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Israel police report decline in crimes committed by foreign nationals

Meanwhile, decriminalization of marijuana contributed to decline in criminal case files, according to annual police report



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Virginia: Marijuana Arrests Decline Year-Over-Year

“It is a positive sign that after years of heightened enforcement, we’re now seeing a downward trend in marijuana-related arrests in Virginia. Following the enactment of decriminalization on July 1, we expect to see an even more drastic reduction in these arr…



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The FDA Is Stunting the Growth of America's Nascent Legal Hemp Industry

The hemp boom has failed to materialize, and regulatory uncertainty is to blame.



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Momentum Builds Behind the Push for Psilocybin Decriminalization

NEW YORK, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Several recent developments indicate that psychedelic products for medical use are getting the attention of businesses and politicians alike. For example, earlier in April, a New York lawmaker introduced a bill to decrim…



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Will New York Fix Medical Marijuana Before Rushing to Legalization? (Maybe Not!)

Why is medical marijuana still impossible to access in New York--and why aren't lawmakers asking to fix this before rushing to legalize recreational cannabis?



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Supreme Court declines case on marijuana decriminalization measures blocked from local ballots

The US Supreme Court declined on Tuesday to hear a case challenging local Ohio officials’ refusal to place citizen initiatives to decriminalize marijuana on municipal ballots.



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VA Governor Gives Final Approval to Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession Despite Federal Prohibition

By Michael Maharrey RICHMOND, Va. (May 26, 2020) – Last week, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam gave final approval to a bill to decriminalize marijuana possession... VA Governor Gives Final Approval to Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession Despite Federal Proh…



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Cannabis Legalization Is Key To Economic Recovery, Much Like Ending Alcohol Prohibition Helped Us Out Of The Great Depression

National cannabis legalization in the United States could result in $128.8 billion in tax revenue, and an estimated 1.6 million new jobs.



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Cory Gardner’s marijuana problem

A win for the influential industry could help the Colorado Republican on Election Day, but he's been striking out.



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Joe Biden: ‘No One Should Be Going to Jail for Drug Crime, Period, Nobody’

Former Vice President Joe Biden tried to articulate a position of favoring the decriminalization of marijuana but not legalizing it, boasting "I know a lot of weed smokers" in a Friday-morning interview.



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Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect July 1

Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation decriminalizing marijuana possession. The new law takes effect July 1, 2020 and reduces penalties for offenses involving the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana to a civil violation – punishable …



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The War on Drugs in Washington Is Over, If You Want It

Treatment First WA is determined to put their drug decriminalization measure on the November ballot. by Rich Smith Organizers are gathering signatures for a ballot initiative to decriminalize "personal-use" amounts of illegal drugs. itakdalee / GETT…



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Biggie’s Own C.J. Wallace And Willie Mack Fight To Legalize Cannabis, Celebrate Black Culture And Creativity With New Lifestyle Brand

To celebrate The Notorious BIG’s birthday, his son CJ and his business partner Willie Mack talk about cannabis, creativity, their new brand, and more.



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Marijuana Laws By State

Each state in the U.S. approaches cultivation, distribution, use, and criminalization rules and regulations for marijuana differently.



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Marijuana Laws By State

Each state in the U.S. approaches cultivation, distribution, use, and criminalization rules and regulations for marijuana differently.



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Biden’s opposition to marijuana legalization is at odds with most Americans’ views

Marijuana legalization is very popular. But Joe Biden doesn’t approve.



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The Backlink Economy

Businesses want to show up on the front page of a specific search term, and they’re willing to annoy you to get a backlink from you. Please never do this.



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Village Farms International, Inc. (VFF) CEO Michael DeGiglio on Q1 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript



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Village Farms International Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results - Pure Sunfarms Achieves Fifth Consecutive Profitable Quarter on 179% Sequential Growth in Retail Branded Sales Volume

– Pure Sunfarms Remains Top Dried Cannabis Brand with the Ontario Cannabis Store with >20% Market Share in April, and Continues to Lead in Low-Cost Greenhouse Cultivation – VANCOUVER, May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Village Farms International, Inc. ("Village Far…



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Village Farms International Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results - Pure Sunfarms Achieves Fifth Consecutive Profitable Quarter on 179% Sequential Growth in Retail Branded Sales Volume

Village Farms International, Inc. ("Village Farms" or the "Company") (TSX: VFF) (NASDAQ: VFF) today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. All figures are in US dollars unless otherwise indicated. On March 31, 2020, Villag…




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This Could Be the Next Big Pot Stock

A more effective way of delivering CBD could unlock significant growth opportunities for this unknown small-cap.



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Increasing Amount of Consumers Turning to CBD Products to Strengthen Immune System

PALM BEACH, Florida, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- There is an ever increasing amount of data that appears to show that we have not yet grasped… scientifically… the full medicinal uses of Cannabis and Cannabinoids. Some of the more recent studies are focusing …



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The Best CBD Gummies for Anxiety: Top Picks for 2020

It seems that implementing CBD in your wellness routine could do wonders for your well-being and health.



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The Best CBD Gummies for Anxiety: Top Picks for 2020

It seems that implementing CBD in your wellness routine could do wonders for your well-being and health.



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Mellowment Expands Their Business to Meet the High Demand of the Supplemental Health Market

As natural health products continue their upward growth trend, holistic wellness company Mellowment is expanding its business platform to meet customer demands.



