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  • New York’s Conditional Adult Use Processor License June 25, 2022
    On the morning of the Cannabis Control Board’s (CCB) June 23, 2022 meeting, the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) uploaded the meeting agenda, which included this important tidbit: a resolution approving a conditional adult-use processor license and opening an application window for said license. This is obviously big news, in that it provides the link […]
    Simon Malinowski
  • California Will Allow Large Cultivation Licenses June 24, 2022
    On January 1, 2023, California’s Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) will begin accepting applications for large cultivation licenses for the first time ever. California law authorized large cultivation licenses years ago. But, the law caveat was that applicants could not apply for large cultivation licenses until 2023. And on June 17, the DCC announced it […]
    Griffen Thorne
  • WSBA Webinar: Counseling Your First Cannabis Client June 23, 2022
    Register HERE Hosted by the Washington State Bar Association, this presentation will provide attorneys with an overview of some key, current topics related to cannabis law. The presentation is designed to help lawyers identify issues during the course of representing clients in the cannabis industry. The first session will offer an introduction to the legal […]
    Canna Law Blog
  • Petro: Colombia’s Next President and Cannabis June 22, 2022
    Gustavo Petro is Colombia’s next president, following his electoral win on June 19. The election of its first leftist president, together with its first Afro-Colombian vice-president, is no doubt a momentous event for Latin America’s third-most populous country. What will a Petro presidency mean for cannabis? According to Petro’s platform, a “focus on prohibitionism … […]
    Fred Rocafort
  • Trademark Infringement Litigation Case Study: Uncle Bud’s June 21, 2022
    On the heels of our recent intellectual property webinar (a replay is available here!), we received some requests for real world examples of how trademark infringement litigation plays out in the courts. Luckily (or unluckily, depending on how you see things), trademark infringement litigation cases are filed on an almost daily basis throughout the country, […]
    Jihee Ahn
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  • Senate Committee Passes Amendment to Loosen Restrictions for Applicants With Cannabis History June 24, 2022
    A recent amendment approved by a Senate Committee would prevent disqualification for intelligence agency applicants with a history of cannabis consumption, if passed. The post Senate Committee Passes Amendment to Loosen Restrictions for Applicants With Cannabis History appeared first on High Times.
    Nicole Potter
  • SAFE Banking Act Dropped From China Competition Bill June 24, 2022
    A bill to allow financial services to businesses in the legal cannabis industry was dropped from a China competition bill after passing in the House of Representatives but failing to gain the approval of Senate negotiators. The post SAFE Banking Act Dropped From China Competition Bill appeared first on High Times.
    A.J. Herrington
  • Medical Weed Cards No Longer Required in Virginia Starting July 1 June 24, 2022
    Medical cards will no longer be needed in the state of Virginia, which is expected to help patients in the Commonwealth access cannabis more efficiently. The post Medical Weed Cards No Longer Required in Virginia Starting July 1 appeared first on High Times.
    Thomas Edward
  • Spain Approves Medical Cannabis Reform: Pharmacy Dispensation Planned for End of 2022 June 24, 2022
    Spain becomes the next European government to formalize at least medical use of cannabis—even though the first step here is highly limited. The post Spain Approves Medical Cannabis Reform: Pharmacy Dispensation Planned for End of 2022 appeared first on High Times.
    Marguerite Arnold
  • New Jersey Gives Licensing Priority to Convicted Offenders June 24, 2022
    New Jersey is allowing folks with prior cannabis convictions to receive priority when it comes to joining the industry. The post New Jersey Gives Licensing Priority to Convicted Offenders appeared first on High Times.
    Addison Herron-Wheeler
  • U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Cases Seeking Workers’ Comp for Medical Cannabis June 23, 2022
    The Supreme Court declined to hear two cases challenging Minnesota’s denial of workers’ compensation for medical pot used to treat work-related injuries. The post U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Cases Seeking Workers’ Comp for Medical Cannabis appeared first on High Times.
    A.J. Herrington
  • Major League Baseball to Allow CBD Sponsorships June 23, 2022
    CBD sponsorships are now welcome for teams in the Major League Baseball (MLB) organization, which could open up many new advertisement opportunities. The post Major League Baseball to Allow CBD Sponsorships appeared first on High Times.
