Category Archives: United States

4 Things To Consider When Looking For A Medical Cannabis Doctor

Finding the right medical marijuana doctor might take some time and patience. Here are some things you should consider when looking for one.Doctors who will prescribe you medical marijuana are just as important as primary care physicians. What works for one person may not work for another; it all depends on personality, the conditions you’re […]

Illinois Sitting On $62 Million In Cannabis Revenue Meant To Foster Businesses And Help Neighborhoods Hurt By Poverty And Violence

Despite promises that cannabis legalization in Illinois would fund more minority business participation and neighborhood improvements, the state has yet to spend $62 million collected for those purposes. Part of the delay in awarding the money is due to problems with the state’s system to award new cannabis business licenses. The other reason for the […]

Michigan Cannabis Sales Near $1B In First Year Of Adult-Use Sales

Cannabis sales in Michigan spiked during December, bringing the total to $984.6 million for 2020. Medical cannabis sales accounted for $474 million for the year, while adult-use sales reached $510.7 million, according to New Cannabis Ventures citing data from the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency. Combined cannabis sales, including medical and adult-use, for December amounted to […]

Last Prisoner Project to expand operations into six additional U.S. states, receives boost from Greenlane Holdings

“Greenlane recognizes its responsibility to assist in rectifying the inequality and injustice that persists in the cannabis space.” Greenlane Holdings, a global cannabis platform that sells cannabis accessories and owns a suite of cannabis brands, has partnered with the Last Prisoner Project (LPP) on its “Roll It Up For Justice” program. LPP, a nonprofit dedicated […]

New Jersey Legalized Cannabis—But Marijuana Is Still Illegal. What Went Wrong With Legalization?

Cannabis became legal in New Jersey on Friday morning, January 1. Or did it? New Year’s Day was when a constitutional amendment legalizing the extremely popular plant—approved by more than two-thirds of New Jersey voters on Election Day—went into effect. Simple enough. Except there’s a significant catch: All the laws on the books outlawing marijuana […]

Alabama Man Launches Career As Medical Hemp Farmer After Mother’s Cancer Battle

As a child, Prattville native Jeffrey Lee remembers playing in cotton fields. These days, his own son and daughter run in a much different crop. “I’ve sat out there and watched my kids playing in all this hemp growing 10 or 11 foot high,” Lee said. Life as a full-time medicinal hemp farmer in Autauga […]

Illinois Erases 500,000 Low-Level Cannabis Charges

State completes the legal process four years ahead of 2025 deadline. The governor of Iliinois has erased nearly 500,000 cannabis-related criminal records in the state. J B Pritzker cleared the state’s non-felony marijuana cases, along with 9,219 low-level cannabis convictions to start 2021. The Democratic politician signed legislation in 2019 legalising recreational marijuana use in […]

New Michigan Law Allows Vets To Consult About Cannabis For Pets

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed into law a new bill that will allow veterinarians to consult with pet owners about the use of marijuana and industrial hemp for their animals. House Bill 5085, sponsored by Rep. Greg Markkanen (R- Hancock), opens the way for veterinarians to ask pet owners about exposure to marijuana in their […]

MMJRecs Pennsylvania And Medical Marijuana: Everything You Need To Know

The legalization of medical marijuana is spreading across the United States. Research has shown that marijuana can be effective in treating many health disorders or in the management of symptoms for others. In Pennsylvania, the Medical Marijuana Act was brought into effect in May 2016. Dispensaries became available to serve the public in April of […]

So Your State Legalized Cannabis. What’s Next?

When my government career pivoted to the legal medical cannabis industry over 10 years ago, I recognized that public acceptance and consumer demand were trending upwards. But I could not have predicted the widespread acceptance we see today. In fact, I vividly remember discussing with my Colorado colleagues in 2010 how we might see the […]