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    New York’s New Cannabis Laws Look a Lot Like Colorado’s

    Hundreds of retail shops will be spread across New York under plan. The marijuana industry in New York will be similar to Colorado’s, where nine years after it was legalized there are nearly 1,000 retail stores and small medical marijuana dispensaries spread across that state. For many people who suffer from conditions such as insomnia, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or…

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    Olivia Newton-John Puts Her Wellness Retreat On The Market

    The ‘Have You Never Been Mellow’ Singer Is Offloading Her Famed Byron Bay Wellness Retreat, Describing Her Decision To Sell The Award-Winning Resort ‘Bittersweet.’ Months after her Gaia venue swept the World Luxury Hotel Awards, the “Xanadu” singer announced in a statement that she’s ready to “pass the baton” to new owners. “Having won so many humbling and outstanding awards,…

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    Jay-Z Shares Statement Following Legalization Of Cannabis In New York

    The rapper, who has his own marijuana brand, called the news “incredibly exciting”. Jay-Z has shared a statement following the news that New York has become the latest US state to legalise the recreational use of cannabis. Last week (March 31), it was announced that New Yorkers over the age of 21 can now possess and use up to three…

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    Cannabis Regulatory Update: Hawaii, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Carolina

    Hawaii House Approves Proposal For Cannabis Exemption From DEA Hawaii lawmakers approved Wednesday a proposal that seeks an exemption from Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations, asking that the state is allowed to manage its medical cannabis program without federal involvement, reported Marijuana Moment. Independently, the state Senate voted for two resolutions that ask state officials to research the therapeutic advantages…

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    A Snapshot Of Colorado’s Cannabis Market For Investors, Entrepreneurs

    Colorado was first-to-market in the cannabis space, and the stability in the market could mean fewer opportunities for significant returns. But there’s no denying Colorado cannabis is booming. The state saw a 26% increase in 2020 sales for a total of $2.2 billion, according to BDSA data. BDSA forecasts Colorado sales will reach $2.7 billion by 2026. – Read the…

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    Cannabis Growing Operation First to Unionize in Canada with UFCW 1518

    UFCW 1518 crossed a new milestone today as workers at Potanicals Green Growers joined the union and ratified their first collective agreement. Following a unanimous vote to ratify the new contract, Potanicals has become the first cannabis growing operation and extraction facility to unionize in Canada. Workers at the medical cannabis growing and processing facility reached out to the union…

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    I Got High For Science: Inside A Human Trial With Cannabis Processor Nextleaf

    When Canada legalized marijuana, the Cannabis Act made it clear: in order for a company to test their products on humans at the development stage—that is, have subjects sample them before releasing them to consumers—it must be granted an additional class of license. Only with a research license, a document that requires a separate (and rather onerous) application can a…

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    How Cannabis Brands Are Taking Consumer Sensory Experiences to the Next Level

    As more consumers become familiar with cannabis as a lifestyle product, companies are taking a sensory-based approach to brand experiences. Cannabis consumption has risen dramatically over the past year, and a noticeable number of companies are adopting a more intentional approach to building brand connections. In the early days of the industry, product marketing primarily consisted of strain-based branding that…

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    Can Cannabis Be Kosher? | Cannabis Culture

    If you look closely at a package of Wana Brands fast-acting cannabis gummies, you’re likely to notice that the product is certified as kosher. In fact, all of Wana’s products that are manufactured in Colorado have been certified by Whole Kosher Services, a company based in Houston. It is commonly understood that kosher refers to food products that are permissible…

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    New York Officials Reach Agreement To Legalize Marijuana

    The reform measures will be included in the laws to be proposed as part of the state budget on April 1. New York State officials have reached a deal to legalize marijuana, legislative sources told The New York Post on Wednesday — just hours after Gov. Andrew Cuomo called it “essential” to the state’s social and economic well-being. The reform…

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