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Why Cannabis regulation makes sense

Why Cannabis regulation makes sense

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 9, 2024

Advocating for Cannabis Legalization: A Call for Sensible Drug Policy. Much has been written and said in recent weeks about efforts to decriminalise, legalise and regulate cannabis in many jurisdictions around the world – efforts that I have long supported because I believe strongly that they will

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A corporate Weed company nabbed 4 rare Arizona equity licenses, but now they're now 'placeholders'

A corporate Weed company nabbed 4 rare Arizona equity licenses, but now they're now 'placeholders'

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 7, 2024

Multi-State Cannabis Company Uses Arizona Social Equity Licenses as "Placeholders". Four Arizona social equity dispensary licenses are being squandered by a multi-state marijuana company as "placeholders" to meet a state deadline, with operating hours set to limit the number of customers. Mint

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Minnesota Cannabis Regulators Propose Temporary Licenses To Assure Timely Launch Of Weed Sales

Minnesota Cannabis Regulators Propose Temporary Licenses To Assure Timely Launch Of Weed Sales

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 5, 2024

Minnesota Cannabis Regulators Seek Legislative Changes for Timely Program Launch in 2025. Minnesota’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) recently held an informational webinar in which it revealed that the agency is still hiring new employees and setting up the infrastructure to run the legal

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Marijuana legalization hasn't changed mission of area drug and alcohol prevention coalitions

Marijuana legalization hasn't changed mission of area drug and alcohol prevention coalitions

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 5, 2024

Chemical Health Coalitions in Minnesota Continue Efforts to Reduce Youth Drug and Alcohol Use. Chemical health coalitions in Kandiyohi, Renville and Yellow Medicine counties continue their work to reduce youth usage of drugs and alcohol, even after marijuana became legal for adults. Thanks to a five

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Amid growing legalization, Cannabis in culture and politics is the focus of this anthropology course

Amid growing legalization, Cannabis in culture and politics is the focus of this anthropology course

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 5, 2024

Exploring Cannabis: Anthropology Course Dives Into the Plant's Cultural, Political Significance. What prompted the idea for the course? Whenever I taught my medical anthropology course, I noticed that students were most curious about the section of the course that deals with the uses of plants

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NJ Cannabis shops advertising to Philly drivers

NJ Cannabis shops advertising to Philly drivers

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 5, 2024

Why do I see marijuana billboards on my morning commute if I can’t buy any? New Jersey dispensaries are heavily advertising in Philly even though it’s illegal to bring weed back into PA. It’s hard to miss the billboards advertising legal cannabis in New Jersey along I-95 through Philly. Ads for

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Ireland Government Approves a Nine-Month Delay on Cannabis Legalization Vote

Ireland Government Approves a Nine-Month Delay on Cannabis Legalization Vote

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 2, 2024

In the meantime, the government plans to create a special committee to review a recent report in favor of drug decriminalization. The Irish government has delayed on discussing a bill that would legalize cannabis possession for nine months. A report submitted by the Citizens’ Assembly on Drugs Use

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Winnipeg police launch Cannabis education program to reduce drug-impaired driving

Winnipeg police launch Cannabis education program to reduce drug-impaired driving

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 2, 2024

“Everyone is very used to hearing ‘don’t drink and drive’. We have to have that same effect when we talk about, don’t drive while high,” said Patrol Sergeant Stephane Fontaine with the Winnipeg Police Service. Since cannabis was legalized in 2018, Winnipeg Police say more people have been found

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Some Cannabis laws in Connecticut could change this year

Some Cannabis laws in Connecticut could change this year

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 31, 2024

The road to legal cannabis in Connecticut has been a long one. Medical use of cannabis was legalized more than a decade ago, in 2012. Recreational use of cannabis became legal in 2021. The first legal recreational cannabis retailers opened their doors one year ago. This year, once again, Connecticut

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Hochul says Cannabis rollout was a 'disaster' but fixing it is unlikely

Hochul says Cannabis rollout was a 'disaster' but fixing it is unlikely

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 31, 2024

Hochul says cannabis rollout was a 'disaster' but fixing it is unlikely. Gov. Kathy Hochul has made no secret of her unhappiness with New York State’s rollout of the legalization of cannabis. And that unhappiness is growing. “It’s a disaster,” the governor told The Buffalo News editorial board last

