Cannabis Expungements Status in U.S.

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Cannabis prisoners are a controversial group. Over the past 25+ years, an average of more than 600,000 arrests for cannabis are in the United States every year. Of those arrests, Black individuals are nearly four times more likely than their white counterparts to be arrested despite both groups using cannabis at similar rates. With adult-use…

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Minnesota Medical Cannabis Laws are Changing. Here’s What you Need to Know

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As of Aug. 1, 2023, Minnesota cannabis law allows for both recreational and medical cannabis use. This legislation also legalized the sale of cannabis seeds. It established numerous types of business licenses, but applications for cannabis business licenses will begin to be accepted in the future, once governing rules have been established. This is estimated…

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Can Visitors Buy Out-of-State Cannabis? [Updated 2023]

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Countless polls and surveys have revealed the majority of Americans are in favor of cannabis legalization, however there are still four states were cannabis and CBD are fully illegal and many more with varying degrees legalization. Frequent and occasional travelers alike generally prefer to maintain their regular habits when they’re not at home. If cannabis…

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Missouri Marijuana is on the Ballot in November

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Is Missouri marijuana legalization finally here? Legalization in the United States typically comes to fruition two ways: a legislative bill or an initiated ballot measure. Missouri recreational weed is up for legitimacy via the latter, thanks to the efforts of Legal Missouri 2022, who in May submitted roughly 400,000 signatures for a legalization initiative. The…

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Raw Cannabis Odor No Longer Cause for Vehicle Searches, Warrants

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The odor of cannabis from a vehicle, dwelling or person has historically landed pot smokers in serious hot water. Due to long-standing search warrant criteria for cannabis, law enforcement officers have relied upon the smell of marijuana as probable cause for searching and often arresting citizens — even when the cannabis was in raw, unburnt…

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Tips to Market Your Oklahoma Cannabis Business

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Marketing a cannabis business is not an easy job. With regulations on advertising, restrictions on social media and a myriad of other roadblocks, some businesses may choose not to market at all rather than face the obstacles – but that’s not the best method for growing a business. Cannabis is a rapidly expanding marketplace, with…

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Illinois Fights Violence with Cannabis (and Other Positive Impacts)

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The financial impacts of legalization have been long theorized and quickly proven. Other societal benefits have not always been easy to predict but some states that have passed laws allowing for medical and recreational cannabis are demonstrating what good can come from ending cannabis prohibition. Illinois, for example, is a leader in utilizing taxes to…

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Michigan Legalizes Cannabis-Infused Beverages

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One of the many benefits of legalization is the opportunity to research and develop new ways of consuming cannabis. Cannabis-based beverages are an example, and the state of Michigan has taken notice. Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency Director Andrew Brisbo had noted in October 2020 cannabis-infused beverages were “an area of interest to a lot of processors…

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Michigan Cannabis Licensing Expansion

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Although Michigan has been a recreationally and medically legal state since 2018 and 2008 respectively, the laws that govern the businesses are not static. Nearly two full years into recreational legalization, the medical side is under review and proposals are in play to ease one burdensome aspect of the industry that impact people with a…

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