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Oregon Growers Receive Canopy Bump for Medical Marijuana MARIJUANA POLICY 

Oregon Growers Receive Canopy Bump for Medical Marijuana

Since the transition from a medical marijuana to a recreational/adult-use marijuana laws in the state of Oregon, this has been a highly contested topic between activists, industry professionals, and State policy-makers. We received this news from the governing authority of the recreational/adult-use marijuana program (the OLCC) just yesterday, and it goes into effect on Monday. I imagine this is welcome news to many of the cannabis growers in Oregon. Read the full article

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Huge Cannabis Retail Sales on 4/20, So What’s Next? MARIJUANA POLICY MARIJUANA PRODUCTS 

Huge Cannabis Retail Sales on 4/20, So What’s Next?

The cannabis software company is telling retailers to expect another day of huge sales on July 4th, which is traditionally the third biggest day of spending in the retail cannabis market, behind New Year’s Eve. Last year’s Independence Day lead-up (July 1 – July 4) rivaled that of 4/20 (April 17 – April 20), with the first four days of cannabis retail sales in July 2016 topping $80,419,000. Read the full article

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Marijuana Legalization Bill Passes Through Vermont Senate MARIJUANA POLICY 

Marijuana Legalization Bill Passes Through Vermont Senate

With all of the state legislatures being in session and the current state of momentum in the cannabis policy reform movement, it is no surprise that many states are seeing marijuana bills and other proposals come through for consideration. The State of Vermont is no exception. Just recently, the Vermont Senate voted 21-9 in favor of a bill that would legalize marijuana for adults in the State and would create a regulatory agency on the production and sale of marijuana. This is not surprising, considering the recent news from New…

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Expanded Medical Marijuana Proposal Passes by a Landslide in Iowa Senate MARIJUANA POLICY 

Expanded Medical Marijuana Proposal Passes by a Landslide in Iowa Senate

On Monday, the Iowa State Senate passed an expanded medical marijuana proposal by a landslide. The vote was 45 “yes” to 5 “no”. This expansion would allow making and dispensing cannabis products in Iowa legal, as well as for adults to legally possess and use cannabis under a doctor’s care to treat an variety of medical conditions. The proposal is entitled “The Compassionate Use of Cannabis Act,” and, if it passes through the rest of the State’s Congress, would become a new law that would replace Iowa’s existing but limited…

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