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Tribe Embraces Recreational Marijuana Sales on Reservation Where Alcohol Is Banned

PINE RIDGE, S.D. — In a growing number of U.S. states, people can both drink alcohol and legally smoke recreational marijuana. In others, they can use alcohol but not pot. But on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, the opposite is true: Marijuana is legal, but booze is banned.

Citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe overwhelmingly voted in 2020 to legalize recreational and medical marijuana on their sprawling reservation, which has prohibited the sale and consumption of alcohol for more than 100 years.

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Gorham voters to decide on Marijuana Law

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GORHAM, NY – By Tuesday night, residents in Gorham may know if a town law opting out of the sale of marijuana in retail stores and its onsite consumption will stay on the books. 

 

 

 

Registered voters will decide to either keep the town law in place or repeal it in a vote scheduled from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Crystal Beach Fire Department, 4468 state Route 364, and Gorham Fire Department, 4676 Kearney Road. 

If the law is repealed, then the issue of whether to opt into allowing sales and consumption or not will go directly to the voters, this time to be included on a general election ballot rather than a Town Board vote.

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Voting group and cannabis company team up to register Coloradans to vote ahead of November

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When customers arrived at the Green Solutions cannabis dispensary in Edgewater, they were greeted by a colorful tent with a display of WANA Brands gummies and other fun games. What they didn’t expect was being asked, “Have you registered to vote?”  

WANA Brands and the League of Women Voters have partnered to get more young people registered for the General Election in November. WANA has supported the League of Women Voters through donations in the past. But this is the first time the two organizations collaborated on a voter registration event in Colorado, according to event leaders.

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05
Aug

This Hemp Seed-Flavored Spirit Brand Is the Product of a Centuries-Old Legacy

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The story of Tusk and its hemp seed-flavored rum began over 100 years ago, when Maurice Morton’s great-great-great-grandparents made a fortuitous, and hard-earned, purchase.

“In 1906, my great-great-great-grandparents, who were former slaves turned sharecroppers, purchased the land that they actually used to work on,” he says. Morton’s grandfather passed it to the next generation, and in 2019, his aunt decided to move to the property, in Halifax, VA, to build a home. Morton and his cousin presented her with a plan to plant hemp seed — which took some convincing. “She thought we were [going to] turn into a cartel family,” he says with a laugh. “Once she realized that we were talking about actual hemp and not marijuana, it turned into an ‘Okay, let’s do this.’”

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Bill Legalizing Intoxicating Levels of THC received little Scrutiny from Lawmakers

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Many Minnesotans seemed surprised to learn last month that edibles and beverages including an intoxicating level of THC had been legalized by the Legislature. It turns out many lawmakers were surprised, too.

After a 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS review of the legislative hearings regarding the THC legislation, it shouldn’t be surprising so many were caught off-guard. In three legislative hearings we reviewed, the impact of the legislation was never clearly explained, and not one lawmaker asked a question of the bill authors or experts who testified.

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04
Aug

Colorado is failing to Protect its Teens

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In 2012, Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational use. Since then, our state has been a leader when it comes to responsible regulation, as evidenced by the astounding 95%-97% compliance rate when it comes to preventing underage marijuana consumption.

We basically wrote the book on how to have a safe, legal cannabis industry. So, why are we failing to exhibit the same leadership when it comes to hemp intoxicants?

Over the years, hemp has been presented to the public as a harmless plant used in lotions and textiles. In fact, its highly renewable nature makes it an incredible and inexpensive solution in a wide range of industries. However, like most things, it can have a dark side if misused.

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04
Aug

Recreational marijuana amendment blocked; medical marijuana business owners conflicted

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SHERWOOD, Ark. – A proposed recreational marijuana amendment is rejected by election commissioners, but that does not necessarily mean it will not be on the November ballot.

Today’s decision came after Responsible Growth Arkansas’ submitted nearly 200,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office last month.

The board’s ruling had to do with the language in the amendment that does not include a limit on THC proportion, which is responsible for marijuana’s effects on the mind.

“Anyone who wants to use cannabis today has a source of finding cannabis,” said Bryan Faught, CEO of Natural Relief Dispensary in Sherwood. “Legalizing it just makes it easier for them and brings the money where it belongs.” Others in the medical marijuana industry do not agree.

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04
Aug

Paradise in the desert lets you wake, bake and bird

Tucked away on the western flank of the Santa Catalina Mountain Foothills, Christopher (CJ) Vincent and his partner MaryEllen started a journey 25 years ago to preserve desert wildlife and plants, while adding their own type of “mother nature” to the mix.

Vincent, a naturalist and medicinal cannabis expert, purchased the three-acre plot of land and turned the desert into a nonprofit oasis for bird watching, photography, lodging and sitting back to enjoy some organically grown cannabis.

Wild Outdoor World (WOW) Arizona is a retreat with a plethora of colorful flora, fauna, birds and Vincent’s marijuana garden. He grows the legal amount of plants for his household size.

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04
Aug

Three Springfield businesses awarded conditional cannabis licenses

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Among the 177 issued conditional adult-use cannabis dispensing licenses announced recently by Gov. JB Pritzker were three Springfield-based operations looking to open their doors in the coming months.

Herban Quality Control, Dealership LLC, and Bolden Investments III LLC now have 180 days to find a physical storefront before being issued a full license which permits the sale of cannabis to Illinoisans age 21 and older.

Now the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation only has eight remaining conditional licenses to grant. A total of 185 licenses were allowed after a Cook County judge lifted a legal stay in May.

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Grimsby looks to allow cannabis growing while reducing odour

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While many in Grimsby were hoping to avoid allowing cannabis to be grown in the town at all, the municipality has started the process to allow for medical and commercial growth.

At a committee of the whole meeting on Aug. 2, council heard from consultants with SGL Planning and Design Inc. who were hired to do a land use study for cannabis growth operations in the town. These same consultants held a public meeting in June, where they heard concerns from residents and councillors.

As it stands, the town’s official plan makes no reference to cannabis. The study recommends the town allow commercial cannabis production licensed by Health Canada, and designated medical growth in areas zoned for specialty crops.

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