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420 with CNW – Activists to Halt Legal Challenge to Utah’s Cannabis Legalization Initiative

September 22, 2020 4:20am

Back in 2018, Utah’s legislature passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state and the move was met with quite the resistance from legalization advocates. Although voters in the state had voted to legalize medical marijuana via Proposition 2, state legislators supplanted it with the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, a more tightly controlled … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Activists to Halt Legal Challenge to Utah’s Cannabis Legalization Initiative”

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420 with CNW – How Switching to Hemp Paper Could Result in a Sustainable Future

September 21, 2020 4:20pm

Despite the fact that we are living in a digital age, the most digital our world has ever been, our paper consumption has grown in the last 2 decades by 126%. Each year, approximately 208 million tons of paper are used globally. Many of these products of paper are single use and after, they are … Continue reading “420 with CNW – How Switching to Hemp Paper Could Result in a Sustainable Future”

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420 with CNW – How Barcode Labels Improve Marijuana Security and Traceability

September 21, 2020 4:20am

Despite being insanely profitable, the nascent cannabis industry still has plenty of kinks to work out. At the moment, the industry lacks a cohesive, nationwide regulatory structure and this has allowed plenty of lower quality products to slip through. Studies have found that a statistically significant portion of cannabis products on the market are either … Continue reading “420 with CNW – How Barcode Labels Improve Marijuana Security and Traceability”

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420 with CNW – Vermont Assembly Approves Expanding Marijuana Expungement, Decriminalization Provisions

September 18, 2020 4:20pm

Last Friday, the Vermont House gave an early approval to a proposal that would issue automatic expungements of cannabis convictions, thus allowing people to possess and also grow more marijuana without the risk of getting jailed for a longer time than is allowed. In the bill, people who have been convicted for cannabis possession for … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Vermont Assembly Approves Expanding Marijuana Expungement, Decriminalization Provisions”

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420 with CNW – Missouri Injects $2.1M from Medical Marijuana Taxes into Veterans’ Health Programs

September 18, 2020 4:20am

For most states that legalized either recreational or medical cannabis, earning tax revenue wasn’t the endgame. Although sales tax wouldn’t hurt, especially now that the coronavirus pandemic has drastically affected the economy, plenty of states pledged to use some of the tax revenue derived from cannabis sales to fund social justice initiatives like health programs … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Missouri Injects $2.1M from Medical Marijuana Taxes into Veterans’ Health Programs”

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420 with CNW – New Jersey Residents to Vote on Marijuana Legalization During November Poll

September 17, 2020 4:20pm

The coronavirus pandemic and the coming presidential election have eclipsed New Jersey’s ballot for this year, its highest profile one in 2020. Despite this though, New Jersey may be the latest state to legalize recreational cannabis, that is, if the constitutional amendment gets a yes majority from the voters. In the first-ever vote-by-mail election in … Continue reading “420 with CNW – New Jersey Residents to Vote on Marijuana Legalization During November Poll”

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420 with CNW – Colorado Marijuana Farmers Risk Losing Millions as Early Cold Weather Sets In

September 17, 2020 4:20am

Although growing cannabis can be quite a rewarding experience, it is fraught with numerous complications. The plant requires a specific set of conditions to thrive, and farmers could find themselves facing losses due to any number of reasons. This time, it was the cold. Colorado has seen uncharacteristically frigid temperatures this month. The second week … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Colorado Marijuana Farmers Risk Losing Millions as Early Cold Weather Sets In”

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420 with CNW – Marijuana Back in the Spotlight; Twitter to Blame for Bad Press

September 16, 2020 4:20pm

Twitter has partnered up with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to advocate for substance misuse treatment. When a Twitter user searches for “marijuana” or any other substance-related keyword, health warnings will appear. However, it turns out this only applies to marijuana. In partnership with the same federal drug agency, Twitter began to … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Marijuana Back in the Spotlight; Twitter to Blame for Bad Press”

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420 with CNW – 4 Marijuana Harvesting Tips for Outdoor Growers

September 16, 2020 4:20am

The harvest season is the most taxing as well as the most thrilling time of the outdoor plant growth cycle. This season can either make or break an entire year’s operation. To ensure your harvest is snag-free and also successful, here are some of the key things you should make sure are ticked off your … Continue reading “420 with CNW – 4 Marijuana Harvesting Tips for Outdoor Growers”

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420 with CNW – IRS Publishes Tax Guidance for Cannabis Industry

September 15, 2020 4:20pm

The U.S. cannabis industry has been in a precarious position for the past few years. Although more than thirty states have legalized cannabis sales in some form, the plant remains illegal at the federal level. So, although businesses can sell cannabis as long as they obtain a state license, federal law considers the business illegal. … Continue reading “420 with CNW – IRS Publishes Tax Guidance for Cannabis Industry”

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420 with CNW – Data Suggests Colorado Marijuana Users are Transitioning from Consumers to Patients

September 15, 2020 4:20am

Six years after Colorado legalized adult recreational use of cannabis and amidst the largest health and economic crisis in a century, the state’s cannabis industry is flourishing. June saw recreational marijuana shops sell more than $155 million worth of cannabis products, a 6% increase from the $149,186,615 worth of cannabis products sold in May. July … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Data Suggests Colorado Marijuana Users are Transitioning from Consumers to Patients”

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420 with CNW – Affordable Deals Drive Ohio Residents to Michigan to Purchase Medical Marijuana

September 14, 2020 4:20pm

Michigan has a new consumer market: Ohio’s medical cannabis patients and no, it’s not because their marijuana is better or of a higher quality. Only because it’s cheaper. Marijuana card holders from Ohio have revealed numerous times that they only travel to the cannabis clinics up north in Michigan to save money. One medical marijuana … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Affordable Deals Drive Ohio Residents to Michigan to Purchase Medical Marijuana”

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420 with CNW – Illinois Social Equity Applicants Want Marijuana License Lottery Delayed

September 14, 2020 4:20am

It is widely known that the decades’ long war on drugs wreaked havoc on certain communities. In fact, when advocates started pushing for the decriminalization of marijuana way back, one of their biggest objectives was to help communities that had been adversely affected by the war on drugs. For most states that legalized cannabis, that … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Illinois Social Equity Applicants Want Marijuana License Lottery Delayed”

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420 with CNW – Federal Report Reveals Few Banks Worked with Cannabis Businesses Amidst the Pandemic

September 11, 2020 4:20pm

The latest data from the federal government shows that in the last fiscal quarter, few financial institutions are servicing firms in the cannabis industry. In fact, the number is said to have declined. Last week, a report released by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network showed that 695 credit unions and banks were working with legal … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Federal Report Reveals Few Banks Worked with Cannabis Businesses Amidst the Pandemic”

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