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U.S. Veteran Returns After Being Deported for Cannabis

U.S. Navy veteran Howard Bailey, who was deported to Jamaica over a cannabis conviction, was allowed to return home after more than 10 years thanks to mounting pressure on the Biden Administration, Marijuana Moment reports. Bailey, who served four years with the U.S. Navy, was arrested more than 20 years ago after a package containing

2021-08-31T15:19:50+00:00August 31st, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on U.S. Veteran Returns After Being Deported for Cannabis

Washington Cannabis Industry Transitioning to New Traceability System

Washington state will transition from Leaf Data Systems (LDS), the state’s problematic seed-to-sale tracking system operated by MJ Freeway, to an “in house” data collection system, according to a Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) announcement. Named the “Cannabis Central Reporting System” (CCRS), the new database will be a “revamped, simplified, data-reporting platform.” WSLCB

2021-08-31T16:20:39+00:00August 31st, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Washington Cannabis Industry Transitioning to New Traceability System

‘White Boy Rick’ Launching Cannabis Brand

Richard Wershe Jr., aka “White Boy Rick,” the Michigan man who was sentenced to prison in 1987 for cocaine possession after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had used him as an informant to gain access to drug gangs since he was 14-years-old, is launching his own cannabis brand, the Detroit Metro Times reports. He

2021-08-30T15:19:21+00:00August 30th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on ‘White Boy Rick’ Launching Cannabis Brand

Missouri Advocates File Ballot Initiative to Legalize Cannabis

Advocates in Missouri have filed a ballot initiative to legalize cannabis for adults in the state and now must collect 175,000 signatures to put the issue to voters during next year’s midterm elections. The proposed constitutional amendment includes a 6% retail tax and the option for local governments to collect their own 3% tax on

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Idaho Advocates Collecting Signatures for Medical Cannabis Initiative

Kind Idaho is collecting signatures for a 2022 medical cannabis ballot initiative, the Cannabis Business Times reports. The activists have collected 5,000 of the 65,000 signatures needed to place the Idaho Medical Marijuana Act (IMMA) on 2022 ballots, according to Jackee Winters, an Idaho mom whose daughter suffers from a brain tumor. Winters told the

2021-08-30T16:16:48+00:00August 30th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Idaho Advocates Collecting Signatures for Medical Cannabis Initiative

FBI Investigates Nevada Cannabis Licensing Process

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating whether illegal influence played a role in how the state’s cannabis licenses were awarded, according to a Las Vegas Review-Journal report. Federal authorities have been conducting interviews over the past year to determine whether businesses or individuals attempted to sway politicians or bureaucrats with gifts, money, job

2021-08-27T15:16:57+00:00August 27th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on FBI Investigates Nevada Cannabis Licensing Process

Massachusetts Cannabis Brand to Pay Nearly $300K in Back Pay

A Massachusetts cannabis company will pay almost $300,000 in restitution and penalties for violating state wage and hour laws, the state Attorney General’s Office announced on Thursday. Theory Wellness, which has three locations in the state, failed to pay hundreds of employees premium pay and covered holidays, in violation of state law. In a press

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North Carolina Medical Cannabis Bill Clears Senate Health Care Committee

The North Carolina Senate Health Care Committee on Thursday advanced the medical cannabis bill, moving it closer toward a vote in the full chamber, the Associated Press reports. The measure was approved on Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee and could hit the Senate floor as soon as next week. The Health Care Committee approved

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Jane Technologies Finishes $100 Million Fundraise

Jane Technologies, an online cannabis marketplace solution for dispensaries, has announced a $100 million Series C financing round, according to TechCrunch. The new investments boost the total raised by the 2015 start-up to $130 million. Jane says they will use the additional funds to create new features for their online platform and expand their footprint

2021-08-26T15:20:39+00:00August 26th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Jane Technologies Finishes $100 Million Fundraise

Cannabis Brand Partners with New York Tribe for Vertical Integration Project

Phoenix, Arizona-based TILT Holdings is partnering with Long Island, New York’s Shinnecock Indian Nation to establish vertical cannabis operations on their tribal territory in the Hamptons. Through a joint venture with the Nation’s cannabis project development firm, Conor Green, TILT will finance, build, and provide management services for the cannabis operations of the Nation’s wholly-owned

2021-08-26T16:18:57+00:00August 26th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Cannabis Brand Partners with New York Tribe for Vertical Integration Project
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