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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...

Cal Health Memo Jolts CBD Makers, Leaves Consumers in Legal Limbo

Justifying its new stance by citing some controversial past policies issued by the Food and Drug Administration, and the Drug Enforcement Agency, the CDPH has sent shock waves through both the U.S. hemp-derived CBD...

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...

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....
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Cannabiz News Briefs – July 13, 2018

The small North Dakota population of 755,400 allows a small number of petition signatures — just over 13,450 — to place an issue on a statewide ballot. That's the reason legalization backers in North...

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...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – July 8, 2018

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions named Uttam Dhillon as the new acting head of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Dhillon takes over for Robert Patterson who served less than seven months after the departure of Chuck...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – June 29, 2018

Over 57% of Oklahona voters approved a strong medical marijuana ballot issue, June 26th, with an immediate call from GOP Gov. Mary Fallin for legislators to "scale it back." Oklahoma's new rules would allow...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – June 22, 2018

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...

Genetically Modified Yeast To Produce Cannabinoids On an Industrial Scale

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...