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12/07/2018 - 7:07am
Dad Arrested After 6-Year-Old Brings Marijuana to School: Police - NBC Connecticut
(Connecticut, United States) Dad Arrested After 6-Year-Old Brings Marijuana to School: Police NBC ConnecticutHartford police said they have arrested a father after his 6-year-old brought marijuana to school.
https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Dad-Arrested-After-6-Year-Old-Brings-M...
12/07/2018 - 4:20am
Is Arizona Going to Reduce the Annual Medical Marijuana Card Fee?
(Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Mexico, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, United States, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Dispensaries) Medical marijuana card fees vary significantly by state with Arizona having one of the highest in the country. The state reports having nearly 190,000 patients, many of which struggle to afford the state’s $150 annual fee (plus another $100-$150 for an annual state-required medical marijuana doctor certification ), leaving them unable to renew every year. The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act allows the state to charge a fee that covers the cost of operating the state’s medical marijuana program. Currently, there is a surplus of tens of millions of dollars from the program’s fees imposed on patients and dispensaries . The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), if they decided to, could simply decrease the annual fee to a more reasonable amount; for example, $30 – an amount that will still produce sufficient revenue ($5.7 million produced annually from 190,000 patients) for the state while not putting an unnecessary financial burden on the state’s citizens seeking alternative...
https://azmarijuana.com/arizona-medical-marijuana-news/arizona-reduce-annual-med...
12/06/2018 - 11:46am
Progressive Caucus To Push For Marijuana Legalization In Hartford - WSHU
(Connecticut, Legalization, Recreational, United States) Progressive Caucus To Push For Marijuana Legalization In Hartford WSHUMembers of the Progressive Caucus in the Connecticut House of Representatives say they'll push to legalize and tax recreational marijuana sales to adults.
http://www.wshu.org/post/progressive-caucus-push-marijuana-legalization-hartford
12/04/2018 - 6:48pm
Northampton Marijuana Industry Is Just Getting Started | Connecticut Public Radio - WNPR News
(Connecticut, Massachusetts, News, Recreational, United States) Northampton Marijuana Industry Is Just Getting Started | Connecticut Public Radio WNPR NewsNorthampton, Massachusetts, is home to one of the first two recreational marijuana stores open in the state. But that could be just the beginning of the.
http://www.wnpr.org/post/northampton-marijuana-industry-just-getting-started
12/03/2018 - 9:27pm
R.I. considers marijuana legalization as New England turns green | Poll - The Providence Journal
(Connecticut, Legalization, Maine, Massachusetts, United States, Vermont) R.I. considers marijuana legalization as New England turns green | Poll The Providence JournalPot stores are opening in Massachusetts. You can now grow your own in Maine and Vermont. And Connecticut's new governor says legalizing marijuana will be ...
http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20181203/ri-considers-marijuana-legalizati...
12/03/2018 - 9:27pm
R.I. considers marijuana legalization as New England turns green - The Providence Journal
(Connecticut, Legalization, Maine, Massachusetts, United States, Vermont) R.I. considers marijuana legalization as New England turns green The Providence JournalPot stores are opening in Massachusetts. You can now grow your own in Maine and Vermont. And Connecticut's new governor says legalizing marijuana will be ...
http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20181203/ri-considers-marijuana-legalizati...
