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Racial Bias In Pots Arrests Still Prevalent In D.C. Despite Legalization

Five years after the legalization of cannabis in Washington, D.C., racial bias is still prevalent in arrests for marijuana-related offenses in the nation’s capital, according to an analysis of police records by the Washington Post. Between 2015 and 2019, nearly 90% of those arrested for cannabis-related crimes in Washington, D.C. were Black, although African-Americans make …

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Women-Owned Company At The Forefront Of Arkansas’ Emerging Cannabis Industry

Marijuana has gotten plenty of attention in Arkansas since November 2016 when the state’s voters passed Amendment 98, which legalized medical marijuana. But marijuana’s more sober cousin, cannabidiol (CBD), derived from the hemp plant, is making significant waves in the health and wellness category. And a group of “buds” in Washington County is at the …

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Vermont Legislative Panel Agrees On Cannabis Retail Sales Bill

A Vermont legislative committee came to an agreement this week on a compromise bill that would legalize the commercial production and retail sales of cannabis in the state. The compromise reached by members of both the Vermont House of Representatives and the state Senate also establishes a framework for levying and collecting taxes on cannabis …

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CBD Face Mask: Make Your Own Using Cannabis Oil, Honey And Cinnamon

Honey is a powerful face cleanser. When combined with anti-inflammatory CBD oil and cinnamon, this mask can help reduce blemishes and redness. In this three-part CBD skincare series, Brooklyn-based author Leah Vanderveldt shares how cannabidiol — the non-impairing, anti-inflammatory cannabis compound — can be used to elevate your skincare game during this anxiety-inducing holiday season. …

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I Swore I’d Never Touch Cannabis. Here’s Why I Finally Did

A sharp pain developed between my shoulder blade and spine, like I was being stabbed in the back with a pencil. I thought I pulled a muscle while weight lifting, although it might be a stretch to call it weight lifting. I’ve reached the age when it’s more like glorified stretching with some weights. So …

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Cannabis Fundraising: Seven Key Takeaways from the SEC’s New Accredited Investor Rules

Recently the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final amendments to expand the definition of an accredited investor, something that has not happened in nearly 40 years. This is a big deal for cannabis companies (and all other companies) that are in fundraising mode because many of these companies rely on Rules 506(b) and 506(c) …

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Mexico’s Senate Reconvenes While Cannabis Grows Nearby

The small garden of cannabis plants growing near Mexico City’s Senate building, reported this past March by High Times, has grown to a crop of more than 700 plants, some more than eight feet tall. The garden has been planted and maintained by activists demanding the government act on the October 2018 Supreme Court ruling …

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Federal Government Wants To Use Unreliable Hair Drug Tests

A federal agency is seeking to add hair testing to the government’s arsenal of workplace drug screening tools, despite evidence that the process is unreliable and may lead to racial bias. The proposed rule change by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which was published in the Federal Register last week, comes …

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The Syndicate: Podcast Exposes Biggest Black Market Pot Bust in US History

CANNABIS CULTURE –  Skydiving drug smugglers, a multimillion-dollar empire, massive warehouses and more — and all right under the nose of the Feds.  Sound exciting?  Chris Walker thought so, and his following of the story, that of a group now referred to as “The Syndicate” in Colorado, has led to an award-winning podcast by the …

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