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Four Americans Convicted in U.K. Smuggling Case

Four U.S. nationals have been convicted of smuggling cannabis into the United Kingdom and now face time behind bars for their crimes, according to statements made by law enforcement officials. The convictions follow a rash of marijuana smuggling attempts made last month at London’s Heathrow Airport that resulted in the arrests of nine Americans in

2023-02-28T13:16:14+00:00February 28th, 2023|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Four Americans Convicted in U.K. Smuggling Case

Italian Court Rules Hemp Flowers, Leaves are Not Narcotics

A ruling by an Italian court earlier this month represents a huge break for the country’s hemp and CBD industry.  The decision made by the Lazio Regional Administrative Court on February 14 overturned what the panel deemed an “‘absurdly restrictive’ decree [that] meant hemp leaves and flowers were considered narcotics in the eyes of regulators.”

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University of Arizona Students Launch Expungement Clinic

Student advocates from the University of Arizona at the James E. Rogers School of Law in Tucson are personally taking action to help people clear records for low-level cannabis-related convictions. A series of expungement event dates are unfolding, and students say that the initial process to get records cleared is fast. KGUN 9 reports that

2023-02-28T13:16:13+00:00February 28th, 2023|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on University of Arizona Students Launch Expungement Clinic

Virginia Adult-Use Cannabis Plans Halted Due to Failed Bills

Although Virginia adult-use cannabis sales were projected to begin no later than Jan. 1, 2024, the state’s adult-use cannabis sales plans have been stalled for the foreseeable future.  Initially, adult-use cannabis was sent by a Democratic-controlled General Assembly to the desk of former Gov. Ralph Northam, who signed the legislation in April 2021. The law

2023-02-28T13:16:12+00:00February 28th, 2023|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Virginia Adult-Use Cannabis Plans Halted Due to Failed Bills

Growing Number of Canadian Weed Consumers Source Products Legally

According to a study published in the Harm Reduction Journal, a growing number of Canadian consumers have transitioned to the legal cannabis market over the country’s first three years of cannabis legalization, with legal sourcing highest for drinks and oils and lowest for solid concentrates and hash. One goal of the Canadian Cannabis Act was

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California Spotted Owls Threatened by Illegal Cannabis Grows

A Federal Register notice published on Feb. 23 explains how illegal cannabis grows in California are harmful to spotted owls, which are native to California. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) agency proposed the addition of two distinct population segments (DPS) of California Spotted Owl to be added to the Endangered Species Act of

2023-02-27T13:16:10+00:00February 27th, 2023|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on California Spotted Owls Threatened by Illegal Cannabis Grows

Arizona Weed Sales Top $1 Billion in 2022

Cannabis sales in Arizona exceeded $1 billion dollars in 2022 as the state’s recreational marijuana market experienced strong growth in its second year of sales. Total weed sales came to $1.4 billion last year, according to data from the Arizona Department of Revenue, an amount roughly equal to the cannabis sales recorded in 2021. Adult-use

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California Bill Would Ban Tobacco Sales to All Born After 2006

The strongest and wildest approach yet to deter teen tobacco use at the state level is taking shape. A new California bill would ban all tobacco sales for any resident born on Jan. 1, 2007 or later. Under Assembly Bill 935, current smokers would be able to continue buying tobacco products, but anyone younger than

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Alaska Scrubbing Hundreds of Pot Convictions from Court Database

Hundreds of Alaska residents will have their prior marijuana convictions removed from the state’s online court database. That move follows an order late last month from the state Supreme Court last month, according to local media reports.  Local news station KTUU reports that, as of May 1, “marijuana possession convictions of about just under 800

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Jerry Garcia’s Cannabis Brand Joins California Mass Extinction

There’s a mass cannabis exodus out of California, and, no, that’s not a reference to the Bob Marley song, although you should snag Marley Natural while they’re still in the golden state, Cali friends. However, another stoner icon legacy brand, that of San Francisco-born Jerry Garcia, the late co-founder and lead vocalist for The Grateful

2023-02-24T13:16:13+00:00February 24th, 2023|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Jerry Garcia’s Cannabis Brand Joins California Mass Extinction
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