Recreational Dispensaries are Opening in NYC!
Recreational dispensaries are finally opening in New York! Although the process is not moving as swiftly as it did in other parts of the United States, it’s moving forward in the Empire State. New York City dispensaries that are open now each hold a Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) License, which was awarded to businesses…Read More
Can Visitors Buy Out-of-State Cannabis? [Updated 2023]
Countless polls and surveys have revealed the majority of Americans are in favor of cannabis legalization, however there are still four states were cannabis and CBD are fully illegal and many more with varying degrees legalization. Frequent and occasional travelers alike generally prefer to maintain their regular habits when they’re not at home. If cannabis…Read More
Vermont Cannabis Laws to Ban Plastic Packaging
Recreational sales in Vermont began Oct. 1, and those first customers inside may have noticed something different from cannabis purchases in other states: Vermont cannabis laws require cannabis products to be sold in glass, metal or cardboard containers. In an industry where radical ideas present themselves every day, Vermont’s decision to ban plastic packaging is…Read More
Raw Cannabis Odor No Longer Cause for Vehicle Searches, Warrants
The odor of cannabis from a vehicle, dwelling or person has historically landed pot smokers in serious hot water. Due to long-standing search warrant criteria for cannabis, law enforcement officers have relied upon the smell of marijuana as probable cause for searching and often arresting citizens — even when the cannabis was in raw, unburnt…Read More
New York’s New Marijuana Drug Testing Rules
A workplace drug test in New York may never look the same again. Per the state’s Department of Labor (DOL), employers there are not allowed any longer to test most workers, with limited exceptions, for cannabis THC. This is a bold step in the United States, as the legality of cannabis ranges from fully illegal,…Read More
Cannabis is Now Legal in Connecticut!
As of July 1st, cannabis is legal in Connecticut. This is a change in the Connecticut cannabis law that previously decriminalized cannabis use and means that adults can begin consuming legal cannabis in Connecticut in the coming years. It has been a long road for the state, but the recent change in the law was…Read More
Updates on Cannabis Legalization in New York
Effective March 31, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo legalized adult-use of cannabis, and provided for the licensure of producers, distributors and retailers of marijuana throughout the Empire State. Under this New York legalization, the legislature has established the New York State Cannabis Control Board under the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, and authorized this Board to…Read More
Can New Jersey’s Slow Start to Cannabis Legalization Recover?
Is recreational weed legal in New Jersey? Despite the recent bill NJ Governor, Phil Murphy signed to finally legalize cannabis in New Jersey and put an end to arrests for possession, some say it’s long overdue. The main position from his 2017 campaign for governor included committing to sign any cannabis legalization that ended up…Read More
The State of Cannabis Legislation & Licensing: Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington, D.C.
Newly introduced to the cannabis world within the education sector is the nation’s first master’s degree program in medical cannabis through the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Both on campus and online, classes in this two-year program will include basic science, clinical use, adverse effects and public health, and federal and state laws and…Read More
The State of Cannabis Legislation & Licensing: New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut
The annual “The State of Legal Cannabis Markets” report in June released findings that indicate the world’s cannabis market could notch $15 billion this year. Industry insiders are forecasting global cannabis sales could total $14.9 billion in 2019, up 36% from 2018, driven in part by CBD product sales and recent legalization in Canada. For…Read More
The State of Cannabis Legislation & Licensing: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts
According to a recent article published in the May-June issue of Marijuana Business Magazine, manufacturers of cannabis products are often in a constant evolution of new products and scientific advancements, all to retain and expand their customer base. As the industry continues to grow, it is essential to keep abreast of legality. Below is a…Read More