Business analysts at DataTrek Research suggest more states could legalize adult-use cannabis in the near future to help their economies recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Traditional revenue-boosting strategies such as increasing income, sales, or real estate taxes could push taxpayers away and further weaken state economies. A brand new taxed and regulated cannabis marketplace, however, would help […]

Just hours after issuing a citywide order for Denver residents to stay at home, which included a temporary shutdown of liquor stores and recreational marijuana dispensaries to limit the spread of coronavirus, Hancock reversed the decision. Originally slated to close at 5 p.m. on March 24, along with dozens of other retail operations deemed non-essential by […]

COVID-19 has become a global concern, and we all want to know everything we should be doing to increase our odds of staying healthy and safe. Infectious disease epidemiologist Dr. Steffanie Strathdee says, “Right now, we are facing a pandemic where SARS-CoV-2 attacks lung cells, preferentially in the lower respiratory tract. In my view, better […]

Amid a global pandemic that has changed the way we interact and live, the state of Illinois will allow medical marijuana dispensaries to conduct curbside sales for the duration of the month. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation said that “medical cannabis patients may be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 due to pre-existing conditions,” which was a factor […]

Cannabis dispensaries in San Francisco were allowed to reopen after city officials determined that they are essential businesses that should not be subject to closure during the ongoing shelter-in-place order. Under the shelter-in-place order, most businesses were ordered closed for three weeks, although essential businesses such as grocery stores and pharmacies were permitted to stay […]

Customers around the world lined up around the block to get their supply of cannabis amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. Shutdowns across the world will prohibit the opening of many businesses including cannabis dispensaries. Cannabis stores experienced a flurry of sales as shutdowns caused many businesses to close their doors. See the original article at […]

Public health officials are advising that smokers ditch the puff, puff, pass culture associated with smoking weed. Public health officials in states with legal recreational pot are warning residents to be careful how they consume it—and who they consume it with. See the original article at Route Fifty