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Hello and happy Monday, everybody! Scroll down for today's top cannabis business headlines. Full stories available via Ganjapreneur.com (see the link in our bio). . COLORADO: The Girl Scouts of Colorado will allow cookie sales in front of retail cannabis dispensaries as part of their updated policies permitting sales at “adult-oriented businesses." The change comes less than two weeks after a Girl Scout sold more than 300 boxes of cookies in six hours outside of a San Diego, California dispensary, leading to a debate about whether she had broken the organization’s rules. . DETROIT, MICHIGAN: Detroit officials intend to file suit against voter-approved medical cannabis dispensary rules that relaxed restrictions on businesses. The new rules were approved by a 60 percent voter majority and reduce the buffer area from religious institutions and eliminate the public hearings and comments period that had been required before obtaining approval to open a shop. . OREGON: The Oregon Secretary of State’s Office has released its audit of the state Liquor Control Commission’s cannabis regulation systems, identifying eight information-technology security issues and making 17 recommendations for addressing the program’s weaknesses. . Follow @ganjapreneur for more daily cannabis industry updates. Photo credit: Rory Savatgy . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #hemp #mmj #legalization #colorado #girlscouts #girlscoutcookies #detroit #michigan #oregon #cannabiz #cannabusiness #cannabisnews
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Happy Friday, everyone! Scroll down to read through today's top cannabis industry headlines. Full stories are available at Ganjapreneur.com, see the link in our bio. . CANADA: Canada's adult-use cannabis market will not launch on July 1 as anticipated, as federal lawmakers have come to an agreement that will see the legislation taken up by June 7. Health Minister Ginette Petitpas-Taylor said that it would take eight to 12 weeks after the legislation is approved to get retail sales underway – moving the timeline to at least August. . PENNSYLVANIA: Medical cannabis sales in Pennsylvania began yesterday as six out of the 10 dispensaries so far approved by the state were legally allowed to open their doors. The program rolled out ahead of schedule, less than two years after the law was signed by Gov. Tom Wolf. . CONGRESS: A bipartisan measure to protect state-approved cannabis programs has been introduced in Congress which would, effectively, reimplement the principles of the now-defunct Cole Memo. The legislation is dubbed the Sensible Enforcement of Cannabis Act. . PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA: Philadelphia's District Attorney Larry Krasner dropped 51 cases for simple cannabis possession last week as part of his new policy to not prosecute such crimes. However, the prosecution reforms will not apply to possession charges with intent to deliver or sell cannabis. . Thanks for reading — follow @ganjapreneur to see more daily cannabis industry updates! Photo credit: Rory Savatgy . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #hemp #industrialhemp #medicalcannabis #mmj #decriminalization #legalization #legalize #canada #pennsylvania #philadelphia #cannabiz #cannabusiness #cannabisnews
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Today's top cannabis business headlines are listed below! Full stories all available at Ganjapreneur.com. . CALIFORNIA: If you are considering the California cannabis industry, your compliance efforts have to be significant: they’re how to do business legitimately in a cannabis-legal state and they’re your best, maybe your only, hedge against federal attention. . BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA: The Berkeley, California City Council has passed a resolution to make the city the first cannabis sanctuary city in the U.S. The measure is intended to prevent local law enforcement officials from working with federal agencies if they were to crack down on local canna-businesses. . UTAH: The Utah House has passed a measure allowing the state Agriculture Department to grow cannabis for medical and research purposes. The measure just met the minimum of 38 votes required to pass the chamber; 32 were opposed. Despite the close vote among lawmakers, Utah voters overwhelmingly approve of legalizing medical cannabis — the last three polls about the question have found at least 73% support. . DETROIT, MICHIGAN: Detroit, Michigan’s City Council has passed a 180-day moratorium on new medical cannabis licenses and permits. Councilman James Tate, who drafted the resolution, said the moratorium is due to two voter-approved measures meant to relax the city’s industry regulations that he says violate state laws. . GUAM: Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo has approved the island’s medical cannabis rules and regulations after more than three years of legal and political wrangling. . Thanks for reading! Follow @ganjapreneur for more daily cannabis industry updates. Photo credit: @shangolos . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #hemp #industrialhemp #legalization #california #berkeley #utah #medicalcannabis #mmj #legalizeit #detroit #michigan #dispensaries #guam #cannabiz #cannabusiness #cannabisnews
