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New Washington Law Protects Job Applicants Who Use Weed
Applicants for employment in Washington gained new protections on Monday as a new law barring discrimination based on a worker’s off-duty cannabis use went into effect throughout the state. The legislation, Senate Bill...
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South Carolina Bill Would Tax, Regulate Delta-8 THC
The delta-8 THC market is bigger than ever before, regulated like hemp, but South Carolina could change that if one proposal takes root. Rep. Rosalyn Henderson-Myers (D-Spartanburg) filed a bill under South Carolina’s upcoming...
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Senate Panel Approves Cannabis Research Bill
A U.S. Senate panel last week approved a bill that directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct research into cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The bipartisan...
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Cannabis and the Second Amendment: A Word of Warning
The ATF released clarification on May 30 to firearm owners after the passage of cannabis legalization in Minnesota, reminding them that until federal law changes, they no longer have a right to own or possess guns or ammunition,...
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California Governor Vetoes Cannabis Cafes Bill
California Governor Gavin Newsom last week vetoed a bill that would have allowed cannabis cafes to offer weed, food and beverages to patrons at licensed establishments reminiscent of the famed coffee shops in Amsterdam. The...
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New Hampshire Senate Votes Down Cannabis Legalization Bill
The New Hampshire state Senate on Thursday voted down a bill to legalize recreational marijuana, with senators on both sides of the aisle citing concerns for children’s safety. The measure, which was passed by the New Hampshire...
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Delaware Senate Approves Cannabis Legalization Bills
The first measure, House Bill 1, which would legalize cannabis for adults, passed the Senate with a vote of 16-4, while House Bill 2, legislation to set up a framework for regulated recreational marijuana sales, was approved...
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Legalization Bill Moving Along in Hawaii Legislature
A bill to make Hawaii the next state to legalize recreational cannabis cleared a legislative hurdle this week. The legislation “advanced out of two state Senate committees Thursday — and is now moving to the full senate,”...
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German Cabinet Approves Plan To Liberalize Pot Laws
Germany took a major step toward marijuana reform on Wednesday when the country’s cabinet approved a bill that will liberalize its cannabis laws. The approval comes a month after the country’s ministry of health released...
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Court in France Tosses Out Ban on Hemp Flower
Not only is CBD legal in France, but hemp flower as well, if the latest court ruling in the country stands. French outlet RFI reports that On 30 December 2021, the French government legalized the sale of hemp-derived products...
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GOP Senators Kill Veterans Cannabis Research Bill
Republicans in the U.S. Senate voted this week to block a bill that would have directed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct research into cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder...
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Legalization Bill Advanced in New Hampshire House
Lawmakers in the New Hampshire House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to move forward with legislation that would legalize recreational cannabis in the Granite State. Members of the House voted 234-127 to advance the...
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