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Oklahoma, Medical Marijuana Licensing Portal Put On Halt

Oklahoma regulators delayed opening the state’s medical marijuana licensing portal until Jan. 24 after discovering a data migration issue. Officials from the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) said the state will not be able to accept renewal applications and new license applications for cannabis companies until the portal relaunches, Lawton TV station KSWO reported. The state is transitioning …

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Pistil Data Becomes Effective Tool for Cannabis Business Sales & Marketing

Exclusive Interview with Pistil Data Co-Founder and CEO Jeffrey Graham The cannabis market is full of technology companies, offering complementary and competing services. Pistil Data aims to stand out from the crowd of cannabis data technology companies with the breadth of its data and a focus on sales teams and brands. Co-Founder and CEO Jeffrey …

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Several States Turns Up to Legalize Marijuana this Year via Legislation

Marijuana legalization through state legislatures heated up in 2021, and that trend likely will continue this year as lawmakers in several states are expected to legalize either recreational or medical cannabis. The Northeast and mid-Atlantic states are in the spotlight for adult-use marijuana legislative activity, with Rhode Island the top candidate to approve a regulated …

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Jamie Campbell Petty Shares Her Views on 2022 Cannabis Market Future

INTERVIEW: Jamie Campbell Petty is Executive Director at the Midwest Hemp Council, which she co-founded with partners in 2018 to lobby for Indiana hemp legislation and regulations that support farmers and retailers. Named one of the top “100 People to Know in Hemp” by Hemp Connoisseur Magazine 2018, Petty currently serves on the Board of Directors …

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How Can CBD help Ease Dry January Challenge: Five Ways That CBD May Help Make Challenge Little Easier

Studies show that a third of people who take part in Dry January fail to make it through the full 30 days of the challenge. Despite this, the alcohol-free market is booming with the industry predicted to rise to $24 billion in the next four years. The CBD drinks industry is also increasing in size. There are now …

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The Valens Company Ramps Up Consumer Cannabis Supplements: Snowballing Acquisitions In Light

Exclusive Interview with The Valens Company CEO and Chair of the Board Tyler Robson The Valens Company (TSX: VLNS) (NASDAQ: VLNS) CEO and Chair of the Board Tyler Robson last checked in with New Cannabis Ventures in April 2021. Since then, the cannabis manufacturing company has made a number of acquisitions and has been listed on the …

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Alchemy Becomes Toronto’s Best Seller Cannabis Dispensary: Designed by Paolo Ferrari

Toronto designer Paolo Ferrari has created the interiors for Alchemy, a marijuana dispensary that “rejects staid cannabis clichés” with mirrored ceilings and custom-made sniff jars connected to digital display screens. Located in Downtown Toronto, the shop is the licensed flagship for Canadian-grown cannabis brand Alchemy. Alchemy is a marijuana shop in Downtown Toronto Ferrari designed the retail space to be an immersive and …

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New Jersey Introduces Metrc System for Cannabis Supply and Traceability

New Jersey selected Florida-based Metrc to provide seed-to-sale tracking for the state’s licensed cannabis program. The state’s five-member regulatory commission voted unanimously to approve a six-year, $390,000 contract with the software provider, NJ.com reported. This is another win for Metrc, which has emerged as the clear front-runner for acquiring state traceability contracts across the country. With New Jersey, Metrc …

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New Funding Program Can benefit Italian farmers Score €300 per hectare

Italian hemp farmers can get up to €300 per hectare of hemp grown under a funding program recently set in motion. The Italian government earmarked €3 million in government funds for hemp from a total €10 million aimed at advancing the development of “minor supply chains.” “Now hemp will be able to count on the first funds to …

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CannTrust Fight for Persistence: Won’t Quit, Bringing-Up a New Chapter

CannTrust Holdings Inc. (“CannTrust” or the “Company”) (unlisted) today announced that its Fourth Amended & Restated Plan of Compromise, Arrangement and Reorganization dated July 7, 2021 (the “CCAA Plan”) has been implemented. The implementation of the CCAA Plan follows its approval by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on July 16, 2021 and the approval …

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