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Rulings Move Cannabis (Prop 207), Justice Reform Measures Closer To Ballot

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County judges on Friday rejected challenges to two proposed voter initiatives, one implementing criminal sentencing reform and the other legalizing recreational marijuana. If the rulings are upheld after expected appeals to the state Supreme Court and if enough qualifying signatures are certified by the Secretary of State in the coming weeks, …

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Arizona Representative Dr. Friese Gets Rare Hearing on Legalization in Arizona

Today, in a surprise hearing, at the Arizona Capitol, House bill 2657 (Hb2657), marijuana; adult use; sales; legalization, a bill written and introduced by Dr. Friese, Democrat member of the Arizona legislature from southern Arizona, was discussed and debated at the House Regulatory Affairs Committee. This was the first time in history that a legalization …

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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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MPP’s State-by-State Guide to Marijuana Legislation in 2019

ORIGINAL REPORTING By Steve Bloom  for FreedomLeaf (JULY 22 2019) The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) has issued its Progress Report of Legislative Updates for 2019. The best news of the year so far is legalization passing in Illinois and decriminalization in Hawaii, New Mexico and North Dakota. Here’s the MPP’s state-by-state breakdown, in alphabetical order. Alabama to …

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Nabis Holdings Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Vertically Integrated Assets in Arizona

ORIGINAL REPORTING By Melissa Schiller for Cannabis Dispensary Mag TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PRESS RELEASE — Nabis Holdings Inc., a Canadian investment company with specialty investments in assets across multiple divisions of the cannabis sector, has announced that it has entered into a Definitive Agreement for the acquisition of 100 percent of the …

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Passing the Test, Part 2: Basic Primer on Testing and Its Many Incomprehensible Terms

passing the test part 1

BY MIKEL WEISSER 61 Tons, one gram at a time When you or I “sample” or “test” cannabis, it usually involves twisting one up and burning it down. That process is called “organoleptic testing,” meaning tested based on tasting. (And that’s just one testing-related word you didn’t know you didn’t know.) Aside from the weed, …

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Testing Bill Wins Again

BY ACM STAFF Friday morning March 29, on the last possible day it could be heard in committee, Sen. David Gowan’s SB1494 decidedly passed out of the House Health and Human Services Committee, 8-0. A string of expert witnesses provided testimony on the importance of creating state-mandated testing for medical marijuana products sold in the …

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