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Israel Police bust network of doctors illegally selling Medical Cannabis licenses

Israel Police bust network of doctors illegally selling Medical Cannabis licenses

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2022

Drug dealers exploited the criminal network in order to buy cannabis and sell it for a profit. Israel Police busted a network of senior doctors that was illegally selling medical cannabis licenses online, operating in 20 locations and detaining or arresting 15 suspects on Monday morning. Police

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Children are ditching alcohol for Marijuana, as 20-year national US study shows a 245% increase

Children are ditching alcohol for Marijuana, as 20-year national US study shows a 245% increase

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2022

Adolescent cannabis abuse has increased 245% since 2000 in the US, while alcohol abuse has steadily declined over the same period. That's according to a national, peer-reviewed study tracking intentional misuse and abuse reported to the National Poison Data System (NPDS) up until 2020. Findings

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Does Kentucky really grow more Marijuana than any other state?

Does Kentucky really grow more Marijuana than any other state?

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2022

From decades-old news articles to political talking points to social media comment sections, conversations about marijuana in Kentucky bring an oft-repeated claim. Kentucky produces more cannabis than any other state, the claim goes, making the illegal drug the Bluegrass State’s top cash crop. On

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Cannabis companies ramp up recruitment efforts as recreational industry prepares launch

Cannabis companies ramp up recruitment efforts as recreational industry prepares launch

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2022

Connecticut’s cannabis industry could account for more than 10,000 jobs just a few years after the recreational market launches, according to a recent study, and companies are already ramping up hiring efforts ahead of the first adult-use sales in the state. Cannabis employment recruitment firm

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How potent is your Marijuana? Leaked report suggests new rules

How potent is your Marijuana? Leaked report suggests new rules

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2022

Leaked Report Shows Heightened Scrutiny of Marijuana’s Rising Potency Welcome to my weekly newsletter on the cannabis and psychedelics industries. I have a special invitation to readers this week as we approach the year’s end and pass six months since I wrote about cashless ATMs: Dispensary owners

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The US Department of Agriculture will collect Hemp data in their Census of Agriculture

The US Department of Agriculture will collect Hemp data in their Census of Agriculture

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Cannabis NewsDecember 2, 2022

In their 2022 Census of Agriculture, the US Department of Agriculture will, for the first time, collect and publish data on farmers and producers who grow hemp for fabric, food products, and cannabidiol (CBD). For the first time, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is including hemp data in its

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December is a great month for Cannabis

December is a great month for Cannabis

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Cannabis NewsDecember 2, 2022

Many argue that November is one of the best months to buy pot given the deals and steals of Black Friday and Green Wednesday, but don’t sleep on the quality available and prices when purchasing your weed in December. One of the main feathers in the hype for December is the fact it’s just a little

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Virginia hemp panel suggests tougher rules on unregulated THC products

Virginia hemp panel suggests tougher rules on unregulated THC products

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Cannabis NewsDecember 2, 2022

Report recommends permit system and change to how THC is measured. A state task force studying the rise of unregulated cannabis products in Virginia is recommending stricter rules for businesses selling hemp-based delta-8 THC products that technically aren’t marijuana but produce a similar high when

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Recreational Marijuana sales open Thursday in Rhode Island

Recreational Marijuana sales open Thursday in Rhode Island

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Cannabis NewsDecember 2, 2022

Ocean State becomes 19th state to legalize sale, use of recreational marijuana, dispensaries hope for increase in sales. On Thursday morning, 96-year-old Joe Maraia became the first person to legally purchase marijuana for recreational use in Rhode Island at the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center

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Inside the murky $200M effort to kickstart NY Marijuana Industry

Inside the murky $200M effort to kickstart NY Marijuana Industry

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Cannabis NewsDecember 2, 2022

Smoke and mirrors: Inside the murky $200M effort to kickstart NY’s marijuana industry. New York’s equity-focused rollout of its legal marijuana market relies heavily on a $200 million fund to support the state’s first retailers. Yet the team picked to raise and manage that money – an NBA Hall of

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UPS worker busted for possessing Cannabis and stealing packages

UPS worker busted for possessing Cannabis and stealing packages

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Cannabis NewsDecember 2, 2022

