Washington Gov Inslee Issues Executive Order Changing How State Will Regulate Vaping Industry

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WASHINGTON: Gov. Jay Inslee announced an executive order at a Seattle press conference Friday that changes how agencies will regulate, monitor, and communicate about a variety of vaping products. Other state leaders, including Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Washington State Department of Health Secretary John Wiesman, joined him at the event. “We aren’t waiting for Big Tobacco to Read the full article…

WSLCB Announces Marijuana Packaging Listen And Learn Forum

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is hosting a day-long Listen and Learn forum concerning draft conceptual marijuana packaging and labeling rules (red-line version; non-red-line version). An agenda is attached to help you prepare. Please join us on Friday, October 11, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at our Headquarters Boardroom, located at 1025 Union Read the full article…

Cresco Labs Comments On The Passage Of The Safe Banking Act In The U.S. House Of Representatives

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ILLINOIS:  Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, today provided comments on the passage of the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019 (“SAFE Banking Act.”) “The passage of the SAFE Banking Act by the U.S. House of Representatives represents a significant first step in the effort Read the full article…

CDPH Issues Public Health Advisory Urging Everyone To Refrain From Vaping

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Health Advisory Warns About Imminent Public Health Risks CALIFORNIA: The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a health advisory today urging everyone to refrain from vaping, no matter the substance or source, until current investigations are complete. The health advisory follows an executive order signed by Governor Gavin Newsom last week to confront the growing youth epidemic and health Read the full article…

Massachusetts Declares Public Health Emergency – Bans All E-Cig & Vaping Products

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MASSACHUSETTS: On September 24, 2019, the Governor declared a public health emergency in response to the outbreak of severe lung disease associated with e-cigarettes and vaping products and the epidemic of e-cigarette use among youth.  While the national investigation has not yet identified a specific e-cigarette or vaping product or substance that is linked to all cases, Read the full article…

Eaze Launches Momentum Cannabis Business Accelerator

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Program includes ten entrepreneurs; $50,000 grants; ten weeks of business-development courses; marketing and retail resources; access to industry-defining investors CALIFORNIA: Cannabis marketplace Eaze and partners Ultranative and Bail Capital today announced the launch of Momentum, a business accelerator to cultivate the growth and success of underrepresented cannabis business founders. Access to capital is one of many enormous Read the full article…

iAnthus Expands Nevada Footprint With Agreement To Acquire Vertically Integrated Northern Nevada Operator

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NEVADA:  iAnthus Capital Holdings, which owns, operates, and partners with best-in-class regulated cannabis operations across the United States, announced that its U.S. subsidiary has entered into an agreement to acquire WSCC, Inc. (“Sierra Well“), a leading Nevada-based vertically licensed cannabis company with two dispensary locations and over 20,000 square feet of cultivation/production facilities in Reno and Read the full article…

OLCC Approves Marijuana Licensee Stipulated Settlements

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Commission Hears Testimony on National Vaping Illness Problem from Oregon Health Authority Expert               OREGON: At its monthly meeting on September 19, 2019 the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved three marijuana violation stipulated settlement agreements.  In addition the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) provided the Commission with an overview of Read the full article…

Listen To The OLCC September 2019 Commission Meeting

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The September 2019 Commission meeting audio is now available from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.  September Commission Meeting   All Commission Meetings  

Seth Rogen Explains National Expungement Week

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CALIFORNIA: Actor/Producer Seth Rogentalks about the importance of National Expungement Week (N.E.W.), from September 21-28, 2019, in a new PSA released today.   Rogen, whose cannabis brand Houseplant is a presenting sponsor of the nationwide effort, breaks down how millions of Americans with convictions can lose access to housing, employment, education, public assistance, and voting Read the full article…