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    New Federal Law Proposed to Remove Cannabis From CSA

    A bill was recently introduced to the House of Representatives, H.R.420, by Rep Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) proposes the federal government remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act. It also requests that it gives the responsibility of regulating it to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. “While the bill number may be a bit […]

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      Oregon Considering Whether to Allow Cannabis Exports to Other States

      A new proposal is about to go before Oregon’s lawmakers regarding the export of marijuana. Oregon, already famous for its export of craft beer, fine wine, and hazelnuts, may become one of the first states to legalize the exportation of cannabis. Democratic Senator Floyd Prozanski of Oregon plans on reintroducing provisions from the Senate Bill […]

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        California’s Cannabis Testing Troubles

        The legalization of cannabis is a sensitive issue in many parts of the United States. Indeed, it is truly a controversial subject globally. However, in the state of California, much to the joy of its residents, cannabis was finally fully legalized at the beginning of 2018. Since that time, the cannabis industry has not been […]

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          Emerald Cup 2018 and Changes in California’s Cannabis Culture

          California’s Emerald Cup took place between December 15th and 16th, 2018. Swirls of pot smoke hung in the air like the fog from a horror film. However, it wasn’t flesh-eating zombies shuffling through the fog at the Sonoma fairgrounds; rather, it was 28,000 red-eyed cannabis fans. The two-day festival has become one of the most […]

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            Cannabis Businesses Could Have Access to Banks in 2019

            Common sense tells us it’s going to be quite the challenge to get new cannabis banking legislation passed in 2019 for most States, regardless of how profitable it is. However, there’s still hope that the cannabis industry could actually see some sort of real fix on the marijuana banking in 2019. How is that so? […]

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              Thailand Starts off the New Year with Legalized Medical Marijuana

              Thailand approved the legalization of marijuana for medical and research purposes. This makes Thailand the first country to legalize medical marijuana in Asia, a region known for its strict drug laws. It is also something of a return to tradition for Thailand – historically, the country used marijuana to help alleviate a wide range of […]

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                The State of Legal Cannabis in the European Union

                It may not seem like it, but several prominent European countries are beginning to change their tunes, as far as cannabis is concerned. For example, Italy continues to rake in profits from hemp, and hemp byproducts, since it’s legalization a couple of years ago now. Also, not only has Greece officially granted its first licenses […]

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                  Israel Approves Law Allowing Export of Medical Marijuana

                  Lawmakers in Israel have approved a new law that will allow Israeli farmers to export cannabis for medical purposes. This move is expected to bring in quite a high revenue for the state. According to the law’s explanatory notes, it conditions growing cannabis intended for medical use on a health ministry license coupled with police […]

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                    Small Michigan City Declines to Ban Marijuana Shops

                    Lowell, a small Michigan city with a population of around four thousand, has made a small move toward allowing recreational marijuana stores in its community. In a recent special meeting that took place in late November, the city council said that they would not opt out of adding marijuana businesses to their city. That may […]

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                      Industrial Hemp Legalization Passes in Congress

                      American farmers will be able to cultivate industrial hemp now that the unified 2018 Farm Bill was passed by Congress. The cultivation and sale of industrial hemp and its derivatives, including the increasingly lucrative marketplace for cannabidiol (CBD) products is now legal on the federal level. Individuals with felony convictions related to a controlled substance […]

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