    Nicole Potter
  • Michigan Officials Question High THC Weed Lab Results June 23, 2022
    Is it a case of THC potency inflation or another scenario? The post Michigan Officials Question High THC Weed Lab Results appeared first on High Times.
    Benjamin M. Adams
  • South Dakota Seeks Changes to Medical Rules June 23, 2022
    South Dakota is finally making moves on legal cannabis rules and regulations after stalling for years following the legalizing vote. The post South Dakota Seeks Changes to Medical Rules appeared first on High Times.
    Addison Herron-Wheeler
  • Switzerland to Lift Ban on Medical Cannabis June 22, 2022
    Government officials in Switzerland are moving forward with plans to loosen restrictions for medical weed patients. The post Switzerland to Lift Ban on Medical Cannabis appeared first on High Times.
    Nicole Potter

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  • America’s yummiest THC gummies of summer 2022 June 25, 2022
    Gummies are the perfect summer edible. Here are the best of the best from across the states. The post America’s yummiest THC gummies of summer 2022 appeared first on Leafly.
    Amelia Williams
  • The first California State Fair Cannabis Awards’ winners June 25, 2022
    The California State Fair held its first cannabis competition. Here are the winners for cannabinoids and terpenes. The post The first California State Fair Cannabis Awards’ winners appeared first on Leafly.
    Amelia Williams
  • NBAer Montrezl Harrell’s lawyers say he never trafficked weed in Kentucky June 24, 2022
    The 28-year-old could face up to five years in state prison if convicted, but his lawyers claim he did nothing wrong The post NBAer Montrezl Harrell’s lawyers say he never trafficked weed in Kentucky appeared first on Leafly.
    Kaileigh JaKirra Robinson
  • What is THCA and what are the benefits of this cannabinoid? June 24, 2022
    THCA, or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, is a cannabinoid found in raw and live cannabis. Research suggests that THCA could possess immense therapeutic potential. The post What is THCA and what are the benefits of this cannabinoid? appeared first on Leafly.
    Amelia Williams
  • I’m obsessed with microdosing 1 mg edibles. Here’s why. June 23, 2022
    Edibles containing just 1 mg of THC can punch way above their weight and deliver amazing effects. Don't listen to the haters. The post I’m obsessed with microdosing 1 mg edibles. Here’s why. appeared first on Leafly.
    Max Savage Levenson
  • Claws out: cute cannabis nail inspo for summer 2022 June 23, 2022
    As summer heats up, so should your nail game. Here are some of the best stoney sets of nails to show off your love of cannabis. The post Claws out: cute cannabis nail inspo for summer 2022 appeared first on Leafly.
    Amelia Williams
  • 6 shrooms and adaptogens to help fight stress and promote homeostasis June 23, 2022
    Fighting stress and anxiety is easier said than done! Find out which mushrooms and adaptogens can help you feel like yourself again. The post 6 shrooms and adaptogens to help fight stress and promote homeostasis appeared first on Leafly.
    Santiago Rodriguez Tarditi
  • Does cannabis interact with antidepressants? June 23, 2022
    Wondering if you can smoke or consume weed on antidepressants? Explore potential risks and drug interactions between marijuana and different antidepressants. The post Does cannabis interact with antidepressants? appeared first on Leafly.
    Jeremy Kossen
  • Editor’s picks: Must-have weed gear for summer 2022 June 23, 2022
    Sesh, sunshine, and summertime. Check out our editors' picks for the must-have weed accessories for summer 2022. The post Editor’s picks: Must-have weed gear for summer 2022 appeared first on Leafly.
    Ashley Keenan
  • Is Smoking Cannabis Before or After Surgery Safe? June 22, 2022
    Leafly asked Dr. David Bearman, a leader in cannabinoid medicine, if it’s safe to smoke or consume cannabis before and after a surgical procedure. The post Is Smoking Cannabis Before or After Surgery Safe? appeared first on Leafly.
