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  • DMT Therapy: Coming to a Clinic Near You? November 27, 2021
    DMT, or N, N-dimethyltryptamine is a powerful psychedelic. DMT, like its sister psychedelics (LSD, MDMA, psilocybin … and even marijuana), is a Schedule I controlled substance. So according to the DEA, its abuse potential is high and it has no medical use. Also, according to the DEA, “the history of human experience probably goes back […]
    Jesse Mondry
  • Despite Initial Setback, Florida Lawmakers Remain Intent on Psychedelics Reform November 26, 2021
    In April of this year, Florida’s first attempt at psychedelics reform failed, as a House subcommittee rejected HB 549. This bill, introduced by Rep. Michael Grieco (D-Miami Beach), would have legalized the use of psilocybin for mental treatment in the nation’s third most populous state. Despite this setback, 2021 could yet be a pivotal year […]
    Fred Rocafort
  • Happy Thanksgiving from Canna Law Blog! November 25, 2021
    Here’s to a great holiday for everyone out there, along with friends and families. We are thankful for the privilege of working with so many great people and companies every day, and in such a dynamic area of law and policy. Enjoy the holiday! We’ll be back tomorrow. The post Happy Thanksgiving from Canna Law […]
    Canna Law Blog
  • ESG and Cannabis is No Easy Task Right Now November 24, 2021
    Socially responsible and “sustainable” investing is picking up in popularity across retail and institutional investors alike. According to Wikipedia, “[i]n less than 20 years, the ESG movement has grown from a corporate social responsibility initiative launched by the United Nations into a global phenomenon representing more than US$30 trillion in assets under management.” When it […]
    Hilary Bricken
  • My Cannabis Business Insurer Is Stonewalling: Can I Get Attorneys’ Fees For That? (In Washington, You Might) November 23, 2021
    Insurance issues in the cannabis space are multiplying daily as operations continue to expand across United States markets. Cannabis companies face the risk of operational losses as a result of fires, burglary, business interruptions, and myriad other events. Cannabis companies also pay hefty premiums on insurance policies to cover those very losses. Many companies discover, […]
    John McDonald
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  • It’s Official: New Ruling German Coalition to Legalize Recreational Cannabis Use November 26, 2021
    The news has been rumbling for a week after a German language magazine first reported the news. Now it is official. Germany will be legalizing recreational use cannabis as early as 2022. The post It’s Official: New Ruling German Coalition to Legalize Recreational Cannabis Use appeared first on High Times.
    Marguerite Arnold
  • Cannabis Documentary Lady Buds Explores Female Business Owners in New Release November 25, 2021
    Enjoy this exclusive clip of the women-focused cannabis documentary 'Lady Buds' before its release this weekend. The post Cannabis Documentary Lady Buds Explores Female Business Owners in New Release appeared first on High Times.
    Nicole Potter
  • Jury Finds Pharmacy Chains Contributed to Ohio’s Opioid Crisis November 25, 2021
    Pharmacy chains will be appealing the verdict that they created a public nuisance by contributing the Ohio's opioid crisis. The post Jury Finds Pharmacy Chains Contributed to Ohio’s Opioid Crisis appeared first on High Times.
    A.J. Herrington
  • Don’t Wait for Black Friday—It’s Green Wednesday November 24, 2021
    Green Wednesday is set to be a big thing this year, as folks are preparing for the long holiday weekend this Thanksgiving. The post Don’t Wait for Black Friday—It’s Green Wednesday appeared first on High Times.
    Thomas Edward
  • Illinois Judge Rules Weed Odor is Not Probable Cause For Searches November 24, 2021
    Illinois has ruled that the smell of cannabis alone is not enough to search a vehicle. This is in line with the state's current stance on cannabis possession. The post Illinois Judge Rules Weed Odor is Not Probable Cause For Searches appeared first on High Times.
    A.J. Herrington
  • Jon’s Stone Cold Quarantine Cop List: 17th Edition November 24, 2021
    Just in time for Green Wednesday, our VP of Content is back with another collection of the latest and greatest products the industry has on display. This month’s featuring Turtle Pie Co, Redline Reserve, The Association and more! The post Jon’s Stone Cold Quarantine Cop List: 17th Edition appeared first on High Times.
