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Hard Candy: What’s Happening With Washington’s Impending Ban On Weed-Infused Sweet Treats?

What’s up, Washington? Are infused candies soon being removed from retail shelves throughout the state — or aren’t they? On October 3, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) issued a presentation, titled Marijuana Infused Candy, citing what was claimed to be concerns raised by stakeholders, board members and the general public regarding cannabis-infused […]

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Canadian cannabis legalization

Canadian Marijuana Legalization: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Once upon a time, Canada’s black market and Northern California’s Emerald Triangle made up the largest chunk of the cannabis consumed in North America. BC bud, as it was then commonly known, was the most sought-after marijuana product in Canada and the US. Grown indoors and outdoors in British Columbia, fortunes were easily made in […]

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South African legalization

South Africa Legalizes Cannabis: ‘We’re Light-Years Ahead Of The USA, Canada And Europe From The Outset’

As of September 18, 2018, it is now legal for any adult in South Africa to consume, possess and grow cannabis — or dagga, as it’s commonly known — for personal use. In a historic decision handed down by the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the ban on cannabis was declared unconstitutional and therefore invalid. […]

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cannabis patent

Patent Profiteers: Could Jamaican Lion Save The Cannabis Industry From Patent Trolls?

From its initial planning in 1984 through to its conclusion in 2003, a global community of scientists collaborated on the largest undertaking of scientific research in history: The Human Genome Project (HGP). The US National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) compares achieving this feat of mapping the entire human genome to the Apollo moon landing. […]

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cannabis compassionate care

Crimes Of Compassion: How California’s New Cannabis Rules Hurt Those Who Need It Most

California was the first state in the US to initiate medical marijuana regulation. It took cannabis activists many years to get Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act, on the ballot for voters to approve in the November 1996 electoral session. The legislation was authored collectively by “the father of medical marijuana” Dennis Peron; registered nurse […]

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STATES Act

Green State: How Legalized Cannabis Will Change With The Passing Of The STATES Act

Members of Congress appear to be growing increasingly confident that the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act, or the STATES Act, could pass as soon as next year. This bipartisan bill, sponsored by Senators Cory Gardner (R–CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D–MA) in the Senate, with a companion bill introduced in the House by […]

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cannabis donation

Oh, No! Someone Just Accidentally Donated Nearly 5lbs Of Weed To A Florida Thrift Store

Christmas came early this year for a thrift store in Sarasota, Florida, after a worker there discovered approximately 4.7 pounds of cannabis stowed in a donated tote bag left outside the store. The Pines of Sarasota Fabulous Finds Thrift Shop — affiliated with the Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation & Senior Care Community — released a […]

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