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5 Things To Make Us Optimistic About Weed In Early 2023

5 Things To Make Us Optimistic About Weed In Early 2023

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 6, 2023

Among other things, Missouri will likely have a fully-functioning, legal adult use marijuana market this year; and proponents continue their push to make Florida another conservative-leaning state with liberal marijuana laws. As we step into 2023, we are also walking into lots of uncertainty. The

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Sinaloa cartel launches violent response as Mexico recaptures El Chapo’s son

Sinaloa cartel launches violent response as Mexico recaptures El Chapo’s son

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 6, 2023

Mexican authorities have captured Ovidio Guzmán, a son of incarcerated drugs kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, prompting a furious response from cartel gunmen in the northern city of Culiacán. After a night of violence, gunmen exchanged fire with security forces, blocking roads with burning

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2022 cannabis sales: An Oregon county is No. 1 for a third time

2022 cannabis sales: An Oregon county is No. 1 for a third time

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 5, 2023

Despite a 6.4% sales decline, Malheur County was Oregon's per capita leader in cannabis sales in 2022 - its third straight year at No. 1. PORTLAND - It might take actually moving the Oregon-Idaho border west to end Malheur County’s reign as Oregon’s top pot spot. Despite a 6.4% sales decline, the

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Marijuana panel rolls out recommendations to protect workers

Marijuana panel rolls out recommendations to protect workers

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 5, 2023

A panel that has spent months debating policy ideas to protect workers who use medical marijuana concluded the bulk of its work Thursday, approving more than a dozen recommendations to the Louisiana Legislature. Thursday marked the last meeting of the Employment and Medical Marijuana Task Force, a

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Marijuana panel rolls out recommendations to protect workers

Marijuana panel rolls out recommendations to protect workers

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 5, 2023

A panel that has spent months debating policy ideas to protect workers who use medical marijuana concluded the bulk of its work Thursday, approving more than a dozen recommendations to the Louisiana Legislature. Thursday marked the last meeting of the Employment and Medical Marijuana Task Force, a

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To protect Cannabis workers and customers, approve federal banking act

To protect Cannabis workers and customers, approve federal banking act

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 5, 2023

To protect cannabis workers and customers, approve federal banking act. As federal lawmakers rushed to pass last-minute bills before the new Congress convenes, they failed to pass one piece of legislation, a failure that ensures Washington workers in cannabis businesses will continue to be at risk

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Cannabis guide: 10 DOS X DONT'S for tourists issued!

Cannabis guide: 10 DOS X DONT'S for tourists issued!

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 5, 2023

Ministry of Public Health aims to clarify what visitors can and cannot do. The Ministry of Public Health has issued a guide titled “10 Things Tourists Need to Know about Cannabis in Thailand” to improve visitors’ understanding about what they can and cannot do with cannabis in the country. Thailand

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Marijuana addiction is a real thing

Marijuana addiction is a real thing

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 5, 2023

Legal sales of recreational marijuana began in New Jersey on April 21, 2022. In just a little over the first two months, these sales totaled almost $80 million. With so many people legally buying weed, it’s hard to believe marijuana addiction is real. According to the 2020 National Survey on Drug

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Arizona’s largest Marijuana dispensary opens on Jan 10th

Arizona’s largest Marijuana dispensary opens on Jan 10th

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 5, 2023

The new D2 Dispensary, opening on January 10, will be Arizona’s largest dispensary and the only dispensary in Tucson with an indoor drive-thru. “We have museum display cases showing little elements that highlight the products. We have vegan edibles, ketogenic products, and a little bit of everything

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Maryland Voter-Approved legalization measure takes shape in New Year

Maryland Voter-Approved legalization measure takes shape in New Year

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 5, 2023

A huge majority of Maryland voters passed the proposal in November. Maryland might still be years away from the launch of its new legal marijuana market, but the start of the new year has still marked the beginning of the post-prohibition era mid-Atlantic state. A large majority of Maryland voters

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoes several Medical Cannabis bills

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoes several Medical Cannabis bills

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 5, 2023

The governor of Michigan vetoed 11 bills including three that would amend the state’s medical cannabis system. Calling them rushed, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently vetoed 11 bills including three medical cannabis bills, with others related to retirement and tax. The governor did however sign

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Could legalisation of Cannabis revolutionize Mexico’s economy?

Could legalisation of Cannabis revolutionize Mexico’s economy?

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 5, 2023

The pungent aroma of cannabis and the sound of dub music fill the air at a hacienda as about 150 smokers, users, growers, activists and business people gather for Mexico’s second annual Toquefest. In anticipation of the long-delayed legalisation of cannabis – after a number of supreme court

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Cannabis Industry faces sobering 2023

Cannabis Industry faces sobering 2023

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 5, 2023

Glimmers of hope still exist, particularly as new markets come online. Without much meaningful development concerning legalization efforts in 2022, many sobering themes likely will carry over into 2023. Layoffs will persist, and continued price compression and competition from the illicit channels

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How do faith and consumption of Cannabis products go together?

How do faith and consumption of Cannabis products go together?

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 4, 2023

Cannabis has a fascinating and long history. People first used Cannabis in central Asia. For centuries, people have utilized Cannabis for its purported medicinal benefits. Its usage was first recorded in 2800 BC when Emperor Shen Nung included it in his pharmacopeia; he is the founder of Chinese

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U.S. Virgin Islands lawmakers pass Cannabis legalization bill

U.S. Virgin Islands lawmakers pass Cannabis legalization bill

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 4, 2023

Lawmakers in the U.S. Virgin Islands last week passed legislation to legalize recreational marijuana, bringing the number of states and territories in the country that have legalized the use of cannabis by adults to 21. The legislation was passed in the U.S. Virgin Islands Senate on December 30 by a

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Iowa Medical Cannabis Program Continues To Rise With $10 Million in Sales

Iowa Medical Cannabis Program Continues To Rise With $10 Million in Sales

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 4, 2023

The Iowa Cannabidiol Board recently released a report showcasing the growth of its medical cannabis program in 2022, both in sales as well as through an increase in registered patients and medical practitioners and other updates. Iowa Cannabidiol Board reports that by the end of December 2022, the

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Connecticut clears nearly 43K Cannabis convictions

Connecticut clears nearly 43K Cannabis convictions

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 4, 2023

The move fulfills provisions in Connecticut legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis. On New Year’s Day, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced that 42,964 cannabis convictions were processed to be erased. That number was fielded a month ago in Gov. Lamont’s initial announcement on Dec. 8, 2022

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Medical Pot on the 2023 Agenda for South Carolina

Medical Pot on the 2023 Agenda for South Carolina

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 4, 2023

Medical cannabis advocates in South Carolina are ready to go again as they hope that 2023 will finally be the year that they legalize the treatment in the state. Local news station WPDE reports that two bills have been “pre-filed in the South Carolina House for the 2023 legislative session [that]

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Understanding hazardous waste in Missouri’s cannabis industry

Understanding hazardous waste in Missouri’s cannabis industry

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 4, 2023

As a cannabis operator in Missouri, understanding hazardous waste is an extremely important part of waste management. Operators who produce hazardous waste are known as “generators,” and are subject to the rules and regulations set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Missouri

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What Marijuana users should know about weed and the workplace in Missouri

What Marijuana users should know about weed and the workplace in Missouri

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 4, 2023

Some companies are backtracking rules involving workers, while others are adding new layers to their policies. ST. LOUIS — Now that recreational marijuana is legal in Missouri, your employer is likely revisiting company policy. Some companies are backtracking rules involving workers, while others

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