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Cannabis legalization crashed against "no" votes this Election Day
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Cannabis legalization crashed against "no" votes this Election Day Image Cannabis NewsNovember 17, 2022 Election Day has been a cause for celebration among legalization activists in the decade since voters in Washington and Colorado approved cannabis for recreational use. From 2014 through 2020, legalization efforts appeared on ballots 14 times, wi
Republicans push back against Beshear's Medical Cannabis order
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Republicans push back against Beshear's Medical Cannabis order Image Cannabis NewsNovember 17, 2022 LOUISVILLE - Rep. Jason Nemes and other Republicans have pushed back against Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive order allowing the possession of medical cannabis under certain conditions. Nemes has led the effort in the General Assembly to legalize medica
Cannabis measures that passed during the U.S. midterms and didn’t necessarily get noticed
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Cannabis measures that passed during the U.S. midterms and didn’t necessarily get noticed Image Cannabis NewsNovember 16, 2022 There were several important, albeit lesser known, ballot measures that passed and that each help to end the prohibition and criminalization of cannabis in the U.S. The 2022 midterm elections in the U.S. were historical and
Biden pardons simple Marijuana possession
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Biden pardons simple Marijuana possession Image Cannabis NewsNovember 16, 2022 WASHINGTON - On Thursday, October 6, U.S. President Joe Biden issued a pardon for federal-level convictions of simple marijuana possession. He also began a review of how the drug is classified. The pardon arrived about a month away from the midterm elections, a critical
Hero technologies receives license and permit approval to establish Cannabis operations
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DOVER - Hero Technologies, a cannabis company focused on a "seed-to-sale" vertical integration strategy, today announced that, subject to certain minimal conditions, it has received license and permit approval from Vassar Township, Michigan, to build a local cannabis growing facility. The company was approved subject to certain conditions; however,
Canadian woman unable to cross the border for rolling a joint 40 years ago
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Canadian woman unable to cross the border for rolling a joint 40 years ago Image Cannabis NewsNovember 14, 2022 'My own country had pardoned me but that didn’t matter. They told the federal government of the United States of America not to forget' Robyn Jones* was 17 years old when she was charged with a cannabis offence that would follow her for t
Local medical Marijuana suppliers react to IM 27 failing
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Local medical Marijuana suppliers react to IM 27 failing Image Cannabis NewsNovember 14, 2022 VERMILLION - South Dakota’s Initiated Measure (IM) 27 would have legalized recreational marijuana for people 21 and older, but South Dakotans voted against the measure in the November election. Local medical marijuana suppliers said recreational marijuana
No Pennies-on-Dollar tax settlements for the Cannabis Industry
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No Pennies-on-Dollar tax settlements for the Cannabis Industry Image Cannabis NewsNovember 14, 2022 Section 280 takes the profit out of the cannabis business by disallowing “deductions” and creating huge income tax liabilities. But if 280E tax debt isn’t also forgiven, the current cannabis industry won’t survive against newcomers, says Greenspoon M
Canadian woman unable to cross the border for rolling a joint 40 years ago
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'My own country had pardoned me but that didn’t matter. They told the federal government of the United States of America not to forget' Robyn Jones* was 17 years old when she was charged with a cannabis offence that would follow her for the rest of her life. In 1981, Jones was sitting at a picnic table in the smoking section outside of a bar and re
Judge blocks licenses for some Cannabis dispensaries in New York
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The move affects 63 of the 150 licenses that the state planned to issue. A federal judge has temporarily barred the state of New York from issuing the first batch of retail licenses for recreational cannabis in five regions pending resolution of a lawsuit filed by a Michigan-based company challenging the program’s selection requirements. The decisi
Appleton voters show overwhelming support for legalizing Marijuana
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APPLETON - While the tight races for U.S. Senate and governor drew the most attention on Election Night, a result of an Appleton referendum is hard to ignore on Wednesday. The city's advisory referendum on whether marijuana should be legalized for adults had overwhelming support.  Appleton voters show overwhelming support for legalizing marijuana o
Local medical Marijuana suppliers react to IM 27 failing
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VERMILLION - South Dakota’s Initiated Measure (IM) 27 would have legalized recreational marijuana for people 21 and older, but South Dakotans voted against the measure in the November election. Local medical marijuana suppliers said recreational marijuana is beneficial and the latest election creates more barriers for South Dakotans.  Adam Tuschen 
No Pennies-on-Dollar tax settlements for the Cannabis Industry
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Section 280 takes the profit out of the cannabis business by disallowing “deductions” and creating huge income tax liabilities. But if 280E tax debt isn’t also forgiven, the current cannabis industry won’t survive against newcomers, says Greenspoon Marder’s Nicholas J. Richards. Recent downturns in cannabis sales and loss of capital investments hav
Amendment 3 passes in Missouri, legalizing Cannabis
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Despite Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s recent opposition to Missouri’s ballot initiative, voters believe otherwise. Residents of The Show Me State approved Amendment 3 to legalize recreational cannabis on Nov. 8. The Missouri Constitution will now be amended to allow for cannabis sales, possession, consumption, delivery, and manufacturi
A Judge accepts the Biden administration's dubious argument for banning Gun possession by Marijuana users
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Even people who use cannabis for medical purposes risk severe penalties for daring to exercise their Second Amendment rights. President Joe Biden, who recently issued a mass pardon for low-level marijuana offenders, says cannabis consumption should not be treated as a crime. His administration nevertheless defends the federal ban on gun possession
What happens to Cannabis bills if Republicans take House and Senate?
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"The Risk of a Post-Election Funk” “We would be less optimistic about SAFE Plus in the lame duck if the Republicans were to take both chambers,” said Cantor Fitzgerald's Pablo Zuanic. “We will wait for Wednesday morning to have more definitive views.” Zuanic, who is worried that SAFE Plus may not be a high priority for the Senate leadership in the

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