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The big news this week involves yet another stab at federal cannabis reform. This time, the HOPE Act comes from U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Dave Joyce (R-Ohio). The bill would “incentivize state and local governments to expunge t
Minnesota medical cannabis patients will soon be able to access infused edibles in the form of gummies or chews. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced that the new product offerings will become effective Aug. 1, 2022.  "Expanding deliver
"The New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA) Oversight Committee has approved a loan program to help licensed cannabis microbusinesses succeed—specifically those living in rural communities or disproportionately affected by previous cannabis law enforcem
Congress.gov Ocasio-Cortez Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Dave Joyce (R-OH) introduced legislation to expunge the criminal records of tens of millions of Americans who have previously been convicted of cannabis offenses. The Harn
PORTLAND, Oregon, December 3, 2021 - PRESS RELEASE - The ARTISAN X-D200 represents an improvement in distillation equipment compared to traditional wiped film short path evaporators. Explicitly designed for cannabinoid processing, the ARTISAN X-D200
Armed robbers traveling the city in “hundreds” of roving caravans and shooting off more than 175 rounds had the Oakland Police Department in retreat during the week of Nov. 15, according to OPD Chief LeRonne Armstrong. While the mass robberies took p
Highsman, the Ricky Williams-inspired cannabis brand, recently launched its line of lifestyle flower products, including Pregame (sativa), Halftime (hybrid), and Postgame (indica). The Highsman brand is a bifurcated business model, featuring merchand
In the U.S., GW Pharmacuticals' Epidiolex is the only CBD product to receive Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for any use. This summer, the agency rejected Charlotte's Web's application to approve CBD as a dietary ingredient. Currently, Ep
The Solar Cannabis Company, a vertically-integrated cannabis operator based in Massachusetts, adheres not only to strict state regulations on energy use, but also aims to meet its own, more aggressive efficiency goals, which CEO Edward Dow says his c
Whether cannabis cultivators choose to convert their systems from high-pressure sodium (HPS) lighting to light-emitting diode (LED) technology, to another lighting type, or choose to build out a new facility with LEDs, the growing environment must be
Aurora Cannabis named its new genetic licensing business, Occo, which is backed by the company's breeding and genetics facility in Comox, British Columbia, Canada.  Occo will be based out of Aurora's Coast research and development hub and will be led
BERKELEY, California, December 2, 2021 - PRESS RELEASE - Steep Hill, a commercial cannabis testing lab, has announced its expansion to Illinois.  "We are extremely pleased to partner with Steep Hill Illinois' passionate and visionary team," said Nige
PORTLAND,Ore., Nov. 18, 2021– PRESS RELEASE – Thompson DukeIndustrial, a leader in cannabis oil vaporizer device fillingand capping equipment, has been granted another patent from the United StatesPatent and Trademark Office (USPTO). U.S. Patent No.
California is working to develop statewide standardized cannabis testing to minimize inconsistencies in data from one lab to the next.  The move comes after California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 544 into law Oct. 5. According to the bill te
Researchers at Harvard University have published a new study finding that medical cannabis patients, "demonstrated significant improvements on measures of executive function and clinical state over the course of 12 months; verbal learning/memory perf...