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Spanish Cannabis Approved for Import to Germany | Cannabis Industry Journal

The doors are opening to the German cannabis market across Europe, starting with Spain. The future is here. It is official. BfArM, the German version of the Food and Drug Administration and the federal agency with oversight of the national cannabis program, has approved Spanish medical cannabis imports into the country. Indeed, three German companies […]

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Covid-19 Is Helping Make 2020 A Record Year For Cannabis Sales

An industry white paper last week shows that the cannabis industry’s 2020 growth is currently outpacing that of 2019, suggesting that COVID-19 is helping the marijuana industry, not hurting it. +++++++++++++++++++++ While the COVID-19 pandemic has damaged a wide range of industries around the world, it looks like cannabis might not be one of them. […]

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Disabled Iraq veteran faces five years in Alabama prison for legally prescribed medical marijuana

Sean Worsley, who helped clear roadside bombs during the Iraq War, is facing five years in one of America’s most violent prison systems for legally prescribed medical marijuana By all accounts, Sean Worsley is a war hero. He earned a Purple Heart, along with a laundry list of additional military accolades, for clearing roadside bombs […]

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U.S. House Approves Amendment to Protect State-Legal Cannabis Businesses from Federal Intervention – Cannabis Business Times

he amendment bars the Department of Justice from using taxpayer funds to enforce federal anti-cannabis laws in U.S. states that have legalized medical and/or adult-use cannabis. July 30, 2020 By  Melissa Schiller The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment July 30 that protects state-legal cannabis businesses from federal intervention. The amendment, included in a […]

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Coronavirus: Pelosi defends cannabis banking provision in COVID-19 bill

WASHINGTON – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi defended a provision in the $3 trillion Democratic stimulus bill that would allow legal cannabis businesses to access banking services Friday, while attacking “misrepresentation” in Republicans’ proposed package. Asked to respond to the accusation that the cannabis language is not “directly related” to the coronavirus response, the California Democrat said she does not […]

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House Passes Spending Bill with Cannabis Protections

    Nushin Rashidian@nushinrashidian Co-founder of Cannabis Wire. day, the US House of Representatives voted 217-197 to pass H.R. 7617, a package of six fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills, which contains a range of cannabis-related protections. A key protection, known as the Blumenauer-McClintock-Norton-Lee amendment, added to the FY 2021 Commerce-Justice-Science Funding Bill, would, for the duration […]

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Medical marijuana headed to Mississippi ballots in November

By Chet Landry | July 29, 2020  JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) – Among other big decisions coming up in November, medical marijuana will also be on the ballot in Mississippi. Initiative 65 proposes to amend the Mississippi constitution to allow qualified patients with medical conditions, certified by licensed physicians, to use medical marijuana. Edward Langton is on the board […]