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DeSantis’ Ties to Cannabis Industry Brought Into Question

DeSantis’ Ties to Cannabis Industry Brought Into Question

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Cannabis NewsDecember 20, 2023

A Florida State Senator has filed a proposal which would relieve the 280E tax burden on medical cannabis businesses. The news comes as CNN reports that Florida’s Governor and 2024 Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis was ‘courted by key figures in the medical cannabis industry’. Senator

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Landmark Bill Allowing Medical Cannabis to Be Sold in Pharmacies Quashed by DEA in Georgia

Landmark Bill Allowing Medical Cannabis to Be Sold in Pharmacies Quashed by DEA in Georgia

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Cannabis NewsDecember 19, 2023

Georgia’s ambitious plans to become the first US state to allow general pharmacies to dispense medical cannabis have been quashed by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). In October, Business of Cannabis reported that the Georgia Board of Pharmacy had opened applications for pharmacies to dispense

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Company behind Missouri Marijuana recall poses legal challenge to state’s regulations

Company behind Missouri Marijuana recall poses legal challenge to state’s regulations

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Cannabis NewsDecember 18, 2023

Missouri Cannabis Company Threatens Legal Showdown Over State's Authority in Hemp-Derived THC Regulation. The question currently before the commission is whether or not Missouri regulators have the authority to prohibit licensed companies from infusing Missouri-grown marijuana products with hemp

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New York Medical Cannabis companies enter adult-use market amid mixed reactions

New York Medical Cannabis companies enter adult-use market amid mixed reactions

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Cannabis NewsDecember 18, 2023

New York Cannabis Growers Face Mixed Prospects as Big Retailers Enter Adult-Use Market. After New York marijuana regulators greenlit six of the state’s medical cannabis companies to expand into adult-use retail last week, local cultivators are viewing their entry with a mix of trepidation at

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Former US Attorney's Fighting Cannabis Rescheduling

Former US Attorney's Fighting Cannabis Rescheduling

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Cannabis NewsDecember 18, 2023

Former US Attorneys Urge AG Garland Not to Reclassify Cannabis, Cite Outdated Arguments. Citing the old classics reminiscent of Reefer Madness, nearly 30 former U.S. Attorneys sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland asking that cannabis not be reclassified as a Schedule 3 drug. While

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Man arrested as €4.1 million worth of Cannabis seized at Rosslare Europort

Man arrested as €4.1 million worth of Cannabis seized at Rosslare Europort

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Cannabis NewsDecember 15, 2023

Approximately 200kg of herbal cannabis and 30kg of cannabis resin was seized. A man has been arrested following the seizure of over €4,1 million worth of Cannabis at Rosslare Europort. As a result of risk profiling and with the assisttance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner, approximately 200kg of

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Cannabis Marketing Could Win Big if 280E Goes Away

Cannabis Marketing Could Win Big if 280E Goes Away

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Cannabis NewsDecember 15, 2023

It’s one piece of the cannabis industry that gets left out of the 280E conversation and this is the marketing side of the business. Since companies can’t deduct marketing expenses, when it’s time to tighten the belt, that’s the first place the cuts happen. Public relations, advertising, sponsoring

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Minnesota health department warns of illegal high-dose edibles

Minnesota health department warns of illegal high-dose edibles

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Cannabis NewsDecember 15, 2023

Nearly 40% of the THC edible retailers inspected by the state since August had illegal high-dose products for sale, per the Minnesota Department of Health. Why it matters: The findings, which MDH said were part of a targeted effort to "remove high-risk products," underscore the challenge regulators

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Cannabis retail expands in Redwood City with two new dispensary openings

Cannabis retail expands in Redwood City with two new dispensary openings

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Cannabis NewsDecember 15, 2023

MMD and Airfield Supply Company Mark Their Entry into Redwood City. Redwood City is set to see the opening of two new cannabis dispensaries this weekend. MMD, an established California cannabis brand, and Airfield Supply Company, a significant player in the cannabis retail market, are expanding

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Native Roots opens as Grand Junction's fourth Pot shop

Native Roots opens as Grand Junction's fourth Pot shop

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Cannabis NewsDecember 15, 2023

