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Maryland Plans Recreational Cannabis Vote in 2022 Elections

To show how serious they are with this 2022 goal, Maryland has instituted a workgroup to examine all aspects of cannabis legalization. By “All aspects” here, we mean the possession and buying of legal marijuana as well as licensing and oversight of the marijuana business. Taxes and the number of marijuana licenses to be issued …

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California marijuana business owner to plead guilty to bribery charges

A marijuana businessman in California agreed to plead guilty to two felony charges tied to his companies, including a retail chain called Natural Healing Center. According to a news release from the U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, Helios Raphael Dayspring was charged with one count of filing a false federal tax return …

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Apple platform offers another California marijuana company app

After changing its terms of service this summer, the Apple App Store has added at least three California marijuana company apps, starting with Eaze, then The Parent Co. and now Emjay. According to a news release, the app for marijuana delivery service Emjay debuted on the Apple platform on July 29, allowing cannabis customers to …

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Finally! Illinois awards 55 new recreational cannabis retail licenses

Fifty-five recreational cannabis store licenses were awarded in Illinois, including 36 in the Chicago area, after a yearlong delay in actualizing the state’s vaunted social equity program. Up to this point, existing medical marijuana operators have controlled the 19-month-old, billion-dollar adult-use market, while additional retail licensing has been tangled up in litigation. An additional 130 …

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Meet a new skilled SEO player in the cannabis industry

The USA cannabis industry is vivid, and it is not easy to compete online. And we have a solution for your online business. MjSEO is a recently founded SEO agency, the main focus of which is the cannabis niche. But do not be misguided thinking that it is a young inexperienced company without a portfolio. …

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Some cannabis extractors are turning to contentious color-remediation process

(This is the 11th installment in an ongoing series offering tips and advice for marijuana and hemp extraction companies. The 10th installment is available here.) A process commonly used in food and wine production – color remediation – is becoming increasingly popular in cannabis extraction. Manufacturers are looking to remove impurities, produce translucent extracts year-round …

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Rhode Island’s medical cannabis business license lottery delayed again

Rhode Island regulators have again delayed a lottery for medical cannabis business licenses. The lottery, which was expected to take place next week, was postponed because of an ongoing administrative appeal by a rejected lottery applicant, the Providence Journal reported. It is the second delay for the much-anticipated lottery, which was originally supposed to take …

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Mississippi lawmakers drafting medical marijuana measure

A Mississippi Senate committee is close to finishing draft legislation to legalize medical marijuana, two months after the state’s highest court struck down a voter-approved, business-friendly bill, Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said. The development leaves open the possibility that Gov. Tate Reeves could call a special session later this summer to address the issue, according …

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