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Texas Supreme Court Upholds State Ban on Smokable Hemp Products

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday ruled to uphold a state ban on smokable hemp products, according to a Jurist report. The court rejected an argument by hemp companies that the ban violated article 1, section 19 of the state constitution which states: “[n]o citizen of this State shall be deprived of life, liberty, property,

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UN: Cannabis Consumption Rising Due to Legalization, COVID

A new UN report found a rise in cannabis consumption in places that have approved legalization reforms and a similar uptick related to the COVID 19 crisis, Reuters reports. Written by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the study focused on the U.S., Uruguay, and Canada. “Cannabis legalization appears to have accelerated

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D.C. Council To Vote On ‘Self-Certification’ For Medical Cannabis Patients

This article was written by Gaspard Le Dem (@GLD_Live on Twitter) and originally published by Outlaw Report. The Washington D.C. Council is slated to vote on an emergency bill this Tuesday that would allow adults to register for the District’s medical cannabis program simply by “self-certifying” they use cannabis for medical purposes. The measure, introduced by

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Maryland Court: Cannabis Odor Can Be Basis for Traffic Stop Despite Decriminalization

The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled last week that the odor of cannabis is enough to prompt a brief “investigatory” stop despite the decriminalization of the possession of up to 10 grams, The Daily Record reports. In the 4-3 decision, the court ruled that cannabis odor gives police a “reasonable suspicion” that the person may

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Humboldt County Cannabis Growers Fined $209k for Sediment Discharge Into Mad River

Three Humboldt County, California cannabis cultivators are facing $209,687 in fines by the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board in connection with sediment discharged into tributaries of the Mad River that posed a risk to aquatic life and water quality. The fines against Szagora LLC, Toshko Toshkoff, and Rudy Chacon were announced last week. 

2022-06-27T16:27:32+00:00June 27th, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Humboldt County Cannabis Growers Fined $209k for Sediment Discharge Into Mad River

North Carolina House Republicans Kill Medical Cannabis Bill During Closed-Door Meeting

North Carolina House Republicans last week all but sealed the fate of the state’s medical cannabis bill, deciding not to advance the legislation during a closed-door meeting, Axios reports. The measure was passed by the Senate earlier this month but House Speaker Tim Moore (R) had already indicated the chamber would not take up the

2022-06-27T17:23:38+00:00June 27th, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on North Carolina House Republicans Kill Medical Cannabis Bill During Closed-Door Meeting

Buddies Brand, Inc. Announces Strategic Alliance With West Coast Music and Television Personality, Xzibit

LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Buddies Brand, Inc. (“Buddies”), a leading cannabis brand with products available on more than 1000 retail menus, today announced a strategic alliance with West Coast rap artist and television personality, Alvin ‘Xzibit‘ Joiner, and his cannabis brand, Napalm. Buddies cannabis products are ranked #8 in the Nation for

2022-06-24T16:19:50+00:00June 24th, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Buddies Brand, Inc. Announces Strategic Alliance With West Coast Music and Television Personality, Xzibit

SAFE Banking Act Removed from China Competition Bill

The SAFE Banking Act, which would normalize financial services for the cannabis industry federally, has been pulled from a bill aimed to increase competition with China, The Hill reports. The measure was included in House Democrats’ COMPETES Act but not the Senate’s bipartisan U.S. Innovation and Competition Act which passed last year. In a statement, Rep.

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Unionized Curaleaf Employees Not Given Juneteenth Holiday Pay

Multistate cannabis industry operator Curaleaf did not provide holiday pay to members of its unionized workforce for the Juneteenth holiday despite paying its non-unionized employees, according to a company-wide email described by Grown In. Both union and non-union members of Curaleaf’s workforce did get the holiday off. According to the email outlined by Grown In,

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U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Medical Cannabis Workers’ Comp Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a pair of cases involving worker’s comp payments for medical cannabis, Marijuana Moment reports. The Department of Justice (DOJ) had asked the court to refuse the cases last month, saying such reforms should come from Congress or the executive branch. The court made the decision on the

2022-06-23T16:21:12+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Medical Cannabis Workers’ Comp Cases
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