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Lawmakers look to weed out illegal NYC smoke shops with possible ties to Middle East terror funding

Lawmakers look to weed out illegal NYC smoke shops with possible ties to Middle East terror funding

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Cannabis NewsOctober 26, 2023

New York Lawmakers Seek Transparency in Marijuana Industry to Prevent Financing of Terrorism. New York lawmakers fret that fast-growing chains of marijuana shops across the city could be a source of cash for Middle East terror groups — and they’re pressing for legislation to help root out rogue

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Cheech & Chong are sparking up Massachusetts with two exciting new partnerships

Cheech & Chong are sparking up Massachusetts with two exciting new partnerships

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Cannabis NewsOctober 26, 2023

Their New Cannabis Dispensaries & Non-Alcoholic Hemp THC Seltzers are infusing fun for cannabis consumers throughout the Bay State while promoting safe, responsible access. Iconic duo Cheech & ChongTM are headed to Massachusetts for two groundbreaking partnerships that will leave Massachusetts

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Kentucky and Hemp, a centuries long relationship to its roots

Kentucky and Hemp, a centuries long relationship to its roots

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Cannabis NewsOctober 25, 2023

Meet Cornbread Hemp, the Kentucky business raking in $20M by growing Cannabis. Two Kentucky boys, 15 acres of farmland, and a homegrown hemp company are hoping to grow the Commonwealth into a new agricultural era by returning the state to its historical roots. Jim Higdon and Eric Zipperle co-founded

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Feds want to reclassify Marijuana as a lower risk drug

Feds want to reclassify Marijuana as a lower risk drug

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Cannabis NewsOctober 24, 2023

Federal Recommendation to Reclassify Marijuana Could Impact NJ's Medical Program. A recent recommendation by a federal agency to change the legal status of marijuana to a less restrictive drug category could have a big impact on New Jersey’s medical cannabis program, according to both state

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$13M Cannabis web tied to Maine Law Enforcement

$13M Cannabis web tied to Maine Law Enforcement

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Cannabis NewsOctober 24, 2023

In Franklin County, Maine, four law enforcement officers and several city officials are accused of aiding an illegal cannabis operation. The unfolding conspiracy reveals potential connections and aid provided to the multi-million-dollar illegal enterprise. Lucas Sirois At The Core At the center of

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Weed wins galvanize Capitol Hill’s anti-cannabis club

Weed wins galvanize Capitol Hill’s anti-cannabis club

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Cannabis NewsOctober 23, 2023

Legalization skeptics have scored some recent victories thwarting marijuana bills. Fighting weed legalization on Capitol Hill can feel like a lonely struggle these days. Marijuana is just as popular as ever. More than half of Americans now live in states where adults can legally possess the drug

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Cops Cleared of Federal Charges after being linked to tipping off illegal Cannabis Operation

Cops Cleared of Federal Charges after being linked to tipping off illegal Cannabis Operation

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Cannabis NewsOctober 23, 2023

A federal court is determining which law enforcement officers and public officials were guilty in a conspiracy to protect an illegal cannabis operation. A web of lies and conspiracy is unfolding involving at least four law enforcement officers and multiple city officials in the area of Franklin

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The urgent need for Cannabis reform

The urgent need for Cannabis reform

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Cannabis NewsOctober 23, 2023

The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy (KCEP) has released a new report revealing the statistics surrounding marijuana-related offenses in the state over the past two decades. The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy (KCEP) has released a groundbreaking report revealing the shocking statistics

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Baxter approves restrictions on Cannabis use in public spaces

Baxter approves restrictions on Cannabis use in public spaces

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Cannabis NewsOctober 19, 2023

Other ordinances approved restrict overnight parks and street parking hours from Nov. 15 to April 15 to clear the way for snow removal. City restrictions on cannabis use in public spaces gained clarity. The Baxter City Council adopted the new ordinance Tuesday, Oct. 17, at its regular meeting. The

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Affinity Federal Credit Union partners with Green Check to expand Cannabis banking offerings

Affinity Federal Credit Union partners with Green Check to expand Cannabis banking offerings

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Cannabis NewsOctober 19, 2023

Affinity Federal Credit Union has announced its strategic partnership with Green Check, a leading FinTech connector and technology provider in the burgeoning cannabis banking sector. This collaboration aims to extend Affinity’s services to the legal cannabis-related business (CRB) segment within the

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Washington continues to inhale money from Idaho thanks to disparate Cannabis policies

