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search warrant criteria for cannabis

Raw Cannabis Odor No Longer Cause for Vehicle Searches, Warrants

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…

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california cbd market

The California CBD Market is Opening to Global Operators

AB45, or Assembly Bill 45, has officially been signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom of California last week, opening the state to producers of hemp-derived CBD products worldwide. With…

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california compassionate cannabis

Compassionate Cannabis is Back in California, Finally.

Compassionate care programs flourished for decades in the historically green state of California, but recreational use laws enacted in 2016 all but buried the long standing tradition. Thankfully activists and…

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colorado cannabis license

Colorado is Issuing New Cannabis Licenses

For those looking to break into the market with a new Colorado cannabis license, Denver is welcoming entrepreneurs for the first time since 2016. Recently, city officials from the Department…

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cannabis business licensing in Washington | cannabis business licensing in Oregon | cannabis business licensing in California

The State of Cannabis Legislation & Licensing: Washington, Oregon, California

The following is a list of marijuana legislation and cannabis business licensing in Washington, Oregon, and California, as of January 7, 2020.  Firsts are ever-present in the cannabis world but…

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The State of Cannabis Legislation & Licensing: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas

A federal appeals court ruled May 30 to hold open a case challenging the scheduling status of marijuana under federal law. While progress is made at the federal level, each…

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search warrant criteria for cannabis

Raw Cannabis Odor No Longer Cause for Vehicle Searches, Warrants

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…

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oklahoma cannabis marketing

Tips to Market Your Oklahoma Cannabis Business

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…

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Cannabis Expungements Status in U.S.

It is essential the legalization of cannabis in the United States not only reshapes the future of the industry, but amends past offenses in the legal and penal systems. Due…

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illinois cannabis violence prevention

Illinois Fights Violence with Cannabis (and Other Positive Impacts)

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…

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minnesota medical cannabis law

What Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Laws are Changing?

May was a merry, merry month for Minnesota’s card-carrying medical cannabis patients aged 21 and older, as the approval of smokable flower passed into law as part of a larger…

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cannabis beverages

Michigan Legalizes Cannabis-Infused Beverages

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…

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search warrant criteria for cannabis

Raw Cannabis Odor No Longer Cause for Vehicle Searches, Warrants

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…

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new york drug test

New York’s New Marijuana Drug Testing Rules

A workplace drug test in New York may never look the same again. Per the state’s Department of Labor (DOL), employers there are not allowed any longer to test most…

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Connecticut cannabis legal

Cannabis is Now Legal in Connecticut!

As of July 1st, cannabis is legal in Connecticut. This is a change in the Connecticut cannabis law that previously decriminalized cannabis use and means that adults can begin consuming…

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Updates on Cannabis Legalization in New York

Effective March 31, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo legalized adult-use of cannabis, and provided for the licensure of producers, distributors and retailers of marijuana throughout the Empire State. Under this New…

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new jersey cannabis legalization

Can New Jersey’s Slow Start to Cannabis Legalization Recover?

Is recreational weed legal in New Jersey? Despite the recent bill NJ Governor, Phil Murphy signed to finally legalize cannabis in New Jersey and put an end to arrests for…

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Cannabis Business Licensing in DC

The State of Cannabis Legislation & Licensing: Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington, D.C.

Newly introduced to the cannabis world within the education sector is the nation’s first master’s degree program in medical cannabis through the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Both on…

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search warrant criteria for cannabis

Raw Cannabis Odor No Longer Cause for Vehicle Searches, Warrants

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…

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alabama medical cannabis

Alabama Legalized Medical Marijuana, But What Does That Mean?

The South is no longer a desert for those seeking relief from ailments; recently, medical cannabis advocates of Alabama experienced hard-earned success when Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill into…

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5 Reasons to Attend a Cannabis Expo in Virginia

Virginia possesses a rich history – from its early days as a colonial settlement and a strategic location during the Civil War, this capital city has an ever-changing landscape. Today,…

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texas cannabis laws

When Will Cannabis Be Legal in Texas?

Legislation in the Lone Star State is many things but swift to update Texas cannabis laws is not one of those descriptions. Widely pinpointed as the originating spot of cannabis…

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cannabis convention oklahoma city

Oklahoma Cannabis Convention: Welcome to Toke-lahoma

Since the legalization of medical cannabis in 2018, Oklahoma has become the wild west of legalized cannabis markets, surpassing the rest of the country in medical license carriers and licensed…

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kentucky cannabis laws

Will Kentucky (Finally) Legalize Cannabis?

Both medical and recreational cannabis are illegal in Kentucky but times may be changing for this southern state. In early 2020, House Bill 136 passed 65 to 30; this bill…

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