Pritzker Administration Announces Fourth Month Sales Totals For Illinois Adult Use Cannabis

State’s new adult-use cannabis industry generated more than $37 million in sales in April ILLINOIS: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has announced preliminary numbers show statewide adult-use cannabis sales in April totaled $37,260,497.89. Dispensaries across the state sold 818,954 items over the 30-day period. Sales to Illinois residents totaled $29,735,650.41, while sales Read the full article…

NJ Department Of Health Issues Permit To Grow Medical Marijuana

NEW JERSEY: The New Jersey Department of Health issued last month a permit to Justice Grown in Ewing to begin growing medical marijuana. The permit was issued after a comprehensive review including several site inspections, background checks of its corporate officers and a review of its security operations and cultivation facility. “As our program continues Read the full article…

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Publishes Updated Patient & Caregiver Numbers For April 2020

OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today published updated patient & caregiver numbers for April 2020. These numbers include: 125,117 Recommendations 101,427 Registered patients 7,443 Patients with Veteran Status 7,695 Patients with Indigent Status 570 Patients with a Terminal Diagnosis 74,912 Unique patients who purchased medical marijuana (as reported to OARRS by licensed Read the full article…

Researchers At Israel’s Rambam Hospital:  Cannabis May Help Severely Ill COVID-19 Patients

ISRAEL: Rambam Health Care Campus is leading cannabis research that could be helpful in the treatment of severely ill COVID-19 patients. Clinical trials have been scheduled. Researchers in the Center for Cannabis Research at Rambam Health Care Campus, led by the center’s Director Dr. Igal Louria-Hayon, hope to study the effects of cannabis use on Read the full article…

Washington: WLSCB Virtual Listen And Learn Forum: Draft Conceptual Rules Regarding Marijuana Licensee True Party Of Interest Rules

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) has rescheduled a Listen and Learn forum on draft conceptual rules regarding marijuana true party of interest regulations described in WAC 314-55-035 to accommodate concerns around the COVID-19 outbreak. Please join us virtually on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. via WebEx Read the full article…

Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board Issues Emergency License Suspension For Smoking Exodus in Port Orchard

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Friday issued an emergency suspension for Smoking Exodus, a vapor product retailer, after an investigation found multiple violations of their state licenses and violations of state and federal drug laws. The suspension is for the licensee listed below: Smoking Exodus:1382 SE Lund Avenue, Suite 150, Port Read the full article…

High Times Announces Acquisition Of 13 California Retail Assets From Harvest

The World’s Most Recognized Cannabis Brand Expands Portfolio into the World’s Largest Cannabis Market CALIFORNIA: Hightimes Holding Corp., the owner of High Times, the most well-known brand in cannabis, announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire certain equity and assets with respect to 13 planned and operational California dispensaries from Harvest Health & Read the full article…

Senator Harris, Colleagues Call On Congressional Leaders To Ensure Cannabis Small Businesses Can Access Emergency SBA Loan & Grant Programs

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday joined Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), and 7 of their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Congressional leadership calling for forthcoming COVID-19 relief legislative packages to allow state-legal cannabis small businesses and indirect cannabis small businesses to access loan and Read the full article…

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Alcohol Violations, Licensing Settlements And Takes Action On Rules

Commission Adjusts Alcohol Purchasing Hours to Accommodate Vulnerable Populations OREGON: At its regularly monthly meeting on April 16, 2020 the Oregon Liquor Control Commission considered the concerns of older adult shoppers and persons with underlying medical conditions, in approving a temporary rule allowing OLCC licensed retailers to begin selling beer, wine and cider beginning at Read the full article…

NEW ACLU REPORT: Despite Marijuana Legalization Black People Still Almost Four Times More Likely To Get Arrested

A TALE OF TWO COUNTRIES: RACIALLY TARGETED ARRESTS IN THE ERA OF MARIJUANA REFORM DETAILS MILLIONS OF RACIALLY TARGETED MARIJUANA ARRESTS MADE BETWEEN 2010-2018 NEW YORK: The American Civil Liberties Union today released a new report showing that Black people are 3.64 times more likely than white people to be arrested for marijuana possession despite Read the full article…