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Cash incentives and fiestas: Marijuana operators get creative to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations

There’s a big party on the horizon at Glass House Farms, a marijuana grower in Santa Barbara County, California. They’re calling it a fiesta, an outdoor celebration honoring employees after a year of COVID-19 trauma and disruption. There’s just one catch: The party starts only after 90% of Glass House workers choose to get COVID-19 …

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Spain Moves Toward Medical Cannabis Regulation

On May 13, the health committee of Spain’s Congress of Deputies approved a proposal to create a subcommittee that will consider other countries’ experiences with medical cannabis. The subcommittee’s findings could pave the way for medical cannabis legalization in Spain. According to a recent poll, approximately 90% of Spaniards would favor such a move. Spain …

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Cannabis extractors share valuable lessons they learned during COVID-19

A little over a year ago, marijuana and hemp extractors and manufacturers found themselves challenged like never before. The global COVID-19 pandemic shuttered operations and threw supply chains into disarray. Even manufacturers and processors who managed to stay open had to find new ways to sell ingredients and finished products to retailers unwilling to host …

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Cannabis for Mental Health in the Workplace – How Canada is Showing Us the Way

From their research, they have been able to establish partly that cannabis improves the mental health of Canadians in their workplace. They’re leading the charge to explore specific modes of consumption of cannabinoids to determine how they can affect productivity in the workplace. Intense research is still ongoing, and the existing cannabis reforms in the …

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Marijuana Legalization Update – Nebraska, Louisiana, Hawaii, New Mexico, and South Carolina News

A few weeks ago, the Hawaiin Lawmakers unanimously voted on a proposal that ensures the state’s medical cannabis program is left under the state’s jurisdiction. With the approval of this resolution, the federal government will no longer be involved in the running of the medical program. Moreso, with this bill, the cannabis market is now …

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Massachusetts cannabis retailer ordered to pay fee; lawsuit continues

A Superior Court judge in Massachusetts ruled that a cannabis retailer must pay a $356,000 community impact fee to the town of Haverhill. However, the lawsuit that Stem filed in April continues. Caroline Pineau, owner of Stem, alleges in the suit that Haverhill officials were violating state law by not justifying the need for so-called community …

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Denmark to make cannabis cultivation law permanent, extend struggling medical scheme

Denmark’s trial scheme for medical cannabis will be extended beyond the end of 2021, when the temporary program had been set to expire, the country’s Ministry of Health announced Tuesday. The trial gives doctors the ability to prescribe cannabis to patients and appropriately licensed businesses the ability to grow and ship medical marijuana. A majority …

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