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WeedWeek – Industry Leaders’ Predictions for 2021

“We asked cannabis world luminaries for predictions about the California cannabis market in 2021. Some of our favorites follow. In another post, we took a look at the challenges facing the California industry in 2021: Henry Baskerville, Managing Partner, Fortis Law Partners Baskerville notes that a new DEA interim final rule seeks to criminalize certain cannabinoids, most notably Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the use …

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Cannabis Culture: Big Marijuana vs. Craft Cannabis

The culture of cannabis is shifting. What was once seen as a drug for lazy stoner kids or hippies hiding in the hills, cannabis is now making it to the mainstream. Celebrities, not always the expected ones, are endorsing products left and right. It’s also started to attract the eye of big businesses. But is that a good thing? What …

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PotGuide – Exploring Cannabis Sales & Consumer Trends During COVID-19

“At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic there were a lot of unknowns, not only for the populace writ large but also for states and localities as they tried to figure out what businesses to keep open and what guidelines needed to be implemented to keep workers and consumers safe. Fortunately for the legal cannabis industry and consumers, cannabis dispensaries …

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High Times – Senate Passes Bill To Expand Cannabis Research

“The United States Senate passed a cannabis research expansion bill this week. The U.S. Senate approved a bill on Tuesday that would allow for the expansion of scientific research into cannabis and marijuana derivatives including CBD. The bill, known as the Cannabidiol and Marihuana Research Expansion Act (S. 2032), was advanced by unanimous consent and will now head to the …

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International Highlife – Company Selling A Weed Advent Christmas Calendar Available Worldwide

“Christmas is hailed as the most wonderful time of year, and long before the season kicks off, companies around the world feature new products just in time for the arrival of Old Saint Nick. Time-old traditions, family, gifts, gatherings, and food represent most cultures globally and without exception, the enjoyment of advent calendars. Cannabis Themed Christmas Advent Calendars A new …

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Vice News – Cannabis Is Officially a Medicine, Following Historic UN Vote

“The vote to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is set to spark a rise in research and medical access. A historic vote at the United Nations today finally recognised the medicinal value of cannabis – a plant that has been used therapeutically for thousands of years. After a recommendation from experts at …

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Merry Jane – Puff Puff Pass: NFL Players Smoking Weed

“Puff, pass, score! With the NFL wising up and chilling out on their weed rules, here’s a look at some gridiron greats who strongly advocate going green — and why. People forget that football players love weed. In fact, so many pro-ballers use the plant — and are vocal about it — that NFL players have become pop culture’s newest …

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High Times – NORML Publishes Open Letter To Presidential Candidates To Pledge Marijuana Reform

“The leading cannabis advocacy group, NORML, is urging both presidential candidates to commit to legalization. The country has evolved on marijuana policy. Polls show large swaths of the country now favor legalization, an attitude that dovetails with a wave of states and cities that have either ended prohibition or embraced decriminalization. But despite a decade of progress, this year’s presidential election …

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Press Democrat – Cannabis sales soar during pandemic as purveyors scramble to adjust retail, delivery operations

“When Sonoma County’s initial stay-at-home order landed March 17, some local cannabis dispensaries were confused. The regulated industry has evolved a particular expertise operating within legal and legislative gray areas in its recent past, and here was one more knot to untangle. Gov. Gavin Newsom, in ordering Californians to adhere to a set of safety guidelines in an effort to …