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US Virgin Islands pushes forward on stalled law allowing Recreational Marijuana use

US Virgin Islands pushes forward on stalled law allowing Recreational Marijuana use

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 14, 2024

US Virgin Islands Moves Closer to Implementing Recreational Marijuana Law with Approval of Proposed Regulations. A stalled marijuana law in the U.S. Virgin Islands got a big push Tuesday after an advisory board approved a list of proposed rules and regulations that would govern the recreational use

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Ohio Legislators Still Working To Implement Changes to Adult-Use Cannabis Law

Ohio Legislators Still Working To Implement Changes to Adult-Use Cannabis Law

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 13, 2024

Adult-use cannabis is legal in Ohio as of November 2023, but legislators are taking their time to add changes to the voter-approved law. Ohio’s progress on cannabis has come to a temporary halt after House legislators fail to move the bill forward. Last week Ohio House Speaker Jason Stephens spoke

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Hemp-Derived Intoxicants Need Better Cannabis Law Guardrails

Hemp-Derived Intoxicants Need Better Cannabis Law Guardrails

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 12, 2024

Addressing the Regulatory Gap: Hemp-Derived Intoxicants Require Attention, Not Marijuana. Hemp-derived consumable products share an important trait with the state-regulated marijuana industry—both manufacture intoxicating substances that are derived from the cannabis plant. This is why it’s

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Mayor and his son are charged with growing hundreds of Marijuana plants at 3 addresses

Mayor and his son are charged with growing hundreds of Marijuana plants at 3 addresses

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 12, 2024

Minnesota Mayor and Son Accused of Growing Over 200 Marijuana Plants, Exceeding State Limit. A Minnesota mayor and his son are accused of growing about 240 marijuana plants, well in excess of the state’s eight-plant limit for personal cultivation. Winnebago mayor Scott Robertson, 67, and Jacob

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Palm Springs council cuts Cannabis taxes, extends moratorium on new dispensaries

Palm Springs council cuts Cannabis taxes, extends moratorium on new dispensaries

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 9, 2024

Several other valley cities have already cut taxes. With the Coachella Valley’s cannabis industry facing what local officials and business owners describe as a struggling, oversaturated market, the Palm Springs City Council opted Thursday to cut retail taxes for marijuana sales in half while

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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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Will Gov. Shapiro’s budding plans to legalize Marijuana in Pa. get skunked?

Will Gov. Shapiro’s budding plans to legalize Marijuana in Pa. get skunked?

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 9, 2024

Pennsylvania's Push for Marijuana Legalization Gains Momentum Amid Budget Talks. Pennsylvania’s hopes for marijuana legalization reached new highs after Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget address Tuesday, when he said adults should be allowed to use the drug recreationally. With Ohio voters backing

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Nearly 2,000 Cannabis products seized in Shelton during smoke shop inspections

Nearly 2,000 Cannabis products seized in Shelton during smoke shop inspections

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 8, 2024

Police Seize Nearly 2,000 Cannabis Products in Shelton Smoke Shop Raids. Police say nearly 2,000 cannabis products were seized during inspections at six Shelton smoke shops. This included items without a proper license and illegal cannabis products. Police noted that underage customers were sold

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Large fines loom for illegal Cannabis dispensaries in Cayuga County

Large fines loom for illegal Cannabis dispensaries in Cayuga County

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 8, 2024

New York State Pursues Enforcement Action Against Unlicensed Cannabis Dispensaries. New York state's enforcement action against the I'm Stuck chain of unlicensed cannabis dispensaries, which included two locations in Cayuga County, continues to unfold in court. After a Jan. 31 conference in Wayne

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Senator Elizabeth Warren Advocates for Cannabis Descheduling on ‘The Late Show’

Senator Elizabeth Warren Advocates for Cannabis Descheduling on ‘The Late Show’

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 8, 2024

Senator Elizabeth Warren Advocates for Full Descheduling of Cannabis on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Sen. Elizabeth Warren discussed the push to deschedule cannabis fully rather than moving it from Schedule I to Schedule III of the

