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Amsterdam Looks to Bar Foreign Visitors From Buying Cannabis

Mayor cites survey of tourists in Singel area as she looks to clean up overcrowded red-light district. The mayor of Amsterdam has sought to win political backing for her cleanup of the overcrowded red-light district by revealing that a third of foreign tourists and nearly half of Britons would be less likely to visit the …

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LA County Prosecutors Teams Up With Tech Group to Clear 66,000 Cannabis Convictions

The lead prosecutor for Los Angeles County announced on Thursday that her office had teamed with a nonprofit tech group to clear 66,000 past marijuana convictions, some going back as long as six decades. Earlier this week, District Attorney Jackie Lacey filed a motion to erase 66,000 felony convictions going back to 1961 and another …

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Does Cannabis Have a Shot at Being Federally Legalized?

At this moment, 11 American states and Washington, D.C. now have adult-use cannabis legislation law on its books. When it comes to medical, 33 states have passed regulations. Additionally, 24 states and the country’s capital decriminalized marijuana in some form or another.  With over half of the United States passing cannabis legislation, some wonder if …

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With Edibles Now In Stores, Disconnect Between Government and Cannabis Users is Glaring

CANNABIS CULTURE – Legalization is still fresh, and regardless, expecting government to have a solid plan out of the gate is foolish. Still, that doesn’t make things any less disappointing for cannabis users. When Canada made cannabis legal for recreational use in 2018, many users saw this as an opportunity for the existing marijuana community …

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Anatomy of a Cannabis Insurance Policy: Exclusions

Previously I wrote about insurance generally (see here) and products liability insurance specifically (see here). Today I want to look at some policy exclusions to point out potentially problematic terms that you may notice when reviewing your insurance contract during your annual insurance audit. First, I need to mention some truths that I believe are …

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15 Months After Legalization, 2.8 Million Ontarians Live in Places Where Cannabis Retail is Illegal

About a fifth of Ontario’s population — 2.8 million people — live in places where selling cannabis is illegal. For over a year, almost no Ontario community had cannabis retail whether it wanted any or not and stores opened slowly compared to most other provinces. But as Ontario seeks to quickly expand its cannabis store …

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South Dakota House Advances Proposal to Legalize Industrial Hemp

What a difference a year makes. In 2019, South Dakota lawmakers passed a bill to legalize industrial hemp, only to see the measure vetoed by the state’s Republican governor. Now, with the governor reversing course, a new hemp bill looks poised to become law.  On Tuesday, members of the South Dakota House of Representatives passed …

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Illinois Officials to Allow Medical Marijuana Businesses to Extend Hours

State regulators in Illinois announced last week that medical marijuana dispensaries would be permitted to extend their business hours, following complaints that patients are at a disadvantage since legal recreational cannabis sales began this year. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) also issued guidance on prioritizing the needs of medical marijuana patients …

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