11/29/2018 - 10:36pm
Cannabis News - The Human Toll of Stupidity | Ep. 279 | 11-29-2018
(Cannabis, Connecticut, Massachusetts, News, United States, Dispensaries) Joe Klare discusses stories about Massachusetts, Connecticut and Boston's mayor. 11-29-18 - Ep. 279 | The Marijuana Times marijuanatimes.org/massachusetts-cannabis-sales-soar-despite-having-few-open-dispensaries/ wtnh.com/news/politics/politics-of-pot-becomes-more-potent-as-sales-begin-in-mass/1609399790 bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2018/11/boston_mayor_on_pot_shops_hope_taxation_s_worth_the_human_toll nature-cide.com/ Cast: The Marijuana Times Tags: medical cannabis , cannabis news , marijuana news and marijuana
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11/27/2018 - 7:01pm
Legalizing Marijuana in Connecticut
(Cannabis, Connecticut, United States) In this clip from PRIMO NUTMEG #158, Marijuana Policy Project New England Political Director Matt Simon gives his thoughts on what has kept marijuana illegal in Connecticut and why lawmakers in Hartford need to legalize in the next legislative session. Full Interview: https://youtu.be/dC0WpROgOUM Cast: PRIMO NUTMEG Tags: Marijuana , Connecticut and Cannabis
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11/26/2018 - 6:05am
Recreational marijuana stokes concerns about youth substance abuse - Hartford Courant
(Connecticut, Massachusetts, News, Recreational, United States) Hartford Courant Recreational marijuana stokes concerns about youth substance abuse Hartford CourantTo police, doctors and others combating youth drug use, the start of recreational pot sales in Massachusetts poses not one problem but many. With increased access to marijuana, they envision in Connecticut spikes in drugged driving and marijuana ... Recreational Marijuana Sales Commenced in This $1.8 Billion Market This Week Motley Fool all 15 news articles »
https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-legal-marijuana-concerns-201811...
11/25/2018 - 9:51am
The Boston Globe creates a new section dedicated to marijuana coverage
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, United States, Vermont) 11/19/18– The Boston Globe launched a new section of Globe.com dedicated to covering the politics, business, use, and impact of marijuana in the Northeast with a primary focus on the New England states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The Globe will bring the resources of New England’s largest newsroom to cover the cultural, business, and legal aspects of marijuanas, and facilitate conversations across the Northeast. Read
https://themarijuanareport.org/the-boston-globe-creates-a-new-section-dedicated-...
11/19/2018 - 12:02am
Meet the first recreational marijuana customers in Massachusetts: a pair of veterans - The Boston Globe
(Connecticut, Massachusetts, News, Recreational, United States) The Boston Globe Meet the first recreational marijuana customers in Massachusetts: a pair of veterans The Boston GlobeFor more news on marijuana, subscribe to our newsletter, This Week in Weed. A pair of veterans will stand at the center of history-making moments scheduled for this week: the first legal marijuana sales in Massachusetts in more than a century. At 8 a.m ... Lynn's first medical marijuana shop opens Daily Item Making marijuana legal is a mistake Boston Herald 'Doesn't Faze Me': Leicester Residents Ready For Legal Marijuana Opening Day CBS Boston NBC Connecticut - Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News all 13 news articles »
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2018/11/19/meet-first-recreational-ma...
11/17/2018 - 7:54am
Marijuana to go on sale in Massachusetts Tuesday - Hartford Courant
(Cannabis, Connecticut, Massachusetts, News, Recreational, United States, Washington, Dispensaries) Hartford Courant Marijuana to go on sale in Massachusetts Tuesday Hartford CourantBoth stores, one located in Northampton and the other in Leicester, both not far from the Connecticut border, said they would open Tuesday morning after the Cannabis Control Commission, the state's marijuana regulatory agency, authorized them to begin ... Look inside Massachusetts' first two recreational marijuana shops WCVB Boston Pot dispensaries authorized to start recreational sales in Massachusetts starting Tuesday Washington Times Recreational Marijuana Sales In Massachusetts – What You Need To Know CBS Boston GazetteNET - MassLive.com - Heavy.com all 60 news articles »
https://www.courant.com/business/hc-biz-massachusetts-marijuana-sales-20181117-s...
11/12/2018 - 11:45am
Connecticut adds another condition to medical marijuana treatment list
(Cannabis, Connecticut, Medical Marijuana, News, Regulations, United States) Connecticut regulators added another ailment to the list of conditions that can be treated with medical cannabis, bringing the total number of conditions to 31 for adults. The state’s Regulations Review Committee decided chronic neuropathic pain associated with degenerative spinal disorders should be included on the list. The added condition could provide a slight boost to […] Connecticut adds another condition to medical marijuana treatment list is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/connecticut-adds-another-condition-to-medical-marijuana-t...
11/11/2018 - 1:44pm
Connecticut Adds New Condition to Medical Marijuana Program - NBC Connecticut
(California, Connecticut, Medical Marijuana, News, United States) NBC Connecticut Connecticut Adds New Condition to Medical Marijuana Program NBC ConnecticutLOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 7: A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have ... Connecticut adds 31st condition to medical marijuana program WTNH.com (press release) all 37 news articles »
https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Connecticut-Adds-New-Condition-to-Medi...
