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Hemp CBD Across State Lines: Rhode Island

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulatory authority over hemp …

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Cannabis Sales Explode as Californians Become Homebound

As Americans stock up on toilet paper and food to adjust to new restrictions on everyday life amid the coronavirus pandemic, they’ve identified weed as another essential good — particularly in California. Cannabis dispensaries and delivery services across California and other states have reported a huge boost in sales over the past week as governors …

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Cannabis Stores Warn of Delivery Delays, No Same-Day Shipping and Store Closure

Provincial cannabis distributors across the country are making changes to protect consumers and employees and help deal with a spike in demand amid COVID-19. The Ontario Cannabis Store says it has suspended same-day and next-day deliveries because of a “higher-than-normal” volume of orders. The OCS, the Quebec pot distributor Societe quebecoise du cannabis and B.C. …

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FDA Report Indicates Change is Coming for CBD (But Don’t Hold Your Breath)

On March 5, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a report to Congress on how the agency intends to regulate hemp-derived CBD (Hemp CBD). The report was accompanied by a press release from the FDA. The report states that the FDA will continue to work on a regulatory framework for Hemp CBD but …

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High Times Cannabis Cups Go Virtual In Wake Of Coronavirus Pandemic

High Times, the most well-known brand in cannabis, announced on Friday that one of its signature Cannabis Cup competitions will feature an online format with a digital awards show streamed live around the world. The change will allow High Times to continue its ongoing search for the world’s best cannabis brands while in-person gatherings are …

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Boulder Store to Become First in Colorado to Deliver Medical Marijuana

A year after the Colorado legislature opened the door for medical marijuana dispensaries to conduct home deliveries, a Boulder shop is set to become the first in the state to offer the service. The Dandelion medical shop obtained the first license in the state to carry out home deliveries, according to the Denver Post. A …

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High Country: ‘Cannabis is Food. Food is Medicine.’

Kitchen Toke founder Joline Rivera shares her mantra, plus a pantry-ready recipe for quarantine. Well, here we are… As I write this on Monday, March 16, no one knows what will unfold next in the three days before this issue of the Aspen Times Weekly hits newsstands. One thing I do know for sure, though? …

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Don’t Pass That Dutch: How Potheads Are Rethinking Marijuana Etiquette Amid Coronavirus

Since time immemorial, pot smoking has been a communal activity. Sitting on the grass, Bogarting a joint, being an herb hog — those behaviors were all frowned upon. But today, when picking up germs from the tip of a joint or vape pen can leave you infected with the coronavirus, health-conscious potheads find themselves rethinking …

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BREAKING: Is Cannabis an “Essential” Service under California’s COVID-19 “Stay At Home” Order?

At 5:30 p.m. yesterday, California Governor Gavin Newsom took a giant step forward in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by enacting a “Stay At Home” order (the “Order”) across the state, mandating that California state residents remain in their homes, except to fulfill “essential” needs. The Order is in place seemingly indefinitely as Newsom would …

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