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New Mexico Credit Union First In Nation To Set Up Protocols For Cannabis Banking, Blow To Illicit Dealers
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The cannabis industry has been unbanked and underserved for years, often resulting in adverse impacts on public safety in communities where cannabis is legal. On Monday, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that New Mexico-based U.S. Eagle Federal Credit Union is the first financial institution in the country to become certified fo
Recreational marijuana back on ballot in Yellowstone County
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Initiative will appear on June 7 primary Six weeks after Billings residents voted to ban recreational marijuana sales within city limits, Yellowstone County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to give county voters the same chance. Chariman Don Jones, Denis Pitman, and John Ostlund, who voted against a similar resolution in August, all agreed t
Colorado Marijuana Tax Revenue Breaks Annual Record
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Colorado's annual marijuana tax revenue haul has already reached a new high for the seventh straight year, according to the latest data from the state Department of Revenue.The DOR's latest monthly report on marijuana tax revenue shows that November's $32.5 million in combined marijuana taxes and fees pushed 2021's overall total past $392.8 million
'El Chapo's' errand runner — a key to the kingpin's ultimate capture — sentenced in San Diego
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As Mexican and U.S. forces closed in on Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera in the winter of 2014, they set out first to find the man they hoped would unlock many of the drug kingpin's secrets, and ultimately his whereabouts. Characterized as Guzmán's personal assistant, Mario Hidalgo Arguello was intricately involved in the fugitive's comings and goin
Legal weed: 400 New York localities opt out of cannabis sales. Here's where
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Amid the expected revelry of bringing in the new year, New Yorkers will also have a clearer picture of where they might be able to buy and consume legal marijuana.  Dec. 31 marks the deadline of when cities, villages, and towns can opt-out of allowing licenses for either marijuana consumption lounges or retail dispensaries within their jurisdiction
Village of Dundee opts out of recreational marijuana indefinitely
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Leaders in the Village of Dundee say they are willing to listen to proposals for recreational marijuana establishments in their boundaries, even as they unanimously voted to drop the sunset clause of the village's Prohibition of Marijuana Establishments Ordinance. On December 7, village council approved the re-adoption of the ordinance with an amen
LEGISLATURE APPROVES FUNDING TO COMBAT ILLEGAL CANNABIS OPERATIONS
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On Monday, the Oregon State Legislature approved funding to combat illegal cannabis operations in the state. SB 893 provides $25 million to local law enforcement agencies to address unlawful marijuana cultivation or distribution operations. Senate Republican Leader Tim Knopp said, “It’s clear that law enforcement needs more help to stop these dange
Marijuana advocates cautiously optimistic about cannabis infrastructure bill
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Rep. Sue Errington's bill wouldn't legalize or decriminalize pot, but it would create a commission for possible legalization in the future. Marijuana advocates are hopeful a cannabis infrastructure bill will have a chance during the 2022 legislative session. Rep. Sue Errington, D-Muncie, is working on the bill. She filed a similar one last year. Sh
Lamar Marijuana Ballot Survives Challenge
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“The Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s Office (Division) moves the Deputy Secretary of State to dismiss the above-entitled Lobbyist Complaint on the grounds that Complainant failed to specifically identify violations of Colorado lobbyist laws under section 24-6-301, et seq, C.R.S.” Belinda Sturges approached the Lamar City Council duri
Greenville planners send marijuana rules to council
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Ordinances would permit medical marijuana but continue to prohibit adult-use A series of ordinances that will regulate the commercial sale, growing, processing and more of medical and adult-use marijuana will now make their way to the Greenville City Council. However, not everyone in the community — from residents to business owners both opposed an
An Ogden firefighter is suspended for having a medical marijuana card
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The city violated state law when it put the firefighter on unpaid leave for refusing to relinquish his medical cannabis card, according to a lawsuit. Several lawmakers agree. Levi Coleman has been a firefighter for the Ogden City Fire Department for more than a decade. But since September, Coleman has been on unpaid leave from the department, burni
City approves first reading of recreational marijuana ordinance
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The ordinance excludes retail sale of recreational marijuana. City Council accepted the first reading of a recreational marijuana ordinance that excludes retail sales at its Dec. 7 meeting. Last summer Origins Cannabis approached the city about opening a cultivation facility at the old Moss Tent building. The Planning Board drafted the ordinance in
Hemp Sourced Lignin for Grid Backup Batteries
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Despite the US federal government’s traditional disdain for certain cannabis ingredients and byproducts, recent research and development indicates that large storage batteries made from a water-based electrolyte and lignin polymers—the substances gluing fibers together in hemp and in wood that give it stiffness—can be substituted in many cases for
Police seize crack cocaine and marijuana in search of residence
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The Wayne County Drug Task Force and the Richmond Police Department SWAT team seized about $3,500 worth of crack cocaine and marijuana during a raid on Wednesday at a residence in the 200 block of North 17th Street. Police went in with a search warrant as part of an ongoing drug task force investigation into the resident, Milleta Carpenter, accordi
Illinois cannabis applicants fighting injunction against new licenses
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Cannabis license applicants and Illinois officials are scrambling to change a court order after a judge prohibited the state from issuing up to 60 new craft grower licenses that were due out by Dec. 21. Cook County Judge Neil Cohen issued an injunction Nov. 22, preventing the Department of Agriculture from issuing the licenses “until further order
San Francisco Suspends Cannabis Tax to Combat Illicit Market
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  San Francisco is trying to fight back against the illicit cannabis market with a bold, new move—suspension of cannabis taxes. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors last week unanimously approved a measure to temporarily suspend the city’s Cannabis Business Tax, citing strong competition from the illicit cannabis market and a crime wave that has

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