11/09/2018 - 4:50pm
Gov wins may provide business boost in some small, moderate cannabis markets
(Cannabis, Connecticut, Maryland, News, United States) A number of pro-cannabis gubernatorial victories in the midterm elections could potentially lead to friendlier environments for marijuana firms in several states with small- to moderate-sized markets. Here are some key winners that cannabis entrepreneurs will be carefully watching: Connecticut: Ned Lamont, a Democrat, said he would like to legalize adult-use marijuana. Maryland: Republican Larry Hogan […] Gov wins may provide business boost in some small, moderate cannabis markets is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/gubernatorial-victories-boost-smaller-marijuana-markets/
10/29/2018 - 3:49pm
Arizona Marijuana Dispensary Chain and Cultivator Goes Public
(Acquisitions, Arizona, California, Cannabis, Connecticut, Facilities, Financing, Florida, Growing, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Organic, Pennsylvania, Processing, United States, Dispensaries, Cultivation) Curaleaf, a leading marijuana company in the U.S. with a footprint that spans 12 states and comprises of 28 dispensaries, 12 cultivation facilities and 9 processing sites, announced that as of Oct 29 they will begin trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol CURA. “Listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange is a critical step in our growth trajectory,” the CEO of Curaleaf stated . “We are excited to make our mark within cannabis financing history through the overwhelming support of over 100 institutions internationally. We remain committed to growing our business through aggressive organic growth and the strategic deployment of capital into accretive acquisitions that extend our brand into the most attractive U.S. markets.” Curaleaf’s stock ( CURA ) opened at $8.70 per share on Oct 29, quickly jumped to $10.79, and has slowly dropped into the low $7 range, as of midday. The company operates in Arizona , Connecticut , Florida , Maine , Maryland, Massachusetts...
https://azmarijuana.com/arizona-medical-marijuana-news/arizona-marijuana-dispens...
09/18/2018 - 3:02pm
CLS Holdings USA Executes Two Letters of Intent for Opportunity to Enter Massachusetts Market
(Cannabis, Colorado, Connecticut, Edibles, Facilities, Growing, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Products, Recreational, Rhode Island, Subsidiaries, United States, Vermont, Dispensaries, Cultivation) LAS VEGAS -- PRESS RELEASE -- CLS Holdings USA, Inc., a diversified cannabis company operating as Cannabis Life Sciences and an integrated cannabis producer and retailer in Nevada through its Oasis Cannabis subsidiaries, today announced it has executed two Letters of Intentto enter the rapidly growing Massachusetts market. CLS looks forward to the opportunity to enter the Massachusetts market, which has been operating as a legalized medical jurisdiction since 2015 and has approved legalized recreational use.CLS has agreed in principle to loan $5 million to In Good Health, a licensed medical dispensary in Brockton, Mass., with a significant market share. Along with the loan, CLS will have an option to acquire In Good Health. In Good Health is located 25 miles south of downtown Boston and is one of the 38 licensed dispensaries in the state. The Brockton dispensary was the second licensed dispensary in the state and has been operational since Sept. 2015, which has been medical-only up...
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/cls-holdings-usa-letters-of-intent-...
08/17/2018 - 3:00am
Synthetic Cannabinoid K2 Overdoses Are Rampant. Here’s Why. - The Scientist
(Connecticut, Synthetic, United States, Synthetic Cannabinoids) Synthetic Cannabinoid K2 Overdoses Are Rampant. Here’s Why. The ScientistOn Wednesday and Thursday (August 15 and August 16), more than 85 people in New Haven, Connecticut, overdosed on synthetic cannabinoids.
https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/synthetic-cannabinoid-k2-overdoses-ar...
05/09/2018 - 3:52pm
Connecticut Firms Not Weeding Out Marijuana Practices, Despite Legislative Setback - Law.com
(Connecticut, Recreational, United States) Law.com Connecticut Firms Not Weeding Out Marijuana Practices, Despite Legislative Setback Law.comThe legislative session ended before Connecticut lawmakers considered a bill that would have legalized recreational marijuana use, but law firms eyeing that practice area remain optimistic. Hartford firm Brown ... Despite a federal prohibition, for ... and more »
https://www.law.com/ctlawtribune/2018/05/09/connecticut-firms-not-weeding-out-ma...
