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Virginia and New Mexico Legalize Adult-use Cannabis with Homegrow

Virginia and New Mexico have both legalized adult-use cannabis and included homegrow provisions while New Jersey did not. Governor Ralph Northam (D) signed legislation legalizing adult-use cannabis possession and establishing an enactment date for commercial production and retail sales. “Today, together, we celebrate an extraordinary victory for cannabis justice in the Commonwealth.” Virginia NORML Executive […]

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New York Cannabis Legalization Supported by Governor Cuomo in 2021

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he supports the legalization of New York cannabis in their 2021 legislative session. Cuomo’s budget proposal includes the creation of an Office of Cannabis Management which would manage their cannabis market to create “robust social and economic equity benefits to ensure New York’s law will create an egalitarian adult-use market […]

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Cannabis Victories Occur in all Seven Referendums Across the Country

There were many cannabis victories on Election Night. Seven cannabis referendums passed in New Jersey, Arizona, South Dakota, Mississippi, and Montana. South Dakota and Montana both had two cannabis referendums on the ballot for separate issues. Cannabis Referendums Win Adult-use initiatives passed in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota, with the latter approving a […]

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CWCBExpo Launches Business Education Program

CWCBEducation, a new business initiative from CWCBExpo (Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo), will help hemp, CBD, and cannabis entrepreneurs prepare to enter markets or expand their businesses. “The industry is overdue for a comprehensive and credible education program that provides a multi-layered approach to learning. Culminating with pitches to potential investors and customers,” said […]

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National Cannabis Advocate & Industry Leader Evan Nison

Evan Nison is a New Jersey-based cannabis industry leader of NORML and cannabis advocate known within the industry and legalization movement nationwide. He is the youngest board member of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws (NORML) and sits on the NJ CAN 2020 steering committee which seeks to legalize cannabis via the ballot referendum […]

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AG Jeff Sessions’ Rescission Of Cole Memo Backfires

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s canceling the Cole Memo, allowing the state legal cannabis markets to function, has backfired greatly. Many are unhappy with it. Sessions basically declared war on the cannabis industry when he rescinded an Obama-era directive known as the Cole Memo. In essence, the memo declared that federal prosecutions for cannabis […]

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