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  • ICYMI: Adding Marijuana to a NIST Handbook January 20, 2022
    Not many people get excited about revisions and updates to the very dry National Institute of Standards and Technology  (“NIST”) handbooks. For example, the NIST 44 Handbook contains the “Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices.” The handbooks are adopted every year at the annual National Conference on Weights and Measures […]
    Hilary Bricken
  • Oregon Cannabis: New Rules, Part 4 – Repeat Violators Beware! January 19, 2022
    This post continues our discussion of recent changes by the Oregon Liquor & Cannabis Commission (“OLCC”) to the rules and regulations governing marijuana in the State of Oregon. You can find our earlier articles here, here, here, and here. This post focuses on a new type of rule violation that addresses how cannabis licensees manage […]
    Jesse Mondry
  • CBD Food Product Approval in the EU January 18, 2022
    The legal landscape in the Cannabidiol (CBD) sector is changing quickly, especially for CBD-infused food products. Companies looking for business opportunities involving CBD-infused food products are well advised to keep an eye out to new developments. In the European Union one can notice a change in perspective regarding CBD, its danger and use. This can […]
    Nadja Vietz
  • MLK Day: Cannabis and Civil Rights January 17, 2022
    Happy MLK Day! If Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, he would almost certainly advocate to end the War on Drugs. Dr. King never spoke publicly about drugs or cannabis in particular: he was assassinated in 1968, two years before President Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). But it is well established that […]
    Vince Sliwoski
  • The Role of a Lawyer in Cannabis Deals January 16, 2022
    From startups to multi-state operators, most cannabis businesses will engage legal counsel at some point. All of these companies – but especially smaller ones or less experienced ones – need to grapple with the question of what the role of a lawyer in cannabis deals will be. This can be a difficult question to answer. […]
    Griffen Thorne
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  • Cannabis Companies Target Teens on Social Media, Study Claims January 20, 2022
    Are cannabis companies targeting teens on social media? We have questions. The post Cannabis Companies Target Teens on Social Media, Study Claims appeared first on High Times.
    Benjamin M. Adams
  • South Dakota Governor Demands Cannabis Advocates Cover Legal Costs January 20, 2022
    South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem wants advocates to help pay for her foot dragging when it comes to legalization. The post South Dakota Governor Demands Cannabis Advocates Cover Legal Costs appeared first on High Times.
    Thomas Edward
  • Organization Launches NFT Collaboration for Cannabis Industry Reform January 20, 2022
    The Black Comics Collective and The Weldon Project are collaborating on a NFT project that will benefit those who have be impacted by the War on Drugs. The post Organization Launches NFT Collaboration for Cannabis Industry Reform appeared first on High Times.
    Nicole Potter
  • Kentucky Addresses Cannabis Reform Through New Legislation January 19, 2022
    Kentucky is introducing new cannabis legislation to reform the existing status and bring more cannabis access to the state. The post Kentucky Addresses Cannabis Reform Through New Legislation appeared first on High Times.
    Thomas Edward
  • Martha Stewart Launches CBD Wellness Topicals Line January 19, 2022
    Target specific areas topically with Martha Stewart's new line designed for muscle recovery, sleep and stress management. The post Martha Stewart Launches CBD Wellness Topicals Line appeared first on High Times.
    Benjamin M. Adams
  • New Mexico Ups Cannabis Production Limits As Adult-Use Sales Loom January 19, 2022
    New Mexico sales are about to expand with adult-use legalization, so to prepare, cannabis production is working to keep up. The post New Mexico Ups Cannabis Production Limits As Adult-Use Sales Loom appeared first on High Times.
    A.J. Herrington
  • Louisiana Senate Candidate Gary Chambers Smokes Blunt in Campaign Video January 18, 2022
    Senate hopeful Gary Chambers Jr. of Louisiana addresses the outdated cannabis laws that target people of color, all while smoking a blunt, in a new campaign video. The post Louisiana Senate Candidate Gary Chambers Smokes Blunt in Campaign Video appeared first on High Times.
