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With feds taking over hemp regulation, plant samplers needed for Wisconsin
Politics
In the summer of 2020, Jake Mohr worked as an industrial hemp inspector for the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Mohr, who lives in Onalaska, said he enjoyed traveling to hemp farms and greenhouses to take plant samples, which he passed along to DATCP's lab in Madison to ensure the crop was within the legal limit of T
Congress to take up marijuana reform this spring
Politics
Congressional Democrats are gearing up for a sweeping set of initiatives aimed at decriminalizing marijuana that they plan to take action on this spring. The federal proposals seek to establish 21st-century banking services for the nearly $18 billion industry and purge the criminal records of thousands of marijuana offenders. “The growing bipartisa
Three Men Convicted of Stealing Marijuana from Retailer Won’t Have to Pay Back Nearly $77,000
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Three men convicted of stealing almost $77,000 worth of marijuana from an Okanogan County retail marijuana business will not have to pay that money back to the victim. The state Appeals Court in Spokane has determined the Okanogan County prosecutor’s office failed to ask for the money to be returned within the required 180 days from the date set by
Congressional Memo Praises Cannabis Momentum, Stresses Reform Priorities In 2022
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“We are getting closer to passing the MORE Act, which would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act,” lawmakers wrote. U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) released a memo on behalf of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus that they co-chair. The memo lists the numerous pieces of marijuana legislation filed on Capitol Hil
Majority of Cannabis CFOs Think Biden Doesn’t Support Cannabis
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  New report shows several data points about CFOs, including their lack of confidence in the Biden administration. Most financial leaders in cannabis don’t trust the Biden administration, new data suggests. On December 14, GreenGrowth CPAs announced the cannabis industry’s first 2021 Cannabis CFO Survey—a 22-page analysis containing business and ma
Would Missouri allow someone to drive legally under the influence of pot? We hope not
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A lawmaker’s proposal to ban warrantless searches based on the odor of marijuana would bring Missouri in line with commonsense drug reform seen in other states. But language of the prefiled bill will need some work when the General Assembly reconvenes next month. The proposed bill does not differentiate between raw cannabis and the smell of burned
An alligator and over 100 pounds of marijuana found in BHO lab in McKinleyville
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Members of the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office arrested a man in Mckinleyville on Wednesday after discovering a hash oil lab in his home, and for illegally owning an alligator. According to HSCO, members of the marijuana enforcement team served a warrant to a residence located on Cochran Road, where an indoor lab was discovered. The HCSO said that
Marijuana wars: Violent Mexican drug cartels turn Northern California into ‘The Wild West’
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Mexican drug cartels are horning in on America's burgeoning multi-billion-dollar marijuana industry, illegally growing large crops in the hills and valleys of Northern California. The state legalized marijuana in 2016 for adult recreational use, yet the black market continues to thrive with thousands of illegal grows. Criminal syndicates, in turn,
Awash in illegal cannabis farms, Oregon plans millions for relief
Politics
The Oregon Legislature has dedicated $25 million to combat the proliferation of illegal marijuana farms in Oregon Theft of water during a drought. The exploitation of immigrant laborers. Intimidation of residents by armed criminals. A Democratic state senator from southern Oregon said his region, awash in illegal marijuana farms that are protected
Seward County deputies find 10.5 pounds of fentanyl, 30 pounds of marijuana on Interstate 80
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Seward County deputies seized 10.5 pounds of fentanyl and 30 pounds of marijuana from a car hauler tractor-trailer. Deputies later arrested three people from Ohio and also seized $25,000 and an AK-47. The Seward County Sheriff's Office said deputies stopped the car hauler with eight vehicles loaded on and became suspicious of the vehicle. When depu
Bureau of Land Management seizes more than one million marijuana plants during annual CAMP program
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  Bureau of Land Management rangers and special agents, alongside various law enforcement partners, eradicated more than one million marijuana plants and close to 180,300 pounds of processed marijuana this year from illegal grow sites statewide on BLM lands as part of the California Department of Justice’s annual Campaign Against Marijuana Planting
A 90-year-old was serving life for marijuana despite serious illness. Now he’s going home
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In a dramatic reversal, a 90-year-old, seriously ill federal inmate serving life in prison for a nonviolent marijuana trafficking crime will go free after a judge granted him compassionate release on Tuesday — overturning his previous order denying release. Horacio Estrada-Elias, who was the subject of a CNN investigative story in September, is set
Ludlow green lights mask mandate, cannabis revote, and town charter
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Ludlow green lights mask mandate, cannabis revote, and town charter At the Ludlow Selectboard meeting on Dec. 6, the board approved a town-wide mask mandate, scheduled the revote for cannabis retail sales in Ludlow, moved their town charter forward, and discussed more budget numbers. As reported last week, the Ludlow Selectboard approved a town-wid
Retail cannabis forum stirs debate over economic benefit, public health risks
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Bennington, Burlington and Brattleboro have approved it. So have Windsor, Strafford and more than 20 other Vermont communities. And chances are, Hartford Selectboard Vice Chair Joe Major expects, voters in Hartford will have to decide whether they want to approve it, too. The “it” in this instance is retail sale of recreational marijuana, which the
VDACS receives approval on plan to regulate hemp production
Politics
The USDA has approved the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services plan to regulate hemp production in the Commonwealth. This approval allows VDACS to continue as the primary regulator of hemp production in Virginia. Beginning Jan. 1, the production of hemp throughout the U.S. must comply with the 2018 federal Farm Bill’s hemp provi
Oakland ordinance would allow for marijuana growing businesses but not retail sales
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Three ordinances proposing non-retail cannabis operations in the borough will be the subject of public hearings and possible votes Monday. No cannabis business has applied to the borough, said Borough Administrator Richard Kunze. The ordinances are intended to define what businesses will be allowed in the future, where they can be and how they will

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