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Mellowment Expands Their Business to Meet the High Demand of the Supplemental Health Market

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As natural health products continue their upward growth trend, holistic wellness company Mellowment is expanding its business platform to meet customer demands. Mellowment started in 2017 as a way for CEO To…



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CBD Gummies UK: The 5 Best CBD Gummies in 2020

CBD gummies leave little to chance and give precise doses. Beyond that, they can be very tasty and sweet. The effects are long lasting and provide relief throughout the day or night.



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CBD Cream: 5 Best CBD Creams in the UK (2020)

A buying guide of the 5 best topical CBD creams available in the UK in 2020 to find a brand and a product that meets your needs.



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Best CBD Gummies of 2020: Buyer’s Guide

It wasn’t easy to pick the best CBD gummies, as there are numerous brands out there claiming they have high-quality CBD gummies that work. For some, the thought of starting a CBD oil regimen can feel daunting and overwhelming. What CBD oil strength should I b…



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The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 5/9 –5/15

Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup and Cool New Discoveries! Ben Greenfield's discoveries, from the latest news on the fronts The post The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 5/9 –5/15 appeared first o…



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The Big CBD Scandal - Miracle-Cure Or Marketing Scam?

It's been hailed as a miracle cure-all but is the cannabis-derived elixir just the latest snake oil?




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Rapper who owns looted Calif. marijuana dispensary says justice is more important than business

One marijuana dispensary owner whose business was caught in the chaos stemming from the reaction to rampant police violence over the weekend says he values life and justice over his stolen cannabis merchandise.



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NJ George Floyd protests: Which remained peaceful, where there was violence

The scenes in New Jersey were reminiscent of those across the country, as thousands took to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd.



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Blue America Endorsement: Nashville Needs A Political Change

People seem surprised when they find out that Nashville is a Democratic city and that Tennessee's 5th congressional district is safely blue. Obama won the district both times he ran and Hillary won it comfortably In 2016. TN-05 has a solid PVI of D+7, but th…



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Cannabinoids Promote Progression of HPV-Positive Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma via p38 MAPK Activation

Purpose: Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is associated with daily marijuana use and is also increasing in parallel with increased marijuana use in the United States. Our study is designed to define the intera…



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George Soros

* Multi-billionaire funder of leftwing causes and groups * Founder of the Open Society Foundations * The prime mover behind the Democratic “Shadow Party” network New York hedge fund manager George Soros is one of the most politically powerful individuals on e…



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How to Curb Police Abuses—and How Not to

Much can, should, and must be done, to curb police brutality. The task is difficult, but far from hopeless. But riots and looting are both wrong in themselves, and likely to have counterproductive results.



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Haverhill's first pot shop opens

HAVERHILL — Caroline Pineau's big day finally arrived.



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Coronavirus in Monmouth County: Town-by-town COVID-19 case list for May 31

An additional 31 people in Monmouth County have tested positive for COVID-19; adding to a total of 8,253 patients since the pandemic began.



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Could Canopy Growth Be a Millionaire-Maker Stock?

Nearly everthing would have to go perfectly to make it happen.



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Former Arthur Brisbane Child Treatment Center in Wall demolished after fire

The former psychiatric hospital closed in 2005 and had been left abandoned.



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Marijuana Is No Answer for Ailing State Budgets | Opinion

Amidst coronavirus, some states are looking for creative ideas to balance budgets. Marijuana won't provide that.



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The Man Who Didn’t Legalize Marijuana: Dennis Peron’s Complicated Legacy

The late Dennis Peron is a major figure in marijuana legalization. He's also the subject of some very uncritical and selective idolatry.



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Researchers Say Access To Medical Marijuana Might Help Cut Down On Opioid Use

States that have medical marijuanas programs have reportedly started to see a drop in the number of people requesting opioid prescriptions.



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Primary may shake up state Senate leadership in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s primary election is testing the political fortitude of several influential Democratic legislators who have resisted progressive initiatives ranging from recreational marijuana legalization to shoring up abortion rights and g…



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That's me in the middle: Julie Van Dusen reflects on a career covering politics

Julie Van Dusen has been a journalist with CBC News for over 30 years. In that time she's been Canadians' eyes and ears in the halls of federal power, witness to some of the most important political events of the age. She announced this week that she is retir…



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CULTIVATED: An inside look at Eaze — Cuts at Caliva — Dismal earnings for Canopy Growth

In this week's Cultivated, we take a close look at Eaze's financial projections, scoop cuts at Caliva, and more.



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CULTIVATED: An inside look at Eaze — Cuts at Caliva — Dismal earnings for Canopy Growth

Welcome to Cultivated, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every week. If you want a discount to BI …



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Primary may shake up state Senate leadership in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s primary election is testing the political fortitude of several influential Democratic legislators who have resisted progressive initiatives ranging from recreational marijuana legalization to shoring up abortion rights and g…



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Cannabis producer Canopy Growth reports another billion-dollar loss

Canopy Growth Corp. reported its second billion-dollar loss early Friday, as the company remains mired in a restructuring effort that it started in December.



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A Founder Looks at 50: Tom Forcade, Michael J. Kennedy and High Times Magazine

High Times founder Tom Forcade and Legal Counsel Michael J. Kennedy assured the magazine remained a major NORML financial supporter, until it was recently sold to corporate greedheads!