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New York Bill Adds Transgender Community to Social Equity Program
A New York lawmaker has proposed legislation that would extend the benefits of the state’s cannabis social equity program to members of the transgender and nonbinary communities.  The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) passed by New York lawmakers in March includes social and economic equity provisions designed to give licensing priority for the state’s… View Article

Indiana Lawmaker Welcomes Public Feedback on Medical Cannabis
A week after the state party announced a full-fledged push to legalize cannabis in Indiana, a Democratic lawmaker there is ready to stump for pot’s medical benefits. Indiana State Rep. Sue Errington announced this week that she will host “a Community Talking Circle” in her hometown of Muncie next Monday, December 6, “to hear public… View Article

Kentucky Takes First Step Toward Legal Recreational Cannabis
A Democratic lawmaker in Kentucky on Monday took the first legislative steps toward legalizing cannabis in the Bluegrass State. State Rep. Nima Kulkarni, who represents Louisville, prefiled a pair of bills that would upend the way cannabis consumers are treated there. The first bill would “would amend the state’s constitution, permitting Kentuckians 21 and older… View Article

Sophisticated Smoker Holiday Gift Guide
As a community, we’re way past the days of smoking out of cheap, poorly designed products that typically don’t last long. Acknowledge your worth and splurge on a luxurious gift that truly represents who you are. Embrace the lifestyle of sophisticated smoking. As sophisticated smokers, it’s our responsibility to elevate the stigma surrounding cannabis. As… View Article

Report Calls for UK to Embrace Potential of Medical Cannabis Industry
An advocacy organization known as Volteface recently released a report entitled “New Leaf: Beyond Brexit, Countering Covid” explores how the United Kingdom (UK) is missing out by not fully embracing the opportunities of the medical cannabis industry.  Head of Programming at the Adam Smith Institute, Daniel Pryor, wrote the foreword for the report, stating that… View Article

High Times Retail Holiday Gift Guide 2021
For better or for worse, it’s holiday time again, but good news! That means it’s also time to splurge on your favorite cannabis products in honor of this wonderful and chaotic time of year. High Times has been in the cannabis retail business for two years now, and we’re excited to share with you some… View Article

Home of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, Ends Jail Time for Travelers with THC
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) eased some of its harsh drug laws, relaxing penalties for tourists who enter the country with products infused with THC. The new protocol for Dubai travelers is to confiscate and destroy cannabis products instead of imposing hard time. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the UAE, announced the… View Article

South Dakota Supreme Court Strikes Down Recreational Cannabis Legalization
A majority of South Dakota voters gave their blessing to cannabis legalization last year, but the state’s court system did not. The long, drawn-out saga surrounding the Mouth Rushmore State’s flirtation with cannabis reached its coda last week, as the South Dakota Supreme Court ruled the voter-approved amendment unconstitutional on technical grounds. In a 4-1… View Article

Industry and Activists Call On Western Governors to Explore Cannabis Interstate Commerce
A group representing cannabis businesses and activists is calling on the governors of four western states to explore receiving federal approval for interstate trade in cannabis, a move that could help set the stage for the eventual national legalization of cannabis.  In a letter posted online, the Alliance for Sensible Markets called on the governors… View Article

It’s Official: New Ruling German Coalition to Legalize Recreational Cannabis Use
Even the most die-hard “medical only” German voices within the cannabis industry have been posting the news all over their social media including LinkedIn for the past week, even before the news was official. But as of Wednesday, that has changed, officially. The new so-called “Traffic Light Coalition” will indeed be legalizing recreational use cannabis… View Article