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Rick Schettino

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Rick Schettino is the Publisher and Editor In Chief of CannabizNews.com and CBDMedicalNews.com. He's also a founding partner of R&D Cannabis Marketing.

Philly DA Ends Arrests For Marijuana Possession

In recent years, as result of the semi-decriminalization of marijuana in 2014 in the city of Philadelphia, 9 out of 10 marijuana infractions have resulted in a citation rather than an arrest. The problem...

Canada Picks Saliva Test For Roadside Impairment Checks. Here’s Why It’s a Dumb Idea.

When Canada’s anti-prohibition contingent decided to put together a recreational marijuana bill, in order to appease those concerned that the move would not result in an increase in highway fatalities, lawmakers made sure to...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – July 27, 2018

"States have a right to set their own laws, and will do so," AG Jeff Sessions told a Boston press conference, but added, "we will enforce federal law." Sessions comments on July 26 followed a...
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STATES Act Ignores U.S Veterans

The STATES Act which was introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) this month introduced legislation that would protect state-sanctioned cannabis industries and consumers from federal criminal prosecution under the Controlled...

This Canadian Company Claims To Have Developed The First Cannabis Brew

With Canada poised to begin recreational cannabis sales, the race is on to develop an adult beverage that can compete with beer, wine, and spirits to win over the hearts, minds, and wallets of...

Will Mexico Legalize Marijuana Before The U.S.?

After a landslide vote won leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador the title of Mexico’s next president, there are already signs that his administration will work to make Mexico the third Country in the...

VIDEO: California Agencies Propose Permanent MJ Rules and Regulations

Late last year, California, scrambling to meet the January 1 launch of adult use marijuana came up with a set of emergency regulations that were put in place with the intention of improving upon them later....

New York State Moving Slowly Toward Cannabis Legalization

New York is one step closer to allowing the possession and use of marijuana as Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo recently unveiled a state Health Department report recommending cannabis legalization. Addressing reporters in Brooklyn on Friday, Governor...

Maine Lawmakers Smack Down Governor’s Veto of Two MMJ Bills

Following a vote of 119-23 in the House and 25-8 in the Senate, Maine legislators successfully overrode Republican Governor Paul LePage’s veto of a bill containing sweeping changes to the state’s medical marijuana programs. The...

Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Launch Comes and Goes Without a Single Sale

Massachusetts officially began recreational marijuana sales on July 1. But there were no consumers lined up outside pot shops waiting to be the first to purchase recreational cannabis products legally. In fact, not a single joint...

Sherpa CEO, Kirk Evans , On Digital Marketing For the Cannabiz

Today, Potbelly Creative unveiled its new identity as Sherpa. The company will continue to provide web development, search engine optimization (SEO), design, UX analytics, and content writing services for top-shelf brands in the cannabis...

In Rare Bipartisan Effort Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp

In another significant signal that hemp’s day in the sun is coming, the Farm Bill, containing a measure to legalize hemp, has passed the U.S. Senate with broad bipartisan support. The Senate’s version of the...