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A Closer Look at Virginia’s Cannabis Legislation: Opportunities and Obstacles

A Closer Look at Virginia’s Cannabis Legislation: Opportunities and Obstacles

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 11, 2024

Virginia Takes Steps Toward Recreational Marijuana Sales. Legislative Progress: House Bill 698 reflects Virginia’s growing momentum towards legalizing recreational marijuana, indicating a shift in the political landscape favoring cannabis reform. Economic Prospects vs. Political Hurdles: The bill

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Potential game changers for Cannabis in 2024

Potential game changers for Cannabis in 2024

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 11, 2024

Michigan Cannabis Operators Look to Federal Changes and State Testing Facility in 2024. As 2024 kicks into full swing and we pull ourselves away from family and head back to work, its a good time to look ahead at what the upcoming year has in store. In Michigan, cannabis operators are transitioning

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Governor Hochul’s Bold Move to Weed Out Illicit Cannabis Sales in New York

Governor Hochul’s Bold Move to Weed Out Illicit Cannabis Sales in New York

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 10, 2024

Governor Hochul's Legislative Proposal Aims to Strengthen Enforcement Against Illicit Cannabis Sales. In Buffalo and across the, a new battlefront opens in the war against illicit cannabis sales. Governor Kathy Hochul, in a determined stride towards safeguarding public health and bolstering the

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Thailand moves to ban Recreational use of Cannabis in setback for nascent industry

Thailand moves to ban Recreational use of Cannabis in setback for nascent industry

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 9, 2024

Thailand Proposes Ban on Recreational Cannabis, Hefty Penalties in New Bill. Thailand is proposing a ban on recreational use of cannabis and hefty penalties on offenders under a new Bill that seeks to end a legal vacuum after the country became the first in Asia to decriminalise the plant. Smoking

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Wisconsin would operate five dispensaries under limited Medical Marijuana legalization program

Wisconsin would operate five dispensaries under limited Medical Marijuana legalization program

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 9, 2024

Wisconsin Assembly Republicans Propose Limited Medical Marijuana Bill. Assembly Republicans announced a limited proposal Monday to make medical marijuana available for Wisconsinites with certain medical conditions and received mixed reactions from lawmakers and Gov. Tony Evers. At a press conference

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New Mexico Revoked Licenses of Cannabis Growers and Fined Them $2M for Many Violations

New Mexico Revoked Licenses of Cannabis Growers and Fined Them $2M for Many Violations

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 9, 2024

New Mexico marijuana regulators revoked the licenses of two growing operations in a rural county for numerous violations and have levied a $1M fine against each business. One of the businesses, Native American Agricultural Development Co., is connected to a Navajo businessman whose cannabis farming

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Biden’s Marijuana pardons welcome, but federal drug laws must meet reality

Biden’s Marijuana pardons welcome, but federal drug laws must meet reality

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 9, 2024

Biden Should Just Legalize Marijuana. President Joe Biden demonstrated the proper use of presidential clemency power a few weeks ago, when he pardoned thousands of people who had been convicted of various nonviolent marijuana violations on federal land.It follows another mass pardon in 2022 that

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What is stopping Cannabis Legalization in Indiana

What is stopping Cannabis Legalization in Indiana

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 8, 2024

Perceptions on Cannabis Legalization Stalling Progress in Indiana, Says Lawmaker. Indiana is now surrounded by three states that have legalized recreational cannabis, but attempts to legalize it here haven’t made it far. One lawmaker says personal perceptions are stopping Indiana from joining the 38

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Ohio lawmaker drafting standalone bill to regulate Hemp products

Ohio lawmaker drafting standalone bill to regulate Hemp products

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 8, 2024

Governor DeWine Urges Ohio House to Address Marijuana Laws, Including Regulation of Hemp Derivatives. Gov. Mike DeWine is again urging the Ohio House to act on modifying the state’s recreational marijuana laws, and his request includes regulating unscheduled derivatives of cannabis. Statehouse News

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Professionals weigh in on a decade of legal Recreational Marijuana in Colorado