    Jon Cappetta
  • CNN’s Sixth WEED Documentary Features the Benefits of Medical Cannabis for Autism November 24, 2021
    CNN's upcoming special, 'WEED 6: Cannabis and Autism' has Sanjay Gupta exploring the medicinal benefits of cannabis for individuals on the autism spectrum. The post CNN’s Sixth WEED Documentary Features the Benefits of Medical Cannabis for Autism appeared first on High Times.
    Nicole Potter
  • Uber Eats to Add Weed Category on App for Pick-Up in Ontario, Canada November 23, 2021
    The new cannabis category on Uber Eats for pick-up at Tokyo Smoke locations will be available for Ontario customers. The post Uber Eats to Add Weed Category on App for Pick-Up in Ontario, Canada appeared first on High Times.
    Benjamin M. Adams
  • Alabama Releases Rules for Physicians to Prescribe Cannabis November 23, 2021
    New draft rules were determined by the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners to guide physicians on medical cannabis recommendations. The post Alabama Releases Rules for Physicians to Prescribe Cannabis appeared first on High Times.
    Thomas Edward
  • Few Medical Cannabis Licenses in Portugal Have Been Awarded November 23, 2021
    Infarmed approves only 19 of the 114 applications for medical cannabis cultivation in Portugal. The post Few Medical Cannabis Licenses in Portugal Have Been Awarded appeared first on High Times.
    Marguerite Arnold

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  • ‘Pot shop’ panic plagues the Canadian cannabis industry November 26, 2021
    As the number of cannabis retail locations skyrocket, so does moral panic about a new kind of 'herb'n sprawl'. The post ‘Pot shop’ panic plagues the Canadian cannabis industry appeared first on Leafly.
    Kieran Delamont
  • Draft your fantasy football team of cannabis advocates and industry players November 24, 2021
    Pick the roster of 420-friendly NFL players you would roll one with. The post Draft your fantasy football team of cannabis advocates and industry players appeared first on Leafly.
    Thomas Augustine
  • This cannabis fights against the war on drugs November 24, 2021
    Good Green brings cannabis, ethical consumers & change-making nonprofits together to build new wealth & opportunity within Black and brown communities. The post This cannabis fights against the war on drugs appeared first on Leafly.
    Leafly Staff
  • It only takes a second to lock in your crop’s terpenes November 24, 2021
    Boveda’s humidity-control terpene shield packs are renowned by growers perfecting their product, a trusted solution for over 25 years. The post It only takes a second to lock in your crop’s terpenes appeared first on Leafly.
    Leafly Staff
  • The Roll-up #219: How to Danksgiving like a pro November 24, 2021
    This week: weed-walking with your cousins and jumping on your 420-friendly gift buying. The post The Roll-up #219: How to Danksgiving like a pro appeared first on Leafly.
    Leafly Podcasts
  • South Dakota Supreme Court kills adult-use legalization November 24, 2021
    Re-criminalization wouldn't have happened without Gov. Kristi Noem's leadership. The post South Dakota Supreme Court kills adult-use legalization appeared first on Leafly.
    The Associated Press
  • The best high-THC strains indoor growers need this year November 23, 2021
    Read here to find eight of the best high-THC strains for indoor growers this year and shop high-quality seeds from I Love Growing Marijuana The post The best high-THC strains indoor growers need this year appeared first on Leafly.
    Leafly Staff
  • Leafly Buzz: 12 trending cannabis strains for Green Wednesday and the holidays November 23, 2021
    Including ZMO, Carbon Fiber, and Forbidden Runtz. The post Leafly Buzz: 12 trending cannabis strains for Green Wednesday and the holidays appeared first on Leafly.
    David Downs
  • What is the stinkiest form of weed consumption? November 23, 2021
    Which kinds of cannabis consumption are the stinkiest? Check out this helpful infographic to see which weed consumption methods are loudest. The post What is the stinkiest form of weed consumption? appeared first on Leafly.
    Leafly Staff
  • How to take a Thanksgiving weed walk with your cousins November 23, 2021
    It's America's secret holiday tradition, and a great way to enhance your appetite. Here's how to do it well. The post How to take a Thanksgiving weed walk with your cousins appeared first on Leafly.