Washington continues to inhale money from Idaho thanks to disparate Cannabis policies

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Cannabis NewsOctober 19, 2023

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board recently released data showing how much money was spent statewide on cannabis in fiscal 2023. In fiscal 2023 — July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 — roughly $1.26 billion was spent on recreational cannabis in Washington. That led to an excise tax haul of

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Minnesota Funds Missouri Cannabis Firm with $15M for Iron Range Growth

Minnesota Funds Missouri Cannabis Firm with $15M for Iron Range Growth

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Cannabis NewsOctober 18, 2023

Minnesota legalized marijuana, now it’s giving a Missouri-based company up to $15M in forgivable loans to grow it on the Iron Range. Legalization advocates ask whether the state financing gives large, out-of-state cannabis businesses a taxpayer-funded advantage over local companies. A Missouri-based

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Georgia will be first US state where pharmacies sell Medical Cannabis

Georgia will be first US state where pharmacies sell Medical Cannabis

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Cannabis NewsOctober 20, 2023

Georgia Set to Offer Low-Dose THC Products in Pharmacies, a First in the US. For the past year and a half, medical cannabis company CEO Gary Long has spent a lot of his time reassuring Georgia’s small-town mayors about what will soon be coming to their local pharmacy: medical marijuana. “They think

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Struggling Marijuana industry hoping for Ohio's Issue 2 to help boost bottom line

Struggling Marijuana industry hoping for Ohio's Issue 2 to help boost bottom line

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Cannabis NewsOctober 19, 2023

Scotts Miracle-Gro CEO Believes Federal Legalization Is Key to Profitability in the Cannabis Industry. Early this week, Jim Hagedorn, CEO of Scotts Miracle-Gro, showed visitors around the company's hemp center in Marysville, a series of grow rooms featuring a meticulous variety of plants, lights

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‘We own the board’: Court documents detail Michigan Medical Marijuana bribery scandal

‘We own the board’: Court documents detail Michigan Medical Marijuana bribery scandal

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Cannabis NewsOctober 19, 2023

Pot is now legal in Michigan, although lots of laws were broken in issuing the first licenses to sellers and growers. Two additional bad actors were sentenced today in connection with a brazen bribery scandal. The person who admits accepting the bribes is Rick Johnson—a former Speaker of the

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Denmark’s Medical Cannabis Pilot Programme has seen 90% growth over the last year

Denmark’s Medical Cannabis Pilot Programme has seen 90% growth over the last year

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Cannabis NewsOctober 18, 2023

Denmark’s medical cannabis Pilot Programme has seen patient numbers grow by more than 90% between Q2 2022 and Q2 2023. Recently published data from the Danish Health Data Authority shows that the number of patients taking part in the medical cannabis Pilot Programme, launched in 2018, has

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How a failed Cannabis startup led to evictions

How a failed Cannabis startup led to evictions

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Cannabis NewsOctober 18, 2023

Alistair Monroe can still remember how “barren” the Oakland warehouse looked when he first walked inside. It was 1976, and a then-6-year-old Monroe had no idea why his father would rent a windowless room in a forgotten warehouse on the edge of the city. However, Alistair’s father, Arthur, a world

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Ohio Senate President plans to repeal Cannabis Legalization if passed by voters in November

Ohio Senate President plans to repeal Cannabis Legalization if passed by voters in November

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Cannabis NewsOctober 17, 2023

Legislators have introduced a senate resolution urging Ohio voters to vote “no.” The official voting day for Ohioans is Nov. 7, but early voting has already begun on Oct. 11. This is a significant year for cannabis because a cannabis legalization measure, which is labeled as Issue 2, is appearing on

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Cannabis legal fight heating up between Jersey City and state officials

Cannabis legal fight heating up between Jersey City and state officials

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Cannabis NewsOctober 17, 2023

Jersey City officials and police plan to lay out a federal lawsuit Tuesday that aims to block officers from using legal recreational cannabis while off-duty. State law allows the use of marijuana by officers when they’re off duty. Since recreational marijuana use became legal in New Jersey last year

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As more states legalize Cannabis, the market for seeds is in full bloom

As more states legalize Cannabis, the market for seeds is in full bloom

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Cannabis NewsOctober 17, 2023

The messy intersection of botany and the law contributes to the murky legal status of seeds used to grow THC-rich cannabis. On 1 August, Minnesota became the latest state to legalize recreational cannabis use. That very same day, residents began to hit up Jim Cramond’s store, Strains of the Earth

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