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L.A. Times investigates California's Marijuana legalization disaster
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Business & Finance
An emphasis on corruption and enforcement downplays the very real influence of regulation and taxes on California's booming black market. The Los Angeles Times has released a heavily researched, heavily reported investigation on the many, many ways that California's legalization of marijuana has been a disastrous mess. Titled "Legal Weed, Broken Pr
Why Cannabis Consuming parents need the protection of Child Welfare Laws
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Cannabis News
While societal rules are changing, people’s personal norms aren’t because if it’s acceptable to smoke weed outside, how do parents set ground rules at home? As of the time of writing, 18 states and the District of Columbia have already legalized marijuana for recreational use. A majority of US states have also approved it for medicinal use. In thes
Hemp-Derived Delta-8 skirts Marijuana laws and raises Health Concerns
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Medical News
Suzan Kennedy has smoked marijuana, and says her Wisconsin roots mean she can handle booze, so she was not concerned earlier this year when a bartender in St. Paul, Minnesota, described a cocktail with the cannabinoid delta-8 THC as “a little bit potent.” Hours after enjoying the tasty drink and the silliness that reminded Kennedy of a high from we
Hemp needs more Regulatory Certainty
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Technology
It wasn't that long ago that advocates were promoting hemp as the crop that would save agriculture, promising unprecedented profits. On paper the prospects are bright. CBD, processed from hemp, is seen by many as a magic elixir for health and beauty aids. A variety of products can be manufactured from the plant's fibers. But in just four years the
Some cities are inadvertently supporting illicit Cannabis Sales, according to new Report
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Politics
Instead of reasonably regulating legal sales, it’s increasingly common for leaders to opt out of legalized sales entirely, with unintended consequences. (Benzinga) Leafly released a first-of-its-kind report detailing the unintended and harmful consequences that occur when local municipalities choose to opt out of legal and regulated cannabis sales.
First Medical Cannabis Patient Seminar is Successful
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Technology
Mississippi’s first medical cannabis patient seminar was an overwhelming success, as hundreds of patients, caregivers, practitioners, dispensaries, cultivators, and advocates packed Oxford’s Hampton Inn Conference Center. Attendees and residents were lining up in advance before the event even started.  Angie Calhoun, Founder and CEO of the Mississi
Retailers and growers warn of Cannabis shortage ahead of Retail sales
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Business & Finance
A late start for both outdoor and indoor growers, compounded by supply chain and testing problems, will mean a limited supply of recreational cannabis available in retail stores when they start opening for business on Oct. 1, according to growers, regulators and retailers. “We’re looking at probably 20, maybe 30 outdoor licensees with product this
Marijuana stays on doping Banned List
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Technology
GENEVA - Marijuana use will remain banned at sports events after the World Anti-Doping Agency on Friday resisted calls to change its status on the list of prohibited substances. The agency was asked to review the status of THC — the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis — after the case of United States sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson, who did not go t
New York Regulators vote to allow Marijuana Patients to grow their own Weed
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Medical News
New York cannabis regulators approved a rule that would allow medical marijuana patients to grow and harvest their own plants, making for a cheaper and more accessible alternative. The New York State Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) has voted to adopt home grow rules that would allow medical marijuana patients and caregivers to grow and harvest
Cannabis Lounges approved to open in Las Vegas
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Business & Finance
LAS VEGAS - Marijuana consumption lounges are one step closer to coming to the Las Vegas city limits. City Council voted 5-1 against a motion by Councilwoman Victoria Seaman on Wednesday. She wanted to stop businesses from applying for a cannabis lounge license from the state. Nevada will open the application window for licensing weed lounges for 1
Feds to look at public-health impact of Cannabis Legalization in mandated review
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Politics
OTTAWA - Federal ministers are expected to launch a long-awaited review of the government’s cannabis legislation today. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. The Liberals lifted a century-long prohibition on the recreational use and sale of cannabis in October 2018, with the provision that they review the law thre
Local group gets permit for Marijuana Farm
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Business & Finance
A group of local businessmen plan to run a marijuana growing site in Chaves County, having received a special use permit from the Roswell-Chaves County Extraterritorial Zoning Commission Tuesday night. The citizens' group voted 4-1 for the initial 10-year term for the permit during its meeting at the Chaves County Administrative Center after hearin
Mobile Cannabis dispensary coming to DFW advocating Texas' Medical Program
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Cannabis News
The dispensary will be rolling into Fort Worth Oct. 8 and Dallas Oct 10. FORT WORTH - Some cannabis enthusiasts may want to roll up Oct. 8 as the mobile cannabis dispensary Goodblend will be holding a joint marijuana march and freedom festival to inform the public on the state's medical program.  Goodblend, a subsidiary of Parallel, is one of three
Hemp Byproducts are good alternative feed for Lambs, Oregon State study finds
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Technology
CORVALLIS - An Oregon State University study found that spent hemp biomass – the main byproduct of the cannabinoid (CBD) extraction process of hemp – can be included in lamb diets without any major detrimental effects to the health of the animals or their meat quality. The findings are significant because the hemp byproducts, known as spent hemp bi
National advocacy group forms to give small Cannabis Businesses a voice
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Business & Finance
Mark Barnett is the founder of the Maine Craft Cannabis Association, one of six state organizations part of the National Craft Cannabis Coalition. PORTLAND - After a blazing summer of sales for Maine's cannabis industry, the slow season has arrived for local stores across the state. Maine is closing in on two years of allowing adult-use or recreati
What to know about Cannabis and Macular Degeneration
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Medical News
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss among older adults. Since many people use cannabis for glaucoma, you might be wondering whether cannabis can be used for other eye diseases, including macular degeneration. There are two types of AMD: wet and dry. Although there are a few treatments available for wet AMD, ther
Weed Chips? KC brands are looking capitalize on the potential of legal Marijuana in Missouri
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Cannabis News
Guy's Chips is deep in development for a new product that would take advantage of Missouri's November ballot initiative on recreational marijuana. ANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ahead of the vote this November that could legalize marijuana in Missouri, iconic Kansas City brands are now entering the world of medical marijuana. Among them is Guy's Chips. At an un
Virginia Beach considers creating cannabis task force before retail pot sales roll out
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Business & Finance
VIRGINIA BEACH - With miles of beaches, plenty of restaurants, and things to do, Virginia Beach draws thousands of visitors each year. Many in the resort city want to keep it that way. “I don’t think we want to create the perception that Virginia Beach is a marijuana destination,” said Randy Thompson of Virginia Beach. “That’s not criticizing that

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