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Cannabis Patients, Business Owners hope for Commitment to update Cannabis Law from Gubernatorial Candidates
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Not long after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that abortions are not a right covered by the U.S. Constitution, award-winning actress Bette Midler posted to Twitter a doctored picture of a New Mexico welcome sign. Added to the sign were the words, “We’ve got chile, weed and reproductive rights,” referring to the fact that state lawmakers removed
Unlicensed Cannabis Dispensaries thrive in Fullerton
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Though illegal within the city, several cannabis dispensaries operate openly in Fullerton. Most of these businesses are easily searchable online, and some are located only a few miles from City Hall. Fullerton Exotics, an unlicensed dispensary that operated at 922 Williamson Avenue since at least November of 2021, was declared a public nuisance by
Ukraine Health Ministry calls for relaxation of Cannabis Laws to Facilitate Medical use
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In July 2022, the Ukraine's Ministry of Healthcare (MoH) published for public discussion a draft governmental resolution (“Draft Resolution”) aimed at relaxing current cannabis legislation in Ukraine to facilitate medical use of cannabis-based products. The MoH proposes amending the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 770 (2000), which lists
Missouri Marijuana Campaign made Ballot with tactic that Surprised Longtime Observers
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When initial signature numbers calculated by local officials cast doubt on the campaign’s chances, backers asked the Secretary of State’s Office for help In a span of a little over two weeks, an initiative petition to legalize recreational marijuana in Missouri made an unexpected comeback. In late July, unofficial tallies showed the Legal Missouri
French Senators call for urgent Cannabis Legalization, not just Decriminalization
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The senators rejected the notion of decriminalization, saying it is a demagogue option, which would perpetuate the existing ban. (Benzinga) A letter published in the Le Monde explores several options for cannabis legalization in France. Through the launching of a consultation process, the European country seeks to culminate in proposing a new law t
19 trucks illegally selling Cannabis in legal New York Seized by Police
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Retail licences for adult-use weed have not yet been issued. New York City police recently took to the streets to clamp down on illegal weed trucks that are popping up everywhere by seizing 19 of the pot shops on wheels. “Up in smoke,” a tweet this week from Jeffrey Maddrey, chief of patrol for the New York City Police Department, notes of the bust
Doctors open Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Mississippi
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BROOKHAVEN - Two doctors have made an efforts to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Brookhaven, called Magnolia Greens. Dennis Sanders and his wife are co-owners of Magnolia Greens. Sanders is a doctor, and his wife is a registered nurse. The two wanted to open the dispensary to ensure that patients can receive the proper care that they need fo
Kent planners approve Medical Marijuana Dispensary
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A medical marijuana dispensary was approved in Kent after the city's Planning Commission heard from the business' new owners, who said they plan to rename the dispensary "Bliss Ohio." Half a dozen residents, all of whom said they were opposed to the proposal, were not allowed to speak. Commission Chairwoman Amanda Edwards said the residents all had
Coldwater Ordinance issues delay decision on retail sales at Cannabis Grow Facility
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On Monday, Craft Leaf LLC received a special-use permit to operate a marijuana processing facility at its grow operation at 211 W. Garfield Road.  But Coldwater Planning Commission could not issue an integrated retail sale permit in the D-1 industrial area.  Coldwater City Council adopted a revised zoning ordinance in December 2021. The portion all
Despite pleas from business, Springfield Council says no to Cannabis Grower Ordinance change
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SPRINGFIELD - Despite please from cannabis growers, Springfield City Council voted down a proposal to let grow facilities open closer to homes and schools.  Cannabis growers said Springfield zoning ordinances are locking them out of major portions of the city. "Its virtually impossible or us to get in and make a difference in the community under th
Colombian President discusses releasing Cannabis prisoners and Legally Exporting the Drug
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Petro compared the country’s possible cannabis market with that of Canada. Gustavo Petro, the newly elected president of Colombia, is talking about potentially legalizing cannabis during his first weeks in office. In a recent summit with the country’s mayors, Petro talked about the perks of legalizing cannabis and possibly releasing those who have
French Senators Petition Macron’s Government For Urgent Cannabis Reform
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OVER 30 senators from the Socialist, Ecologist and Republican group have called for the launch of a consultation process to introduce new laws to legalize cannabis in France.  The co-signed letter from 31 senators, published in the Le Monde newspaper explores several options for the legalization of cannabis – and rejects the notion of decriminaliza
Poll shows near even split among Americans asked if Cannabis is good or bad for Society
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A slight majority of those surveyed say marijuana has a positive effect on most users. The number of surveyed Americans who believe cannabis has had a negative effect on society just barely edges out those who think the impact has been positive, according to a new poll released this week by Gallup. Specifically, 50 per cent of the 1,013 U.S. adults
Driving while high: NJ Cannabis Industry holds Keys to Message
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A survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found 95% of respondents feel there is some sort of danger in driving a car while over the legal alcohol limit, but fewer than 7 in 10 felt the same way about consuming cannabis before getting behind the wheel. That's something New Jersey needs to consider as it continues to shape its recreational
Almost 17,000 illegal Cannabis Plants found in 87 Greenhouses in Oregon
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Grow conservatively estimated to have used enough water to fill 50 average-sized swimming pools Charges are reportedly pending for suspects after a multi-force team busted an illegal cannabis grow-op in Oregon that covered almost six acres of land. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) reports that detectives with the Illegal Marijuana Enforce
Underage and shopping for cannabis? Good luck scoring in this U.S. State
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Colorado regulators shared that licensed retailers have 98 per cent compliance for checking IDs. Now that cannabis is legal in more U.S. states, some people are concerned about teens and access. And while access surrounding the drug might push some young people to try it or to fear it less, legal retailers, at least those in Colorado, are doing eve

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