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Democrats urge Biden administration to deschedule Marijuana

Democrats urge Biden administration to deschedule Marijuana

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 30, 2024

12 Senate Democrats, including Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, urged the DEA in a letter to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act altogether. Senate Democrats are putting new pressure on the Biden administration to ease federal restrictions on marijuana in a new letter to the Drug

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Lawyer for California woman avoiding jail in Marijuana stabbing stands by 'psychotic' defense: 'Not a con job'

Lawyer for California woman avoiding jail in Marijuana stabbing stands by 'psychotic' defense: 'Not a con job'

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 29, 2024

Bryn Spejcher's defense warns of 'high potency marijuana' California woman smoked before killing boyfriend. Lawyers for the California woman who avoided prison time in the killing her boyfriend after succumbing to a cannabis-induced psychosis are warning that extra potent marijuana strains from

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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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NY leaders urge Biden Administration to accelerate federal Marijuana decriminalization

NY leaders urge Biden Administration to accelerate federal Marijuana decriminalization

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 29, 2024

Senator Gillibrand Urges Biden Administration to Decriminalize Marijuana federally. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on the Biden Administration to do more when it comes to decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level. She wants the drug completely de-scheduled. Malika Bellamy is the

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Ukraine approves monumental Cannabis legislation

Ukraine approves monumental Cannabis legislation

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 26, 2024

Ukraine Officially Approves Medicinal Use of Cannabis. In December 2023, Ukrainian Parliament officially approved a bill originally drafted in Feb 2022 legalising the medicinal use of cannabis. 248 MPs voted in favour of the bill, a result that was expected given the early approval of the first

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Cruise passengers discovered with 70kg of Cannabis on ship, court filings allege

Cruise passengers discovered with 70kg of Cannabis on ship, court filings allege

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 26, 2024

Two guests aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship have been discovered with more than 100 bags of marijuana. The passengers aboard Norwegian Joy allegedly had about 71.9kg of cannabis as they were preparing to depart Miami for Southampton in the UK on January 11. The couple, named as Michael

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Virginia Senate subcommittee advances Marijuana legislation

Virginia Senate subcommittee advances Marijuana legislation

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 26, 2024

A Virginia Senate subcommittee has advanced legislation that would establish a retail market for marijuana in Virginia. The panel considered two measures during a meeting Thursday morning, advancing one that would authorize sales beginning in January 2025. “We know that adult-possession cannabis has

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President Biden Needs Cannabis To Win In 2024

President Biden Needs Cannabis To Win In 2024

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 25, 2024

I cover the cannabis industry, psychedelics, culture, and innovation. A recent poll found positive impressions of President Biden improve by double-digits if he reschedules cannabis. The youth rejoiced when President Biden pushed through hard-fought financial aid in the form an additional $5 billion

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South Dakota Senate Kills Bill Forcing Marijuana Shops To Warn Patients Of Fed Firearms Ban

South Dakota Senate Kills Bill Forcing Marijuana Shops To Warn Patients Of Fed Firearms Ban

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 25, 2024

The South Dakota Senate Health and Human Services Committee rejected two marijuana bills previously approved by the House. The committee killed the controversial House Bill 1036 on Wednesday that would have forced dispensaries to notify medical marijuana patients about federal restrictions on gun

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Marijuana activist Chris Enns says he's leaving the industry behind as charges dropped

Marijuana activist Chris Enns says he's leaving the industry behind as charges dropped

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 24, 2024

Drug charges from 2017 withdrawn, but Enns will forfeit $46K seized by police during traffic stop. A Halifax-area medical marijuana activist who faced repeated police scrutiny says he is leaving the cannabis industry behind, a move that comes as a federal prosecutor announced Monday he was

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Maryland Republicans push back against Cannabis odor law, but repeal seems unlikely

Maryland Republicans push back against Cannabis odor law, but repeal seems unlikely

