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Ohio Voters Could Legalize Marijuana Next Month, Polling Shows it’s Likely to Happen

Next month Ohio voters could legalize recreational marijuana via a citizens initiative. On November 7, Ohio voters will decide the fate of Issue 2, an initiative that would make Ohio the 24th state to legalize marijuana for all uses. Although anything can happen and proponents of the measure argue that nothing can be taken for …

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Arizona Made $24 Million in Marijuana Taxes in August, $283 Million for Fiscal Year 2023

Arizona garnered over $24 million in tax revenue in August from legal marijuana sales, and over a quarter million for FY 2023. According to data released by the Arizona Department of Revenue, the state made $24,323,092 in tax revenue from the legal distribution of over $90 million worth of marijuana and marijuana products. This is …

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Report: Global Cannabis Market Worth $57 Billion, to Grow to $444 Billion by 2030

The global cannabis market is expected to expand at a rapid and unprecedented pace in the coming years, according to a new report by Fortune Business Insights. According to the report, the global cannabis market was worth $43 billion in 2022, which is expected to reach $57 billion by the end of 2023. Between 2023 …

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Oregon: Over $80 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in September, $6 Billion Since 2016

Legal marijuana sales in Oregon topped $80 million for the fourth straight month. There was $80,139,855 worth of legal marijuana and marijuana products sold in September, according to data released by the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission. Although this is a slight decrease from the $81.6 million sold in August and the $81.8 million sold …

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New Mexico: September Breaks Monthly Marijuana Sales Record

September saw the highest single-month of marijuana sales in New Mexico history. According to data released by the New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department, marijuana retail outlets sold $47,766,255.83 worth of legal marijuana and marijuana products in September. This is just $6k more than the record-breaking $47,759,256 sold in May of this year. Of the …

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Michigan: Most Government Applicants Will No Longer Be Tested for Marijuana Starting Today

A rules change going into effect today, October 1, means potential government employees in Michigan will no longer be tested for marijuana. Roughly two-thirds of the nearly 50,000 positions in the Michigan government will no require a test for marijuana for those seeking employment. This is due to a rules change made this summer by …

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US Senate Majority Leader Vows to Bring Marijuana Expungement and Gun Rights Proposals to a Vote

US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says that provisions allowing for marijuana expungements and providing gun rights to medical marijuana patients will be included in a marijuana banking bill that will be voted on “very soon“. Shortly after the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs passed the SAFER Banking Act (S.2860), Senate Majority Leader …

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Netherlands to Start Legal Marijuana Pilot Program in December

Starting in December the Dutch government will launch its long-awaited marijuana pilot program in Breda and Tilburg. The new pilot program will allow for marijuana to be cultivated and distributed to adults. The program will start with two cultivators supplying two shops, but it is expected to grow to 10 cultivators supplying a couple dozen …

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Workers at Five Illinois Marijuana Stores Reach Tentative Agreement With Teamsters

Workers at five Sunnyside Dispensaries (a subsidiary of multi-state cannabis operator Cresco) have reached tentative agreements for first union contracts with Teamsters Local 777, according to a press release. “Two years ago, we didn’t have any cannabis workers under a collective bargaining agreement”, said Jim Glimco, Local 777 President. “Including these agreements, we have more than …

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American Nurses Association Officially Recognizes Marijuana Nursing as a Specialty Nursing Practice

The American Nurses Association (ANA), representing the interests of the nation’s more than 5 million nurses, announces the formal recognition of marijuana nursing as a nursing specialty. According to a press release, marijuana nursing is now identified by the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) as a specialty nursing practice focused on the care of health care …

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