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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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                    Medical Marijuana Now Legal in South Korea

                    South Korea has become the first East Asian country to legalize cannabis for medical use. The change comes as part of amendments to the Act on the Management of Narcotic Drugs that the National Assembly voted to approve recently. The amendments will allow for “non-hallucinogenic” doses of cannabis to be prescribed by physicians. According to […]

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                      Massachusetts’ First Five Days of Legal Weed

                      The first recreational dispensaries in Massachusetts opened last week, and the numbers are in. Over the first five days, dispensaries sold $2.2 million worth of recreational cannabis, according to the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. An average of $39.33 per customer was spent, the commission also noted. When compared with the $5 million that Colorado did […]

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