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West Virginia’s Hemp Industry Growing Fast, With 2020 Season Expected to Surpass 1,000-Acre Mark


All told, 132 farmers grew 641 acres of industrial hemp in West Virginia this year.

In Wisconsin, Farmers Blame 'Hot' Crops on Delays in State Testing


The debate in Wisconsin turns toward the 0.3-percent THC threshold—and whether it should be changed.

Sacramento’s Cannabis Industry Ensnared in Expanding Campaign Finance Investigation


A stakeholder in a Sacramento dispensary was indicted on campaign finance violations. What does that mean?

MedMen-PharmaCann Acquisition Falls Apart, New Report Says Vaping-Related Illnesses Similar to Chemical Burns: Week in Review


MedMen and PharmaCann have terminated a $682-million acquisition deal that would have allowed MedMen to purchase PharmaCann in an all-stock transaction.

National Association of Cannabis Businesses Adopts National Security Standards


The standards are the first to address diversion of cash and product by employees, visitors and customers.

FSD Pharma Appoints Former Member of U.S. Congress to its Board of Directors, Announces Share Consolidation


The company has appointed former U.S. Congressman Stephen Buyer to the company’s Board of Directors.

OHA, OLCC File Rules in Oregon Banning Flavored Vaping Sales, Including Online


Rules put into effect the governor's executive order aimed at reducing youth use.

CBD for Arthritic Dogs: University 'Clinical' Trial


University of Pennsylvania set to partner with Denver-based Dixie Brands, Inc. in first-ever double-blind placebo CBD trial for dogs suffering from osteoarthritis.

Harborside Inc. Acquires Full Ownership of San Leandro Wellness Solutions


The buy-out of JV partner Dark Heart Nursery allows Harborside to consolidate 100 percent of this strategic asset.

Quebec Files Appeal After Court Strikes Down Home Grow Ban


The government is moving forward with a legal challenge after a judge ruled that the province cannot ban its citizens from growing their own adult-use cannabis at home.

Texas Stops Medical Cannabis Dispensary Licensing Process


The Department of Public Safety has abruptly suspended the process just over a week after it began accepting new applications.

A New Theory Emerges: Is the Vaping-Related Lung Illness Culprit Actually Cadmium?


Co-owners of Colorado Green Lab put forth a hardware hypothesis based on the Mayo Clinic’s recent research.

California Governor Signs Law Allowing Medical Cannabis on School Campuses


Legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom allows schools to decide whether parents can administer medical cannabis to their children on school property.

ACLU Sues Pennsylvania County Over Medical Cannabis Policy


The organization’s Pennsylvania chapter has filed a lawsuit against Lebanon County over a rule that bars people on probation from using medical marijuana.

Report: Marijuana Legalization Not Associated with Adverse ‘Spillover’ Effects in Neighboring States


Adult-use marijuana legalization is not associated with any significant increase in cannabis-related activity in neighboring states and counties, according to a federally funded report published by the nonprofit Justice Research and Statistics Association.

Cannara Biotech Secures $6 Million Mortgage Financing Facility with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce


These funds will reduce the existing vendor take-back mortgage, thereby significantly reducing debt service costs.

California Bureau of Cannabis Control Announces Local Equity Grant Funding Recipients


The Bureau awarded a total of $10 million in equity grant funding to 10 local jurisdictions.

Cannafornia Announces New Division For CBD Products


The company's portfolio of CBD topicals, tinctures, capsules and edibles targets sports performance.

Aurora Cannabis and CTT Pharmaceutical Announce Launch of Sublingual Cannabis Wafers


Dissolve Strips are now available to Aurora's Canadian medical patients.

MCTC Files Third Cannabinoid Delivery Patent for 4D Printed Cannabinoid and Active Ingredient Delivery System


The recent provisional patent filing is for a 4D, shape changing cannabinoid and active ingredient delivery system for beverages and some foods.

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