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New York State Unveils Draft Cannabis Legislation – January 15, 2019

New York State Unveils Draft Cannabis Legislation – January 15, 2019

Thanks to NYC counsel for highlighting this information and as you'll see from the comments the state wants enactment to take place, yes you guessed it 420(20). Is it just us or is that joke wearing a bit thin ! So we, at CLR, now officially declare the can of worms open. If California and New Jersey are anything to go by this is going to be a humdinger of a debate and process.

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Press Release: Canopy Growth receives New York State hemp licence and will establish U.S.-based commercial operations

Press Release: Canopy Growth receives New York State hemp licence and will establish U.S.-based commercial operations

14 January 2019: SMITHS FALLS, ON — Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) has been granted a licence by New York State to process and produce hemp. Thanks to the work of key state and federal government officials from the State of New York, Canopy Growth is proud to outline its commitment to invest in New York in order to establish a Hemp Industrial Park. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s leadership at the state level led to the creation of the Hemp Research Pilot Program, a standout in the nation. U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer was instrumental in the passage of the Farm Bill, a transformative piece of legislation that gave Canopy Growth the federal guidance it needed to make a significant investment in New York.

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The Difference Between Hemp And Marijuana?

The Difference Between Hemp And Marijuana?

The difference between hemp and marijuana may seem minor, but this technicality has been the driving force that restricts marijuana and hemp production in the United States. Unfortunately, hemp has suffered the consequences of the “War on Drugs” by being so closely related to the traditional psychoactive marijuana plant.

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The High Lights of California Cannabis Regulation July 2018

The Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA” ), which became effective January 1, 2018, is the governing law for both medical and adult use of cannabis in California. The rules are complex. Cannabis businesses seeking to do business in California should consult with an attorney prior to engaging in any project to ensure full understanding of the most up-to-date rules.

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Facebook & Cannabis

Facebook & Cannabis

We'll admit we're clueless as to what they mean by anything, never mind cannabis. Cannabis Business Times bravely takes on the mish mash muddle of information that is Facebook and cannabis and tries to make sense of it. At least they've tried to work their way through the obfuscation!

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Odor Issues Are Moving to the Forefront as More States Allow Recreational Cannabis

Odor Issues Are Moving to the Forefront as More States Allow Recreational Cannabis

With 10 states and the District of Columbia having legalized recreational cannabis (representing nearly a quarter of the U.S. population, including the most populous state), an emerging issue is how to deal with the odor generated by marijuana production facilities. A December 19, 2018 article in The New York Times noted a growing number of neighbors of cannabis farms are complaining about “skunky” odors caused by certain volatile organic compounds generated during growing and processing.

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Dispensary Design & The Importance Of Making Your Retail Space Female Friendly

Dispensary Design & The Importance Of Making Your Retail Space Female Friendly

The problem was that I felt very strongly women would not feel comfortable in these environments. I firmly believe we need to run our shops so that women, over 21 of course!, feel safe, secure, comfortable, and clean! After being in some these early shops, which felt more like head shops to me, I felt the need to immediately go home and shower!

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Quebec’s National Assembly Is Already Debating a Draft Bill to Tighten theCannabis Regulation Act

Quebec’s National Assembly Is Already Debating a Draft Bill to Tighten theCannabis Regulation Act

During the brief parliamentary session that ended on December 7, the Minister for Health and Social Services, Mr. Lionel Carmant, tabled a bill before the National Assembly entitled An Act to tighten the regulation of cannabis. It should be noted that this bill, tabled December 5, is Bill no. 2 of the 1stSession of the 42nd Legislature, which indicates that it is a priority for the newly elected Government of Québec.

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Bye Bye Jeff, Sadder Goodbye To Dana Rohrabacher, CA & Tax & CA Midterms Outcomes

Bye Bye Jeff, Sadder Goodbye To Dana Rohrabacher, CA & Tax & CA Midterms Outcomes

Ding dong, the witch is dead, the mean old Jeff Sessions is gone!!! Xmas came early.  Do you think it's the name, as Republican Pete Sessions of Texas, the chairman of the House Rules Committee, declared cannabis enemy, just lost to Democratic challenger Colin Allred. Allred was no friend to either of the Sessions!  Election time in America, more of a frightening affair of how this country thinks and where those particular thoughts are domiciled.

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Cannabis Influencers On Social Media

Cannabis Influencers On Social Media

This is a little bit off topic for CLR . But it's an interesting loophole that cannabis companies are employing. Will legislators plug it or will influencing in cannabis become big business. Is influencing breaking the law when it comes to cannabis. It's raising questions both in the USA & Canada.

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Malta Moots Full Legalisation (For Users Who Register With Government)

Malta Moots Full Legalisation (For Users Who Register With Government)

Libertarians, look away now. Malta is considering full legalisation of recreational cannabis, but only for users who agree to register with the government first. In what would be a first for Europe, the ruling party has dangled the carrot of decriminalisation with a caveat that state registration is a necessity for anyone wishing to partake.

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MJ Biz Report Says Australia Now Has Over 2k Medical Cannabis Patients

MJ Biz Report Says Australia Now Has Over 2k Medical Cannabis Patients

They write, "The country saw 568 medical cannabis approvals in November, a 42% increase on-month, bringing the total number of approvals for the first 11 months of 2018 to 2,072, according to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which regulates medical marijuana in Australia."

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Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana: No Good Deed

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana: No Good Deed

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania wants medical researchers to study cannabis at Pennsylvania medical schools, eight of which have been certified as Academic Clinical Research Centers (ACRCs). ACRCs can contract with Clinical Registrants (CRs), entities that the Commonwealth will license to cultivate, package and dispense cannabis for medical research. An entire set of regulations, commonly referred to as “Chapter 20,” has been drafted, redrafted and amended to make medical research of cannabis a reality in the Commonwealth.

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NJ Cannabis Update- November 20, 2018

After months of political wrangling, in-fighting, and delays, New Jersey lawmakers are finally poised fir their first vote on legalizing the recreational adult use of cannabis.

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Conversations In Cannabis: Ardin, writer, comedian & content producer

Conversations In Cannabis: Ardin, writer, comedian & content producer

Ardin, as he’s known, made his way from San Francisco to Hollywood to develop his own content ideas to work with brands and innovators to sidestep the advertising challenges that cannabis faces today. In 2016, he walked away from a  10-year career in marketing and today, he is a professional comedian, actor, and writer. He’s created his own monthly podcast, Coffee and Cannabis that focuses on the industry and is developing scripts and content for long-form shows. He’s written a series of 52 radio plays for a segment called, “High Time Story Time” (on Amazon) and has a popular late night show, The Night Space, on Mutiny Radio

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