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Two-year investigation of illicit weed market leads to multimillion dollar raids

In a reminder that marijuana legalization does not legalize the production of all marijuana, Colorado police announced that they spent Wednesday morning busting a large swath of unauthorized cannabis production. Officers seized an almost unbelievable total of $240 million in marijuana plants and $13.5 million in market-ready cannabis, in addition to a Porsche, a BMV, and a Mercedes Benz from middle to upper class homes across the Denver suburbs.

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Don't expect quick U.S. marijuana legalization based on polls showing support

You might look around and think that the legalization of marijuana in the U.S. is right around the corner. Thirty-three states have already legalized medical cannabis. Ten states have legalized recreational pot, with another big state -- Illinois -- on the way to doing so.

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This EU Country has become the first to allow free sale of CBD

Bulgaria has issued its first authorization for a company to sell hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD, products freely, in open markets.

According to official documents procured exclusively, Bulgaria’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, and the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, have issued a Free Certificate of Sale for a series of products containing CBD. The products, produced by Kannaway, a subsidiary of publicly traded cannabis company Medical Marijuana Inc. (OTC: MJNA), are now certified to “comply fully with relevant requirements of the Law on Foodstuffs of Republic of Bulgaria and of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of European Parliament and the Council on the hygiene of foodstuffs.”

The permit also allows for exports.

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The choice of treatment is back in the hands of the people of Colorado

In a huge victory for the people of Colorado, patients will be able to choose medical cannabis over any opioid treatment if they wish.

Residents in Colorado will soon be able to fully exercise the right to use what feels good for their health, as a bill that just recently passed in the Assembly will allow them to choose the type of medication they can take.

The bipartisan Senate Bill 13, which recently passed in the Colorado Assembly, was signed by Governor Polis and will become law in just a few days.

New Jersey recently implemented a similar law, according to which opioid addiction is a condition that qualifies for medical cannabis treatment.

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Maine officials set goal date for start of recreational marijuana sales

Maine, a state that legalized recreational marijuana in 2016, still doesn’t have a commercial marketplace for cannabis. But regulators say they at least have a plan for what that marketplace will look like, one they hope to have up and running by spring 2020. Maine’s medical cannabis industry operators and entrepreneurs eager to get a foothold in the consumer market aren’t too pleased with the draft rules, however. They say onerous requirements put small local producers at a major disadvantage and pave the way for a takeover by large cannabis corporations.

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Why Canadian border cannabis seizures have more than tripled

The number of cannabis seizures at approximately 1200 location entry points at the Canadian border has more than tripled.

A recent report from Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) shows an increase from half a million grams of cannabis being seized during the 2017-2018 fiscal year to more than 1.7 million grams the following year.

CBSA spokesperson Judith Gadbois-St-Cyr told Greencamp: “It appears that this increase is, in part, a result of increased positive declarations of cannabis.”

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Top 10 weed documentary shows: Cannabis documentaries worth watching

In my opinion, there’s no better way to learn something new on the topic that you’re already passionate about than by watching documentaries.

Since you’re here and reading this article, it’s safe to say that we both share a passion for cannabis.

When you Google weed-related things to watch, you’ll notice there’s a huge number of weed documentary movies, shows, and sitcoms. So, how to choose what’s good?

To save you time, I’ll be your reader’s digest with this list of 10 best weed documentaries that are worth your while.

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Analysis: Cannabis shops linked to lower crime, increased property values

When your state legalizes cannabis, there’s no guarantee that a store will open near you. That depends on your local city or county council, which regulates if and where retails stores are allowed.

As more municipal officials are faced with a decision to allow or ban cannabis dispensaries, a new study highlights those dispensaries’ links to lower crime, declining teen use, and increased property values.

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Why K-9 dogs in New York face an uncertain fate if marijuana is legalized

New York's newest police canines are learning their way in a 10,000-square-foot, Colonial-style dormitory nestled deep in the hilly woods off a winding road near Lake Otsego.

Skiff, Amber and Kelley — State Police's three narcotics-dogs-in-training, all named after fallen troopers — have lived there with their handlers since February, learning how to sniff out drugs in a basement obstacle course that includes a simulated three-room apartment, complete with a kitchen.

On the wall is a whiteboard listing all the drugs the dogs are being trained to detect — heroin, cocaine, MDMA, LSD, meth and PCP, among them.

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