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420 with CNW — SAFE Banking Act Sponsor Vows to See Bill Passed Before He Retires

January 24, 2022 4:20pm

Operating in the legal cannabis space is no mean feat. Due to the plant’s federal status as a controlled substance, marijuana businesses have to deal with a lot of issues that players in other industries don’t even have to think of. For starters, most banks refuse to work with marijuana businesses in fear of federal … Continue reading “420 with CNW — SAFE Banking Act Sponsor Vows to See Bill Passed Before He Retires”

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420 with CNW — State, Federal Officials Work Together on Draft Cannabis Standardization Proposals

January 24, 2022 4:20am

America’s state-legal cannabis industry may be incredibly lucrative, but it is far from perfect. Barely more than a decade old, the sector is known for its patchwork laws and lack of standardization. For quite a while, industry stakeholders and reform activists have argued for the creation of standard rules and procedures. This would make interstate … Continue reading “420 with CNW — State, Federal Officials Work Together on Draft Cannabis Standardization Proposals”

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420 with CNW — Four Ways to Benefit from Medical Marijuana in 2022

January 21, 2022 4:20pm

With medical marijuana legal in 37 U.S. states, chances are high that you could be a resident in one of the states where patients with any of the qualifying health conditions can legally access and use marijuana therapeutically. We discuss below some of the ways through which you can support your health and wellness by … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Four Ways to Benefit from Medical Marijuana in 2022”

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420 with CNW — Voters Could Decide on Marijuana Measures in 2022 in These States

January 21, 2022 4:20am

As the wave to enact cannabis reform gains momentum across the country, we take a look at some of the states in which marijuana ballot measures may be on the cards this year. In Ohio, advocates who submitted voter signatures last year were told that they needed an additional 13,062 voter signatures to see their … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Voters Could Decide on Marijuana Measures in 2022 in These States”

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420 with CNW — California Governor Vows to Reform State Marijuana Taxes

January 20, 2022 4:20pm

Last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom made an announcement that was welcomed by the marijuana industry. During a news conference after revealing his 2022–2023 budget estimates, Newsom stated that he planned to revisit marijuana taxes so that the cannabis market could be stabilized. During that news conference, Newsom also stated that he planned to make … Continue reading “420 with CNW — California Governor Vows to Reform State Marijuana Taxes”

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420 with CNW — Study Finds That Hemp Compounds Could Block Coronavirus Infection

January 20, 2022 4:20am

New research carried out by researchers at the Oregon State University and the Oregon Health and Science University has discovered that some hemp compounds may be able to prevent SARS-CoV-2 from entering cells in the human body. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes the coronavirus infection. The study’s findings were reported in the “Journal of … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Study Finds That Hemp Compounds Could Block Coronavirus Infection”

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420 with CNW — Future Cannabis Impairment Testing May Rely on Brain Scans

January 19, 2022 4:20pm

Legalizing cannabis has brought forth a ton of benefits: the state-legal industry has created hundreds of thousands of new jobs, generated billions of dollars in revenue and filled state coffers with billions of cannabis tax dollars. This money has been used to fund plenty of social-equity programs designed to help the underprivileged as well as … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Future Cannabis Impairment Testing May Rely on Brain Scans”

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420 with CNW — Mississippi Mom Believes Legalizing Medical Cannabis Would Transform Epileptic Daughter’s Health

January 19, 2022 4:20am

We don’t know a lot about how cannabis affects the body, although anecdotal accounts and preliminary research shows that cannabis has some therapeutic ability. However, the consensus among most experts is that we need more research on cannabis. In the meantime, what we do know about the controversial plant is significant enough. Studies have found … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Mississippi Mom Believes Legalizing Medical Cannabis Would Transform Epileptic Daughter’s Health”

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420 with CNW — Top National Intelligence Official Eases Cannabis Restrictions on Federal Employees

January 18, 2022 4:20pm

In a new memo, Avril Haines, director of National Intelligence, stated that federal employers should be discrete when it comes to individuals with marijuana investments in their stock portfolios and shouldn’t flatly reject security clearance applicants over past use of marijuana. Haines stated that even with more states legalizing cannabis across the country, its use … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Top National Intelligence Official Eases Cannabis Restrictions on Federal Employees”

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420 with CNW — California Disburses $100M in Support of Cannabis Business Development

January 18, 2022 4:20am

Last week, officials in California announced that the state had allocated $100 million in funding for the development of local cannabis markets, which would initially be used to help marijuana businesses become fully licensed. The California Department of Cannabis Control distributed the funds to 17 counties and cities where there are unequal numbers of provisional … Continue reading “420 with CNW — California Disburses $100M in Support of Cannabis Business Development”

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420 with CNW — CPG Trends That Marijuana Businesses Should Consider Implementing

January 14, 2022 4:20pm

Since the pandemic begun, there have been shifts in consumer purchasing habits with emerging technologies and packaging innovations such as digitization, remote analytics and AI leading to the development of a new level of company efficiencies. While not every packaging innovation can be applied to marijuana firms, some trends transforming the consumer packaged goods sector … Continue reading “420 with CNW — CPG Trends That Marijuana Businesses Should Consider Implementing”

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420 with CNW — New Study Finds Cannabis Breathalyzers Provide Inaccurate Results

January 14, 2022 4:20am

New research has found that cannabis breathalyzers are inconsistent in measuring THC impairment. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana that induces a high. This compound usually binds with receptors in the brain that control mood and pain, among other feelings. The study was carried out in Australia by University of Sydney researchers. … Continue reading “420 with CNW — New Study Finds Cannabis Breathalyzers Provide Inaccurate Results”

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420 with CNW — Report Finds State-Legal Cannabis Markets Have Generated $10B in Taxes

January 13, 2022 4:20pm

Cannabis is without a doubt one of the fastest-growing industries in America. Despite being relatively young, America’s state-legal cannabis industry has been quite lucrative, generating billions of dollars in revenue and creating hundreds of thousands of new job opportunities. According to a newly released report on the industry, marijuana has been extremely kind to state … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Report Finds State-Legal Cannabis Markets Have Generated $10B in Taxes”

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420 with CNW — Illinois Breaks Yet Another Cannabis Sales Record in December

January 13, 2022 4:20am

All things considered, 2021 was a pretty good year for cannabis. Unlike most sectors, the state-legal cannabis industry didn’t take much of a beating from the coronavirus pandemic, and when 2021 came to a close, cannabis businesses across the country were doing relatively well. So while businesses in other industries were struggling to recover from … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Illinois Breaks Yet Another Cannabis Sales Record in December”

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