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Coronavirus Will Not Slow Down Legalization in Arizona

MJBIZ Daily reports: Coronavirus outbreak could delay marijuana legalization along the East Coast Coronavirus already has caused a number of state legislatures to temporarily shut down, including ones on the East Coast that were weighing recreational marijuana legalization measures. Additionally, several cannabis ballot initiatives across the country, including a recreational initiative in Ohio, could suffer, …

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Revised Legalization Initiative Highlights

New Language Features More Licenses, Beefed up Expungement Provisions BY MIKEL WEISSER Tuesday Sept 24th, the Smart and Safe Arizona legalization campaign announced it had completed its 30-day public review process and refiled their cannabis legalization initiative with the Secretary of State’s office. The revised version includes several minor but noteworthy changes. Since being filed …

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A vaping crisis? 

A GUEST COLUMN BY TORY ROBERG, FORTITUDE AZ, LOBBYIST FOR MITA AZ On Wednesday, President Trump announced his plans to ban FDA-regulated nicotine flavored vapor liquids.  This will affect  10 million nicotine vapor users, 10,000 small business owners, and do absolutely nothing to combat the illegal market THC vapor products currently making people sick. Banning …

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President Trump Supports State-Level Marijuana Legalization

ORIGINAL REPORTING By Matt Brooks The Trump administration will not stand in the way of states setting their own marijuana policies, according to the president’s most recent statement on the issue. President Trump was responding to a question from DC Examiner journalist Steven Nelson, who asked whether marijuana would be legalized at the federal level before …

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Testing Advisory Council Wants You!

“Senate Bill 1494 requires the Department to establish an advisory council to provide recommendations to the Department regarding medical marijuana testing. The Department is required to submit a report of the advisory council’s findings and recommendations by December 31, 2019.” When SB1494 passed, it passed not only a 2-year mmj cards but passed mandatory testing …

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ASU study suggests cannabis doesn’t change the brain structure of teens

Despite the proven benefits of medical marijuana and the low severity of its negative side effects, many studies have found connections between cannabis use in teens and changes in their brain matter. A new study adds another layer to the discussion, suggesting that this might not be entirely true. Published in the journal Drug and …

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Cannabis Group Weekly Alert – July 2019

This week: A Senate hearing on cannabis banking legislation; FDA sends Curaleaf a letter alleging that certain CBD products are unapproved and misbranded drugs in violation of the FD&C; While states continue to embrace industrial hemp. Federal The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs conducted a hearing entitled, “Challenges for Cannabis and Banking: Outside …

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National News Briefs

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BY DR LLOYD COVENS Industry Pioneer Harborside Goes Corporate As HBOR The 10-year struggle of Steve DeAngelo (and brother Andrew behind him) to fight asset forfeiture and bad federal tax policy has given way to the California/Oregon operator of 18 licenses (as the largest Calif retailer) joining about 165 other cannabis firms on the Canadian …

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