marijuana

Arkansas

Flora Farms cannabis dispensary flourishes at location near the Arkansas border • Missouri Independent

JANE — Nestled along a bubbling creek at the base of a rolling hill is the Flora Farms Stateline Dispensary — just a third of a mile from the Arkansas border.  On a Sunday afternoon, cars in the drive-thru line wrap around the building and about 20 cars are parked out front. Inside, budtenders at […]

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Mayor

Adams needs to make NYC livable NOW — before complicating it with problematic new zoning

Mayor Adams’s legacy project is his “City of Yes” rezoning push, which the City Council is reviewing. The proposals would make New York more of a “mixed-use” city — where stores, mini-factories, offices and apartments coexist. This can have benefits, but the mayor must understand that without competent enforcement of existing laws and rules, different uses […]

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Arkansas

Indivisible Arkansas garners 1,800 signatures on ballot initiatives for November election • Arkansas Advocate

The Little Rock chapter of activist group Indivisible helped gather more than 1,800 signatures for five Arkansas voter initiatives last month and plans another signing event this weekend.  The ballot initiatives include proposed amendments to the Arkansas Constitution on abortion, education, the public’s right to information and expanded access to medical marijuana. Two other citizen-initiated […]

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City Council

Mansfield City Council approves weed ordinance — but not the marijuana kind | #citycouncil

MANSFIELD — Mansfield City Council approved a weed ordinance Tuesday night. But it had nothing to do with a moratorium on potential recreational cannabis dispensaries in the city. On a night council amended city laws regarding the allowable length of noxious weeds growing in Mansfield, it opted to delay until June a vote on legislation […]

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City Council

Ban on unregulated THC products introduced in Chicago City Council – NBC Chicago | #citycouncil

If you walk into a Chicago minimart, gas station, or convenience store, you may see a small package that looks like your favorite snack, but if you look closer, you’ll see the packaging indicates it has cannabis in it. The issue some officials have is that the labels aren’t clear enough, and it could lead […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas governor’s campaign manager leads abortion amendment opposition group • Arkansas Advocate

Supporters of ballot initiatives on abortion, medical marijuana and education said they’re not concerned about the formation of a new opposition group led by an adviser to Arkansas’ governor. Stronger Arkansas is chaired by Chris Caldwell, a political consultant who served as Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ 2022 gubernatorial campaign manager. Caldwell will also lead her […]

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Mayor

Minnesota mayor and son arrested for illegally growing marijuana

WINNEBAGO, Minn. — A Minnesota mayor and his son are charged with illegally growing marijuana after police seized over 200 plants from their properties. Winnebago Mayor Scott Robertson, 67, and his son, Jacob Robertson, 47, are both facing multiple charges related to the unlawful cultivation of more than 23 cannabis plants. RELATED: State cannabis officials want […]

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City Council

Ashland City Council bans cannabis-related commercial business | #citycouncil

ASHLAND — Ashland City Council unanimously passed a ban on marijuana dispensaries and other related commercial operations within city limits on Tuesday, despite a divided voter base.  The ordinance comes a couple months following Ohio’s passage of Issue 2, a statute that allows adults 21 and over to buy and possess up to 2.5 ounces […]

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Arkansas

Recreational and medical marijuana dispensary to soon open near Arkansas state line

Recreational and medical marijuana dispensary to soon open near Arkansas state line The new dispensary will be less than a mile away from the Arkansas-Missouri state line Updated: 5:35 PM CST Jan 2, 2024 A new cannabis dispensary will soon open just beyond the Missouri state line. Although recreational marijuana is legal in Missouri, Arkansans […]

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Mayor

Brooklyn Park mayor has aspirations to improve racial equity in cannabis industry

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. — The mayor of one of Minnesota’s largest cities is getting involved in the marijuana industry. Brooklyn Park Mayor Hollies Winston says his focus will be on helping people of color get into the industry to improve racial equity in the cannabis space. He’ll be recusing himself from all city business regarding cannabis […]

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