Professionals weigh in on a decade of legal Recreational Marijuana in Colorado

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 8, 2024

Ten years have passed since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, a decision that has brought significant changes to the state. Opinions on the impacts of this legislation vary, from law enforcement to recovery specialists and those in the marijuana industry. “I think a problem exists,”

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Iran Hangs Nine Convicted Drug Traffickers

Iran Hangs Nine Convicted Drug Traffickers

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 5, 2024

Iran is one of the worst places in the world to get caught selling drugs, and 2023 has been a particularly deadly year in the Middle Eastern country for convicted drug traffickers with another slough of executions reported this week. Nine convicted drug traffickers have been recently hanged in Iran

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Police raids target gang importing Cannabis from US to UK

Police raids target gang importing Cannabis from US to UK

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 5, 2024

Eight people have been arrested in an operation targeting a gang suspected of importing high strength cannabis into the UK from the US, police have said. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said officers executed 16 warrants in Manchester, Cheshire, West Yorkshire and Lancashire earlier. The force said

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Police investigating burglary at Lake Forest Park Cannabis Shop

Police investigating burglary at Lake Forest Park Cannabis Shop

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 5, 2024

Police in Lake Forest Park responded to a smash-and-grab at a cannabis shop early Friday morning. According to police, a stolen Kia was used to ram into Mr. Greens Cannabis in the 15000 block of Bothell Way Northeast. Police say several people then stole merchandise and fled the area. There are no

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Governor Evers, who called for marijuana legalization, says he'll back limited GOP proposal

Governor Evers, who called for marijuana legalization, says he'll back limited GOP proposal

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 5, 2024

The Wisconsin governor said he’s open to a limited medical marijuana program but has not yet seen the Republican proposal MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, who has pushed for full legalization of recreational marijuana, said Wednesday that he is open to a more limited medical marijuana

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New Mexico Regulators Revoke Licenses for Two Cannabis Farms

New Mexico Regulators Revoke Licenses for Two Cannabis Farms

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 4, 2024

Regulators in New Mexico announced this week that they revoked the licenses of two cannabis producers in the state, citing a host of violations. In a news release on Tuesday, the Cannabis Control Division (CCD) of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department said that Bliss Farm and Native

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New Medical Marijuana laws in effect with start of new year

New Medical Marijuana laws in effect with start of new year

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 2, 2024

The new year means new laws are now in effect in Oklahoma. Several of the new laws that went into effect on Monday will impact the medical marijuana industry in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority will now be allowed to employ secret shoppers who will test for compliance and deliver

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Mexico’s weed ‘nuns’ taking the plant back from the Narcos

Mexico’s weed ‘nuns’ taking the plant back from the Narcos

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 2, 2024

Sisters of the Valley, Cannabis Advocates and Entrepreneurs, Bring Their Message to Mexico, Navigating Legal Grey Areas. Beneath each full moon on the outskirts of a village in central Mexico, a group of women in nun habits circle a roaring fire, cleanse themselves with burned sage, and give thanks

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New York's Legal Marijuana Market Hits $150 Million In Sales In First Year

New York's Legal Marijuana Market Hits $150 Million In Sales In First Year

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 2, 2024

New York's Legal Cannabis Market Exceeds $150 Million in First Full Year, Faces Challenges from Unlicensed Sellers. New York‘s legal cannabis market generated more than $150 million in sales in its first full year, according to data released by the state’s Office of Cannabis Management Friday. More

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UES Welcomes First Legal Cannabis Store in January

UES Welcomes First Legal Cannabis Store in January

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 2, 2024

In the chic corridors of the Upper East Side (UES), a groundbreaking venture is about to bloom. January 4 marks a significant date for cannabis enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike as The Herbal Care (THC) opens its doors at 1412 Lexington Avenue. This isn’t just any cannabis shop; it’s the first

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Colombia’s Cannabis industry in crisis over regulatory, political hurdles

Colombia’s Cannabis industry in crisis over regulatory, political hurdles

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Cannabis NewsDecember 21, 2023

Colombian Cannabis Industry Faces Closure Due to Regulatory Demands and Legislative Setbacks. More than 17 acres of land owned by a Colombian-Canadian company near Bogota were once meant to grow 25 varieties of cannabis, but over the past year weeds have overtaken greenhouses and 200 of its 218

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