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US (NM): Cannabis Control Division considers union agreements as part of licensure

As part of the process to set up an adult-use cannabis industry in New Mexico, the state’s Regulation and Licensing Department and its Cannabis Control Division held a public rulemaking hearing on December 1st regarding residual solvents in cannabis manufacturing and requiring employers to work with…

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Malta: Legalization Bill heads to final vote unchanged

The Bill calling for the legalization of adult-use cannabis in Malta will move to its third and final vote. Calls for changing the Bill were dismissed, and thus it will move forward without major amendments. Among the dismissed call for change were recommendations made by the Nationalist Party as well…

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Costa Rica: Bill to legalize medical cannabis headed to Congress

On November 30th, the Constitutional Chamber of Costa Rica stated that it did not find any unconstitutional defects in a bill that aims to legalize the production and sale of hemp and medical cannabis. Thus, the initiative can be discussed and voted on soon in Congress. After the resolution of the…

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US (MT): Missoula City Council adopts new cannabis business regulations

The Missoula City Council has adopted new cannabis business regulations. Besides new rules for dispensaries including being at least 500 feet from other businesses and the prohibition of frosted glass storefronts, grow operations, too, has to deal with some new rules. With a 6-4 vote on Monday night, the…

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The regulation-free zone in South Korea where cannabis is growing

The situation of the cannabis industry in the Asian continent is very different from Europe or America. The only country that has some regulations on production is Thailand, while other countries still struggle to get over the old-school stigma. This does not mean, however, that the cannabis sector is…

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US (CT): Discrepancy between state legislation and federal law continues to cause problems

When Lisa Capitani decided to start a small business to educate and guide medical cannabis patients, she knew she would need some advice. So Capitani, a nurse who lives in Newtown, turned to other nurses across the country who have cannabis-related businesses, and she applied for a mentor through SCORE,…

Gaby Miodownik, CEO of Netafim:

"M&A activities in horticultural industry illustrate that it's a strong market"

In March 2021, Israeli irrigation manufacturer Netafim acquired Dutch turnkey greenhouse projects provider Gakon. The official new name and logo have been announced, and it was time to sit down with Gaby Miodownik, CEO of Netafim, to discuss the plans of Gakon Netafim and the developments they see in the…

ZA: Cannabis tax could be a 'gold mine' for country's economy, expert says

South Africa could be sitting on a tax revenue gold mine in the form of legal cannabis, says Ettiene Retief, chairman of the National Tax Committee at the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA). Unfortunately, the government has so far failed to exploit a massive, untapped market for…

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"The UK cannabis market has a potential of £1.2 billion and 41.000 jobs"

Volteface has released a report on the cannabis opportunities in the UK market. By basing themselves on data from various other countries such as the US, they have calculated that the UK market has a potential of £1.2 billion. Moreover, they estimate that over 41.000 jobs could be created in the medical…

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South Australia: Bill that proposes legalization and regulation released

An act to legalize cannabis and cannabis products has been released in South Australia. The Act aims "to legalize cannabis and cannabis products, to regulate the sale, supply, and advertising of cannabis and cannabis products, to make related amendments to the Controlled Substances Act 1984, and for…

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State attorneys send letter to congressional leaders

US: "Federal cannabis legalization should respect autonomy of states"

A bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general sent a letter to congressional leaders arguing that any effort to federally legalize cannabis should be done in a manner that respects the autonomy of states while providing necessary resources to ensure that cannabis is effectively regulated. Arizona…

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US (NJ): North Bergen amends ordinances, limits number of cannabis licenses

The North Bergen Board of Commissioners has introduced an ordinance that would amend the township’s pre-existing cannabis ordinance to further define regulations and restrictions. The ordinance would amend the original ordinance adopted in July to set forth specific provisions for cannabis…

US: Bipartisan group urges Congress to include SAFE banking act into defense spending package

U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) is leading a bipartisan letter today of Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) members urging leaders of the Armed Services Committees in the House and Senate to keep the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act in the final conference version of the National Defense…

