The Connecticut Cannabis Council Chapstick Crisis: What You Need To Know

The Connecticut Social Equity Council has come under fire for the alleged misappropriation of funds. Andréa Comer’s concerns reached the office of Connecticut Governor, Ned Lamont, when the chair of the SEC’s finance committee declared her resignation, due to what she perceived to be frivolous and potentially unethical spending by the organization. According to a statement on the State of Connecticut’s official website, the “Social Equity Council was developed in order to make sure the adult-use

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Head of FDA Urges “No More Delays” In Rescheduling of Cannabis

A Thursday hearing before the House Oversight and Accountability Committee included dialogue relating to the rescheduling of cannabis. During these remarks, the head of the FDA stated that there is no reason to delay the decision on the rescheduling of cannabis any longer. Robert M. Califf, head of the United States FDA (Food and Drug Administration), remarked the the speed at which federal cannabis reclassification happens is in the hands of the DEA (Drug Enforcement

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Dispensary Fined After Selling Dumpster Cannabis

Far & Dotter, a Maryland medical and recreational adult-use dispensary has received a fine amounting to $26,000.00 after reports of unhygienic distribution practices. Footage obtained from security cameras revealed three dispensary employees retrieving packages of cannabis products from an outside dumpster where they had been disposed of 41 hours and nine minutes prior. The Maryland Cannabis Administration has executed a Consent Order in which serious breaches in “Sanitary Storage of Medical Cannabis” were addressed amongst

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Jesse Ventura, Ex-Minnesota Gov, To Launch Edible Company

Former Minnesota governor Jesse “The Body” Ventura is launching an edible company. Ventura is partnering with Retro Bakery, a suburban Minneapolis-based company that makes THC sweets derived from hemp. Ventura’s product line is to be called Ventura Farms. Ventura declared in a video released on Wednesday, “Ventura Farms is my foray into the world of cannabis!” as rock music played in the background. https://youtu.be/T2OVBzHEkYA?list=TLGGbkkiQjwiPBcwNjA0MjAyNA Jesse Ventura, Ventura Farms Official Launch Statement “I’m a huge supporter of

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Vice President Harris, Rapper Fat Joe Discuss Easing Cannabis Penalties

At a White House discussion on reducing marijuana penalties on Friday, rapper Fat Joe and Vice President Kamala Harris took center stage. Harris denounced it “absurd” that the federal government continues to perceive cannabis as more dangerous than fentanyl. Harris also objected to the federal government’s designation of cannabis as “patently unfair.” Harris asked that the government expedite the examination of its cannabis classification system, which is presently underway. U.S. regulators are currently debating the

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New York Dispensaries Gain Momentum As More Open

New York Dispensaries Gain Momentum As More Open

Over the past several weeks, New York dispensaries saw an increase in numbers, despite a slow start. New York may have legalized cannabis in 2021. However, with many delays, the retail market was slow to gain momentum, seeing its first round of adult-use recreational dispensaries by early 2023. Now, in 2024, the state has issued around 275 provisional licenses for recreational dispensaries, of which only around 90 are currently in operation. Governor Hochul has been

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1 Dead In South LA Cannabis Operation Fire

1 Dead In South LA Cannabis Operation Fire

In a tragic incident that unfolded in the early hours of Saturday morning, a fire broke out in a seemingly abandoned commercial building in Los Angeles, leaving at least one person dead. The building, located at 832 East Manchester Avenue in the Green Meadows neighborhood, was later revealed to be a cannabis operation. The LA cannabis operation fire was originally reported at 1:17 a.m. and it took a team of 113 Los Angeles Fire Department

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Virginia’s Recreational Cannabis Market May Finally Open After 3 Years

Virginia is finally making some progress in the implementation of its legalized recreational cannabis market. After Virginia passed legislation in July 2021 to allow for the personal use and home-cultivation of cannabis, the state is now focused on establishing a framework for retail sales. Virginia’s recreational cannabis market is proposed to launch on January 1, 2025, with licenses beginning to be issued on July 1, 2024. A Senate committee has introduced a bill to create

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381 Minnesota Cannabis Dispensaries Required To Meet Demand

381 Minnesota Cannabis Dispensaries Required To Meet Demand

Minnesota is projected to require 381 cannabis dispensaries to meet the demand for adult-use recreational cannabis, according to a recent report. The findings of this study shed light on the increasing demand for recreational marijuana in Minnesota. As more and more people turn to cannabis, it is crucial to ensure that an adequate number of dispensaries are available to meet their needs. People in Minnesota are looking for a legitimate place to buy cannabis now

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Regulations Approved: New Jersey’s Cannabis Consumption Lounges

On January 17, 2023, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (NJ-CRC) gave its seal of approval to regulations for the operation of marijuana consumption lounges. This marks a significant step forward in the state’s cannabis industry. These regulations not only lay the foundation for consumption on-site but also open doors for paid events and social gatherings centered around cannabis. This development is expected to provide a safe and controlled environment for individuals to consume cannabis

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Cherokee Legalize Recreational Cannabis Sales In North Carolina

On Thursday, September 7, 2023, a voting session was held among the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) to determine the potential legalization of recreational marijuana usage inside their territory situated in western North Carolina. Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians voted in favor of legalizing the recreational sale of cannabis by a margin of 70 to 30. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has conducted a vote in favor of endorsing the legalization of

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SCSU Cannabis Education Is Minnesota’s First Marijuana Based Program

Starting this fall, St. Cloud State University (SCSU) will offer a cannabis curriculum for Minnesotans interested in capitalizing on the cannabis industry. St. Cloud State University is set to provide innovative online certificate programs in cannabis education during the next autumn semester, marking a pioneering initiative in the state of Minnesota. St. Cloud State’s decision to offer a cannabis education program is a direct response to the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Minnesota. The objective

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