Month: June 2023

Santa Barbara County, California to Implement ‘Death Penalty’ Tax Rule

Santa Barbara County officials are stepping up rules to get cannabis businesses to be current on their tax payments. On June 27, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved harsher penalties on cannabis businesses that aren’t paying their taxes on time. Beginning in August, cannabis businesses in Santa Barbara County, California that don’t pay […]

Zelensky Pushes Medical Cannabis Legalization To Aid Ukrainians Suffering ‘Trauma of War’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday called on lawmakers to legalize medical cannabis, saying the treatment could provide relief to those in the country suffering from the “trauma of war.”  Zelensky made the comments in an address before his country’s parliament.  “We must finally fairly legalize cannabis-based medicines for all those who need them, with […]

Luxembourg Legalizes Weed For Personal Use

Lawmakers in Luxembourg on Wednesday approved a measure to legalize marijuana for personal use, making it only the second country in the European Union to take such a step.  According to Forbes, a “majority of 38 MPs voted on Wednesday in favor of a bill legalizing cannabis home cultivation and possession for recreational purposes, while […]

We’re Getting Equity Wrong | High Times

Another Juneteenth has come and passed, bringing a renewed wave of highlights of Black-owned brands and commitments to fostering diversity and equity in cannabis. Then, it’s back to the usual scheduled programming. Maybe the average brand will have one other product drop or campaign this year of which they’ll donate 10% of profits to a […]

Connecticut To Launch Legal Home Cultivation This Weekend

Adults in Connecticut will be able to start growing their own weed beginning this weekend as the state’s law permitting home cannabis cultivation goes into effect. Connecticut legalized recreational marijuana two years ago, leading to the launch of regulated sales of adult-use cannabis earlier this year. On Tuesday, officials with the Connecticut Department of Consumer […]

Catalonia Crackdown: Spanish Region Reins In Cannabis Industry

A riveting piece published on Wednesday by Reuters brought into focus the response from law enforcement to illicit cannabis production and trafficking in the Spanish region of Catalonia. “Heavily-armed police officers arrived in a well-to-do Barcelona suburb before dawn to raid a two-storey house that turned out to be packed with 800 marijuana plants growing […]

Tobacco Vs. Cannabis: Why Doesn’t The U.S. Government Want Our Money? – Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON), British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI)

Legalizing cannabis presents an opportunity for the federal government to tap into a valuable source of revenue. Instead of relying solely on sales taxes, the integration of the cannabis industry into the legal space can generate substantial personal and corporate income taxes. This potential windfall has already been witnessed at the state level, where billions […]

New Hampshire Medical Pot Dispensaries Open Business to Outsiders (Even Canadians!)

Medical cannabis patients who are visiting New Hampshire from another state or Canada can now receive the treatment from authorized dispensaries there.  The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced that, beginning on Wednesday, June 28, the state’s “alternative treatment centers” will be permitted to “dispense therapeutic cannabis to visitors from out of […]

Florida AG Files Challenge to Cannabis Legalization Initiative

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody on Monday filed a challenge to a proposed ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana with the state Supreme Court, arguing that the initiative should not appear before voters in next year’s general election. If successful, the proposed amendment initiative from the group Smart & Safe Florida would legalize cannabis for […]

Recent Report Finds Cannabis as Most Used Substance in Europe

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction’s (EMCDDA) report, entitled “Cannabis—the current situation in Europe (European Drug Report 2023),” describes cannabis as “by far the most commonly consumed illicit drug in Europe.” The report cites national surveys which show that 8% of European adults (out of approximately 22.6 million people between 15 and […]

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