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Chicago Announces Launch of New Cannabis Research Institute

The City of Chicago and the Discovery Partners Institute today announced the launch of the Cannabis Research Institute, a first-of-its-kind center in the Midwest. The CRI will be a joint effort by the State and City housed within DPI, which is part of the University of Illinois System, to “provide a robust body of research …

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Kansas City Dismisses Over 500 Marijuana Cases Following Missouri Legalization

Following Missouri voters legalizing marijuana in last month’s election Kansas City has officially dismissed over 500 pending marijuana cases. “Kansas City Municipal Court has dismissed over 500 old marijuana cases since the effective date last week of Amendment 3 (legalized marijuana) in Missouri”, says Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas. “Glad to see not just proactive …

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New Mexico Adds Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders as Qualifying Medical Marijuana Condition

New Mexico health officials have officially added anxiety to the list of conditions that qualify an individual to become a legal medical marijuana patient. The New Mexico Medical Cannabis Advisory Board has approved adding anxiety as a qualifying medical cannabis condition. The change officially takes effect on January 1st. “Anxiety isn’t always completely alleviated by …

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Legislation to Decriminalize Marijuana and Hash Prefiled in South Carolina Legislature

Legislation that would decriminalize the personal possession of marijuana and hash has been prefiled in the South Carolina House of Representatives. House Bill 3561 was prefiled by Representative Ivory Thigpen, in preparation for the upcoming legislative session which begins in January. The measure would Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws by making it so …

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Ohio Marijuana Expungement Bill Passed by Legislature, Sent to Governor

A legislative proposal that would, among other changes, make it so that the possession of marijuana paraphernalia does “not constitute a criminal record” has been passed by Ohio’s full legislature. Senate Bill 288 would also establish a process that allows marijuana possession charges to be sealed from public view after six months and expunged entirely …

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Legislation to Encourage Businesses to Use Hemp Products Signed into Law by New York Governor

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has signed into law legislation that’s designed to promote hemp use among the state’s businesses. Introduced by Senator Michelle Hinchey, Senate Bill S8496 was signed by Governor Hochul yesterday. The measure mandates that the agriculture commissioner work with business partners to determine how they can incorporate hemp products into their …

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Almost 2 Million Marijuana Pardons and Expungements Have Been Issued Since 2018

Government officials have provided nearly 2 million marijuana-related pardons and expungements in recent years, according to an analysis released today by the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). According to publicly available data, state and local officials have issued over 100,000 pardons and more than 1.7 million marijuana-related expungements since 2018. States …

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Report: Alaska Has Highest Marijuana Tax Rate in the Country, New Jersey Has the Lowest

According to a new report by the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution’s Tax Policy Center, Alaska has the highest marijuana tax rate of all states that have legalized the plant. The report found that for every $100 ounce of marijuana purchased, Alaskans pay $57.50 in marijuana taxes, making it the highest tax rate in the …

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Canada Increases Possession Limit for Marijuana Beverages from 2.1 liters to 17.1 liters

The regulatory body Health Canada has announced a drastic increase in the possession limit for marijuana beverages. Since Canada legalized marijuana in 2018, the possession limit for marijuana-infused beverages has been 2.1 liters, or around 70 ounces. Health Canada has announced that effective immediately this limit has been increased to 17.1 liters, or 578 ounces. …

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Report: 42% of Pre-Rolls Sold in the U.S. Are Infused

According to a new report pre-rolls now make up a much larger market share than they did just four years ago, and 42% of pre-rolls sold are infused. In 2018 just 7.9% of the marijuana and marijuana products sold in legal marijuana states were pre-rolls with $406 million in sales. Four years later this has …

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