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Marijuana Legalization

Monday: New York City Council Hearing On Marijuana Enforcement

On February 26, 2018, the New York City Council Committees on Justice System and Public Safety will hold a joint hearing on marijuana enforcement and data gathering in New York City. This hearing comes as advocates decry another year of thousands of arrests for low-level marijuana possession – more than 17,800 in […]

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Global Drug War

Timeline For Start Of Retail Cannabis Sales In Canada Delayed

Retailers will be unable to begin legally selling marijuana products to consumers until late summer or early fall, according to Canadian news reports. Lawmakers had initially sought to begin regulating the adult use marijuana market by July 1. In November, members of the House of Commons voted 200 to 82 in favor of […]

Medical Marijuana

Pennsylvania Approves 11th Medical Cannabis Grower/Processor To Begin Operation

Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health has approved AGRiMED Industries in Carmichaels, Greene County, to begin operations, bringing the statewide total to 11 grower/processors. “Each week, we are making great strides in expanding our network where patients can get medical marijuana,” Governor Wolf said. “The approval […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Statistics Canada: Cannabis Use More Than Doubled From 1985 To 2015

The Canadian federal government has committed to legalizing, regulating, and restricting access to non-medical use of cannabis in 2018. To prepare for this change, Statistics Canada has been adapting the national statistical system to measure the social and economic impacts of legalized cannabis. A new study released today in Health Reports examines the […]

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Marijuana Business

First Surety Bond Program For California Cannabis Industry Approved By Insurance Commissioner

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced today he has approved the first surety bond program for the cannabis industry in the State of California. Continental Heritage Insurance Company is the first insurer in the state to be approved to offer surety bonds for the cannabis industry. “Cannabis businesses should have insurance coverage available […]