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    Mexico Will Legalize The World’s Largest Legal Cannabis Market

    The United States will soon be sandwiched between two nations with federally legalized marijuana. Just days before the Thanksgiving holiday, Mexico moved forward with legislation legalizing the cannabis plant for a variety of uses. This comes on the heels of Canada’s historic legalization several years ago, which has created a viable international marketplace, channeling funds through the Canadian markets and…

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    America Must Protect Its Craft Hemp And Cannabis Growers. Here’s Why.

    As legalization sweeps the nation, craft, small-batch growers in both the cannabis and hemp industries are at risk. The price to play is steep. It costs an estimated $5 million to $10 million for a craft grower to enter the market, the Illinois Craft Cannabis Association founder Paul Magelli says. Which is why his association has filed a lawsuit hoping…

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    Meet Lovepot, The Home Delivery Florist For People Who Love Pot

    Send your beloved flowers they can smoke. Combine one part real flowers, one part hemp flower, a splash of fashion industry savvy, a global pandemic, and a sincere love of weed. What do you get? Lovepot, a new flower company delivering smokable hemp and real flower bouquets nationwide, with flair. When California legalized cannabis in 2016, Lovepot founder Cevon Lee…

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    Recreational Cannabis in Colombia – Coming Soon?

    In the last few years, Colombia has been shaping up its legal cannabis policies, legalizing medical cannabis and quickly joining the global medical cannabis market. Now, new legislation climbing its way through Colombian Congress, means that recreational cannabis in Colombia is one step closer to becoming a reality. The world of legal cannabis is a fast-moving and fascinating place. Sign…

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    Maine Records $1.4 Million In Legal Recreational Cannabis Sales In First Month

    Average sale during an inaugural month limited by supply shortages and in-store purchase limits was about $66, state records show. In its first month, Maine’s new adult-use cannabis market reported $1.4 million in legal sales, according to state records. Those records show 21,194 sales made at six recreational marijuana stores licensed to do business in Auburn, Bangor, Northport, South Portland…

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    Lebanon Legalized Medical Cannabis, 1st in Arab World

    It’s always interesting when a new location breaks stride and changes laws. We saw it with Thailand in Asia, with Uruguay in South America, and with Lesotho in Africa. With ranging reasons as to why to open these industries, the Arab world has now put forth its own example. As of the spring, Lebanon legalized medical cannabis. Stay up-to-date in…

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    Germany Rejected Its Recreational Cannabis Bill

    The people of New Zealand just voted down a measure to legalize cannabis through a referendum. New Jersey just legalized it recreationally also through its own referendum. Germany didn’t put the question to its people, but last month the government of Germany rejected its recreational cannabis bill. The world of legal cannabis is constantly changing! Sign up to our newsletter…

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    EU Beat France, CBD Legal Throughout EU

    In a high court ruling with far-reaching implications about EU governance vs member state law, the EU beat France making CBD legal throughout the EU, and setting a precedent for tons of cases in the future. Stay up-to-date in the fast-paced world of legal cannabis. Sign up to our newsletter today so you always know what’s going on. What was…

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    Marijuana Mom Petitions NJ Gov For Rec License, Fears Small Businesses Will Be Overlooked

    Cannabis legalization in New Jersey doesn’t necessarily alleviate the industry of its troubles. Recently, Garden State residents voted in favor of marijuana legalization. Cannabis entrepreneurs like Debi Madaio are now faced with a new hurdle: attaining a recreational license. The registered nurse and owner of NJWeedman’s Joint — a cannabis-themed eatery — launched a campaign after Election Day via Change.org.…

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    Former Blackberry Executive Pivots To Weed, Set To Open Cannabis Store In Kitchener, Ont.

    “The irony is that cannabis has been demonized, while the excessive consumption of alcohol, a literal poison, is celebrated. This is why we believe strongly in the normalization and de-stigmatization of cannabis.” Owen Allerton, a former director with Blackberry, says that while alcohol is commonplace in corporate environments despite its harms, cannabis still carries a stigma. “A startup with beer…

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