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03/30/2020 - 3:41pm
Illinois House Rep Asks For Urgent Passing of Cannabis Home Delivery Legalization
(Cannabis, Illinois, Legalization, United States) A House representative from Chicago is urging the passing of a home delivery bill she introduced last month.
https://hightimes.com/news/illinois-house-rep-asks-urgent-passing-cannabis-home-…
03/30/2020 - 2:51pm
Marijuana Legalization Left Out Of New York Budget, According To Draft Summary Document
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https://www.reddit.com/r/weedstocks/comments/frwocy/marijuana_legalization_left_…
03/30/2020 - 2:00pm
The Best Weed Reads To Build Your Cannabis Library
(Cannabis, Legalization) Note: Books are listed alphabetically, not ranked. Now stay home and stay high. Brave New Weed, Joe Dolce, cannabis books, marijuana legalization, ...
https://www.forbes.com/sites/katieshapiro/2020/03/30/the-best-weed-reads-to-buil…
03/30/2020 - 1:45pm
Virus might doom effort to put weed legalization on Missouri ballot - STLtoday.com
(Legalization, Missouri, United States) Virus might doom effort to put weed legalization on Missouri ballot STLtoday.com
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/marijuana/virus-might-doom-effort-to-put-wee…
03/30/2020 - 1:45pm
Virus might doom effort to put weed legalization on Missouri ballot - Webster County Citizen
(Legalization, Missouri, United States) Virus might doom effort to put weed legalization on Missouri ballot Webster County Citizen
http://www.webstercountycitizen.com/news/state/article_cb28f467-e2d8-5ae4-9c73-6…
03/30/2020 - 9:30am
Marijuana Legalization in Missouri amid COVID-19? - Market Realist
(Cannabis, Legalization, Missouri, United States) Marijuana Legalization in Missouri amid COVID-19? Market Realist
https://marketrealist.com/2020/03/marijuana-legalization-missouri-amid-covid-19/
03/30/2020 - 9:08am
FFNTF
4Front Ventures Announces Management Changes, Updated Capital Plan and Strong Business Performance
(4Front Ventures Corp., Acquisition, Arizona, Branding, California, Cannabis, Events, Facilities, FFNTF, Financing, Genetics, Illinois, Investing, Investment, Law, Legalization, Management, Manufacturing, Marketing, Massachusetts, Media, Monitoring, Production, Products, Regulations, Retail Stores, Software, United States, Washington, Wisconsin, Cultivation) 4Front Ventures Corp. (CSE: FFNT , OTCQX:FFNTF) (“4Front” or the “Company”) announced today that as part of its focus on continually increasing operational excellence, reducing capital and operating expenses, and achieving positive cash flow in the second half of 2020, a number of changes have been put in place. The Company also announced strong business trends, corporate overhead reductions and divestiture of non-core assets. In order to further the focus on operational excellence, the Company’s Board of Directors appointed Leo Gontmakher, previously Chief Operating Officer, to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO Josh Rosen, will transition to Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Nicolle Dorsey, former Executive Vice President of Finance will become the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, replacing former CFO Brad Kotansky. Mr. Gontmakher co-founded Northwest Cannabis Solutions, which under his leadership grew to be one of the largest and most successful...
https://investingnews.com/daily/cannabis-investing/4front-ventures-announces-man…
03/30/2020 - 8:46am
FFNTF
4Front Ventures Corp. (FFNT.CN) (FFNTF) Announces Management Changes
(4Front Ventures Corp., Acquisition, Arizona, Branding, California, Cannabis, Events, Facilities, FFNTF, Financing, Genetics, Illinois, Investing, Investment, Investments, Law, Legalization, Management, Manufacturing, Marketing, Maryland, Massachusetts, Media, Michigan, Monitoring, Pennsylvania, Production, Products, Regulations, Retail Stores, Software, Stocks, United States, Washington, Wisconsin, Cultivation) 4Front Ventures Announces Management Changes, Updated Capital Plan and Strong Business Performance 4Front Ventures Corp. (FFNT.CN) (FFNTF) (“4Front” or the “Company“) announced today that as part of its focus on continually increasing operational excellence, reducing capital and operating expenses, and achieving positive cash flow in the second half of 2020, a number of changes have been put in place. The Company also announced strong business trends, corporate overhead reductions and divestiture of non-core assets. In order to further the focus on operational excellence, the Company’s Board of Directors appointed Leo Gontmakher , previously Chief Operating Officer, to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO Josh Rosen , will transition to Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Nicolle Dorsey , former Executive Vice President of Finance will become the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, replacing former CFO Brad Kotansky . Mr. Gontmakher co-founded Northwest...
