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Nov

The cannabis cocktail trend is pretty much gone in Los Angeles

Long before adult-use cannabis consumption became legal in California on January 1, CBD cocktails were incredibly popular throughout Los Angeles. But a recent look shows that these cocktails have almost disappeared from the LA landscape, while Southern California health departments and restaurants determine how to manage shifts in the policy landscape.

Tue
13
Nov

How losing pro-marijuana Republicans in congress could affect legalization

Last Tuesday, Democrats retook control of the House of Representatives, a development that many marijuana advocates celebrated, writes Joseph Misulonas. But now some are wondering if losing pro-cannabis Republicans may actually hurt the cause.

Tue
13
Nov

'Cannabis law' is a budding industry for Michigan attorneys

With the passage of Proposal 1 in last Tuesday's midterm election, Michigan attorneys are gearing up for an influx of people interested in the business side of the budding marijuana industry.

The doors seem to have swung wide open for marijuana businesses in Michigan. The excitement is there. But is the legal advice?

Cities across Michigan soon will have to develop local regulations and tax codes for marijuana businesses. All of this forthcoming motion into a new, highly sought-after industry also means attorneys will be weeding through hundreds of calls from new, potential clients who are looking to navigate the legal landscape of it all.

Tue
13
Nov

Michigan's recreational marijuana law should take effect next month

Local government and law enforcement officials in Michigan are beginning to digest the fact their state will be the first in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana use.

Proposal 1, the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, passed easily in Tuesday’s elections. Michigan Secretary of State figures show the measure garnered a 55 percent vote in favor with 82 of 83 counties reporting as of Wednesday afternoon.

Tue
13
Nov

The United Kingdom will soon have first cannabis-infused restaurant

On November 1, the United Kingdom legalized medical cannabis treatments. Adult use, however, remains under prohibition. And as happens in many cases when cannabis legalization is both popular and desired but barred by prohibition, interest is rapidly growing in the next best thing: cannabidiol, or CBD. Despite the prohibition on cannabis, hemp CBD products are legal in the U.K., as are hemp agricultural products. This creates openings for businesses to capitalize on consumer demand for cannabis with legal hemp and CBD products. And The Canna Kitchen, located in Brighton, is the first restaurant to do exactly that.

Tue
13
Nov

Texas representative introduces bill to decriminalize marijuana

State Rep. Joe Moody, a Democrat from El Paso, introduced a bill on Monday to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in the Texas House of Representatives. The measure, House Bill 63, was submitted by Moody on the first day of the pre-filing period for the 2019 legislative session.

If passed, “a person who knowingly or intentionally possesses a usable quantity of marihuana [sic] in an amount that is one ounce or less does not commit an offense but is liable to the state for a civil penalty not to exceed $250,” according to the text of the bill.

Tue
13
Nov

Cathedral City just opened SoCal’s first legal consumption lounge

The issue with legalization in California—and many other adult-use states—is that there aren’t many places to legally consume cannabis in public. Many argue this contributes to making “legalization” a scam: how is weed legal if you can only consume it in your home without consequence? One Southern California desert community is providing a solution to that problem. Cathedral City Lounge, located in the Coachella Valley, made history opening the region’s first licensed on-site consumption bar on Wednesday, October 31.

Mon
12
Nov

Blue Moon's founding brewer pops top on cannabis-infused beer

The founding brewmaster behind Blue Moon beer has a new beer that delivers a different kind of buzz. Keith Villa, who invented Blue Moon Belgian Wheat more than two decades ago, next month will launch the first beer from new venture CERIA Brewing Co. But Grainwave Belgian-Style White Ale will be quite different than Blue Moon.

For starters, the beverage has no alcohol and includes 5 milligrams of THC, the high-producing ingredient found in cannabis plants. Made with blood orange peel and coriander, the ale "has a richer, deeper orange character and a little different type of bitterness because of the cannabinoids," Villa said.

Mon
12
Nov

Canada's cannabis law is making things weird for people who sell marijuana paraphernalia

On the day marijuana became legal in Canada, Jon Keefe, a co-owner of a cannabis accessories store in St. John's, N.L., had a "strange visit" from the province's new pot regulators.

There were several customers browsing through Dabber Hashery, which carries items like glassware cleaners and electronic vaporizers, when two inspectors from the Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation (NCL) walked in.

"They took a really brief look around and then told us that we weren't allowed to have the word 'cannabis' printed anywhere inside our store or our staff clothing," Keefe told Day 6.

"They actually further told us that we weren't allowed to identify any of the things that we were selling as cannabis accessories."

Mon
12
Nov

Marijuana is emerging among California's vineyards, offering promise and concern

It is the fall harvest here in this fertile stretch of oaks and hills that produces some of the country’s best wine. This season, though, workers also are plucking the sticky, fragrant flowers of a new crop.

Marijuana is emerging among the vineyards, not as a rival to the valley’s grapes but as a high-value commodity that could help reinvigorate a fading agricultural tradition along the state’s Central Coast. Brushed by ocean breeze, cannabis has taken root, offering promise and prompting the age-old question of whether there can be too much of a good thing.

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