Arizona Introduces Social Equity Classes for Cannabis Businesses

For some prospective marijuana dispensary owners in Arizona, class is now in session. Social equity class, that is. It is a provision included in the ballot measure that voters in the state last year legalized recreational pot use for adults. The measure, Proposition 207, called on the state to “promote the ownership and operation of […]

Legendary Cannabis Advocate Eddy Lepp Passes Away 1952-2021

Another iconic representative of the cannabis community, Charles Edward “Eddy” Lepp, has passed away after a battle with cancer. Lepp’s wife, Sandra Castaneda, posted on Facebook about the tragic news on August 16. “This morning at 2:00am my husband Charles EdwardLepp aka OG Eddy Lepp passed away in his sleep.” On June 6, Eddy posted […]

Ohio Attorney General Certifies 2022 Marijuana Legalization Ballot Petition

The Ohio attorney general on Friday certified a petition for a marijuana legalization initiative that activists are hoping to place on the state’s 2022 ballot. After rejecting the summary language of an earlier version because the office deemed it misleading, Attorney General Dave Yost (R) said the summary of this revised petition is “a fair […]

New Jersey Releases Initial Rules for Adult-Use Cannabis Industry

New Jersey’s proposed cannabis industry regulations include provisions for social equity and microbusinesses, and application fees as low as $100. New Jersey’s newly-released cannabis industry regulations include social equity provisions, microbusinesses, and application fees as low as $100. The rules were approved Thursday by the state Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC).The rules establish three types of […]

Republican Lawmakers Want Biden to Reclassify Cannabis

Republican lawmakers are asking President Joe Biden to keep his promise and reschedule cannabis under the Controlled Substances Act. Yes, you read the lede right. Republicans are asking Biden, a Democrat, to reschedule weed once and for all. Representatives Dave Joyce (R-OH) and Don Young (R-AK) both serve as co-chairs of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus. They […]

MedMen Announces $100M Equity Investment On Heels Of Tilray Buying Its Convertible Debt

Cannabis retailer MedMen Enterprises Inc. (CSE:MMEN) (OTCQX:MMNFF) has secured $100 million in financing through a private placement of its units. Investors, led by Serruya Private Equity, agreed to purchase $100 million of the Los Angeles-based company’s units at a purchase price of $0.24 per unit. Under the transaction, each unit issued to certain investors consists […]

Swedish Musician Tove Lo Unveils New Cannabis Beverage

Swedish musician and cannabis aficionado Tove Lo announced her partnership with a cannabis beverage company to make an infused drink called Passion Peach Mate. In a press release on August 18, the electro-pop artist shared that she’s working with Cann, a California infused beverage company, as well as Sweet Flower and Airfield Supply Company to […]

Half Of Americans Have Tried Marijuana, New Gallup Poll Finds

Nearly half of American adults have tried marijuana, according to a new poll from Gallup, and more than one in ten say they actively smoke cannabis. The research institution has been surveying people about trying marijuana since the early 1970s, and for decades the percentage of Americans who said they’ve done so remained in the […]