05/09/2018 - 3:52pm
Connecticut Firms Not Weeding Out Marijuana Practices, Despite Legislative Setback
(Connecticut, United States) The legislative session ended before Connecticut lawmakers considered a bill that would have legalized recreational marijuana use, but law firms eyeing that practice area remain optimistic. Hartford firm Brown Paindiris & Scott, for instance, still sees enough opportunity to launch and maintain a venture ...
https://www.law.com/ctlawtribune/2018/05/09/connecticut-firms-not-weeding-out-ma...
05/06/2018 - 7:58pm
Dozens rally at Capitol in favor of marijuana legalization - FOX 61
(Cannabis, Connecticut, Legalization, News, United States) FOX 61 Dozens rally at Capitol in favor of marijuana legalization FOX 61HARTFORD -- A push for marijuana in Connecticut made its way to the steps of the Capitol Sunday. "We're here rallying for House Bill 5394. It's a vote for legalization of cannabis and grow rights here in Connecticut," said Cody Roberts who supports ... How anti-marijuana Jeff Sessions became the best thing to happen to pot legalization USA TODAY 3 States Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana This Year Motley Fool HARRINGTON: Legalize it – Case for marijuana decriminalization Marquette Wire Naples Daily News - WTNH.com (press release) all 11 news articles »
http://fox61.com/2018/05/06/dozens-rally-at-capitol-in-favor-of-marijuana-legali...
05/06/2018 - 7:48pm
Dozens rally at Capitol in favor of marijuana legalization
(Cannabis, Connecticut, Legalization, United States) HARTFORD — A push for marijuana in Connecticut made its way to the steps of the Capitol Sunday. “We're here rallying for House Bill 5394. It's a vote for legalization of cannabis and grow rights here in Connecticut,” said Cody Roberts who supports legalizing marijuana. Dozens came out to the rally, ...
http://fox61.com/2018/05/06/dozens-rally-at-capitol-in-favor-of-marijuana-legali...
05/03/2018 - 11:12am
More businesses are mellowing out over hiring marijuana smokers due to labor shortage - CNBC
(Cannabis, Connecticut, Massachusetts, News, Rhode Island, United States) CNBC More businesses are mellowing out over hiring marijuana smokers due to labor shortage CNBCAnd medical marijuana users in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have won lawsuits in the past year against companies that rescinded job offers or fired workers because of positive tests for cannabis. Before last year, courts had always ruled ... Desperate to hire, more businesses open door to marijuana smokers FOX31 Denver all 17 news articles »
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/03/more-businesses-are-mellowing-out-over-hiring-ma...
05/03/2018 - 9:12am
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U.S. Businesses Are Mellowing out over Hiring Marijuana Users
(California, Cannabis, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Drug Testing, Drug Tests, Facilities, Florida, Food, Growing, Maine, Management, Manufacturer, Manufacturing, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, Quest Diagnostics, Recreational, Regulations, Rhode Island, Staffing, Testing, United States, Dispensaries) By Christopher Rugaber, AP Economics Writer (AP) — FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers. Hotels in Las Vegas are desperate to fill jobs. Those employers and many others are quietly taking what once would have been a radical step: They’re dropping marijuana from the drug tests they require of prospective employees. Marijuana testing — a fixture at large American employers for at least 30 years — excludes too many potential workers, experts say, at a time when filling jobs is more challenging than it’s been in nearly two decades. “It has come out of nowhere,” said Michael Clarkson, head of the drug testing practice at Ogletree Deakins, a law firm. “I have heard from lots of clients things like, ‘I can’t staff the third shift and test for marijuana.'” Though still in its early stages, the shift away from marijuana testing appears likely to accelerate. More states are legalizing cannabis for...
https://azmarijuana.com/marijuana-news/u-s-businesses-mellowing-hiring-marijuana...
04/15/2018 - 12:07am
A prudent step toward marijuana legalization
(Connecticut, Legalization, United States) A bill recently backed by the Appropriations Committee to set the stage for the possible legalizing of marijuana in Connecticut closely aligns with the proposed approach we suggested nearly a year ago. The General Assembly should approve it. Our May 28, 2017 editorial called upon the state legislature ...
https://www.theday.com/article/20180415/OP01/180419702&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmNiZTk3Njhk...
