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Cannabis research center established at University Kentucky
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Technology
LEXINGTON - The University of Kentucky is home to a new center that will advance research on the medical use of cannabis. The UK Cannabis Center will conduct research on the health effects of cannabis, including its risks and benefits when used to treat certain medical conditions. Based within the UK College of Medicine’s Center on Drug and Alcohol
Hopewell Township puts pause on future resolutions of support for Cannabis Retailers
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Business & Finance
Hopewell Township will halt future local support for cannabis retail establishments. The township has already issued resolutions supporting four applicants. Township Committee members voted unanimously to approve a resolution at the governing body’s Sept. 19 meeting. “I think it is prudent to put a pause on things. We have vetted a couple opportuni
Mississippi nears $6M in revenue off Medical Marijuana Licenses and Fees
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Medical News
With the medical marijuana program still in its infancy in Mississippi, the state is already raking in revenue. Through Monday, the state has culled nearly $6 million in license and one-time application fees from dispensaries, cultivators, transportation companies, processors, and testing operations in the state, according to information posted on
Denver City Council vote hands Marijuana delivery services big win
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Business & Finance
The Denver city council on Monday unanimously approved a bill that would slash the price of fees related to starting and contracting a marijuana transportation business.  As part of the bill, the council removed a July 2024 sunset date on an exclusivity period for social equity transporter businesses — meaning dispensaries can only use these busine
Council postpones off-sale alcohol license for Cannabis Company
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Politics
Council members questioned the legal gray area for approving retail on-off sale licenses for Rapid City Cannabis during the council’s Monday night meeting. The licenses would be for a retail (on-off sale) malt beverage and SD farm wine license and a retail (on-off sale) wine and cider license at 3075 N. Plaza Drive, Suite B. The council voted 8-2 t
American adolescent substance abuse—except for Cannabis and Vaping—has declined
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Cannabis News
Substance abuse among American adolescents is diminishing, except for an uptake in cannabis and vaping use—show new findings published today in the peer-reviewed journal Substance Use & Misuse. Examining data from 536,291 adolescents between 1991–2019, an expert team of researchers suggest that while the reasons for this phenomenon are not entirely
Marijuana funding to help create youth Community space in Glenwood Springs
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Business & Finance
The Glenwood Springs Community Center is seeking more marijuana tax funding to maintain the facility as a “third space” for underserved or at-risk youth.   If a young person’s first place is their home and their second place is their school, the Parks and Recreation Community Center wants to become a third place for teens and preteens.  “Support gr
Businesses in Thailand join hands to promote Hemp industry in Asia
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Business & Finance
Private businesses in Thailand are looking to network with hemp suppliers in order to capitalize on the plant’s industrial and medical potential. The Thai Industrial Hemp Trade Association (TIHTA) recently signed a cooperation agreement with 12 manufacturing industries to showcase innovations and technology related to the hemp industry later this y
Mayor and county sheriff speak out against Recreational Marijuana
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Cannabis News
SIOUX FALLS - As Sioux Falls officials highlighted their public safety concerns today, some also broached the topic of recreational marijuana. South Dakota voters will head to the polls in November to decide on the issue with Initiated Measure 27, but if it was up to Mayor Paul TenHaken or Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead, cannabis would not
Minnesota medical marijuana company sues state, seeks to sell some of its edibles on open market
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Business & Finance
​Vireo Health argues its products are "chemically identical" to THC edibles derived from legal hemp.  Minnesota's new hemp-derived THC edible law is facing its first major legal challenge from one of the state's medical cannabis companies, which claims it should be able to sell its "chemically identical" marijuana edibles on the open market. Origin
Momentum building for legalization of Recreational Marijuana in Hawaii
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Cannabis News
There's a huge push underway to allow the recreational use of marijuana, even though the drug is still illegal under federal law. A group of state leaders, dispensaries and patients are crafting a plan to establish a system for the Legislature to consider next session. And more lawmakers are supporting legalization than ever before as a way to dive
A complete guide to Spotlight PA’s investigations of Pennsylvania’s flawed medical marijuana program
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Medical News
HARRISBURG - A series of investigative stories from Spotlight PA this year has uncovered serious flaws in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program and prompted calls for change from doctors, patients, industry leaders, and policymakers. The coverage — based on months of reporting, dozens of interviews, and thousands of pages of public records — has
There is a way to get a Marijuana related conviction cleared in PA
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Cannabis News
Conviction for using weed following you around? Check out pardon program. Filling out an application online as part of a one-time expedited process through the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons takes a few minutes, but it can change a lifetime. The pardon is for select minor, non-violent marijuana criminal convictions. More than 1,600 people have alrea
Galloway authorizes new Marijuana Standards
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Medical News
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP - The Township Council authorized a report on Sept. 13 that lays out new, local standards on the growing marijuana industry. The standards, which concern marijuana cultivation, come after residents raised concerns about potential odor from a proposed cultivation facility. Township Redevelopment Attorney M. James Maley Jr. said tha
How federal prohibition has ruined legal marijuana in California
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Business & Finance
Your series on the effects of California legalizing recreational marijuana in 2016 missed one of the biggest points of all — continued federal prohibition. "California has always produced far more cannabis than Californians consume. Oregon as well. That’s because these are export markets. Legalizing weed in California only legalized the in-state pa
Arizona Cannabis Company is trailblazer in Eco-friendly Practices
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Technology
The Pharm, a 320,000-square-foot Dutch glass greenhouse grow operation and cannabis brand based in Phoenix, Arizona, is proud to announce significant investments in eco-friendly production standards that prove that you don’t have to pay more for a premium product that respects the plant, the planet and the people. Harnessing the power of the ample
Police Recruits in this city will no longer be disqualified for past Weed use
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Politics
New Orleans Police Department says that police recruits who have used marijuana within the past year are not automatically disqualified from becoming cops. This week, the New Orleans Police Department made a change in their policy as a way of attracting new police officers. While historically, NOPD recruits were disqualified if they admitted to usi
Hemp Fiber Market Rising at rate of 6.90% in the Forecast Period
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Technology
The hemp fiber market is expected to witness market growth at a rate of approximately 6.90% in the forecast period of 2021 to 2028 and is expected to reach USD 0.51 billion by 2028. Data Bridge Market Research report on hemp fiber market provides analysis and insights regarding the various factors expected to be prevalent throughout the forecast pe

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