https://marijuanastocks.com/ffnt-cn-ffntf-announces-management-changes/
03/30/2020 - 8:22am
90% of Medical Marijuana Is Too Strong for Chronic Pain Patients, Study Says
(Cannabis, Food, Legalization, Medical Marijuana, Oils, Products, Recreational, Regulations, Research, United States, Websites, THC) Researchers at the Wake Forest School of Medicine published a new study late last week about a pain medication that could be too strong for most patients. But instead of Oxycontin, fentanyl, or dozens of other opioids, the study’s authors claimed that medical cannabis was simply too powerful to properly treat pain. According to concurrent reports from Scitechdaily and New Atlas , the study, titled “Mapping cannabis potency in medical and recreational programs in the United States,” was published late last week in the journal PLOS ONE. By analyzing product potency listings from 8,505 batches of flower on 653 legal cannabis dispensary websites across the US, Dr. Alfonso Edgar Romero-Sandoval and his co-authors found statistical evidence for what cannabis aficionados have known for years: Pot is getting more potent. The researchers discovered that most cannabis flower sold in legal pot shops — both medical and adult-use — contained more than 10 percent THC, with a significant number of...
https://merryjane.com/news/90-of-medical-marijuana-is-too-strong-for-chronic-pai…
03/30/2020 - 6:13am
KSHB
DEA sued over ‘secret’ cannabis law interpretation (Newsletter: March 30, 2020)
(Biodiesel, California, Cannabis, CBD, Clothing, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Grower, Growers, Hemp, Illinois, KSHB, KushCo, Law, Legalization, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Products, Recreational, Regulations, Research, Rhode Island, Science, South Carolina, South Dakota, Subsidiaries, Testing, Tracking, United States, Vermont, Washington, THC, Dispensaries, Financial Services, Cultivation) Missouri legal marijuana effort impeded by COVID; Fed Small Biz Assn touts hemp progress; Colorado cannabis deliveries begin Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { listeners: [], forms: { on: function(evt, cb) { window.mc4wp.listeners.push( { event : evt, callback: cb } ); } } } })(); Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human: Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… This issue of Marijuana Moment, and our original reporting that is featured in it, are made possible by the generous support of 440 Patreon sponsors . Cannabis industry professionals receive valuable rewards for pledges of $25 and up. Check out the perks of being a sponsor on our Patreon page. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Scientists are suing the Drug Enforcement Administration over its alleged...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/dea-sued-over-secret-cannabis-law-interpretation…
03/30/2020 - 1:53am
State By State, The Week’s Catchup
(Apps, Cannabis, Connecticut, Growers, Legalization, Maine, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Recreational, Rhode Island, United States, Vermont, Dispensaries, Cultivation) Thankyou Heady Vermont. New England Connecticut Regs deem MMJ essential and exempt from Gov. mandate Cannabiz not eligible for no-interest loan program Maine MMJ operations are essential and exempt amid virus Regulators Issue Conditional Licenses to 30+ Adult-Use Biz $1.2M expansion proposed for Auburn cannabis business park Cannabis company sues state over residency requirement Adult Use Cannabis Sales Are Finally In Sight UMaine to teach growers home cultivation Massachusetts Canna-leaders protest order to stop recreational sales Dispensaries deemed not recreational — can stay open Dispensaries teaming up to produce hand sanitizer for local hospitals. Gov. Closes Adult-Use Shops During Virus Crisis Regs will accept more canna-social equity apps under expanded criteria New Hampshire Coronavirus threatens MMJ program, endangers patients Regs are allowing MMJ patients to do curbside pickup at dispensaries New Jersey Black Market Weed Dealers Essential in Time of Crisis NJDOH Announces...
https://cannabislaw.report/state-by-state-the-weeks-catchup/
03/30/2020 - 1:21am
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Cannabis Standards Rely on Transparency, Compliance and Collaboration
(Beverage, Canada, Cannabis, CBD, Compliance, Edibles, Education, Food, Growing, Law, Legalization, Manufacturer, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Packaging, Product Testing, Production, Products, Quality Control, Recreational, Research, Seed to Sale, Testing, Topicals, W Technologies, W Technologies, Inc., Websites, WTCG, THC, Pharmaceuticals, Cultivation) Authored By: Arundati Dandapani According to Vividata’s National Cannabis Consumer Study , 70% of consumers are not sure they know the difference between THC and CBD. Moreover, quality remains the top criterion in selecting a cannabis product for purchase. How are companies setting the standards for quality and how are we researching consumers to understand their experiences with cannabis products accurately and ethically? This post explores the manufacturing and research standards to consider when conducting research studies with cannabis. Product Quality in Manufacturing At an HIV Community Cannabis Education event held in Toronto, a cannabis company proudly declared their company had not had a single product recall to date. Product recall happens when a product is defective, damaged or does not meet the customer’s expectations causing the product to be called off the shelf. This “zero recall” standard, the team said, was attributed to the fact that their cannabis product standards...
