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420 with CNW – West Virginia Looks for Financial Institution to Handle Medical Cannabis Money

April 24, 2019 4:20pm

The Treasurer’s Office in West Virginia plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) by the end of next month (May 2019) inviting interested financial institutions to submit their proposals for handling the money generated by the state from the medical cannabis industry. These funds will include license fees, fines, taxes and other revenues accruing … Continue reading “420 with CNW – West Virginia Looks for Financial Institution to Handle Medical Cannabis Money”

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420 with CNW – Maine Releases Recreational Marijuana Draft Rules

April 24, 2019 4:20am

Ever since voters in Maine approved a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016, the state had never formulated rules to regulate the commercialization of adult-use cannabis even if residents were allowed to grow a limited number of cannabis plants soon after the midterm vote that paved the way for recreational marijuana. Two years … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Maine Releases Recreational Marijuana Draft Rules”

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420 with CNW – Cannabis Legalization Not Linked to Increased Traffic Fatalities, Study Finds

April 23, 2019 4:20pm

According to a new study whose findings were released this month, there is no link between the legalization of marijuana and an increase in traffic deaths. This conclusion was arrived at by Andrew Young, a graduate student at Kansas State University after he analyzed traffic deaths data covering 23 years. Young used two different statistical … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Cannabis Legalization Not Linked to Increased Traffic Fatalities, Study Finds”

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420 with CNW – Nevada Dragged to Court Over the Issuance of Marijuana Licenses

April 23, 2019 4:20am

The growing discontent among companies that weren’t selected to receive one of the marijuana business licenses issued by the State of Nevada has grown to an extent of lawsuits being filed against the tax department. A dozen companies have gone to court and want the state to be stopped from issuing more licenses until court … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Nevada Dragged to Court Over the Issuance of Marijuana Licenses”

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420 with CNW – StatsCan Reveals that Cannabis Legalization Resulted in Canadian Weed Becoming More Expensive

April 22, 2019 4:20pm

Data released by Statistics Canada last week shows that after recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada on October 17, 2018, the price of legal marijuana increased by approximately 17 percent. However, the Canadians who are buying pot from the licensed suppliers are paying about 57 percent more for the product when compared to those who … Continue reading “420 with CNW – StatsCan Reveals that Cannabis Legalization Resulted in Canadian Weed Becoming More Expensive”

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420 with CNW – Canadian Marijuana Consumers Unaware They Can Object to ID Scanning

April 22, 2019 4:20am

Canadian law requires cannabis buyers to present a valid ID for verification before one buys recreational or medical cannabis. However, some retail stores are going a step further and scanning the IDs of their customers. Such scanning isn’t provided for in the law, and the stores doing so are using that information for their own … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Canadian Marijuana Consumers Unaware They Can Object to ID Scanning”

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420 with CNW – American Cannabis Sales Expected to Double on 4/20

April 18, 2019 4:20pm

For the uninitiated, 4/20 in the marijuana industry can be equated to Fourth of July. The exact origin of that “holiday” isn’t known, but there is speculation that the day is named after the time of the day (4:20 p.m.) when a group of students would meet outside their high school in the 1970s to … Continue reading “420 with CNW – American Cannabis Sales Expected to Double on 4/20”

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420 with CNW – First Medical Cannabis Greenhouse Opened in Sydney

April 18, 2019 4:20am

Approximately one year ago, the Australian federal government changed its rules on marijuana and cleared the way for cannabis to be grown using taxpayer money. Those changes have seen the first government-run cannabis greenhouse opening in Sydney, New South Wales. The plan is to start by growing limited amounts of cannabis for research purposes before … Continue reading “420 with CNW – First Medical Cannabis Greenhouse Opened in Sydney”

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420 with CNW – New Jersey Lawmakers Remain Undecided as Governor Sets Cannabis Legalization Deadline

April 17, 2019 4:20pm

Approximately a month ago, a vote in the New Jersey senate on a bill to legalize recreational cannabis was postponed after it was realized that the bill may not have enough support among the senators. Now Gov. Murphy has given the legislators up to the end of May to pass the bill or he would … Continue reading “420 with CNW – New Jersey Lawmakers Remain Undecided as Governor Sets Cannabis Legalization Deadline”

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420 with CNW – Dutch Government Unveils Plan to Conduct Regulated Cannabis Market Experiment

April 17, 2019 4:20am

The Netherlands has had a unique model in which marijuana is neither legal nor illegal yet it is sold in coffee shops. However, the cultivation of cannabis is illegal in the country, so the cannabis products consumed in the licensed coffee shops are obtained from illegal sources. The government wants to end this situation by … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Dutch Government Unveils Plan to Conduct Regulated Cannabis Market Experiment”

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420 with CNW – Canadian Army Veterans Switch to Cannabis Instead of Opioids

April 16, 2019 4:20pm

Veterans Affairs Canada has revealed that marijuana use among veterans in the country has skyrocketed so much that $65 million was spent on weed for veterans last year. This rise in medical cannabis use not surprisingly coincides with a decline in the use of prescription opioids by the veterans. Previously, injured veterans had to take … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Canadian Army Veterans Switch to Cannabis Instead of Opioids”

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420 with CNW – Washington State Passes Medical Cannabis in Schools and Marijuana Testing Bills

April 16, 2019 4:20am

Two separate cannabis bills have been passed by the Washington state Senate. One has to do with the use of medical cannabis in schools and another regards testing cannabis products before they get on the market. The bill on medical cannabis in schools is intended to help students with chronic illnesses for which they are … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Washington State Passes Medical Cannabis in Schools and Marijuana Testing Bills”

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420 with CNW – New York City Council Wants to End Employee Drug Testing

April 15, 2019 4:20pm

As New York State gets closer to legalizing recreational marijuana, the city council of New York has voted in favor of a bill that will ban employers from subjecting prospective employees to pre-employment cannabis tests. If enacted into law, this bill will be a trailblazer because no other city or municipality in the U.S. has … Continue reading “420 with CNW – New York City Council Wants to End Employee Drug Testing”

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420 with CNW – Cannabis Inhalers Could Be the Next Asthma and Cancer Pain Medication

April 15, 2019 4:20am

Whole smoking is the most common administration method for medical cannabis, not all patients are willing or able to use this method. For example, those who have respiratory challenges like asthma are unable to smoke cannabis because it may aggravate their condition. Terminally ill patients may also find it hard to smoke marijuana as part … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Cannabis Inhalers Could Be the Next Asthma and Cancer Pain Medication”

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