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420 with CNW – How Tech Can Keep Marijuana Afloat During the Pandemic

May 22, 2020 4:20pm

A little over four months after the coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, China, it has infected at least 5 million individuals, claimed over 300,000 lives and brought the world economy to a standstill. As the world takes steps to curb the spread of the virus, technology has proven crucial, allowing governments and businesses to … Continue reading “420 with CNW – How Tech Can Keep Marijuana Afloat During the Pandemic”

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420 with CNW – D.C. Mayor Seems to be Setting the Stage for Marijuana Sales

May 22, 2020 4:20am

On May 17, the mayor of Washington D.C. released a budget plan for the 2021 fiscal year, and it may have positive implications for the city’s medical marijuana program. Based on language included in the plan, it looks like the local government is preparing to implement regulations for medical marijuana sales as soon as Congress … Continue reading “420 with CNW – D.C. Mayor Seems to be Setting the Stage for Marijuana Sales”

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420 with CNW – Oregon Breaks Yet Another Monthly Marijuana Sales Record

May 21, 2020 4:20pm

The economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis will undoubtedly be felt for years. With more than 30 million Americans newly unemployed and all but the most essential businesses shut down in the meantime, most industries are in a downturn. One sector that was spared and almost seems to be thriving during the crisis is the … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Oregon Breaks Yet Another Monthly Marijuana Sales Record”

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420 with CNW – Louisiana Assembly OKs Medical Marijuana for Debilitating Conditions

May 21, 2020 4:20am

On Friday, the Louisiana House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved bills that would significantly expand the state’s medical cannabis program. Residents suffering from debilitating conditions, especially those who cannot access medical marijuana, will now be happy to know that the medical marijuana program will have its list of qualifying conditions expanded to fit a wider range … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Louisiana Assembly OKs Medical Marijuana for Debilitating Conditions”

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420 with CNW – Cannabis Could Prevent Coronavirus Infection, Canadian Study Finds

May 20, 2020 4:20pm

A little over four months after the coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, China, the virus has infected over 4.5 million people worldwide and left at least 300,000 dead, and the hunt for a cure and ultimately a vaccine is raging on. However, due to insufficient data on the novel coronavirus and its penchant towards … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Cannabis Could Prevent Coronavirus Infection, Canadian Study Finds”

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420 with CNW – California Governor Delays Implementation of Proposed Marijuana Regulatory Changes

May 20, 2020 4:20am

Although most states designated the cannabis industry as essential and allowed businesses to keep operating despite the lockdown, the industry as a whole has suffered a variety of setbacks due to the coronavirus pandemic. A number of campaigns to legalize marijuana have been put on hold all over the country due to social distancing measures. … Continue reading “420 with CNW – California Governor Delays Implementation of Proposed Marijuana Regulatory Changes”

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420 with CNW – Congress Passes Coronavirus Bill With Marijuana Banking Provisions

May 19, 2020 4:20pm

Although government-issued coronavirus-related measures were designed to curb the spread of the virus, they had an unintended consequence, economic downturn. With all but the most essential businesses ordered to close during lock-downs, the economy was in a free fall. More than 20 million Americans have lost their jobs since the start of March, and the … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Congress Passes Coronavirus Bill With Marijuana Banking Provisions”

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420 with CNW – Study Shows Marijuana Legalization Boosts Hotel Bookings

May 19, 2020 4:20am

For a very long time, advocates for legalizing marijuana have outlined the revenue states stand to gain from legalization. Indeed, states like Colorado have brought in massive revenues through cannabis sales in the recent past. Furthermore, results from a new study show that legal cannabis has a positive effect on the tourism and hospitality industry. … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Study Shows Marijuana Legalization Boosts Hotel Bookings”

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420 with CNW – Marijuana Panic Buying Slows Down in Canada

May 18, 2020 4:20pm

As the threat posed by the coronavirus grew bigger, governments around the world issued lockdown orders and instructed all but the most essential businesses to close down. In the days and weeks preceding the stay at home orders, legal marijuana saw a spike in sales as people stocked up for what they thought would be … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Marijuana Panic Buying Slows Down in Canada”

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420 with CNW – New Congressional Coronavirus Relief Bill Contains Marijuana Banking Access

May 18, 2020 4:20am

The state-legal cannabis industry has been subject to tons of hurdles ever since marijuana was first legalized. Due to federal prohibition, institutions like banks have avoided the industry, denying them access to vital services like cashless payments. Once the coronavirus pandemic hit and the dangers of cash transactions were exposed, change had to be affected. … Continue reading “420 with CNW – New Congressional Coronavirus Relief Bill Contains Marijuana Banking Access”

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420 with CNW – Arkansas Medical Cannabis Sales Exceed $75 Million

May 15, 2020 4:20pm

Despite being illegal under federal law, cannabis has been legal in a number of states for a while now. Advocates for legal cannabis can talk about the benefits of legalization for days, but one of the main benefits has always been the potential for tax revenue. Like alcohol, the demand for cannabis is almost constant, … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Arkansas Medical Cannabis Sales Exceed $75 Million”

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420 with CNW – Pre-Employment Cannabis Testing Ban Takes Effect in New York City

May 15, 2020 4:20am

Last year, the New York City Council approved a ban on pre-employment drug testing for marijuana. As of May 10, the ban took effect, and it stipulates that companies in the city can’t conduct pre-employment tests for THC metabolites unless the position is safety sensitive. The original bill included language that exempted some jobs from … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Pre-Employment Cannabis Testing Ban Takes Effect in New York City”

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420 with CNW – Amendment Paves Way for More Medical Cannabis Business Licenses to Be Issued in Missouri

May 14, 2020 4:20pm

The Missouri House has voted in favor of an amendment that would lift the cap on the state’s medical marijuana licenses. This would allow essentially any business owner who meets minimum state requirements to secure a license. If the state Senate passes the amendment, it would open up Missouri’s market to more cultivators, manufacturers, and … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Amendment Paves Way for More Medical Cannabis Business Licenses to Be Issued in Missouri”

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420 with CNW – Florida Supreme Court Hears Pivotal Medical Cannabis Case

May 14, 2020 4:20am

For the past few years, the medical marijuana industry in Florida has been held back by legislation that puts an immense amount of pressure on sellers. State legislation requires that the medical marijuana industry be vertically integrated. Facilities that sell marijuana on a retail level must also cultivate, process, and transport the product. There have … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Florida Supreme Court Hears Pivotal Medical Cannabis Case”

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