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Who Won At The First-Ever California State Fair Cannabis Awards And Competition?

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The CA State Fair Cannabis Awards today announced the inaugural award-winning cultivars and cultivators from throughout California. More than 300 entries were evaluated for this year’s competition. A total of 60 trophies and medals were awarded, consisting of gold and silver medals by division and category, as well as the coveted Golden Bear Award for the “Best of California” overall …

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Is Germany Planning On Legalizing Home Cannabis Cultivation?

BARCELONA, Spain , June 28, 2022  /PRNewswire/ — In a potentially game-changing development for the cannabis industry, the German government has confirmed its intention to legalize the sale of cannabis for recreational use within months coming. The policy, first revealed as part of a commitment made by Chancellor Olaf Scholz ‘s recently formed coalition government, is expected to open the door to Europe ‘s largest legalized …

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Did A Luxembourg Ministry Of Health Delegation Tour A Tilray Facility In Portugal?

LISBON, Portugal, June 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tilray Brands, Inc. (“Tilray” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: TLRY; TSX: TLRY), a leading global cannabis-lifestyle and consumer packaged goods company inspiring and empowering the worldwide community to live their very best life, welcomes the Luxembourg Ministry of Health Delegation to the Company’s European campus and facility located in Cantanhede, Portugal. Tilray’s EU-GMP-certified …

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Are Medical Cannabis Costs Reimbursed By Employers?

Washington, DC: Justices on the US Supreme Court have declined to weigh in on the issue of whether employees can be reimbursed for their medical marijuana-related costs through their workers’ compensation insurance plans. Litigants sought the Court’s intervention following divergent opinions from several state supreme courts. Empire State NORML and two other groups – the New York City Cannabis Industry Association and the Hudson Valley Cannabis Industry …

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Do Americans Support Uniform Quality Controls For Cannabis Products?

Washington, DC: More than eight in ten Americans believe that there should be uniform standards in place regulating the manufacturing of commercially available cannabis products, according to national polling data commissioned on behalf of the regulatory compliance group SIPCA and the Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards (FOCUS). Most respondents (72 percent) said that cannabis products should be grown and produced using “consistent product …

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Did Youth Cannabis Consumption Decline Between 2020 And 2021?

Denver, CO: The percentage of young people who acknowledge consuming cannabis and having ready access to it declined sharply between 2020 and 2021, according to statewide data provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDHPE). Researchers reported a 35 percent year-over-year decline in the percentage of teens who admitted having consumed cannabis products within the past 30 days. They also …

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Did TILT Holdings Partner With Last Prisoner Project?

PHOENIX, June 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TILT Holdings Inc. (“TILT” or the “Company”) (NEO: TILT) (OTCQX: TLLTF), a global provider of cannabis business solutions that include inhalation technologies, cultivation, manufacturing, processing, brand development and retail, today announced a partnership with Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating clemency, expungement and successful re-entries for individuals with cannabis convictions. As part of the agreement …

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Is Medical Cannabis Access Positively Correlated With Traffic Safety?

Philadelphia, PA: The enactment of medical cannabis access laws is associated with reductions in auto insurance premiums and improvements in overall traffic safety, according to data published in the journal Health Economics. A team of economists associated with Temple University in Philadelphia, the University of Arkansas, Little Rock and Eastern Kentucky University assessed the relationship between legalized medical cannabis access (via licensed dispensaries) and …

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What Is The Legal Status Of Hemp-Derived Delta-8 THC Products?

San Francisco, CA: A three judge panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected arguments that delta-8 THC products which are chemically synthesized from hemp-derived CBD fall beyond the scope of the 2018 Farm Bill. Plaintiffs in the case were asking the court to protect trademarks for their proprietary delta-8 THC products. Defendants in the case argued that the company’s trademarks …

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Was There A Cannabis Commercial Aired During The 2022 NBA Finals?

The New York State Office of Cannabis Management, which oversees New York State’s cannabis industry, aired a taxpayer-funded ad during game 1 of the NBA Finals that slams the historically racist enforcement of cannabis prohibition while highlighting equity-focused legalization. It’s part of a public awareness push leading up to the launch of the state’s adult-use industry. Below is an embedded …