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State seeks to take possession of Studio 420, Liquid Courage in Alton after police raid

State seeks to take possession of Studio 420, Liquid Courage in Alton after police raid

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Cannabis NewsApril 12, 2024

Court documents say Zachary Yinger's businesses illegally sold cannabis. The Madison County State's Attorney's Office filed documents Wednesday to take possession of several properties, vehicles and almost $400,000 cash stemming from a police raid at Studio 420 and Liquid Courage in the 1100 block

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Head Of US FDA Says ‘No Reason’ DEA Should Delay Cannabis Rescheduling

Head Of US FDA Says ‘No Reason’ DEA Should Delay Cannabis Rescheduling

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Cannabis NewsApril 12, 2024

FDA Chief Urges DEA to Expedite Cannabis Rescheduling Decision. The head of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Robert Califf, told elected officials this week that he believes there is ‘no reason for the DEA to delay’ making its decision on cannabis rescheduling. During an hours-long hearing

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NY budget to embolden local police to combat illegal Cannabis shops

NY budget to embolden local police to combat illegal Cannabis shops

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Cannabis NewsApril 12, 2024

New York's Final Budget Targets Illicit Cannabis Sales and Supports Distressed Farmers. New York's final budget is expected to empower local law enforcement to independently padlock businesses that illegally sell cannabis to suppress thousands of illicit sales that burden its slow-growing legal

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New Report Sheds Light On US's $3.8B Illicit Cannabis Markets & Industry-Wide Impact

New Report Sheds Light On US's $3.8B Illicit Cannabis Markets & Industry-Wide Impact

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Cannabis NewsApril 10, 2024

The report issued by analysis firm Whitney Economics underscores the urgency of addressing delinquencies amidst ongoing federal reforms. Despite ongoing discussions surrounding federal reforms such as de-scheduling and safe banking, the report emphasizes the immediate challenges faced by everyday

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Federal Cannabis Decriminalization Bill To Be Reintroduced This Month

Federal Cannabis Decriminalization Bill To Be Reintroduced This Month

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Cannabis NewsApril 10, 2024

US Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, are planning to reintroduce a federal cannabis decriminalization bill. In a ‘letter to colleagues’, seen by Politico, Schumer, Senator Ron Wyden, and Senator Cory Booker have called on other Senators to co-sponsor the Cannabis

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French mayor arrested after 154lb of Cannabis found at home

French mayor arrested after 154lb of Cannabis found at home

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Cannabis NewsApril 9, 2024

20 gold bars and almost a kilo of cocaine were also found in searches, which also took place at the mairie, and the pharmacy where she works. Large quantities of cannabis, cocaine, gold bars, and cash have been found at the home of a mayor in central-eastern France, the local prosecutor has said

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No International Backlash Over Canada’s Cannabis Legalization, Says Canadian PM

No International Backlash Over Canada’s Cannabis Legalization, Says Canadian PM

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Cannabis NewsApril 8, 2024

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Dispels Fears of International Backlash Over Cannabis Legalization. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that fears of an international backlash after legalizing adult-use cannabis in 2018 were entirely unfounded, offering hope to nations considering

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What to expect if/when Marijuana is rescheduled or de-scheduled under Controlled Substances Act

What to expect if/when Marijuana is rescheduled or de-scheduled under Controlled Substances Act

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Cannabis NewsApril 8, 2024

Legal Advisors Speculate on Potential Impact of Marijuana Rescheduling. In the evolving cannabis industry, legal advisors are frequently asked what to expect if the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency reschedules or de-schedules marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act, or CSA. Because marijuana

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Which Ohio Marijuana convictions could be expunged as part of pending bill?

Which Ohio Marijuana convictions could be expunged as part of pending bill?