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Community Coalition Seeking 20,000 Signatures for Petition to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession in Dallas

Community Coalition Seeking 20,000 Signatures for Petition to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession in Dallas

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 30, 2024

A coalition of community organizations has launched a push to decriminalize marijuana in the City of Dallas. The group, which includes Ground Game Texas, Dallas Action and Somos Texas, is looking to put a measure on the ballot for the November election called the “Dallas Freedom Act.” They held a

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Rajon Rondo arrested on misdemeanor Marijuana, gun charges in Indiana

Rajon Rondo arrested on misdemeanor Marijuana, gun charges in Indiana

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 30, 2024

Former NBA Star Rajon Rondo Arrested on Marijuana and Gun Charges in Indiana. Two-time NBA champion and University of Kentucky basketball legend Rajon Rondo was arrested in Indiana on a series of misdemeanors, including marijuana and gun charges, according to Indiana police. Rondo was arrested in

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Weed Sales Boom in Dry January As People Drink Less

Weed Sales Boom in Dry January As People Drink Less

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 30, 2024

Dry January and the Rise of Cannabis: Alcohol Sales Drop as Cannabis Gains Popularity. Increasingly popular alcohol breaks like Dry January are buoying the emerging US cannabis market as more drinkers — especially younger ones — see marijuana as a healthier alternative. Emboldened by widening

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Marijuana dispute led to desert massacre; 5 suspects arrested

Marijuana dispute led to desert massacre; 5 suspects arrested

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 30, 2024

Five men have been arrested in a gruesome multiple slaying in a remote part of the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County. Six men were fatally shot — and four of them were also severely burned — in Tuesday’s incident, authorities say. Their bodies were left scattered amid the desert landscape. The

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'Strong smell of Marijuana' led to Orland grow bust

'Strong smell of Marijuana' led to Orland grow bust

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 29, 2024

Maine: Nearly 50 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Orland; Woman Convicted. The smell of marijuana outside an Orland home led to the seizure of nearly 50 pounds of cannabis and a criminal conviction for a woman living there, according to newly released court records that offer a glimpse into one of the

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Long Beach, California To Slash Pot Taxes in Half for Stores in Good Standing

Long Beach, California To Slash Pot Taxes in Half for Stores in Good Standing

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 29, 2024

Long Beach City Council initially approved tax breaks for cannabis retailers and cultivators in the city. Long Beach, California is on track to establish an ordinance that will give cannabis retailers a minor tax break and reward the ones in good standing on their payments with a bigger tax break

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In Arkansas, Medical Marijuana had a record 2023, conditions are ripe for more records in 2024

In Arkansas, Medical Marijuana had a record 2023, conditions are ripe for more records in 2024

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 29, 2024

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Industry Poised for Growth Amid Legal Challenges. Arkansas’ medical marijuana industry continued to reach new heights in both sales and patients last year, and pending litigation has cannabis primed for even more explosive growth in 2024. For now, a host of restrictions

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THC-infused wing sauce for the Super Bowl?

THC-infused wing sauce for the Super Bowl?

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 29, 2024

Chicago Cannabis Companies Partner with Restaurants for Unique Infused Products. Chicago cannabis companies are partnering with restaurants and mainstream food brands on new infused products, adding variety among the gummies and chocolates that dominate edible sales. Cresco Labs’ (OTC: CRLBF) brand

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Bill in Washington Legislature would loosen restriction on homegrown Cannabis

Bill in Washington Legislature would loosen restriction on homegrown Cannabis

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 29, 2024

No need to leave the house and venture to the nearest pot shop, it could become legal to grow recreational cannabis at home. A proposed bill debated last week in the Washington Legislature would allow those 21 and older to grow and keep the products from as many as six cannabis plants designed for

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What do Ohio employers say about Recreational Marijuana?

What do Ohio employers say about Recreational Marijuana?

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 26, 2024

It's been busy at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty since recreational cannabis use became legal in Ohio. The law firm, which has offices throughout Northeast Ohio, has received calls and questions, mostly about whether employers have to accommodate a worker's recreational marijuana use. "And

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