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Massachusetts: Price of Marijuana Down Almost 50% Since Start of Legal Sales in 2018

According to data released by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, the price per gram of legal marijuana as of February was $7.12, a new all-time low. The $7.12 average is a 49.4% decrease from the $14.09 average at the start of legal recreational marijuana sales in December, 2018. This is lower than the $7.61 average …

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New York Approves 99 New Licenses for Marijuana Stores

Officials in New York have announced the distribution of 99 new provisional licenses for recreational marijuana stores. Despite New York legalizing recreational marijuana in 2021, there is currently just seven licensed marijuana stores open. This was largely due to a court ruling that halted license distribution in many regions. However, just days after the U.S. …

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Study: Hemp Seed May Reduce Copper Toxicity, Has “Therapeutic Role” in Animal Feed

Hemp seed supplementation “showed significant improved results against copper toxicity” and “could be recommended as an animal feed ingredient for its therapeutic role”, according to new research. The research is being published in the May, 2023 issue of the journal Biological Trace Element Research, with the abstract epublished online ahead of print by the National …

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WA Bill to Protect Marijuana Users When Job Hunting Sent to Governor

Legislation that would prohibit businesses from refusing to hire someone for testing positive for marijuana has been sent to Governor Jay Inslee for consideration. Senate Bill 5123 was passed last week by the House of Representatives 57 to 41, after having already passed the Senate 28 to 21. Given it was amended slightly in the …

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Montana House Votes 65 to 35 to Redirect Marijuana Tax Revenue to General Fund

Montana’s full House of Representatives have passed House Bill 669 through its second reading. Filed by State Representative Bill Mercer, House Bill 669 passed the House in its second reading 65 to 35, just a few days after it passed the Appropriations Committee 15 to 8. It will now need to pass through a 3rd …

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Over $200 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in Michigan in February, $32 Million in Taxes

Despite being a short month there was over $200 million worth of marijuana and marijuana products purchased legally in Michigan in February. According to the latest Cannabis Regulatory Agency Monthly Report, Michigan marijuana stores sold 347,733 pounds and 354,020 fluid ounces worth of marijuana costing a total of $206,378,444. Medical marijuana sales were much lower …

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Case Report: Oil With CBD and THC Significantly Reduced Pain in Cat With Chronic Osteoarthritic Pain

In a clinical case report being published in the upcoming issue of the peer-reviewed journal Veterinary Medicine and Science, oil with both THC and CBD reduced the pain index by over 50% in a feline with chronic osteoarthritic pain. Conducted by researchers at the Universidad de la República in Uruguay, the study was epublished ahead …

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Arkansas Bill to Codify Gun Rights for Medical Marijuana Patients Passed By Committee

A bill to make it so that medical marijuana patients and caregivers can receive, possess, conceal and transport firearms after a successful background check has been passed by a key House committee. The House Judiciary Committee has voted to pass House Bill 1784, filed by State Representative Aaron Pilkington. The proposal would amend the state’s …

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Over $40 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in New Mexico in February

According to data released by the New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department, there was over $40 million in legal marijuana sold in February, a slight increase from the month prior. In February in New Mexico consumers purchased $41,605,770 in legal marijuana and marijuana products. $27,663,790 of this was from recreational marijuana sales, with the remaining …

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Measure Establishing Rules and Regulations for Legal Marijuana Industry Passed by Maryland Senate

The full Maryland Senate has passed a measure establishing rules and regulations for the legal marijuana industry including licensed marijuana retail outlets. A little less than five months after voters approved an initiative to legalize marijuana, and three months before it takes effect, Maryland lawmakers have approved rules and regulations for the legal marijuana industry. …

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