32-year-old had a bit of bud and several undelivered packages in his vehicle. A UPS employee in Monroe, La. is no longer employed after a police investigation determined the 32-year-old had a bit of bud in a camouflage bag and several undelivered packages in his vehicle. According to KTVE/KARD, the

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Green Light District, a Pensacola Hemp Dispensary, Aims to Change the Narrative of CBD and Hemp

Green Light District, a Pensacola Hemp Dispensary, Aims to Change the Narrative of CBD and Hemp

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Cannabis NewsDecember 1, 2022

PENSACOLA - Green Light District is quickly becoming the Gulf Coast's premium hemp dispensary. Since opening in October 2022, they have stood out in the industry by operating under the same procedures and regulations as California Cannabis Dispensaries. High standards are being set by the young

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Cannabis Edibles Move From Kids' Table to Honored Guest as Holiday Sales Bust Records

Cannabis Edibles Move From Kids' Table to Honored Guest as Holiday Sales Bust Records

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Cannabis NewsDecember 1, 2022

American cannafans spent $289 million this Thanksgiving with big gains for drinks, gummies and other discreet products. Popular edibles brand Kiva Confections, in an “off the wall” experiment, launched a first-of-its-kind seasonal product back in 2019—a THC-spiked gravy to go with cannafans’

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Vaporizing Cannabis: Latest tech and its Benefits

Vaporizing Cannabis: Latest tech and its Benefits

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Cannabis NewsDecember 1, 2022

Cannabis vaporizers are devices designed to consume medical dry herbs & concentrates in a less harmful way. They allow users to have the option to experience the medicinal effects while reducing possible risks of disease or lung injury. (Benzinga) Traditional consumption methods like joints and

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How Cannabis affects us differently as we age

How Cannabis affects us differently as we age

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Cannabis NewsDecember 1, 2022

With seniors becoming a crucial part of the retail market, it seems high time we understand the different ways marijuana impacts us as we age. If you use cannabis regularly or have casually enjoyed it for many years, you may have noticed it affects you differently today than it did 5, 10 or even 20

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WMU will offer a class in Cannabis marketing next semester

WMU will offer a class in Cannabis marketing next semester

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Cannabis NewsNovember 30, 2022

WMU professor Russell Zwanka said the new course fills a gap in the university’s food marketing curriculum. This spring, students at Western Michigan University will study how to market products for the fast-growing cannabis industry. The course will give students the background to be successful in

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Thanksgiving holiday Cannabis sales see double-digit year-over-year growth

Thanksgiving holiday Cannabis sales see double-digit year-over-year growth

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Cannabis NewsNovember 30, 2022

Cannabis sales for the Thanksgiving holiday were up 12% YoY, Green Wednesday on track to become the second highest cannabis sales day of 2022 with a staggering $116.4M in single day sales, showing 16% increase YOY. Business intelligence from Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN), a leading enterprise software

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City council to vote on proposal to allow Retail Pot shops in business zones in Attleboro

City council to vote on proposal to allow Retail Pot shops in business zones in Attleboro

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Cannabis NewsNovember 30, 2022

ATTLEBORO - A proposed ordinance that would allow retail marijuana shops in planned highway and general business zones was voted out of committee last week and will be brought before the full council on Dec. 6 for a vote. It will take a two-thirds majority, or eight votes, to pass, said Cathleen

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B.C. sets a record with nearly $59.5 million in Cannabis Sales

B.C. sets a record with nearly $59.5 million in Cannabis Sales

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Cannabis NewsNovember 29, 2022

Canadian cannabis sales continued to climb in September, with B.C. posting record-high numbers. The province netted nearly $59.5 million in sales from licensed cannabis stores, a near 21 per cent increase year-over-year, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada. The strong sales

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As its neighbours seek legalisation, Poland’s Medical Cannabis & Hemp Industry could also flourish next year

As its neighbours seek legalisation, Poland’s Medical Cannabis & Hemp Industry could also flourish next year

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Cannabis NewsNovember 29, 2022

Earlier this month Czechia’s drug commissioner Jindřich Vobořil announced his intention to submit draft legislation for an adult-use cannabis market by the end of the year, hoping a fully fledged market could be launched by 2024. The news has not only cemented Czechia as one of the most exciting

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