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The Blackbird by RollPros is Unlike Any Pre-Roll Machine on the Market

Using proprietary rolling technology versus traditional cone-fill, RollPros provides a more efficient, cost-saving machine for creating premium quality pre-rolls at scale. VANCOUVER, November, 15, 2021 — RollPros, a cannabis-processing equipment company, has released their new Blackbird, a fully-automated system for cannabis dispensaries and brands, that is designed specifically to tackle the quality and consistency issues

2021-11-18T16:22:33+00:00November 18th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on The Blackbird by RollPros is Unlike Any Pre-Roll Machine on the Market

Medical Cannabis Retailers to Follow HIPPA Guidelines in Illinois

New guidance in Illinois published by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) requires medical and co-located dispensaries in the state to protect patient information in accordance with the privacy and security rules set out in the federal Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) statute and attendant regulations, JD Supra reports. Under the

2021-11-18T17:15:51+00:00November 18th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Medical Cannabis Retailers to Follow HIPPA Guidelines in Illinois

Arkansas Total Medical Cannabis Sales Hit $447M Since 2019

Arkansas medical cannabis dispensaries have sold nearly 67,000 pounds of cannabis since sales first launched in May 2019, according to a KUAR report. Worth $447 million and weighing 66,994 pounds, the haul has brought the state $45 million in tax revenue. Using data from the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, KUAR found the state’s

2021-11-18T17:16:30+00:00November 18th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Arkansas Total Medical Cannabis Sales Hit $447M Since 2019

Curaleaf Partnering with World’s Largest Alcohol Distributor

Curaleaf Holdings Inc. is partnering with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits to distribute its eponymous Hemp and Select CBD products. Glazer’s is the world’s largest alcohol distributor and will also distribute Curaleaf products via its Proof e-commerce platform. David Chaplin, Chief Growth Officer of Southern Glazer’s, said in a statement that the company is “excited”

2021-11-17T16:17:55+00:00November 17th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Curaleaf Partnering with World’s Largest Alcohol Distributor

Hemp Farm Owner Facing Grand Theft Charges

The operator of a now-defunct Half Moon Bay, California hemp farm has been charged with 33 counts of grand theft of labor for failing to pay his employees, the Bay Area News Group reports. In addition to the grand theft charges, David Wayne Jenkins faces misdemeanor petty theft of labor, and numerous unemployment and labor

2021-11-17T17:25:22+00:00November 17th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Hemp Farm Owner Facing Grand Theft Charges

Republican Lawmakers File Bill to Federally Legalize Cannabis

U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) formally introduced the States Reform Act on Monday, which seeks to end the federal prohibition of cannabis in favor of a tax-and-regulate model similar to alcohol, The State reports. “This bill supports veterans, law enforcement, farmers, businesses, those with serious illnesses, and it is good for criminal justice reform. The

2021-11-16T17:15:39+00:00November 16th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Republican Lawmakers File Bill to Federally Legalize Cannabis

Biden FDA Nominee Has Positive Views on Medical Cannabis

President Joe Biden’s (D) pick for the new head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expressed positive views toward medical cannabis in the past and has prescribed cannabinoid therapy as a cardiac doctor, Marijuana Moment reports. Dr. Robert Califf previously served as FDA director from February to January 2017 under the Obama administration,

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Guam Chooses Metrc to Track Medical Cannabis Program

Guam has chosen Metrc as its seed-to-sale tracking system, bringing the U.S. territory one step closer to rolling out its medical cannabis program, the Governor’s Office announced on Monday. Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) Director Arthur San Agustin said with the selection of a seed-to-sale provider, officials “now can begin to build

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Husband of Trulieve CEO Sentenced to Three Years In Prison for Corruption

After being convicted in August on corruption charges, John “JT” Burnette was sentenced to three years in federal prison and fined $1.25 million last week, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. The Florida businessman, who is married to Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers, was convicted of conducting a longtime bribery scheme with former Mayor and City Commissioner Scott

2021-11-15T17:19:33+00:00November 15th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Husband of Trulieve CEO Sentenced to Three Years In Prison for Corruption

13,000 Pounds of Outdoor Cannabis Destroyed In Washington

Washington regulators last week forced three licensed cannabis producers to destroy about 13,000 pounds of cannabis – valued at approximately $3 million – after accusing the growers of cultivating more than their licenses allowed, the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin reports. The owners of the sites argue that they are being unfairly targeted and penalized by regulators

2021-11-15T19:21:16+00:00November 15th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on 13,000 Pounds of Outdoor Cannabis Destroyed In Washington
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