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How Would The Cannabis Administration And Opportunity Act Work?
Politics
Is the CAOA a perfect model for legalization? Probably not, as I am not sure there is a way to legalize cannabis that will please everyone. However, it is comprehensive and would completely change the cannabis industry. A few weeks ago, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Cory Boo
Public tip leads U.K. police to illegal cannabis grow with 1,000-plus plants
Politics
Local police say a U.K. neighborhood has been safer after a tip from the public allowed police to home in on an illegal cannabis grow housing 1,021 plants. Officers with the Merseyside Police made the discovery at a property in West Derby after receiving a report at 12:20 p.m. on Aug. 8, notes a police statement. The caller noted that plants were b
Legal Cannabis Use needs Workplace Protections, Some States Say
Politics
California legislators are primed to follow a few pioneering states when they decide whether to advance a bill granting employees statutory protections to use cannabis. If the proposal becomes law, California will become the seventh state to protect adults who legally use cannabis from employer sanctions. An additional 15 states have narrower laws
Hermosa Beach Council votes to allow Cannabis Home Delivery
Politics
A city sponsored survey released in March, 2022 found Hermosa Beach residents favor retail cannabis sales in the city by a 10 percent margin. Source: FM3 Research Cannabis home delivery in Hermosa Beach will become legal under an ordinance approved by the city council on a four to one vote at its Tuesday, August 9 meeting. Council members who favor
Ukraine’s battle for Medical Cannabis – the Campaigners on the Frontline
Politics
Advocates in Ukraine have called on the global cannabis community for support. While the war against Russia rages on, medical cannabis advocates in Ukraine say access is vital as the country faces an impending mental health crisis.  “The smell of cannabis in Europe always gave me a sense of freedom,” says Nazariy Sovsun, a resident in the city of K
More weed wars over Recreational Cannabis
Politics
While Detroit's new recreational cannabis law survived one legal attack this week, others are still on deck. Catch up quick:  City Council passed the recreational marijuana law in April to provide a limited number of recreational licenses while setting up a "social equity" framework that helps Detroiters enter the market. Driving the news: The Detr
Wanted man speeding through Construction Zone found with 4 kilograms of Cannabis
Politics
Driver in Texas charged after travelling 130 km/h (81mi/h) in a 97 km/h zone (60mi/h). A wanted man in Texas must have decided to throw caution to the wind when he opted to speed through a highway construction zone while carrying cannabis. Predictably, Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office (TGCSO) corporal conducting traffic control at a work zone on H
SE City Council to hear Edible Cannabis Law Update
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SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye City Council will hear an update Tuesday on the newly adopted edible cannabis law.  Sleepy Eye City Manager Bob Elston said the update is informational only. “The only thing I intend to do is look at it. Maybe by September, we can discuss some of it,” said Elston. “The law is really long and extensive. I emailed the Leag
Brittney Griner’s sentence is in line with Russia’s strict drug penalties, but how long she serves will be decided Outside the Courtroom
Politics
Offence carries a minimum sentence of five to 10 years “deprivation of freedom,” along with a fine. The sentencing of WNBA star Brittney Griner to nine years behind bars and a fine of 1 million rubles — between US$10,000 and US$20,000, depending on the exchange rate — should come as no surprise to those familiar with Russian law. The country has lo
Gorham voters to decide on Marijuana Law
Politics
GORHAM, NY – By Tuesday night, residents in Gorham may know if a town law opting out of the sale of marijuana in retail stores and its onsite consumption will stay on the books.        Registered voters will decide to either keep the town law in place or repeal it in a vote scheduled from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Crystal Beach Fire De
Voting group and cannabis company team up to register Coloradans to vote ahead of November
Politics
When customers arrived at the Green Solutions cannabis dispensary in Edgewater, they were greeted by a colorful tent with a display of WANA Brands gummies and other fun games. What they didn’t expect was being asked, “Have you registered to vote?”   WANA Brands and the League of Women Voters have partnered to get more young people registered for th
Connecticut Legislates Equity, but not a share of the Profits for Marijuana
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In an effort to open the newly legal marijuana market to those most harmed during the years it was criminalized, Connecticut lawmakers set strict standards for who may own the emerging businesses. But they didn’t legislate anything about profits. Last month the state’s Social Equity Council approved the applications of 16 marijuana growers and disq
Support for bill to Legalize Marijuana, Cannabis for use in Medical Treatment
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MANILA: A bill that aims to legalise marijuana or cannabis as a "compassionate alternative means of medical treatment" has gained support in the Philippines. The bill was proposed to the senate by Senator Robin Padilla, the Philippine News Agency reported. Philippine Cannabis Compassionate Society (PCCS) spokesman, Dr. Donnabel Cunanan, said once t
Greenhouse used for cannabis cultivation dismantled in Benalmádena
Politics
The growing facility was found after police officers were called to the house following several complaints from the neighbours concerning noise. The Local Police force in Benalmádena and National Police officers from the Torremolinos-Benalmádena Violent Crime Unit (UDEV) have collaborated in a joint operation to dismantle a marijuana greenhouse whi
USA Today reverses course and calls for End of Cannabis Prohibition
Politics
The USA Today editorial board has reversed its past position on cannabis and come out in support of ending cannabis prohibition. While the newspaper flagged potential health problems caused by cannabis use, it argued that the "misguided war on drugs" continues to inflict harm on black and brown communities in the U.S. "Given the risks associated wi
Cannabis businesses frustrated by $111-per-hour Bills for State Regulator Tasks
Politics
Steve Cantwell has been cultivating cannabis for the past seven years through Green Life Productions, his Pahrump-based farm, and had no problems with state regulators when Nevada’s health and taxation departments oversaw the industry. But that all changed when the Cannabis Compliance Board took over two years ago. At a recent routine visit, Cantwe

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