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STIIIZY Pomona Supports Pomona’s Parks & Schools With $200k Donation

Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval Receives Financial Support from Nation’s Leading Cannabis Brand POMONA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Tak Sato, President of STIIIZY, presented Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval with a check for $207,381.92 today at John F. Kennedy Park as part of their ongoing commitment to support the communities where STIIIZY operates. Coming just

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Illinois Awards $1.4M to Help Expunge Cannabis-Related Criminal Records

Eighteen Illinois organizations have been awarded $1.4 million in grants from the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation to help expunge cannabis-related criminal records, WGEM reports. Beth Johnson, project manager for New Leaf Illinois, which was created by the foundation to address the state’s previous drug laws that disproportionately impacted communities of color, said the grants “will

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U.S. House Committee Holds Hearing on Hemp Policy

Last week, the U.S. House Agriculture Committee heard from a number of hemp farmers as the panel sought input on hemp policy, NY1 reports. The hearing, “An Examination of the USDA Hemp Production Program” comes more than a year after provisions of the Farm Bill signed by former President Donald Trump (R) are set to

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New Louisiana Medical Cannabis Laws Now in Effect

Police in Louisiana can no longer use cannabis odor as a reason to search homes without a warrant under new laws that took effect August 1, KSLA reports. The new rules also protect state employees from negative employment consequences if they test positive for THC and have a physician’s recommendation to use medical cannabis.  Additionally,

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Arkansas Adult-Use Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot

The Arkansas Secretary of State has approved the signatures gathered by Responsible Growth Arkansas for an adult-use cannabis initiative activists hope to have on the ballot this fall, the Associated Press reports. A spokesperson for the Secretary of State said on Friday the amendment had the 89,151 signatures needed to place it on the November

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Massachusetts Passes Cannabis Industry Reforms

Massachusetts lawmakers today passed a bill package that includes a crackdown on local fees charged to cannabis businesses, shifting 15% of cannabis excise taxes to social equity applicants and businesses, re-tooling the expungement process for old cannabis convictions, and greenlighting a pilot program for cannabis cafés, the Boston Globe reports. The bill moves next to Gov.

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New York Shuts Down Private Cannabis Lounge in Cheektowaga

New York officials last week shut down a private club in Cheektowaga that allowed on-site cannabis consumption for operating without a cannabis license. John Averill, the CEO of Roaring 420s Lounge, told News 7 that there is no license for his business model and that they do not sell cannabis at the club.  Averill said

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New Mexico Health Insurance Firms File to Move Medical Cannabis Lawsuit to Federal Court

The health insurance companies being sued in New Mexico by plaintiffs who claim the firms should cover the cost of medical cannabis are seeking to move the case to federal court, the Albuquerque Journal reports. In their notice of removal, the insurers argue that six of the medical cannabis patients named as plaintiffs have health

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MLB Hall of Famer Launches Cannabis Brand

Major League Baseball (MLB) Hall of Famer and Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz is launching a cannabis line which is expected to be available in Massachusetts dispensaries this month, Boston.com reports. Ortiz, who was known during his career as Big Papi, is the first MLB Hall of Famer to launch a cannabis brand.  The

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Cannabis Smoking Permitted at New York State Fair

Cannabis smoking will be allowed this year at the Great New York State Fair in six designated outdoor smoking areas, fair organizers told CBS 6. Under the state’s cannabis legalization law, cannabis can be smoked anywhere tobacco smoking is allowed.  Cannabis smoking was allowed at the fair last year; however, organizers were reportedly reconsidering the

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