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Marijuana Legalization

Minor Marijuana Possession Offenses Reduced To $25 Fine In St Louis

City lawmakers have approved municipal legislation reducing minor marijuana possession offenses to a $25 fine-only violation. The new policy took effect immediately after being signed into law by Mayor Lyda Krewson. Under the policy, cannabis possession offenses involving up to 35 grams are classified as a municipal violation, punishable by no more […]

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Medical Marijuana

Blumenauer Statement On Medical Marijuana Protections In Omnibus Legislation

I received the following press release from Congressman Earl Blumenauer’s office today: Today, Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, released the following statement on the extension of medical marijuana protections through September 30 in the fiscal year 2018 omnibus funding legislation that Congress is considering this […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Tell Connecticut Lawmakers To Support Marijuana Legalization

I received the following message from the Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana: In the last week, two committees have held hearings on legalizing marijuana for adults’ use, with a third hearing scheduled for next week. Last Thursday, the General Law Committee held a hearing on HB 5458, and on Monday, the Judiciary […]

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Marijuana Business

Businesses Will Need New License Endorsement To Produce Marijuana-Infused Edibles In Washington State

As of April 1, statutory authority to regulate the makers of marijuana edibles will be added to the administrative responsibilities of the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), a move that will require these businesses to apply for a special endorsement on their business licenses. Ultimate regulatory authority for marijuana operations remains […]

Cannabis Culture

Hi-Tunes: Where Bands And Fans Meet For A Smoke

The future is now. Before cell phones and the internet, there were flyers and payphones, the Hi-Tunes after party invitation at Cannacon reminded me of finding a rave in the 90’s. I was handed a pre-roll with a QR code. Once scanned the pre-roll took me to a website to […]

Marijuana Business

Regulations And Taxes Threaten California’s Legal Cannabis Market

California’s demand for legal cannabis is expected to be three times greater than any other state by 2021, but heavy taxes and restrictive regulation may slow the degree to which the new adult-use market replaces illicit sales, stunting its growth and the state’s revenue gains from cannabis taxes, according to […]

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Sports And Cannabis

Phivida Signs Exclusive Partnership With Athletes For Care

Phivida Holdings Inc. (“Phivida” or the “Company“) (CSE: VIDA; OTCPK: PHVAF) is pleased to report the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Athletes for Care, Inc. (A4C). Terms of the LOI pertain to a prospective partnership in cannabinoid education and research with professional and amateur level athletics. The agreement […]