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Fri
13
Aug

Cannabis CEOs signal confidence on marijuana banking law passing

Marijuana advocates have been stacking victories over the last few years at the state level with nearly 20 U.S. states having now approved adult recreational marijuana use.

But even as momentous as those changes have been, reform at the federal level has proved elusive — until now, if you trust the confidence coming from the leaders of America's largest cannabis companies.

Thu
12
Aug

As more licenses to grow cannabis are added, illegal growing has also risen in California

Recreational cannabis sales began in January 2018, and while many have played by the rules, the illegal growth and sale of the plant continues to undermine those following the rules.

Licensed to grow, manufacture and sell

State license issuance began in 2018, but data isn’t available for that initial year because they were issued as temporary licenses. Data sets begin in 2019, when 12-month annual and provisional licenses began to be issued, using the online licensing systems. Licenses remain active for one year, at which point they can be renewed for an additional 12 months. This list displays counts of when the licenses were first issued, but not each time one was renewed.

Thu
12
Aug

California company to make cannabis paper for 'rolling smokables, marijuana cigarettes and flavoured blunt wraps'

U.S.-based Green Globe International, Inc. (GGII) is advancing its mission to disrupt tobacco with its intent to obtain the patent to manufacture the “world’s first-ever paper made entirely from cannabis.”

GGII reported this week that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire the patent filed a few years back, reports the company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hempacco Co., Inc. that manufactures herb and hemp CBD cigarettes.

Thu
12
Aug

Michigan Funding Two Major Medical Cannabis Research Projects For $20M

When voters approved legalizing recreational marijuana in November 2018, at least $40 million in tax revenue was slated to study marijuana’s effect on PTSD.

By Maureen Meehan

The state of Michigan is funding two major medical cannabis research projects to the tune of $20 million with tax revenue from the state’s recreational marijuana program, announced Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA).

Thu
12
Aug

Marijuana Use And Gun Ownership: What You Need To Know

Firearms remain out-of-reach for medical cannabis patients and recreational users, even if your state has legalized cannabis for either purpose.

Wed
11
Aug

Why conservative California Rep. Tom McClintock wants to ease federal marijuana laws

Rep. Tom McClintock doesn’t approve of marijuana use.

He sees “clear evidence” its use can cause neurological problems in children.

He’s a reliable Republican, conservative vote in Congress.

Yet he’s one of the few congressional Republicans who for years has consistently called for easing federal restrictions on the drug’s use.

“He has the best record on the marijuana issue of any Republican congressman in California,” said Dale Gieringer, California NORML director.

Wed
11
Aug

Florida Issues Consumer Warning on Oregon Hemp

By Oregon Small Business Association

Florida state officials issued a consumer alert warning about hemp grown in Oregon containing rocks, sticks, and other foreign material accompanied by fraudulent certificates of analyses.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which regulates and inspects the cultivation and sale of hemp, issued the warning in July, saying it had received several complaints about the hemp grown in Oregon, one of the nation’s largest hemp producers.

Florida officials are working with federal and Oregon agriculture officials to remedy the problem.

Wed
11
Aug

Biden Fails Cannabis

Last year progressive voters were told that, despite the clear evidence that Joe Biden was a left-of-Reagan centrist, modern political pressures from the Democratic party would push the candidate to the left once he was in office, finally aligning him with populist principles. That prediction has proven faulty—even by the most forgiving of standards. And one of the progressive stances most neglected by the Biden administration is that cannabis laws should be reformed.

Tue
10
Aug

Is The US Cannabis Market Doomed To Fail Like Canada’s?

A recent report from Flowhub finds the U.S. cannabis industry is worth $61 billion. However, much of the industry will be forced to change once Uncle Sam gets in on the mix.

Ask any longtime supporter of the cannabis legalization movement, and they’ll tell you, ready or not, that a taxed and regulated pot market is all the country needs to turn around hard economic times. Think about all the money the federal government can make from tax revenue alone, they often say.

Mon
09
Aug

Illinois sees record pot sales, with boost from Lollapalooza music festival

Thousands of out-of-state fans converged on Chicago for the four-day event, boosting sales by as much as 50 percent at nearby dispensaries.

Illinois dispensaries sold a record $127.8 million in recreational marijuana in July, with a big boost coming from out-of-state fans who converged on Chicago for the Lollapalazoo music festival.

The month’s sales were 10% higher than May’s record of $116.4 million, which were slightly higher than June’s $115.6 million, according to a monthly report by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Business boomed at Chicago-area cannabis dispensaries during the four-day Lollapalooza festival, which ended Sunday and which returned after last year’s event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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