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Advice From the PR Pros Business 

Advice From the PR Pros

Over the past year or so, the cannabis industry has attracted a new wave of marketing professionals with serious chops and even better contacts. With cannabis brands keen to distinguish themselves from the competition, we expect this trend to continue. In the meantime, we spoke with a handful of public relations professionals to get a short-take on how they work. Read the full article HERE

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Koch Brothers Become Unlikely Ally for Marijuana Reform? Legal, Regulatory & Compliance 

Koch Brothers Become Unlikely Ally for Marijuana Reform?

We have reported often on U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions’ outrageous comments on marijuana since he joined the Trump administration. Despite the considerable pushback, Sessions does not seem deterred by how far outside of the mainstream his positions are. With close to 90% of Americans supporting medical marijuana and 60% in favor of recreational legalization, Sessions marijuana views seem to exist on an island all their own. Read the full article HERE

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Poland is One Step Closer to Medical Cannabis News 

Poland is One Step Closer to Medical Cannabis

The chorus of medical marijuana reformers in Europe is close to adding another vocal supporter, as Poland moved last Thursday to legalize medical cannabis. Poland’s Lower House of Parliament voted 440-2 in favour of legalizing medical marijuana and is now poised to join Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, and other nations by eliminating the prohibition of cannabis medicine. Read the full article HERE

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Catalonia Spain Legalizes Cannabis Cultivation and Consumption Cultivation Legal, Regulatory & Compliance MARIJUANA PRODUCTS News 

Catalonia Spain Legalizes Cannabis Cultivation and Consumption

The days of Catalonia’s cannabis clubs operating in a legal limbo are coming to an end, and for a good reason. Today, the Catalonia Parliament in Spain, which operates as its own autonomous government, will be regulating the cultivation, consumption, and transport of adult-use cannabis. This ambitious and bold decision marks the first time in Europe that an adult-use system of this nature is permitted, effectively making cannabis a legal commodity in the region. Read the full article HERE

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Cannabis Legalization is Saving People From Police Searches laws Politics 

Cannabis Legalization is Saving People From Police Searches

A recently published study focused on traffic stops by police in Colorado and Washington found that states experienced a striking decrease in vehicle searches after cannabis legalization. “After marijuana use was legalized, Colorado and Washington saw dramatic drops in search rates,” according to the study conducted by the Open Policing Project at Stanford University. Researchers believed that because the bulk of searches begin with drug-related suspicion, legalizing marijuana drastically lowered the overall number of searches by taking away the largest proponent of probable cause. Read the full article HERE

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Canadian Licensed Cannabis Producer Expands to South Africa Business News 

Canadian Licensed Cannabis Producer Expands to South Africa

Canadian TSX Venture Exchange-traded company LGC Capital is partnering with AfriAg, a Johannesburg-based agricultural specialist, to create a new cannabis division for the two companies. The purpose of this strategic alliance is to grow medical and adult-use marijuana crops in South Africa for export to countries around the world that have legalized the plant. Read the full article HERE

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Sessions isn’t making America safer. He might be making it more dangerous News Politics 

Sessions isn’t making America safer. He might be making it more dangerous

Last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions stripped federal prosecutors of their traditional discretion to fit the punishment to the crime, directing them instead to seek the maximum penalty possible in all criminal cases. Last weekend in The Washington Post, Sessions defended this abrupt shift as necessary to confront the specter of rising crime, claiming “violent crime surged” while “the federal government softened its approach to drug enforcement.” Read the full article HERE

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Federal appeals court gives Colorado marijuana credit union another chance Business Colorado News 

Federal appeals court gives Colorado marijuana credit union another chance

A federal appeals court has breathed life into a plan hatched in Colorado to open a credit union for the marijuana industry. A three-judge panel for the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday vacated a district court ruling that nixed Denver-based Fourth Corner Credit Union’s bid to receive a master account with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Read the full article HERE

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