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Bill Legalizing Intoxicating Levels of THC received little Scrutiny from Lawmakers
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Many Minnesotans seemed surprised to learn last month that edibles and beverages including an intoxicating level of THC had been legalized by the Legislature. It turns out many lawmakers were surprised, too. After a 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS review of the legislative hearings regarding the THC legislation, it shouldn’t be surprising so many were caught off
And finally… as high as possible
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The world’s tallest-ever hemp building has been erected in South Africa. The 12-storey building at 84 Harrington Street, Cape Town was built by local companies Hemporium and Afrimat Hemp using hempcrete blocks and building systems. Duncan Parker, founding partner and CEO of Hemporium, said: “I bought 84 Harrington in 2016, with the idea being that
Recreational marijuana amendment blocked; medical marijuana business owners conflicted
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SHERWOOD, Ark. – A proposed recreational marijuana amendment is rejected by election commissioners, but that does not necessarily mean it will not be on the November ballot. Today’s decision came after Responsible Growth Arkansas’ submitted nearly 200,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office last month. The board’s ruling had to do with th
Massachusetts lawmakers OK measure to provide capital to social equity Cannabis Licensees
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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is expected to sign into law S.3096, a measure aimed at supporting the 900 people harmed by the War on Drugs that have been enrolled in the commonwealth's social equity program as well as future members of the program. The measure sets aside 15% of the revenue in the state's marijuana regulation fund generated b
Three Springfield businesses awarded conditional cannabis licenses
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Among the 177 issued conditional adult-use cannabis dispensing licenses announced recently by Gov. JB Pritzker were three Springfield-based operations looking to open their doors in the coming months. Herban Quality Control, Dealership LLC, and Bolden Investments III LLC now have 180 days to find a physical storefront before being issued a full lic
Lawsuit: Shops in Catoosa, Dade Counties claim legal right to sell products with THC
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CATOOSA COUNTY, Ga. — A new lawsuit in Georgia seeks a court order declaring that a chemical related to the main intoxicating ingredient in pot is legal under state law. Owners of two shops in northwest Georgia are hoping to get a court to order a local sheriff and a drug task force to let them sell chemicals containing hemp that are now considered
What does a Cannabis Testing lab do? New Grand Rapids Lab tells us
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Hummingbird Labs is opening on Division Avenue Southeast, to make sure cannabis products are safe before being sold in stores. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A new business is taking shape on the south side of Grand Rapids — a cannabis testing facility to make sure products are safe before being sold in Michigan stores. Hummingbird Labs will be the first Af
Stafford man jailed after £30,000 of Cannabis Discovered due to House Fire
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A man has been jailed for more than four years after £30,000 worth of cannabis was found at the scene of a house fire in Stafford. Staffordshire fire crews had attended a house fire on Taplin Close on April 29, 2020, and alerted police of a possible drugs set-up inside. They raised concerns after spotting dangerous electrical wiring running from fu
Denver’s marijuana tax revenue Increased by 3 % Last Year
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Denver's tax revenue from marijuana sales increased 3 percent in 2021 to $72.4 million, according to the city's annual marijuana tax report.  The figures come as Colorado's marijuana industry is facing a slowdown. So far this year, more than $759 million of marijuana has been sold in Colorado compared to the $962 million sold around the state in th
Colorado regulators won’t sanction job-seekers with out-of-state cannabis convictions
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State agencies also won't cooperate in any out-of-state investigations into lawful marijuana conduct that occurs in Colorado. Gov. Jared Polis last week vowed by executive order that Colorado will not hold out-of-state convictions for most marijuana-related offenses against people applying for professional licenses here. The Boulder Democrat wrote
Weed? Useful crop? Only time can tell where ag will go
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Township weed officers once sought out dangerous weeds. Some now noxious weeds were imported on purpose. Hemp has gone through cycles of use. Where ag will go, Mychal Wilmes says, is hard to guess. Leafy spurge is a common noxious weed now, but it was brought to North America as an ornamental plant by settlers. The plants with small yellow flowers
The Canadian Cannabis Retail Landscape is starting to show signs of Significant Growth
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Earnings season is just getting started for the cannabis sector and we hope to see a positive response from the market to company results. Last week, Statistics Canada announced that $292.1 million (USD) (C$375.8 million) of recreational cannabis was sold in May. This amount is less than 1% higher than the amount of sales in April and we are favora
Council rejects marijuana ordinance; voters to decide its fate
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The Harker Heights City Council unanimously voted 4-0 Tuesday to disapprove a proposed ordinance to eliminate low-level marijuana enforcement in the City of Harker Heights. Council member Lynda Nash was not at the meeting due to an excused absence. In addition to disapproving the ordinance, the council’s motion ordered the submission of the propose
Baseball legend David 'Big Papi' Ortiz gets into the cannabis game with new line
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The Red Sox hall of famer has a history with weed. MLB Hall of Famer, David "Big Papi" Ortiz is launching his own weed line, dubbed Papi Cannabis. For this, he has partnered with Rev Brands to create an exclusive line of "carefully curated cannabis products that keep healing properties at the forefront." Big Papi's cannabis history Growing up in a
Existing drug tests can detect delta-8-THC--the latest cannabis craze
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New findings presented at the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting. As the cannabis derivative delta-8-THC grows in popularity, it's important for drug tests to be able to detect and differentiate it from delta-9-THC—the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. Breaking research showcased at the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab
Unity Rd. opens medical cannabis establishment in South Dakota
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Unity Rd., the national cannabis dispensary franchise from Item 9 Labs Corp., is opening medical cannabis establishment, in South Dakota on July 27 with local entrepreneurs, B.J. Olson and Adam Jorgensen. The new shop is located in the Sioux Falls suburb of Hartford at 404 West Opal Lane. (Benzinga) Original link

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