Cannabis-related tourism not welcome in Thailand, says Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul

Those who smoke in public face up to three months in prison or fines of up to 25,000 baht. Bangkok: On Wednesday, Thailand’s health minister discouraged tourists from visiting the country just to smoke weed, just two months after new laws were passed that largely decriminalized the drug. “We don’t welcome those kinds of tourists,” … Read more

Where to score NBA Hall of Famer Chris Webber’s weed mark in Metro Detroit | Canna Business | Detroit

Click to enlarge Wikimedia Commons Former NBA player Chris Webber. Despite the name, NBA Hall of Fame Chris Webber’s new brand of weed isn’t just for basketball players. Webber (who is originally from Detroit) and his business partner Lavetta Willis dropped their Players Only marijuana brand at select Gage Cannabis and Cookies dispensaries on Saturday. … Read more

New Jersey sells nearly $80 million worth of legal marijuana in first 10 weeks

TRENTON, NJ (CBS) — Recreational marijuana already brings in millions of dollars in tax revenue in New Jersey. The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission said on Monday that legal weed recorded more than $4.6 million in tax revenue in the first 10 weeks. Between April 21 and June 30, the commission said it totaled more … Read more

Trulieve aims to break Florida’s recreational marijuana loss streak

Florida voters legalized medical marijuana in 2016, but cannabis advocates are nowhere near legalizing recreational marijuana, and it’s not for lack of trying. Last year, the Florida Supreme Court struck down two separate marijuana initiatives for misleading language, despite the signatures of thousands of people who had pledged to support a constitutional amendment. One of … Read more

Cheech and Chong in a Bang: The Metro Times’ Top 10 Headlines | ICYMI | Detroit

Click to enlarge Courtesy picture Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. This week, our readers were more interested in the iconic canna duo of Cheech and Chong, showcasing their marijuana products to the Michigan market. The Ribs and R&B festival takes over Hart Plaza this weekend and will feature artists like 702 and Jon B., and … Read more

Marijuana Advocates Not Sold on Trulieve Smart & Safe Florida Legalization Initiative

When you’re a cannabis colossus funding a state initiative to legalize recreational marijuana, you’re bound to get some backlash. That’s what’s happened since Trulieve, Florida’s largest medical marijuana operator with 119 dispensaries across the state, backed the recently unveiled Smart & Safe Florida campaign with $5 million. “No home cultivation, Florida’s entire recreational market has … Read more

Fight Against Detroit’s Recreational Marijuana Ordinance Gets More Complicated | Cannabis News | Detroit

Click to enlarge Steve Nevling House of Dank sued the city of Detroit over its recreational marijuana ordinance. The Detroit Election Commission has delivered bad news to proponents of a more robust marijuana industry in the Motor City. The three-member commission on Monday rejected a ballot initiative that would have given voters the chance to … Read more

Launch of Cheech and Chong’s Cannabis Company in Michigan | Canna Business | Detroit

Click to enlarge Courtesy picture Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. After decades of use and pot jokes, comedic duo Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong have entered the cannabis business themselves. Cheech and Chong’s Cannabis Company launches into the Michigan market on Thursday. Its products, which include flowers, concentrates and edibles, are available at Nature’s Medicines … Read more

Latinx-owned cannabis brands inspire new products in Phoenix

Latinx-influenced cannabis products are slowly making their mark locally, but they still don’t reflect the size of the overall Latinx population in the Phoenix metro area. While some products have a more native Mexican flair, including a Tres Leches flower strain and Dulce de Leche flavored gummies, others have a more Mexican-American or Chicano flavor, … Read more

Missouri voters will decide the fate of recreational cannabis in November | Weed News | Saint Louis

Click to enlarge TOMMY CHIMS Legalizing recreational marijuana will be on the ballot in November. Voters in Missouri will have the opportunity to vote on recreational marijuana in November. Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced Tuesday that a Legal Missouri 2022 initiative petition has garnered enough valid signatures to appear on ballots this fall. … Read more