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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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      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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        Cannabis Firm Ordered to Pay $8.8 Million

        Judge Edward Bronfin, a Denver district judge has ordered Sweet Leaf, a Denver, Colorado-based chain to pay $8.8 million judgment for unpaid rent, late fees and interest in breaching four leases in Denver, Colorado. Sweet Leaf lost all 26 of its marijuana cultivation, processing and dispensary licenses in Denver, earlier this year, by allegedly allowing […]

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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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            Banks in Massachusetts Accepting Marijuana Deposits

            BayCoast Bank is the first bank in Massachusetts that is willing to accept deposits from businesses that are in the marijuana industry. It also confirmed that it is working with at least two dispensaries. BayCoast Bank, based out of Swansea, is in the process of taking on four or five medical marijuana facilities and would […]

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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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                CA Lab is Shut Down After BCC Inspection Finds Falsified Test Results

                Sequoia Analytical Labs, a laboratory in Sacramento that tested marijuana products, had to give up its business license after a state inspection discovered evidence of corrupt product testing procedures. The report states that the lab’s director had allegedly been falsifying cannabis product test results for around four months. This puts much of the lab’s research […]

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                  Canadian Producer of Cannabis Issues Recall

                  Bonify, a Canadian grower of cannabis, is recalling two types of weed. The pot being recalled is sold in Saskatchewan. The company, based in Winnipeg, Canada says it is recalling its “Cherry Lime” and “Warlock Kush” products. In a statement by the company, it said the chemical and microbial contaminant in these products might not […]

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                    Champagne Wishes and Cannabis Dreams

                    There’s that great scene in Wayne’s World – you know the one I’m talking about – where Wayne, Garth, and Cassandra are all standing in evil Benjamin’s house, and the snobby producer, played masterfully by Rob Lowe, comments that all champagne is French, and that if it’s not it’s just called “sparkling white.” Turns out […]

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                      Mexican Supreme Court Rules Ban on Marijuana is Unconstitutional

                      The Mexican Supreme Court made a ruling in regards to the country’s ban on marijuana. The court ruled that it was unconstitutional. The decision by the court simply stated that banning people from using marijuana should not be allowed. This ruling does not necessarily make the selling of marijuana legal but is geared more towards […]

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