04/03/2018 - 9:52am
Fourth Legislative Committee Holds Recreational Marijuana Hearing; Bill Focuses On Taxation
(Connecticut, Legalization, Products, Recreational, United States) On Monday, the Connecticut legislature's finance, revenue and bonding committee became the fourth panel to hold a public hearing on recreational marijuana this legislative session. This time, on a bill that focuses on the taxation of marijuana and marijuana products sold in the state should they be legalized.The bill, H.B. 5582 , would allow Connecticut to tax marijuana and marijuana products on and after the date marijuana is legalized, though this year legalization is unlikely as one key committee has already rejected the measure and another will not be voting on the measure.The bill doesn’t specify the tax rate consumers would have to pay when purchasing recreational marijuana but instead proposes that should legalization occur, the “marijuana wholesaler” would be taxed at a rate of 13.65 percent. Read more Top photo courtesy of Adobe Stock ]]>
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/connecticut-legislative-hearing-tax...
03/26/2018 - 10:00am
Congress Speaks: State Medical Marijuana Laws are Safe Until September 30
(Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Cannabis, Colorado, Compliance, Connecticut, Delaware, Distribution, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Mexico, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Regulations, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Cultivation) Medical cannabis businesses are shielded, for now. State medical marijuana laws and their implementation are safe until September 30th of this year. In a highly anticipated move, Congress extended the protections of the well-known “Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment” (the “Amendment”) last week. This extension is an important political and legal action after Attorney General Jeff Sessions threw the state-legal cannabis industry into a fit from his rescinding of the Obama era Cole Memo in January (he has provided further, largely unhelpful guidance since then). But what impact does the Amendment really have? It could be significant over the coming months, though I am confident that Sessions and other U.S. Attorneys may seek to undermine the spirit of that law as time goes on. The Amendment first passed back in 2014 and has been consistently renewed and extended by Congress in the form of budget riders since then (and this last one is around 2,200 pages ). The Amendment has been construed...
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03/20/2018 - 7:25pm
Connecticut committee rejects one marijuana legalization bill -- four more remain on the table
(Connecticut, Legalization, United States) "It's coming to the state and we have to be prepared to address it," State Sen. Carlo Leone said. The post Connecticut committee rejects one marijuana legalization bill -- four more remain on the table appeared first on The Cannabist .
https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/03/20/connecticut-marijuana-legalization-commit...
03/20/2018 - 10:00am
Legislation Would Create Marijuana 'Lounges' and Dispensaries Across Connecticut
(Connecticut, Development, United States, Dispensaries, Cultivation) A bill legalizing marijuana before the General Assembly ’s judiciary committee would create a network of marijuana lounges, encourage small business development and regulate the sale of pot through a new state Liquor and Marijuana Control Commission.The bill would also legalize the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana and allow cultivation of as many as six marijuana plants per adult. Marijuana could be purchased by customers age 21 and over through a state-regulated dispensary.Senate President Pro Tem Martin Looney supports the legislation and said Monday it is designed to encourage small business development and promote diversity.In testimony, Looney said the Department of Consumer Protection would be required to adopt policies that would encourage business applications from communities that “have been disproportionately harmed by marijuana prohibition.” Read more Top photo courtesy of Adobe Stock ]]>
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/connecticut-marijuana-lounges-legal...
03/19/2018 - 1:08pm
Legislation Would Create Marijuana 'Lounges' and Dispensaries Across State - Hartford Courant
(Alcohol, Connecticut, United States, Dispensaries) Hartford Courant Legislation Would Create Marijuana 'Lounges' and Dispensaries Across State Hartford Courant“It is time we take the rational, commonsense approach to marijuana, as we did with alcohol: regulating and taxing it,” Looney wrote. “We need to ensure that Connecticut is not left behind as our neighbors move forward with commonsense marijuana policy ... and more »
http://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pol-marijuana-judiciary-committee-20180319-st...
03/19/2018 - 7:00am
Will this be the year Connecticut legalizes marijuana?