https://cannabislaw.report/cannabis-standards-rely-on-transparency-compliance-an…
03/29/2020 - 11:49pm
NY State Catholic Conference Firmly Opposed To Cannabis Legalization
(Cannabis, Development, Education, Law, Legalization, Medical Marijuana, New York, Recreational, Regulations, Science, United States) The New York State Catholic Conference on Monday indicated its opposition to a bill that would legalize the sale and use of recreational marijuana. “New York’s medical, education and law enforcement communities have urged the state to reject recreational marijuana legalization, and so does the New York State Catholic Conference,” the conference said in a March 23 memo. The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act is currently in committee, and has been supported by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as part of his proposed budget. The governor has said it would generate $300 million in tax revenue. “There are many policy issues that I laid out back in January and we’re going to pursue all of them,” he said, according to The Post-Star. Medical marijuana has been legal in New York since 2014. The Catholic conference noted that the state is now “in the grips of the coronavirus pandemic, and said that “it would be the height of irresponsibility for the state to legalize a substance designed to be inhaled...
https://cannabislaw.report/ny-state-catholic-conference-firmly-opposed-to-cannab…
03/29/2020 - 10:03pm
EMHTF, VFF
Delta cannabis grower still producing amid COVID-19
(Cannabis, Emerald Health Therapeutics, Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc., EMHTF, Grower, Legalization, VFF, Village Farms, Village Farms International) Before the legalization of cannabis a couple of years ago, Village Farms International in East Ladner partnered Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. to ...
https://www.lillooetnews.net/delta-cannabis-grower-still-producing-amid-covid-19…
03/29/2020 - 10:02pm
Missouri Cannabis Advocates Admit Defeat Cannabis Legalization has “No Practical Way” Of Succeeding In Time Of Covid -19
(Cannabis, Legalization, Missouri, United States) This time, activists in Missouri announced on Saturday that their effort to put a cannabis legalization measure on the ballot has “no practical way” of succeeding amid the pandemic. In recent weeks, the outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in business closures and increased calls for social distancing in states across the country. That has made mass signature gathering for drug policy reform measures virtually impossible. “Unfortunately, while there is widespread support from Missourians to tax and regulate marijuana, there is currently no practical way during the COVID-19 outbreak to safely, publicly gather the 170,000 plus signatures needed over the remaining 6 weeks to put this on the Missouri ballot in 2020,” John Payne, campaign manager for Missourians for a New Approach, said. Marijuana Moment reports… Missouri Marijuana Legalization Campaign In Jeopardy Due To Coronavirus
https://cannabislaw.report/missouri-cannabis-advocates-admit-defeat-cannabis-leg…
03/29/2020 - 9:58pm
Suspension Of Mexican Senate Puts Cannabis Legalization Schedule In Doubt
(Cannabis, Law, Legalization, Mexico) The report goes on to say The decision casts serious doubt on the feasibility of complying with the April 30 deadline the Supreme Court set for the legalization of cannabis. Senate commissions approved a legalization bill earlier this month, but the document still needs to go through the Senate plenary, the Chamber of Deputies (the lower house) and signed into law by the president. The lower chamber of the Mexican Legislature on March 20 suspended most activities.It could still see modifications or setbacks along the way. There is no specific date in the announcement for when Senate work will be renewed, meaning the postponement is effectively indefinite. Full story at MJ Biz Mexico Senate suspension over COVID-19 puts cannabis legalization deadline in doubt
https://cannabislaw.report/suspension-of-mexican-senate-puts-cannabis-legalizati…
03/29/2020 - 9:44pm
ACB
The Cannabis Stock Rebound. Last Week Aurora Was Up 41%. Tilray 150%
(ACB, Aurora Cannabis Inc., Cannabis, Legalization, Stocks) Yes, huge gains, but remember Cannabis had had it’s Bear run before the rest of the market so this means big % rises on stock that had dropped about as far as it could go. Will money stay in cannabis or will it disappear back to other stock once the market finally decides where it wants to start from again. There’s a long way to go yet. There’s little positive in the markets at the moment so here’s Yahoo Finance’s quick look at how some Cannabis stocked performed over the 5 days of last week’s terror freefall period for most of the market Yahoo Finance write….Cannabis stocks had a strong week nonetheless. Over the last five trading days: ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (NYSE: MJ ) gained 24.7%. AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF (NYSE: YOLO ) rose 23.2%. Cannabis ETF (NYSE: THCX ) spiked 28.3 %. Amplify Seymour Cannabis ETF (NYSE: CNBS ) traded up 22.2%. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY ) closed the period up 10.75%. Two big Canadian cannabis companies had especially good weeks, price...
https://cannabislaw.report/the-cannabis-stock-rebound-last-week-aurora-was-up-41…
03/29/2020 - 9:17pm
Curaleaf On Upward Trend ?
