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A Tale of Two Crises (Down and Out on the Downtown Eastside)

CANNABIS CULTURE – How the Cannabis Substitution Project adapts to serve Canada’s most notorious neighbourhood during COVID-19. The following is a front-line report from CSP Director & Cannabis Culture advocate Neil Magnuson: These are extraordinary circumstances for sure, with the measures being taken to address the spread of the latest version of the Corona virus, …

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Oregon Cannabis and Coronavirus: The New Rules

On March 23, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed Executive Order No. 20-12 (the “Order”), which mandates that Oregonians stay home and observe social distancing and community mitigation measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Order, in part, expressly prohibits the operation of certain non-essential businesses, such as amusement parks, barber shops and gyms. The …

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Majority Of Americans Agree: Pot Shops Are Essential

A new poll shows that a majority of Americans believe that cannabis dispensaries should be considered essential services that are allowed to remain open during lockdowns ordered to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The online poll, conducted by YouGov on March 25, found that 53% of U.S. adults believe that cannabis dispensaries should …

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New Software Ensures Cannabis Advertising Complies With Regulations

Cannabis technology platform Fyllo announced on Monday that it is launching a new software tool that helps companies ensure that advertising and other creative content is compliant with applicable regulations. The new tool, known as Compass, allows brands in the cannabis industry to quickly verify compliance using Fyllo’s proprietary Compliance Recognition Technology. With Compass, brands …

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The Best Weed Reads To Build Your Cannabis Library

As we mentally prepare for a full month of COVID-19 quarantine ahead, cannabis and books are two go-to saviors (best enjoyed together) from social media screen time and the barrage of bad news. Whether you’re an industry insider reeling from conference cancellations, an entrepreneur looking to get into the business, or just want to learn …

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People Are Still Using Cannabis During the Pandemic. How Are They Getting It?

“We’re considered an ‘essential service,’” one dealer told BuzzFeed News. “Which is a mixed blessing because I have to pay for my divorce and rent but I’m immunocompromised.” What better way to deal with a global, economy-shattering, life-altering, seemingly endless pandemic than tucking in at home (as the government has asked you to do for …

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U.S. Charges Venezuelan President With Cocaine Trafficking

The U.S. Justice Department charged Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and several other government officials of drug trafficking last week, accusing them of conspiring with Colombian insurgents to smuggle tons of cocaine to the United States. The charges were announced by U.S. Attorney General William Barr at a video press conference in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. …

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Illinois House Rep Asks For Urgent Passing of Cannabis Home Delivery Legalization

The COVID-19 pandemic could accelerate the legalization of marijuana deliveries in Illinois. Sonya Harper, a Democratic state House representative from Chicago, had already introduced a bill last month that would open the door for both medical and recreational cannabis customers to receive their products via delivery.   Harper’s legislation would remove language from the existing state …

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Join Us Online For The Cannabis Cup Oklahoma: People’s Choice Edition

The Cannabis Cup, High Times’ signature competition, has gone virtual. And now, it’s coming to Oklahoma.  In what will be the first ever competition open to the public in the Sooner State, the “High Times Cannabis Cup Oklahoma: People’s Choice Edition” will look to award the best marijuana products from Tulsa to Lawton, Oklahoma City …

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Cannabis, Coronavirus and Federal Disaster Assistance

Coronavirus has been great for cannabis sales. In most states with approved cannabis programs, both medical and adult use marijuana sales have been designated “essential services” by state and local governments. With this support, the supply chain has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic better than many industries. Still, the pandemic continues unabated and cannabis businesses are …

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