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The Broccoli Report – Why Weed Genes Matter: The Limitations of Strain Names and Appellations.

“On dispensary shelves in every legal state—and written in Sharpie on countless clandestine Ziploc baggies—appear thousands of strain names that mean close to nothing. Dawgwalker. Girl Scout Cookies. SFV OG. You may have the real deal, flower grown from seed, or a clone directly handed from the original breeder. But it’s more likely the Dawgwalker you’re smoking has different terpene and …

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Weed Week – Can Cannabis Tourism Thrive Despite COVID?

“Coming into 2020, business was booming for Emerald Farm Tours with no signs of slowing. The San Francisco-based company, which takes its guests to area cannabis businesses and cultural landmarks, experienced 200% month-over-month growth from September 2019 to February 2020 and was preparing for a ‘hiring blitz’ as tour bookings spiked to around five per week, according to Victor Pinho, the …

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High Times – Public Support For Cannabis Legalization Creeps Higher

“68% of Americans say that they’re in favor of legalizing cannabis. Fully two-thirds of Americans now support the legalization of marijuana, according to data from a Gallup poll released on Monday. That figure is the highest level of support since Gallup first began polling about legalizing cannabis more than 50 years ago, although it is not a statistically significant increase from …

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Merry Jane – Cannabis Election Wins Are Inspiring Other States to Jump on the Legalization Train

“The fact that conservative states like South Dakota legalized weed before supposedly liberal states like New York is making many politicians double down on legalization efforts for 2020. Arizona, Montana, and New Jersey all voted to legalize adult-use cannabis this week, Mississippi legalized medical marijuana, and South Dakota actually did both. Following on the heels of these historic victories, leading politicians from …

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Vice – Drugs Won Big During the U.S. Election

“Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, Mississippi, and South Dakota all voted for legal weed, while Oregon voted to decriminalize drugs like cocaine and meth. It’s a big blow to the War on Drugs, which has disproportionately harmed people of color. Despite the uncertainty over the outcome of the U.S. presidential race Wednesday morning, Mississippi cannabis advocate Natalie Jones Bonner was feeling …

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High Times – World Law Group Releases 2020 Global Cannabis Policy Report

“In the midst of COVID, election turmoil, and the general, worldwide drama that has taken place this year, a global collaboration of law experts released the World Law Group Cannabis Guide 2020, a guide that provides information As the guide points out, this kind of information is necessary because cannabis is becoming a contested issue across the country, as more …

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WeedWeek – The Cannabis Election: Five Things to Watch

“The cannabis industry’s next few years could largely hinge on the results of November’s election. Five states are set to decide on some form of legalization, and federal prohibition has played a role in multiple Senate and House races. The results of the Nov. 3 balloting could shape the industry landscape for years to come. With that in mind, here …

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PotGuide – Bud & Breakfasts, 420 Friendly Lodging & the COVID-19 Impact

“The bud and breakfast concept has slowly but surely gained traction across several United States markets. The 420 friendly lodging space requires significant growth and maturation, as well as time to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, despite its modest positioning today, several in the cannabis space believe the sector could soon boom. The Early Cannabis Lodging Scene Interest in …

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Broccoli Report – Wildfires in Harvest Season

Understanding the Ripple Effects of A Supercharged Fire Season on the Cannabis Industry “While recent rainfall curbed the Northwest’s blazes, California’s wildfires rage on, destroying farms, polluting outdoor environments, and destabilizing the supply chain at the worst possible time of year. In Oregon, preliminary data gathered by the state’s cannabis regulatory agency shows seven licensed producers lost their whole crop so far, …