(Acquisition, Arizona, California, Canada, Cannabis, Connecticut, Consultants, Deals, Development, Events, Facilities, Financing, Florida, Investments, Investors, Jordan, Law, Legalization, Management, Manufacturing, Marketing, Maryland, Massachusetts, Media, Medical Marijuana, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Organic, Pennsylvania, Processing, Processing Facilities, Production, Products, Regulations, Research, United States, Utah, Vertically Integrated, Dispensaries, Cultivation, Intellectual Property) According to their latest figures and they say they are hiring too. “In fiscal 2019, the Curaleaf team delivered record results with our organic business growth and recent strategic acquisitions, solidifying our position as the leading cannabis operator in the United States,” CEO Joseph Lusardi said in a statement. Here’s what they are saying American cannabis operator Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) reported record fourth-quarter revenue while also starting a hiring spree due to increased demand amid the COVID-19 crisis. The Massachusetts-based pot giant released its financial results Tuesday for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, reporting record total revenue of US$75.5 million, and US$221 million, respectively. Fourth quarter revenue grew 22 per cent from the previous three-month period, which helped the company post a record adjusted EBITDA of US$13.8 million, which rose 32 per cent sequentially, Curaleaf said. In the 2019 fiscal year, the company said it...
https://cannabislaw.report/curaleaf-on-upward-trend/
03/29/2020 - 1:13pm
Cannabis Kingpin Carissa Davino Buys $9 Million LA Mansion
(California, Cannabis, Legalization, Recreational, United States) California's legalization of recreational marijuana has reaped incredible financial rewards for many in the cannabis industry, but most notably for those ...
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/cannabis-kingpin-carissa-davino-buys-1609544…
03/29/2020 - 1:00am
Cannabis Packaging Trends for New Future Normal
(Cannabis, Legalization, Packaging, Products, Regulations, United States) Since the increasing legalization of cannabis, there has been a need for a regulation in terms of packaging as cannabis packaging all over the United States has to meet some minimum requirements such as the Child Resistant Packaging that came into effect by Jan 1st, 2020. Though individual states have their requirements, cannabis companies still have to meet up with the one set up by the Consumer Product Safety Commission while also keeping in mind the regulatory labeling that they have to meet up with before putting the products on the dispensary shelves. This means that those in charge of packaging need to allow space for these instructional labels on the packaging.
http://cannabis.net/blog/b2b/cannabis-packaging-trends-for-new-future-normal
03/28/2020 - 8:08pm
How Coronavirus Affects Cannabis Legalization
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03/28/2020 - 6:07pm
Missouri Marijuana Legalization Campaign In Jeopardy Due To Coronavirus - Marijuana Moment
(Cannabis, Legalization, Missouri, United States) Missouri Marijuana Legalization Campaign In Jeopardy Due To Coronavirus Marijuana Moment
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/missouri-marijuana-legalization-campaign-in-jeop…
03/28/2020 - 6:05pm
Missouri Marijuana Legalization Campaign In Jeopardy Due To Coronavirus
(Arizona, California, Cannabis, Events, Exploring, Law, Legalization, Medical Marijuana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, United States, Washington) Coronavirus has dealt another blow to the marijuana reform movement. This time, activists in Missouri announced on Saturday that their effort to put a cannabis legalization measure on the ballot has “no practical way” of succeeding amid the pandemic. In recent weeks, the outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in business closures and increased calls for social distancing in states across the country. That has made mass signature gathering for drug policy reform measures virtually impossible. “Unfortunately, while there is widespread support from Missourians to tax and regulate marijuana, there is currently no practical way during the COVID-19 outbreak to safely, publicly gather the 170,000 plus signatures needed over the remaining 6 weeks to put this on the Missouri ballot in 2020,” John Payne, campaign manager for Missourians for a New Approach, said. He added that the group is still “exploring our options at this point” but if it ultimately cannot find a path to the ballot for this...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/missouri-marijuana-legalization-campaign-in-jeop…
03/28/2020 - 10:00am
Hemp CBD Across Europe: Spain
(Cannabis, CBD, Cosmetics, Facilities, Food, Foods, Hemp, Law, Legalization, Marketing, Pet Foods, Production, Products, Regulations, Research, Spain, Strains, United States, Industrial Hemp, THC, Extracts) The enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill and the legalization of hemp and hemp derivatives, including cannabidiol (“CBD”), has led to a massive CBD craze in the United States. The highly coveted cannabinoid is infused with everything: bath bombs, dog treats and even workout clothes (yes, workout clothes!). According to a recent study by Cowen , the sales of these products are expected to reach $16 billion by 2025. Thanks to globalization, this sudden boom is not contained within the U.S. borders. Europe has also experienced a huge uptick in the sales of these products, which are expected to reach nearly $1.7 billion by 2023. In light of this global expansion and the desire of many of our clients to export their hemp and hemp-derived CBD (“Hemp CBD”) products to Europe, we are presenting a mini-series that briefly analyzes how certain European countries treat hemp and the sale and marketing of hemp-derived CBD. In the second post of these series, we now turn our attention to Spain, whose...
