Recreational Marijuana

MattysFlicks/FlickrOregon’s recreational marijuana market is rapidly approaching collapse thanks to new state regulations, as supply shortages and price increases hit dispensaries across the state. Yesterday the Oregonian ran a long piece documenting the struggle of many of these businesses, who have been forced to lay off staff and watch their store shelves stripped bare for […]

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MattysFlicks/FlickrOregon’s recreational marijuana market is rapidly approaching collapse thanks to new state regulations, as supply shortages and price increases hit dispensaries across the state. Yesterday the Oregonian ran a long piece documenting the struggle of many of these businesses, who have been forced to lay off staff and watch their store shelves stripped bare for […]

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Medical marijuana is legal in Michigan, but recreational marijuana is not.  The debate over marijuana has raged on for years, and the drug is being legalized in more states each election cycle.  Eight states have legalized recreational marijuana in the U.S., and Michigan could have been one of them this past election cycle….read more at […]

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Nick Morgan Mail Tribune @mtcrimebeat The Medford City Council has approved changes to zoning laws allowing the sale of recreational marijuana within city limits. The council voted unanimously Thursday night with six members in favor to allow permits for Oregon Liquor Control Commission-licensed marijuana dispensaries in commercial areas zoned “community commercial,” “regional commercial” and “heavy commercial.” Councilor Clay […]

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The state of marijuana legalization across the United States is arguably at a crossroads. On the one hand, the judgmental prism through which society has traditionally viewed marijuana usage has become decidedly less harsh over the last few years. Whereas the drug was previously stigmatized as a gateway drug that would inevitably lead to a life of […]

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay. Recent ballot initiatives in several states have legalized the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, intriguing many in New York about the state’s future.  On Nov. 8, voters in Massachusetts approved of a ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, with 53 percent supporting the measure. The law has […]

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Emma R. Murphy emurphy@wickedlocal.com @MurphReports Following the legalization of commercial marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts, the Needham Board of Health is developing regulations for commercial marijuana dispensaries. Town regulations for commercial dispensaries could be similar to the medical dispensary regulations, which the board passed in February. “The idea is that we would try to mirror to […]

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SOUTHWICK, Mass. (The Westfield News) – As the legalization of recreational marijuana was voted in favor by the state of Massachusetts during the Nov. 8 election, people throughout the commonwealth will begin to see the effects of the new law rather shortly. Starting on Dec. 15, anyone who is 21 years or older will be […]

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Backers of laws allowing marijuana use in California are girding for a possible political and legal battle against President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, a staunch foe of pot legalization. Marijuana industry leaders in the state and around the U.S. have launched an opposition campaign to the Senate confirmation of the Republican senator […]

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Canada’s task force on legalizing pot concluded its highly-anticipated report for the federal government Wednesday, but some marijuana producers believe pot-watchers need to chill expectations for legal recreational sales any time soon. “It’s a long path to legalization,” said Brendan Kennedy, CEO of private equity firm Privateer Holdings, which has a global portfolio of marijuana-focused […]

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