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California is planning to use QR codes to identify illicit cannabis businesses and sales in the state. The California Bureau of Cannabis Control on Thursday proposed emergency regulations that would make it mandatory for licensed cannabis businesses in the state to post their unique Quick Response...

Canadian cannabis-infused product maker Olli Brands Inc. said it has joined hands with recreational cannabis brand Ace Valley in a private label partnership to create Ace Valley-branded, cannabis-infused gummies. The Ace Valley Gummies will be made with real fruit. It will be gluten-free as well...

Canadian cannabis company Aphria Inc. said it's subsidiary has received a European Union Good Manufacturing Practices or EU GMP certification that will allow the company to begin supplying medical cannabis to the European Union. Aphria said it's subsidiary ARA - Avanti Rx Analytics received the certification...

Australian medicinal cannabis company THC Global Group said it has received a license from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration or TGA to manufacture therapeutic goods at its Southport Facility. The company noted that the license, more commonly known as a GMP Licence, completes all the...

The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency or MRA has expanded a recall for medical marijuana products sold at 13 different dispensaries in the state. The regulatory agency said it has issued a health and safety advisory recall due to the sale of marijuana which failed safety compliance testing. Further...

Workers at cannabis company Cresco Labs' Joliet, Illinois facility have voted in favor of unionizing. Workers at the plant, which is a cannabis cultivation and production facility, voted 58-32 earlier this week to join Local 881 of the United Food and Commercial Workers or UFCW union. The UFCW already...

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has outlined four "guardrails" that must be put in place for her to sign a bill to legalize the state's hemp industry. According to the governor, any hemp legislation for the state must include reliable enforcement guidelines, responsible regulation, safe transportation...

The American Association of Insurance Services or AAIS said it has expanded its admitted Cannabis Businessowners Policy program, the insurance industry's first cannabis businessowner's policy, into Nevada. The Nevada Division of Insurance approved the insurance policy program on December 24, 2019,...

Shares of Namaste Technologies gained almost 9 percent on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada after the cannabis e-commerce company said that Choklat Inc. has received a processing license from cannabis regulator Health Canada to produce a line of chocolate bars, drink mixes and infused sugar. Namaste...

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced plans to simplify the state's cannabis regulatory and tax systems. The proposed changes were unveiled by Newsom in his 2020-2021 state budget proposal that was submitted to the Legislature on Friday. The Governor said that in an effort to improve access...

California state officials have approved listing cannabis smoke and tetrahydrocannabinol or THC as reproductive toxins under Proposition 65. THC is a psychoactive compound in marijuana that induces the 'high' and hallucinogenic effect in the user. California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised to legalize recreational marijuana in the state this year. In his nearly two-hour State of the State address on Wednesday, the governor said that New York will soon fully legalize adult-use marijuana, becoming the twelfth state in the nation to do so. Cuomo...

Long-suffering Browns and Bengals fans are now reportedly seeking relief from the Ohio State Medical Board. According to reports, the Ohio State Medical Board has received 28 petitions for qualifying conditions for medical marijuana treatment. Among these is a petition to add "Bengals/Browns...

Thailand has opened its first full-time medical cannabis clinic in Bangkok on Monday. The move is part of the government's efforts to develop its budding medical cannabis industry. Patients at the clinic will receive free treatment for the first two weeks. The government estimates that the new clinic,...

Utah state health officials said that ten companies will be licensed to sell medical marijuana at fourteen locations across the state, according to reports. The locations will open in two phases this year. The Utah Department of Health reportedly selected the companies from more than 130 applications...

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