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Trend of Past Marijuana Conviction Expungement Continues in Seattle

Last week, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced at a press conference that they will be asking the Seattle Municipal Court to vacate all convictions and to dismiss all charges for misdemeanor marijuana possession prosecuted before pot was legalized statewide, which could result in the vacating of 500 to 600 convictions that occurred between 1997 and 2010, when the city stopped prosecuting misdemeanor cannabis offenses. This move comes on the heels of similar actions by officials in San Francisco and the rumblings of such a move occurring in Colorado, showing the start of a positive...

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Was Patriots’ Cornerback Malcolm Butler Benched in the Super Bowl for Weed?

We’ve covered issues regarding cannabis in the NFL in the past, and even in NCAA football. But the majority of that coverage was about the fact that many former and current players are speaking out about their support for the league to allow players to use medical cannabis for pain management instead of potentially harmful pills. This time, the focus is on a head-scratching decision made by the New England Patriots before they played the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 52. Fans and sportscasters alike questioned New England’s decision to bench cornerback Malcolm Butler, especially for the big game....

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L’Eagle Services Presented with NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award for Cultivation

In an industry where the standard is often quantity over quality, L’Eagle Services sets itself apart with sustainable cultivation practices DENVER (Feb. 8, 2018) – The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) has recognized, L’Eagle Services — a Denver based cannabis cultivator and retail dispensary specializing in clean cannabis — with the NCIA Excellence in Innovation Award for their leading edge in sustainable cultivation practices.  The NCIA Industry Awards recognize the best and brightest in the business, who are working to advance the cannabis industry. NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award is presented to those who are moving the industry forward by bringing an...

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Wana Brands honored with NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award

Colorado’s most popular edible also selected as winner of Cannabist People’s Choice Award Boulder, Colorado (February 8, 2018) – Leading infused product manufacturer, Wana Brands, has been awarded the NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award. The NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award winner, announced today at NCIA’s Seed to Sale Show, recognizes trailblazing individuals and companies driving the growth of the cannabis industry. Earlier this month, Wana Brands was also honored as The Cannabist People’s Choice Award for Best Edibles/Consumables. “Wana Brands has been an innovator in the infused products category since 2010, and as the industry expands into rapidly growing markets, it is an honor...

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Georgia Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Legalize Adult Use of Cannabis

When it comes to legalization of marijuana, over half of the country has legalized medical marijuana in some form. One of the states where access to legal cannabis is the most restrictive is Georgia, where a small expansion to a CBD-only medical marijuana law was passed last spring. Things have a slim chance of changing this year, though, as Senator Curt Thompson introduced a bill that would legalize cannabis for use by (and to be sold to) adults 21 and older, regulating the herb like alcohol. “The historical trends and the political trends nationally, and even here in Georgia,...

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CannaRoyalty Expands Bhang® Brand Vaporizer Footprint in California Through River Distribution

Bhang® Vaporizer products now available statewide to licensed dispensaries in California OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2018 /CNW/ – CannaRoyalty Corp. (CSE: CRZ) (OTCQX: CNNRF) (“CannaRoyalty” or the “Company”), an active investor and operator in the legal cannabis industry, announced today the launch of the Bhang® Vaporizer (“Bhang Vape”) product portfolio into the entire Southern California region through CannaRoyalty investee River Collective (“River”), California’s largest cannabis distributor. This expansion provides hundreds of additional dispensaries in Southern California with access to Bhang Vape’s line of oils, disposable vape pens, and cartridge vape kits, through the River Distribution network. The Company expects that River will rapidly expand Bhang Vape’s distribution footprint over the next six...

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