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Be ready! How to Prepare for a State Cannabis Inspection

If you're a licensed cannabis operator and can't deal with state and local inspectors visiting your facility with clipboards and tablets in hand, you're in for a long and difficult…

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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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NY State Senator Urges Aggressive Action on Unlicensed Cannabis Shops

A New York state senator wrote a letter to the state’s cannabis control agency urging leaders to take “aggressive action” after witnessing an unlicensed cannabis retailer in their neighborhood. Senator…

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Minnesota Becomes 23rd State To Legalize Recreational Cannabis

On Tuesday, Gov. Tim Waltz signed the cannabis legalization bill into law, officially making Minnesota the 23rd state in the nation to legalize recreational cannabis. At Tuesday’s signing ceremony, Waltz…

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Ohio State University Gets DEA License To Grow Psilocybin

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has issued a license to Ohio State University that allows researchers to grow psilocybin mushrooms for use in scientific research. The license, granted to the…

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Connecticut Bill Would Allow State Tax Deductions for Cannabis Businesses

A bill pending in the Connecticut legislature would allow companies in the state’s nascent cannabis industry to receive tax credits commonly enjoyed by companies in other industries. If passed, the…

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Washington State Psilocybin Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

of Washington Senate Bill 5263 It was introduced on January 11th and passed by the House of Representatives on March 9th. April 14thPreviously, there were concerns that the House and…

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UN Issues ‘Warning’ to U.S. Over Adult-Use State Laws, Suggesting Repeal

The United Nations (UN) drug watchdog press release On March 9, he said the U.S. adult cannabis laws were inconsistent with the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. Roots of…

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State Medical Cannabis Laws Graded by Patient Advocates in New Report from Americans for Safe Access (ASA)

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) works for the medical cannabis community and has had a major impact on the entire cannabis movement for 20 years. ASA has a particular focus…

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Washington State Announces Social Equity Applications for March 1

The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Commission (LCB) has officially announced that it will begin accepting Social Equity applications on March 1st. that’s all 44 licenses Those previously “confiscated, canceled, revoked…

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Utah Group Aims To Legalize Shrooms in the State

A group in Utah is trying to legalize psilocybin in the state. Aptly named non-profit organization Utah Mushroom Therapy “We strongly encourage the Utah legislature to pass bipartisan legislation allowing…

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Yearly Cannabis Sales in Washington State Decline by $120 Million

Cannabis sales in Washington state have fallen by about $120 million over the past year, according to a recent market analysis report. Marijuana retail sales fell more than 8% from…

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Only 4% of Cannabis Businesses in Washington State are Black-Owned

According to the most recent data available from the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Commission (LCB), only 4% of cannabis business owners in Seattle, Washington are black owned.new report from King5News…

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Kentucky Governor Exploring State Weed Pardons

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that he has directed his administration to consider issuing amnesty for all convictions of simple marijuana possession. It follows last week’s pardon of all…

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Washington State Settles With Unicorn Brands Following Synthetic THC Probe

Washington Liquor and Cannabis Commission Said It reached a settlement with Unicorn Brands LLC over a year-long investigation and multiple Administrative Violations Notices (AVNs) into making synthetic-derived THC from hemp…

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South Carolina Farmer Sues State Over Destroyed Hemp Crop

A South Carolina farmer filed a lawsuit against the state over the destruction of his hemp crop in 2019. The lawsuit, filed by John Trenton Pendarvis on September 16, claims…

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Nevada Judge Orders State Board to Remove Cannabis from Schedule 1

Despite Nevada’s legalization of cannabis for medical and recreational purposes, police continue to arrest people for possession because the state’s drug commission refuses to reschedule it. This could change quickly…

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Mississippi Medical Marijuana Initiative Overturned by Mayor and State Supreme Court

The Mississippi Supreme Court recently overturned Initiative 65, which would have established a strong medical marijuana program in Magnolia, with a shocking ruling that surprised marijuana supporters across the country.…

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