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Apple Secretly Joined Amazon In Advancing Commercial Cannabis Reform
This past summer, Apple secretly joined the ranks of Amazon as a global company working to advocate for policy reform of the commercial regulated cannabis industry.
Social Equity 2.0: Minority Cannabis Business Association to...
Despite broadly stated support for addressing the harms of cannabis prohibition and creating diversity in the cannabis industry, the barriers to entry for minority operators have continued to stifle progress to advance social equity efforts. As we look to fulfill the promises made through...
Can This Family Get a Stake in the Big Business of Marijuana?
NEW YORK TIMES
New Jersey’s cannabis law was partly designed to remedy wrongs in a criminal justice system that disproportionately ensnares Black and Latino people. But the hurdles for small-business owners are high.
LA County moves closer to licensing commercial cannabis businesses
LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS
The framework authorized by the board allows for up to 25 retail, 25 delivery, 10 cultivation, 10 manufacturing, 10 distribution and 10 testing licenses.
Synthetic THC from hemp may soon compete with marijuana in Michigan
A process that converts compounds in hemp cannabis that don’t get you high to synthetic compounds that do, may be soon be legal in Michigan.
N.J. weed workers moving full steam ahead to unionize despite delay in cannabis market
Cannabis workers, from “budtenders” to packagers, are rushing to unionize.
New York Lawmakers Send Marijuana Licensing And Equity Bill To Governor’s Desk
The New York Senate and Assembly have approved a bill to provide provisional marijuana cultivator and processor licenses for existing hemp businesses that take certain steps to promote equity in the emerging industry. The measure now heads to the governor’s desk. Sponsored by Assembly Majority Leade…
New York changing medical pot rule prohibiting strain names
New York’s Cannabis Control Board loosened restrictions Thursday that had banned the use...
Illegal marijuana markets sprout up in Syracuse as sellers don’t wait for state rules
Edibles, joints, pot plants and marijuana are readily available in “CNY’s best-kept cannabis secret.”
OREGON SENATE PASSES BILL ON CANNABIS ENFORCEMENT - KQEN News Radio
On Thursday, the Oregon Senate passed legislation regarding illegal cannabis enforcement. Senate Bill 1564 was approved on a 23-1 vote. A release from Oregon Senate Democrats said the legislation authorizes the Oregon Department of Agriculture to impose a temporary
Potential Changes to Oregon Cannabis Testing: OHA Proposes Additional Marijuana and Hemp Testing
EMERGE LAW GROUP
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has published proposed rule amendments that would subject certain marijuana and hemp items to additional testing, namely mycotoxin, microbiological contaminates, and heavy metals testing. See the notice of proposed rulemaking and rule revisions here. OHA claims that the cost of the additional testing – set to go in effect in…
🎧 Mainstream Weedia: The case against legalization
KOIN PODCAST NETWORK
This week we talk to Randy Philbrick. He opposes legal cannabis and says that the potential for harm is still too great.
Virginia Senate votes to allow recreational marijuana sales in September - Virginia Mercury
The Virginia Senate voted to speed up the timeline for retail marijuana sales Tuesday, approving a plan that would allow existing medical dispensaries to open sales to the general public in September. And, in what senators framed as a bid to give Virginia farmers a piece of what is expected to be a…
Washington state cannabis delivery illegal, judge reaffirms
MARIJUANA BUSINESS DAILY
A judge in Washington state ruled that a retail marijuana company violated state law by using a cannabis delivery service.
Takeaways from Our Conversation on More M&As, Cannabis ‘Frappucinos’ on Tap for 2022
New Frontier Data, a producer of cannabis research and intelligence, released its “22 for 22 Report,” in January, which imparts a definitive air of
Crypto Cannabis Club To Launch The First NFT-Powered Cannabis Brand
Crypto Cannabis Club, an NFT collection and Metaverse community for crypto and cannabis enthusiasts, recently announced the launch of the first ever NFT-powered cannabis brand.
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