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420 with CNW — Cannabis Companies Urge California Authorities to Prioritize Their Employees During COVID Vaccination

January 15, 2021 4:20am

Close to a year after the coronavirus appeared in Wuhan, China, eventually wreaking untold havoc on the world at large, scientists have developed vaccines that can provide immunity against the virus. However, it won’t be until spring at the very least before the majority of the U.S. population is vaccinated to achieve herd immunity. People … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Cannabis Companies Urge California Authorities to Prioritize Their Employees During COVID Vaccination”

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420 with CNW — Rhode Island Medical Cannabis License Applicants Await Lottery to See Who Will Run New Dispensaries

January 14, 2021 4:20pm

The state of Rhode Island plans to open up six new medical cannabis dispensaries, adding to the three dispensaries that already exist in Portsmouth, Warwick and Providence, which were launched in 2013 and 2014. In an effort to promote price competition and improve accessibility for patients, the new cannabis dispensaries will operate in six different … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Rhode Island Medical Cannabis License Applicants Await Lottery to See Who Will Run New Dispensaries”

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420 with CNW — What You Need to Know About Cannabis Home Cultivation in Arizona

January 14, 2021 4:20am

Voters in Arizona overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative to legalize recreational cannabis in the state during the November ballot. Known as the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, the legislation allows adults aged 21 and older to buy and possess cannabis. The act also legalized home cultivation, allowing adults to grow up to six cannabis plants … Continue reading “420 with CNW — What You Need to Know About Cannabis Home Cultivation in Arizona”

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420 with CNW — Wyoming Taking Cannabis Legalization Notes from Neighbors

January 13, 2021 4:20pm

Wyoming is among the last few states in the United States that has not yet accepted legal marijuana in some form. The state is surrounded by states such as Montana and South Dakota that have legalized cannabis, and while it is unclear when Wyoming will legalize cannabis, it is known that the state is exploring … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Wyoming Taking Cannabis Legalization Notes from Neighbors”

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420 with CNW — Recreational Cannabis Now Legal in Montana — With Caveats

January 13, 2021 4:20am

On Nov. 3, 2020, Montanans voted in favor of two legislations that would make the possession of cannabis in the state legal. The first, Initiative 190, legalized the possession and sale of small amounts of cannabis and levied a 20% tax on recreational cannabis sales. The second, Constitutional Initiative 118, would amend the constitution to … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Recreational Cannabis Now Legal in Montana — With Caveats”

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420 with CNW — Connecticut Governor Reaffirms Pledge to Push for Cannabis Legalization

January 12, 2021 4:20pm

During the annual State of the State speech held on Wednesday, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont reaffirmed his support for cannabis legalization and vowed to work with legislators to advance the issue this year. He stated that he looked forward to collaborating with the state’s tribal partners and was working with neighboring states on the way … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Connecticut Governor Reaffirms Pledge to Push for Cannabis Legalization”

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420 with CNW — NJ Cannabis Legalization Still in Legal Limbo After New Year Begins

January 12, 2021 4:20am

On November 3 last year, voters in New Jersey overwhelmingly approved a ballot question asking whether the state should allow adults aged 21 and over to sell, possess and use cannabis. The Legislature and Cannabis Regulatory Commission was tasked with creating a regulatory framework for recreational cannabis, with a constitutional amendment that would officially legalize … Continue reading “420 with CNW — NJ Cannabis Legalization Still in Legal Limbo After New Year Begins”

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420 with CNW — Republican Legislator Calls for Legalization of Recreational Cannabis in Missouri

January 11, 2021 4:20pm

A legislator from Missouri is calling for the legalization of recreational cannabis as a way to generate revenue for the state of Missouri while also eliminating the cannabis black market. This is the first time a Missouri Republican representative is calling for the legalization of recreational cannabis. If the proposed amendment is approved, it would … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Republican Legislator Calls for Legalization of Recreational Cannabis in Missouri”

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420 with CNW — High Prices Deter Pennsylvania Patients from Accessing Medical Marijuana

January 11, 2021 4:20am

Long before the coronavirus pandemic struck and turned everything topsy turvy, medical cannabis patients in Pennsylvania had to dig deep into their pockets to purchase medical marijuana. Surveys have found that the keystone state has some of the most expensive cannabis in the entire country, locking many qualifying patients out of the legal market. With … Continue reading “420 with CNW — High Prices Deter Pennsylvania Patients from Accessing Medical Marijuana”

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420 with CNW — Illinois Data Shows State Made $1 Billion Last Year in Legal Cannabis Sales

January 08, 2021 4:20pm

New data reveals that the state of Illinois has attained a cannabis milestone after raking in more than $1 billion in legal marijuana sales last year. This comes a year after regulated recreational marijuana sales began in the state on Jan. 1, 2020. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the state recorded a significant growth in cannabis … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Illinois Data Shows State Made $1 Billion Last Year in Legal Cannabis Sales”

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420 with CNW — Illinois Announces 500,000 Marijuana Pardons, Expungements

January 08, 2021 4:20am

Almost a year after Illinois launched its legal cannabis market, Gov. JB Pritzker announced that the state had pardoned and expunged the records of more than 500,000 people with cannabis-related offenses. This comes shortly after he pardoned more than 11,000 people with marijuana-related crimes. Making the announcement on the last day of the year, Pritzker … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Illinois Announces 500,000 Marijuana Pardons, Expungements”

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420 with CNW — Michigan Governor Approves Bill That Allows Veterinarians to Discuss Marijuana, CBD Treatments for Pets

January 07, 2021 4:20pm

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer approved a bill that would permit veterinarians to consult with individuals who owned pets about the therapeutic use of cannabis and products derived from hemp, such as cannabidiol or THC. The legislation, which was introduced in 2020 by Rep. Gregory Markkanen, was signed by Michigan’s governor on Tuesday last week. The … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Michigan Governor Approves Bill That Allows Veterinarians to Discuss Marijuana, CBD Treatments for Pets”

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420 with CNW — New Mexico Judge Rules That Hospitalized Inmates Can Use Medical Marijuana

January 07, 2021 4:20am

Medical cannabis patients will be glad to know that they are, by law, allowed access to medicinal marijuana even if incarcerated. In what could be a precedent-setting case, a district judge in Albuquerque, New Mexico, ruled that the Metropolitan Detention Center in Bernalillo County must allow inmates with qualifying conditions access to medicinal marijuana. The … Continue reading “420 with CNW — New Mexico Judge Rules That Hospitalized Inmates Can Use Medical Marijuana”

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420 with CNW — Children with Severe Illnesses May No Longer Access Prescription Medical Cannabis After Brexit

January 06, 2021 4:20pm

The Brexit transition period ended on Jan. 1, 2021, and with it, British children accessing prescriptions for medical marijuana also ended. In December 2020, the UK Department of Health and Social Care sent a letter to patient groups, clinics and stakeholders stating that once the transition period was over, prescriptions issued in the United Kingdom … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Children with Severe Illnesses May No Longer Access Prescription Medical Cannabis After Brexit”

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