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On June 16, Denver Police undercover agents wrote $200/citations for illegal public consumption to 30 riders on two Denver cannabis tours. Both My420Tours and Colorado Cannabis Tours have operated for four years, signing people up for "instant memberships" as they board buses which allow consumption while bringing guests to...
Voting 52 to 29 in favor, the Canadian Senate approved a majority of the House of Commons’ revisions to Bill C-45, the nation’s cannabis legalization measure, making it the first major economy in the world to end the prohibition of marijuana. Making good on their pledge from the 2015 general...
Major Canadian licensed producer Organigram recently announced a CAD$10-million investment into Montreal’s Hyasynth Biologicals. The investment is earmarked to ramp up the company’s quest to produce cannabinoids, and even terpenes through a fermentation process using genetically modified yeast. “As a proven technology, the use of bioreactors is an infinitely scalable process which should allow Hyasynth...
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Proponents of Denver's UTOPIA Wellness Spa and Cannabis Club appealed to the Denver City Council, June 11, for "regulatory relief" after the Council denied their application over being 19-feet too close to a childcare center. Utopia founder Cindy Sovine told Council she had spent thousands of hours "pouring over every...
In an unexpected development, conservative republican Senate leaders have written a provision protecting state medical marijuana laws into Fiscal Year 2019 spending legislation for the U.S. Department of Justice. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies approved it on Tuesday. A full committee vote is...
This past Thursday, Senators Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren introduced a bipartisan bill to protect states that have legalized marijuana from federal intervention. Shortly thereafter, President Trump, in a Q&A session with reporters held on the White House lawn, said that he would probably support the bill if it...
In a “shot heard around the world” moment, the Canadian Senate has voted in favor of new legislation which ends a nearly 100-year prohibition in the Great White North and legalizes the use of marijuana nationwide, making Canada the first major country to do so. The upper chamber Senate...
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UN Releases Marijuana Review The UN-powered World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) has announced the upcoming release of a report discussing evidentiary findings on the plant’s medical value. In an earlier report, the WHO called CBD a low-risk cannabinoid which provides positive health benefits. Here are some of the...
California is a big state with big problems when it comes to black market cannabis. Although legal adult-use sales began five months ago in the Golden State, experts estimate that more than three-quarters of sales in the state are still illicit. But a joint effort between federal and state...
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West Hollywood city officials are expecting thousands of applications to flood into that city with the May 31 deadline close for eight new retailers (RMJ and MMJ), five delivery services and sixteen social consumption licenses. Applicant business plans will be reviewed by a five-member screening committee which will examine design...
This week in cannabis news, Utah initiative makes the ballot, 1,000 CA retailers asked to cease and desist, Florida appeals smokables ban ruling, Feds allege organized crime rings in cannabis states, and CannaCon to take place this weekend in Detroit. Let's get into it. 1,000 Cannabis Retailers Asked To Cease...

Cannabiz News Briefs – June 22, 2018

Canada’s Senate Signs Off On Final Amendments to Cannabis Act

Genetically Modified Yeast To Produce Cannabinoids On an Industrial Scale