    Bruce Barcott
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  • What Must Be Done To Enact Germany’s New Cannabis Law And What Will Its Adult-Use Market Look Like? November 26, 2021
    With Germany’s Government-in-waiting set to deliver adult-use cannabis, BusinessCann explores the delivery challenges and how the legislation may be shaped. BACK in 2015 the German Green Party published its Cannabis Control Act (CCA). Although it made no progress in the Bundestag at the time, it is now emerging as the blueprint for the creation of… […]
    Peter McCusker
  • ESG and Cannabis is No Easy Task Right Now November 26, 2021
    by Hilary Bricken, Principal Harris Bricken Socially responsible and “sustainable” investing is picking up in popularity across retail and institutional investors alike. According to Wikipedia, “[i]n less than 20 years, the ESG movement has grown from a corporate social responsibility initiative launched by the United Nations into a global phenomenon representing more than US$30 trillion… […]
    Hilary Bricken
  • Who Needs a License? New York Weed Dispensaries Are Already Opening November 26, 2021
    Stores that offer recreational marijuana might not be entirely legal yet, but entrepreneurs are ready to start righting the wrongs of the war on drugs list prices, per se, but “Suggested Donations,” starting at $20. The packages offered in return are thank you “gifts.” “We don’t sell anything,” says one register operator at Uncle Budd’s… […]
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  • Germany’s incoming government unveils plans to legalize cannabis November 25, 2021
    Three German political parties have sealed a deal for a new government, with left-leaning Olaf Scholz the proposed next chancellor following lengthy coalition negotiations and a historic election that sees Angela Merkel stepping down after 16 years at the helm. The incoming government’s vision for Germany includes plans to legalize cannabis. It also aims to… […]
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  • Weed lounges are coming to a city near you November 25, 2021
    Las Vegas hopes to become a pioneer in creating public consumption spaces. LAS VEGAS — Planet 13’s cannabis “superstore” on the Strip has 30,000 square feet of retail space alongside a cafe, a bar and a marijuana processing center, all behind a glass wall where customers can see the various contraptions used for making cannabis… […]
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North American Cannabis Regulatory Authorities

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  • Curbside / Delivery / Takeout – Pre-Mixed Cocktails, Wine Drinks and Wine to Go November 23, 2021
    WAC 314-03-505Effective Until: July 1, 2023Authorizes: The sale of premixed cocktails, cocktail kits, wine by the glass, premixed wine and spirits cocktails, or premixed wine drinks through curbside, takeout, or delivery service.Applies to: Spirit/Beer/Wine Restaurants (all drinks listed above) Beer/Wine Restaurant (wine or premixed wine drinks by the glass)   Requirements Food requirements:
    Brad
  • Curbside / Delivery / Takeout – Growlers November 23, 2021
    WAC 314-03-510Effective Until: July 1, 2023Authorizes: The sale of growlers through curbside, takeout, or delivery service.Applies to:  Grocery Store, Hotel, B/W Restaurant, S/B/W Restaurant, B/W Specialty Shop, Tavern, Brewery, Microbrewery, Winery (Wine Growler), Winery Additional Location (Wine Growler) Requirements As specified in E2SHB 1480, sales of growlers must meet federal TTB requirements.
    Brad
  • Curbside / Delivery / Takeout – Factory Sealed Bottles, Cans and Kegs November 23, 2021
    WAC 314-03-500 Effective Until: July 1, 2023 Authorizes: The sale of alcohol products in factory or manufacturer sealed containers through curbside, takeout, or delivery service.Applies to:  Caterer, Non-Profit Arts, B/W Restaurant, S/B/W Restaurant, Snack Bar, B/W Specialty Shop, Tavern, Winery, Winery Additional Location, Brewery, Microbrewery, Distillery, Craft Distillery, Fruit and/or Wine Distillery, Distillery Additional Location
    Brad
  • Temporary Added Endorsements November 22, 2021
    Engrossed 2nd Substitute House Bill 1480 (E2SHB 1480) which took effect on April 14, 2021, provides legislative authorization extending certain temporary privileges that the WSLCB granted to liquor licensees to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Included are Temporary Endorsements for “To-Go” Alcohol Sales. The temporary alcohol to-go endorsements:
    Brad
  • Expired Allowances November 22, 2021
    Allowances for LCB Licensed Businesses Several LCB-created allowances designed to support licensees temporarily remain in effect. All of the allowances expired on July 31, 2021 unless otherwise specified.  Details about specific allowances and expiration dates can be found via this table.  