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 24, 2024

The Hemp Feed Coalition Announces Hemp Seed Meal Approved for Laying Hens. Republicans are pushing to repeal a controversial Maryland law that prohibits police from pulling over and searching drivers simply because they smell of marijuana, but Democratic leaders say they aren’t interested in

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Mississippi restrictions on Medical Marijuana advertising upheld by federal judge

Mississippi restrictions on Medical Marijuana advertising upheld by federal judge

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 24, 2024

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the owner of a medical marijuana dispensary who says state regulations that forbid him from advertising in most media amount to censorship A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the owner of a medical marijuana dispensary who sued

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‘Boss’ behind Cannabis operation arranged murder to send a message

‘Boss’ behind Cannabis operation arranged murder to send a message

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 24, 2024

It was a “large and sophisticated criminal enterprise and he was situated at the top as a boss,” the prosecutor said. A Mississauga man arranged a 2020 murder to protect his reputation as the head of a “sophisticated” GTA cannabis operation, prosecutors say. Mahmoud Al-Ramahi took pride in being the

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Florida To Vote On Marijuana Legalization On 2024 Ballot, DeSantis Suggests

Florida To Vote On Marijuana Legalization On 2024 Ballot, DeSantis Suggests

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 23, 2024

Florida Governor Anticipates Supreme Court Approval for Adult-Use Marijuana Initiative, Setting Stage for 2024 Ballot. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has stated that the Supreme Court will approve the initiative for adult-use marijuana initiative, which potentially can pave the way for the state to vote

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Check Out Seth Rogen And Evan Goldberg’s Latest Rolling Paper Collab

Check Out Seth Rogen And Evan Goldberg’s Latest Rolling Paper Collab

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 23, 2024

Houseplant and OCB Announce Partnership: Premium Line of Rolling Papers and Cones to Debut on February 16. In an exclusive reveal ahead of its official announcement, Houseplant, the cannabis lifestyle brand co-founded by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Michael Mohr, has formed a partnership with OCB

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Police learn about Medical Marijuana

Police learn about Medical Marijuana

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 23, 2024

Law Enforcement Trains for Challenges in the Medical Marijuana Age. Challenges faced by law enforcement in the medical marijuana age brought together police, probation officers and park rangers for training at the Adams County Emergency Services Center Tuesday. “This was our first step. I want all

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German minister aims for Cannabis Legalization by spring

German minister aims for Cannabis Legalization by spring

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 22, 2024

German Health Minister Pushes for Cannabis Legalization Despite Opposition: Cannabis Act Expected to Pass Bundestag in February. German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach hopes the Cannabis Act will be passed by the Bundestag in February and come into force in April, despite opposition to legalizing

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About 130 pounds of Marijuana found in car on commercial transport, officials say

About 130 pounds of Marijuana found in car on commercial transport, officials say

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 22, 2024

More than 100 pounds of marijuana was discovered inside of a car being transported on the interstate in Mississippi, authorities say. While making a traffic stop on a commercial vehicle transport on Interstate 20 Friday, deputies with the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Team

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Arizona tried adding equity into Marijuana Licensing. Dispensary chains still took over

Arizona tried adding equity into Marijuana Licensing. Dispensary chains still took over

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 22, 2024

Would-be partners have offered Abel Ochoa "crazy amounts of money" for the social equity marijuana license he and his cousin own. "I had somebody offer me $17 million," he said, laughing. "If I would've just took the money, like yeah, that would've been nice. But what, what would've been the purpose

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Federal Ban on Cannabis Users Owning Guns Unconstitutional Says Ron DeSantis

Federal Ban on Cannabis Users Owning Guns Unconstitutional Says Ron DeSantis

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 22, 2024

Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis says he believes the Federal ban on cannabis users owning guns is unconstitutional. To the surprise of many, given his previous record on cannabis, DeSantis told the audience at a campaign event in New Hampshire on Friday: ‘I think if you’re using a legal

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