Category Archives: recreational

Recreational Cannabis Sales In Arizona Bring New Jobs – And Long Lines

A day after Arizona dispensaries began selling recreational marijuana, the long lines haven’t slowed — but this could be a benefit to thousands in the state that are unemployed. Territory Dispensary was one of more than 80 businesses to receive a license Friday from the Department of Health Services to legally sell recreational marijuana. Sure […]

Mexico Set to Become World’s Largest Legal Cannabis Market

Mexico is home to the world’s most powerful drug cartels, who have terrorized the country for years. But the country is poised to try something different in tackling the gangs by legalizing at least one of their products: marijuana. Mexico is set to become the world’s largest legal cannabis market as its Congress wraps up […]

Illinois Weed Sales On Pace To Top $1 Billion In Year One Of Recreational Sales, With Plenty Of Room To Grow

The year 2020 dawned with thousands of people lined up, some overnight, waiting to be among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Illinois. As the long, strange year comes to an end, people are lined up at food banks, to get coronavirus nasal swabs and in some cases, to be among the first […]

Recreational Cannabis Could Show Up In New Jersey Within 6 Months

New Jersey lawmakers have passed a measure to allow a recreational marijuana marketplace in the Garden State. The legislation will now be sent to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, who is expected to sign the bill. Once that happens, New Jersey cannabis businesses will be able to offer recreational weed within six months. The Democrat-led Assembly […]

Arizonans Can Now Use Recreational Pot But Can’t Buy It Legally Yet

When Gov. Doug Ducey certified elections results Monday, parts of Proposition 207 — the voter-approved initiative that legalized recreational marijuana — went into effect. There’s somewhat of a Catch-22, though. “Consumers right now can’t actually purchase marijuana legally. While you can possess it, you’re in this kind of gray area where you can’t acquire it, […]

Maine Records $1.4 Million In Legal Recreational Cannabis Sales In First Month

Average sale during an inaugural month limited by supply shortages and in-store purchase limits was about $66, state records show. In its first month, Maine’s new adult-use cannabis market reported $1.4 million in legal sales, according to state records. Those records show 21,194 sales made at six recreational marijuana stores licensed to do business in […]

Doctors And Patients Don’t Discuss Marijuana Use, But Should: Paper

Following Tuesday’s election, 36 states have created or voted to create medical cannabis programs, but conversations about the substance are still rare in doctors’ offices around the country. It’s time for that to change, according to a paper published recently in the journal Pain Management Nursing. Clinicians should create an environment in which patients can […]

Arizona Just Legalized Recreational Cannabis, Opening The Door To A $790 Million Market For Major Marijuana Firms

Arizona became one of four states to legalize cannabis for all adults, after voters passed a ballot initiative that would make marijuana legal for everyone over the age of 21. The measure has the support of almost 60% of Arizona voters, according to preliminary results from Decision Desk HQ. Every state that voted on cannabis […]

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 […]