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Small South-African cannabis farmers threatened by regulations

Small-holder farmers meant to benefit from South Africa’s new cannabis dispensation to unlock a potentially huge economic sector may be left out in the cold because of stringent regulatory requirements.   Industry insiders have raised concerns, highlighting that the permit system required that cultivators erect…

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US (NJ): Cannabis Commission gives update on regulatory issues

Executives from the state's Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) at the NJ League of Municipalities provided an overview of the newly adopted regulations to implement the legalization of adult-use cannabis. The CRC has the power to establish the requirements for applying for a license, set fees, enforce…

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US (OH): Pending legislation allows cultivators to expand growing operations

Under GOP legislation pending in the state Senate, the amount of cannabis grown for Ohio’s medical cannabis program would expand, and the number of dispensaries able to sell it would be increased. The proposal would allow level one cultivators to expand their growing operations from 25,000 square feet to…

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US (VA): Amendment to allow small cannabis entrepreneurs to sell at farmers markets proposed

Washington, D.C. marijuana activists are proposing an amendment to a legalization bill that would allow small entrepreneurs to sell cannabis at farmers markets. The District…

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US (NM): Cannabis ordinance ammended to include $500 fee for manufacturers' licenses

In Alamogordo, New Mexico, the cannabis ordinance was amended to include a $500 fee for cannabis manufacturers' licenses. The City Commission also removed terminology that would require public hearings for cannabis licenses, noting that the New Mexico Cannabis Control Division does not require public…

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US (OK): Adult-use cannabis legalization challenged in court

Oklahomans for Responsible Cannabis Action is facing a potential legal setback in its quest to get an adult-use cannabis legalization measure on the state’s 2022 ballot. The group filed an initiative petition last month to get the issue before voters next year. The proposal would allow adults 21 and…

US: Republicans file bill to end prohibition, regulate industry as alternative to the MORE act

Yesterday, Rep. Nancy Mace introduced a GOP-sponsored bill to federally legalize and tax cannabis. The States Reform Act - that is the name of the bill - comes as an alternative to the Democratic MORE act.  The bill sponsored by Republicans would end federal cannabis prohibition while setting up a regulatory…

IT: Sardinia hemp growers call for urgent meeting with regional council

Seizures, trials, and terror: from the directive issued by the Cagliari prosecutor on 25 March, the situation in Sardinia for hemp growers is becoming more and more complex.…

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US (OR): Cannabis business licensing process reopened after three-year pause

The Oregon Liquor & Cannabis Commission resumes the processing of new cannabis business license applications. In 2018, the OLCC took a “pause” on processing new license applications in order to focus on existing licensees and applicants who had already submitted applications. "Since that time, we have…

Oded Forer, Minister of Agriculture:

"There is unusual export potential in Israel"

Agriculture Minister Oded Forer (Yisrael Beiteinu) said this morning at a conference of the Calcalist newspaper that the medical cannabis unit (HIKR) in the Ministry of Health should be dismantled. According to Forer, "The most significant point for the cannabis market, if you look at the crops in Israel…

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US (TX): Survey shows 94% of Texans oppose Delta-8 THC ban

A survey of 500 Texas residents reveals that the overwhelming majority oppose the state's ban on delta-8 THC. The survey from CBD Oracle, a cannabis consumer research company, found that 94% of respondents were in favor of legal delta-8 in some form, with 27% supporting medical use only and the remainder…

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Germany could be nearing legalizing adult-use cannabis

Germany’s likely next ruling coalition is closing in on a deal to legalize cannabis for adult use. Negotiators for the Social Democrats, Greens, and pro-business Free Democrats are hammering out the details, including conditions under which the sale and use of adult-use cannabis would be allowed and…

US (CA): Barstow cannabis entrepreneurs could face thousands of fees

A proposed set of fees in Barstow would place a hefty price tag on the right to participate in the city’s nascent cannabis industry. The Barstow City Council will either…

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US (NV): Kindibles suspended immediately by Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board

The Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board called an emergency meeting in which all board members unanimously voted to suspend Kindibles, LLC, immediately, citing a present threat to public health and safety.  On 20 October, Board Agents visited the production facility of Kindibles, LLC, located in Clark County.…

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US (NJ): License applications to be accepted starting from December

New Jersey will begin accepting applications to run legal weed businesses next month, bringing the state closer to opening dispensaries and selling marijuana to the public. The Cannabis Regulatory Commission will open the application process to cannabis growers, processors, and testing labs on December…

US (MO): Key vendor in Missouri’s MMJ program hit with $28 million judgment

A company hired by the state to score applicants for medical cannabis licenses has lost a $28 million lawsuit brought by one of the jilted companies. In the latest legal…

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Mexico: "Cannabis legalization legislation is a priority"

Senate Majority Leader Ricardo Monreal Avila said that there is agreement among key legislative leaders of multiple parties to prioritize cannabis legalization legislation this session. He and other top legislators have been emphasizing the need to establish regulations for cannabis in recent months.  The…

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US (NY): Regulations for new cannabinoid hemp program approved

The New York State Cannabis Control Board approved regulations presented by the Office of Cannabis Management establishing the State’s Cannabinoid Hemp Program. The regulations create new standards for processing, manufacturing, laboratory testing, and packaging designed to regulate cannabinoid hemp…

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Guam cannabis board considers rule revisions

Guam's cannabis board will review and potentially approve the proposed changes to cannabis industry rules and regulations. Once the changes are approved by the board, the rules will again be sent to the AG for review; if the AG approves, says Chairwoman Vanessa Williams, the revised rules will then be…

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Guernsey debates 2022 cannabis legalization

The government on the channel island of Guernsey is reportedly set to debate the potential legalization of cannabis in 2022 following previous moves to reform policy on the drug. This most recent call to action was put forward by Deputy Marc Leadbeater, following his resignation from the Committee for…

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US (CA): Black growers give up dream of cannabis companies as permit process drags on

Half a million dollars and nearly four years into his Los Angeles-based cannabis venture, Donnie Anderson had no shop, no prospects, and a mountain of debt. With financial help from family and friends, Anderson rented a $6,000-a-month space in January 2018 for his new cannabis retail shop. He kept paying…

US (MD): Regulators allowing cannabis licenses as collateral for loans

How do entrepreneurs start a new business when they don't own property, can't get a loan and the federal government still considers their product illegal? For many folks hoping to break into Maryland's medical cannabis business, they can't. But a new rule allowing medical cannabis license holders to use…

Cannabis cultivation policy to be introduced in Pakistan

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Shibli Faraz has announced to introduce the cannabis cultivation policy in the country by December this year. A meeting of the…

NL: Seven growers officially selected for the closed cannabis experiment

Preparation for the closed coffee shop chain in the Netherlands is progressing, yet rather slowly. Yesterday, the Ministry of Health and Sports has shared that the seventh grower has been appointed. After the growers were selected, the government proceeded to carry out a Bibob investigation, which could…

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US: New DEA-registered cannabis growers can supply researchers with their products

Since 1968, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) contracted operation based at the University of Mississippi was the only grower licensed by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to cultivate cannabis for research purposes. In 2016, Dr. Sue Sisley first applied to grow cannabis for research…

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US (NY): Rules for hemp flower sales approved

New York cannabis regulators approved rules for the state’s cannabinoid hemp program, notably clarifying that flower from the crop can be sold, but delta-8 THC products are currently prohibited from being marketed. The state Department of Health had initially proposed rules for hemp-derived cannabinoids,…

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US (CA): More changes ahead for Santa Barbara County's cannabis business license process

The first reading of amendments to the Chapter 50 ordinance governing the cannabis business license process in Santa Barbara County was approved Tuesday after the Board of Supervisors made some changes to the language.However, other changes they wanted, with the goal of increasing tax revenue, had to be…

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US (MT): A surprise ban on CBD products angers licensee holders

