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USPTO Refusal To Register Cannabis Trademarks Hurts Public

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s policy of rejecting applications to register trademarks that identify nonhemp cannabis products, as well as certain hemp CBD products, reflects an unduly doctrinaire approach that ultimately makes Americans less safe. As the cannabis industry continues to enter the business mainstream, the extension of trademark rights to cannabis companies’ products …

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New Colorado Law Expands Access To Medical Cannabis In Schools

Governor: Colorado”will finally treat cannabis like other prescribed medicines”. Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday signed a new law expanding access to and use of cannabis-based medicine in schools, a step he called overdue. The bipartisan law, SB21-56, removes the authority that school principals currently have to permit — or not — the storage and administration …

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Tennessee Congress Passes SB 118, Sending Limited Medical Cannabis Bill To Governor’s Desk

The Tennessee Senate passed a bill on Tuesday, SB 118, that establishes a strictly limited medicinal cannabis program for patients with certain qualifying conditions. The move comes following a compromise reached between senators and members of the Tennessee House of Representatives, where a bill to establish a more extensive medical cannabis program was voted down …

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George Jung, Drug Smuggler and Inspiration for the Film Blow, Dies at 78

George Jung, the cocaine smuggler whose exploits served as the inspiration for the movie Blow, has reportedly died. He was 78. The news was first reported Wednesday by TMZ, which cited sources close to the situation in saying that Jung passed Wednesday morning at his home in the Boston area, adding that the “cause of …

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New Poll Shows Cannabis Delivery Has Had Increasing Popularity And Demand

During the pandemic, cannabis delivery and drive-thru options became more of a hot topic than ever before. In addition to the logistics and safety it provides, delivery offers a stress-free, convenient system that is here to stay. According to a recent poll from Ganja Goddess, a California-based, online brand for cannabis consumers, cannabis users want …

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Local Chef Takes Cannabis-infused Cuisine To A Higher Level

In this Let’s Eat, we see how CannaCook ​is offering instructional classes and private chef experience where cannabis is a key ingredient. Cannabis-infused food can be infinitely more than brownies and “grassy cannabutter” – it can be gourmet meals that satisfy far more than a desire to get stoned. That’s where Ian McClatchey enters the …

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Hemp Litigation: D.C. Trial Court Dismisses Hemp Industry Challenge to DEA Interim Final Rule

On May 3, the District Court for the District of Columbia ( “trial court”) dismissed a petition filed by the Hemp Industries Association and others (“Petitioners”) challenging a DEA interim final rule (the “Rule”) that amended its regulations following the enactment of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”). Although not a good …

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Pushing A Global Revolution: Israel’s Cannabis Market Moves Towards Promising Recreational Reform

Israel’s cannabis market is finally moving into the recreational box this year. Some time this year, if all goes as planned, the country will implement a recreational system for adults over 21. In a page from the American state market, deliveries will be allowed, although cannabis edibles that resemble candy will be banned. There will …

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Humboldt County Organic Seeds Now In Canadian Soil

CANNABIS CULTURE – Two companies from North America’s cannabis meccas, Humboldt county and British Columbia, have announced a partnership to supply the first organic-certified seeds to Canada. “We knew we only had one opportunity to bring in what we wanted,” says Rick Gill, CEO of British Columbia-based Nymera. According to Gill, when a company is …

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We Have Sommeliers For Wine – Why Not Concierges For Cannabis At Retail Shops?

Cannabis is a complicated market for consumers but not nearly enough dispensaries are staffed with experts to provide the right advice. There are nearly 800 strains of cannabis available on the legal market, with more being cultivated all the time. On top of that, there are countless formulations of edibles, tinctures and other cannabis products. …

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