California Destroys Millions of Pounds of Cannabis as New Testing Rules Kicked in July 1st

California Destroys Million of Pounds of Cannabis as New Testing Rules Kicked in July 1st Once July 1, 2018 is here, cannabis retailers in California will be mandated by law to test their products and display the results of those tests. If they don’t comply, they can’t sell. This is…

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Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers should be stripped of licenses after illegal sales scheme, hearing officer rules

The Sweet Leaf dispensary chain, shut down in December after a police sting, was a criminal enterprise that pocketed millions from an illicit “looping” scheme that allowed customers to purchase the maximum amount of marijuana multiple times in a day, a municipal hearing officer ruled.As a result, Sweet Leaf Marijuana…

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Warrant needed for urine sample, South Dakota Supreme Court rules

Published: Feb 24, 2018, 10:59 am • Updated: Feb 24, 2018, 10:59 am By The Associated Press PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Supreme Court ruled that police need a search warrant to obtain a urine sample from someone under arrest. The high court issued the ruling Thursday that said…

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Canada’s strict branding and advertising rules will try to take fun out of legal weed

Published: Jan 19, 2018, 11:48 am • Updated: Jan 19, 2018, 11:51 am By Greg Quinn, Bloomberg Recreational pot should be legal in Canada by summer, but it won’t be glamorous. Producers trying to market their product face a battery of proposed government restrictions similar to those governing the sale…

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Legal marijuana in California brings host of environmental rules

Published: Jan 1, 2018, 7:51 am • Updated: Jan 1, 2018, 8:21 am By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — At a state briefing on environmental rules that await growers entering California’s soon-to-be-legal marijuana trade, organic farmers Ulysses Anthony, Tracy Sullivan and Adam Mernit listened intently, eager to make…

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Massachusetts cannabis commission rolls out preliminary rules, including delivery, social use

Published: Dec 18, 2017, 2:42 pm • Updated: Dec 18, 2017, 2:43 pm By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — From “cannabis cafes” to “craft cooperatives,” regulators have been laying out a vision for what a potential multibillion dollar recreational marijuana industry might look like when retail sales begin…

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Op-ed: Denver should re-think the stiffer-than-workable rules for social marijuana venues

Published: Dec 18, 2017, 10:51 am • Updated: Dec 18, 2017, 10:51 am By The Denver Post Editorial Board The history of Colorado’s long experiment with cannabis legalization has been fueled by great energy among ganjapreneurs looking to try new marketplaces. Think back to the launch of legal pot sales…

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UPDATE: America’s biggest marijuana market finalizes rules for recreational weed

Published: Dec 6, 2017, 11:43 am • Updated: Dec 6, 2017, 4:44 pm By Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles is in line to become the nation’s largest city with legal recreational marijuana after the City Council voted Wednesday to license sales and cultivation next…

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Michigan issues emergency medical marijuana rules

Published: Dec 5, 2017, 8:02 am • Updated: Dec 5, 2017, 8:02 am By David Eggert, The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder issued rules Monday policing medical marijuana businesses, less than two weeks before the state begins accepting license applications under a new regulatory system. The emergency…

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New rules for Colorado marijuana industry focus on boosting research, consumer safety

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 6:42 pm • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 6:42 pm By Alicia Wallace and Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Changes to the rules governing Colorado’s cannabis industry go into effect Jan. 1, including a groundbreaking path for in-state research projects. The state Marijuana Enforcement Division finalized and…

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