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Scroll below to check out today's top cannabis business headlines! All stories available in full via Ganjapreneur.com (link in bio). . DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE: During remarks at the National Sheriffs’ Association meeting in Washington, D.C. yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the department was “trying to confirm a number of important component heads” but was being blocked by “one senator’s concerns over unrelated issues by reversing federal law on marijuana.” . WISCONSIN: The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin are suing state Attorney General Brad Schimel over whether the tribe has the authority to grow hemp for CBD production – a move that was blocked by Schimel. . MASSACHUSETTS:Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety and Security Daniel Bennett is opposing the creation of cannabis clubs in the state, alleging that allowing social use will increase access to minors and drugged driving incidents. . VIRGINIA: A measure allowing first-time cannabis offenders in Virginia to expunge the charge for $150 passed the state Senate 38-2 on Monday. . Thanks for reading! Follow @ganjapreneur for more daily cannabiz updates. Photo credit: Sarah Climaco . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #legalization #hemp #industrialhemp #jeffsessions #doj #justicedepartment #colorado #wisconsin #massachusetts #virginia #decriminalization #cbd #legalizeit #cannabiz #cannabusiness #cannabisnews
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Check out today's top cannabis business headlines below! Visit Ganjapreneur.com for the full stories (link in bio). . FEDERAL CANNABIS LAWSUIT: Vocal arguments from the lawsuit targeting Jeff Sessions, the DOJ, and the DEA for their blatant disregard of scientific evidence related to the medicinal effectiveness of cannabis will be heard on Wednesday. Check out our site for our review of the case! . NEW YORK: New polling data suggests that 56 percent of New York voters support legalizing cannabis for adult use, with 40 percent opposed and 4 percent unsure. . ILLINOIS: The Illinois Health Department is officially appealing a court decision to add intractable pain to the state's medical cannabis qualifying conditions list — two years after the now-defunct Medical Cannabis Advisory Board voted 10-0 to add the condition, but the plan was blocked initially by the Health Department Director. . VIRGINIA: Virginia-based Smart Approaches to Marijuana, a prohibitionist group fighting against the reform of cannabis laws, has donated $150,000 to anti-legalization efforts in Michigan. However, polls suggest that a majority of Michigan voters want legalization — and Michigan-based prohibitionists have yet to report any donations from within the state itself. . Thanks for reading! Follow @ganjapreneur for more daily cannabis business updates. Photo credit: Rory Savatgy . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #legalization #legalize #legalizeit #hemp #industrialhemp #jeffsessions #federalcannabislawsuit #stopprohibition #illinois #newyork #virginia #cannabiz #cannabusiness #cannabisnews
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Scroll down for the headlines from today's top cannabis business stories. Full articles are available at Ganjapreneur.com, check the link in our bio. . WASHINGTON: Already behind schedule, Washington state’s new seed-to-sale tracking system, known as Data Leaf Systems, opened on February 1 to immediate complaints. The database is reportedly filled with bugs — and now it has surfaced that the system was hacked in a cyber attack on Saturday, February 3. . SEATTLE: In a recent op-ed, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that she has directed City Attorney Pete Holmes to ask the city's Municipal Court to vacate convictions and dismiss charges for misdemeanor cannabis possession. . NEBRASKA: A legislative proposal in Nebraska to put the question of medical cannabis legalization to voters has moved to the Legislature Judiciary Committee. If approved, it could appear on this November's