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cannalawblog/aogT/~3/uE4fW_9B-bw/
03/28/2020 - 1:02am
20200327-news-sin
(Arizona, Cannabis, Legalization, Stocks, United States) 20200327-news-sin Arizona MJ Activists Have More Than Enough Signatures To Put Legalization On Ballot, They Say At a time when drug policy reform campaigns across the country are suspending efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic, marijuana activists in Arizona say they’ve already collected more than enough signatures to qualify a legalization measure for the state’s November ballot. Published at Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:14:25 +0000 The post 20200327-news-sin appeared first on Marijuana Stocks Report .
https://www.marijuanastocksreport.com/20200327-news-sin/
03/27/2020 - 6:15pm
Value Brands Capture a Growing Market Segment
(Growing, Legalization, Products) Legalization in any state invariably begins with a rush of brands launching products they believe will appeal to the coveted upscale shopper. But as markets mature, they become saturated with […]
https://mgretailer.com/business/retail-merchandise/value-brands-capture-a-growin…
03/27/2020 - 4:57pm
MJNA
A Beginner’s Guide to Marijuana Edibles
(Beverage, Cannabis, CBD, Drinks, Edibles, Exploring, Food, Foods, Growing, Hemp, Legalization, Medical Marijuana, Medical Marijuana Inc, MJNA, Packaging, Products, Recreational, Research, United States, THC, Dispensaries) Marijuana edibles are cannabis-infused food products that offer delayed, yet extended effects. Offering a tasty alternative to smoking or vaporizing cannabis, marijuana edibles are food and beverage products that have been infused with cannabis. Consumers who enjoy marijuana edibles typically prefer the extended and more intense effects that they offer compared to other types of marijuana products. Many different types of marijuana edibles are available to purchase in legal marijuana states throughout the United States, where more than half of the states have legalized recreational or medical marijuana . It’s also common now for cannabis connoisseurs to make their own marijuana-infused cuisine at home. While marijuana edibles are popular among regular, long-term marijuana users, they’re also a favored choice among beginners who are being introduced to cannabis for the very first time and are looking for an easy way to take their marijuana. What are Marijuana Edibles? Marijuana edibles...
