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Ken Paxton sues five Texas cities that decriminalized Marijuana
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Ken Paxton sues five Texas cities that decriminalized Marijuana Image Cannabis NewsFebruary 2, 2024 Texas Attorney General Sues Cities Over Marijuana Ordinances. Voters in Austin, San Marcos, Killeen, Elgin and Denton approved the policies in 2022. The attorney general said the ordinances are inconsistent with laws enacted by the Texas Legislature.
Governor predicts voters will decide fate of Marijuana
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Governor predicts voters will decide fate of Marijuana Image Cannabis NewsFebruary 1, 2024 Florida Governor Predicts Recreational Marijuana Will Be on November Ballot. Gov. Ron DeSantis ignited a firestorm in cannabis circles after he predicted a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow adults 21 and older to use recreational marijuana wi
Cannabis Ballot Initiative Title Rejected by Arkansas Attorney General
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Cannabis Ballot Initiative Title Rejected by Arkansas Attorney General Image Cannabis NewsJanuary 31, 2024 In a letter, the AG explained the various issues with ballot title wording and sent suggestions back to advocates. Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin recently rejected a medical cannabis ballot measure because of its title. The Arkansas Med
Democrats urge Biden administration to deschedule Marijuana
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Democrats urge Biden administration to deschedule Marijuana Image Cannabis NewsJanuary 30, 2024 12 Senate Democrats, including Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, urged the DEA in a letter to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act altogether. Senate Democrats are putting new pressure on the Biden administration to ease federal restrictions
Lawyer for California woman avoiding jail in Marijuana stabbing stands by 'psychotic' defense: 'Not a con job'
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Lawyer for California woman avoiding jail in Marijuana stabbing stands by 'psychotic' defense: 'Not a con job' Image Cannabis NewsJanuary 29, 2024 Bryn Spejcher's defense warns of 'high potency marijuana' California woman smoked before killing boyfriend. Lawyers for the California woman who avoided prison time in the killing her boyfriend after suc
Long Beach, California To Slash Pot Taxes in Half for Stores in Good Standing
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Long Beach, California To Slash Pot Taxes in Half for Stores in Good Standing Image Cannabis NewsJanuary 29, 2024 Long Beach City Council initially approved tax breaks for cannabis retailers and cultivators in the city. Long Beach, California is on track to establish an ordinance that will give cannabis retailers a minor tax break and reward the on
NY leaders urge Biden Administration to accelerate federal Marijuana decriminalization
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NY leaders urge Biden Administration to accelerate federal Marijuana decriminalization Image Cannabis NewsJanuary 29, 2024 Senator Gillibrand Urges Biden Administration to Decriminalize Marijuana federally. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on the Biden Administration to do more when it comes to decriminalizing marijuana at the federal le
Ukraine approves monumental Cannabis legislation
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Ukraine approves monumental Cannabis legislation Image Cannabis NewsJanuary 26, 2024 Ukraine Officially Approves Medicinal Use of Cannabis. In December 2023, Ukrainian Parliament officially approved a bill originally drafted in Feb 2022 legalising the medicinal use of cannabis. 248 MPs voted in favour of the bill, a result that was expected given t
Cruise passengers discovered with 70kg of Cannabis on ship, court filings allege
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Cruise passengers discovered with 70kg of Cannabis on ship, court filings allege Image Cannabis NewsJanuary 26, 2024 Two guests aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship have been discovered with more than 100 bags of marijuana. The passengers aboard Norwegian Joy allegedly had about 71.9kg of cannabis as they were preparing to depart Miami for Southampt
Virginia Senate subcommittee advances Marijuana legislation
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Virginia Senate subcommittee advances Marijuana legislation Image Cannabis NewsJanuary 26, 2024 A Virginia Senate subcommittee has advanced legislation that would establish a retail market for marijuana in Virginia. The panel considered two measures during a meeting Thursday morning, advancing one that would authorize sales beginning in January 202
South Dakota Senate Kills Bill Forcing Marijuana Shops To Warn Patients Of Fed Firearms Ban
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South Dakota Senate Kills Bill Forcing Marijuana Shops To Warn Patients Of Fed Firearms Ban Image Cannabis NewsJanuary 25, 2024 The South Dakota Senate Health and Human Services Committee rejected two marijuana bills previously approved by the House. The committee killed the controversial House Bill 1036 on Wednesday that would have forced dispensa
President Biden Needs Cannabis To Win In 2024
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President Biden Needs Cannabis To Win In 2024 Image Cannabis NewsJanuary 25, 2024 I cover the cannabis industry, psychedelics, culture, and innovation. A recent poll found positive impressions of President Biden improve by double-digits if he reschedules cannabis. The youth rejoiced when President Biden pushed through hard-fought financial aid in t
Marijuana activist Chris Enns says he's leaving the industry behind as charges dropped
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Marijuana activist Chris Enns says he's leaving the industry behind as charges dropped Image Cannabis NewsJanuary 24, 2024 Drug charges from 2017 withdrawn, but Enns will forfeit $46K seized by police during traffic stop. A Halifax-area medical marijuana activist who faced repeated police scrutiny says he is leaving the cannabis industry behind, a
Maryland Republicans push back against Cannabis odor law, but repeal seems unlikely
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Maryland Republicans push back against Cannabis odor law, but repeal seems unlikely Image Cannabis NewsJanuary 24, 2024 The Hemp Feed Coalition Announces Hemp Seed Meal Approved for Laying Hens. Republicans are pushing to repeal a controversial Maryland law that prohibits police from pulling over and searching drivers simply because they smell of m
Mississippi restrictions on Medical Marijuana advertising upheld by federal judge
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Mississippi restrictions on Medical Marijuana advertising upheld by federal judge Image Cannabis NewsJanuary 24, 2024 A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the owner of a medical marijuana dispensary who says state regulations that forbid him from advertising in most media amount to censorship A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit file
‘Boss’ behind Cannabis operation arranged murder to send a message
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‘Boss’ behind Cannabis operation arranged murder to send a message Image Cannabis NewsJanuary 24, 2024 It was a “large and sophisticated criminal enterprise and he was situated at the top as a boss,” the prosecutor said. A Mississauga man arranged a 2020 murder to protect his reputation as the head of a “sophisticated” GTA cannabis operation, prose

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