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    CSA Says Canadian Cannabis Companies Not Meeting Disclosure Requirements

    According to Canadian regulators, marijuana companies are failing to provide even the most basic financial information to shareholders, including most everything from production cost to fair value assessments. The Canadian Securities Administrators concluded in a statement made Wednesday that every one of the 70 companies they reviewed failed to meet the disclosure requirements. They often […]

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      Backlog of Cannabis Applications Slowing Licensing Process In California

      California is currently in the process of creating a second stop-gap licensing program for the marijuana industry to prevent any disruptions from occurring in the newly legalized market. Since the launch of the state’s recreational market on January 1, they only issued marijuana businesses temporary permits, so long as they had community approval where the […]

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        Utah’s Proposition 2 May Undergo Some Significant Changes

        Utah’s Proposition 2, which aims to legalize medicinal uses of marijuana, is a subject of extreme controversy. While some citizens believe that the legalization of medical marijuana will greatly benefit the state, others see it as damaging and undesirable. But recently, both sides have been moving toward an agreement regarding what a medical marijuana policy […]

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          California’s New Cannabis Bills

          California Governor Jerry Brown signed three progressive cannabis bills last week. The first was the Cannabis Equity Act, which addressed the disproportionate harm that the war on drugs caused minorities. It states that many people of color in lower-income areas were inordinately criminalized for nonviolent cannabis offenses, leaving many of their lives in shambles. In […]

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            Uruguay Moving Forward with Cannabis Legalization Cautiously

            Back in 2013, Uruguay became the first country to legalize cannabis nationwide. Their top priority, however, was to do it right, which means moving slowly and having a lot of regulations. The director for drug policy and the Andes at the Washington Office on Latin America, John Walsh said: “They’re very aware that they’re the […]

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              Cannabis Legalized for Personal Use in South Africa

              South Africa’s Constitutional Court has ruled in favor of the legalization of cannabis use in the country. The ruling comes as three cannabis users, who were being prosecuted for possession of the drug, argued that the ban “intrudes unjustifiably into their private spheres.” While many in South Africa have celebrated the ruling, which is now […]

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                Congressional Committee Approves Marijuana Bill

                On Thursday, a US House Panel that oversees the efforts of federal drug enforcement approved a bill that will require Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice to start issuing more licenses for marijuana to be grown for research purposes. However, before the vote, a dispute took place over the section of the […]

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                  US Border Could Prove Challenging to Canadian Cannabis Investors

                  United States border guards have the power to declare Canadian citizens inadmissible, potentially for life, after answering questions about current and past drug use. US officials have also warned that any participation in the cannabis industry could result in a person being denied entry into the country, a problem for cannabis investors especially. Despite cannabis […]

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                    How Legal is the CBD That is Appearing in Food and Drink?

                    You’ve likely seen the surge of CBD-infused products hitting the market lately claiming to relieve your pain and reduce your stress. You can find CBD-infused beverages, gummy bears, pills, chocolate bars, and much more. However, the actual effects of the drug as well as the legal climate surrounding it remain unclear. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is […]

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