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Is Cannabis Rescheduling a Solution?
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Is Cannabis Rescheduling a Solution? Image Cannabis NewsOctober 4, 2023 Experts Delve Into California Cannabis Retail Challenges At Benzinga Conference. “I think the taxation structure makes it extremely difficult to make money given the impact of that,” said Seth Yakatan, co-founder at Katan Associates, during a dynamic Benzinga Cannabis Capital C
Small Cannabis Businesses are at risk if SAFER banking bill passes
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Small Cannabis Businesses are at risk if SAFER banking bill passes Image Cannabis NewsOctober 2, 2023 Marijuana advocates fears that America's $26 billion legal cannabis industry is in danger of being consolidated 'into the hands of a few well-financed national players.' After some debate, last week the Senate Banking Committee voted to advance the
Thailand to reconsider Cannabis decriminalization amid thriving market
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Thailand to reconsider Cannabis decriminalization amid thriving market Image Cannabis NewsOctober 2, 2023 Thailand's new government is reconsidering ending the ongoing decriminalization of cannabis almost two years after it became the first Asian country to do so. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has recently vowed to roll back 2022 cannabis legisla
Cannabis for Pain and PTSD Goes Up in Smoke
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Cannabis for Pain and PTSD Goes Up in Smoke Image Cannabis NewsOctober 2, 2023 “The favorable outcomes that patients report with these substances for both pain and PTSD currently are better explained by expectancy biases than by a treatment effect,” the researchers write. In a new article in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers review the evidence for cann
Georgia Department of Health reports discovery of inflated Cannabis patient number
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Georgia Department of Health reports discovery of inflated Cannabis patient number Image Cannabis NewsOctober 2, 2023 The state reported that while its data previously showed 50,000 patients and caregivers, now it estimates there are only 14,000. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) announced on Sept. 27 that its previously recorded data r
Minnesota now has full-time inspector for THC edibles
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Minnesota now has full-time inspector for THC edibles Image Cannabis NewsOctober 2, 2023 The Minnesota agency tasked with regulating the state's burgeoning THC edible industry now has an inspector fully dedicated to enforcement. Why it matters: The 2022 law legalizing food and beverages containing 5mg or less of hemp-derived THC lacked resources fo
New Jersey Makes $5.5M in Cannabis Revenues available to help victims of violent crime
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New Jersey Makes $5.5M in Cannabis Revenues available to help victims of violent crime Image Cannabis NewsOctober 2, 2023 New Jersey has made $5,5m in cannabis tax revenues available to support the state’s ‘Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program’. The Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance and Marketplace Modernisation Fund, which was se
Former Michigan Marijuana board Leader is sent to prison for bribery
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Former Michigan Marijuana board Leader is sent to prison for bribery Image Cannabis NewsSeptember 29, 2023 Rick Johnson admits he took at least $110,000 in bribes as head of a state marijuana licensing board. A man formerly known as a powerful Michigan lawmaker was sentenced Thursday to nearly five years in federal prison for accepting bribes as he
Cannabis regulators hear from stakeholders in emotional listening session
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Cannabis regulators hear from stakeholders in emotional listening session Image Cannabis NewsSeptember 28, 2023 The Office of Cannabis Policy is using listening sessions to inform research and policy proposals. On Wednesday, the Maine Office of Cannabis Policy held a community town hall at the University of Southern Maine as part of a state-wide li
Over $5M in illicit Marijuana seized at Otay Mesa Port of Entry
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Over $5M in illicit Marijuana seized at Otay Mesa Port of Entry Image Cannabis NewsSeptember 28, 2023 US Customs and Border Protection Seizes Over $5 Million Worth of Marijuana Concealed in Tractor-Trailer at California Border Crossing. SAN DIEGO — More than $5 million worth of illicit marijuana concealed in a tractor-trailer was seized by U.S. Cus
Senate Committee passes Cannabis Banking Bill
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Senate Committee passes Cannabis Banking Bill Image Cannabis NewsSeptember 28, 2023 Senate Committee Approves SAFER Banking Act, a Major Step for Cannabis Industry. After a long and arduous wait, it looks like the SAFER Banking Act, the renamed version of the bipartisan law that would allow banks to work with cannabis businesses without penalties,
Landmark Marijuana financing bill set to move forward in the Senate
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Landmark Marijuana financing bill set to move forward in the Senate Image Cannabis NewsSeptember 27, 2023 A new bill that aims to give the marijuana industry access to banking services is expected to move forward in the Senate on Wednesday. The Secure and Fair Enforcement Regulation Banking Act was introduced by a bipartisan group of senators last
Michigan to end Marijuana Testing for most state Government Job Applicants
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Michigan to end Marijuana Testing for most state Government Job Applicants Image Cannabis NewsSeptember 27, 2023 Michigan Eliminates Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing for Most Government Employees. Michigan is set to eliminate pre-employment drug tests probing for marijuana use among the majority of its government employees, marking a significant ch
Ukraine war: Cannabis in focus for off-duty soldiers
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Ukraine war: Cannabis in focus for off-duty soldiers Image Cannabis NewsSeptember 27, 2023 In a modest Kyiv apartment, off-duty soldiers meet to smoke cannabis and forget, for a moment, the things they have seen. They don't want to be identified. The drug is frowned upon in the military, even here, far from the front. One of the soldiers is being t
Drug gang's Cannabis factory uncovered after white van spotted on CCTV
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Drug gang's Cannabis factory uncovered after white van spotted on CCTV Image Cannabis NewsSeptember 26, 2023 A white van spotted on CCTV led police to uncover an £88,000 cannabis factory. The factory was found spread out over three floors of an empty shop on a high street in Bangor in North Wales. Bedri Elezi, 36, who was living in Fairfield, Liver
Cannabis shops in British Columbia can now receive samples from licensed producers
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Cannabis shops in British Columbia can now receive samples from licensed producers Image Cannabis NewsSeptember 26, 2023 The government is also looking into updating marketing and store-to-licensees sampling. Licensed cannabis producers in British Columbia, Canada are now authorized to give samples of their products to retail stores for a small fee

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