The Montana Department of Revenue and cannabis industry stakeholders alike were surprised to recently discover that HB 701, the state’s legalization framework bill, prohibits license holders from growing or selling hemp, and by extension, from producing cannabidiol or CBD products that are derived from…

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Hemp production in Poland decreased

The Polish government is providing government incentives to the domestic hemp industry, but the domestic Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture (ARiMR) which supports such efforts reduced the amount of money allocated for this activity on the basis that the hemp grown had a level of…

IT: Sardinian hemp growers protesting, a sit-in in Cagliari: "The law must change"

Too many seizures, a lack of clarity: "The law on the cultivation of hemp must change". This is the reason that prompted Sardinian farmers to organize a protest sit-in scheduled for Wednesday 10 November in Cagliari.  A group of growers met last Saturday in Tramatza and decided to take the initiative to organize…

US (NJ): Minority cannabis owners say federal banking bill should pass even without social justice provisions

To get banking services for her cannabis delivery business, Precious Osage-Erese, chief operating officer of Roll Up Life in East Orange, said she has to drive two hours to the only financial institution that will help her. The reason for this is that most federally regulated banks do not want anything…

US (NM): Cannabis industry has only a couple banking options in New Mexico

Verdes Foundation, one of New Mexico’s largest medical cannabis companies, is set to open its first Santa Fe shop at the end of November, and it plans another new store in the city in 2022 when the state will launch legal sales of adult-use cannabis. The company, which now operates in Albuquerque and Rio…

US (CA): Grover Beach plans to attract more businesses with reduced cannabis tax

Producing and distributing cannabis in Grover Beach is about to be more pocket-friendly thanks to a new drop in commercial cannabis tax. The Grover Beach City Council…

US (CA): Sonoma County supervisors extend cannabis cultivation permit moratorium

Sonoma County cannabis growers who use a streamlined permit designed to help small farmers have three years to apply for a more stringently regulated permit or risk being shut down. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to extend the county’s 45-day moratorium on so-called multi-tenant use permits to…

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IL: New cannabis regulations in Israel would lower MMJ cost, expand market

A few years ago, Israel implemented changes to cannabis regulations. Accordingly, patients would not go directly to a grower to get their medical cannabis supply; rather, licensed pharmacies would be responsible for distribution. Though well-intended, this change came with hiccups. Cannabis operators…

US (MI): Lawmakers approve bills to restrict MMJ cultivation by caregivers

Several bills that change the state’s 2008 voter-approved Michigan Medical Marijuana Act and caregiver program moved out of committee Tuesday and are headed to the House floor. House Bills 5300-5302, known as the Michigan Cannabis Safety Act, tighten rules for caregivers related to plant allowances,…

Lithuanian hemp growers seek new (legal) high

Lithuanian hemp growers say the new version of the Baltic country’s hemp law is a missed opportunity to give the industry a new (legal) high. Lithuania was the European Union’s second-largest producer of hemp in 2019, with 9,182 hectares under cultivation. The industry is booming in the EU, with the…

Vermont Cannabis Equity Coalition releases sweeping recommendations to Cannabis Control Board:

US (VT): Will there be a place for equity, small farmers, and small local businesses?

The Vermont Cannabis Equity Coalition has recently submitted its sweeping recommendations to the Cannabis Control Board (CCB) for its public rulemaking process, and in support of a cannabis economy in Vermont which is racially just, economically equitable, agriculturally accessible, and environmentally…

Pakistan to announce cannabis cultivation policy by December

Pakistani Minister of Science and Technology Shibli Faraz has announced the presentation of the policy for growing cannabis in the country by December of this year. During a meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly on Science and Technology, Minister Faraz stressed that the global…

Luxembourg first in Europe to legalize cannabis consumption and cultivation

In Luxembourg, adults will be able to grow up to four cannabis plants in their homes, making it the first country in Europe to legalize the production and consumption of cannabis. Last Friday came the announcement from the Luxembourg government that significant changes would be brought into the country's…

