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D.C.’s pot market may be less murky starting this September, when a new Joint Cannabis Task Force will begin cracking down on health, tax and licensing violations. Local voters passed Initiative 71 (I-71) in 2014, which allows for the legalized possession, personal use and cultivation of marijuana, and the gifting of small amounts of pot. Congress has yet to legalize cannabis at the federal level and has blocked the District from implementing full recreational marijuana sales since 2015. The gray area provided by the law’s gift provision led to the rise of “I-71” shops, which sell other products and then…

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Martin Kidston/Missoula Current Anticipating the future growth of the recreational marijuana industry, the Missoula City Council on Monday adopted new language around the licensing and regulation of local cannabis businesses.Addressing the industry’s energy consumption will come later, city officials said.“This is just for the ordinance — the energy piece will come back to the commission in the future,” said City Planner Cassie Tripard. “This ordinance is to create a new type of business for cannabis, allowing us to track these businesses, establish legal non-conformities and implement building code changes.”Council members supported the changes in a unanimous vote, describing them as…

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History at a glance Synthetic cannabinoids are dangerous illegal substances, sometimes used in place of traditional cannabis. Although tracking these substances is a challenge, new research suggests that poisonings from synthetic cannabinoids decreased in states with legalized marijuana. The researchers stress that more data are needed and that the reported totals are likely an underestimate. A review of National Poison Data System (NPDS) data collected between 2016 and 2019 found that states with legalized recreational cannabis had 37 percent fewer reports of synthetic cannabinoid poisoning compared to states with restrictive laws. The results were published in the journal Clinical Toxicology.…

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“My guess is that Meta will have to look at some kind of geolocation if they want to continue operating in the EU,” says Calli Schroeder, global privacy counsel for the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a digital rights research nonprofit. organization Schroeder, who previously worked with companies on international data transfers, says this approach could mean Meta would have to create its own servers and data centers in the EU that are not connected to its wider databases.Harshvardhan Pandit, a computer science researcher at Trinity College Dublin who is researching GDPR, says that because data authorities are still considering Meta’s…

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VANCOUVER, Washington.— Synthetic cannabinoids, dangerous designer drugs known by street names like K2, Spice or AK-47, appear to have less appeal in states that have legalized the natural form of cannabis. A study led by Washington State University found a 37 percent drop in reports of poisoning from illicit synthetic cannabinoids, which are difficult to detect using standard drug tests, in states with legal recreational cannabis or of “adult use” compared to states with restrictive policies. “This study shows some potential public health benefits for the legalization and regulation of adult cannabis use,” said lead study author Tracy Klein, associate…

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If you have yet to set foot in the Apple Arcade, then maybe it’s time you did. Apple Arcade is an easy and affordable way to play popular games on your iPhone and other Apple devices. It might not be the most popular game subscription service out there, but it has reshaped mobile gaming to some extent and is home to a handful of great exclusives.Whether you subscribe to Apple Arcade or PlayStation Plus, you can enhance your gaming experience with some of our other buying guides, from the best gaming headsets to the best mobile game controllers.Special offer for…

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We all want to be able to speak our mind online: be heard by our friends and talk (back) to our opponents. At the same time, we don’t want to be exposed to speech that is inappropriate or that crosses a line. Tech companies address this conundrum by setting standards for free speech, a practice protected by federal law, hiring internal moderators to vet individual content and remove it if posts violate predefined rules.The approach clearly has problems: harassment, misinformation about issues such as public health, and false depictions of legitimate elections run rampant. But even if content moderation were…

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IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 9, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — petal fast, a marketplace platform for the cannabis industry, announced its expansion into the legal cannabis markets of Michigan and Massachusetts, with a planned launch in the fall of 2022. The company’s sales and retail engagement services help emerging and growing cannabis brands sell and retail channels in competitive markets. With proven success in California, Petalfast will help cannabis brands achieve rapid growth in the competitive and expanding East Coast markets. The US cannabis market has seen rapid growth, with 9 out of 10 Americans now living in states where they can…

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Charlotte’s Web Delivers Operating Improvements on Lower Revenue in Second Quarter of 2022 Operating Expenses improved 31.5% Cash increase over Q1 of 2022 DENVER, Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – (TSX: CWEB) (OTCQX: CWBHF), Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. (“Charlotte’s Web” or the “Company”), the market leader in full-spectrum hemp extract wellness products, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022. Net revenues for the second quarter of $18.9 million were $5.3 million lower year-over-year, reflecting lower comparable retail shipments and lower traffic to our e-commerce site, partially offset by modestly higher conversion rates. Jacques Tortoroli, Chief Executive Officer The quarter also included a $0.9 million returns reserve related to a…

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In June 2022, Thailand decriminalized cannabis. This new policy was meant for medical purposes and not for people to lie down, the country’s tourism authority told Reuters.However, many business owners hope that the move can help increase Thailand’s tourism industry as he struggles to recover from the pandemic. In 2019, the country welcomed 39.9 million visitors, generating 1.91 trillion baht (€51.52 million) or about 12 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).In the first six months of 2022, however, Thailand saw just 2 million tourist arrivals.Can you buy cannabis in Thailand?Since the new law was passed in June, cannabis shops have…

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