High Times Announces Acquisition Of 13 California Retail Assets From Harvest

The World’s Most Recognized Cannabis Brand Expands Portfolio into the World’s Largest Cannabis Market CALIFORNIA: Hightimes Holding Corp., the owner of High Times, the most well-known brand in cannabis, announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire certain equity and assets with respect to 13 planned and operational California dispensaries from Harvest Health & Read the full article…

Senator Harris, Colleagues Call On Congressional Leaders To Ensure Cannabis Small Businesses Can Access Emergency SBA Loan & Grant Programs

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday joined Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), and 7 of their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Congressional leadership calling for forthcoming COVID-19 relief legislative packages to allow state-legal cannabis small businesses and indirect cannabis small businesses to access loan and Read the full article…

OLCC Commissioners Ratify Stipulated Alcohol Violations, Licensing Settlements And Takes Action On Rules

Commission Adjusts Alcohol Purchasing Hours to Accommodate Vulnerable Populations OREGON: At its regularly monthly meeting on April 16, 2020 the Oregon Liquor Control Commission considered the concerns of older adult shoppers and persons with underlying medical conditions, in approving a temporary rule allowing OLCC licensed retailers to begin selling beer, wine and cider beginning at Read the full article…

NEW ACLU REPORT: Despite Marijuana Legalization Black People Still Almost Four Times More Likely To Get Arrested

A TALE OF TWO COUNTRIES: RACIALLY TARGETED ARRESTS IN THE ERA OF MARIJUANA REFORM DETAILS MILLIONS OF RACIALLY TARGETED MARIJUANA ARRESTS MADE BETWEEN 2010-2018 NEW YORK: The American Civil Liberties Union today released a new report showing that Black people are 3.64 times more likely than white people to be arrested for marijuana possession despite Read the full article…

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Releases MMJ Patient & Caregiver Numbers For March 2020

OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today published updated patient & caregiver numbers for March 2020. These numbers include: 113,359 Recommendations 94,356 Registered patients 7,031 Patients with Veteran Status 6,990 Patients with Indigent Status 544 Patients with a Terminal Diagnosis 69,585 Unique patients who purchased medical marijuana (as reported to OARRS by licensed Read the full article…

Asheville Hemp Project Announces New Product Line, Support For NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fund

NORTH CAROLINA:  Asheville Hemp Project (AHP), an Asheville, NC-based hemp cultivator, is announcing its new product line. The company is also announcing that it is donating 50% of online sales to the NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fund. Leslie Hoffman, co-founder of AHP, stated, “We are very excited about our new product offerings that are coming Read the full article…

Canopy Growth Announces Changes To Global Operations To Drive Strategic Focus

  The Company continues to expect to incur approximately $700-800MM pre-tax charge in Q4 Fiscal 2020. CANADA: Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) today announced a series of global operational changes designed to further optimize production, better align supply and demand, and improve efficiencies in its global operations. As part of Read the full article…

Illinois: Pritzker Administration Releases 2019 Hemp Harvest Numbers

ILLINOIS: The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has released final harvest numbers from the 2019 hemp growing season. IDOA issued 651 Hemp Growers licenses for the 2019 season. All but 137 of those licensees planted at least an acre during the inaugural season resulting in over 2.27 million pounds of total yield, with 73% of Read the full article…

Virginia Governor Northam Signs Bold New Laws To Reform Criminal Justice

House Bill 972 decriminalizes simple possession of marijuana and creates a $25 civil penalty VIRGINIA: Governor Ralph Northam has signed into law criminal justice reform legislation that he proposed in January. The package includes measures raising the felony larceny threshold; permanently eliminating driver’s license suspensions for unpaid fines, fees, and court costs; raising the age of Read the full article…

Dr. Ethan Russo Joins Endocanna Health’s Newly Created Science Board As Chairman

CALIFORNIA: Endocanna Health, a research and development biotechnology company specializing in endocannabinoid DNA testing and precision cannabinoid formulations, announced today Dr. Ethan Russo, world renowned cannabinoid research contributor, has joined Endocanna Health’s Scientific Board (“Science Board” or the “Board”) as Chairman to lead the Board in clinical research both internally and with external partners. “We Read the full article…