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Chuck Schumer’s Federal Legalization Bill Introduced to the Senate

WASHINGTON - The long-awaited Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA) was finally introduced to the Senate Thursday after being unveiled to the industry by...
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Is Oregon’s CBN Ban Responsible or Regressive Legislation?

Oregon is the nation’s first adult-use state to ban the sale of cannabinol (CBN) products, and operators throughout the North American industry are voicing...
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House Appropriations Bill Would Lift FCC Advertising Ban

WASHINGTON – Advertising opportunities for legal cannabis businesses could expand exponentially if a policy rider to the fiscal-year 2023 federal budget remains intact. Verbiage in...
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California Ends Cannabis Cultivation Tax to Curb Illicit Sales

SACRAMENTO - California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new bill into law that will restructure the state’s adult-use cannabis program, eliminating a cannabis cultivation...
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Jamaica: Religion, Culture, and Regulation

Rastafarianism and cannabis are inextricably linked to Jamaica. But which came first, the religion or ganja? Ganja did. The relationship between cannabis and Jamaica predates...
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The CLIMB Act Would Greatly Expand Access to Financial Services

WASHINGTON - The Capital Lending and Investment for Marijuana Businesses (CLIMB) Act was introduced Thursday by U.S. Congressmen Troy A. Carter, Sr. (D-LA) and...
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A Bipartisan Omnibus Bill Is Gaining Steam in Congress

WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reportedly is discussing with other congressional leaders a bipartisan omnibus cannabis bill that would grant new...
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The Republic of Malta Takes a Big Leap for a Small Country

Almost everyone, it seems, was caught off guard in December 2021 when Malta announced it had legalized adult use just months after Luxembourg legalized...
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NY Considers Cannabis-Infused Food Sales at Pizzerias and Other Eateries

New York City has been famous for its brand of thin, crispy, deliciously-greasy pizza for the past century, and this year, the city’s mass...
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The Adult-Use Cannabis Market Is Opening for Business in New Jersey

Recreational cannabis sales for adults 21 and over have been approved by New Jersey officials. Initially, a handful of sites already operating as medicinal dispensaries...

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