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‘Let’s Do It Legit’: Drug Arrestees Vie for First New York Pot Licenses
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Anytime the police approached the street in the Bronx where Hector Bonilla used to hang out, his friends would toss away their marijuana on the ground, he said. The police would pin the drugs on whomever was closest, Mr. Bonilla said. That is how he ended up with two convictions for marijuana possession in early 2000, he recalled, for weed he maint
Some cities are inadvertently supporting illicit Cannabis Sales, according to new Report
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Instead of reasonably regulating legal sales, it’s increasingly common for leaders to opt out of legalized sales entirely, with unintended consequences. (Benzinga) Leafly released a first-of-its-kind report detailing the unintended and harmful consequences that occur when local municipalities choose to opt out of legal and regulated cannabis sales.
Feds to look at public-health impact of Cannabis Legalization in mandated review
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OTTAWA - Federal ministers are expected to launch a long-awaited review of the government’s cannabis legislation today. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. The Liberals lifted a century-long prohibition on the recreational use and sale of cannabis in October 2018, with the provision that they review the law thre
Council postpones off-sale alcohol license for Cannabis Company
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Council members questioned the legal gray area for approving retail on-off sale licenses for Rapid City Cannabis during the council’s Monday night meeting. The licenses would be for a retail (on-off sale) malt beverage and SD farm wine license and a retail (on-off sale) wine and cider license at 3075 N. Plaza Drive, Suite B. The council voted 8-2 t
Police Recruits in this city will no longer be disqualified for past Weed use
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New Orleans Police Department says that police recruits who have used marijuana within the past year are not automatically disqualified from becoming cops. This week, the New Orleans Police Department made a change in their policy as a way of attracting new police officers. While historically, NOPD recruits were disqualified if they admitted to usi
Congressman says ending Cannabis testing could help solve Labour Disputes
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Removing mandatory drug tests for railroad workers would encourage more people to apply for positions and offer employees more security A congressman from Oregon claims that ending cannabis testing might help resolve the increase in disputes between railroad workers and their employees, which could have ramifications for the entire U.S. Representat
BUSINESS Denver City Council considers changes to Marijuana Rules in effort to bolster Delivery
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Currently, only one in 20 Denver dispensaries offer delivery services. DENVER - Denver City Council will consider a proposal Monday to drastically cut license fees for marijuana delivery services and extend -- forever -- a requirement that delivery company owners come from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. The current "social equity" mandate is s
Quebec ban on homegrown Cannabis Plants unconstitutional, lawyer tells Supreme Court
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It's up to province to regulate how cannabis is consumed, says lawyer for Quebec. In front of a packed courtroom in Quebec City, the Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments Thursday on the constitutionality of a Quebec law that forbids people from growing cannabis plants for personal use. Janick Murray-Hall is challenging the ban on the grounds tha
Nevada district Judge rules Cannabis can no longer be Classified as a Schedule 1 Drug
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With medical cannabis programs deeply entrenched in the state of Nevada, cannabis’ designation appears to fly in the face of well-established known medicinal uses of the drug. (Benzinga) A Nevada judge has ruled on a closely-followed lawsuit that could have precedent setting influence on a federal level. He determined that the Nevada Board of Pharm
Pardoning those convicted of Marijuana offenses the right thing to do
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The following editorial appeared in the Uniontown Herald-Standard. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Tribune-Democrat. The United States reached a milestone at the end of August that may have escaped many people’s attention. According to a Gallup poll, more Americans admitted to smoking marijuana than puffing on cigarettes. Gallup
Marijuana Black Markets flourish despite Legalization
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Despite 19 states and Washington, D.C., legalizing marijuana for recreational use, farms and sellers of the drug operating off the books continue to thrive. Marijuana remains strictly illegal at the federal level despite increasingly vocal pushes by congressional Democrats (and a smattering of Republicans) to take it off the prohibited list of drug
Did Marijuana Legalization lead to increased use in Colorado? A new study has a novel answer
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The study, by a former University of Colorado graduate student, looked at data on twins to answer a longstanding question. In the decade since Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 legalizing adult use of marijuana in state law, a slew of studies have tried to estimate the impact. They’ve looked broadly and more narrowly, and have concluded — dependi
US Court of Appeals: Federal Scheduling of Cannabis “Irrational,” but not Unconstitutional
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The federal government’s decision to classify cannabis as a Schedule I controlled substance without accepted medical utility is arguably “irrational,” but it is not unconstitutional, according to a ruling recently handed down by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Defendants in the case argued that marijuana’s scheduling in t
Pennsylvania Marijuana pardon project
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ALLENTOWN - State Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer will host a town hall with Pennsylvania Board of Pardons Secretary Celeste Trusty this Friday, Sept. 16 to discuss the new Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project. The lawmakers said the event – which starts at 3 p.m. at Resurrected Life Community Church at 144 N. 9th St. – will provide resi
Road to Legalization: is Cannabis Legal in Russia?
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What do all stoners around the world want? Legalization, education, and normalization of the world's best substance. Let’s take a glimpse at the status of cannabis legalization in Russia. Russia is one of the world’s strictest countries when it comes to progressive matters and regulation. Although there may be others with even harsher rules and pun
Medical Marijuana expansion becomes Campaign Issue
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TEXAS - Retired Army Major David Bass served in the U.S. Army for 25 years from 1985 to 2006. He’s a veteran of operations, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. “When I returned to Fort Hood, I had these symptoms that I didn’t understand,” Bass said. “I was diagnosed by Army doctors with post-traumatic stress disorder, which was a condition that I had n

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