House Members Pass Historic Legislation Legitimizing Retail Cannabis Sales

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This ongoing federal prohibition also places the safety and welfare of these businesses’ customers at risk, as they must carry significant amounts of cash on their persons in order to make legal purchases at retail facilities.

Oregon Cannabis Retailers Are Pulling Vape Carts Off Store Shelves

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The post Oregon Cannabis Retailers Are Pulling Vape Carts Off Store Shelves appeared first on Leafly. Health Industry Oregon vape pens vape safetyOregon cannabis stores are removing vaping products from their shelves amid a nationwide scare over severe lung illnesses and deaths.

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Evidence-Based Research Suggests Allowing Cannabis Storefront Retail Benefits Neighboring Property Values, Public Health and Safety

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As for the effect of cannabis stores on the property values in their surrounding neighborhoods, the report observes: Modern cannabis retail stores are moving from the industrial fringes of town to prestige locations in high-value shopping districts.

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Cannabis Vape Sales Falter as Lung Illnesses Rise

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Industry cannabis sales retail vape pens vape safetyThe amount of the legal cannabis industry revenue that comes from vape products has dropped by 15% nationwide, with some states seeing decreases of more than 60%.

Shopify Launches New Features for CBD Sellers as Safety Concerns Grow

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retailers selling “products online or in brick-and-mortar retail locations, where permitted by law.”. Shopify announced on Tuesday the addition of several features specifically for CBD and hemp sellers.

ICYMI: Proposed Emergency Regulations Require QR Code on All Licensed California Retail Cannabis Premises

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Consumers will now be able to use their smartphone cameras to scan each retailer’s QR Code, which will link to the BCC’s Online License Search portal to confirm the status of that retailer’s license.

Anchorage, Alaska: Voting for On-Site Smoking in Retail Marijuana Shops

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Anchorage Assembly will let voters decide whether the city should allow on-site smoking in retail marijuana shops, officials said. Voters would have to change Anchorage’s workplace safety code […].

Quebec Plans to Open 20 New Marijuana Retail Locations by March 2020

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Sales have certainly ramped up since legalization – a common effect of having retail stores. This forced them (like the rest of the country) to limit operating hours of their retail locations.

Canada: Ontario to allow cannabis retailers to sell online and over the phone

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The Vancouver Sun reports…… Cannabis retailers will soon be able to sell products online or over the phone for in-store pick-up as the Ontario government adopts a “click-and-connect” sales model to expand access to legal marijuana. Who’s ready for Cannabis telesales !

Everything Canadians need to know about cannabis topicals

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Topicals—cannabis-infused skin and bath products—are legal and available from authorized retailers in Canada. Canada Lifestyle Strains & products DIY laws regulations safety topicals

Vermont: Senate Passes Legislation Permitting Marijuana Sales

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Members of the state Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Thursday establishing a system of retail marijuana sales to adults. Phil Scott has also expressed his intent to veto the legislation if it fails to adequately fund efforts directed toward youth prevention and traffic safety.

Europe’s Top Broad Spectrum CBD Retailer, Dr. Hemp Me, Accredited by Cannabis Trade Association

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It is the single-most Cannabinoid centric trade syndicate for the UK and Europe, functioning with all precincts of the Hemp and Cannabis market, and the government to establish jurisprudence, which will fortify the safety and quality standards and provide effective guidance.

Cannabis Retail Store: Final Preparations Before Opening – Managing Local Authorities & Dignitaries

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Rob Hendrix here with another in a series of articles discussing final preparations immediately prior to the much anticipated Grand Opening of your retail shop. This was due to his feeling a genuine concern for our well-being and safety, especially early on in our existence.

Olds College: Introduction to Cannabis Retail Course Launched in partnership with 420 Clinic

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Olds College is excited to launch a new Introduction to Cannabis Retail course. Offered through Continuing Education, the new online course was developed in partnership with 420 Clinic and prepares students for employment in the cannabis retail industry. Students will be introduced to a scientific and biological framework for understanding cannabis, a variety of product knowledge and the regulations required to operate successfully within a Canadian retail cannabis outlet. “We

BCC Alert 16 January 2018: Approved state regulations for cannabis businesses across the supply chain from cultivation to retail.

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SACRAMENTO – California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities today announced that the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has officially approved state regulations for cannabis businesses across the supply chain from cultivation to retail. PRESS RELEASE.

Don’t let the Grinch stop marijuana reform

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Last Wednesday, he essentially demanded that in exchange for allowing the cannabis industry to access to basic banking services, that the federal government should impose a 2% THC cap on marijuana products and prohibit the retail sale of marijuana-infused edibles or e-liquid vapor extracts.

Study: No Uptick in Violent Crime Following Adult Use Cannabis Legalization

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We observed no statistically significant long-term effects of recreational cannabis laws or the initiation of retail sales on violent or property crime rates in these states.” … Our results from Colorado and Washington suggest that legalization has not had major detrimental effects on public safety.”