(Connecticut, Growing, Legalization, United States) With a growing number of New England states allowing residents to possess and use marijuana, Connecticut is taking another look at legalization. The post Will this be the year Connecticut legalizes marijuana? appeared first on The Cannabist .
https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/03/19/connecticut-marijuana-legalization-2018/1...
02/05/2018 - 12:46pm
More than a dozen synthetic cannabinoid overdoses in Connecticut city last week
(Connecticut, Synthetic, United States, Synthetic Cannabinoids) Officials in New Haven, Conn., are warning about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids after more than a dozen overdoses last week.
https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/02/05/synthetic-cannabinoids-connecticut-overdo...
01/25/2018 - 3:00am
Alcohol Sales Drop 15% in States with Medical Marijuana Laws
(Alcohol, Connecticut, Distribution, Food, Georgia, Legalization, Medical Marijuana, Recreational, United States) Two U.S. universities and one in South America have completed a joint study that found a reduction in the U.S. alcohol consumption in relation to the increase of medical marijuana laws in a majority of states. The findings were presented by Michele Baggio (University of Connecticut – Storrs), Alberto Chong (Georgia State University – Atlanta and Universidad del Pacifico – Lima) and Sungoh Kwon (University of Connecticut –Storrs) and add validity to what some believe proves to be true about the relationship between alcohol (wine specifically) and marijuana consumption. The researchers used data from Nielsen Retail Scanner alcohol sales from 90 different alcohol chain stores including grocery, convenience, drug, and mass distribution retailers for a 9-year period, according to Forbes . Data was examined from figures collected between 2006-2015. This method was chosen because the researchers thought that asking consumers wouldn’t provide reliable information, since a lot people simply...
https://azmarijuana.com/marijuana-news/alcohol-sales-drop-15-in-states-with-medi...
01/22/2018 - 2:30pm
Vermont Becomes 9th State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
(Alcohol, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Recreational, Rhode Island, United States, Vermont, Washington, Cultivation) On Jan 22, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed a bill into law that makes marijuana legal for adults in Vermont. H. 511 eliminates Vermont’s civil penalty for possessing one ounce or less of marijuana and removes penalties for possession of up to two mature marijuana plants and up to four immature plants for people 21 and older, beginning on July 1. “After more than 15 years of hard work by MPP and our allies in the state, adults in Vermont no longer need to fear being fined or criminalized for low-level marijuana possession and cultivation,” said Matt Simon of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). “This is a great step forward for the state and the whole region. Responsible adults will soon have the freedom to enjoy a safer option legally, and law enforcement will be free to concentrate on serious crimes with actual victims. We are looking forward to working with lawmakers and state leaders to continue improving marijuana laws in the Green Mountain State.” Vermont is the ninth state to...
https://azmarijuana.com/marijuana-news/vermont-becomes-9th-state-to-legalize-rec...
11/14/2017 - 11:00am
Federal laws do not preempt Connecticut law providing employment protections to medical marijuana users
(Connecticut, Medical Marijuana, United States) 9/18/17–Connecticut employees using medical marijuana for certain debilitating medical conditions as allowed under Connecticut law for “qualified users” are protected under state law from being fired or refused employment based solely on their marijuana use. Employers who violate those protections risk being sued for discrimination, according to a recent federal district court decision. Read
http://themarijuanareport.org/32681-2/
10/25/2017 - 2:06pm
Connecticut Poll Shows 71 Percent Support for Making Marijuana Legal
(Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, United States) HARTFORD, Conn. — A new poll by Sacred Heart University shows that 71 percent of Connecticut residents support legalizing and taxing marijuana. The poll was conducted on October 3-12 and surveyed 1,000 Connecticut residents from around the state. This level of support marks a significant increase since the last poll in 2015, which showed 63 percent approval for making marijuana legal for adults, according to a press release.The poll was conducted specifically in the context of the state’s ongoing budget crisis, and the proposal to help fix this issue by regulating and taxing marijuana was the most popular solution. 60 percent of respondents said that the state budget should be fixed by “creating new sources of tax revenue,” while under 33 percent supported cutting services, and a mere 15 percent supported raising existing taxes.“An overwhelming majority of Connecticut residents support regulating and taxing marijuana,” said Sam Tracy, director of the Connecticut Coalition to Regulate...
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/connecticut-poll-shows-71-percent-s...