Grand Junction’s fourth recreational marijuana store opened late last week, with Native Roots starting business Thursday. The company celebrated opening with a ribbon-cutting Tuesday. Native Roots CEO Jon Boord praised the staff’s efforts to get their space, located at 683 Horizon Dr. Unit 110, open

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Yooma Wellness Files for Bankruptcy

Yooma Wellness Files for Bankruptcy

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Cannabis NewsDecember 15, 2023

Yooma Wellness, a Canadian multi-brand CBD and wellness company, has officially filed for bankruptcy. The company, which boasted a portfolio of companies collectively worth US$60m just two years ago, has become the latest cannabis casualty of 2023 following an extended period of ‘significant

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Netherlands begins trial to make Cannabis fully legal

Netherlands begins trial to make Cannabis fully legal

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Cannabis NewsDecember 15, 2023

Experiment aims to make production, supply and smoking legal and remove effects of gang involvement. Cannabis users in two Dutch cities can smoke legally for the first time as authorities roll out a trial that would expand the country’s tolerance of marijuana to full legality. “Historic moment,”

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New government, new hope among Cannabis retailers

New government, new hope among Cannabis retailers

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Cannabis NewsDecember 14, 2023

Manitoba Cannabis Retailers Seek Legislative Changes in 2024, Including Window Covering Requirements and Home Growing Ban. Manitoba's cannabis retailers hope the new year will bring meaningful conversations with provincial political leaders and “relatively quick changes” in legislation to support

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Working at a dispensary is a learning experience

Working at a dispensary is a learning experience

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Cannabis NewsDecember 14, 2023

I’ve been a budtender for nearly three years now — purely by accident. And if this column is any indication, writing is where my heart nests the deepest. But one pandemic later, paired with a college degree and no job, I found myself working at a dispensary as a budtender. The name still makes me

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Meet the angriest weed CEO in California

Meet the angriest weed CEO in California

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Cannabis NewsDecember 14, 2023

Elliot Lewis spent the evening hours of Nov 2 doing what he does best: posting a tightly cropped video of his face to Instagram while haranguing his latest enemy. This time, his foe was the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, which represents more cannabis workers than any other

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Illinois looking to fix Cannabis licensing issues

Illinois looking to fix Cannabis licensing issues

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Cannabis NewsDecember 14, 2023

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Waiving Annual License Fees for Cannabis Transporters Until 2027. A bill signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker late last week makes changes to the licensing policies for the state's cannabis businesses in an effort to bring equity to the industry. Adult cannabis sales have been

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Cop Applicants Won’t Be Asked About Prior Pot Use

Cop Applicants Won’t Be Asked About Prior Pot Use

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Cannabis NewsDecember 14, 2023

California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training amended rules for people applying to become law enforcement agents. A series of amendments to state law prohibit employers from discriminating against job applicants based on past or off-the-clock pot use, and the list of jobs now

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How patients can enroll in Ohio’s Medical Marijuana program

How patients can enroll in Ohio’s Medical Marijuana program

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Cannabis NewsDecember 13, 2023

While Ohio’s voter-approved initiative legalizing cannabis is now in effect, the state’s medical dispensaries remain operational and could begin selling recreational marijuana. Issue 2, which voters passed Nov. 7 with 57% support, legalizes the sale, purchase and possession of cannabis for Ohioans

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Politicians, farmers, retailers decry decision to end Cannabis Growers Showcase

Politicians, farmers, retailers decry decision to end Cannabis Growers Showcase

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Cannabis NewsDecember 13, 2023

NY Legislators Weigh Extension and Special Permits for Cannabis Growers Showcases After OCM Decision. A legislative extension? A request that special event permits be issued in the short term? In light of last week’s announcement by the Office of Cannabis Management that the popular Cannabis Growers

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Some aspiring New York Cannabis sellers wait to open shop even as state greenlights more dispensaries

Some aspiring New York Cannabis sellers wait to open shop even as state greenlights more dispensaries

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Cannabis NewsDecember 13, 2023

New York Cannabis Control Board Grants Licenses for Adult-Use Sales to Six Medical Marijuana Companies, Opening Recreational Dispensaries on December 29. New York cannabis regulators took their first step toward opening up new recreational dispensaries on Friday after lawsuits tied up the market

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