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Cannabis NewsApril 5, 2024

There is a behind-the-scenes effort at the Ohio Statehouse right now to put a new marijuana law on the books. “Some of these old convictions for marijuana, you know, let it go,” Representative Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) said. No bill has been formally introduced. However, Seitz revealed he and

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Black market Cannabis thrives in California despite legalization

Black market Cannabis thrives in California despite legalization

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Cannabis NewsApril 5, 2024

A funny thing happened on the way to cannabis legalization: illegal pot is still big business. In the decade since the first states legalized recreational marijuana, about half the country has moved to allow adults to buy regulated pot from authorized sources. But in some states, that's been more

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New York Supreme Court Judge Strikes Down Some Cannabis Regulations, Unsettling Industry Stakeholders

New York Supreme Court Judge Strikes Down Some Cannabis Regulations, Unsettling Industry Stakeholders

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Cannabis NewsApril 5, 2024

Albany County Supreme Court Judge Strikes Down Portion of New York's Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations. In an odd turn of events, an Albany County Supreme Court judge struck down some, not all as previously thought, of New York’s adult-use cannabis regulations. The ruling, which deemed the regulations

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Austria stepping up police checks in border areas after Germany liberalizes Cannabis rules

Austria stepping up police checks in border areas after Germany liberalizes Cannabis rules

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Cannabis NewsApril 4, 2024

Austria Increases Border Police Checks After Germany's Cannabis Legalization. Austria will step up police checks near its border with Germany after its neighbor legalized the possession of limited amounts of cannabis for recreational use, the country’s top security official said Tuesday. Germany’s

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Massachusetts council approves pardoning people with misdemeanor Cannabis convictions

Massachusetts council approves pardoning people with misdemeanor Cannabis convictions

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Cannabis NewsApril 4, 2024

Massachusetts Approves Governor's Plan to Pardon Misdemeanor Marijuana Offenses. A Massachusetts council on Wednesday approved Governor Maura Healey's plan to pardon tens of thousands of people convicted of misdemeanor marijuana charges going back decades. The pardons approved by the Governor's

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New rules for Delta-8 and other Hemp-infused products

New rules for Delta-8 and other Hemp-infused products

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Cannabis NewsApril 4, 2024

Georgia's New Law Requires Testing and Age Restrictions for Hemp-Infused Products. A new law will require testing for hemp-infused edibles, drinks and other consumable hemp products and restrict their sales to those over the age of 21. Why it matters: The sale of products with Delta-8 and other

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Legal Marijuana Is Making Roads Deadlier

Legal Marijuana Is Making Roads Deadlier

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Cannabis NewsApril 4, 2024

Cannabis-related traffic fatalities are a threat to public safety, but governments need to get serious. Marijuana legalization is killing a lot of people. Not slowly — though some studies suggest that it may be doing that, too — but quickly, in car crashes. It’s one more symptom of the disastrous

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Is Marijuana decriminalization helping Chinese mafias in the U.S.?

Is Marijuana decriminalization helping Chinese mafias in the U.S.?

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Cannabis NewsApril 4, 2024

Cannabis farms have become a source of mayhem that needs to be contained. Chinese gangsters are taking advantage of a patchwork of marijuana legislation across the United States to expand their criminal enterprises, setting up shop in states like Oklahoma where medicinal marijuana is legal and where

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Arizona seeing green over Marijuana sales and taxes

Arizona seeing green over Marijuana sales and taxes

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Cannabis NewsApril 3, 2024

The state brought in over $1,4 billion between its recreational and medical programs. Recreational marijuana sales in Arizona reached a record-breaking $1.1 billion in 2023, according to state reports. Pima County, home to over 20 marijuana dispensaries, collected over $4.5 million in tax revenue

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April Fool's Joke Reminds Of Marijuana Issue

April Fool's Joke Reminds Of Marijuana Issue

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Cannabis NewsApril 2, 2024

Neighboring towns allow recreational marijuana stores, a billboard on Route 83 in Elmhurst advertises one of them. Elmhurst Alderman Jacob Hill lightened the mood at Monday's City Council meeting with an April Fool's joke. "I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the hard work of staff

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Springfield Marijuana Microbusiness License Revoked Due to Ineligibility

Springfield Marijuana Microbusiness License Revoked Due to Ineligibility

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Cannabis NewsApril 1, 2024

Springfield marijuana microbusiness has license revoked by regulator. The Missouri Division of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) has revoked nine microbusiness marijuana licenses after a review found them unable to meet strict, equitable eligibility rules, according to a DCR press release. The revoked

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Cannabis Dispensary worker ineligible for Chapter 13 relief

Cannabis Dispensary worker ineligible for Chapter 13 relief

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Cannabis NewsApril 1, 2024

US Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Rules on Cannabis Industry Employee's Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Petition. The U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel has found that an employee of a state-licensed cannabis business could not avail himself of Chapter 13 protection. The debtor, Scott Blumsack, is a full-time

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