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University of Nevada, Reno Announces Cannabis Scholarship

Two companies in the cannabis space, Green Flower and Curaleaf, announced in an August 8 press release that they are partnering with the University of Nevada, Reno to offer a…

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New Version of German Cannabis Legalization Bill Draft Possibly Arriving Next Week

German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach recently said in an interview with the Rheinische Post on August 9 that the federal cabinet will approve the proposed legalization plan for cannabis soon.…

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Border Officials Seize 2,000 Pounds of Pot Disguised As Frozen Waffles

Officials working on the United States-Canada border late last month seized a massive shipment of marijuana that, at first blush, looked like an 8-year-old’s favorite breakfast. U.S. Attorney Trini E.…

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North America Dominates Seed Market, Report Indicates

With home grow on the rise and a growing understanding of cannabis genetics, the cannabis seed market is undergoing its glory days. Allied Market Research provides a report showing the…

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K9 Named Karma Poses With 18-Pound Suitcase of Weed from Florida Airport Bust

Monday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) in Orlando, Florida posted a photo on X, formerly known as Twitter, gloating over a large bust involving 18 pounds of what appears…

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New Zealand-Based Rugby Athlete Receives Suspension Following Positive THC Test

New Zealand rugby player, Isaia Walker-Leawere, recently tested positive for THC and has been banned from playing on any team for one month. The 26-year-old lock (a second row rugby…

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Bill Gates Confesses to Seth Rogen He Smoked Weed in High School ‘To Be Cool’

Microsoft founder Bill Gates shared with actor and acclaimed stoner Seth Rogen that he, too, has a history with cannabis (although we can assume Gate’s tolerance is much lower than…

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USDA’s Weekly Farm Column Puts the Spotlight on Indiana Hemp Cultivator

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) publishes a weekly column called “Fridays on the Farm” where it highlights various farmers from across the country about how they embrace sustainable agriculture…

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Former Mayor of Adelanto, California Sentenced to Federal Prison for Accepting Pot-Related Bribes

On August 4, former Adelanto, California mayor Richard Kerr was found guilty of taking cannabis-related bribes while in office. According to coverage from the Los Angeles Times, Kerr was sentenced…

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OLCC Official Files Claim Against Oregon Governor

Former Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) director Steve Marks led the agency for almost a decade but was fired in January. Now Marks is fighting back and claiming that Gov.…

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New Jersey Officer Reinstated After Being Fired For Positive Cannabis Drug Test

A police officer in Jersey City, New Jersey was fired for testing positive for THC in a drug test. Last week, that officer was reinstated to his position with back…

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Ohio Legalization Campaign Submits Additional Signatures To Qualify For Ballot

The supporters of a proposed ballot measure to legalize adult-use cannabis in Ohio last week submitted petitions with more than 6,500 additional signatures from voters who would like to see…

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Survey: 58% of Cultivators Feel ‘Bad’ or ‘Terrible’ About Current State of Cannabis

While states throughout the U.S. continue to embrace the new legal wave of cannabis, it doesn’t eclipse the strife within the industry. Over the past few years, the industry has…

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Portuguese Parliament Approves Decriminalization of Synthetic Drugs

Portugal approved the decriminalization of synthetic drugs, The Portugal News reports. Portugal has had the most liberal approach to all drugs across Europe for decades. The drug strategy, put in…

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Arkansas Hemp Firms File Suit Against Delta-8 THC Ban

A group of hemp businesses has filed a legal action challenging a new Arkansas law that bans hemp-derived psychoactive cannabinoids including delta-8 THC, arguing the statute violates the 2018 Farm…

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Cannabeginners: How To Legally Use Cannabis in Chile

Chile, the country, not to be confused with Chili (the food), is the longest north/south oriented country in the world, stretching across 39 degrees of latitudes, giving it plenty of…

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Shroom, Pot Operation Bust at Former Walmart Building Is West Tennessee’s Largest Ever

Nine law enforcement agencies joined together to take down a massive illegal drug operation after a 35-pound shipment of psilocybin edibles revealed the extent of the operation. Agents found an…

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Illinois Cannabis Among Most Expensive Weed in America

If you’re facing sticker shock in Illinois, you’re not alone and your suspicions have been confirmed: Illinois ranked among the states with the most expensive retail cannabis markets in America,…

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Red Lake Nation Opens Minnesota’s First Adult-Use Dispensary

Sales of regulated adult-use cannabis began in Minnesota on Tuesday with the launch of recreational marijuana sales at a dispensary located on the Red Lake Nation’s tribal lands.  The Red…

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Mexican Drug Cartels Are Using Monster Trucks Like Killing Machines

If you’ve ever listened to country music (there’s no shame in embracing your inner redneck), you’ve likely heard about cowboys modifying their trucks to have as much Big Dick Energy…

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