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Washington Ban: Vitamin E Acetate

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) has released a bulletin announcing a ban on the production and sale of vape products that contain vitamin E acetate, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has linked to the national outbreak of vape-related lung injuries.  The CDC reported 2,172 injuries and 42 deaths…

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Cali Hemp Revamp

Cali Hemp Revamp

On October 12, 2019, Governor Newsom signed SB-153, a bill aimed at making significant changes to California’s hemp cultivation law – it’s a Cali Hemp Revamp.  The bill is a major change for California hemp laws for the following reasons: The bill adds a new definition of “industrial hemp”.  There are now separate (and slightly different)…

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MA: Responsible Vendor Training Program

MA: Responsible Vendor Training Program

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission approved Cannabis Trainers as one of the state’s first responsible vendor training program providers. The training program, Sell-SMaRT is the world’s first state-approved cannabis vendor training. Regulations in Massachusetts require all licensed growers, managers and employees that handle cannabis to take a responsible vendor training class through a certified provider by January…

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Coca Cola is Considering CBD

Coca Cola is Considering CBD

Without a doubt, Coca-Cola is one of the most popular and beloved brands in the world today. They are the most successful and largest beverage company in in the world, and the decisions that they make can help to sway and guide entire industries. This is why it is so monumental that the Coca Cola…

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Recreational in PA

Recreational in PA

Democratic state Sens. Daylin Leach and Sharif Street have introduced legislation to legalize recreational in PA for users over the age of 21. Amongst other things the Bill would allow Adults 21 and older to possess, cultivate and purchase cannabis from licensed retailers. contains social justice provisions aimed at promoting equity in the industry, including…

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CA: Equity Programs get a Boost

CA: Equity Programs get a Boost

CA: Equity Programs get a Boost: Last week was a big one in terms of California’s social equity programs, with the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) announcing its award of equity grant funding to a number of local jurisdictions “to be used for commercial cannabis equity programs that focus on inclusion and support of persons…

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DOJ Report: The Effect on Crime

DOJ Report: The Effect on Crime

The Effect on Crime: Previous studies based on relatively weak analytical designs lacking contextualization and appropriate comparisons have reported that the legalization of marijuana has either increased or decreased crime. Recognizing the importance for public policy making of more robust research designs in this area during a period of continuing reform of state marijuana laws,…

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Regulatory Tsunami in Canada

Regulatory Tsunami in Canada

There’s a Regulatory Tsunami in Canada.  Health Canada finally published a guidance document on the official interpretation of Part 5 of the Cannabis Regulations concerning “Good Production Practices” that comes into force on October 17, 2019. For those watching with the experience of the food industry, it is safe to say that few license holders…

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OLCC Approves Licensee Stipulated Surrender Rules

OLCC Approves Licensee Stipulated Surrender Rules

The Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) approved six marijuana violation stipulated settlement agreements.  The Commission also held a work session to review actions it could take to strengthen fines and penalties for recreational marijuana licensees and individuals who have a Marijuana Worker Permit. During its review of the stipulated settlements Commissioners aired…

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KIGHT LAW ATTORNEYS SPEAK AT LEGAL CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK

KIGHT LAW ATTORNEYS SPEAK AT LEGAL CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) has released a bulletin announcing a ban on the production and sale of vape products that contain vitamin E acetate, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has linked to the national outbreak of vape-related lung injuries.  The CDC reported 2,172 injuries and 42 deaths…

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