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Study: Cannabis Legalization Reduces Racial Disparity

A new study published in the journal Social Science & Medicine found that cannabis decriminalization policies reduce racial disparity in cannabis possession arrests, Forbes reports. Researchers at the University of California San Diego based the study on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report from 37 states between 2000 and 2019. The researchers found

2021-12-31T17:20:11+00:00December 31st, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Study: Cannabis Legalization Reduces Racial Disparity

Colorado Gov. Pardons More Than 1,300 Cannabis Convictions

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) announced yesterday that he signed an executive order to pardon 1,351 individuals who had been convicted of cannabis possession prior to the state’s historic legalization reforms in 2012. “Adults can legally possess marijuana in Colorado, just as they can beer or wine. It’s unfair that 1,351 additional Coloradans had permanent

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USDA Approves New York Hemp Plan

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved New York’s hemp plan and the agency is now accepting applications under the new regime. All currently licensed growers must reapply under the program to grow hemp next year. The new rules include a Federal Bureau of Investigation background check requirement within 60 days of application submission;

2021-12-30T16:19:04+00:00December 30th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on USDA Approves New York Hemp Plan

New Oregon Cannabis Rules Include Delta-8 Testing

The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) on Tuesday approved new rules for some products sold in the state, including limiting hemp-derived edible products to 2 milligrams of THC per serving and up to 20 milligrams of THC per container. The regulators also approved a rule requiring artificially derived cannabinoids — such as delta-8 products

2021-12-30T16:19:55+00:00December 30th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on New Oregon Cannabis Rules Include Delta-8 Testing

California City Approves Cannabis Events at Parks

The Lompoc, California City Council last week voted to allow up to two cannabis-related events per year in any of the three city parks: Ken Adam, River Bend, or River, Santa Ynez Valley News reports. No smoking will be permitted at events at Ken Adam Park until the brush can be sufficiently cleared, and city

2021-12-30T17:22:40+00:00December 30th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on California City Approves Cannabis Events at Parks

New Mexico Issues Cannabis Industry Rules

New Mexico officials have released the rules for the state’s forthcoming adult-use cannabis industry and they largely mirror the basic guidelines laid out by the Cannabis Control Division (CCD) earlier this year, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. In a statement, Cannabis Control Division Director Kristen Thomson said the rules were devised “using best practices

2021-12-29T16:18:12+00:00December 29th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on New Mexico Issues Cannabis Industry Rules

Colorado Cannabis Sales Set $2.19B Record in 2020

Total Colorado cannabis sales reached $2.19 billion in 2020, according to state Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) data outlined by The Center Square. The near $1.75 billion in adult use and $442.5 million in medical cannabis sales mark new sales records in the Centennial State. The adult-use figures represent a 24% increase over the 2019 total

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Wonderbrett: The Fathers of California’s OG Kush Take on the Adult-Use Market

Wonderbrett is a vertically integrated designer California cannabis brand that breeds new genetics, cultivates premium cannabis, and operates a storefront in Los Angeles’ Fairfax district. Founder Brett Feldman has been deeply rooted in cannabis culture since long before it hit the mainstream. In fact, he’s an original 90s cannabis cultivator whose little glass jars of

2021-12-28T17:28:10+00:00December 28th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Wonderbrett: The Fathers of California’s OG Kush Take on the Adult-Use Market

Oregon Dedicates $25M to Combat Illegal Cannabis Grows

Oregon’s Legislature has approved $25 million in funding to combat the illegal cultivation of cannabis in the state, the Associated Press reports. The funds will be used by law enforcement agencies and community organizations to pay for the costs of busting industrial-scale, unlicensed, operations. The bill approved by lawmakers and signed by the governor establishes

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BC Pilot Program Helps Unlicensed Growers Get Cannabis Licenses

In an effort to slow down unregulated market cannabis sales, officials in British Columbia, Canada have started helping unlicensed producers enter the legal market, the Canadian Press reports. The pilot program, which is based in the Central Kootenay region of B.C. and ended in July, helped illicit market growers interested in making the switch to

2021-12-28T17:29:01+00:00December 28th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on BC Pilot Program Helps Unlicensed Growers Get Cannabis Licenses
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