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New Jersey Lawmakers Will Soon Vote on Legalizing Recreational Weed
The timeline for legal weed in New Jersey may have just sped up. According to key policy makers in the state, legislative bodies may start voting on legalization bills as soon as next week. Jumpstarting the Legislative Process Talk of a new timeline for beginning the legislative process recently came from the office of New… View Article

Massachusetts Officially Begins Recreational Cannabis Sales
Massachusetts residents queued for up to two hours today to buy cannabis on the first day of state legal sales. So far, local marijuana customers have two options; New England Treatment Access in Northampton and Cultivate in Leicester. At both locations, war veterans were the first historic customers to receive their cannabis. Long waits on… View Article

Devastating Woolsey Fire Impacts SoCal’s Cannabis Community
The power went out early in the morning on Friday, Nov.9. All communication to the outside world was crippled. Yvonne DeLaRosa Green and her husband Sam Boyer were still in their Malibu home. At this point, the Woolsey fire already singed multiple neighboring canyons. According to DeLaRosa Green—who was one of High Times’ top 100… View Article

Medical Marijuana Advocates Threaten Mormon Church with Lawsuit
Earlier this month, voters in Utah said yes to Proposition 2, which legalized medical marijuana. But despite the popular victory, Utah’s medical marijuana battle is far from over. Recently, state lawmakers scheduled a special legislative session aimed at replacing Proposition 2 with a “compromise bill.” Now, medical marijuana activists are threatening a lawsuit against state lawmakers… View Article

Researchers Think That Hemp Could be an Additional Pollen Source for Bees
Good news for bee fans; hemp fields may hold a worst-case cache of nutrients for hungry colonies, according to a study done by a Colorado State etymology student. Last week, Colton O’Brien presented, in a gathering of etymological societies, his discovery of a total of 23 bee genera in traps that he set up in… View Article

Florida Brings Lawsuit Against CVS, Walgreens for Alleged Role in Opioid Crisis
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced last week that she is suing retail pharmacies CVS and Walgreens for their alleged role in the nationwide opioid crisis. The two companies have been added to a lawsuit filed by the state in May against Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, and several pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors. Bondi said… View Article

Doctor Who Uses Medical Marijuana Sues After Being Denied a Gun
A Pennsylvania doctor and medical marijuana patient is suing for his right to own a gun. Dr. Matthew Roman, who practices medicine in Philadelphia, maintains that his Second and Fifth Amendment rights were violated when he was denied the right to purchase a gun. The suit against the U.S. Department of Justice and Acting Attorney General… View Article

The IRS is Reportedly Overwhelmed by Cash Payments from Marijuana Businesses
While all other business in the United States pay their federal taxes by check or electronically, state-legal cannabis businesses pay their taxes in a rather old-timey way. The company schedules an in-person appointment with their local IRS office. When the company representative arrives, they’re shown to a secure space where, in front of two IRS… View Article

Double Barrel and Verano Announce Exclusive Cannabis Business Partnership
Specialty vaporizer manufacturer Double Barrel announced that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with Verano Holdings that will create new markets for its patented flagship product. News of the deal was revealed at the opening of MJBizCon, a cannabis industry convention taking place this week in Las Vegas. Under the deal, Double Barrel will… View Article

Weed Scams are Trending on Instagram—and People are Falling for Them
Ngaio Bealum (@ngaio420), writer, comedian, and resident cannaseur on the Netflix show Cooking on High, told High Times that he makes his connection to California’s legal pot industry obvious in his Instagram posts. Little did he know that by doing so, it made his social media identity vulnerable to imposters attempting to scam people. “I got… View Article