representatives roll call vote of 254-163. The House voted to approve Part B Amendment #87 Thursday evening, which is a provision to prevent the federal government from using any funds to interfere with state medical or adult-use programs […]

3 Years Into Medical Cannabis, Colombia Looks To Legalize Adult-Use

It’s been three years since Colombia issued Decree 613, regulating cannabis for medical and scientific use across the country. The program has been generally considered successful, and has helped establish a cannabis industry that is leading the region in terms of regulatory development, production capacity and attraction of foreign capital. Now, a group of lawmakers […]

Medical Cannabis Blazed a Trail for Cannabis in Michigan. Now, Recreational Takes the Lead.

Medical marijuana started the conversation in Michigan. It changed perceptions of the long-illegal cannabis plant and helped set the course for Michigan’s eventual full marijuana legalization in 2018. Marijuana, many learned between 2008 and 2018, was no longer just for “stoners.” It’s now generally accepted by most states that marijuana has medicinal uses. THC, the […]