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Washington State Officials Temporarily Lift Ban on Kids at Pot Processing Plants

Children are no longer barred from marijuana processing plants in Washington, as the state adjusts its laws in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board said Thursday that it will temporarily relax enforcement of a provision in a statute that bars minors from the premises of such facilities. Under the revised …

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Cannabis Stores in Ontario No Longer Deemed Essential, Will Close This Weekend

Cannabis stores across Ontario will have to close as of Saturday night after the provincial government removed them from their list of essential businesses. Many non-essential businesses in the province have been closed under government order since March 24, but cannabis and liquor stores have remained open. At the time the initial list of what …

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Senators Call For Economic Assistance For Cannabis Firms Amid Outbreak

A group of 11 Democratic lawmakers is calling for cannabis businesses to be allowed to receive economic assistance from the Small Business Administration in the midst of the continuing coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent to the chairman and vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and other leadership on March 26, the senators called …

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800 Fired From Pot Jobs in Malls, and Other Cannabis Stories You May Have Missed

The spread of COVID-19 has seen typically stable sectors of the economy rival the chaos of the nascent cannabis industry. True to their reputation, these past few weeks have not been smooth sailing for pot companies. Here’s a look at some of the cannabis-related stumbles you may have missed: Green Growth Brands lays off about …

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Reassessing the Essential: Cannabis in the Time of a Pandemic

We are in the middle of an unprecedented global event.  The key words to highlight are, “we” and “global”.  This is one of the rare moments in human history where together we are fighting the same problem, therefore we are all on the same global team.  Some of us are battling on the front lines, …

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Study: Gas Station CBD Products Deliver Only 40% of Labeled Potency

High Times Exclusive New research shows that the amount of cannabidiol found in CBD products can vary dramatically by purchase location, with items from gas stations faring worse and delivering only 40% of the labeled potency. Results of the study performed by the CBD Awareness Project were published recently on the online information resource’s website. …

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The FDA Crackdown on Coronavirus Medical Claims: CBD Companies, Take Note!

Unfortunately, in times of crisis and hardship there will always be companies attempting to take advantage of people, playing off of fear and desperation. Earlier this month, the FDA sent out a round of warning letters to companies that were selling fraudulent COVID-19 products. We’ve written extensively about what CBD companies should not do if …

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Why Legal Pot Was Taking a Hit in Canada, Weeks Before COVID-19 Sent Markets Plunging

The gains cannabis companies were banking on in the lead-up to legalization of recreational sales in October 2018 have not materialized. So, what went sideways? In February, weeks before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic and the stock market was sent into a tailspin, a handful of Canada’s largest cannabis companies were already in layoff mode. …

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