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Marijuana MSO Jushi Holdings awarded $14.4 million in Florida dispute

Marijuana multistate operator Jushi Holdings said it won a $14.4 million interim arbitration award in connection with a claim that a Florida medical cannabis licensee improperly terminated a franchise agreement in 2018. A three-person American Arbitration Association panel found that San Felasco Nurseries terminated the franchise agreement with Jushi without cause and in bad faith, …

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Washington Cannabis: LCB Bans Conversion of CBD into Delta-9 THC

On July 22, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“LCB”) issued a notice of adoption of an interpretive statement (the “Notice”) in which the agency clarified authorized practices for marijuana processor licensees. The Notice stipulates that licensed marijuana processors cannot legally convert cannabidiol (“CBD”) into delta-9 THC because their license privileges do not allow …

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California marijuana market keeps growing as more cities, counties embrace MJ

In June, a marijuana shop opened in Union City in the San Francisco Bay Area. Typically, a cannabis store debut isn’t news in this state. But this one, run by Grupo Flor, a vertically integrated operator based in Salinas, is located in a prime spot: a shopping center called Union Landing that features a Walmart, …

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Bigfoot, Loch Ness, Fentanyl-Laced Marijuana – The Urban Legends That Refuse to Die

So last month, officials in the state of Georgia declared a warning that fentanyl overdose is dangerous. They tried to blame marijuana this time, making it seem like marijuana is responsible for ALL the fentanyl-laced weed.  They announced that all recreational use of narcotics substances such as cannabis should be labeled a “Serious” threat to …

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Mental Health Advocates Invest in Minority Focused Research

CANNABIS CULTURE – The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is investing $2 million to address research gaps in the effects of cannabis on mental health among diverse populations of Canada. “To gain a clear understanding of the mental health impacts of cannabis use in Canada, we must include representations from all areas of the …

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New York Cannabis: Lawyers Can Consume, Advise Businesses and Own Them (if They Dare)

In the continuing trend of normalizing the cannabis industry for practical reasons, the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Committee on Professional Ethics issued Opinion 1225 (the Opinion). In short, the NYSBA now expressly permits lawyers to represent clients in New York’s recreational cannabis industry. The NYSBA actually issued 3 separate determinations, each of which …

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What’s the First Thing You Should Do When Weed is Federally Legalized?

In case you missed Green Rush LIVE this week, we sat down and asked industry legends like Bruce Linton, Deb Borchardt, Steve Andrews, Curt Dalton of Cannabis.net, Jocelyn Sheltraw and David Rabinovitz about what they would do first if they new the date of cannabis legalization.  We picked March 1, 2022 as the “day of …

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Cannabis M&A: Get to Know Your New Landlord

Getting to closing on a cannabis M&A transaction is always a hurdle (read about that process in detail here). There are always a lot more contingencies to closing for cannabis M&A transactions than for run-of-the-mill businesses that don’t operate in highly regulated fields (e.g., cannabis acquisitions will require approval from state and possibly local agencies). …

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Top 5 Entertaining Activities to Try When You Are High

You’re surely familiar with those endorphins that kick in when you’ve completed an aerobics session or a run. They don’t call it a natural high for nothing! So what’s our point? Why would you need to get high when you’re already high? Imagine how top of the world you’d feel if you threw in some …

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