Currently, no marijuana dispensaries operate on Newbury Street, but two new ones may be coming soon. The Boston Cannabis Board granted a license to Ember Gardens in February, and minority-owned business Rooted in Roxbury has proposed an establishment on Newbury Street as well. Both businesses are equity applicants.
Massachusetts is among 16 states — along with D.C. — that have legalized recreational marijuana. Forty-four states have legalized or decriminalized marijuana to some extent. Furthermore, less than 10% of surveyed Americans actively oppose legalizing marijuana, according to a 2019 survey by the Pew Research Center.
Yet anti-dispensary sentiment seems to be rampant as stores are proposed in neighborhoods around Boston.
Back Bay residents and Newbury Street business owners have cited concerns regarding the nearby alley and potential alarm system. There is also a general desire to “keep these people out of [their] neighborhood” — these sentiments insinuate that marijuana users pose some sort of threat.
In reality, there is no scientific causation between marijuana use and violence or psychosis, and therefore criminal activity. Furthermore, in Massachusetts, you are only allowed to carry up to one ounce in public and you are not allowed to use marijuana in any form outside of
The city of Chula Vista waited until April 20 to celebrate the grand opening of the city’s first legal cannabis dispensary.
“This is Chula Vista’s very first legal cannabis retail dispensary,” Grasshopper Dispensary’s CEO Andres Camberos said. “Long time in the works. Long time coming.”
Camberos was flanked by dignitaries — including Chula Vista MayorMary Casillas Salas — as they cut the ceremonial red ribbon in front of Grasshopper.
Salas cracked a joke about munchies but was serious about the troubles Chula Vista faced in the past few years with illegal pot shops.
“At one point, we had up to 20 illegal dispensaries open at one time,” Salas said. “You know, those illegal ones were such a blight on our community. They were just ugly things. We know they were letting in minors.”
The Chula Vista Police Department said they helped close 74 illegal pot shops in the last three years alone. Grasshopper is the first legitimate business to make it through the city’s intense permitting process.
“How hard was it?” Camberos said. “I mean, it was incredibly difficult.”
Camberos, who said it took two years to get to the grand opening, added that the dispensary would
The Las Vegas-Based Artist Will Be Launching His Product In-Store, Signing Autographs and Taking Photos
What: Jardín Premium Cannabis Dispensary is kicking off their special guest budtender series with American rapper, songwriter and producer Dizzy Wright. Wright will be launching his cannabis strains in-store, just days after the widely-celebrated 4/20 holiday. Marijuana enthusiasts will be given the chance to peruse Wright’s personal collection of flower known as Dizzy Con Leche. Shoppers who spend $150+ in product will enjoy a meet and greet photo opportunity, autographed collateral, and will be checked out by the rap superstar himself. Jardín’s special guest budtender series is a part of a larger celebrity-driven initiative to help diversify the dispensaries’ clientele and change the stigma towards cannabis. Executives from the dispensary plan to take the campaign national with a concept coined Jardín’s Diaries: a storytelling effort that will highlight various influencers and celebrities across the US.
Who: Shoppers must be 21+ to enter. Social distancing rules and regulations will be strictly enforced.
When: Thurs., April 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Jardín Premium Cannabis Dispensary, 2900 E. Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas, NV 89121.
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TUCSON (KVOA) – Tuesday was the first 4/20 in Arizona since recreational marijuana became legal in the state.
On November 3, 2020, Proposition 207 was passed, which legalized the use of marijuana.
According to The Associated Press, “people 21 and older can grow their own plants and legally possess up to an ounce (28 grams) of marijuana or a smaller quantity of “concentrates” such as hashish.”
However, carrying 1 ounce to 2.5 ounces is considered a “petty offense” and can be fined up to $300.
According to the AP, “Other counties with dispensaries now allowed to sell recreational pot are Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai and Yuma counties.”
With the legalization, both law enforcement and dispensaries want everyone to be responsible while participating.
“I know the Pima County Sheriff put out a PSA about being safe, and I think I want to echo that message and ensure that people are not consuming cannabis and driving,” Mo Asani, a local downtown dispensary owner said. “It’s very important that people stay safe this 4/20 and I would really like to echo all the PSAs out there that are saying to follow those protocols and safety standards.”
The Las Vegas-Based Cannabis Destination Teamed Up With The Iconic Sportstyle Brand To Create A Sneaker For Their Employees
LAS VEGAS, NV – Jardín Premium Cannabis Dispensary has teamed up with the sportswear brand FILA to develop the Disruptor 2A x Jardin, a one-of-a-kind shoe collaboration. The custom silhouette is currently on display at Jardín’s Las Vegas-based showroom, and is the newest styling addition to the dispensaries’ team uniforms.
The Disruptor 2A x Jardin features a leather upper with customized detailing throughout. The style has print-embossed FILA logos on the quarter, and the Jardin logo displayed on the tongue, sockliner and heel taping*. The silhouette also features a mesh lining, molded comfort sockliner, and the signature sawtooth bottom. Rounding out this sneaker are 3M reflective detailing on the eyelets.
“We are thrilled to be partnering up with one of the world’s most iconic sportswear brands to develop the first-ever cannabis-inspired shoe,” said Semii Gebreyonas, Director of Marketing for Jardín Las Vegas, when asked about the inspiration for the partnership. “FILA’s high-quality craftsmanship aligns with our brand, so it was a no brainer as to who we wanted to align with when we sought out to expand our ever-growing partnership portfolio.”
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SAN LUIS, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – Many know April 20 is referred to as marijuana day or 4/20.
But just in time, another recreational marijuana dispensary will soon be operating in Yuma County.
This will soon be your new pick-up spot for cannabis products in San Luis, after this dispensary was granted a recreational marijuana license the day before 4/20.
The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) awarded 13 dispensary licenses for any county with less than two dispensaries.
A drawing determined this San Luis dispensary called Yuma County Dispensary LLC would be able to open out of a total of 58 applicants.
Robert Smith, director of marketing and sales at Territory Dispensary says this is a good opportunity for rural communities.
“I’m glad that that’s now another opportunity for, you know, customers in that area. Some of the remote areas, what we’ve seen in the last few years is that a lot of them have moved to Tucson, to Phoenix, to the larger areas,” Smith explained.
The building is located at 708 N. Archibald Street.
More people are buying cannabis which is why another license
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Marijuana businesses around Oregon are hoping a bill working its way through Congress could change the industry’s monetary operations.
The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act which was re-introduced by Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Congressman Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, would give marijuana dispensaries access to banking services instead of just operating in cash.
FOX 12 spoke with John Monteleone, the co-founder of Southwest Portland marijuana dispensary, Fidus PDX.
In August 2020, his shop was robbed at gunpoint.
“They held the other co-founder for about 17 minutes under duress until they were able to rob us,” Monteleone said.
He says the shop lost $250,000 in cash and products.
Under this proposed legislation, it would hopefully make dispensaries less of a target.
“Had we had the right access to banking, I think our situation might not have happened,” Monteleone said.
Marijuana is not legal at the federal level, forcing most dispensaries to operate in cash because banks and credit unions are currently prohibited from serving marijuana businesses.
“That piece is crucial to all of the success of our businesses, cause’ it’s not