https://www.medicalmarijuanainc.com/marijuana-edibles/
03/27/2020 - 4:45pm
Push to legalize pot in New York still on
(Legalization, New York, Research, United States) 3/24/20–New York Gov. Andew Cuomo supports legalization. He said last month he will visit states that allow pot shops to research how the market is regulated. Those plans are now on hold due to the health crisis caused by the virus, but the governor offered no indication that he is stepping back from the legalization measure stitched into his proposed state budget package. Read
https://themarijuanareport.org/push-to-legalize-pot-in-new-york-still-on/
03/27/2020 - 1:58pm
Arizona marijuana activists have more than enough signatures to put legalization on ballot, they say
(Arizona, Cannabis, Legalization, United States) 3/26/20–At a time when drug policy reform campaigns across the country are suspending efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic, marijuana activists in Arizona say they’ve already collected more than enough signatures to qualify a legalization measure for the state’s November ballot. The Smart and Safe Arizona campaign to legalize cannabis for adult use said it has gathered more than 320,000 signatures—about 80,000 more than is required to make the ballot. Read
https://themarijuanareport.org/arizona-marijuana-activists-have-more-than-enough…
03/27/2020 - 1:32pm
Adolescent treatment admissions for marijuana following recreational legalization in Colorado and Washington
(Cannabis, Colorado, Legalization, Recreational, United States, Washington) 5/1/20–There is concern that recreational marijuana legalization (RML) may lead to increased cannabis use disorder (CUD) among youth due to increased marijuana use. This study investigates whether adolescent substance use disorder treatment admissions for marijuana use increased in Colorado and Washington following RML. Read
https://themarijuanareport.org/adolescent-treatment-admissions-for-marijuana-fol…
03/27/2020 - 1:25pm
CARES Act – Stimulus Package Won’t Aid the Cannabis Industry
(Banking, Cannabis, Development, Distribution, Edibles, Grow Lights, Hemp, Law, Legalization, Loans, Products, Testing, United States, Lights, Security) On Wednesday, March 25, the United States Senate approved an estimated $2-trillion stimulus package in response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The legislation, formally known as the “ Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ” (or the CARES Act), was approved by the Senate 96-0 following days of negotiations. One of the most highly anticipated provisions of the CARES Act, the “recovery rebates” for individuals, will provide a one-time cash payment up to $1,200 per qualifying individual ($2,400 in the case of eligible individuals filing a joint return) plus an additional $500 for qualifying children (§6428.2020(a)). The CARES Act, which remains subject to House approval, also prescribes an additional $500 billon in corporate aid, $100 billion to health-care providers, $150 billion to state and local governments and $349 billion in small business loans in an effort to provide continued employment and stabilize the economy. The legislation further provides...
https://cannabisindustryjournal.com/feature_article/cares-act-stimulus-package-w…
03/27/2020 - 1:00pm
Federal Ballot Initiative Legalization News
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03/27/2020 - 12:42pm
Cannabis Legalization in New York Likely Delayed Due to Coronavirus - Ganjapreneur
(Cannabis, Legalization, New York, United States) Cannabis Legalization in New York Likely Delayed Due to Coronavirus Ganjapreneur
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/cannabis-legalization-in-new-york-likely-delayed-du…
03/27/2020 - 12:36pm
Kacy Dahl || How Has Cannabis Improved Your Life? || Destigmatized Series || Produced By Grasslands Agency
(Cannabis, Legalization, Medical Marijuana) Kacy Dahl is interviewed by Grasslands Agency Founder and CEO Ricardo Baca about life changes amid cannabis legalization. Wed April 1 Interview # 36_1 Cast: Grasslands Agency Tags: Grasslands Agency , Destigmatized Social Video Seri , Ricardo Baca , Cannabis Interviews , Cannabis Industry , Cannabis Legalization , Medical Cannabis , Destigmatization and Cannabis Journalism
https://vimeo.com/401400353
03/27/2020 - 12:35pm
Emily McCarter || I Consume Cannabis to Help Me ... || Destigmatized Series || Produced By Grasslands Agency
(Cannabis, Legalization, Medical Marijuana) Emily McCarter is interviewed by Grasslands Agency Founder and CEO Ricardo Baca about life changes amid cannabis legalization. Fri April 3 Interview # 34_3 Cast: Grasslands Agency Tags: Grasslands Agency , Destigmatized Social Video Seri , Ricardo Baca , Cannabis Interviews , Cannabis Industry , Cannabis Legalization , Medical Cannabis , Destigmatization and Cannabis Journalism
https://vimeo.com/401400054
03/27/2020 - 12:33pm
Jesse Burns || How Has Your Relationship With Cannabis Changed? || Destigmatized Series || Produced By Grasslands Agency
(Cannabis, Legalization, Medical Marijuana) Jesse Burns is interviewed by Grasslands Agency Founder and CEO Ricardo Baca about life changes amid cannabis legalization. Interview # 11_2 Cast: Grasslands Agency Tags: Grasslands Agency , Destigmatized Social Video Seri , Ricardo Baca , Cannabis Interviews , Cannabis Industry , Cannabis Legalization , Medical Cannabis , Destigmatization and Cannabis Journalism
https://vimeo.com/401399535
03/27/2020 - 12:09pm
Most Americans Want Medical Cannabis Dispensaries to Stay Open During Lockdown
(Alcohol, Arizona, California, Cannabis, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Legalization, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Mexico, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, United States, Washington, Dispensaries) Most Americans believe that states should not restrict access to legal medical cannabis during “shelter-in-place” measures, according to a new poll . The poll , conducted by YouGov earlier this week, asked nearly 5,400 Americans whether medical marijuana dispensaries should be considered “essential services” or not. Slightly over half (53 percent) of all respondents agreed that access to medical marijuana was essential, and only 26 percent said that dispensaries should not be considered essential. A further 21 percent were undecided on the matter. As is often the case with cannabis-related polls , younger and more liberal respondents were more likely to be in favor of keeping dispensaries open. Between 54 and 59 percent of respondents between the ages of 18 and 54 agreed that medical marijuana is an essential service, but only 47 percent of those over 55 felt the same way. Democrats were also more likely (62 percent) to agree than independents (52 percent) or Republicans (43 percent...
