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WednesdayNov 25, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW — Longest-Serving Marijuana Offender May Be Released from Prison Soon

Richard DeLisi has spent more than 30 years in prison for nonviolent marijuana offenses. DeLisi was sentenced to 90 years in prison in 1989 after being charged for conspiring to traffic 1,500 pounds of marijuana from Jamaica into America. According to the Florida Department of Corrections, DeLisi may be released on Dec. 4, 2020,, following the worsening conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country and his failing health. A not-for-profit group, Last Prisoner Project, describes DeLisi as the country’s longest-serving marijuana offender. The organization strives for criminal justice reform for cannabis-related offenses. Lawyers from the organization have been working…

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WednesdayNov 25, 2020 1:00 pm

As Global Cannabis Sales Grow 38% in 2020, Gage Cannabis Co. Expands to Offer Recreational Marijuana at Flagship Location

Research suggests cannabis sales increased 38% from 2019 to 2020 Gage expanding into fast-growing Michigan market, now offering recreational marijuana at flagship Ferndale location Adult-use cannabis revenues in Michigan projected at $1 billion per year for 2021, surpassing $1.5 billion by 2023 Quarterly sales nearly doubled to $11.9 million in Q2 2020 from $5.8 million in Q1, expected to surpass $13.1 million in Q3 Recent research published by BDSA (formerly BDS Analytics) suggests that the global cannabis industry continues to grow despite COVID-19, with forecasts predicting that 2020 sales will reach $19.7 billion - an increase of 38% from 2019 (https://cnw.fm/92BFe). One…

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WednesdayNov 25, 2020 11:30 am

Pure Extracts Technologies Corp. (CSE: PULL) Strengthens Oil Extraction Business, Ventures into Functional Mushroom Space

Pure Extracts carried out its initial oil extraction, distillation trials in early November, plans to commence extraction tolling services in December Once Sales License is obtained from Health Canada, the Company plans to begin marketing its own ‘Pure Pulls’ branded cannabis derived product range Pure Extracts will simultaneously seek to market Company’s white-labelling prowess, offering oil extraction capabilities to Licensed Producers currently operating in cannabis space Company also announced its interest in joining functional mushroom sector, with its first products set to be launched in 1Q2021 Separately, Pure Extracts named Dwight Duncan to its Board of Directors Pure Extracts Technologies…

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WednesdayNov 25, 2020 4:20 am

420 with CNW — Arkansas Governor Wants a More Aggressive Stance on Marijuana Legalization

Arkansas Gov. William Hutchinson states that the national government’s casual approach to cannabis is the reason why many more states are legalizing the drug. During a recent interview with the Washington Post, the governor of Arkansas explained that where the government’s stance on cannabis legalization is unclear, the legalization of drugs will continue, which brings about more measures for the legalization of cannabis at the state level. Jeff Sessions, the first attorney general under outgoing President Donald Trump’s administration, revoked the counsel that was put in place by former President Barack Obama’s administration, which directed that state attorneys shouldn’t intrude…

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TuesdayNov 24, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW — Six Issues Virginia Legislators Face While Discussing Marijuana Legalization

Soon after the November 2020 elections, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced plans to propose cannabis legalization legislation  when the state’s General Assembly convenes in January. If passed, that legislation would make Virginia the only Southern state that allows adult-use marijuana. Lawmakers in the state have up to 24 months to come up with a cohesive regulatory structure to govern the cannabis industry. According to Virginia’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, the following are some of the key areas legislators will have to focus on. Expunging past cannabis convictions. According to the 200-page report released by the state Joint Legislative…

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TuesdayNov 24, 2020 4:20 am

420 with CNW — Gov. Murphy Makes Crucial Regulatory Appointments after Vote on Recreational Marijuana

Earlier in November, voters in New Jersey voted overwhelmingly in favor of recreational cannabis. As such, New Jersey has joined the growing number of states that allow adult-use marijuana, with the amendment taking effect on Jan. 1, 2021. Soon after the 67.25% vote in favor of recreational cannabis, state legislators in Trenton started drafting the laws and regulations for the industry, and Gov. Phil Murphy made two appointments to the state’s newly formed Cannabis Regulatory Commission, which will oversee the medical and recreational cannabis industry. Aide Dianna Houenou has been appointed to chair the five-member Cannabis Regulatory Commission. Gov. Murphy…

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MondayNov 23, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW — Decriminalization or Legalization: Understanding the Difference

From the early 1970s, the United States has waged an intensive campaign against drugs; the movement has been dubbed the “war on drugs.” Seeking to financially cut off the criminal gangs that supply illicit drugs as well as mitigate the physical harm done by said drugs to users, the government doled out harsh sentences to those caught selling and buying drugs. However, decades later, it is evident that the war on drugs did more harm than good, with the Global Commission on Drug Policy declaring it a failure in a 2011 report. The past decade has seen attitudes towards certain…

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MondayNov 23, 2020 3:57 pm

The Alkaline Water Company (NASDAQ: WTER) (CSE: WTER) Meets Growing Demand for Single-Serve Beverages with Flagship Alkaline88 Offering

Recent study reports that consumers are opting for single-serve beverages; bottled water outperforms carbonated beverages WTER’s flagship product — Alkaline88 — now available in easy-to-carry, two-liter single-serve bottles Company’s A88 flavor-infused water offering gaining significant market share, available in growing number of spaces A growing number of consumers who drink and snack throughout the day are turning to single-serve, ready-to-drink beverages, often found most easily at c-stores, according to a recent Shop Association report (https://cnw.fm/82iZ2). Recognizing the market opportunity, The Alkaline Water Company (NASDAQ: WTER) (CSE: WTER) recently launched a new 2-liter single-serve option to meet that increased customer demand (https://cnw.fm/y6hUs). “Overall, the beverage…

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MondayNov 23, 2020 4:20 am

420 with CNW — Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Marijuana

More countries across the globe are legalizing marijuana as we discover more on the therapeutic benefits it offers. Did you know, however, that marijuana has actually been used by humans for thousands of years? We’ve compiled some interesting facts about the history of marijuana. Truth serums: myth or fact? A national government agency, the OSS (Office of Strategic Services), explored the possibility of using controlled substances as potential truth serums during World War 2. Harry Anslinger, the commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics at the time and a devoted marijuana hater, was part of the investigation team. THC acetate…

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FridayNov 20, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW — Marijuana Potency Has Spiked in the Recent 50 Years

A team of researchers from the University of Bath Addiction and Mental Health Group has discovered that street marijuana around the globe is substantially stronger now than it was 50 years ago. This, they say, increases the risk of harm. The team incorporated into its study a minimum of 80,000 marijuana samples that had been tested within the past five decades from street samples collected in New Zealand, Italy, Denmark, France, Netherlands, UK and the United States. The research was financed by the Society for the Study of Addiction with the study’s findings being reported in the “Addiction” journal. The…

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