New Jersey Now in the Home Stretch for Recreational Marijuana Sales
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New Jersey Now in the Home Stretch for Recreational Marijuana Sales

New Jearsians can breathe a sigh of relief and prepare to breathe in sweet smoke now that the state has approved the first stores that'll be able to sell marijuana recreationally. After patiently waiting, there's now a light at the end of the tunnel for many expectant stoner's on the Jersey shores. Though, there is no set date when these stores will open, citizens can at least rest assured that the state is still moving forward.  The article, 'NJ (finally) approves first cannabis stores for recreational sales' written by Caroline Lewis goes more into depth on this newest development in the New Jersey marijuana market. As for everyone in the New Jersey cannabis community, look into custom packaging now and make the best first impression on new recreational customers! Contact us for more info today.  
Bill Passed by House to Federally Legalize Marijuana
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Bill Passed by House to Federally Legalize Marijuana

Spring has sprung, and it seems that there might be more to the newly emerging greenery than just grass and leaves. Last Friday the House passed a bill to federally legalize Marijuana. Such an event raises many questions, like should we be expecting cannabis to join the the list of 'May Flowers' brought upon by April showers? With a 220 to 204 vote, the bill New York Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler sponsors passed. The bill tackles many issues caused by the criminalization of Marijuana. This includes stopping federal workers from being penalized for cannabis use. The bill will also work to undo the unjust imprisonment of many citizens locked up for non-violent marijuana charges.  This vote is an optimistic move forward. The article, 'House passes bill to federally decriminalize marijuana' written by Kristin Wilson goes into more detail about the vote. Though there is still a long road ahead, we can remain hopeful that changes are on the way.  
Smoking Our Way Through the Pandemic
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Smoking Our Way Through the Pandemic

It may come as no surprise to some of you, but there seems to be a cannabis renaissance in the wake of the Covid pandemic. Over quarantine and social distancing, a new breed of stoner has emerged. Whether caused be boredom, or a need to self-medicate in these stressful times, many people have turned to cannabis consumption over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. The article 'How the pandemic created a new generation of stoners' written by Luke Winkie tells the stories of some of these newly found stoners. The nature of their conversion is different for each person, but one thing remains consistent, an increase in Marijuana purchases. Whether buying bud, or daily consumed gummies, an increase in cannabis consumers correlates to an increase in the marijuana market.  If you're a producer or farmer and want to stand-out in these dispensaries with increased traffic, consider custom branded cannabis packaging! Contact us today to start your own order of custom bags, boxes, or glass. Draw the eye of baby stoners with the best looking packaging available. 
New Jersey Inches Closer to Recreational Marijuana Sales
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New Jersey Inches Closer to Recreational Marijuana Sales

New Jersey, a state known for its shores and exceptionally tanned residents is on the verge of being recognized for an entirely different reason. While medical marijuana sales are already legal and operating, the state moves closer to recreational adult-use. As prioritized licenses are being approved, New Jersey prepares for recreational marijuana sales.  The article 'N.J. legal weed sales on verge of finally getting OK to begin' written by Suzette Parmley goes into further detail about preparations to still be made, choices made by law makers and projected outcomes of legal sales. 
Social Media vs Marijuana Industry: When will the Battle End
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Social Media vs Marijuana Industry: When will the Battle End

If you are a member of the cannabis community you've probably experienced frustration when it comes to social media platforms. Anywhere from posts being removed, to entire accounts being deactivated. These instances are more than just inconvenient, they can be detrimental to a growing Marijuana business. With social media being the best way to connect with ones audience and with new prospective customers, it's more important than ever for cannabis companies to be active and reachable on these platforms. Marijuana is a social community, so why then, does social media shut it down? The article, 'Social Media Is A Minefield For The Cannabis Industry. Are Solutions On The Horizon?' by Lindsey Bartlett goes more into detail about the woes of social media use as a Marijuana consumer or company. Exploring not only the why, but also how some people use this censorship to wipe out competition. Bartlett also shares how some in the cannabis community are taking action to fight back. If you're interested, give the article a read!  
Michigan Activist Pushes for Marijuana to be Removed from Drug Schedule
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Michigan Activist Pushes for Marijuana to be Removed from Drug Schedule

In Michigan, a new bill is being pushed that would remove Marijuana as a schedule 1 drug in the state. Being classified as a schedule 1 drug puts cannabis in the category of the most criminalized drugs; this has serious implications on both medical and recreational users.  The bill itself is named after poet and activist John Sinclair, who has been unfairly charged for marijuana possession himself. Even at 80 years old, Sinclair ignites the fire in Michigan citizens to correct the states classification.  The article 'Marijuana would be removed from Michigan’s drug schedule under new bill' written by Gus Burns goes into more detail about the life of Sinclair and the bill named after him. It also discusses the implication a Schedule 1 classification has, so give it a read! 
Vermont Expands it's Marijuana Market
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Vermont Expands it's Marijuana Market

Many smokers and midnight tokers would agree, every major move for the marijuana industry is worth celebration. Vermont brings us our newest reason to roll-up; Vermont citizens have increased the number of towns were cannabis can be sold! Out of 40 towns and cities who voted, a whomping 25 voted yes to allow the sale of cannabis. Read the article 'Vermont voters expand the map of towns where cannabis retail will be allowed' written by Fred Thys for more of the nitty gritty on this. For our Vermont readers, we invite you to celebrate this historic decision with top-quality packaging! Whether you need beautiful blank bags, or charming custom containers, we are here to help. We offer competitive pricing, and will work with you to find the best packaging solution. Contact us for more information today!
On the Road to Legalization: Maryland
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On the Road to Legalization: Maryland

As of 2022, many states have done the work to legalize marijuana, while other states have stayed firm on keeping the plant illegal. Some states, however, are still considering legalization and decriminalization. Though it sits on the horizon for now, lawmakers in Maryland have started to pave the road towards a legal cannabis industry for the state.  The article 'Maryland lawmakers get first look at plan for full marijuana legalization' written by Pamela Wood goes into more of the nitty-gritty. Laying out what legalization for the state would mean, Wood describes the positives of the purposed changes to marijuana law, as well as the concerns Maryland citizens have. 
New Bill in Colorado May End Wrongful Terminations Due to Marijuana Use
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New Bill in Colorado May End Wrongful Terminations Due to Marijuana Use

As more and more states legalize Marijuana, many employers wonder, can an employee's use of marijuana products outside of work still be grounds for termination? Should employees who use cannabis products off-the-clock fear being fired?  It's a hot button issue, with some states such as New York already passing legislation to prevent drug testing workers. Now Colorado has joined the fight with a new purposed bill. This bill would not only protect workers who choose to partake in marijuana in their free-time , but also permit on the job Medical Marijuana use for workers who need it.  The article 'Colorado employers would no longer be able to fire their workers for using cannabis if a new bill passes' by Jesse Paul goes into more detail on this. Give it a read!