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Advertising weed is tough when the Feds consider you a drug dealer

America’s cannabis companies are racing to build national brands and market their wares to mainstream consumers. There’s just one problem: It’s hard to advertise your product when the federal government considers you a drug dealer. Facebook, which like Google prohibits marijuana ads, has kicked some weed sellers off Instagram. Earlier this month CBS declined to… Keep Reading

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Five Cool Facts About Marijuana Legalization

A majority of Americans support marijuana legalization. About six-in-ten Americans (62%) say the use of marijuana should be legalized, according to a fall 2018 survey. Public opinion on marijuana legalization was essentially the opposite nearly two decades ago: In 2000, a similar majority (63%) said the use of marijuana should be illegal. Views of marijuana legalization differ by… Keep Reading

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FDA Bans CBD Infused Food

Don’t expect to find a new Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor containing the word “cannabidiol” anytime soon. The company that gave the world Magic Brownies and Cherry Garcia ice cream recently announced its intention to make ice cream flavored with cannabidiol (CBD), which is derived from the hemp plant. However, federal regulators are making it clear that… Keep Reading

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Texas May Finally Make CBD Legal

The debate over the future of CBD oil in Texas heads to the floor of the Texas House on Tuesday. Lawmakers will debate whether to legalize the popular health products, which are already sold in a gray market in many Texas stores. Previous efforts to clarify the legal status of CBD oil and legalize the… Keep Reading

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USDA Clarifies That Farmers Can Import Hemp Seeds From Other Countries

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) clarified on Friday that hemp seeds can be imported into the U.S., and that the Justice Department no longer has a role in that process. While USDA is still developing regulations for hemp cultivation under the 2018 Farm Bill, which federally legalized the crop and its derivatives, farmers can still… Keep Reading

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Marijuana Use Not Linked to Traffic Deaths

Legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational purposes isn’t associated with an uptick in traffic fatalities, according to a new study released this month. Kansas State University graduate student Andrew Young looked at data on average traffic fatalities over 23 years and used two models to assess the impact of cannabis reform on road safety. “[L]egalizing… Keep Reading

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What Does California Not Allow in Marketing Cannabis?

Here’s What California Laws Do Not Allow You cannot use an ad or marketing piece unless the licensee responsible for it is legibly identified on it. At a minimum, the license number should be included. This includes print, outdoor, and digital ads and marketing. Ads placed on television (broadcast or cable), print, digital, or radio… Keep Reading

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Yes Recreational Marijuana Coming to NYS

Cannabis is by far the most popular drug in the world, except maybe for alcohol and cigarettes. Now, it’s about to become legal in one of the biggest cities in America. The state of New York is home to nearly 20 million Americans, and it may soon become the bastion of cannabis on the East… Keep Reading

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VIDEO: Why Marijuana Businesses Can’t Use Banks

Growing and selling marijuana are, like using it, legal under Colorado law. But banks tend to take their cues from the federal government. Not only does selling marijuana violate federal law; handling the proceeds of any marijuana transaction is considered to be money laundering. Very few banks are willing to bear that risk. By the… Keep Reading

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NOPE: Nevada Gun Owners Can’t Smoke Weed

Now that recreational marijuana purchase and use is legal in Nevada, anyone who owns, carries, or wants to purchase a firearm needs to be aware of gun laws that apply to individuals who use marijuana in Las Vegas or elsewhere in the state. There are three (3) different ways you can run into problems with firearms when… Keep Reading

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