Cannabis Job Market Going Strong Despite Lockdowns and COVID-19 Social Distancing

The coronavirus pandemic has affected so many industries leading to massive job layoffs. However, the cannabis industry is still hiring and the outlook remains good. If you’ve been laid off or are looking for a new job, now might be a good time to make the switch. According to Vangst,…

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Oregon Cannabis Business Destroyed By Fire Vows To Rebuild Despite Lack of Aid

The owner of an Oregon cannabis shop destroyed by the wildfires ravaging the West Coast is vowing to rebuild, despite being ineligible for the aid provided to most businesses. Thorin Thacker, the co-owner of Canyon Cannabis in Gates, Oregon, was told that it took only 15 minutes for the store…

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Racial Bias In Pots Arrests Still Prevalent In D.C. Despite Legalization

Five years after the legalization of cannabis in Washington, D.C., racial bias is still prevalent in arrests for marijuana-related offenses in the nation’s capital, according to an analysis of police records by the Washington Post. Between 2015 and 2019, nearly 90% of those arrested for cannabis-related crimes in Washington, D.C.…

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Study Says that Oncologists Recommend MMJ, Despite Lack Of Knowledge

Study Says that Oncologists Recommend MMJ, Despite Lack Of Knowledge Medical cannabis laws are already in place in thirty US states, and all of them, except one, include cancer among the list of qualifying conditions. Through these laws, cancer patients throughout the country can access cannabis, a life-saving medicine that…

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Ohio should continue medical marijuana program despite ‘multiple’ flaws, state auditor says

Published: Feb 21, 2018, 3:59 pm • Updated: Feb 21, 2018, 3:59 pm By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — The state auditor says Ohio should continue its medical marijuana program despite “multiple” flaws in selecting grower applicants. Republican Auditor David Yost says the program’s flaws should be handled by…

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Maine Border Patrol will still seize marijuana despite legalization

Published: Aug 29, 2017, 12:04 pm • Updated: Aug 29, 2017, 12:04 pm By The Associated Press BANGOR, Maine — Border Patrol officials in Maine say they will still enforce federal law and confiscate marijuana after residents voted for legalization last November. Chief Daniel Hiebert tells The Portland Press Herald…

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UN Drug Office can’t find a single cannabis drug overdose, despite it being most widely-consumed drug

Published: Jun 28, 2017, 4:13 pm • Updated: Jun 28, 2017, 5:18 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released its 2017 World Drug Report, covering 2015 statistics from around the world. The report finds that cannabis is the most…

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Orlando Airport bans weed, despite local decriminalization and MMJ expansion

Published: Jun 22, 2017, 11:45 am • Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 11:45 am By The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — A board overseeing Orlando International Airport approved a measure prohibiting marijuana on its premises, despite its decriminalization by local police and passage of its use for medical purposes by Florida…

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Iowa considers sourcing medical marijuana from Minnesota despite fed interstate transport ban

Published: May 12, 2017, 2:32 pm • Updated: May 12, 2017, 6:13 pm By Kyle Potter and Linley Sanders, The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — Top state lawmakers are trying to work out a system allowing Iowa residents to start buying medical marijuana oils and pills in Minnesota, a…

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Despite 40 amendments, ND medical marijuana backers say proposed regs are flawed

Published: Mar 31, 2017, 8:01 am • Updated: Mar 31, 2017, 8:08 am By James Macpherson, The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — Backers of a successful North Dakota citizen initiative to allow marijuana to be used as medicine said Thursday they still aren’t happy with new rules governing its use,…

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