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420 with CNW – How Custom Packaging Can Give Marijuana Brands an Edge

October 18, 2019 4:20pm

Marijuana is a booming business, and no one can dispute that fact. In 2014 Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, and that same year 147 dispensaries were launched in the state. The number of dispensaries has continued to grow, and by 2018 there were 509 dispensaries. Since then, six other states have implemented recreational marijuana programs. The … Continue reading “420 with CNW – How Custom Packaging Can Give Marijuana Brands an Edge”

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420 with CNW – California Marijuana Industry Workers Move to Unionize

October 18, 2019 4:20am

California has made it easy for weed workers to join labor unions after Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed into law a bill that requires all cannabis stores that have 20 employees or more to enter into labor peace agreements. California is the second state (after New York) to issue a requirement for licensed weed … Continue reading “420 with CNW – California Marijuana Industry Workers Move to Unionize”

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420 with CNW – Researchers Call for Global Marijuana Dosage Standard Units

October 17, 2019 4:20pm

There are no widely accepted health guidelines for marijuana despite the increased moves by different states to legalize recreational cannabis and the widespread consumption of weed. Addiction and Mental Health Group researchers from the University of Bath, in collaboration with UCL, Kings College London, and the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, suggests that users should … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Researchers Call for Global Marijuana Dosage Standard Units”

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420 with CNW – Former FDA Boss Calls for Federal Regulation of Marijuana Markets

October 17, 2019 4:20am

On Monday, Scott Gottlieb, the former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner, said that the federal government should be given the authority to regulate states’ marijuana programs. In a CNBC appearance, Scott Gottlieb said that the increase in vaping related lung illnesses calls for the need of a federal regulatory system that would give the agencies … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Former FDA Boss Calls for Federal Regulation of Marijuana Markets”

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420 with CNW – Ruling Party in Scotland Supports Decriminalizing Drugs

October 16, 2019 4:20pm

On Sunday, Scottish National Party delegates, in a unanimous vote, approved a resolution calling for the decriminalization of drug possession and consumption. The lawmakers representing the Scottish National Party, which is the third-largest party in the UK Parliament, in a conference in Aberdeen, argued that the parliament should remove criminal charges from drug offenses, and … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Ruling Party in Scotland Supports Decriminalizing Drugs”

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420 with CNW – Group Campaigns for Congressional Action on Pesticide-Free Marijuana

October 16, 2019 4:20am

Last Tuesday, Beyond Pesticides, a nonprofit organization said that a lack of federal regulations on pesticides used on marijuana plants is putting marijuana consumers at risk. Beyond Pesticides are advising their supporters to send letters to lawmakers urging them to hold hearings and investigations on the illicit use of unapproved pesticides in the legal markets … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Group Campaigns for Congressional Action on Pesticide-Free Marijuana”

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420 with CNW – Roadside Marijuana Breathalyzers Could Soon Be Available

October 15, 2019 4:20pm

Drivers who have smoked marijuana in the past three hours will be easily identified using roadside breath tests, which may be available in 2019. It has been reported that the two companies manufacturing roadside marijuana breathalyzers such as Oakland-based Hound Labs and Sann Tex are hoping that by the second quarter of 2020, their breathalyzers … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Roadside Marijuana Breathalyzers Could Soon Be Available”

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420 with CNW – California Governor Signs Law Allowing Medical Marijuana on K-12 Campuses

October 15, 2019 4:20am

In some California school districts, parents can now bring medical marijuana to their children in K-12 campuses; this is according to a new bill signed into law by Governor Gavin Newson. Last year, Governor Jerry Brown had barred the same bill. The bill which was signed late Wednesday states that, if the school board permits … Continue reading “420 with CNW – California Governor Signs Law Allowing Medical Marijuana on K-12 Campuses”

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420 with CNW – Texas Inexplicably Halts Medical Cannabis Dispensary Licensing Process

October 14, 2019 4:20pm

The Texas Department of Public Safety suspended the permit application process for medical marijuana dispensaries without warning. According to the Department of Compassionate Use Program website, the department is currently not accepting any applications. Initially, the state had said that the application process would remain open from October 1 to November 1. This announcement was … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Texas Inexplicably Halts Medical Cannabis Dispensary Licensing Process”

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420 with CNW – ACLU Sues County in Pennsylvania over Medical Marijuana

October 14, 2019 4:20am

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Lebanon County’s Court System and probation department over their decision that prevents the use of medical marijuana by people who are on parole. According to ACLU, Lebanon is not the only county implementing this policy; other counties include Elk, Forest, Indiana. Lycoming, Potter, and Northampton. ACLU is hoping … Continue reading “420 with CNW – ACLU Sues County in Pennsylvania over Medical Marijuana”

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420 with CNW – Federal Report Shows More Banks Are Accepting Marijuana Businesses

October 11, 2019 4:20pm

According to a federal report, there is an increase in the number of banks and credit unions accepting to service marijuana businesses in the third quarter of 2019. In the first quarter of 2019, there were 493 banks and 140 credit unions accepting marijuana businesses. In the second quarter, the number of banks and credit … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Federal Report Shows More Banks Are Accepting Marijuana Businesses”

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420 with CNW – Federally Funded Study Disproves Marijuana Legalization Myths

October 11, 2019 4:20am

A new study on the impacts of marijuana, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, showed that marijuana programs do not affect neighboring or non-legal states negatively. The new study authors, while conducting their state-level analysis, were looking to answer three questions; first, the impact of legalization on law enforcement resources in legal … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Federally Funded Study Disproves Marijuana Legalization Myths”

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420 with CNW – DC Employee Sues City Over Medical Marijuana

October 10, 2019 4:20pm

A government employee Doretha Barber, who was told that she would only get back to work after she stopped using medical marijuana and passed a drugs test is suing Washington, D.C. Barber’s work is classified as safety-sensitive in the Department of Public Works; however, she does not operate heavy pieces of machinery or vehicles. Currently, … Continue reading “420 with CNW – DC Employee Sues City Over Medical Marijuana”

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420 with CNW – Marijuana Will be Legalized this Month, Says Mexican Senate Leader

October 10, 2019 4:20am

According to the Senate leader of Mexico’s ruling party, by the end of this month, the lawmakers will vote on a bill for the legalization of recreational marijuana in the country. Senator Ricardo Monreal of the MORENA Party said that despite the numerous pieces of legalization bills already on the table, his chamber is almost … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Marijuana Will be Legalized this Month, Says Mexican Senate Leader”

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