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Florida Cannabis Advocates Launch Adult-Use Legalization Campaign

A new campaign launched on Monday seeks to legalize cannabis for adult use in Florida. The effort is backed by the state’s largest medical cannabis company, WJCT News reports. The first ad published by Smart and Safe Florida featured country music stars the Bellamy Brothers.  The proposed constitutional amendment petition language reads:  “Allows adults 21

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New Mexico District Attorneys Reviewing Cannabis Charges for Expungement

District attorneys in New Mexico are reviewing prior cannabis charges in the state for expungement, KRQE reports. The reviews are required under a bill approved by lawmakers that accompanied the state’s adult-use legalization legislation.    Lauren Rodriguez, the spokesperson for the 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office, said officials have reviewed over 11,527 cases that are

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Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Medical Cannabis Companies in Arkansas

A federal lawsuit filed in Arkansas is seeking to use the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly known as RICO, to target medical cannabis companies plaintiffs accused of deceptive trade practices, WREG reports. The lawsuit names California-based cannabis testing laboratory Steep Hill, Inc., its Arkansas subsidiary, Steep Hill Arkansas and its co-owners Dr. Brandon Thorton and Brent

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NECANN’s New York Cannabis and Hemp Convention Coming to Albany August 26-27

The inaugural New York Cannabis and Hemp Convention at the Albany Capital Center August 26-27 will serve as an essential hub for local businesses, investors, and entrepreneurs to meet, network and grow. With the New York cannabis industry projected to reach $3 billion by 2026, attendees can network with hundreds of local and national cannabis

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Canada Spent $153M Last Fiscal Year on Medical Cannabis for Veterans

The Canadian government has spent more than $150 million in the last fiscal year reimbursing veterans for medical cannabis costs, the Canadian Press reports. The figure is more than double the amount spent three years ago.  Veterans Affairs Canada said the government is expected to spend about $200 million this year as demand by veterans

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Arkansas Cannabis Legalization Campaign Files Lawsuit Following Ballot Language Rejection

The campaign seeking to legalize cannabis for adult use in Arkansas on Thursday asked the state Supreme Court to put their measure on November ballots after the Board of Election Commissioners rejected the initiative’s name and title, effectively blocking it from ballots, the Associated Press reports. Responsible Growth Arkansas had gathered enough signatures to put the question

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Georgia County Reduces Cannabis Possession Penalty to $35 Fine

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia commissioners have approved an ordinance to reduce the fine for cannabis possession of less than an ounce of cannabis to $35 and eliminate any jail time, the Athens Banner-Herald reports. Athens-Clarke County is home to the University of Georgia.   County officials warned, though, that cannabis possession of any amount is still

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Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years for Cannabis Possession in Russia

Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) star Brittney Griner on Thursday was sentenced to nine years in a Russian penal colony for cannabis possession, the New York Times reports. Griner, 31, pleaded guilty to the charges in July. The court also fined her 1 million rubles, or about $16,400.  Last month U.S. officials indicated they had

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NFL’s Aaron Rodgers Credits MVP Performances to Psychedelic Experience

During a podcast appearance on August 3, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, a four-time National Football League Most Valuable Player, credited ayahuasca, a hallucinogen, for “the best season” of his career. Rodgers said his ayahuasca experience preceded his back-to-back MVP seasons. During the interview with Aubrey Marcus, Rodgers said the experience helped him “see

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New Mexico Cannabis Sales Hit New Record in July

Cannabis sales in New Mexico reached record highs in July, totaling $40.3 million in both medical and adult-use sales. Adult-use sales reached nearly $23.5 million, while medical cannabis sales topped $16.8 million, according to figures outlined by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office. The totals are about $1 million more than the previous record realized in

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