ballot. . RHODE ISLAND: Rhode Island decriminalized cannabis possession in 2013 — yet 5,000 possession citations were still issued in the state last year. Worse, a recent study found some stark differences in cannabis enforcement from community to community throughout the state, and minority communities are still being disproportionately targeted. . CANNABIS ENFORCEMENT REPORT: Takeaways were more or less positive from a recent summit in Oregon where law enforcement officials and representatives of the cannabis industry came together to discuss the recent changes in federal cannabis policy. According to one report, "none of the U.S. Attorneys in attendance expressed an interest in cracking down on the industry as a whole." . Follow @ganjapreneur for more daily cannabis business updates. Photo credit: Sarah Climaco . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #hemp #industrialhemp #legalization #legalize #legalizeit #seattle #washington #seedtosale #nebraska #rhodeisland #decriminalization #cannabislaws #cannabiz #cannabusiness #cannabisnews
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Scroll down to browse through today's top cannabis business headlines! Full stories all available via Ganjapreneur.com, see link in bio. . COLORADO: Last November, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper pardoned 14 individuals who requested that their cannabis-related crimes be expunged — now, the administration has identified another 40 individuals who are also being considered for release. . FOX NEWS POLL: Cannabis legalization is more popular than Donald Trump, Congress, and Oprah Winfrey — even according to Fox News. . ASPEN, COLORADO: Last year’s retail cannabis sales in Aspen, Colorado outpaced retail alcohol sales by nearly a million dollars — though alcohol sales in general (including bars and restaurants) still far outpaced the cannabis industry. . ISRAEL: A recent study by Israeli researchers -- with Dr. Raphael Mechoulam among their ranks -- found that medical cannabis was overwhelmingly effective in reducing pain among elderly patients. The study also found that MMJ helps to reduce the intake of opioids and other pharmaceuticals among older patients. . Thanks for reading! Follow @ganjapreneur for more daily stories from the legal marijuana industry. Photo credit: Rory Savatgy . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #mmj #hemp #industrialhemp #legalization #cbd #leg#legalizeit #legalize #col#colorado #foxnews #aspen #colorado #israel #mmjpatients #cannabiscommunity #cannabiz #cannabusiness #cannabisnews
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Scroll down to check out today's top cannabis business & policy headlines. Full stories are available at Ganjapreneur.com (see the link in our bio). . CANADA: Some Canadian lawmakers suggest that cannabis legalization could be delayed past July as the legislation to implement reforms must be approved by May in order for the industry to fully prepare for the new regime. . GEORGIA: An adult-use cannabis bill has been introduced in Georgia. While it's very unlikely to pass, the bill's author — state Sen. Curt Thompson — says this is the first time he's gotten some of his fellow senators to actually sign on and co-sponsor the far-reaching cannabis reforms. . CANNABIS BANKING: In testimony to the House Financial Services Committee, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that he supports opening up access to banking services for the cannabis industry. He added that the department is “reviewing the existing guidance” but doesn’t want to rescind it without having a new policy in place. . ISRAEL: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is, for now, preventing medical cannabis companies from exporting products – a move that was approved in August by Finance and Health Ministers. . Follow @ganjapreneur for more daily cannabis business & political updates! Photo credit: Sarah Climaco . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #mmj #hemp #legalization #leg#legalizeit #legalize #canada #georgia #banking #cannabisbanking #israel #cannabiz #cannabusiness #cannabisnews
