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  • 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
  • Spotify Smokes Potify January 15, 2022
    Spotify AB (“Spotify”) has prevailed in two opposition proceedings it brought against the registrations of two POTIFY marks, which were applied for by U.S. Software Inc. (“U.S. Software”), in connection to its Potify platform. According to U.S. Software, Potify is “a backend software platform designed for legal marijuana dispensaries to market and sell their products.” […]
    Fred Rocafort
  • New York Cannabis: $200 Million for Social Equity January 14, 2022
    New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that New York will establish a $200 million fund to support social and economic equity applicants seeking adult-use cannabis licenses. Governor Hochul made the announcement during her State of the State address last week, on January 5, 2022. It is really easy to talk about prioritizing cannabis social equity […]
    Simon Malinowski
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  • 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
  • No, CBD won’t cure Covid. Here’s what that study actually found January 13, 2022
    Pump the brakes before cannabinoids become the next Ivermectin. The post No, CBD won’t cure Covid. Here’s what that study actually found appeared first on Leafly.
    Bruce Barcott
  • Last Prisoner Project urges NJ governor to free cannabis prisoners January 12, 2022
    Will Governor Murphy step up and stop the suffering caused by the failed War on Drugs? The post Last Prisoner Project urges NJ governor to free cannabis prisoners appeared first on Leafly.
    Calvin Stovall
  • What veterinarians really think about pot and pets January 12, 2022
    Cannabis is legal in Canada for people, not pets. We asked veterinarians what they think about wellness weed for animals. The post What veterinarians really think about pot and pets appeared first on Leafly.
    David Silverberg
  • 15 strains and songs for reaching your 2022 goals January 12, 2022
    Use this song and strain playlist to set intentions and motivate yourself in 2022! Smoke the strains and tune in for the jams. The post 15 strains and songs for reaching your 2022 goals appeared first on Leafly.
    Leafly Staff
  • How to make firecracker edibles January 11, 2022
    Fast and easy edibles do exist. They're called firecrackers, and they are the cannabis edible that can be made in a jiffy. The post How to make firecracker edibles appeared first on Leafly.
    Justin Sund
  • The Roll-up #225: Predictions for 2022 January 7, 2022
    Our predictions for 2022 are absolutely 100% guaranteed to come true. Really. The post The Roll-up #225: Predictions for 2022 appeared first on Leafly.
    Bruce Barcott
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  • New Mexico Plant count increases ahead of New Mexico marijuana sales January 19, 2022
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have doubled the number of marijuana plants that licensed growers can cultivate as the state prepares for recreational sales to start this spring, officials announced Tuesday. Increasing the plant count makes sense “to ensure that everyone can maximize the benefits of a thriving cannabis industry,” said state… […]
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  • Thailand Plans to Make Marijuana Legal, Scrapping Jail Terms and Fines for Possession January 19, 2022
    Thailand plans to decriminalize marijuana, moving a step closer to clearing its use for recreation, after becoming the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize medical cannabis and its use in food and cosmetics. The nation’s Food and Drug Administration is set to propose the removal of marijuana from a list of controlled drugs to… […]
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  • Amid growing pains for Louisiana medical marijuana, advocates look to open up the market January 18, 2022
    For a moment, newly available medical marijuana flower was a hot commodity in Louisiana, drawing thousands of new patients and huge lines to the state’s nine authorized pharmacies. Then it was gone. Pharmacies across the state reported supply disruptions less than two weeks after flower became available at the start of 2022. And patients have… […]
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  • French Cannabis Industry Awaits Court Decision On Status Of CBD Flowers This Week January 18, 2022
    THE French hemp and CBD industry is waiting for a court decision this week which it hopes will overturn the Government’s ban on the sale of CBD flowers – following hearings on two successive Fridays. On Friday gone, in the Palais-Royal in the centre of Paris, France’s highest court the Council of State listened to… […]
    Peter McCusker
  • What is going on with OLCC recreational marijuana licensing? January 17, 2022
    by Mia Getlin – Partner, Gleam Law We previously reported that, in early November 2021, the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) announced that the agency had lifted its pause on issuing new non-producer recreational marijuana licenses and would immediately begin processing new applications for retail, processor, and wholesaler licenses. Additionally, the agency began contacting people… […]
    Mia Getlin

North American Cannabis Regulatory Authorities

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
    Brad
  • 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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RSS Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
  • 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
RSS California Cannabis Portal
  • 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
    December 13, 202110:00 AM PSTVirtual (WebEx Events)
    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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Cannabis Education and Events

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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Hawaii Patients Union

The Hawaii Patients Union meets on the next first Friday of each month. Join the virtual gathering for fun, insights and virtual seed exchange. Our Annual Board of Director’s meeting is scheduled for Jan. 8th.
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