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Colorado Hemp Plan Wins Approval From Federal Government (And Willie Nelson)

Published August 10, 2021 By: Ben Adlin  Regulators at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have given the go-ahead to Colorado's hemp management plan, which will govern the state's sizable industry for the crop and ensure that businesses there continue to operate in compliance with f...


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Half Of New Jersey Towns Poised To Ban Cannabis Businesses

 BY MATT KATZ, WNYC AUG. 9, 2021 1:45 P.M.  New Jerseyans overwhelmingly wanted the right to buy legal cannabis. Just not in their own towns—not yet, anyway. Faced with an August 21st deadline to opt out of cannabis operations or be locked into it for five years, almost half of the state's...


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California: Wine grape growers lose labor to cannabis farms - Cannabis News

Amid a years-long labor shortage, workers in California’s wine region are headed to cannabis jobs offering better pay, working conditions.

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California’s legal marijuana will outsell the black market in 5 years, forecast says

California’s black market for marijuana still rakes in more cash than the state’s legal cannabis industry, but a new analysis suggests the dynamic could flip within five years.

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Napa County Ballot to Include Initiative for Commercial Cannabis Cultivation

Will wine tasters be set off their cabernet sauvignon should Napa County decide to allow farmers to legally grow marijuana? Local vineyard industry leaders told the Napa County Board of Supervisors that they would at a meeting on Tuesday. In response, the board decided to send the issue of local pot grows to the county’s voters in next year’s March elections.

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California Says Its Cannabis Revenue Has Fallen Short Of Estimates, Despite Gains

California's cannabis excise tax generated only $74.2 million in the second quarter of 2019, the state says, announcing numbers that are short of projections that were set months ago. It's the latest sign that the country's largest marijuana market has struggled to take off since sales of recreational pot became legal last year.

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Massachusetts is moving forward with marijuana cafes - Cannabis News

As more and more recreational marijuana shops open across Massachusetts, state regulators turned their focus Thursday toward the next frontier of the industry’s rollout: Social consumption establishments.

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Pot Industry in California Hit by Wildfires - Cannabis News

Burgeoning recreational marijuana industry is being hit by some of the worst fires in state history.

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Adults Are Using Cannabis More Than Ever - Cannabis News

If you think you’re the only one you know lighting up, you probably aren’t.

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KS lawmakers consider measure to conduct research into uses of industrial hemp

PLEVNA, Kan. State lawmakers in Kansas are considering measures to conduct research into the uses of industrial hemp.

The product comes from a sativa plant, like marijuana, but the hemp plant looks much different and is used to create thousands of products.

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Denver approves first social marijuana license, allowing vaping and edibles in Lincoln Park coffee shop - Cannabis News

A Denver coffee shop received city approval Monday for the nation’s first business license to allow marijuana use by patrons under a 2016 voter-approved initiative.

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Arkansas names 5 companies picked to grow medical marijuana - Cannabis News

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas took the first step Tuesday toward launching its medical marijuana program, as state regulators named the five businesses they intend to license to grow the drug.

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Support for marijuana legalization surges to record high, Fox News poll finds - Cannabis News

Support for legalizing marijuana has reached an all-time high, according to a recent poll conducted by Fox News.

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In Seattle US old-timers rediscover the high life on cannabis tours - Cannabis News

Forget bingo, tea dances and seaside trips. Residents from a chain of Seattle retirement homes are going on Pot for Beginners tours to learn about – and buy – cannabis in the city, where it’s now legal.

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More Businesses Removing Cannabis Testing From Pre-Employment Processes – Cannabis News

The Mountain States Employers Council (MSEC) did a survey in December that indicated a shift in employer attitudes toward cannabis.

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California Marijuana Growers Reel From Cannabis Farms Consumed By Wildfires

Mike Ray stands on what's left of his marijuana farm, following the Butte Fire in Calaveras County, California, in mid-September, 2015.  Image: Mike Ray via IBTimes.com
 
The 2015 wildfire season, among the worst in recent memory, took a major toll on the state’s marijuana industry.
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UGA researcher's maps show where pot's expensive and where it's not

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A University of Georgia graduate student used crowdsourcing to take a look at marijuana prices across the country.
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California cannabis farms under threat from wildfires

A wildfire rages near Clearlake, California. Photo: AP

Growers of medical cannabis say smoke is affecting crops.

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Rural Maryland sees jobs, not vice, in medical marijuana

Hagerstown City Park Historic District. Photo: Heather Holman via Wikimedia Commons

Boston approves first medical marijuana dispensary

A medical marijuana dispensary has been given conditional approval for 21 Milk Street in Boston. Image: Jessica Bartlett

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