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Cannabis Legalization Bill | 8 Things You Need to Know About CAOA

After years of anticipation, Senate Democrats finally introduced the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA). Key sponsors are Schumer (NY), Wydon (OR) and Booker (NJ). The quick summary is that the bill eliminates cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and will create many business opportunities if it is passed. Here’s a list of 8 …

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What Happened in Illinois Part II

Last month we talked about what happened with Illinois dispensaries and the difficulties that were encountered when applying special scoring rules for both social equity applicants (SEAs) and veterans. Since the original intent in Illinois was to award the initial 75 licenses to the highest scoring applications, every point was important and those that could …

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What Happened in Illinois Part I

In May 2019 the Illinois state legislature passed a comprehensive adult use cannabis law called the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (CRTA). Illinois had already been the first state to pass comprehensive medical cannabis legalization by legislation as opposed to a ballot referendum. The Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Program Act, as the original legislation …

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FDA 2: Only Knowledge and Facts Will Sway U.S. Food Safety Agency on CBD

With medical cannabis laws now in 33 of the 50 states, and recreational cannabis legal in 15 states, CBD must now be legal in the USA. Right? Wrong. While it’s true the 2018 Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp, and that marijuana legislation continues to spread across U.S. states, government agencies are still grappling with rules …

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Cannabis and the 2020 Election

There is a lot to consider in the 2020 elections and in some states, cannabis is one of them.  Five states will entertain ballot initiatives that if successful would authorize the use, possession, cultivation and sale of medical and/or recreational cannabis. Ballot initiatives have been the most common way that cannabis has been legalized among …

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