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Law Enforcement Officials Accused of Aiding an Illegal Cannabis Operation

Sheriff’s deputies and a prosecutor in Maine are accused by federal authorities of aiding an illegal cannabis operation in the state, the Associated Press reports. Two deputies are alleged to have accepted new cars and an ownership stake in the operation, while other law enforcement officers and a prosecutor are accused of providing intelligence and

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U.K.’s Top CBD Marketplace Acquired by U.S. Firm

mellow, the United Kingdom’s top CBD wellness marketplace, was acquired by U.S.-based Thought Leaders for $13.25 million, according to a Benzinga report. Thought Leaders, a CBD, and cannabis investment firm acquired mellow’s online store, Grow, mellow’s third-party “end-to-end” cannabis service branch, and 50% of mellow’s new venture, mellow Asia. Thought Leaders plans on launching mellow

2021-10-29T15:17:18+00:00October 29th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on U.K.’s Top CBD Marketplace Acquired by U.S. Firm

Connecticut Asks Massachusetts Cannabis Companies to Remove Billboards

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong has sent a letter to seven Massachusetts cannabis companies asking them to remove their billboards from along Connecticut highways, saying that the ads are illegal in the state under its adult-use cannabis law passed earlier this year, Western Mass News reports. Under Connecticut’s legalization law, cannabis advertising is prohibited unless

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Louisiana to Allow Delta-8 THC Consumables

Louisiana is bucking the trend of banning delta-8 THC and has proposed the synthetic cannabinoid be allowed in food, according to a Marijuana Business Daily report. In an email announcing the changes, the Louisiana Department of Health said applications are now open for businesses to add cannabinoids to food. The new policy was made possible

2021-10-28T15:21:18+00:00October 28th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Louisiana to Allow Delta-8 THC Consumables

Washington Issues Emergency Cannabis License Suspension

Washington’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) announced this week an emergency license suspension for Emerald Flash, an Okanagan-based cannabis cultivator. The suspension, which took effect on Monday, was ordered in the name of public safety following multiple alleged violations of the Washington State Uniform Controlled Substances Act. According to the press release, Emerald Flash is

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Oakland Social Equity Cannabis Firms Sent to Collections by City

Cannabis regulators in Oakland, California have sent four of the city’s social equity licensees to collections over unpaid loans, Marijuana Business Daily reports. The action was explained in an October 7th report shared with the Oakland Cannabis Commission — according to that report, of the city’s 59 social equity licensees, only about 60% are in

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Overhaul to Michigan Medical Cannabis Caregiver System Ready for Vote

Michigan lawmakers are set to vote on a package of bills that would make sweeping changes to the state’s 2008 voter-approved medical cannabis law, including reducing the number of patients allowed per caregiver and limiting the number of plants caregivers can grow at one time from 60 to 12, Michigan Advance reports. Under current law,

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University of Nevada, Reno Offering Cannabis Certification Courses

The University of Nevada, Reno is the latest college to partner with cannabis education company Green Flower to offer an industry certification program. Green Flower has previously announced partnerships with the University of New Mexico and New York’s Syracuse University, among other institutions throughout the U.S. The partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno is

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Former Cannabis CEO Facing 13 Years in Prison

The founder of California cannabis dispensary Natural Healing Center has pleaded guilty to bribery and filing a false tax return, KSBY reports. Helios Dayspring now faces a maximum sentence of 13 years in prison, three years of probation, a $500,000 fine, and could be forced to pay the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) $3.5 million in

2021-10-27T15:15:31+00:00October 27th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Former Cannabis CEO Facing 13 Years in Prison

Cannabis Company Denied License in Missouri Wins $28M Lawsuit 

A company hired by Missouri to score applicants for the state’s medical cannabis has lost a $28 million lawsuit brought by one of the companies denied an industry license last year, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Wise Health Solutions was sued by GMT Consulting in 2020 claiming Wise’s scoring method was flawed and “corrupt,” which

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