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A Primer On the Duty to Preserve Evidence – And What Can Happen If You Don’t

Most people know that any party to litigation unquestionably owes an “uncompromising duty to preserve” what they know or reasonably should know may be relevant evidence in their lawsuit. What they don’t know is this is true before any discovery requests are served, and sometimes, even before the complaint is filed. Here’s a primer on …

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Ontario Cannabis Store’s new ‘craft’ designation could benefit smaller producers

A new “Craft Cannabis” designation launched by the government-owned Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), the sole online retailer of legal recreational cannabis in the province, features specific criteria that defines the often-vague notion of “craft” marijuana. The product classification could provide a promotional boost to some smaller Canadian cannabis producers amid a sea of competition in …

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‘Lady Buds’ Documentary Explores The Rocky Path To Legal Cannabis

When California voters legalized recreational marijuana with the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016, the move caught the attention of big-money investors from around the globe. Eager to reap the rewards of what would become the world’s largest market for regulated cannabis at the time, speculators poured untold amounts of cash into the state to …

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Will the Senate Actually Pass the SAFE Banking Act and If So, When Will They Do It?

The 2021 version that was adopted a few days ago passed by a vote of 321 to 101. Despite the senate-house being the death ground of the previous versions, there have been a lot of positive speculations that the bill will be approved by the Senate in a few weeks or months—Lesser amount Of opposition, …

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Texas Moves To Soften Cannabis Restrictions And Expand Medical Cannabis Program

Texas was often viewed as one of the most restrictive states in terms of medical cannabis, especially in 2015 when it approved the Compassionate Use Program, which covered only one condition – intractable epilepsy – and allowed patients to consume only “low-THC” products (from 0.3% to 0.5% THC) while denying access to smokable cannabis flower …

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Prohibition: The Headshop Challenging Quebec’s Ban On Words And Images Associated With Cannabis

When cannabis was legalized in Canada back in 2018, one province dug in its heels. In the face of public opposition, Quebec opted to enact a ban on the sale of any and all products bearing words or images associated with cannabis (except for cannabis itself, which can only be sold by the provincial retailer.) …

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Cannabis sales decline in every large Canadian city in February

Retail sales of recreational cannabis declined in February from the previous month in every major Canadian city tracked by Statistics Canada, according to the latest data from the country’s federal statisticians. Across Canada, regulated cannabis sales took a breather in February, falling 5.9% from January to 263 million Canadian dollars ($213 million). The sales figures …

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