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MG Magazine: NBA Expected to Return in July without Cannabis Testing for Players

“As the National Basketball Association (NBA) prepares to resume its season after an abrupt pause due to COVID-19, testing for cannabis will remain on hiatus. All of the twenty-two teams returning (the eight worst performing teams this season will not be playing) will play their games in Orlando, Florida, at Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex in order to limit …

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Refinery 29: This Black Cannabis Advocate Is Shifting The Narrative Around Weed During The COVID-19 Pandemic

“Solonje Burnett, co-founder of cannabis immersive education and advocacy platform Humble Bloom, is making it her mission to equalize the cannabis industry. As a creative and activist based in Brooklyn, New York, she advocates for the rights of others in her community. And as the cannabis industry continues to grow, Burnett educates about the healing benefits of marijuana, she also …

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Merry Jane: 10 World-Famous Historical Figures Who Loved Weed

Today’s cannabis industry gets a lot of love from celebrities and even some politicians, but since the beginning of recorded history, many of the world’s most famous figures have gotten lit. Pharaoh Ramesses II: High as the Sphinx. Lording over ancient Egypt from 1279 to 1213 BCE, Pharaoh Ramesses II is so revered for his wisdom and leadership that Egyptians, to this …

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Merry Jane: Cookies, MedMen, and Other Pot Shops Looted During Protests Against Police Brutality

“In a vocal show of support for protestors, Cookies owner Berner said justice for George Floyd was more important than his dispensary’s broken windows or stolen merchandise.   Cannabis dispensaries across the legal weed landscape were broken into, looted, and left empty over the weekend, after protests against police brutality and institutional racism turned into riots due to widespread aggressive …

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Wholesale Hemp Prices Drop By 75% As Supply Outpaces CBD Demand

As farmers across the nation continue to convert crop land to industrial hemp, wholesale prices for the cannabis cousin have dropped significantly.  If it feels like hemp CBD products are popping up everywhere you look, you’re probably right. But hemp supply isn’t just excessive in the retail market. As the CBD trend continues to peak, market analysts now say that …

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Tennessee State Legislator Introduces Cannabis Legalization Bill

The Volunteer State’s first full-scale legalization bill would set a 12% tax rate on pot products and cap sales at half an ounce. A new bill introduced in the Tennessee state senate would legalize cannabis for adults 21 and older and construct a local industry of cultivators, processors, distributors, and dispensaries. According to the Memphis CBS affiliate WREG, Democratic State …

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California Cannabis Regulators Push for Mandatory QR Code License Verification from Legal Dispensaries

The scannable verification codes are Golden State officials latest tool to try and eliminate the cannabis black market. California cannabis regulators proposed an emergency change to the state’s standard operating procedure late last week, advancing a rule that would require dispensaries and distributors to publicly display a digitally readable QR code to confirm the business’ license status. According to CNN, …