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Alabama Bill Would Require Women to Submit Pregnancy Test Before Purchasing Medical Cannabis

A bill introduced in the Alabama Senate would require women of child-bearing age to submit a negative pregnancy test prior to buying their doctor-recommended medical cannabis, according to a Growth Op report. Under the proposal, women between the ages of 25 and 50 would be required to submit the negative test at least 48 hours

2022-03-23T17:16:43+00:00March 23rd, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Alabama Bill Would Require Women to Submit Pregnancy Test Before Purchasing Medical Cannabis

Aurora Cannabis Acquires TerraFarma Inc. in $38M Deal

Canadian firm Aurora Cannabis Inc. announced on Tuesday it had acquired Thrive Cannabis parent company TerraFarma Inc. in a cash and stock deal initially worth $38 million. Thrive will also be eligible for up to $20 million in shares, cash, or both if it reaches revenue targets within two years of the transaction. Thrive is

2022-03-23T17:17:29+00:00March 23rd, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Aurora Cannabis Acquires TerraFarma Inc. in $38M Deal

Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Will Launch in New Mexico on April 1

New Mexico’s first adult-use cannabis shops will open in the state on April 1, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. Kristen Thomson, director of the Cannabis Control Division of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department, said that the agency does “not have concerns about lack of product” in the nascent days of the state’s

2022-03-22T16:15:45+00:00March 22nd, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Will Launch in New Mexico on April 1

Washington Sees More Violence at Legal Cannabis Shops

Legal adult-use cannabis businesses in the Tacoma and Seattle, Washington areas experienced a continued trend of violence over the weekend, the Seattle Times reports. The latest incident happened in Tacoma Saturday night after 10:00 pm when an employee at the licensed cannabis retailer World of Weed was fatally shot during an alleged robbery. Police and

2022-03-22T17:21:53+00:00March 22nd, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Washington Sees More Violence at Legal Cannabis Shops

South Dakota Gov. Signs Medical Cannabis and Hemp Bills

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) last week signed six bills related to medical cannabis and hemp which her office said in a press release are designed to implement “a safe and responsible medical cannabis program that is the most patient-focused in the country.” The bills include SB24 which places a four-plant limit on home

2022-03-22T17:22:28+00:00March 22nd, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on South Dakota Gov. Signs Medical Cannabis and Hemp Bills

New Hampshire Governor Not Ready to Legalize Cannabis

During an interview with WCVB 5 “On the Record” New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) said he was still unsure whether the state was ready to legalize cannabis for adult use, although he admitted he likes the bill currently being considered by lawmakers. Sununu said that he doesn’t think it is the right time to

2022-03-21T16:22:48+00:00March 21st, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on New Hampshire Governor Not Ready to Legalize Cannabis

U.S. Officials Have Had No Access to Brittney Griner Since Her Arrest In Russia

U.S. State Department Officials still have not had access to WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner since her February 17 arrest in Moscow, Russia on drug charges, ESPN reports. A State Department official told ESPN that the agency insists the “Russian government provide consular access to all U.S. citizen detainees in Russia, including those in pre-trial detention,

2022-03-21T17:16:11+00:00March 21st, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on U.S. Officials Have Had No Access to Brittney Griner Since Her Arrest In Russia

Georgia Judge Stops Prosecutions of Hemp-Derived THC Sales

A Fulton County, Georgia Superior Court Judge last week issued a 30-day restraining order against Gwinnett County District Attorney Patsy Austin-Gaston from prosecuting people for selling or possessing delta-8 and delta-10 THC extracts, the Associated Press reports. The order comes following a February 22 raid on a smoke shop distribution company based in Gwinnett County

2022-03-21T17:16:57+00:00March 21st, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Georgia Judge Stops Prosecutions of Hemp-Derived THC Sales

California Bill Would Give Tax Credits to Cannabis Retailers

A bill introduced in California aims to create tax credits for the state’s cannabis retailers as lawmakers seek to help the industry compete with the unregulated market. State Sen. Scott Weiner (D) said the proposal is necessary due to the high taxes imposed on the industry which leaves legal operators unable to compete. Under the

2022-03-18T16:24:55+00:00March 18th, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on California Bill Would Give Tax Credits to Cannabis Retailers

New Jersey Opens Cannabis Industry Applications Permanently

New Jersey has opened applications for adult-use cannabis retail licenses for the second time, NJ.com reports. The permanently open application window began on Tuesday and the Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) will review and score applications as they come in. The CRC opened the process on March 15 and by 4:00, the CRC indicated it received

2022-03-18T16:25:48+00:00March 18th, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on New Jersey Opens Cannabis Industry Applications Permanently
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