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Washington State Pays Out $9.4 Million in Refunds Relating to Drug Convictions

In July, Washington State recently opened its online reimbursement center, called the Blake Refund Bureau, to cover court-ordered fines or costs in relation to drug possession convictions. Since then, the state has already approved reimbursements for a total of $276,000. The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) launched the Blake Refund Bureau more than two […]

Survey: 58% of Cultivators Feel ‘Bad’ or ‘Terrible’ About Current State of Cannabis

While states throughout the U.S. continue to embrace the new legal wave of cannabis, it doesn’t eclipse the strife within the industry. Over the past few years, the industry has faced issues around oversupply, falling prices, stringent regulations and distribution problems, among others, which often fall especially heavy on cultivators. Now, new research findings show […]

NY State Senator Urges Aggressive Action on Unlicensed Cannabis Shops

A New York state senator wrote a letter to the state’s Office of Cannabis Management, urging leadership to engage in “aggressive action” on unlicensed cannabis retailers after witnessing them in his own neighborhood. State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and representing New York’s 47th State Senate District on Manhattan’s West Side, […]

Michigan Ends Weed Testing For Some State Jobs

The Michigan Civil Service Commission adopted a rule change last week that will end drug screenings for marijuana for applicants to many state jobs. The new rule overturns previous state policy that automatically disqualified applicants to state positions that tested positive for cannabis, although applicants to some positions will still be required to pass a […]

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