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Texas Suddenly Stops Issuing Permits For New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Medical cannabis entrepreneurs are looking for answers after the Texas Department of Public Safety unexpectedly shut down its application process for new dispensary permits on Wednesday. The window was originally intended to last through November 1. No reason was given for the abrupt termination of the application window, which had been announced as a month-long …

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Vapers May No Longer Pay Less For Life Insurance Than Smokers

A major U.S. insurance company is planning to increase life insurance premiums for its customers who vape. The move by Prudential will bring rates for customers who use e-cigarettes into alignment with those charged smokers, the company said in a statement on Thursday. “Prudential will reclassify users of e-cigarettes to treat them as smokers and …

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ACLU Sues Pennsylvania County To Allow Parolees, Probationers To Use Cannabis

The American Civil Liberties Union is taking on a Pennsylvania county over a new policy that bars people with state medical marijuana cards to use the drug if they were on probation.  In a lawsuit filed this month on behalf of several petitioners, the state chapter of the ACLU asserts that those rules issued by …

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Cannabis: A Remedy for the Soil?

Hemp offers untold benefits for the soil, production processes, renewable fuel and sustainable fashion. The internet has been awash in new health apps to improve sleep and wellness and an enormous amount of information on CBD oil, a product derived from cannabis, also commonly known as the source of marijuana. Of cannabis’ compounds called cannabinoids …

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Ex-NBA Player Jamal Mashburn to Advise Cannabis Company Revolution Global

Retired NBA star Jamal Mashburn joined the board of cannabis health and wellness company Revolution Global as an advisor, the company announced on Thursday. Mashburn, a former forward who played for teams that included the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks, became the latest in a series of former athletes promoting the booming legal pot industry. …

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Quebec is Appealing a Judge’s Ruling That Allows You to Grow Cannabis at Home

The Quebec government says it will appeal a decision invalidating parts of Quebec’s cannabis law that prohibited home cultivation. On Sept. 3, Quebec Superior Court Justice Manon Lavoie ruled Quebec’s legislation infringed upon the jurisdiction of the federal government, which has sole responsibility for legislating on criminal matters. The judge ruled unconstitutional the sections of …

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JV with Moosehead Breweries Readying Cannabis-Infused Beverages for Commercialization

Progress has been made in all areas, from testing the product to evaluating distributors. Sproutly Canada Inc. (SPR:CSE; SRUTF:OTCQB) provided in a news release an update on its development of cannabis-infused beverages through its joint venture with OCC Holdings, a Moosehead Breweries affiliate. Joint venture CEO Matthew Oland, a former Moosehead senior executive, said his …

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Victims Of Opioid Abuse To Help Decide How Much Purdue Pharma Should Pay

Victims of opioid addiction weren’t in the room when OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma persuaded half the state attorneys general to settle claims over the company’s role in the nationwide overdose epidemic. Now that Purdue is in federal bankruptcy court, four people whose lives were touched by addiction have important seats at the table — and …

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Judge Says Police Seizure Of 900 Pounds Of Marijuana Was Illegal

Months after two men were arrested for trying to transport large amounts of cannabis through Minnesota, a judge has set them free and dismissed the original charges. At issue in the case was whether or not the search of the vehicle that initially led cops to discover the weed was legal. And on Tuesday, the …

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School Districts Across The Country Are Filing A Lawsuit Against JUUL

As investigations into the cause of a nationwide vape-linked health crisis continue amid widening bans on vaping products, school districts across the country are setting their sights on JUUL Laboratories, the company that makes the massively popular JUUL e-cigarette device. School districts say JUUL is primarily responsible for the dramatic uptick in vaping among young …

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