# Cannabis news
Medical Marijuana Sales Hit $1 Billion in Ohio According to Reports
Todd Harrison's tweet on Ohio medical marijuana salesTweet by Todd Harrison. Since dispensaries began taking patients in April 2019, Ohio's legal marijuana sales have reached $1 billion. According to data published on Sunday by the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, total sales revenue hit $1,000,047,483 as of September 18 and then increased by an additional $8 million the following week. 10,990,809 pieces of manufactured goods and 118,978 pounds of plant material have been sold thus far.
Oklahoma’s November Ballot Would Be Without The Recreational Cannabis Question
After the state Supreme Court denied a motion to guarantee that the proposal be put to a vote this year, a state question to legalize recreational marijuana in Oklahoma won't appear on the general election ballot.
PA Governor Tom Wolf Announces Program to Pardon Cannabis Convictions
The launch of a new program to pardon prior convictions for marijuana offenses was announced on Thursday by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and fellow Democrat Lt. Governor John Fetterman, the party's nominee for U.S. Senate.
Medical Marijuana Costs Less in Ohio Compared to Its Neighbors According to a Recent Survey
In order to determine how costs in Ohio actually compare, the Ohio Medical Cannabis Industry Association (OMCIA) recently conducted a study of state-published pricing data across adjacent states with medical marijuana programs.
Bill Drafted to Create a Single Commission to Regulate Cannabis in Illinois
Some in Illinois are trying to establish a statewide cannabis commission in an effort to streamline the state's regulation of the legal cannabis sector while attempting to decrease litigation and the threat of politics.
Lawsuit Filed to Put Cannabis Legalization Proposal on Ballot After State Board’s Rejection
A recreational marijuana initiative's advocates have petitioned the Arkansas Supreme Court to urge Election Officials to place their proposal on the ballot in November. Activists in Arkansas launched a lawsuit against the state's highest court on Thursday in an effort to get their proposed legalization measure on the ballot. A day after the state Board of Election Commissioners determined that the ballot title and popular name of the proposal are deceptive, legal action was taken.
$40.3 Million in Cannabis Sales in July - A New Record for New Mexico
In July, both medicinal and adult-use cannabis sales in New Mexico achieved all-time highs, totaling $40.3 million. According to data provided by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's office, sales of cannabis for adult use exceeded $23.5 million, and sales of cannabis for medical use were above $16.8 million.
NY Cannabis News: First Legal Canna Dispensaries Coming Soon, Cease & Desist Letters Hurt Confidence in Legal Weed Plans
By approving the final rules for Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) licenses, which are necessary to launch the initiative, the New York State Cannabis Control Board advanced the so-called Seeding Opportunity Initiative.
0% Sales Tax for Medical Marijuana Patients in New Jersey
Since last Saturday, July 1, residents of New Jersey who are registered in the state's medical marijuana program are exempt from paying state sales tax on cannabis and cannabis-related items bought through a licensed medical dispensary.
NY Cannabis Shops Given Ultimatum to Stop Sale of Cannabis Products
This week, 17 stores in New York City received stop and desist letters, putting a damper on the city's expanding—but still illegal—marijuana market. Closed storeImage by Roberto Lee Cortes from Pixabay.
Activists in Nebraska Succeed in Their "Raw" Signature Target for the Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiatives
Activists in Nebraska claim to have gathered the necessary number of "raw" signatures for two medical marijuana legalization initiatives to meet the criteria for the November ballot, but they're making one last push to collect about 5,000 more before the submission deadline on Thursday to make sure that enough petitions are valid to pass the muster.
NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission Advocates Permanent Rules for Adult Use
According to an NJBIZ report, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) convened on June 30 to accept 81 new conditional adult-use licenses and to draft long-term regulations for the state's cannabis business.
ADHS Slow to Enact Changes to Address Misallocation of Medical Marijuana Funds
According to a report issued by state auditors last month, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has not yet implemented the necessary adjustments to the way it administers the state's medical marijuana fund that auditors advised three years ago.
Medical Cannabis Patients Can Now Get DUI Protection in Pennsylvania
Last Tuesday, the Senate Transportation Committee voted 13-0 to advance legislation that would shield Pennsylvania's more than 700,000 medicinal marijuana patients from being wrongfully convicted of DUI.
Hemp-Based Materials for Affordable Housing - Texas A&M University Awarded $3.47 million by the Department of Energy
Texas A&M University has received $3.47 million from the Department of Energy (DOE) to fund a project to 3D print hemp-based construction materials known as hempcrete, with an emphasis on producing affordable housing.
Michigan Marijuana Prices Drop - Good News for Consumers, Not So for Small Businesses
Cannabis is the one commodity that is defying the trend of rising gas prices, food prices, property prices, and other costs of living. Cannabis sales and pricesCannabis Sales & Cost in Michigan by Brian Perron.
System of a Down's Odadjian Commemorated “Go Skate Day” with 4 New Strains in Phoenix
In order to celebrate Go Skate Day on a street skate course, Shavo Odadjian, one of the founding members of the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band, skated to the outdoor food court location with his Cowtown Skateboards friends.
New Rules on Intoxicants and Hemp Extracts - Result of Minnesota's THC expansion
In Minnesota, one of many states whose laws will alter the restrictions for hemp-derived goods like delta-8 THC, a first-of-its-kind law enabling adult-use THC sales in locations other than medical marijuana shops goes into effect on Friday.
"Sun-Grown Cannabis" - NY’s First Canna-Crop Sprouts Under the Sun
The recreational marijuana industry in New York is actually starting to sprout, with farms all throughout the state producing thin-leafed plants that reach for the light. NY made a remarkable decision by giving 203 hemp producers the first opportunity to cultivate marijuana intended for legal sales, which may begin by the end of the year. Later, major indoor growers are anticipated to join.
A New Chief Equity Officer! New York Cannabis Regulators Appoints Damian Fagon
The New York state cannabis regulators decided to start accepting applications for adult-use cannabis processors and authorized the employment of a point person to oversee the state's work on social justice.