    Nicole Potter
  • Ohio Advocates Submit Additional Signatures for Cannabis Proposal January 18, 2022
    Ohio came up with 30K additional signatures to show community support for a proposal to legalize cannabis. The post Ohio Advocates Submit Additional Signatures for Cannabis Proposal appeared first on High Times.
    Thomas Edward
  • Vic Mensa Busted With Trove of Psilocybin and LSD at DC Airport January 18, 2022
    The rapper was busted with edible microdoses of psilocybin and other drugs. The post Vic Mensa Busted With Trove of Psilocybin and LSD at DC Airport appeared first on High Times.
    Benjamin M. Adams
  • Lawmakers in Virginia Disagree on Cannabis Conviction Re-Sentencing January 17, 2022
    Virginia has definitely decriminalized cannabis, but with Republican governor in control, it's not clear if cannabis convictions will be re-sentenced. The post Lawmakers in Virginia Disagree on Cannabis Conviction Re-Sentencing appeared first on High Times.
    Thomas Edward

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  • 3CHI is off to the races sponsoring Tyler Reddick in the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series January 20, 2022
    Find out about the recently announced partnership between 3CHI and Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. The post 3CHI is off to the races sponsoring Tyler Reddick in the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series appeared first on Leafly.
    Leafly Staff
  • Sustainable cannabis brands to support in 2022 January 20, 2022
    Is your green...green? These Canadian brands put sustainability first so you can feel good about your weed. The post Sustainable cannabis brands to support in 2022 appeared first on Leafly.
    Salina Perry
  • What are the potential risks of microdosing psychedelics? January 20, 2022
    Microdosing psychedelics has become a popular wellness trend, but is it really that beneficial? Learn more on the science of how much you take and how often you take psychedelics. The post What are the potential risks of microdosing psychedelics? appeared first on Leafly.
    Nick Jikomes, PhD
  • 6 TikTokers to watch while stoned January 19, 2022
    Searching for 420 friendly TikToks to watch while you pass the time? Check out this list of cannabis Tiktokers to watch while stoned. The post 6 TikTokers to watch while stoned appeared first on Leafly.
    Rae Lland
  • Leafly Buzz: 10 trending cannabis cultivars of ’22 January 19, 2022
    Meet 2022 ‘ready for it all, and hella stoned to the bone.’ The post Leafly Buzz: 10 trending cannabis cultivars of ’22 appeared first on Leafly.
    David Downs
  • This is why Senate candidate Gary Chambers lit a blunt and went viral January 19, 2022
    The candidate for Louisiana Senate is bringing all the smoke to the 2022 elections. The post This is why Senate candidate Gary Chambers lit a blunt and went viral appeared first on Leafly.
    Calvin Stovall
  • 28 grams of game from Berner’s inspiring rise to the top January 18, 2022
    Quick hits of wisdom from the Cookies CEO’s incredible come-up The post 28 grams of game from Berner’s inspiring rise to the top appeared first on Leafly.
    Calvin Stovall
  • Canada might be home to the world’s first airport dispensary January 18, 2022
    These two men are trying to open Canada's first cannabis retail store in an airport. Is this the beginning of a new kind of "mile high" club? The post Canada might be home to the world’s first airport dispensary appeared first on Leafly.
    Randi Druzin
  • Mississippi legislators ready to legalize medical marijuana over governor’s veto January 14, 2022
    Senators passed joints and bags of hemp around the capitol building while debating daily patient limits. The post Mississippi legislators ready to legalize medical marijuana over governor’s veto appeared first on Leafly.
    Calvin Stovall
  • Balanced THC:CBD weed to help find your Zen January 14, 2022
    For those who don't always want THC heavy-hitters, we see you! Check out these balanced cannabis products with equal(ish) ratios of CBD to THC. The post Balanced THC:CBD weed to help find your Zen appeared first on Leafly.
