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Oregon Marijuana Sales Jump to $82 Million in March

Oregon marijuana sales increased considerably in March compared to January and February. Data released by the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission shows that there was $82,352,507 worth of legal marijuana sold in March. This is a notable increase over the $75.6 million sold in January and the $75.9 million sold in February. The yearly total …

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On 4/20 Hulu and Disney+ Are Debuting “High Hopes”, a Marijuana Docuseries Produced by Jimmy Kimmel

Hulu has officially released the first trailer for their new docuseries High Hopes, executive produced by Jimmy Kimmel that’s also airing on Disney+. High Hopes will debut on April 20, the unofficial marijuana holiday. The six-part docuseries will follow the owners and employees of MMD (Medical Marijuana Dispensary), one of the oldest marijuana dispensaries in …

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The 3 Most Likely Outcomes of the DEA’s Marijuana Rescheduling Review

The DEA has confirmed it’s conducting a review of marijuana’s scheduling status; here’s a look at the most likely outcomes. Currently, marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act, making it illegal for all purposes. After a nearly year-long review prompted by an executive order from President Biden, the Department of …

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Massachusetts Bill to Prevent Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing Advances in Legislature

Legislation preventing employers from testing potential employees for marijuana until after they’ve been offered conditional employment, while offering extra employee protections for medical marijuana patients, is advancing in the Massachusetts Legislature. House Bill 1955, filed last year by State Representatives Chynah Tyler and David LeBoeuf, received approval recently through the Joint Committee on Labor and …

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Connecticut Judiciary Committee Approves Bill Addressing Marijuana Sentence Reductions and Discharges

A joint legislative committee in Connecticut has given approval to a bill allowing for marijuana sentence reductions, among other changes. Senate Bill 444 was given approval today by the Joint Committee on Judiciary, moving it closer to a vote of the full Senate. The measure allows judges, after a hearing and for good cause shown, …

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These 10 States Are Next in Line to Legalize Marijuana

There’s currently 24 states that have legalized recreational marijuana. That number could jump to above 30 in the near future. Recent developments such as Florida’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of a marijuana legalization initiative, and Hawaii’s full Senate and multiple House committees voting to legalize marijuana, has helped set the stage on which states …

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Legislation to Legalize Medical Marijuana Introduced in Kansas Senate

A measure that would make medical marijuana legal in Kansas was introduced today in the state’s Senate. Kansas is one of just 12 states that have not legalized medical marijuana. Senate Bill 558, filed by the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee, would make Kansas the 39th medical marijuana state. The “Kansas medical cannabis act” …

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Legalizing Marijuana in Pennsylvania Would Net $270 Million Annually for State General Fund, Finds New Report

According to a new report conducted by the Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office (IFO), the state would garner hundreds of millions of dollars in new tax revenue by FY 2028 to 2029 if marijuana is legalized for recreational use. The IFO report is based on a proposed budget by Governor Josh Shapiro’s (D), released last week, …

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New Mexico Sets Monthly Record With $52 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in March

In New Mexico there was over $52 million in legal marijuana sold in March, a new monthly record. According to data released by the New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department, there was $52,507,206 worth of legal marijuana sod in March, just the second time monthly marijuana sales have passed $50 million (December, 2023 was the …

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Florida Supreme Court Officially Rules Marijuana Initiative Will Be Voted On Later This Year

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that an initiative to legalize recreational marijuana will be voted on during November’s election. Last year the Florida Division of Elections verified that the nonprofit organization Smart & Safe Florida submitted 967,528 valid signatures for their initiative to legalize recreational marijuana. This is more than the 891,523 signatures required …

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