Cannabis Industry Rules Update (Growing Forward) | In Focus

August 13, 2021 – Planning for the state’s newest industry, recreational cannabis, is speeding along in New Mexico. This week, we excerpt part of a recent conversation on our “Growing Forward” podcast, with Regulation and Licensing Department Superintendent Linda Trujillo, about the progress of rulemaking for cannabis producers. The Department…

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Massachusetts Approves Cannabis Delivery with Focus on Equity

Consumers in Michigan have even more options to purchase cannabis with the launch of a new license type for marijuana business operators announced recently by state regulators. And responding to calls for the Massachusetts cannabis industry to be more inclusive, the new delivery licenses will only be available to applicants…

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California Cannabis Equity Alliance Demands Focus on Social Equity in Cannabis

California has long gotten flack for not being an inclusive space for social equity and taking the steps some other states have as far as inclusion. Now, a group of social equity leaders from across the state who make up the California Cannabis Equity Alliance are planning a protest that…

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So, How Did Cannabis Sativa Really Become the Strain for Energy and Focus?

The acceptance and growth of cannabis have promoted different views from different people, some true and some not so much. It is important that concrete information is made available to guide people from error. One of the common thoughts particularly about cannabis strains is that the sativa species is the…

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Focus on the family: How the War on Drugs destroyed America’s foster care system

For those who have no experience with child protective services, the state foster system often brings to mind thoughts of wrongs righted, children saved, and love persevering. Unfortunately, that’s too often not the case. A recent report reveals how the state foster system acts as a secondary criminal justice system,…

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Trump’s Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee Report Will Focus On These 3 Cannabis Problems

White House’ Negative Cannabis Coalition Just the “Same Old Same Old” According to a recent Buzzfeed Report, the White House has a Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee which instructed 14 Federal Agencies and the DEA to submit data that demonstrates the ‘most significant negative trends’ about marijuana and the ‘threats it…

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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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Scotts Miracle-Gro sells off international operations to focus on core business and hydroponics

Published: Aug 31, 2017, 4:24 pm • Updated: Aug 31, 2017, 5:10 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Scotts Miracle-Gro has shed its Australia and European businesses in a deal that frees up the company to direct its attention on lawn-and-garden products and an ambition to become “the world’s…

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