Category Archives: Dispensaries

Buffalo’s First Recreational Dispensary Opens Soon

  Van Camp Awarded License For Being Impacted By War On Drugs Through the CURAD program, Van Camp is one of the first four business proprietors in Western New York to obtain a license to operate a marijuana dispensary. The CAURD program is intended to pave the way for social equity enterprises to cultivate and […]

In States Where It’s Legal, Most People Get Their Weed From the Store

More than half of cannabis consumers in states where weed is legal get their stuff at the store, according to newly released survey data. The survey, which comes via New Frontier Data, found that “52% of current consumers say their primary source is a brick-and-mortar dispensary and only 6% say their primary source is a […]

North Carolina Cherokee Chief Rejects $64 Million Proposal for State’s First Dispensary

A tribal chief in North Carolina has reportedly vetoed a proposed $64 million in additional spending for what is expected to be the state’s first medical cannabis dispensary.  The Charlotte Observer reports that Richard Sneed, the principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, said in a Facebook message on Friday that “he vetoed […]

Ohio Group Starts Push To Get Legalization Measure On Ballot

Local news station WCMH reports that “the Ohio Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol got the greenlight to gather the remaining 124,046 signatures needed to get the cannabis question on the ballot in November,” after lawmakers in the Buckeye State “missed their Wednesday deadline to pass a citizen-authored initiative to legalize the drug.” “We’re building […]

Washington Governor Signs Bill Expanding Social Equity Licenses

Washington will add dozens of more cannabis retail shops to its existing adult-use market in the next decade after the state’s governor signed a bill into law on Monday. The measure, signed by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, is aimed at bolstering the social equity component of the state’s legal marijuana program.  Under the terms of […]

Georgia’s First Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Open

There are nearly 30,000 registered medical cannabis patients in Georgia, but for years, they have had no option to legally purchase and obtain the product they have been prescribed. That changed on Friday, when the state’s first medical marijuana dispensaries opened their doors for business. The medical cannabis company Trulieve is behind each retailer, located […]

Battle Erupts Over Harlem Dispensary Across the Street from Apollo Theater

A battle is underway to fight a new dispensary from opening in Harlem at a site known for its place in music history. CBS2 reports that plans are unfolding to open a dispensary in a building on 125th Street, across the street from the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. The 125th Street Business Improvement […]

Illinois Dispensary Workers Strike When It Hurts the Most

Dispensary workers in Illinois are fed up with what they say are low wages and unfair practices committed by a major dispensary chain.  Members of Teamsters Local 777 members at three RISE Dispensaries in Chicagoland, a subsidiary of Green Thumb Industries, walked off the job on April 19 at 4:20 p.m. CT to launch an […]

Higher Profile: Jane Fix, Director of Patient Services at Sol Flower Dispensaries

Jane Fix has been called a champion for the medical cannabis industry in Arizona since before the state had established a medical program. This year she was named one of the 30 Most Powerful Women in Cannabis by AZBigMedia, the umbrella for myriad mainstream publications in the state.  Helping others get educated on the plant […]

Maryland Lawmakers Pass Recreational Marijuana Sales Bill

Lawmakers in Maryland passed legislation over the weekend to regulate commercial cannabis production and sales after months of negotiation on issues including social equity and taxation. The bill, which sets the stage for regulated recreational marijuana sales to begin on July 1, now heads to the desk of Democratic Gov. Wes Moore. The Maryland Senate […]