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No Pot in Prison – California Court Rules That Inmates Cannot Have Marijuana While in Jail

Last week, the California Supreme Court decreed that possession of marijuana within the California prison premises remains illegal. This means that prisoners under the penal system in California will be penalized if found in possession of cannabis flowers or products. This ruling overturned a previous lower court ruling. In 1996, California became the first state …

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Marijuana Tourism Is Evolving In Aurora And Denver With Legal Tour Buses, Lounges

Aurora one vote away from new rules; one entrepreneur who wants to start a mobile consumption business calls them a “game-changer”. Aurora flung open the doors on the next — and perhaps final — frontier in the world of legal cannabis in Colorado, giving initial approval this week for smoking lounges, tasting rooms and tour …

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N.B. Cannabis Producers To Be Able To Sell Their Products At Their Own Facilities

Licensed cannabis producers in New Brunswick now have the option to sell their products on-site at their facilities. The FarmGate program will increase visibility for local licensed producers and create potential tourism opportunities, according to Cannabis NB, the province’s Crown-owned cannabis corporation, which is the only legal retailer in the province. The province’s cannabis industry …

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South Africa Unveils US$1.9 Billion Cannabis Industry Plan

National strategy could create 25,000 jobs and help attract foreign investment. South Africa’s government unveiled a master plan aimed at harnessing a 28-billion-rand (US$1.9 billion) cannabis industry that could potentially create as many of 25,000 jobs and help attract foreign investment. “Establishment of the cannabis industry will lead to diversification of the economy and thus …

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Cannabis Offers Immediate Nausea Relief, Study Shows

Scientific evidence around the therapeutic benefits of cannabis continues to pile up, confirming what many had found out through years of experimentation and accumulation of anecdotal evidence. Now, a new study conducted by team of researchers at the University of New Mexico found that cannabis flower and concentrates are effective in providing relief to the …

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Colorado AG warns of marijuana market ‘disruption’ if US reform isn’t done right

In a wide-ranging letter to members of Congress, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser warned there could be “potential resulting disruption” to the existing state-legal marijuana markets if federal legalization isn’t structured carefully. In particular, Weiser singled out the suggested 25% national marijuana tax rate included in Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s recently introduced bill, the …

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Marijuana e-commerce platform I Heart Jane nets $100 million of capital

Jane Technologies, a leading marijuana e-commerce platform, said it raised $100 million of equity to expand its footprint, strengthen existing software and introduce new technologies. The California-based company, which does business as I Heart Jane, said in a news release that the funding was led by Honor Ventures, with participation from Third Point Ventures, Gotham …

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