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Minnesota: At Least 66,000 Marijuana Charges Will Be Expunged August 1

Following the governor’s signature of HF 100, Minnesota officials say that starting August 1st tens of thousands of marijuana charges will be expunged with thousands more put into consideration. According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the agency HF 100 tasks with handling marijuana expungements, work on establishing the process for marijuana expungements is …

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Alaska Garnered $2.4 Million in Taxes From Legal Marijuana Sales in April, $23.5 Million Fiscal Year-to-Date

Alaska, with a population of less than 750,000, continues to bring in millions each month in marijuana tax revenue. According to data released by the Tax Division of the Alaska Department of Revenue, the state made a total of $2,398,053 in tax revenue from the legal distribution of marijuana in April alone. $1,129,976 of this …

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Rhode Island Bill to Legalize Psilocybin Possession and Cultivation Scheduled for full House Vote

A measure that would legalize the possession and cultivation of psilocybin (aka magic mushrooms) in Rhode Island has been scheduled for a vote in the House of Representatives. House Bill 5923 has been placed on the official House calendar, with the chamber scheduled to convene at 4pm ET. The House’s consideration of the proposal comes …

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Nevada Legislature Approves Bill to Increase Marijuana Possession Limit by 250%

A Nevada bill that would drastically increase the possession limit for legal marijuana and marijuana concentrates has been passed by the state’s full legislature. Senate Bill 277 was passed Friday through the Assembly 28 to 14, five days after it passed the Senate 14 to 6. This allows the legislation to be sent to Governor …

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Massachusetts: Over $146 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in May

There was $146.3 million in legal marijuana sold in May in Massachusetts. According to the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, licensed marijuana stores sold $128.7 million worth of recreational marijuana and marijuana products in May. This marks a slight increase from the $125 million sold in April, and is roughly on par with the $129.4 million …

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$245 Million in Legal Marijuana Purchased in Michigan in May

In May those 21 and older in Michigan purchased $245 million worth of legal marijuana and marijuana products. According to data released by Michigan’s Cannabis Regulatory Agency, in total legal marijuana stores in Michigan sold $245,919,258.96 worth of product in May. There was $238,867,535 in recreational marijuana sold, and $7,051,723.96 worth of medical marijuana. The …

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Maine: $17.2 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in May, New Monthly Record

There was $17.2 million in marijuana and marijuana products sold legally in Maine in the month of May. According to the Maine’s Office of Cannabis Policy, there was $17,264,322 in legal marijuana sold in May, a modest but noticeable increase from the $16,289,077 sold in April. This beats the previous record of  $17,042,278 set in …

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Report Finds 65% of Licensed Truck Drivers Support Federal Marijuana Legalization

According to a new report released by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) a large majority of licensed truck drivers in the US support legalizing marijuana federally and an even higher percentage support loosening marijuana testing policies. The Impacts of Marijuana Legalization on the Trucking Industry report found that 72% of truck drivers support “loosening …

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Study: Alcohol Associated with Fewer Negative Consequences in Legal Marijuana States

A study published in the recent issue of the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse has found that twins who reside in legal marijuana states are less likely to experience negative consequences from drinking alcohol as compared to their co-twins who live in jurisdictions where marijuana is illegal. “As more states pass recreational cannabis …

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Study Finds CBD Tincture Effective in Treating Dementia Symptoms Over 6-Month Period

According to a new study published in the journal Clinical Gerontologist, the use of CBD tincture is associated with symptom improvements in those with Dementia. The study was conducted by researchers at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, and the University of Ioannina, all in Greece. The …

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