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IT: "In the coming weeks, tenders will be ready for public and private companies to grow MMJ"

"In the coming weeks, the tender for the cultivation of medical cannabis by public and private companies will be ready". The announcement comes from Undersecretary of Health Andrea Costa during a show on the Italian national TV channel. The operation, he specified, serves to "achieve the goal of being…

US (PA): State opens 2022 hemp permit applications, encourages growres to report acreage, sales to USDA

The PA Department of Agriculture is now taking applications for permits to grow or process hemp in the 2022 season. Grower applications for commercial use or research are due by April 1, 2022. The department accepts processor permit applications year-round. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding also…

Cannabis commission approves CNMI Producer Class 2 license in Northern Mariana Islands

CNMI Cannabis Commission board members voted unanimously to approve the application package for a marijuana Producer Class 2 license, the first of its kind in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The license was issued on Oct. 7 to Max Investments LLC. The company, which does business as Max…

IL: MMJ reforms pass first reading

Major cannabis reforms in Israel look imminent as all parties across the ruling coalition government supported a bill that would reform the country’s medical cannabis laws in…

Legalization of medical cannabis one step away from being approved in Costa Rica

The initiative for the legalization of medicinal and therapeutic cannabis, as well as for the industrial production of hemp in Costa Rica, was ready this Thursday for a vote in the plenary session of the Legislative Assembly. The last step before the discussion on the merits was the processing of several…

US (OK): Regulation of MMJ frustrates growers, lawmakers

Frustrated by years of gridlock over cannabis regulation, a newly formed cannabis advocacy group wants to enshrine new cannabis regulations into the state Constitution. “The legislative process has, to the degree that we needed, been a fail,” said Jed Green, director of Oklahomans for Responsible…

Cannabis legalization debate picks up momentum in Malta

Many have advocated for cannabis policy reforms in Malta over the last few years, covering the liberalization of CBD and hemp regulations and, more recently, cannabis legalization. In fact, the debate around the outright legalization of cannabis in the country has recently picked up a significant amount…

US (SD): Lawmakers introduce bill to legalize adult-use cannabis

A panel decided Tuesday to move forward on legalizing cannabis for all purposes for people age 21 and older in South Dakota but keeping the current medical-cannabis program in place for people younger than 21. The 8-2 recommendation came from the Legislature’s subcommittee on adult-use cannabis. The next…

Malawi industrial medical hemp cultivation begins

Four of the eighty-nine companies who have been issued licenses to grow medicinal and industrial hemp in the country have delivered produce, and the Cannabis Regulatory Authority (CRA) has said it expects the number to heighten as the rainy season begins. CRA director general, Ketulo Salipira, said the…

CH: Commissions in parliament give the go-ahead for cannabis legalization

After the National Council Commission, the Commission for Social Security and Health of the Council of States (SGK-S) has now spoken out in favor of cannabis legalization. The decision was made with 9-2 votes, as the parliamentary services announced on Tuesday. The ball is back in the SGK-N's court. The…

US (CA): Applications are open for cannabis-funded California cultivator environmental clean-up grants

California officials are now accepting concept proposals for a program aimed at helping small cannabis cultivators with environmental clean-up and restoration efforts - and they will be holding a workshop this week to guide people through the application process. The California Department of Fish and…

US (CA): State legalizes CBD edibles and smokable hemp

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation last week that legalizes hemp-derived cannabinoids including CBD for inclusion in dietary supplements, foods, beverages, and other products. The bill also establishes regulations for hemp products including CBD edibles, supplements, and pet foods, as well…

US (NM): New Mexico explores public financing for cannabis businesses

Under a proposal unveiled on Thursday, small-scale cannabis businesses in New Mexico would receive access to publicly financed loans of up to $250,000 in an effort to promote social and economic fairness. The New Mexico Finance Authority suggested a $5 million line of credit to licensed cannabis…

US (AZ): Rules for social equity cannabis program finalized

Rules for what could be the last cannabis dispensary licenses issued by Arizona have been finalized by the state’s health department. The final draft report by the Arizona Department of Health Services’ “social equity ownership program” was issued Thursday. In general, the program is intended to “promote…

