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Will Michigan Legislators Undercut Marijuana Legalization Before Voters Decide This Fall?

There are rumblings out of Lansing, Michigan that state legislators are considering an attempt to pass some sort of recreational cannabis legalization before voters get a chance to go to the polls this November and vote on it. It seems state Republicans are worried that marijuana legalization could increase turnout at the ballot this fall, an increase that would most likely lean Democrat in its voting patterns. So, for example, if the GOP could pass a less robust marijuana legalization bill through the legislature, it could reduce the effect that legalization would have while simultaneously taking the teeth out...

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Connecticut House Appropriations Committee Advances Cannabis Legalization Bill

Around this same time last year it became clear that cannabis legalization wasn’t going to get the chance it deserved in the Connecticut legislature. A bill had been discussed for hours, but it never made it out of committee to be heard by the General Assembly. It appears that 2018 may be a better year for the possibility of legalization in the state, as the House Appropriations Committee advanced a bill last week which would lead to eventually legalizing and regulating a recreational cannabis market. “It’s a great feeling to make it further than we ever have,” said Sam...

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Opioid Manufacturer That Fought Marijuana Legalization Wants to be a Bulk Producer of Cannabinoids

Regular readers of The Marijuana Times are probably familiar with the name Insys Therapeutics. The opioid maker came to prominence in the cannabis community initially because of their $500,000 donation to a group fighting a marijuana legalization ballot measure in Arizona in 2016 (the measure eventually went down in defeat). It soon became clear that Insys was fighting legalization because they had plans to release their own synthetic spray derived from cannabinoids. About a year ago, Insys got approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration for their new synthetic THC drug – Syndros – to be placed on Schedule II...

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Strain Review: Cinderella’s Dream

Finding the right strain can be difficult, but when you come across one that really stands out, you certainly won’t forget it. Cinderella’s Dream is one of those strains – a hybrid between Cinderella 99 and the forever popular Blue Dream. Together these strains make one seriously strong sativa. What You Should Expect The Cinderella’s Dream strain is a sativa dominant strain. Considering the genetics, Cinderella 99 being a sativa dominant hybrid of Jack Herer seeds with a THC content of up to 23%, and Blue Dream being a sativa dominant hybrid of Blueberry and Haze with a THC...

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Legal Cannabis Sales Could Surpass Soda by 2030

We’ve seen many bold and surprising predictions being made about the future of the legal cannabis industry – including the fact that it is on its way to being worth more than the NFL by 2020. Recently, market researchers made a prediction that likely won’t raise too many eyebrows, but is still promising in many ways. Cowen and Company, an investment firm with a highly respected research department, has said that legal cannabis sales could surpass that of soda by the year 2030. More specifically, the firm reports that they expect sales within the legal cannabis industry to continue...

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Trulieve is Suing the Florida Department of Health Over Dispensary Limitations

Even with the numerous pending lawsuits against the state of Florida and the Department of Health regarding Amendment 2, things have finally started to move forward for patients who have been waiting years for access to medical marijuana. Several dispensaries are open around the state, with Trulieve being the largest provider. They are also the latest to file a lawsuit against the Department of Health, challenging the 25 dispensary limit that was established by lawmakers last year. Their reasoning? Prior to that law going into effect, they had been approved for at least 27 dispensaries – which they had...

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