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SACRAMENTO–The Banking and Financial Institutions Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that would allow limited merchant banking for cannabis businesses in California.Senate Bill 930, if eventually passed by the state senate, would allow for the creation of limited...
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Cannabis Cup SoCal will take place April 20-22 as scheduled, albeit without its namesake substance: cannabis.In an official statement, show organizer High Times confirmed the San Bernardino City Council "block, at the last minute, the...
OTTAWA–Canadian government agencies Statistics Canada has begun a program to conduct large-scale testing of sewage to gather annual data on, among other things, cannabis usage.FinancialPost.com said the sewage survey ‘was like a drug test on eight million people.”Testing will...
UPDATE: A representative from GW Pharmaceuticals clarified that Epidiolex is formulated to specifically treat Lennox Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. Scheduled date for pending approval by the FDA of Epidiolex is June 27. Lennox Gastault syndrome is a severe...
White House officials announced today that President Donald Trump, after recent talks with Colorado Senator Cory Gardner, has personally directed the Justice Department to desist on any potential crackdowns in states with legalized recreational marijuana.The assurance from Trump could...
THE WEB–Media reports this week highlighted challenges around advertising for the emerging cannabis industry. The industry’s quasi-legal status in the United States, as well as impending recreational legalization across northern neighbor Canada, raises issues with advertising restrictions.In Canada, TheGlobeandMail.com...
SACRAMENTO – Media reports yesterday said that federal authorities from the United States Department of Justice have concluded a two-day sweep of houses, alleged to be used as part of a Chinese crime syndicate’s illegal marijuana grow operation. More...
Results of a recent study by researchers at San Diego State University found that millions of people are potentially able to purchase illicit cannabis online and obtain cannabis via regular shipping options, including delivery through the U.S. Postal Service,...
Officials from Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs last Thursday shuttered 40 cannabis dispensaries and said hundreds more will be closed in coming weeks.Department spokesperson David Harns told the Detroit Free Press, "Any business that didn't apply for...
U.S. Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin yesterday faced a hard line of questioning from the House Appropriations subcommittee, on the VA’s 2019 budget including questions on allowing VA physicians to recommend medical cannabis to patients.The...

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