    Amelia Williams
RSS Cannabis Business Executive
  • ‘Our frustration continues’: CBD could be illegal next week in North Carolina as legislative hemp action stalls June 24, 2022
    ASHEVILLE — With a key deadline less than a week away, sellers of hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD, are growing increasingly restless that the North Carolina General Assembly hasn’t acted to remove the plant from the state’s controlled substance list. “Our frustration continues as the General Assembly cannot get this simple legislative fix done without… […]
    AggregatedNews
  • Survey Shows Marijuana Use Dropping Among Colorado Teens June 24, 2022
    Marijuana consumption among Colorado high school students dropped significantly from 2019 to 2021, according to a survey conducted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The CDPHE’s Healthy Kids Colorado Survey is conducted every other year to monitor teen drug and alcohol use, mental health, bullying, sexual activity and other adolescent issues. After contacting nearly 107,000 students… […]
    AggregatedNews
  • New Jersey legalized recreational marijuana in April. Cannabis companies were soon fined for not catering to medical patients June 24, 2022
    New Jersey fined some of the U.S,’s largest marijuana companies for violating rules put in place when the state started sales of recreational pot in April. Curaleaf Holdings Inc. and four other dispensaries with locations in New Jersey processed almost 3,200 recreational sales during hours that should have been reserved for medical patients, according to state cannabis… […]
    AggregatedNews
  • Senate committee moves to let intel agencies hire people who have used marijuana June 24, 2022
    The Senate Intelligence Committee has advanced legislation that would allow US intelligence agencies to hire applicants who have used marijuana in the past, according to committee aides. Language included in the committee’s annual authorization bill for the intelligence community — which passed unanimously on Wednesday — would prohibit intelligence agencies from discriminating against job applicants based solely… […]
    AggregatedNews
  • Democrats are looking for a weed deal June 24, 2022
    As this Congress enters its final months, lawmakers warm to the idea of cannabis banking “plus.” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer doesn’t have the votes to pass a sweeping marijuana decriminalization bill — despite repeatedly touting his support for ending federal prohibition. That realization is leading Senate Democrats to look for a compromise on weed.… […]
    AggregatedNews

North American Cannabis Regulatory Authorities

RSS Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
  • Expired Cannabis Allowances June 1, 2022
    Curbside Service - Cannabis Retailers To promote social distancing, the LCB is temporarily expanding curbside sales beyond qualified medical patients to allow sales to all adult customers as long as certain restrictions are in place. This is an option in addition to mandatory measures for retail establishments set forth by Gov. Inslee and the Centers […]
    Brad
  • Wellness May 27, 2022
    The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board offers a robust wellness program for agency employees to keep them healthy in both mind and body. Wellness Incentive The LCB offers a generous annual wellness incentive for employees that can be used on a variety of activities, including: Fitness classes Gym membership America the Beautiful National Parks […]
    SGUTE195
  • Contract with Security Specialists to Provide Voluntary Retail Store Security Assessments May 16, 2022
    The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) today announces that it has contracted with security management firm Setracon, Inc. to provide voluntary, free of charge, on-site security assessments of individual cannabis retailers.
    Brad
  • 2021 Fact Sheets May 12, 2022
    2021 Legislative Fact Sheets
    Brad
  • Enforcement Education May 2, 2022
    Cannabis Education Materials Education materials for cannabis licensees including Product Testing Requirements, Measuring Plant Canopy, Retailer Safety Handout, Quality Control Testing and Sell Off Guide.
    Brad
  • Cannabis Education Materials April 18, 2022
    Cannabis Product Testing Requirements: Past vs. Current This document describes the changes in testing requirements for cannabis plants.
    Brad
  • Board to Host Roundtable on Safety at Cannabis Retail Stores March 22, 2022
    OLYMPIA -- In the wake of a deadly spate of armed robberies at three cannabis retail stores which resulted in three deaths within four days, the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) will next week host an online roundtable to discuss safety at cannabis retailers. The LCB will meet with cannabis retailers, elected officials, national SAFE […]
    Brad
  • Delta 8 Product Examples March 17, 2022
    The following images show examples of Delta 8 products. D8 Products AP image provided by the Associated Press.