    Joe Smith-Engelhardt
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  • ICYMI: Adding Marijuana to a NIST Handbook January 21, 2022
    by Hilary Bricken, Principle at Harris Bricken Not many people get excited about revisions and updates to the very dry National Institute of Standards and Technology  (“NIST”) handbooks. For example, the NIST 44 Handbook contains the “Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices.” The handbooks are adopted every year at the… […]
    Hilary Bricken
  • Dama Financial to Acquire GrowFlow January 20, 2022
    PRESS RELEASE SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dama Financial (“Dama”), the nation’s largest provider of access to banking and payment solutions for the cannabis industry, has entered into an agreement to acquire GrowFlow Corp. (“GrowFlow”), whose business management and compliance tools have processed more than $3.3 billion for cannabis retailers, cultivators, processors, and distributors. Combining Dama’s… […]
    Press Release
  • The REIT Stuff: AFC Gamma CEO Leonard Tannenbaum on Institutional Lending in Cannabis January 20, 2022
    At the tail-end of our recent phone interview, I mentioned to Leonard Tannenbaum, founder, partner, and CEO of West Palm Beach, Florida-based AFC Gamma (NASDAQ: AFCG), that the term “boutique REIT” had popped into my head as he was explaining how AFC goes about its business and how it differentiates itself from other REITs in… […]
    Tom Hymes
  • ‘Thrifty’ Clever Leaves Looks To Bolster Its European Ambitions January 20, 2022
    CLEVER Leaves, a multinational global cannabis producer, has been granted a licence to more than double its cultivation facility in Portugal as it looks to Europe to help boost revenues after a difficult debut year as a listed company. In December, the company announced that the Portuguese health authority Infarmed had greenlit the expansion of… […]
    Ben Stevens
  • Mississippi House approves amended medical marijuana bill, sending it back to Senate January 20, 2022
    The Mississippi House of Representatives approved an amended version of the Senate’s medical marijuana bill, lowering the amount of cannabis a person can purchase each month. The House voted 104-14 in favor of the bill after over an hour of spirited debate. The bill will head back to the Senate where the changes can either be accepted or the… […]
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RSS Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
  • Food Service Requirements January 6, 2022
    Date Effective: January 8, 2022Effective Until: Permanent changes to ruleApplies to: On Premises Liquor Licensees serving food in conjunction with alcohol sales. Permanent rules regarding food service have been revised to provide greater flexibility for licensees. These changes are found in WAC 314-02-010. Complete Meals
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  • Outdoor Alcohol Service - Temporary Allowances Update January 5, 2022
    Effective Date: January 8, 2022Effective Until: July 1, 2023Applies to: On-Premises Liquor Licensees To add or extend outside liquor service, on-premises liquor licensees must submit an alteration request and get approval from the Licensing Division before service can begin. Alteration requests are found below:
    Brad
  • Testing Resources January 5, 2022
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  • 2022 September Board Schedule and Information December 6, 2021
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  • 2022 December Board Schedule and Information December 6, 2021
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  • 2022 November Board Schedule and Information December 6, 2021
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  • 2022 October Board Schedule and Information December 6, 2021
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  • 2022 August Board Schedule and Information December 6, 2021
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  • Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority's cover photo January 17, 2022
    The launch of OMMA’s new licensing portal is delayed until Jan. 24 after discovering a data migration issue earlier today. Director Berry has more details in this video (https://www.facebook.com/OMMAOK/videos/713191533419228/), but a short recap is below. We're unable to accept new license and renewal applications until the new portal launches Monday, Jan. 24. Patient and business […]
    Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
  • New OMMA Licensing Portal Update January 17, 2022
    The launch of OMMA’s new licensing portal is delayed until Jan. 24 after discovering a data migration issue earlier today. Director Berry has more details in this video, but a short recap is below. We're unable to accept new license and renewal applications until the new portal launches Monday, Jan. 24. Patient and business licenses […]
    Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
  • The Call Center is closed Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Find OMMA contact information here: okla... January 12, 2022
    The Call Center is closed Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Find OMMA contact information here: oklahoma.gov/omma/help/contact.html (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
    Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
  • Photos from Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority's post January 10, 2022
    Here are the updated licensing and tax reports. Note: There are about 1,600 fewer licensed businesses compared to December. This is largely attributable to statutory and regulatory changes that took effect in November which removed a grace period for expired business licenses without a renewal in process. We implemented those changes before this report. The […]
    Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
  • OMMA High Points Episode 8 January 7, 2022
    Join Executive Director Adria Berry on the latest High Points episode and learn the latest about the transition to our new licensing system, a recent scam email and an update on our permanent rules. (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
    Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
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  • California’s cannabis department awards nearly $100 million in grants to local governments January 6, 2022
    SACRAMENTO, CA – The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) has awarded nearly $100 million in grant funding through the Local Jurisdiction Assistance Grant Program. The program, proposed by Governor Newsom in the 2021-2022 budget and passed by the Legislature, provides funding for local jurisdictions to aid in more swiftly transitioning high numbers of provisional cannabis […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • DCC is now accepting requests for Equity Fee Waivers January 2, 2022
    Cannabis equity businesses can now request a license fee waiver from the Department of Cannabis Control.  Fee Waiver Eligibility The cannabis business must meet the following criteria: Equity ownership: Individuals who meet the equity criteria own 50% or more of the business. Gross revenues: The business has gross revenue of $1.5 million or less per […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • California to offer financial support for cannabis equity businesses through fee waivers December 21, 2021
    Emergency regulations for the equity license fee waiver program were approved today CALIFORNIA – Cannabis entrepreneurs affected by the War on Drugs can have their license or renewal fee waived, following the approval of emergency regulations issued by the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC). These regulations implement Senate Bill (SB) 166, signed into law on […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • California’s cannabis department seeks members for Cannabis Advisory Committee December 14, 2021
    Committee members will advise Department of Cannabis Control on cannabis regulations and public policy CALIFORNIA – California’s Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) today announced it will open applications for all seats on the Cannabis Advisory Committee (CAC). DCC is seeking applicants that reflect the diversity of California and the communities impacted by commercial cannabis activity. Applicants must […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • Department of Cannabis Control files emergency regulations for equity fee waivers; public comment period begins today December 10, 2021
    The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) has filed proposed emergency regulations to provide licensing fee waivers to qualified equity businesses statewide with 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 […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • Cannabis Advisory Committee December 6, 2021
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    Christina Dempsey
  • California’s cannabis department proposes regulations to provide fee waivers for equity businesses statewide December 3, 2021
    Proposed regulations would provide financial assistance for cannabis entrepreneurs affected by the War on Drugs CALIFORNIA – California’s Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) today released proposed emergency regulations to provide licensing fee waivers to qualified equity businesses statewide. The waivers are designed to assist individuals harmed by the War on Drugs with starting and operating […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • CDFW’s Cannabis Grant Program Awards Nearly $1 Million For Watershed Remediation Projects November 9, 2021
    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) issued this press release. Contact CDFW if you have any questions: Janice Mackey, janice.mackey@nullwildlife.ca.gov, CDFW Communications. CDFW today announced the selection of four projects to receive funding for watershed remediation and enhancement projects. The awards, totaling $966,649, were made under CDFW’s Cannabis Restoration Grant Program (CRGP) through […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • 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
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Medical Cannabis Day Event June 14th
Keynote: Dr. Bonni Goldstein

Dozens of presenters and panelists honoring patients. Patient organizations on each island have organized an epic event. Our County Mayors and Governor Ige have all proclaimed June 14th, Medical Cannabis Day in Hawaii. 

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