Vermont: Odor Of Burnt Marijuana Is Insufficient Evidence To Warrant A Vehicle Search

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VERMONT: The odor of burnt marijuana emanating from a motor vehicle is not a determinative factor as to whether sufficient probable cause exists to conduct a search, according to a ruling by the Vermont Supreme Court. The possession of small quantities of marijuana is legal in the state. Justices determined that the smell of burnt cannabis alone, absent any evidence Read the full article…

Harvest Will Be Awarded Ohio Medical Marijuana Processor License

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ARIZONA:  Harvest Health & Recreation, a vertically integrated public cannabis company with one of the largest footprints in the U.S., announced the Ohio Department of Commerce, pending background checks, will award the company a provisional processor license under Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program. The application scored among the top 26 after being judged on a series Read the full article…

Washington Updates List Of Pesticides Allowed For Use In Marijuana Production

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has recently updated the list of pesticides that are allowed for use in marijuana production in Washington State, based on criteria previously established by WSDA. In addition, WSDA has recently updated the criteria to clarify the allowable post-harvest uses of pesticides in marijuana production. The WSDA has added Read the full article…

Medical Schools Including Cannabis Content In Their Curriculum

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PENNSYLVANIA: A growing percentage of colleges of pharmacy are instituting medical cannabis training as part of their curriculum, according to survey data published in the journal Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh contacted 140 US schools of pharmacy regarding whether they include medical cannabis-related topics in their curriculum. Among respondents, 62 percent reported Read the full article…

Weekend Unlimited Acquires Canna Candys And Canna Medibles

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CANADA: Weekend Unlimited has announced the closing of its acquisition of the remaining 20% of California’s Canna Candys and Canna Medibles that it did not previously own. Pursuant to the original purchase and sales agreement dated September 20, 2018, Company paid US $360,000 in cash and issued 5,106,383 shares at a deemed price of $0.094 per Read the full article…

New Emergency Regulation For Cannabis Distributors And Retailers Requires California Cannabis Track-and-Trace

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CALIFORNIA: The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) recently adopted emergency Regulation 3702, California Cannabis Track-and-Trace, which requires distributors and retailers to enter the wholesale cost and the retail selling price of cannabis or cannabis products into the California Cannabis Track-and-Trace (CCTT) system. The emergency Regulation 3702 is now in effect. The Medicinal and Read the full article…

NECANN Expands Again In 2019

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New England’s longest-running cannabis convention series expands to Springfield, Massachusetts and New Jersey MASSACHUSETTS: NECANN, producers of the two largest cannabis industry conventions on the East Coast (in Boston and Portland, ME) announced the addition of two new events making it the largest cannabis convention series in the world. After adding three new markets in 2018 Read the full article…

WSLCB Approves Jan. 1, 2020 Date For All Marijuana Products, Packaging & Labeling

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WASHINGTON: On December 12, 2018, the Board adopted interim packaging and labeling policies. These policies will remain in effect until adoption of rules to implement them. It is anticipated that once adopted, all changes will be enforced January 1, 2020, giving licensees approximately one year to prepare for the new rules by selling out existing Read the full article…

Aphria Completes Acquisition Of German Pharmaceutical & Medical Cannabis Distributor CC Pharma

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CANADA: Aphria Inc. announced that it had completed its acquisition of CC Pharma GmbH, a leading distributor of pharmaceutical products, including medical cannabis, to more than 13,000 pharmacies in Germany, as well as throughout Europe. The Company continues to strengthen its end-to-end cannabis operations and infrastructure in Germany. “As one of the most promising medical cannabis Read the full article…

CDA Announces Colorado’s 2018 CDA-Approved Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

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COLORADO: The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is announcing that six industrial hemp seed varieties have passed the 2018 statewide THC validation and observation trial and are now eligible to be grown by the members of the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production of “CDA Approved Certified Seed.” In 2018, the CDA Approved Certified Hemp seed Read the full article…