Man who robbed Bay Area cannabis delivery truck gets 42 months; Judge criticizes prosecutors but acknowledges ‘brazen’ crime

SAN FRANCISCO — A Bay Area man who admitted to participating in the 2018 robbery of a cannabis delivery truck was sentenced to three years and six months in federal prison Tuesday, by a judge who acknowledged “all of the good work” the defendant has done to better himself since…

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Colorado CBD producer Mile High Labs lays off 20 employees just months after major expansion

Mile High Labs, one of Colorado’s leading CBD producers, laid off employees this week, just months after undergoing a major expansion. According to chief financial officer Jon Hilley, the company cut 20 positions — less than 10% of its workforce — on Thursday. They primarily were those in entry-level sales…

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Why CBD Will Become Much Cheaper Over The Next 18 Months

Why CBD will become very Cost Effective over the next 18 Months Recently, President Trump signed the bill that effectively legalized hemp and lifted all federal restrictions on CBD. This historic event now makes hemp cultivation, production, distribution, sales completely legal within the United States with the hopes of encouraging…

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1 in 7 Canadian pot users drove high in the past 3 months

By Amanda Coletta, Special To The Washington Post TORONTO – With two months to go before recreational cannabis is legalized in Canada on Oct. 17, new data from the country’s national statistics agency is stoking fears about drugged driving and raising questions about the ability of law enforcement officials to…

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Recreational marijuana sales brisk, problems few in San Diego 3 months into legalization

SAN DIEGO — Three months after recreational marijuana went on sale in California, San Diego retailers say business has been brisk and the customer base diverse, including older people who use a private shuttle bus to reach one dispensary. “There’s been a change in the culture,” said Will Senn, who…

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‘Godfather of Grass’ sentenced to 57 months in prison on federal marijuana charge

Published: Mar 15, 2018, 5:21 pm • Updated: Mar 15, 2018, 5:21 pm By The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The “Godfather of Grass,” who fled to Canada after being indicted on federal drug charges and spent eight years on the run, was sentenced Thursday to almost five years in…

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Colorado’s 2017 marijuana sales reach $1 billion in just eight months

Published: Oct 11, 2017, 5:54 pm • Updated: Oct 11, 2017, 6:17 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Legal marijuana is a bona fide billion-dollar industry in Colorado. And it’s hitting the mark faster than ever. In 2017, Colorado eclipsed $ 1 billion in marijuana sales in eight months;…

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Montana dispensary owner gets 18 months for “conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana”

Published: Jun 16, 2017, 11:02 am • Updated: Jun 16, 2017, 11:02 am By The Associated Press MISSOULA, Mont. — The owner of a Montana medical marijuana dispensary network has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana. The Missoulian reports 40-year-old Charlton Victor…

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San Diego DA ordered to return $100K to marijuana distributor 15 months after raid

Published: May 9, 2017, 10:03 am • Updated: May 9, 2017, 10:03 am By The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — San Diego’s district attorney has been ordered to return more than $ 100,000 seized from a medical marijuana businessman and his family, 15 months after drug agents raided the company…

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Colorado marijuana DUIs down 33 percent from first three months of last year

Published: Apr 17, 2017, 6:20 pm • Updated: Apr 18, 2017, 8:40 am By Hayley Sanchez, The Denver Post The number of citations for driving while under the influence of marijuana dropped by 33.2 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the same period last year, but the number…

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