https://merryjane.com/news/most-americans-want-medical-cannabis-dispensaries-to-…
03/27/2020 - 12:01pm
First Legal Marijuana Home Deliveries Begin In Colorado
(Arizona, Cannabis, Colorado, Growing, Law, Legalization, Medical Marijuana, Products, Recreational, United States, Dispensaries, Recreational Cannabis) For the first time, people in Colorado will be able to legally have marijuana products delivered directly to their homes starting on Friday. The launch of the limited program focused on medical cannabis patients comes one week after the dispensary chain Native Roots announced that its Boulder location The Dandelion had received the state’s first marijuana delivery license . And while the license wasn’t related to the coronavirus outbreak, the timing is opportune, as officials have increasingly cautioned against leaving home to avoid catching or spreading the virus. The delivery service will be limited to patients living in either Boulder or Superior. They must also be registered with the dispensary, and those who are not already signed up must do so in-person for the time being—though Native Roots said it is “looking into a compliant, remote solution for patient registration.” Native Roots said there is a $100 minimum purchase, and they’re encouraging patients to pay with a debit card...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/first-legal-marijuana-home-deliveries-begin-in-c…
03/27/2020 - 11:53am
Will Coronavirus Bring Nationwide Cannabis Legalization in 2020? - Greenhouse Grower
(Cannabis, Grower, Legalization) Will Coronavirus Bring Nationwide Cannabis Legalization in 2020? Greenhouse Grower
https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/will-coronavirus-bring-nationwide-ca…
03/27/2020 - 9:55am
Arizona Continues Marijuana Legalization Plans in 2020 - Market Realist
(Arizona, Cannabis, Legalization, United States) Arizona Continues Marijuana Legalization Plans in 2020 Market Realist
https://marketrealist.com/2020/03/arizona-continues-marijuana-legalization-plans…
03/27/2020 - 9:07am
Arizona Continues Marijuana Legalization Plans in 2020
(Arizona, Cannabis, Legalization, Recreational, United States, Recreational Cannabis) Recreational cannabis isn't legal in Arizona. The state tried to legalize cannabis in 2016 but failed. Arizona wants to legalize recreational marijuana in ...
https://marketrealist.com/2020/03/arizona-continues-marijuana-legalization-plans…
03/27/2020 - 9:04am
OTC:HEMP
Federal Agency Touts Hemp Progress While Refusing To Serve Marijuana Businesses
(Biodiesel, Cannabis, CBD, Clothing, Events, Growers, Hemp, Hemp, Inc., Legalization, Loans, Manufacturing, Medical Marijuana, OTC:HEMP, Pennsylvania, Products, Testing, United States, Virginia, THC, Dispensaries, Cultivation) The federal Small Business Administration (SBA) is celebrating the potential of hemp and is urging federal regulators to address concerns from farmers before rules for the crop are finalized. At the same time, however, it is maintaining that it cannot service marijuana businesses due to ongoing federal prohibition. In a blog post published on Tuesday, SBA’s Office of Advocacy described the wide range of uses for hemp, including rope and CBD oil, and detailed the crop’s evolution from a federally controlled substance to an agricultural commodity that was legalized through the 2018 Farm Bill. “From rope to clothing, biodiesel to hempcrete, plant-based ingestible protein to CBD balm, the uses of hemp are far-reaching.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) now has jurisdiction over the plant, and it released an interim final rule last year outlining guidelines for a domestic hemp program . In the time since the crop’s legalization, SBA says it has “embarked on an ambitious and...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/federal-agency-touts-hemp-progress-while-refusin…
03/27/2020 - 8:52am
What’s Left For Marijuana Stocks In 2020
(Cannabis, CBD, Development, Investments, Legalization, Research, Stocks, Pharmaceuticals) The past few weeks have been extremely tough for those who invest in marijuana stocks . With that being said, now is a great time to begin working out a new trading strategy to better suit the future of the cannabis industry . But, as volatility takes its cold grasp on the marijuana market, it may be the time to consider what the future of the cannabis industry could look like. Back in 2018, the cannabis industry was said to be worth as much as $10 billion in the U.S. alone. Add two years to that and a complete shift in the industry and projections are now showing that the market could hit upwards of $50-80 billion within the next five to ten years. [Read More] The Cannabis Industry Has an Increase in Product Demand Of course, this is mostly speculation, but there is no doubting the massive growth that is being undertaken in the cannabis industry. Although marijuana still remains a federally illegal substance, 33 states in the country have chosen to legalize cannabis medicinally. In...
https://marijuanastocks.com/whats-left-for-marijuana-stocks-in-2020/
03/27/2020 - 6:55am
Coronavirus Delays: Where Do Cannabis Bills Stand Across the US?