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Why Canada is being accused of 'dumping' Cannabis on Israel

Why Canada is being accused of 'dumping' Cannabis on Israel

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 7, 2024

Canada's cannabis industry stepped up when Israel faced a medical-marijuana shortage. But companies there think they're being hurt by "dumping." When it comes to weed, Canada stands tall in the world. Pot producers may be struggling in a saturated market here at home, but Canada is among the world's

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Thailand set to ban Recreational Marijuana over concerns it will cause ‘wider drug problems’

Thailand set to ban Recreational Marijuana over concerns it will cause ‘wider drug problems’

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 6, 2024

Thailand Government Plans Urgent Bill to Ban Recreational Use of Cannabis. Thailand’s government will urgently move a bill to ban the recreational use of cannabis, the health minister said on Tuesday, after the kingdom decriminalised the drug in 2022. Cannabis was taken off the list of banned

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Ohio's Marijuana arms race must be snuffed out before it starts

Ohio's Marijuana arms race must be snuffed out before it starts

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 5, 2024

Advocate Calls for Ohio to Regulate Marijuana Sales Like Alcohol, Proposing State-Owned Stores for Responsible Oversight. Is a marijuana arms race coming to Ohio? Why weed should be sold only in state-owned stores. Supporters of Issue 2 last fall argued that marijuana should be regulated like

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Massachusetts Cannabis Business Owners’ Lawsuit Against the US Government Continues

Massachusetts Cannabis Business Owners’ Lawsuit Against the US Government Continues

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 5, 2024

The lawsuit was initially filed late last year, but experts believe it could potentially reach the supreme court. The saga continues for four Massachusetts-based business owners who filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Justice Department in an attempt to overturn cannabis prohibition. The plaintiffs

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Federal Government about to make a big change to Marijuana rules

Federal Government about to make a big change to Marijuana rules

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 5, 2024

It could come today, or in a few weeks, maybe within the next month. Whenever it happens, rescheduling marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act – which regulates what drugs are considered illegal and just how illegal they are – would be the biggest step the federal government has taken toward

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A running list of all lawsuits filed against New York Cannabis regulators

A running list of all lawsuits filed against New York Cannabis regulators

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 2, 2024

As New York’s Office of Cannabis Management launches applications for general marijuana business licensing, the agency is still fending off multiple lawsuits. The Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary program was halted in August, when a judge ordered an injunction preventing more CAURD

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Six months after legalization, Marijuana is still not widely available in Minnesota

Six months after legalization, Marijuana is still not widely available in Minnesota

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 2, 2024

Marijuana is legal in Minnesota, but that doesn’t mean it is widely available in all its forms. At least not yet. While products derived from Delta 8 THC and CBD have been on the market in the state since 2022, recreational marijuana in its pure form has only been legal for the past six months

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Ken Paxton sues five Texas cities that decriminalized Marijuana

Ken Paxton sues five Texas cities that decriminalized Marijuana

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 2, 2024

Texas Attorney General Sues Cities Over Marijuana Ordinances. Voters in Austin, San Marcos, Killeen, Elgin and Denton approved the policies in 2022. The attorney general said the ordinances are inconsistent with laws enacted by the Texas Legislature. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing five

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Governor predicts voters will decide fate of Marijuana

Governor predicts voters will decide fate of Marijuana

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Cannabis NewsFebruary 1, 2024

Florida Governor Predicts Recreational Marijuana Will Be on November Ballot. Gov. Ron DeSantis ignited a firestorm in cannabis circles after he predicted a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow adults 21 and older to use recreational marijuana will get on the November ballot. DeSantis

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Cannabis Ballot Initiative Title Rejected by Arkansas Attorney General

Cannabis Ballot Initiative Title Rejected by Arkansas Attorney General

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 31, 2024

In a letter, the AG explained the various issues with ballot title wording and sent suggestions back to advocates. Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin recently rejected a medical cannabis ballot measure because of its title. The Arkansas Medical Cannabis Amendment of 2024 was submitted on Jan. 12

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