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Today's top cannabis business headlines are listed below! Scroll down to browse today's big stories, or visit Ganjapreneur.com to read them in full. . FEDERAL POLICY: At least one Republican senator, Sen. Thom Tills, believes that 2018 might be the year that Congress addresses the issue of cannabis legalization. . VIRGINIA: Both chambers of Virginia’s Legislature have unanimously approved a measure allowing physicians to prescribe CBD or THC-A oil for anyone who may need it. . INDIANA: After weeks of a threatened crackdown by Indiana's AG and law enforcement, now state senators have approved legislation to legalize CBD products in the state. . COLE MEMO: In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, 11 Democrats are calling for a hearing by the body to review Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind the cannabis protections of the Cole Memo. . Thanks for reading -- follow @ganjapreneur for more daily cannabis business updates. Photo credit: Rory Savatgy . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #mmj #hemp #industrialhemp #virginia #cbd #thca #indiana #colememo #jeffsessions #prohibition #legalize #legalizeit #legalization #cannabiz #cannabusiness #cannabisnews
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Scroll down to read through today's top cannabis industry headlines! Full stories are all available at Ganjapreneur.com (see link in bio). . NEW JERSEY: New Jersey Deputy Majority Leader and Lawrence Township municipal prosecutor Reed Gusciora has introduced a bill to allow adults to cultivate up to six cannabis plants — if adult-use legislation is approved by the state. . GERMANY: A German police association is calling for the decriminalization of cannabis throughout the nation — the head of that organization predicts that “cannabis will not be banned for long in Germany." . DOGS: In a recent study, 80 percent of dogs who tried a hemp oil-based wellness product saw "dramatic improvements." The study was double-blind and placebo-controlled, and vets who worked on the study called the product “a game changer that will change the face of veterinary medicine.” . SOUTH KOREA: A South Korean lawmaker is urging his colleagues to legalize cannabis for medical use, saying that the nation’s drug laws are having adverse effects and leading to arrests of people buying hemp oil. . Follow @ganjapreneur for more daily cannabis business updates! Photo credit: Rory Savatgy . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #mmj #hemp #legalization #newjersey #homegrow #germany #decriminalization #dogs #pets #cbd #hem#hempoilfordogs #southkorea #hempoil #legalize #cannabiz #cannabusiness #cannabisnews #cannabisheadlines
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Hello and happy Friday, everyone! Today's top cannabis business headlines are listed below. Full stories are available at Ganjapreneur.com (see the link in our bio). . TEXAS: The first dispensary in Texas has delivered the state's first medical cannabis products to a 6-year-old patient. The extremely limited program can only provide low THC, CBD-rich cannabis oil and can only be accessed by patients suffering from intractable epilepsy. . UTAH: A new report has revealed that Utah lawmakers may attempt some drastic measures to block voters from approving a comprehensive medical cannabis program. . NEW YORK: iAnthus Capital Holdings has completed its $18 million acquisition of New York medical cannabis company Citiva Medical, LLC. Citiva is one of just 10 medical cannabis licensees in the Empire State. . MAINE: Maine Gov. Paul LePage has agreed to delay the implementation of new medical cannabis rules that were set to take effect Feb.1. The new rules would have allowed unannounced caregiver inspections by the Department Health and Human Services. . Thanks for reading =) follow @ganjapreneur for more daily cannabis business updates. Photo credit: Sarah Climaco . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #hemp #mmj #legalization #texas #dispensary #utah #newyork #ianthus #citiva #maine #cannabiz #cannabusiness #cannabisnews
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Scroll down to browse through today's top cannabis business headlines! Full stories available via Ganjapreneur.com, see the link in our bio. . SAN FRANCISCO: A decision by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón will retroactively (and automatically) apply criminal justice reforms in the state’s cannabis legalization law to misdemeanor and felony convictions dating back to 1975. . INDIANA: The Indiana House has unanimously approved a measure that would allow the state’s farmers to grow industrial hemp. The measure next moves to the Senate, where it currently carries three sponsors. . VERMONT: Tensions are brewing in Vermont as the Commissioner of Public Safety is asking that legislation to allow saliva drug tests become a top priority in the state now that lawmakers have passed adult-use cannabis legalization. However, the Vermont American Civil Liberties Union told the House Transportation Committee that if such legislation was enacted, the organization would sue. . WILLIE'S RESERVE: GCH Inc., the cannabis company founded by Willie Nelson, has raised $12 million to fund its state-by-state expansion, with plans to launch its Willie’s Reserve line in California by spring. . Thanks for reading! Follow @ganjapreneur for more daily cannabis business updates. Photo credit: Amarett Jans . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #mmj #legalization #industrialhemp #hemp #sanfrancisco #drugwar #indiana #vermont #williesreserve #cannabiz #cannabusiness #cannabisnews
