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Marijuana Legalization

Seattle: Hundreds Of Past Cannabis Convictions To Be Vacated

Judges on the city’s municipal court have agreed to a motion, filed by Seattle City Attorney Peter Holmes, to vacate hundreds of former low-level marijuana convictions. In an order signed by all seven municipal court judges, they opine, “Inasmuch as the conduct for which the defendant was convicted is no longer criminal, setting aside the conviction[s] [read more]

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Marijuana Business

Hawaii Banking Commissioner Requests Congress Address Regulatory Conflict For Cannabis Banking

State of Hawaii Commissioner of Financial Institutions Iris Ikeda joined a coalition of thirteen state banking regulators—lead by Pennsylvania’s Robin L. Wiessmann—asking Congressional leaders to consider legislation that creates a safe harbor for financial institutions to serve businesses operating legally under state law or to entrust states with the full [read more]

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Marijuana Business

New West Summit 4.0 Spotlights Hottest Industry Trends And The Most Disruptive Innovations

For three days in October, cannabis industry leaders will again gather at the fourth annual New West Summit to focus on the game-changing, disruptive developments in technology, science, media and investment within the cannabis space. The conference brings together the best and the brightest international entrepreneurs, thought leaders, top-level investors, innovative brand developers and [read more]