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Virginia Senator Proposes Cannabis Sales Legalization: Addressing concerns about the violent illegal market, a senator suggests legalizing cannabis sales

By Lisa Fairbanks / June 11, 2024 /

In Virginia Beach, law enforcement leaders highlight that a significant portion of drug-related crime involves marijuana. Chief Paul Neudigate underscores that marijuana-related incidents often lead to violent outcomes, driving shooting,…

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Lawmakers and Advocates Sound Alarm on Virginia Governor’s Cannabis Veto, Fearing Boost to Black Market

By Gene Mcklnley / April 30, 2024 /

Three years, four legislative sessions, and one recent veto later, Virginia remains without a recreational cannabis market, leaving potential investors in limbo and advocates frustrated. The recent veto by Governor…

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Virginia Governor Rejects Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Legislation

By Bayley Greenleaf / April 3, 2024 /

Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin asserts ‘Cannabis poses risks to Virginians’ and raises concerns about the potential impact of legalization on youth health and safety in his veto message Delay in…

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Embracing Growth: The Potential of Legalized Retail Cannabis in Virginia

By Gene Mcklnley / March 15, 2024 /

Virginia, long celebrated for its storied history and picturesque landscapes, may soon find itself at the forefront of a new frontier: legalized retail cannabis. The prospect of legalizing cannabis for…

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State Rules for Cannabis Packaging and Labeling

By Lisa Fairbanks / July 12, 2024 /

Cannabis packaging has become a critical aspect of the cannabis industry, especially as legal markets continue to expand. Ensuring that packaging meets state regulatory requirements for labeling is not only…

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Urgent Action Needed on Pennsylvania’s 220-Page Cannabis Bill

By Lisa Fairbanks / June 28, 2024 /

Pennsylvania lawmakers are making a strong push for the legalization of adult-use marijuana, arguing that the move would bring significant economic benefits and align with neighboring states that have already…

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Shelton leaders hope to halt the proposed cannabis dispensary at Crown Point Center

By Bayley Greenleaf / June 21, 2024 /

Top Shelton officials expressed strong opposition on Wednesday to what would be the city’s first and only cannabis dispensary. “We don’t want this here,” stated Board of Aldermen President John…

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Critics Argue Maryland’s Cannabis Pardons Fall Short

By Mary Marty / June 19, 2024 /

On Monday, Maryland Governor Wes Moore announced a significant move in criminal justice reform: the pardoning of 175,000 individuals with low-level marijuana convictions. This initiative is one of the most…

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Major Cannabis Player Liquidates Florida Holdings in Restructuring Move

By Bayley Greenleaf / June 18, 2024 /

The Cannabist Company has unveiled a series of strategic initiatives aimed at boosting profitability and streamlining operations. These measures include a corporate restructuring expected to save around $10 million annually.…

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Cannabist Co. Exits Florida Market After $19M Loss in 2023

By Gene Mcklnley / June 18, 2024 /

New York-based Cannabist Co. Holdings, formerly known as Columbia Care, has announced plans to divest its entire Florida portfolio, including cultivation facilities, dispensaries, and its vertically integrated license. Strategic Decision…

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