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Million Dollar Weed Bust in Legal NJ +Vermont bans Delta 8 THC

A few ounces of weed might be legal in New Jersey but not hundreds of pounds, as Tara Misu explains in her New Jersey report. Vermont's Green Nurse Jessilyn Dolan has the story of her state banning Delta 8 THC and why that is a good thing. No movement on the Federal legalization front as the SAFE Banking bill can't even get onto the Senate floor. 4-20 sets a buying record for cannabis sales in the USA. Plus the Green Market Report with Debra Borchardt, and state wrap ups from Washington DC, Illinois, Michigan, and north of the border in Canada with MJBiz Canada reporter Solomon Israel.

Published

April 30, 2021

Hi Everyone Welcome To Weed Talk News, I’m Jimmy Young From Pro Cannabis Media. This Is The Program Where We Look At The Most Compelling Stories From The Cannabis Industry And Then Share Them With You. We’ve Got Our Regular Reports From Our Five State Correspondents And Of Course Our Canadian Cannabis Report.


All Is Quiet On The Federal Legalization Front As The Safe Banking Bill Has Hit The Senate Wall. We Will Find Out The Latest On That Scene On Fridays Green Rush Live When We Check In With Michael Correira From The NCIA.


Our Top Story This Week Comes From Here In New England Where Vermont Has Now Joined 12 Other States By Banning Delta 8 Thc. Thankfully We Have Vermont’s Green Nurse Jessilyn Dolan As Our Correspondent In The Green Mountain State And She Can Explain.


From The Tiny State Of Vermont To The Big Business Of Big Marijuana. That’s When We Check In On The Markets With The Green Market Reports Debra Borchardt…


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There Are Now A Handful Of States In The Us Moving Their Legislative Initiatives Towards Legalization Of Adult Use Of Cannabis. Will It Be Delaware? Connecticut? Rhode Island?  Or Maybe Minnesota Or Pennsylvania. One Reason All These States Want To Move This Forward, They All Need The Tax Revenue. One State Just Passed The One Billion Dollar Sales Plateau For Its Medicinal Program, That State Is Maryland. Now, It Only Took Them 40 Months To Reach That Milestone. As You Know That State Is Right Next To Washington Dc, And That’s Where The Vote Pro Podcasts Phil Adams Originates His Report Every Week..Phil…


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In Illinois, There Are Two Lawsuits Moving Forward That Are Challenging The State’s Initial Licensing Process. Both Could Reveal The Inner Workings Of The Original Awarding Of Licenses In That State. The Adult Program Launched On January 1st Of 2020, And They Have Not Issued Another License In Over A Year. Margo Vesely Has Our Report From Illinois…


Margo


420 Is The Rear View Mirror Of The Calendar Now, But Sales Figures Are Just Starting To Trickle In And As Expected, There Was A Pretty Good Percentage Increase In Sales On That Date From A Year Ago. First Of All, There Were  Over 1000 More Stores Selling Weed To The Public Than The Year Before When Many Weren’t Open, Or Like Here In Massachusetts Were Closed For Covid. Sales Were Up 9.5% Across The Board And Should Surpass 200 Million For The Day In Sales. Average Transaction On That Day Was $76.26 And That’s A 9 Percent Increase Right There. Here’s Mighigans Rick Thompson With That State’s Report…rick..


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One State That Has Always Been Anti Weed Is Louisiana, But A Legalization Bill There Is Now Out Of Committee And Heading To The House Of Representatives. This Will Take A Monumental Effort To Even Get Through The Senate, But If It Clears The  Republican Controlled  House, There’s No Guarantee It Will Even Reach Their Governors Desk. Democrat John Bel Edwards Is Their Governor And He Opposes Adult Use But Supports The Medicinal Use Of Cannabis Even Though Their Current Medical Program Is One Of The Strictest In The Nation. ..I Just Can’t Believe That Cannabis Is Now Such A Political Issue That Further Separates Our County. Ask The Rasta Farians, The Plant Is Supposed To Bring Us All Together Not Apart. New Jersey Is Learning That Now. Here’s Tara Misu Sergente With Our New Jersey Report.

Tara…


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Now Its Time  To Head North Of The Border To O Canada For This Week’s Cannadian Cannabis Report With Mjbiz Reporter Solomon Israel…


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Finally Here’s Some More Rapid Fire Cannabis News Headlines…

The Texas House Is Trying To Change  Its Rules Regarding Cannabis By Reducing Penalties For Concentrates, And Expanding Their Medical Program. Rhode Island Lawmakers Are Saying Legalization In That State Is Inevitable But It Probably Won’t Happen Until Next Year. Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont Is Talking With New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham About How Best To Implement Adult Use Legalization In That State. Philadelphia Pennsylvania Is Banning Pre-employment Drug Testing For Cannabis, And Massachusetts Has Now Doubled The Banks Where You Can Do Business In The Cannabis From 3 To 6 Over The Past Year. Of Course That’s More Progress Than The Prospects For The Safe Banking Act To Move Onto The Senate Floor After Passing The House…that’s This Weeks Weed Talk News, Im Jimmy Young From Pro Cannabis Media, Remember It’s Whole New World Out There Use It Responsibly…