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California Governor Signs Bill Allowing Marijuana to be Sold at Events Such as County Fairs

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law legislation that allows marijuana to be sold legally at a variety of events. Assembly Bill 128 allows state regulators to issue licenses for Cannabis Event Organizers, which would be defined by law as “a licensee authorizing onsite cannabis sales to, and consumption by, persons 21 years of …

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Rhode Island: Another Record-Breaking Month With $9.1 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in June

For the second straight month marijuana sales in Rhode Island set a new monthly record. There was $9,170,619.08 in legal marijuana and marijuana products sold in June throughout Rhode Island, according to data released by the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulations. This surpasses the $8.89 million sold in May, at the time a monthly …

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Germany Ministry of Health Releases Draft Cannabis Legalization Bill

By Thomas Edward, High Times Germany continues to inch closer to a new era of cannabis legalization. Last week, the country’s ministry of health unveiled a draft bill providing details on new regulations for personal use and cultivation of marijuana. It has been a longtime coming for Europe’s largest economy, with German policymakers driving to reform the …

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Minnesota Adds IBS and OCD to Medical Marijuana Program

The Minnesota Department of Health has officially added irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to the list of qualifying medical marijuana conditions. As of July 1, Minnesota patients certified with either IBS or OCD can enroll in the state’s medical cannabis program. Patients certified by a participating health care practitioner as having either …

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Arkansas: Over $140 Million in Medical Marijuana Purchased in First Half of 2023

The Arkansas medical marijuana industry continues to grow with sales reaching $141 million between January and June. According to the Department of Finance and Administration, the $141 million sold in the first half of the year is a 5% increase from the sales during the same period in 2022. Dispensaries sold nearly 30,000 pounds of …

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North Carolina Medical Marijuana Bill Dead for the Year Despite 36 to 10 Senate Vote

Despite being overwhelmingly approved by the state’s Senate, a North Carolina bill to legalize medical marijuana is likely dead for this session, says House Speaker Tim Moore. In March the North Carolina Senate voted 36 to 10 to pass a medical marijuana bill that was filed by Senator Bill Rabon along with a bipartisan coalition …

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Maryland: Over $20 Million Worth of Marijuana Sold in First Week of Legal Sales

In the first week of legal recreational sales consumers purchased over $20 million worth of marijuana and marijuana products. Legal recreational marijuana sales began in Maryland on July 1, and according to data released by the state between July 1 and July 7 there was $20.9 million in marijuana sold. $10.4 million of this came …

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California Health Committee Votes 9 to 2 to Legalize Psilocybin, DMT and Ibogaine

Legislation to legalize certain psychedelics in California has been passed by the Assembly Health Committee. The Health Committee voted 9 to 2 to pass Senate Bill 58. The vote comes two weeks after the measure was approved 5 to 2 by the Assembly Public Safety Committee, and a little over a month and a half …

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Minnesota: Law Legalizing Marijuana Possession and Cultivation Goes Into Effect in Three Weeks

In just three weeks, on August 1, Minnesota will officially become the 23rd state where marijuana can be legally possessed for recreational purposes. Starting Tuesday, August 1, those who are 21 and older in Minnesota will be allowed to possess up to two ounces of marijuana in public, and up to two pounds at a …

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Massachusetts Group Files Paperwork To Put Psychedelics Initiative On 2024 Ballot

Psilocybin ("magic") mushrooms.

A group seeking to legalize certain psychedelics has taken the initial steps towards getting an initiative on the general election ballot in 2024. A nonprofit political committee called Massachusetts for Mental Health Options has submitted paperwork with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance indicating that they intend to work towards putting an initiative before …

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