10/09/2017 - 11:25am
Cannabis Pricing Trends Explained: Why You Should Be Preparing for a Decline
(California, Cannabis, Colorado, Connecticut, Growers, Growing, Illinois, Management, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Production, Recreational, Research, Testing, United States, Washington, Recreational Cannabis, Industry Data) National wholesale cannabis prices have been fairly flat for the last few months, if not slightly increasing, but the market is anticipating a sharp price decline in the coming months as outdoor crops are harvested, according to Jonathan Rubin, CEO of New Leaf Data Services. Cannabis Benchmarks , a division of New Leaf Data Services, provides financial, business and industry data for the North American cannabis markets. According to its research, pricing has not been as volatile as it has been in the prior two years.“That said, the volatility typically happens in the second half of the year because of the harvest,” Rubin said. “[There is a] sharp price decline in … the late September, really October/November timeframe when all of the outdoor harvest hits the market, dried and cured, and drives prices down.”Rubin said when outdoor growers harvest, they generally sell product quickly in October and November to pay expenses, and then hold on to the remainder of their harvest to release...
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/cannabis-pricing-trends-explained
09/28/2017 - 11:04am
Here are the next 6 states likely to legalize recreational use of marijuana
(Arizona, Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, Recreational, Rhode Island, United States, Vermont) 8/23/17–The recreational use of marijuana could occur as soon as 2018 in several states along the East Coast and in the Southwest if voters approve the referendums. While experts sometimes disagree on which states are likely to legalize recreational use, there are six states agreed upon that are most likely to end prohibition for adults 21 years and older. The states are Vermont, New Jersey, Arizona, Michigan, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Read
http://themarijuanareport.org/here-are-the-next-6-states-likely-to-legalize-recr...
09/12/2017 - 9:41am
Supporters of Regulating Marijuana for Adult Use Will Hold News Conference
(Cannabis, Connecticut, News, United States) Current and former state and municipal leaders will join the Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana to express support for making marijuana ...
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/supporters-of-regulating-marijuana-will-hol...
09/06/2017 - 10:30am
The Next 8 States Most Likely to Pass Recreational Marijuana
(Arizona, Cannabis, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island, United States, Vermont) Legalized recreational marijuana is helping states around the country boost their economy while reducing crime. These reasons, among others, are persuading other states to push for recreational marijuana legalization. Below is a list of states that are the most likely to legalize marijuana for adult-use sometime within the next few years. 1. New York 2. Rhode Island 3. Arizona 4. Connecticut 5. Illinois 6. Michigan 7. Vermont 8. Delaware
https://azmarijuana.com/marijuana-news/the-next-8-states-most-likely-to-pass-rec...
09/01/2017 - 10:28am
E-Commerce Taxation and Cannabis: I Have Good News and Bad News
(Arkansas, California, Cannabis, Colorado, Compliance, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Growers, Louisiana, Manufacturing, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Minnesota, New Jersey, News, Oregon, Products, United States, Vermont, Washington DC, Cultivation) More non-cannabis companies  are getting into the business of manufacturing or selling their products to cannabis growers, retailers, and consumers. Some of these ancillary cannabis businesses sell their products online using third-party marketplaces like Amazon. Ancillary cannabis businesses using marketplace providers may be required to collect sales tax from their customers and pay income tax. This post discusses some of the sales tax issues these ancillary cannabis businesses face. Sales Tax Compliance. A business that sells to an out-of-state customer is generally not required to collect sales tax on shipments to that customer unless it either owns property or employs people in the customer's state. Less contact is required for a state to impose state income tax  from an out-of-state seller. A business may be subject to a state’s income tax merely by selling products to customers located in that state. For example, a business that owns inventory located in California must...