    Brad
  • 2021 Rules March 16, 2022
    Alcohol Distillery Reporting and Payment Rules (Effective July 10, 2021) Concise Explanatory Statement Memorandum
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RSS California Cannabis Portal
  • Commemorating Juneteenth: California Department of Cannabis Control highlights Black cannabis entrepreneurs June 20, 2022
    New equity website affirms importance of language like ‘illicit market’ and ‘cannabis’  CALIFORNIA – To commemorate Juneteenth, the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) released a video today highlighting a conversation with Black cannabis entrepreneurs and also unveiled a new equity resource webpage.   Part of the This is California Cannabis campaign, the video features DCC Deputy Director of Equity and […]
    wesbreazell
  • Department of Cannabis Control highlights potential for drought-related regulatory relief June 2, 2022
    CALIFORNIA – As California prepares for another summer of historic drought, the Department of Cannabis Control encourages cannabis licensees affected by the ongoing statewide drought emergency—including cultivators seeking to conserve water—to request disaster relief. Under DCC’s disaster-relief authority, licensees may request temporary relief from certain DCC regulations. Licensees seeking disaster relief are encouraged to submit a Request […]
    wesbreazell
  • California Department of Cannabis Control Debuts Data Tool Showcasing Access Areas for Cannabis Business May 26, 2022
    Five years after passage of Proposition 64, more than half of all jurisdictions in the state don’t allow licensing of any type of cannabis business  CALIFORNIA –The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) today rolled out a data visualization tool that will help consumers see where they can purchase safe and legal cannabis products from licensed […]
    wesbreazell
  • Department of Cannabis Control files readoption of emergency regulations for equity fee waivers May 25, 2022
    The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) has filed an action with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) to readopt its emergency regulations, with amendments, implementing Senate Bill 166. The bill requires DCC to develop and implement a program to provide waivers for cannabis licensing fees, with at least 60 percent of the total amount of […]
    wesbreazell
  • Department of Cannabis Control Provides Notice of Emergency Regulatory Action May 18, 2022
    Notice of proposed rulemaking to readopt emergency regulations for cannabis license fee waivers The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) is providing notice to the public of its intent to readopt its emergency regulations implementing Senate Bill 166 which requires DCC to develop and implement a program to provide waivers for cannabis licensing fees, with at […]
    wesbreazell
  • Department of Cannabis Control requests stakeholder input on equity fee waiver and deferral regulations April 25, 2022
    The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) is requesting stakeholder input and feedback on the development of equity fee waiver and deferral regulations. During the equity fee waiver program development process, DCC received feedback from stakeholders, including equity businesses and the legislature, signaling strong interest in a more robust stakeholder engagement and input process. To implement […]
    wesbreazell
  • CDFW’s Cannabis Grant Program Announces New Funding Opportunities For 2022 April 14, 2022
    $10 million funding opportunities through Cannabis Restoration Grant Program (CRGP) to remediate impacts of illegal cannabis and enhance watersheds.
    wesbreazell
  • California State Senate confirms Nicole Elliott as Director of the Department of Cannabis Control April 8, 2022
    SACRAMENTO – Nicole Elliott was confirmed today as Director of the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) by the California State Senate. In a show of confidence, 34 senators voted in favor of Elliott’s confirmation, and no senators voted in opposition. Representatives of local government, cannabis businesses, law enforcement and labor unions voiced support for Elliott’s […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • DCC files readoption of emergency consolidated cannabis regulations March 17, 2022
    The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) has filed an action with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) to readopt emergency regulations that consolidate the commercial cannabis regulations. This readoption would allow emergency regulations to remain in place while DCC completes the regular rulemaking process, which began on Friday, March 4. DCC’s filing marks the start […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • Department of Cannabis Control Launches CannaConnect, a New Resource to Support California’s Cannabis License Holders March 14, 2022
    CannaConnect serves as California’s cannabis compliance hub, helping licensees maintain compliance with the regulations that protect the legal market SACRAMENTO, CA—The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) today announced a new resource to connect California’s cannabis license holders to the people and tools they need to thrive in the state’s legal cannabis market. The resource – […]
    Christina Dempsey
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Hawaii Cannabis Education and Events

Medical Cannabis Day is Tuesday June 14th 2022

Hawaii’s Medical Cannabis Day Event is June 14th
Dozens of presenters and panelists celebrating and honoring medical patients. Patient organizations on each island have organized an epic event. Click the button below to RSVP, upload your video or just indicate your support for patients.

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