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Cannabis hub plans for Christmas Island

AusCann has switched its focus from Norfolk to Christmas Island as it forges ahead with plans to grow and export medicinal cannabis crops.

An Australian company is now eyeing Christmas Island as a hub to grow and export medicinal cannabis.

AusCann is excited about federal government plans to allow the controlled cultivation of cannabis for medicinal and scientific purposes.

It wants to become the first Australian company involved in the commercial production of medicinal cannabis for export to Europe and elsewhere.

The company initially wanted to grow its crops on Norfolk Island.

But the end of self-governance in the offshore territory, among other frustrations, has seen the company switch its focus to Christmas Island.

Mon
19
Oct

The South Says No to Marijuana but Yes to Hemp

LEXINGTON, Ky. • For more than 100 years, Jane Harrod’s family set aside a corner of their farm to grow tobacco. The 20 acres they grew when she was a girl was only a fraction of the 400 acres the family owned outside of town but it promised good money — about $1,000 an acre.

“Most all of us farmers raised some tobacco,” said Harrod, 63, of Lexington, Ky. “Tobacco definitely put the clothes on our backs when we were kids.”

But tobacco isn’t the reliable cash crop it once was. That has Harrod and hundreds of other farmers across the South revisiting a plant from deep in the region’s past: industrial hemp.

Mon
19
Oct

Legal cannabis industry veteran: We're just getting started

Veteran cannabis entrepreneur Christian Hageseth says the legal cannabis industry is rapidly evolving and on the verge of explosive growth.
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Where is the legal marijuana industry heading?
 
If you ask a veteran cannabis entrepreneur like Christian Hageseth, he’ll tell you the industry is approaching an era of explosive growth, with innovations that we can’t yet fully anticipate.
 
Mon
19
Oct

Medical marijuana consultant arrested for 60 plants at home

A medical marijuana consultant in Massachusetts is facing charges after police say they found more than 60 marijuana plants at his home.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports 41-year-old Ezra Parzybok is scheduled to be arraigned next month on charges that include possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.

Court records indicate police found 67 marijuana plants, 59 jars of hash oil and $1,640 in cash in a September search of his Northampton home.

He has been a vocal medical marijuana advocate and talks openly about his business, which advises licensed medical marijuana patients about different strains of the drug.

Sun
18
Oct

Warren mayor proposes medical marijuana regulations

Concerns over the medical marijuana industry aren’t just heating up in Detroit.

Across 8 Mile in neighboring Warren, Mayor Jim Fouts is proposing registration requirements along with other regulations to govern where medical marijuana can be grown, how it can be transported, and controls on odors.

His proposal is prompted, the mayor said, by concerns about growing medical marijuana in residential areas.

Fouts said his proposal “goes much beyond what the state Legislature is doing” and would “control the whole aspect of medical marijuana growing in the neighborhoods.”

Sun
18
Oct

Federal government to allow farmers to grow medicinal cannabis legally

Medicinal marijuana products are shown at the 250-member Pinoleville Pomo Nation in Ukiah, California January 23, 2015. An initial 10,000-square-foot state-of-the art greenhouse is scheduled to be erected within weeks on the land, in a joint marijuana production and processing venture with FoxBarry Farms of Kansas and the United Cannabis Corporation of Colorado. It's widely believed to be the first of its kind in the nation. The pioneering venture could signal a major wave of new marijuana operations across the nation to bring green to tribal bank accounts.

Sat
17
Oct

Should Portland Create a Marijuana Retail Zone?

Portland Commissioner Dan Saltzman has proposed a measure that would limit regulation on newly functioning recreational marijuana facilities by creating a “marijuana retail zone” in the city’s downtown area. Members of the community sounded off to GoLocal about the idea of a “green-light district.”

 

Saltzman said he wants to eliminate a rule that forbids two marijuana businesses from operating within 1,000 feet of one another in Portland’s central city, which includes downtown Portland and the Lloyd District. Marijuana businesses and dispensaries would still be required to be at least 1,000 feet away from a school.

Fri
16
Oct

Marie Brizard to Launch ‘Daring’ Cannabis Vodka

The French drinks group, which recently changed its name from Belvedere, describes Shotka as a “premium” cannabis-flavoured vodka targeted towards “rebellious night-clubbing fans”.

First launched in Spain this summer in partnership with nightlife company Matinée Group, Shotka is said to have the “unique” taste of cannabis, without its narcotic effects.

Spanish actress Rossy de Palma promoted Shotka through a video teaser played at Matinée Group’s Circuit Festival, while 600 Shotka parties were held around the country.

The brand now plans to roll out acorss the US, Canada, Poland, Denmark, Bulgaria, France, Lithuania, Estonia, Georgia and Ukrains, as well as global travel retail.

Fri
16
Oct

Ethical considerations when advising a business regarding marijuana-related actives

In the prior installment in this series, we discussed the ethical considerations triggered by a lawyer personally using marijuana. To summarize, the ethical prohibition regarding criminal conduct by the attorney only applies to crimes that reflect on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness to practiced law (so-called “crimes of moral turpitude”). Our conclusion was that a lawyer using marijuana, without more, does not create an ethical problem under Rule 8.4(b), as long as the attorney is not under the influence while practicing. 

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16
Oct

Portland City Commissioner Wants To Create A 'Green Light District' For Marijuana Stores

Portland, Oregon is home to one of the best marijuana scenes on the planet, and it’s getting better everyday. There are so many marijuana stores in Portland right now that you can almost drive down any busy street and see multiple marijuana stores. Oregon has always been home to amazing marijuana growers, and now many of those growers are taking their harvests to PDX stores to sell them to the masses. Portland’s City Commissioner Dan Saltzman wants to create a ‘green light district’ in Portland to concentrate marijuana outlets. Per Willamette Week:

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