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US (IL): Delays in special session driving up costs for MMJ growers

$48 million in new construction and 250 high-paying jobs are on tap for Madison County, contingent on the passage of legalizing medical cannabis. In November, voters overwhelmingly approved Initiative 65, a measure that legalized clinical cannabis. However, the results were struck down by the state’s…

US (NJ): State awards MMJ licenses mostly for growers

Fourteen businesses that applied for medical cannabis licenses in 2019 have finally been awarded them by the state. Half of the 14 are in Central Jersey, the area determined by the Cannabis Regulatory Commission to have the greatest need relative to current demand. Ten are exclusively growers, while four…

US (OH): Cannabis industry, clamoring for reform, may finally get its wish

The Buckeye State is often framed as business-friendly, but it has not been a great friend to its burgeoning cannabis industry, according to the people tangling with its regulatory web. They may soon get some help from the General Assembly, however. State Senate President Matt Huffman — a Lima Republican…

US (MP): Governor holding up MMJ with "unreasonale demands"

Republican legislative leaders on Wednesday said Gov. Tate Reeves is holding up a special session to consider a medical cannabis program with last-minute “unreasonable demands.” The leaders, in comments to Mississippi Today, said they have conceded to numerous last-minute requests from Reeves for changes…

CAN (MB): Winnipeg plans new rules for MMJ grow operations

Residents fed up with cannabis grow operations in their neighborhoods see a victory in a City of Winnipeg plan to limit where those operations are allowed. A number of changes to create a new medical cannabis licensing regime are proposed in a report presented to the city's property, planning, and…

US (MO): Federal judge blocks MMJ licensing residency rule

A federal judge last week permanently blocked Missouri from enforcing a requirement that medical cannabis licenses go to businesses owned by residents of the state. Following a bench trial Thursday, U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey agreed to grant a permanent injunction. Her written order has not yet…

US (OR): People who consumed mislabeled products ended up hospitalized

People who took mislabeled wellness drops last month ended up ingesting several times the typical dose of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, according to Oregon regulators. The people who took the Select-brand drops had not anticipated getting high at all. They thought they were using CBD,…

US (AL): State to accept hemp-growing, processing applications starting Tuesday

Beginning Oct. 12, Alabama hemp growers, those who process and handle hemp, and universities can apply for an industrial hemp license from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.  “This is the department’s fourth year to administer the hemp program. It has always been our goal to manage the program…

US (CA): New lawsuit filed against Fresno over cannabis licenses

A new lawsuit claims that the city of Fresno’s scoring system for retail cannabis applicants was flawed and unfair. The plaintiffs are asking a judge to put a halt to the system. Pietro De Santis and Kerry Burrough were among 113 applicants hoping to strike it rich in the “green rush.” But, they said,…

Small cannabis growers push for excise tax reform in Canada

Dan Sutton, CEO of Tantalus Labs, a cannabis producer based in British Columbia, is trying to draw attention to an issue that many in the industry say threatens to bankrupt small Canadian cannabis companies. The excise tax levied on cannabis is set at a fixed rate of C $ 1 per gram, rather than a…

US (CA): City of Goleta appeals cannabis cultivation project approved in Santa Barbara County

The City of Goleta appealed to a Santa Barbara County-approved cannabis cultivation site, delaying the forward motion of the project. Santa Barbara County approved the 17-acre White Light Cannabis Cultivation Project September 16. The site is located just outside of the Goleta city limits near the…

Malaysia: Government will continue studying legalising MMJ

The government will continue to study ways and review laws in legalizing the use of cannabis for medical purposes in Malaysia. Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin said the government, through the Cabinet Committee to Combat Drugs and other ministries, is looking into whether cannabis can be used…

