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Medical cannabis legalization bill approved by Tennessee Senate committee

On Wednesday, March 11, a Tennessee Senate committee decided to give a restrictive medical cannabis legalization bill the green light. The measure, which is focused on launching a patient program, has replaced a previous chunk of legislation that would have prompted a state Health Department study. Now, instead of studying the possibility of establishing a…

Colorado’s cannabis cafes aren’t as lucrative as first anticipated

The new scene of cannabis social cafes in Colorado got off to a good start. However, it seems that the hype has slowed down and lounge owners aren’t reaping the rewards they might have hoped for. Colorado kickstarted the cannabis social cafe movement following the passing of House Bill 1230 on May 2, 2019. The…

Increasing number of EU-GMP certifications being awarded to Canadian cannabis companies

More Canadian cannabis companies are testing the waters in Europe’s ever-growing cannabis market. The latest companies to bag EU-Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification were Northern Green Canada and Eve & Co subsidiary Natural MedCo. Strathroy, Ontario-based Natural MedCo and Brampton and Ontario-based Northern Green Canada both gained EU-GMP compliance on March 4. With this form…

Customers rejoice as Boston’s first recreational cannabis store finally opens its doors

Almost four years of waiting is over for Boston’s cannabis consumers, what with the first ever recreational cannabis store having officially launched for business. On Monday, March 9, Pure Oasis began ushering customers inside its store, which is perched on 430 Blue Hill Avenue on the edge of Stanwood Street. “It’s bittersweet. It’s a great…

Medical cannabis sales in Arkansas have soared amid Coronavirus health crisis

The Coronavirus outbreak has halted the operation of global businesses, schools and the cannabis industry. Cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in all 50 U.S. states. Health scares – combined with the fact that supply is running short, due to China’s factories closing temporarily – has caused pot stocks to plummet. However, Arkansas’ medical cannabis industry doesn’t…