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Scroll down to browse through today's top cannabis business headlines! Full stories are available via Ganjapreneur.com (link in bio). . KANSAS: Canada's newest, largest, and northernmost territory Nunavut has released its cannabis policy draft rules, setting the legal purchase and possession age at 19 and keeping the possession limit in line with federal proposals at 30 grams. . MONTANA: Montana’s Dept. of Health and Human Services has made several changes to the state’s medical cannabis program — these include lowering the fees for providers, implementing labeling requirements, and bolstering product testing rules. The new testing rules require mandatory product testing instead of randomized testing protocols. . CANADA: British Columbia, Canada-based Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp. is set to acquire Uruguayan hemp producer Inverell S.A. in a deal worth $15 million. This would be the company's first foray into Latin America. . NUNAVET, CANADA: Canada's newest, largest, and northernmost territory Nunavut has released its cannabis policy draft rules, setting the legal purchase and possession age at 19 and keeping the possession limit in line with federal proposals at 30 grams. . Thanks for reading! Follow @ganjapreneur for more daily cannabis business updates. Photo credit: Rory Savatgy . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #mmj #industrialhemp #hemp #legalization #leg#legalizea> #legalize #kansas #cbd #montana #britishcolumbia #uruguay #canada #nunavet #cannabiz #cannabusiness #cannabisnews
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Scroll down to read through today's top cannabis business headlines! Full stories are all available via Ganjapreneur.com (see the link in our bio). . VIRGINIA: The Virginia Legislature has killed two bills aiming to decriminalize cannabis possession in the state. One measure, which would allow first-time offenders to expunge their records (for a $300 expungement fee), did pass the Senate Courts of Justice Committee. . FLORIDA: The lawsuit against Florida’s medical cannabis smoking ban will move forward after a judge declined the state’s request to dismiss the case. This decision comes one day after the 13th Circuit declined to dismiss a different case contending that the state’s medical cannabis home grow ban is unconstitutional. Both cases appear to be heading to trial. . COLORADO: Boulder Colorado-based venture capital firm Canopy is launching a $50 million fund targeting growth stage ancillary cannabis companies raising bridge, series A round, and follow-on funding. . ARIZONA: A measure introduced in Arizona’s Senate would require medical cannabis testing for mold and agricultural chemicals and would reduce the annual fees paid by cardholders from $150 to $50 (with just a $25 renewal cost). . Thanks for reading! Follow @ganjapreneur for more daily cannabis business updates. Photo credit: Sarah Climaco . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #mmj #legalization #decriminalization #virginia #florida #homegrow #colorado #boulder #canopyboulder #arizona #cannabistesting #cannabisnews #cannabiz #cannabusiness
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Scroll down for the top cannabis headlines of the day. Full stories are all available at Ganjapreneur.com! (See link in bio) . CANNABIS ACTIVISM: Dennis Peron, one of the most beloved and influential activists of the medical cannabis movement, passed away this weekend at the age of 72. . CANADA: Aurora Cannabis Inc. has received a cultivation license from Health Canada for an 800,000-square-foot facility at the Edmonton International Airport, dubbed Aurora Sky. The facility will be able to produce more than 100,000 kilograms (220,462 pounds) of cannabis each year. . NEW YORK: Legislation to add opioid-use disorder to New York’s medical cannabis qualifying condition list was approved 21-1 by the Assembly Health Committee last week. The bill moves next to the chamber floor for a vote. . OREGON: A temporary change in Oregon’s penalties for selling cannabis products to minors took effect last week, providing higher fines and longer cannabis worker permit suspensions for employees who knowingly sell cannabis to underage individuals. The new rules up the fine from 1,650 to $4,950 and the permit revocation from 10 days to 30. . CANADA: Canadian medical cannabis producer Aphria Inc. is set to acquire Nuuvera Inc. for $826 million as part of its efforts to expand into Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, where Nuuvera already has a strong presence. . Follow @ganjapreneur for more daily cannabis updates. Photo credit: Rory Savatgy . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #mmj #legalization #canada #newyork #oregon #dennisperon #legalize #legalizeit #medicalcannabis #cannabisnews #cannabiz #cannabusiness