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08/23/2017 - 7:29am
Looking ahead: Women Grow execs confident company has bright future
(Arizona, California, Cannabis, Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, News, Ohio, United States, Washington, Washington DC) By John Schroyer While some industry professionals question whether Women Grow can fully recover from its professional missteps, there are signs the company could be turning a corner. Since May, Women Grow has cemented contracts to establish eight new “markets” – formerly called chapters – in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio and Washington DC, according to Women Grow CEO Kristina Neoushoff. Neoushoff also said she's been inundated with applications from women who are interested in Women Grow’s new licensing contract , which establishes a more formal relationship than in the past between the company and ... Looking ahead: Women Grow execs confident company has bright future is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
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08/22/2017 - 6:07pm
This Hospice Is Hoping To Prove That Cannabis Can Make Dying Less Painful
(Cannabis, Connecticut, Medical Marijuana, United States) The nation's first federally approved study to see if medical marijuana can ease pain for those with terminal illnesses is under way. Advocates hope it will make patients less reliant on opioids. Ernestine Coon reclined in her hospital bed at The Connecticut Hospice with a colorful blanket covering her legs, watching seagulls soar over the water from her second-floor room. Longtime friends chatted with Coon as the slender, silver-haired grandmother prepared to do something she’d…
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08/21/2017 - 6:41pm
Connecticut board adds 2 conditions to medical marijuana program
(Cannabis, Connecticut, Medical Marijuana, Production, United States) (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register) The drying room of the medical marijuana production facility, Advanced Grow Labs in West Haven, Connecticut, ...
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08/19/2017 - 11:04am
Court: Marijuana's Schedule I Status Does Not Justify Workplace Discrimination Against State-Qualified Patients
(Cannabis, Connecticut, Medical Marijuana, United States) CONNECTICUT: A federal district court judge has determined that marijuana’s illicit status under federal law does not preempt statewide protections explicitly prohibiting qualified medical cannabis patients from facing discrimination in the workplace. The defendant in the case, Bride Brook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, argued that marijuana’s classification as a Schedule I drug under the US Controlled Substances Read the full article...
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08/18/2017 - 11:32am
Headache symptoms broadened for medical marijuana - CT Post
(Cannabis, Connecticut, Medical Marijuana, United States) CT Post Headache symptoms broadened for medical marijuana CT PostHARTFORD — As the announced total of patients in Connecticut's medical marijuana program broke 19,000, the board of doctors who supervise the inclusion of new ailments on Friday, for the first time, decided to broaden the scope of categories for ...
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08/09/2017 - 5:30am
Cannabis celebrity profile: Seth MacFarlane
(Cannabis, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, United States) Who is Seth MacFarlane? Name : Seth MacFarlane Nationality : American Born : 26 October 1973, in Kent, Connecticut, USA Things you need to know about Seth MacFarlane Biography Seth MacFarlane is an American comedy writer and director, and passionate cannabis advocate. His parents, Ronald Milton MacFarlane (1946) and Ann Perry (née Sager; 1947–2010), were born in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He is of English, Scottish, and Irish descent, with roots in New England including descent from Mayflower passenger William Brewster. By the time he graduated from his local high school, he had developed a passion for animation, making his own short films. He went on to study film, video and animation at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), gaining a Bachelor of Arts. He was rapidly head-hunted by Hanna-Barbera Cartoons on the basis of his thesis film The Life of Larry (which would become the basis of his hit TV show , Family Guy ) – though more for the writing quality than his animation skills...
https://sensiseeds.com/en/blog/cannabis-celebrity-profile-seth-macfarlane/
07/26/2017 - 5:17pm
New Haven Independent
(California, Cannabis, CBD, Connecticut, Edibles, Education, Growers, Legalization, Maine, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Minnesota, Nevada, News, Oils, Products, Recreational, Strains, United States, THC, Dispensaries, Recreational Cannabis, Cultivation) Cooking With Cannabis I wandered over to a recent “cooking with cannabis” course hosted by Westville’s Women Grow CT to learn how to make some summer-themed edibles: lemonades, barbecue sauce, and the classic medley of baked goods. What I got was a glimpse into a budding industry. “Has anyone heard of their endocannabinoid system?” Ellen Brown, cannabis education and activist, asked the room. A few in the room of 10 audience members nodded or admitted to hearing about it, but waited for Brown to chime in with more facts and demonstrations before asking questions. When making edibles, Ellen explained, if the dosage of drug is “10, 15 mg, that’s not a big deal. But if it’s 50 mg, 100mg, 300mg, 1000 mg,” then one must be mindful of dosage and how that edible will interact with our own endocannabinoid system. Your endocannabinoid system, Brown said, is unique to your body. It is comprised of receptors in your brain and throughout your body that affect your emotions, movement, and...
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