Canada: Director Of Dispensary Group Fined $CN1.5 Million

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The fine follows a provincial crackdown in late July that saw members of the Community Safety Unit (CSU) – a policing and security branch of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General – target Trees’ eight locations spread between Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver.

FDA Hearing On ‘Hemp-Derived CBD’ Today

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Washington, DC : Today the US Food and Drug Administration is taking in-person public testimony with regard to the “manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, and sale” of CBD-infused retail products.

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Associated Press: Many Commercially Marketed CBD Products Tainted With Psychoactive Adulterants

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Reporters commissioned laboratory testing of 30 commercially available CBD products sold at retailers (non-dispensaries), including edible products and vapor products.

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New Jersey: Adult-use legalization is closer than ever

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After months of negotiation, Governor Murphy and NJ state legislators have reached a deal on what will be included in upcoming legislation to legalize the adult-use and retail sale of marijuana in the state of New Jersey. It’s time for New Jersey to prioritize the health, safety, and well-being of its residents by joining the 10 states (and Washington DC) that have passed sensible marijuana reform.

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana

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Pritzker has signed legislation legalizing the adult use of marijuana and regulating its commercial production and retail sale. Illinois Gov.

CDC Provides Update on Lung Illnesses Linked to Vape Cartridges

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” NORML has long emphasized the variance in the safety and the quality of cannabis-related products available on the unregulated market versus those on the state-regulated retail market, stating , “Consumers must also be aware that not all products are created equal; quality control testing is critical and only exists in the legally regulated marketplace.” Charlie Baker this week instituted an emergency ban on the retail sale of all vapor cartridge products.

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Aurora Cannabis launches national safety campaign on edibles

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The campaign can be seen at cannabis retail outlets across Canada and will be complemented online with digital assets as well as other out-of-home opportunities to connect with consumers.

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Guam: Cannabis Control Board wants to restrict licenses to deter tax cheats

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The Pacific Daily News reports on measures that Guam authorities want to take to stop cheating on taxes and ensure the safety of cannabis products sold in Guam. The tax is assessed when cannabis cultivators sell to manufacturers or retailers.

Surgeon General’s Advisory Highlights Need for Further Cannabis Regulation, Not Criminalization

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“These regulations should include age restrictions, prohibitions on the unlicensed commercial production or retail sale of the plant and rational limits with regard to product marketing.”

California launches anti-illegal pot campaign

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Shop licensed cannabis retailers only.”. The campaign “will directly impact consumer safety by clarifying that only cannabis purchased from licensed retailers has met the state’s safety standards,” Bureau of Cannabis Control Chief Lori Ajax said in a statement.

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NORML Submits Comments to FDA Ahead of CBD Hearing

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The agency will be taking public testimony on Friday, May 31, with regard to the “manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, and sale” of CBD-infused retail products.

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Marijuana Banking Bill Scheduled For Committee Markup

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It also places the safety and welfare of these business’ customers at risk, as they must carry significant amounts of cash on their persons in order to make legal purchases at retail facilities.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/22/20

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Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 165, to establish a medical marijuana access program for qualified patients with a physician’s recommendation to access medical marijuana from licensed retail outlets. Send a message to your lawmakers in support of retail sales.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/18/20

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Legislation is pending, House Bill 1389 / Senate Bill 1860, to permit the use, possession, and retail sale of marijuana for adults. Update : HB 1648 is scheduled for a public hearing in the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on 1/23/20 at 1:30pm.

Legalization Proposals Progress Around the Country

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Senate Bill 686 seeks to legalize the use, possession, cultivation, and retail sale of small amounts of marijuana for adults. House Bill 481 seeks to allow for the use, possession, and retail sale of marijuana by adults. On January 16, the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee heard testimony for and against HB 481 during a public hearing. House Bill 356 seeks to permit the use, possession, cultivation, and retail sale of cannabis for adults 21 and over.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/25/20

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This week, officials with the Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board issued their first-ever permits to retailers who wish to allow customers to consume cannabis on the premises. Legislation is pending, House Bill 1663, to allow for the use, possession, and retail sale of marijuana by adults. Update : HB 1663 is scheduled for a public hearing and executive session in the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on 2/5/20 beginning at 10am.

Congress looks into allowing banking for marijuana businesses

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“Hopefully, the hearing will allow us to ascertain what steps we can take to encourage economic growth and public safety in that space.” “We serve the whole chain from retailers to growers to laboratories, processors.

Clark County council votes to lift marijuana ban

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The ordinance approved Tuesday night paves the way for cannabis processors, producers and retailers to begin operating in unincorporated parts of the county. The ordinance also specifies the respective zoning requirements for cannabis producers, processors and retailers.

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