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420 with CNW – Feds Hire Hazmat Company for Cannabis Eradication Training

July 10, 2020 4:20pm

The U.S. Forest Service has in the past come under fire for its handling of illegal marijuana cultivation sites. Most of the unregulated growers use dangerous chemicals that pollute nearby waterways and in some cases, they clear entire sections of natural forest to plant their crop. The Forest Service has been accused of not always … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Feds Hire Hazmat Company for Cannabis Eradication Training”

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420 with CNW – Mississippi Medical Cannabis Campaigners Relieved After Controversial Bill Stalls

July 10, 2020 4:20am

For the past few months, cannabis legalization activists and lawmakers in Mississippi have been trying to one-up each other with different marijuana legalization measures and resolutions. In early January, then Governor Phil Bryant said that he was opposed to an activist-led medical marijuana initiative that qualified for the ballot and hinted that state legislators would … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Mississippi Medical Cannabis Campaigners Relieved After Controversial Bill Stalls”

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420 with CNW – How to Prep for Your First Trip to a Cannabis Dispensary

July 09, 2020 4:20pm

The past few years have been good to cannabis. Across the globe, attitudes towards the controversial plant are changing and plenty of territories have legalized cannabis in various capacities. In America, 11 states allow recreational marijuana use for adults over the age of 21 while 31 states have legalized medical cannabis. Research has found that … Continue reading “420 with CNW – How to Prep for Your First Trip to a Cannabis Dispensary”

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420 with CNW – Jamaica to Permit Medical Marijuana to be Sold Online

July 09, 2020 4:20am

Although the cannabis industry has taken plenty of hits from the coronavirus pandemic, the health crisis has allowed the pot industry to make, within months, advances that would have undeniably taken years or even decades. In plenty of states and territories, cannabis was one of the handful of industries declared essential, and cannabis sellers were … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Jamaica to Permit Medical Marijuana to be Sold Online”

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420 with CNW – West Virginia Reopens Applications Process for Marijuana Testing Facilities

July 08, 2020 4:20pm

On April 19, 2017, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed the Medical Cannabis Act into law, effectively allowing cannabis to be used for certified medical use by a West Virginia resident with a serious medical condition. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau of Public Health and Office of Medical Cannabis pledged … Continue reading “420 with CNW – West Virginia Reopens Applications Process for Marijuana Testing Facilities”

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420 with CNW – Lawmakers in Virginia Reveal Plans to Legalize Cannabis

July 08, 2020 4:20am

As of July 1, 2020, Virginia’s marijuana decriminalization policy officially came into effect, making the Commonwealth of Virginia the 27th state to enact such a policy change. This came a month after Gov. Ralph Northam signed a bill that would make possession of up to one ounce of cannabis punishable by a $25 fine with … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Lawmakers in Virginia Reveal Plans to Legalize Cannabis”

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420 with CNW – Congressional Committee Approves Measure Allowing Marijuana Users to Reenlist in the Military

July 07, 2020 4:20pm

Although plenty of states have now legalized medical and recreational marijuana in various forms, it still carries a lot of stigma. Most employers are uncomfortable with employees consuming cannabis, even during non-work hours, and plenty of sports organizations do not allow their athletes to use marijuana. The military has a harsh stance on marijuana too, … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Congressional Committee Approves Measure Allowing Marijuana Users to Reenlist in the Military”

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420 with CNW – It’s Official: Austin PD Stops Misdemeanor Marijuana Arrests and Citations

July 07, 2020 4:20am

On July 2, the Austin Police Department in Texas officially stopped arresting and issuing citations for marijuana possession. This decision was communicated in an internal memo from Brain Manley, the department chief. The internal memo categorically states that the police officers in Austin, Texas will no longer be required to cite or arrest suspects in … Continue reading “420 with CNW – It’s Official: Austin PD Stops Misdemeanor Marijuana Arrests and Citations”

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420 with CNW – Congress Passes Bill Granting Researchers Access to Commercially Available Marijuana

July 06, 2020 4:20pm

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill aimed at allowing researchers to have access to the marijuana available commercially in states where legal recreational, and/or medical marijuana programs exist. This new legislation would mark a major shift from the current practice where researchers can only use the cannabis supplied by a federally … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Congress Passes Bill Granting Researchers Access to Commercially Available Marijuana”

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420 with CNW – How Marijuana Entrepreneurs Can Navigate Instagram

July 06, 2020 4:20am

If you have been in the cannabis industry for a year or so, you may have noticed that the accounts of marijuana companies on different social media platforms, such as Instagram, keep getting shut down from time to time. Here are some handy tips to help you navigate the Instagram rules to prevent the accounts … Continue reading “420 with CNW – How Marijuana Entrepreneurs Can Navigate Instagram”

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420 with CNW – Survey Shows That Canadians Aren’t Moved by Cannabis Branding

July 02, 2020 4:20pm

A survey published by Brightfield Group has found that the majority of Canadians are unable to tell pot brands apart despite the resources that these companies have put into marketing. About 3,000 Canadians were polled during the first quarter of this year. The overwhelming finding of the survey was that brand awareness was woefully low … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Survey Shows That Canadians Aren’t Moved by Cannabis Branding”

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420 with CNW – Colorado Governor Signs Bill Allowing Expedited Pardons for Marijuana Possession Convicts

July 02, 2020 4:20am

On Monday this week, Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill which will promote social equity in Colorado’s marijuana industry. Under this law, the governor will also have the power to grant pardons to people convicted for marijuana possession before legalization took place. Previously, the governor was required to consult the judge and state prosecutors involved … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Colorado Governor Signs Bill Allowing Expedited Pardons for Marijuana Possession Convicts”

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420 with CNW – How Existing Laws Are Making Cannabis Research Difficult

July 01, 2020 4:20pm

Cornell University secured a $4 million grant from the New York State government to conduct cannabis research soon after hemp pilot programs were established under the 2014 Farm Bill. However, the challenges that these Cornell researchers are facing are typical of what other cannabis researchers are going through as explored below. The Problematic Legal Definition … Continue reading “420 with CNW – How Existing Laws Are Making Cannabis Research Difficult”

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420 with CNW – Why 9 in 10 NY College Students Support Marijuana Legalization

July 01, 2020 4:20am

A survey done among college students shows that more than 90% of them support the legalization of marijuana in New York State where the laws are in so much flux that one can’t tell which direction cannabis policy will take in a few weeks or months. The survey involved more than 250 college students in … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Why 9 in 10 NY College Students Support Marijuana Legalization”

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