    Brad
  • Renting Kitchens to Non-Licensees November 22, 2021
    Effective Until: April 15, 2022 Applies To:  Liquor licensees with kitchens The LCB will allow liquor licensees with kitchens to rent out their kitchen space to food establishment businesses for the purposes of food preparation and cooking. In order to take advantage of this allowance, the following parameters must be followed:
    Brad
  • Online Silent Auctions of Alcohol November 22, 2021
    Effective Until:  January 1, 2022 Applies To:  Non-Profits holding a special occasion license The WSLCB will allow not-for-profit charity organizations to engage in online silent auctions of alcohol if the following parameters are followed:
    Brad
  • Minor Employees in Restricted Liquor Establishments November 22, 2021
    Effective Until: January 1, 2022 Applies To:  Minor restricted liquor licensee In order to support licensees during the COVID-19 pandemic, the LCB will allow minor restricted liquor establishments to hire persons aged 18-20 for limited job duties. This temporary allowance is to accommodate liquor establishments experiencing workforce shortages. In order to take advantage of this […]
    Brad
  • Mandatory Alcohol Server Training (MAST) – Temporary Allowance for Class 13 Permit Holders November 22, 2021
    Effective Until: April 30, 2022 Applies To: Class 13 Permit Holders A MAST Class 13 permit is typically issued to workers of a liquor licensed establishment that are between the ages of 18-21, and allows them to take orders of alcohol, deliver alcohol to customers at their tables for on-premises consumption, and to open or […]
    Brad
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  • ABC Industry Advisory: Cannabis Products, Industrial Hemp Products, and Alcoholic Beverages November 2, 2021
    The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) issued the following industry advisory to provide guidance about which activities are allowed on or in premises licensed by ABC. Contact ABC if you have any questions about this advisory: headquarters@nullabc.ca.gov, (916) 419-2500 With the legalization of commercial recreational use of cannabis products commencing in 2018, along with […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • Department of Cannabis Control marks 100 days as a new state department October 21, 2021
    CALIFORNIA – Today, California’s Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) marks its first 100 days as a new state department. In this short time, DCC has already taken significant steps to deliver on the Newsom Administration’s commitments to support California cannabis businesses and improve the cannabis regulatory framework. “We’ve made meaningful early progress as a new […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • Department of Cannabis Control Announces $100 Million Local Jurisdiction Assistance Grant Program October 1, 2021
    Department of Cannabis Control Announces $100 Million Local Jurisdiction Assistance Grant Program
    Christina Dempsey
  • Department of Cannabis Control’s Proposed Consolidated Cannabis Regulations Are Approved September 29, 2021
    The Department of Cannabis Control’s (DCC) consolidated emergency regulations are approved and now in effect. The regulations create consistent standards for cannabis licensees across all license types, by aligning application requirements, unifying terminology, and clarifying ownership and financial interest requirements. The regulations also establish rules for trade samples between businesses. View the approved regulation documents: […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • Department of Cannabis Control Files Emergency Regulations; public comment period begins today September 15, 2021
    The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) has filed proposed emergency regulations to consolidate, clarify, and make consistent cannabis regulations to the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL). This marks the start of the five-calendar day public comment period and the 10-day OAL review period. How to submit a public comment If you wish to comment […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • Department of Cannabis Control Proposes Consolidation of Cannabis Regulations September 8, 2021
    Emergency rulemaking action would create a single set of regulations for commercial cannabis activity in California SACRAMENTO, CA – The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) today published proposed emergency regulations. This action follows those taken in July by DCC to move all cannabis regulations into Title 4 of the California Code of Regulations. This is […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • Disaster Relief for Cannabis Businesses Affected by Fires September 3, 2021
    California is in the thick of fire season. This year, wildfires have burned more than 1.9 million acres in California. More than 15,300 firefighters are on the frontlines of 16 major and five extended attack wildfires across California. The Caldor Fire is the 15th largest fire in California history and the Monument fire is the […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • Department of Cannabis Control Provides Notice of Regulatory Action and Announces Approval of Regulations August 6, 2021
    The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) is providing notice of a proposed rulemaking to adopt regulations for Quick Response (QR) Code certificates. DCC also today announced the approval of the readoption of emergency regulations allowing for information sharing with financial institutions. Notice of proposed rulemaking to adopt QR Code regulations DCC is providing notice to […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • Department of Cannabis Control Names Leadership Team July 20, 2021
    The Department of Cannabis Control announced permanent and acting members of its leadership team.
    Christina Dempsey
  • Department of Cannabis Control Announces Regulatory Actions July 16, 2021
    The Department of Cannabis Control announced two rulemaking actions: the approval of section 100 action to consolidate the cannabis regulations, and notice of readoption of emergency regulations for release of information to financial institutions.
    Christina Dempsey
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Medical Cannabis Day Event June 14th
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