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How Much Cannabis Astroturfing Is Afoot In The UK?

Political influence and money from Canadian cannabis is clearly in the room regarding Brexit issues. How much this benefits patients is another story.

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Luxembourg Announces Plans For Two Year Transition To Recreational Use

Does an aggressive two-year timeframe for recreational reform in the heart of Europe mean the rest of the region will follow suit?

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Who’s Afraid of Biotech Institute LLC?

A study of one of Biotech Institute’s earliest utility patents on the cannabis plant.

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Michigan Shuts Down Cannabis Testing Lab

After finding contaminated cannabis that was not reported through the tracking system, the state shut suspended the license for Iron Labs.

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Curaleaf Fined Big Time in Massachusetts

After changing ownership without notifying the state, Massachusetts slapped a $250,000 fine on Curaleaf, adding to the company's misfortune.

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Choosing Filling Machinery for CBD and THC Products

Take a look at Michelle's tips for finding the right machinery for filling cartridges, vape pens, vials and more.

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CannTrust Meltdown Indicative Of Summer Of Scandal To Come

The many problems of Canadian companies have come home to roost - with insiders hinting of industry-wide implications.

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Andrew Kline, Director of Public Policy at NCIA, to Speak at 2019 Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo

Kline will serve as the keynote speaker at the CQC on October 2.

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European Cannabis Summer Roundup

As Europe swelters under record breaking heat, the industry moves into a different tempo.

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Poland Pushes Forward On Reform

The Eastern European country continues to form the required ecosystem to create the groundwork for an industry

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OR: OLCC Commission Acts on Marijuana Producer Application Deadlines

Portland, OR -- At its monthly meeting on August 15, 2019 the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved temporary rules setting timelines for processing marijuana producer applications, and also approved nine marijuana violation stipulated settlement agreements.

Cannabis Researcher Plans To Sue DEA Over Substandard Research Cannabis

Marijuana Times reports, "Dr. Sisley and her research team recently conducted a study on whether cannabis can help those who are suffering from PTSD. Sisley says that the cannabis that came from the farm at Ole Miss contained many stems and seeds and that some of it was moldy. She says that the cannabis wasn’t tested the right way before her and her team received it."

FBI Sting Catches Cannabis Stock Manipulators: PotNetwork Holdings Exposed

Teri Buhl writes for Cannabis Law Report, " Three South Florida men have been arrested as part of a ring of cannabis stock manipulators by the Northern Ohio Department of Justice. Charles Vaccaro, Eli Taieb, and Dror Svorai were all charged with securities fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy after two FBI agents went undercover posing as bad actors willing to funnel the trio’s illegal stock gains back into their U.S. bank accounts."

Prohibition Partners Publish, “The Cannabis Legal Report”

Unsurprisingly one of their key findings is..."Regulation is failing to keep pace with legalisation, and international resolutions and trade agreements are needed to give clarity to businesses and patients. "

Will South Dakota Really Sentence Colorado Man For 36 Years For What He Says Was Hemp Delivery

"A Colorado man who says he was delivering legal hemp to Minnesota is facing up to 36 years in prison after being arrested last month in Jackson County by South Dakota troopers who accused him of possessing and selling marijuana." This story is making the front pages everywhere at the moment.

CA high court medical cannabis ruling unlikely to cause major disruption to industry, key attorney says

MJ Biz report, "Attorney Pamela Epstein, predicts the ruling won’t be hugely disruptive to the industry. Epstein is an expert on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which is the state law at the center of the case."

Nevada: Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez Says Expect Ruling Soon Re NV Licensing Issues

Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez scheduled a 15th day of testimony on Monday in Las Vegas, and told attorneys representing dozens of plaintiffs, the state and several companies that got new licenses to plan for their closing arguments.

The Marijuana Times Says Illegal Cannabis Oil Sales Are Linked To National Outbreak of Lung Damage

The Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration, and the health commissioners in a growing number of states are collectively investigating more than a hundred cases of mysterious life-threatening lung ailments among teenagers and young adults who were found to be vaping what appears to be black market cannabis oil. Reports Marijuana Times

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Suggests Cannabis “Model Policies” At 46th Annual Meeting

August 14, The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the nation’s oldest membership organization of state legislators opened the doors to its 46th Annual Meeting. Organized around a theme of embracing creative disruption, Annual Meeting attendees including state legislators, policy experts and business leaders will "have the opportunity to share ideas and experiences and create research-based model policies that focus on limited government, free markets and federalism.".....and yes cannabis is part of the plan

Here’s A UK Business That’s Treading On Very Thin Ice

It appears the owner of this business may not have heard of the concept of trademarks !. "Starbuds cannabis coffee shop opens its doors in the UK"

Maryland Court Rules Marijuana Odor Not Enough To Search A Person

In a unanimous ruling earlier this week, the state's Court of Appeals determined two police officers violated a man's Fourth Amendment rights by conducting an unreasonable warrantless search of his person, after police found him in a car that smelled like pot. Write NPR.

Oregon Mother Who Wants to Treat Daughter’s Cancer With CBD Oil Instead of Surgery Turns Herself In to Police

Christina Dixon faces two counts each of first-degree custodial interference and first-degree criminal mistreatment. Reports People.com.

Florida Lawyer Disbarred & Fined After Charging Clients For “Patient Identification Card”

Ian Christensen was disbarred on January 18 after charging people nearly $800 for a "patient identification card" and other services, which he said would prevent his clients from being arrested for growing or having the drug on them, even before the state had legalized medical marijuana.

Marijuana company Curaleaf fined $250,000 for not asking permission for change of ownership

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has fined Curaleaf $250,000 for failing to disclose a change of ownership and ask permission from state regulators before completing the transaction.

Article: UK – A Social Equity Model for UK Cannabis Law Reform?

Any article that references the MP for Tottenham, David Lammy, is fine by us. The article states, "Despite Priti Patel’s call for a zero tolerance approach to cannabis use in order to scare “criminals” into submission, evidence from the Home Office she is now Secretary of shows that there is no apparent correlation between the ‘toughness’ of a country’s approach and the prevalence of adult drug use"

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