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With Recreational Cannabis Legalized In Many States, Companies Are Rethinking Their Drug Testing Policies.national News

Amazon recently removed marijuana from drug tests and now treats employee use of marijuana in the same way as alcohol. Other companies are also changing their marijuana screening policies. Todd Maish, president and chief executive officer of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, said that some companies are definitely relaxed, while others are not. “Almost every …

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When Canna, China, and IP Overlap

As regular readers of this blog will know, cannabis businesses face unique challenges when it comes to protecting their brand, particularly in the context of federal trademark registration. The federal government’s ongoing prohibitions on cannabis with THC levels exceeding 0.3%, as well as on a wide range of CBD products, means that marks identifying those …

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Why Do Similar CBD Products Vary So Much in Pricing?

We decided to take it upon ourselves to figure out the main causes for this cost disparity in the CBD market.  First of all, we considered the discrepancies in the quality of the cheapest and most expensive products. We also took into account the popularity of the brands and how it relates to the quality …

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Social Equity Scores Big in Illinois – 55 Conditional Marijuana Licenses Issued to Social Equity Applicants

The much-awaited conditional social equity cannabis licenses have been issued a little over a year after they ought to have been. The state of Illinois will have 55 new retailers that are licensed to operate in the lucrative sphere of the recreational cannabis industry in the state. The pandemic halted a lot of proceedings in …

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Hemp Milk Claims To Be The Greenest Yet – But Is It Any Good?

I’m sitting in my kitchen, about to try my first sip of a milk that is vegan, sequesters carbon and increases biodiversity. Dairy milk has a high carbon footprint. Soy is linked to deforestation, almond to high water use. But how does the new kid on the scene – hemp seed milk – measure up …

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Why I Believe Celebrities Are a Key Piece in the Battle for Cannabis Legalization

Taxes, job creation, potential medical treatment for seizures and veterans with PTSD, ending the racist War on Drugs and mass incarceration from pot possession arrests, developing rational control over pot products — these are all excellent and relevant reasons to support cannabis legalization, which more than 90% of Americans do. The stigma is lifting. But, …

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Law enforcement snafu creates millions in losses for legal cannabis firm

An apparent computer mix-up led law enforcement officers to raid a legal marijuana cultivation operation in Oklahoma, resulting in what’s estimated to be more than $10 million in damages to the facility and crops. According to Oklahoma City TV station KWTV, a district attorney in Lincoln County authorized the raid on the grow, which is …

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Judge shoots down Maine’s medical marijuana residency rule

Maine’s largest medical marijuana operator prevailed in its challenge of the state’s residency requirement. A federal judge this week ruled that it’s unconstitutional for Maine regulators to exclude out-of-state companies from operating medical cannabis dispensaries in the state. Wellness Connection of Maine, which operates four of the eight dispensaries in the state, and its parent …

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