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Hawaii: Governor Legalizes Sales of Edible Products by Licensed Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

norml - Patients enrolled in the state's medical cannabis access program will be able to purchase cannabis-infused edible products from licensed dispensaries for the first time, under legislation recently signed into law by Democratic Gov. David Ige.

The legislation, House Bill 2097, allows licensed dispensaries "to manufacture and distribute edible cannabis products." Though enacted some two decades ago, Hawaii's medical cannabis law had previously not allowed for dispensaries to engage in the sale of cannabis-infused edible products.

Utqiaġvik's First Cannabis Store Nears Final Approval for Opening

adn - Buds Below Zero will be the first marijuana dispensary on Alaska’s North Slope when it opens in Utqiaġvik this fall, according to its owners.

The trio is waiting on a final inspection from the state to ensure their building meets requirements before getting their final permit to legally sell marijuana.

The dispensary was unanimously approved by the North Slope Borough Planning Commission on Aug. 13 and will operate out of a former home that’s been retrofitted to meet state and federal regulations.

Green Quest Minority Grant Reveals Aspiring Cannabis Hopefuls Are Primarily Women

prnewswire - My Green Network ("MyGN" or the "Company"), the first cannabis incubator/shared-manufacturing spaces in the country, announced today the top 12 finalists of Green Quest 2020. The finalists will be moving on to the second round of the selection process of the inaugural program. Green Quest provides minority-controlled companies a chance to win a fully paid for California Type-S manufacturing license and sponsored membership to My Green Network's facility in Orange County, California.

Among the applicants, 46% identified as African American, 39% identified as Hispanic and 15% identified as Asian. Additionally, the applicant pool was over 80% female.

Legislative Committee Considers Changes to Washington’s Cannabis Regulations

cannabisdispensarymag - A legislative committee in Washington is considering changes to the state’s cannabis regulations, according to The Spokesman-Review, including altering the rules regarding product labeling and how to track the research supported by cannabis tax revenue.

The House Commerce and Gaming Committee held a recent “work session” while the legislature is adjourned, the news outlet reported, and discussed whether to increase the amount of information included on cannabis product labels.

The committee also discussed how to keep track of the increasing number of cannabis research studies that are supported by a portion of the tax revenue generated from legal cannabis sales, including a range of studies conducted by Washington State University.

The House Commerce and Gaming Committee is weighing changes to product labeling rules, how to track the research supported by cannabis tax revenue and more. - cannabisdispensarymag

Proposed Sidney Cannabis Store Wins Favour with Public, Businesses

saanichnews - Municipal staff in Sidney are recommending councillors signal support for what would be that community's first retail location for recreation cannabis with community input also favouring approval.

The staff recommendation appears in a report that also shows the large public interest in plans for the business. Council received 348 submissions (as of Thursday) prior to Monday’s special public participation opportunity.

Sugarbud Announces Launch of Pre-Roll Products

finance.yahoo - CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sugarbud Craft Growers Corp. (TSXV: SUGR, SUGR.WT, SUGR.WS, SUGR.DB) ("Sugarbud" or the "Company") together with its distribution partner, Agro-Greens Natural Products Ltd. (“Agro-Greens”), is pleased to announce that their premium craft cannabis pre-rolls are now available for purchase in the province of Saskatchewan.

Dutch Developments: Coffeeshop Owner and Cannabis Cultivator sees Potential in Dutch 'Weed Experiment'

volteface - With the 'controlled cannabis supply chain experiment' the Netherlands seems to be moving slightly towards legalisation. The experiment, starting in 2021, has been a widely discussed topic in the Dutch cannabis world. Joachim Helms, cannabis-entrepreneur and co-owner of coffeeshop Green House in Amsterdam has high hopes for the experiment. "I feel like the experiment could end up being a lot shorter than 4 years."

Cannabis Initiative finally Comes to Voters

sonomanews - On Nov. 3, City of Sonoma, Califorlia, voters will consider Measure Y, the "Personal Cannabis Cultivation Initiative." If it passes with a simple majority, Measure Y would revise the city Municipal Code to "permit personal cannabis cultivation on all residential properties," and also permit the "establishment and operation of cannabis businesses within the City, including commercial cultivation, manufacturing, retail, delivery, distribution, testing, and special events."

Measure Y would supersede the city's current cannabis-business licensing regulations which, among other things, only allows for single walk-in dispensary in the city. 

Architect's rendering of the proposed Sparc cannabis dispensary at 19315 Sonoma Highway, a site until recently occupied by El Gallo Pinto Mexican restaurant. - sonomanews

Latin American Medical Cannabis Company Surpasses 3,000 Prescriptions In Columbia

candidchronicle - A medical cannabis company based in Latin America and Europe has announced significant new company milestones.

Khiron Life Sciences Corp. (Khiron) on Thursday announced that, as the first prescriptions for their full spectrum, high cannabidiol (CBD) medical cannabis are being filled in Peru, the company has now filled more than 3,000 prescriptions in Columbia.

The announcement comes after the Directorate General of Drug Supplies and Drugs (DIGEMID), Peru’s drug regulatory authority, granted Khiron authorization to fill medical cannabis prescriptions for Peruvian patients.

American Progressives Have Ignored Successful Alternatives to the Drug War

thefreshtoast - The cannabis communities (note the plural) were disappointed (again) last week when the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives delayed a vote on the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act until after the elections. Although it is obviously frustrating, the short delay may actually ensure greater success in November. 

As an excellent report on MarijuanaMoment.com pointed out, the bill actually has the support of a majority of the House Republicans, but some moderate House Democrats (an endangered species) were afraid of being mocked by prohibitionists in November.  

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