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U.K. Eases Restrictions on Hemp Agriculture

The government of the United Kingdom has approved changes to the rules governing industrial hemp licenses designed to make it easier for farmers to grow the crop. The new regulations will support regulated farmers who grow hemp and encourage new investment in the industry while continuing to discourage illegal drug uses of the plant, government […]

RAW Rolling Papers Manufacturer Reigns Triumphant in Trademark Dispute

A new decision of an appeal in a trademark dispute, initiated by the RAW Rolling Papers manufacturer, has widespread implications for the rolling paper industry that dismiss the claim that rolling papers are “drug paraphernalia.” It’s also good news for non-cannabis-touching companies that want to protect trademarks. BBK, manufacturer of RAW rolling papers, announced on […]

Amended Maine Bill To Establish Psychedelic Research Committee Heads to Gov.

Among the many states currently looking to enact measures to investigate psychedelic regulation and increase psychedelic research, Maine is one of the latest to throw its hat in the ring.  Lawmakers supporting the initial reform bill were hoping to usher in a new era of psychedelic drug regulation for therapeutic use, though the amended bill […]

A Breath of Innovation & the Art Behind Vaporizing

In the digital age, technology intersects with every aspect of our lives. The quest for innovation becomes not just about creating new gadgets but about significantly enhancing personal experiences in ways that resonate on a profound level. This evolution has been particularly notable in areas where smart technology, consumption, and personal preference blend into a […]

New Report Shows Data on Positive Truck Driver Drug Tests

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released a report sharing new data on U.S. truck drivers. The report consists of a year-end compilation of data from 2023, as well as data specifically from December 2023, published by the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. This includes other data regarding “queries conducted, […]

75-Year-Old New Zealand Man Arrested for Growing 250 Illegal Weed Plants

A 75-year-old man in New Zealand was recently discovered to have been growing 250 cannabis plants by local law enforcement. The Central District Organised Crime Unit, which worked with the Royal New Zealand Air Force, received a warrant to investigate an isolated part of the Whanganui River. According to Whanganui Chronicle, the owner of the […]

Ohio Releases Proposed Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations

Ohio cannabis regulators last week released a draft proposal of rules to govern recreational marijuana production and sales. Voters legalized recreational marijuana in Ohio with the passage of Issue 2 in the November 2023 off-year election, making the state the 24th in the nation to largely end the criminal prohibition of cannabis. Issue 2, which […]

Customs and Border Protection Targeting Licensed New Mexico Weed Businesses

Federal officials in New Mexico are apparently targeting state-licensed marijuana companies at border checkpoints and seizing regulated cannabis products, according to media reports.  New Mexico legalized medical marijuana in 2019, followed by the legalization of adult-use cannabis in 2021. Regulated sales of recreational weed began in the state on April 1, 2022, just under a […]

Drug Mixture Called ‘Kush’ in Sierra Leone Sometimes Contains Ground-Up Human Bones, Reports Say

In Freetown, Sierra Leone, a cheap smoking mix that causes a powerful high—made up of cannabis, fentanyl, tramadol, formaldehyde, and reportedly in some cases, ground-up human bones—is sweeping the city and nation as a whole. It’s less a “new drug” and it’s rather more like a new drug mix made by drug manufacturers cutting drugs […]

How To Navigate the Perils of Pre-Roll Automation

The world of pre-roll automation is a perilous one for cannabis operators. Get it right and you suddenly have a stronger, more sustainable business model. Invest in the wrong pre-roll machine, and you’re stuck with an expensive piece of junk that barely runs, compromising the financial stability of your operation. If you do choose the […]

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