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Vermont Lawmakers Finalize Bill for Cannabis Marketplace

Two years after legalizing, Vermont lawmakers have reached a final agreement on their proposal for a regulated adult-use cannabis marketplace.

Lawmakers in the Vermont House and Senate came to an agreement last night over legislation to legalize and regulate adult-use cannabis sales. The bill S.54 previously passed both legislative bodies but in different forms. Now, those differences have been reconciled and the bill needs final approval from the House and Senate it heads to the governor’s desk.

How Mexico's Legal Cannabis Market Impacts Domestic And International Markets

Mexico appears set on finally passing federal legislation after a series of delays.

Per federal law and five Supreme Court rulings in its favor, Mexican lawmakers were required to amend cannabis regulations. But it missed deadlines in October 2019 and April 2020. The Senate's failure to reach a consensus and the suspension of operations during the pandemic served as primary delays.

Climate Change Impacts Cannabis

 

No matter how we define it, the last twelve months have been a challenging year.

Naturally, weather plays a significant role in cultivating outdoor crops of any variety. Since the beginning of time, farmers have paced the floor during significant weather events, praying for as little damage as possible. However, this year, significant weather disasters have caused massive losses to farmers all across the nation, prompting experts to sound the alarm on climate change.

College students taking a COVID gap semester are turning to cannabis jobs

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the college experience. An August 2020 poll by College Reaction and Axios found that 22% of college students said they won’t be enrolling this fall semester. Many students citing a dissatisfaction with remote learning. Others are concerned about their health.

Can cannabis be a substitute for prescription drugs?

In order for a prescription drug to reach the market, it must be extensively studied, first in animal and then in human clinical trials. Safety, efficacy, and risks must be determined. But as anyone who has seen a commercial for a prescription drug knows, there are still side effects. There are risks in stopping a prescription. And, of course, there are the risks of addiction.

Wildfires Have Devastated the West Coast Cannabis Industry

 

The cannabis industry has been hit hard by wildfires raging up and down the West Coast.

It’s wildfire season in the U.S. and cannabis companies up and down the West Coast are feeling the impact. From burned farms and property to potentially contaminated crops from prolonged exposure to smoke, heat, and fire retardant, cannabis businesses in California and Oregon are bracing for yet another difficult fall.