(Advertising, Alabama, Canada, Cannabis, CBD, Connecticut, Edibles, Kentucky, Law, Legalization, Medical Marijuana, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Research, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, United States, Vermont, Cultivation) As 2020 kicked off, advocates were pushing for cannabis law reform along the two main tracks: ballot and bill. But just as the signature gathering geared up in anticipation of the November election, and lawmakers were deep in debates, the coronavirus outbreak hit the United States. Now, state governors, lawmakers, and other officials have shifted their energy toward flattening the curve. Whether this spells delay or demise for certain cannabis reform efforts in 2020 remains unknown. Cannabis Wire has reached out to the sponsors of major medical and adult use legislation to see where things stand. Here’s what they had to say. (Editor’s note: There are hundreds of pieces of more incremental cannabis legislation, addressing everything from taxes to advertising, but Cannabis Wire is focusing on bills that would bring, for example, medical or adult use sales to a state for the first time.) ALABAMA Senate Bill 165 would legalize medical cannabis sales; currently, state law allows only for...
https://cannabiswire.com/2020/03/27/coronavirus-delays-where-do-cannabis-bills-s…
03/27/2020 - 5:41am
United States Hemp Derivatives Market (2019-2027) to Rise at a >23% CAGR; Driven by Legalization of Cultivation and Growing Demand from Several End-use Industries - GlobeNewswire
(Growing, Hemp, Legalization, United States, Cultivation) United States Hemp Derivatives Market (2019-2027) to Rise at a >23% CAGR; Driven by Legalization of Cultivation and Growing Demand from Several End-use Industries GlobeNewswire
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/03/27/2007477/0/en/United-States…
03/27/2020 - 5:33am
United States Hemp Derivatives Market (2019-2027) to Rise at a 23% CAGR; Driven by Legalization of Cultivation and Growing Demand from Several End-use Industries - Yahoo Finance
(Growing, Hemp, Legalization, United States, Cultivation) United States Hemp Derivatives Market (2019-2027) to Rise at a 23% CAGR; Driven by Legalization of Cultivation and Growing Demand from Several End-use Industries Yahoo Finance
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/united-states-hemp-derivatives-market-093356584.h…
03/27/2020 - 5:33am
United States Hemp Derivatives Market (2019-2027) to Rise at a >23% CAGR; Driven by Legalization of Cultivation and Growing Demand from Several End-use Industries - Benzinga
(Growing, Hemp, Legalization, United States, Cultivation) United States Hemp Derivatives Market (2019-2027) to Rise at a >23% CAGR; Driven by Legalization of Cultivation and Growing Demand from Several End-use Industries Benzinga
https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/20/03/g15680220/united-states-hemp-deriva…
03/27/2020 - 12:47am
Coronavirus Could Accelerate US Cannabis Legalization
(Cannabis, Legalization, New York, Recreational, Research, United States) As the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic piles up, U.S. cities and states are set to face significant lost revenue given the loss of business activity. But, as DataTrek Research’s Jessica Rabe writes in a note, “there’s a simple and effective solution for states and cities to help cover their huge budget shortfalls after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides: legalize recreational sales of marijuana.” New York, the epicenter of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., might…
https://www.cannabisculture.com/content/2020/03/26/coronavirus-could-accelerate-…
03/26/2020 - 6:02pm
To Do Cannabis Legalization the 'Right Way,' Key Lawmaker Hints It Might Wait Until COVID-19 Crisis Ends | New York Law Journal - Law.com
(Cannabis, Law, Legalization, New York, United States) To Do Cannabis Legalization the 'Right Way,' Key Lawmaker Hints It Might Wait Until COVID-19 Crisis Ends | New York Law Journal Law.com
https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2020/03/26/to-do-cannabis-legalization-the…
03/26/2020 - 4:23pm
Arizona Marijuana Activists Have More Than Enough Signatures To Put Legalization On Ballot, They Say - Marijuana Moment
(Arizona, Cannabis, Legalization, United States) Arizona Marijuana Activists Have More Than Enough Signatures To Put Legalization On Ballot, They Say Marijuana Moment
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/arizona-marijuana-activists-have-more-than-enoug…