ZA: Gauteng premier urges ZA growers to build sustainable industry

Gauteng Premier David Makhura visited the cannabis CBD Full Spectrum factory in the Vaal, where he urged South African growers to build a sustainable industry. The factory houses various strains and medicinal purposes of the cannabis plants. The facility, founded by CEO Prof. De Beer is the first…

USDA announces more than $146M investment in sustainable agricultural research

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced an investment of more than $146 million in sustainable agricultural research projects aimed at improving a robust, resilient, climate-smart food and agricultural system. This investment is made under the National Institute of Food and…

US (SD): Vermillion city council approves fees for MMJ start-ups

The Vermillion City Council agreed Monday to a set of various fees for anyone who wants to begin a medical cannabis establishment within Vermillion’s city limits. It also…

US (CA): Humboldt County supervisors extend cannabis tax payment deadlines

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors took several actions Tuesday to aid struggling cannabis farmers facing a flooded market and falling cannabis prices throughout the state. The board directed county staff to provide more time for cultivators to pay taxes related to Measure S, the county’s…

US (CA): San Luis Obispo city officials pull a cannabis permit amid bribery scandal

The City of San Luis Obispo announced Wednesday that it has terminated Natural Healing Center's commercial cannabis operator permit and the business will not be allowed to open a cannabis storefront in the city. Officials say the applicant, Helios Dayspring, submitted false or misleading information…

US (NY): New York's cannabis board holds first meeting, amends medical program

New York cannabis regulators on Tuesday sought to make up for delays in the drug’s rollout by approving a chief equity officer and making immediate changes to the medical cannabis program during the inaugural meeting of the state Cannabis Control Board. The five-member board charged with implementing…

US (OK): As cannabis industry booms, farmers face challenges with applying pesticides

Farmers and ranchers who live close to cannabis farms are running into challenges spraying their crops and fields, as applicators fear lawsuits if any pesticide or herbicide drift contaminates cannabis or causes the plants to die. James Fuser, a farmer and rancher in Afton, Oklahoma says there are…

US (MI): Bay City offering more marijuana licenses for large growers due to increased demand

Bay City approved a change to its code of ordinances that will now allow for more large-scale cannabis growing licenses to be purchased in the city while reducing the number of small-scale licenses available. The Bay City Commission approved an ordinance amendment that changed the amount of adult-use and…

North Macedonia: proposed novelties in the legislation related to cannabis for medical purposes

In recent years, the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes has been a “hot” topic in North Macedonia. In 2016, the country regulated the procedure for the cultivation and production of hemp and hemp extracts. Since then, in line with publicly available information, over 60 approvals for the…

US (OK): MMJ authority director seeks to hire more inspectors and create more regulations for industry

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority is creating new policies and hiring more inspectors as the industry booms. The agency’s new director, Adria Berry calls it a “hard reset” of the agency. OMMA will hire 40 more compliance inspectors by Dec. 1. In addition, the agency will bring on six peace…

US (MI): Bay City could offer more licenses for large growers while lowering available slots for small operations

The Bay City Commission will be considering whether or not to adopt an ordinance amendment that would shuffle around and modify the number of grower licenses available to different levels of producers during a regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 4. According to the agenda item, the City of Bay City’s Class A…

US (CA): Department of cannabis control announces $100M local jurisdiction assistance grant program

The recently-established Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) today unveiled guidelines and application requirements for a $100 million Local Jurisdiction Assistance Grant Program. The program, proposed by Governor Newsom in the 2021-2022 budget and passed by the Legislature, provides funding for local…

US (OK): What to know as the OMMA boosts MMJ oversight in Oklahoma

Recently appointed leaders of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority on Friday highlighted initial changes to industry oversight and touched on further action needed to ensure one of the nation's largest cannabis markets is in compliance with state law.  Friday's discussion focused on efforts made in the…

Department of cannabis control’s proposed consolidated cannabis regulations are approved

The Department of Cannabis Control’s (DCC) consolidated emergency regulations are approved and now in effect. The regulations create consistent standards for cannabis licensees across all license types by aligning application requirements, unifying terminology, and clarifying ownership and financial…


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