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Recreational pot sales Kick Off in Vermont


Three stores opened in Vermont on Saturday.

Recreational marijuana sales officially launched in Vermont over the weekend, with stores in three communities opening their doors to customers on Saturday.

The three retailers to open this weekend were FLORA Cannabis in Middlebury, Mountain Girl Cannabis in Rutland and CeresMED in Burlington, according to the Associated Press, which noted that a “fourth business has been licensed to sell recreational pot but isn’t ready to do so yet.”

The Burlington Free Press reported on the grand opening at Ceres in Burlington, where the newspaper said that “a line of a couple hundred people stretching from the storefront around the corner and down an alley” had gathered for the occasion.


Milwaukee Company produces CBD locally and organically


RA! Is an all-natural hemp and wellness company, and lifestyle brand, founded by Richard Bowman.

RA!—a play on the word raw— offers cannabidiol (CBD) edibles, tinctures and topicals crafted through a trademarked Whole Spectrum™ processing method that captures CBD and all ancillary cannabinoids.

Bowman, a musician and real estate agent, works with research & development specialist Alla Tsypin, an herbalist of 25 years and co-founder of Madison-based Nessalla craft kombucha. Tsypin had sold Nessalla in 2020 and wanted to get back to her herbalist roots.


Marijuana users offered broad job protections in DC

A new law offers marijuana users broad employment protections in Washington, DC.

The Marijuana Employment Protections Amendment Act of 2022 prohibits employers from adversely affecting the employment of any person who uses marijuana, even if they test positive for the drug. The law will become effective on or after July 13, 2023.

DC’s law will prohibit employers from refusing to hire a job candidate or terminating, suspending, failing to promote, or demoting an employee, or otherwise penalizing an individual based on their use of marijuana, status as a medical marijuana patient, or testing positive for marijuana absent impairment.


OSHA: Holyoke Marijuana Worker Died From Inhalation of Ground Cannabis Dust

HOLYOKE - Federal regulators are alleging that a cannabis worker died early this year from inhaling ground-marijuana dust at an indoor grow operation in Holyoke.

In a summary of its investigation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said that on Jan. 7 an employee of the cannabis giant Trulieve was grinding cannabis and packaging it into pre-rolled joints when she complained that she couldn’t breath. Ultimately, OSHA investigators said she was killed “due to the hazards of ground cannabis dust.” Few other details are contained in OSHA’s report.


Buffalo firefighter’s termination raises questions about state protections for some Medical Marijuana patients

The case filed by former Buffalo firefighter Scott Martin could have big implications for municipal governments and private employers in future contract negotiations with unions to account for the state's new marijuana laws.

An attorney for the City of Buffalo argued Thursday in State Supreme Court that the Compassionate Care Act does not apply to all New Yorkers and creates a liability for the city if it were to allow firefighters and workers in similar public safety roles to use cannabis, even if medically prescribed.

Houston, We Have a Cannabis Problem!


It’s time to respond to our next major drug epidemic.

For years, the opioid crisis has been the leading concern when it comes to substance use. There’s certainly good reason for this emphasis, but as a result, the harms associated with other drugs have successfully been able to avoid the spotlight.

In my view, cannabis use is now the biggest contributor to mental health and substance use problems that, up until quite recently, nobody was talking about. While it may not be the most toxic substance on earth, it is arguably the one where the largest chasm exists between its actual dangers (which are substantial) and its perceived dangers (which to a lot of people are zero).


Nevada Supreme Court sides with Employer in Marijuana Dispute


Demonstrating the challenges of differing state and federal laws with regard to marijuana, the Nevada Supreme Court dismissed a complaint filed by an employee terminated for a positive marijuana test.

A table games dealer at Palace Station, Danny Ceballos worked for more than a year without any performance or disciplinary issues. Toward the end of his shift on June 25, 2020, however, he slipped and fell in the break room.

Palace Station security responded, first assisting him and then requiring him to submit a drug test. The test came back positive for marijuana, and Palace Station terminated Ceballos.


Mockingbird facility up and running to provide medical marijuana

JACKSON - What a difference a few months have made. The Mockingbird facility, which we first toured in January, is up and running and developing medical marijuana.

3 On Your Side has an update on Mockingbird and the work to make sure those who need the product will have access to it.

This is what Mockingbird looked like in January and then in February. This is the facility today. Employees are on site and work is underway for medical marijuana.


Cannabis Testing Company may lose license for falsely inflating THC levels


RENO - A Las Vegas-based facility that intentionally manipulated cannabis testing results will likely face disciplinary action after state regulators denied the company’s motion to dismiss the action Tuesday.

The Cannabis Compliance Board voted unanimously to reject Lettucetest LLC’s motion to dismiss disciplinary action against the company that could see it lose a marijuana business license and be barred from operating in the industry for 10 years.


Ontario made $520M from pot last year. So why do retailers say they're struggling?

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Ontario Cannabis Stores, the province's pot supplier, charges a 31% mark-up to retailers.

The province of Ontario made more than a half a billion dollars from the cannabis industry in the last fiscal year, according to public accounts released by the government on Friday.

But that $520 million is coming at least partially at the expense of struggling local retailers, according to Michael Armstrong, a business professor at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont.

"About 56 cents of every dollar you spend at a cannabis store goes to the businesses, the retailers and producers," Armstrong told CBC Toronto.

"The other 44 cents is going to government in one way or another," he added.


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