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Advocate Warns: Alabama’s Medical Cannabis Rollout Stalled

Advocate Warns: Alabama’s Medical Cannabis Rollout Stalled

By Lisa Fairbanks / July 12, 2024 /

Urgency Intensifies for Medical Cannabis Availability Amid Legal Stalemate in Alabama A chief advocate for medical cannabis stressed a sense of urgency Thursday during a meeting of the Alabama Medical…

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GOP Committee Approves Bill Banning Most Hemp Products

GOP Committee Approves Bill Banning Most Hemp Products

By Gene Mcklnley / July 12, 2024 /

House Committee Advances Bill Potentially Banning Most Consumable Hemp-Derived Cannabinoid Products A bill advancing through a GOP-controlled House committee could effectively ban most consumable hemp-derived cannabinoid products, such as delta-8…

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Governor Signs PA Budget: 280E Relief, No Cannabis Legalization

Governor Signs PA Budget: 280E Relief, No Cannabis Legalization

By Gene Mcklnley / July 12, 2024 /

Pennsylvania Governor Approves Budget Legislation Without Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro has signed into law a package of budget legislation that notably excludes provisions for legalizing adult-use marijuana,…

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Retail Cannabis Lottery Winners Keep Their Licenses

Retail Cannabis Lottery Winners Keep Their Licenses

By Becci Marti / July 12, 2024 /

Cannabis Dispensary Licensee Faces Deadline to Secure Store Location in Illinois In Illinois, just one winner of a cannabis dispensary license faces the risk of losing it tomorrow when the…

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Truck Driver Gets Probation in Cannabis Trafficking Case

Truck Driver Gets Probation in Cannabis Trafficking Case

By Bayley Greenleaf / July 12, 2024 /

California Man Sentenced to Probation After Trafficking 360 Pounds of Cannabis in Oklahoma A 56-year-old man from Stockton, California, has been sentenced to seven years of probation following his arrest…

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Rural Rice County Pauses Cannabis Business Until 2025

Rural Rice County Pauses Cannabis Business Until 2025

By Phil Greenwood / July 12, 2024 /

Rice County Implements Moratorium on Cannabis Businesses in Rural Areas In a decisive move, the Rice County Board of Commissioners placed a moratorium on cannabis businesses in rural areas during…

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Florida Sanctions 2 Hemp Firms Over Child-Attractive Products

Florida Sanctions 2 Hemp Firms Over Child-Attractive Products

By Mary Marty / July 12, 2024 /

Florida Department of Agriculture Takes “Historic” Action Against Hemp Companies for Products Appealing to Children Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced significant penalties against two hemp companies on…

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$11M from Missouri's Cannabis Program Allocated to Agencies

$11M from Missouri’s Cannabis Program Allocated to Agencies

By Mary Marty / July 12, 2024 /

Missouri Transfers Nearly $11 Million from Adult Use Cannabis Program to State Agencies This week, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) transferred nearly $11 million in funds…

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Lucid Green Bags $1.4M to Power Expansion Plans

Lucid Green Bags $1.4M to Power Expansion Plans

By Jules Puffings / July 12, 2024 /

Lucid Green Secures $1.4 Million in Funding to Enhance InventoryAI within LucidID Ecosystem Cannabis tech company Lucid Green has successfully completed another fundraising round, securing $1.4 million in new capital.…

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Illinois Hits $1B in Cannabis Sales This Year

Illinois Hits $1B in Cannabis Sales This Year

By Gene Mcklnley / July 12, 2024 /

Illinois Cannabis Sales Hit $1 Billion Milestone, Fueling Economic Growth and Social Equity Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced on Wednesday that the state reached a significant milestone, surpassing $1 billion…

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