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Second Time a Charm? Tennessee Introduces a New Medical Marijuana Bill in the House

A Tennessee lawmaker introduced the legislature to the 2022 ballot, which will set the pace for a more solidified cannabis industry in the state. Rep. Bruce Griffey, who is a Republican from District 75, is sponsoring the bill, which is now called ‘House Bill 1634”.  The bill will need county election commissions that entail three …

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Michelin Star Chef Laurent Tourondel to Helm Fort Lauderdale Oceanfront Restaurant Dune

Last month, chef Laurent Tourondel announced he will soon helm the kitchen as a partner in one of Fort Lauderdale’s best-known oceanfront restaurants. Tourondel plans to transform the property’s existing restaurant, Dune, into Dune by Laurent Tourondel. Touted as a unique, elevated dining experience, restaurant promises that the chef’s signature international influences will be the …

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Barcelona Cannabis Clubs Face Closure In New Legal Setback

Barcelona’s 200 cannabis clubs face closure after the supreme court shut a legal loophole that has seen the city become Spain’s marijuana capital. It is the latest in a series of setbacks for the asociaciónes, as they are popularly known. In 2017, the court overruled a law passed by the Catalan parliament which said “private …

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Oregon Psilocybin: Advisory Board and Licensing Update

On March 18, Governor Kate Brown appointed members to the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board, which held its first meeting on March 31. Since then, the Board has met monthly and created five subcommittees to study facets of the emerging psilocybin industry including research, equity, manufacturing, training, and licensing. I chair the Licensing Subcommittee, which focuses …

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What is the Best Way to Trellis Your Cannabis Plants?

Simply put, a trellis is a net or screen framed with a lattice pattern. This framed screen is used in cultivation by positioning it either vertically or horizontally to increase the availability of grow space. The lattice pattern of the trellis also helps to ensure that there is increased light penetration. Bring this to cannabis …

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Why Do Republican Lawmakers Want President Biden to Reclassify Cannabis Instead of Removing It from the CSA?

The President’s Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, initially didn’t condemn the sanctions by Olympic officials on the U.S runner Sha’Carri Richardson. But later told CNN that the situation requires the administration to ‘Take another look” at its marijuana rules.  Previously in April, Psaki mentioned that the Biden campaign promise to release Federal inmates with cannabis convictions …

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What Happened to the $650 Million Dollar Cannabis Ponzi Scheme – And How to Spot One

Sixty-year-old Robert Russell from Duvall was charged by the US Securities and Exchange commission with violations of federal securities law, reports the Seattle Times. There was also an SEC complained, filed January 21, in a California federal court which states that investors were attracted to the offer because of Russell’s generous profits from his cannabis …

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Denver Mayor Proposes Cannabis Loan Fund for Minority Investors

The mayor of Denver, Colorado, wants to direct a portion of marijuana sales tax revenue toward a new $50 million loan fund to help minority investors join the city’s recreational cannabis industry. Mayor Michael Hancock’s proposal also includes working with the financial industry. Recreational marijuana sales commenced in Colorado on Jan. 1, 2014. “History exposes …

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FY22 Agriculture Appropriation Bill: A Good Omen for the Hemp Industry

On June 29, the House Appropriations Committee (the Committee) released the draft of the fiscal year 2022 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies funding bill (the FY22 Agriculture Appropriations Bill), along with its Committee Report, in which it offers some promising provisions and instructions that would greatly benefit the hemp industry. …

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