Study: Adult Use Legalization Associated With Improved Crime Clearance Rates

Study: Adult Use Legalization Associated With Improved Crime Clearance Rates

WASHINGTON: The enactment of state laws regulating adult marijuana use is associated with an increase in crime clearance rates, according to data published in the journal Police Quarterly. Clearance rates are calculated by dividing the number of crimes that are ‘cleared’ (charges are filed) by the total number of crimes reported. Criminologists at Washington State University assessed crime clearance rates Read the full article…

Murphy Administration Seeking Up To Six New Dispensaries To Expand Access To Medicinal Marijuana

Murphy Administration Seeking Up to Six New Dispensaries To Expand Access to Medicinal Marijuana

NEW JERSEY: The Murphy Administration today announced it is seeking up to six new applicants to operate medicinal marijuana dispensaries — two each in the northern, central and southern regions of New Jersey. “We look forward to the opening of six new dispensaries so we can ensure that all qualifying patients who want access to Read the full article…

North Dakota: Advocates Turn In Signatures For 2018 Adult Use Initiative

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NORTH DAKOTA: Proponents of a statewide ballot initiative to legalize the adult use of marijuana in North Dakota on Monday turned in nearly 19,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office in an effort to place the measure before voters this November. State officials must certify 13,452 of those signatures in order to qualify the measure for the Read the full article…

Major Alcohol Industry Association Announces Support For Right To Legalize Cannabis

Major Alcohol Industry Association Announces Support for Right to Legalize Cannabis

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) has announced an official policy position in favor of a state’s right to establish a legal, well-regulated, adult-use cannabis marketplace; it is the first and only beverage alcohol association to do so. In states where cannabis is or will subsequently be legalized, the association calls Read the full article…

Israeli Cannabis Producer Tefen Concludes $23 Million Local Sales Deal

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Countries Around the World Seek to Import Israeli Cannabis Products but Cannot Due to Israel Government Bureaucracy Preventing Approval: “The Israeli Export Window is Closing.” ISRAEL: Tefen, a new Israeli licensed medical-grade cannabis producer has recently concluded two deals valued at approximately $23 million to supply 14 tons of medical-grade cannabis to a large Israeli processor and distributor Read the full article…

Criminalized To Capitalized: Social Equity Pilot Program Seeks Aspiring Cannabis Business Owners With Past Cannabis Convictions

The disproportionate impact of cannabis criminalization on Los Angeles's low-income and marginalized residents aroused the concern of the Los Angeles City Council, which passed a motion in June of 2017 directing the city to develop a Social Equity Program to decrease disparities in life outcomes for marginalized communities and address disproportionate impacts of the war on drugs in those communities.

CALIFORNIA: Largely missing from California’s booming new legal cannabis industry are millions of potential cannabis entrepreneurs systematically criminalized by the war on drugs, according to Los Angeles management consulting firm Seira, which today announced a search for participants in its Pilot Program for Cannabis Social Equity. Participants in this Pilot Program will receive mentorship, training, and access to business Read the full article…

VA Policy On Medical Marijuana And Veterans

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 The VA Medical Cannabis Act of 2018 is not yet the law of the land. So what is the official VA policy on veterans using cannabis? DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: As more states consider authorizing the medical use of marijuana, there has been a growing number of voices among the veteran community urging the Department of Veterans Read the full article…

Farmer Tom Joins TV Town Hall To Talk Legalization and Normalization In Washington

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By Farmer Tom Lauerman I’m always looking for opportunities to preach the good word about cannabis, as part of my #TodayWeFarm campaign. So of course I said yes when I was asked to be a panelist on KOMO News as they hosted ‘Cannabis Boom or Bust Townhall Meeting.’  Along with Seattle Hempfest’s Vivian McPeak, it was a major honor to stand Read the full article…

Oklahoma Becomes 31st State To Legalize Medical Marijuana Access

State Question 788 permits licensed medical marijuana patients to cultivate up to six mature plants and to possess personal use quantities of marijuana flowers, edibles, or infused concentrates.

OKLAHOMA: A majority of Oklahomans voted on Tuesday to enact State Question 788 – a statewide voter-initiated measure that permits doctors to use their discretion to recommend medical cannabis to patients who may benefit from it. Oklahoma is the 31st state to legalize and regulate the use of medical cannabis under state law. State Question 788 permits licensed medical marijuana patients Read the full article…

Global Hemp-Based Food Market 2016 – 2024

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IRELAND:  The global hemp-based food market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 7.5% over the forecast period of 2018-2024, according to a new report,  “Hemp-Based Food Market: Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Market Size and Forecasts up to 2024″. The report on global hemp-based food market provides qualitative and quantitative analysis for the period of Read the full article…