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Happy Friday, everyone! Scroll down to read through today's top cannabis business headlines — the full stories are all available at Ganjapreneur.com (see link in bio). . NATIONAL CANNABIS PRICE REPORT: According to Cannabis Benchmark’s U.S. Spot Index, the price-per-pound of cannabis fell 3.5 percent during just a week's time. The report indicates that the drop “was driven primarily by significant week-over-week decline in wholesale rates in Oregon, though most of the major Western markets saw decreases in their composite prices, with Colorado the only exception.” . CONGRESS: Fifty-two members of Congress have sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to ask Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reinstate the Cole Memo. . FRANCE: Starting now, low-level cannabis offenses in France will be met with fines of between 150 and 200 euros — this is not true decriminalization, however, because further action against offenders will remain an option. . INDIANA: Indiana has moved one step closer to establishing a medical cannabis program: lawmakers in the House — even those who are admittedly opposed to MMJ — voted unanimously for an investigation into legalizing medical cannabis in the state. . Thanks for reading! Follow @ganjapreneur for more daily cannabis updates. Photo credit: Sarah Climaco . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #legalization #marijuana #mmj #leg#legalizeit #legalize #indiana #france #decriminalization #cannabiz #cannabusiness #cannabisnews
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Today's top cannabis business headlines are listed below! You can read the full stories at Ganjapreneur.com (see link in our bio). . CALIFORNIA: The California Growers Association is suing the state of California, contending that the Department of Food and Agriculture defied the will of the voters by permitting large-scale commercial cannabis farms. . MASSACHUSETTS: Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling told reporters yesterday that while opioid crimes are his top drug enforcement priority, he would not rule out bringing cases against canna-business operators and employees. . CANADA: Canadian medical cannabis producers Aurora Cannabis Inc and CanniMed Therapeutics have reached an agreement that will create the most valuable cannabis company in the world. The deal, which comes months after Aurora attempted a hostile takeover bid of CanniMed and led to the target adopting a "poison pill" to thwart the sale, is worth C$1.1 billion. . LEGALIZATION POLL: An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has found that 60 percent of Americans support broad cannabis legalization. In the poll, respondents also ranked cannabis as the lowest risk among other substances such as tobacco, alcohol, and sugar. . Thanks for reading! Follow @ganjapreneur for more daily cannabis business updates. Photo credit: @shangolos . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #mmj #legalization #california #massachusetts #canada #auroracannabis #cannimed #legalize #legalizeit #cannabiz #cannabusiness #cannabisnews
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Scroll down and check out the top cannabis headlines of the day! Full stories are available at Ganjapreneur.com, see the link in our bio. . CANNABIS LEGALIZATION REPORT: According to a new Drug Policy Alliance report, arrests have plummeted in states that have legalized cannabis for adults, youth use has remained stable, rates of opioid-related harm have been reduced, highway safety has not decreased, the industry is creating jobs, and tax revenues derived from legal sales are going toward social programs. . NEW JERSEY: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered the Department of Health and Board of Medical Examiners to review the state’s medical marijuana program and submit recommended changes to the program. The goal of the review is to eliminate access barriers for patients in the state's limited medical cannabis program. . MICHIGAN:Last week, Michigan’s Department of Treasury quietly released an administrative bulletin imposing a 6% tax on medical cannabis transfers between a licensed caregiver and their patients. Note: this so-called "use tax" will not be paid by the supplier, rather it is the responsibility of the patient. . VIRGINIA:The Virginia Legislature is considering bills aimed at both medical and criminal justice cannabis reforms — one that would expand the state's MMJ program to allow for more than just one condition, while two other bills seek to reduce basic possession penalties (one is a decriminalization bill, the other would reduce penalties for first-time cannabis offenses). . Thanks for reading! Follow @ganjapreneur to keep up on the industry with more daily cannabis updates. Photo credit: Rory Savatgy . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #legalization #mmj #newjersey #michigan #virginia #cannabistaxes #medicalcannabis #cannabisnews #cannabiz #cannabusiness #legalizeit
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Scroll down to check out today's top cannabis headlines! The full stories are available at Ganjapreneur.com (link in our bio). . MICHIGAN: A new poll has found that 56.6 percent of Michigan voters support legalizing cannabis for adult use. This is especially good news because advocates with the Michigan Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol have already submitted more than 365,000 signatures to state officials calling for a legalization initiative on November's ballot. . NEVADA: Cannabis tax revenues in Nevada are continuing to exceed expectations as the state raised more than $5.5 million in November. . PENNSYLVANIA: Pennsylvania’s U.S. Attorneys have declared that they will protect the state’s nascent medical cannabis program from federal interference following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ revocation of the Cole Memo protections earlier this month. . FRANCE: A French government report suggests the nation’s cannabis laws should be reformed in an effort to free up police, calling for fines instead of bringing cases to court. . Thanks for reading! Follow @ganjapreneur for more daily cannabis updates. Photo credit: Sarah Climaco . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #mmj #legalization #legalizeit #michigan #nevada #pennsylvania #france #cannabisnews #cannabiz #cannabusiness
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Scroll down to read through today's top cannabis business and policy headlines! Full stories available at Ganjapreneur.com (link in our bio). . VERMONT: Vermont is the ninth state to end the prohibition of cannabis — Gov. Phil Scott has signed the state's historic cannabis legalization bill. Congratulations, Vermont! . MISSOURI: A hemp pilot program bill is under consideration in Missouri today which would allow the state to issue licenses for industrial hemp cultivation and allow those cultivators to market their products. A similar measure was approved by the House last year but died in the Senate. . CANADA: Canadian medical cannabis producer Tilray has entered an agreement with the nation’s largest provider of pharmacy products and services, Shoppers Drug Mart, to sell its products to consumers. Tilray is the third medical cannabis producer to strike such a deal with the department store chain. . MASSACHUSETTS: Defying recent changes in federal cannabis policy, the Marijuana Policy Project is drafting legislation in Massachusetts which would prohibit state and municipal employees from cooperating with federal authorities in any crackdown on the legal cannabis industry. . WEST VIRGINIA: The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is seeking public comment on a proposal that would explicitly allow attorneys to work with medical cannabis businesses in the state. . Thanks for reading! Follow @ganjapreneur to see more cannabis business updates on a daily basis. Photo credit: TG Branfalt . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #mmj #legalization #vermont #missouri #hemp #industrialhemp #canada #tilray #massachusetts #westvirginia #cannabislaw #cannabiz #cannabusiness #cannabisnews
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Happy Friday, everyone! Scroll down to read through today's top cannabis business headlines — full stories all available at Ganjapreneur.com (link in our bio). . WASHINGTON: A legislative effort to allow adults to grow cannabis at home in Washington state has advanced out of committee. The measure would cap the total number of plants allowed per household at six and would give landlords the right to restrict growing on their property. . NEBRASKA: Nebraska state Sen. Anna Wishart has introduced legislation that would allow voters to choose whether to approve a constitutional amendment permitting the use of medical cannabis in the state. Wishart also proposed legislation to legalize cannabis last year, however, the measure failed to gain traction in the legislature. . ITALY: Pedanios GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canada’s Aurora Cannabis Inc., has won a contract to supply medical cannabis to the Italian government through the Ministry of Defense, which oversees the nation’s medical cannabis program. . FLORIDA: iAnthus Capital Holdings has acquired Florida medical cannabis company GrowHealthy in a deal worth $17,500,000 in cash and $30,500,000 in iAnthus common shares. The company is one of just 13 licensed medical cannabis producers in the Sunshine State and is the latest acquisition by iAnthus, who also operates in Vermont, Colorado, Massachusetts, and New Mexico. . CALIFORNIA: Cannabis tech company Eaze is partnering with Oakland, California-based nonprofit The Hood Incubator in their efforts to bring social equity to the cannabis space. The Hood Incubator works to help communities of color access the cannabis space and Eaze has promised $1 million in funding over the next three years to help bring cannabis industry opportunities to such communities. . Thanks for reading! Follow @ganjapreneur for more daily cannabis business updates. Photo credit: Sarah Climaco . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #washington #homegrow #nebraska #mmj #italy #canada #california #oakland #sanfrancisco #socialequity #florida #legalization #cannabiz #cannabusiness #cannabisnews
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Scroll down to read through today's top cannabis business and policy headlines! Full stories all available at Ganjapreneur.com (link is in our bio). . CALIFORNIA: Cannabis is only growing more popular in California. According to cannabis technology company Eaze, there was a 19 percent increase in California Baby Boomers ordering cannabis products between 2016 and 2017, and in 2017 customers placed an order with the company every 10 seconds. . ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA: The Erie, Pennsylvania City Council has voted to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis. The measure would reduce the charges for possession of fewer than 30 grams from a misdemeanor to a summary offense, carrying a penalty of $25. . MAINE: The Maine Legislature's Marijuana Legalization Implementation Committee has voted 5-1 to delay the rollout of social-use provisions in the voter-approved recreational cannabis bill until 2023. . MONTREAL, QUEBEC: The city of Montreal is seeking a third of the tax revenues derived from recreational cannabis sales in the city, claiming the funds will help raise the estimated $4-9 million it will need to hire as many as 50 police officers and train firefighters and other civil security workers once legalization takes effect. . Thanks for reading! Follow @ganjapreneur for more daily cannabis business updates! Photo credit: Rory Savatgy . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #mmj #legalization #california #erie #pennsylvania #maine #socialcannabisuse #montreal #quebec #canada #cannabiz #cannabusiness #cannabisnews
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Scroll down to read through some of today's top cannabis business headlines. Full stories all available via Ganjapreneur.com, see link in our bio. . FEDERAL POLICY: California Rep. Barbara Lee (D) has introduced legislation to protect state-approved cannabis programs from federal interference. The measure is titled the Restraining Excessive Federal Enforcement and Regulations of Cannabis Act – or the REFER Act. . NEW YORK: New York Republican gubernatorial hopeful Joel Giambra pitched cannabis legalization tax revenues as a way to address the state’s infrastructure problems during a press conference on Monday. Giambra’s proposal could appeal to pro-cannabis Democrats who are fed up with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s prohibitionist stance on the issue. . WOMEN GROW: Women Grow is launching WomenGrowTV on the streaming media platform Twitch next month. The group will officially launch the channel during its 2018 Women Grow Leadership Summit on February 1-2. The channel will feature exclusive content, including selections from the 2018 summit. . CANADA: Canadian medical cannabis producer Aphria Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire British Columbia’s Broken Coast Cannabis Inc. in a deal worth about C$230 million. The deal, subject to customary closing adjustments, will be paid in C$10 million cash and the remainder in Aphria shares. . Thanks for reading! You can follow @ganjapreneur for more daily cannabis business updates. Photo credit: Rory Savatgy . #ganjapreneur #cannabis #marijuana #legalization #california #newyork #womengrow #canada #mmj #cannabiz #cannabusiness #cannabisnews #cannabismedicine #cannabisgrowers
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