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JUDGE: NEW YORK – PAY VAPING BUSINESS LITIGATION COSTS

      There has been a string of good vaping news over the last few weeks.   Nothing that I would considering earth shattering, but wins none the less.   This particular win is with the state of NY.  A Judge has ordered that New York must  pay for the attorney costs of the plaintiffs. This article is still biased against the vaping industry but I will take good rulings from any news source.    The selective abuse vaping has taken (i.e. cant sell menthol vapes, but you can sell menthol cigarettes in many states) is further complicated with the […]

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New York tries to restore order to CBD market, clears way for hemp-infused drinks – Pressconnects

CLOSE Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo remains optimistic, and says the issues surrounding the rising industry ‘happens when you try something new.’ pressconnects.com New regulations proposed in New York will assure consumers that CBD products manufactured and sold in the state meet minimum potency and safety standards while also clearing the way for hemp-infused beverages and food. The long-awaited rules were largely hailed by industry, but included one glaring omission that raised objections from growers and processors who are trying to reinvigorate a business stuck in neutral following once grand growth projections. Among the prohibitions contained in the 63 pages of recently released rules is a […]

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The Best Gifts for Cannabis Enthusiasts, According to Cannabis Enthusiasts – New York Magazine

Dominique Pariso is passionate about hunting for the lipstick that Navarro cheerleaders wear, the coolest plus-size jeans, and the next status candle. She is also a part-time dog-sitter. Photo: New Line Cinema/Courtesy Everett Collection Finding the right gift for a loved one who has a more … commercial hobby (cooking, crafting, reading) can be overwhelming enough. But if that loved one enjoys partaking in something more niche, like cannabis, and you do not, the task can be even more challenging. Still, as cannabis influencer Hashley explains, the growing legalization movement has led to a rise in novel, delightful, and practical […]

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America’s longest serving nonviolent cannabis prisoner to be released – New York Post

A man described as America’s longest serving inmate for nonviolent marijuana crimes will be sprung “early” from a Florida prison next month after serving 32 years behind bars, a nonprofit said. Richard DeLisi, 71, who was hit with a 90-year sentence in 1989 by a Polk County judge for marijuana trafficking, will be released in December from the Sunshine State’s South Bay Correctional Facility, the Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit working for criminal justice reform related to cannabis crimes, announced this week. DeLisi’s release date comes after the Last Prisoner Project along with pro-bono attorneys supplemented DeLisi’s previously filed clemency […]

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New York Releases Long-Awaited CBD Regulations – Hemp Grower

During the two-day NORML 2020 Conference, which celebrated the organization’s 50th year, activists discussed Oct. 23 their adult-use ballot measures being put in front of voters in four states this election year: Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota. Leaders behind these state campaigns spoke about distinctive campaign challenges and recapped their efforts with volunteer and paid canvassing and voter education. Speedfighter | Adobe Stock  Arizona – Proposition 207 In addition to collecting signatures with masks, gloves and melting pens in the desert heat, Smart and Safe Arizona, the group behind the state’s 2020 adult-use legalization ballot measure, was busy […]

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The Election’s Over, but Not the Stress. Any Edibles Left? – The New York Times

OAKLAND, Calif. — In the weeks leading up to November, Iashia Kilian felt her anxiety deepen. She knew her vote in the swing state of Michigan could help decide who the next president would be. She had done everything she could to help campaign for her candidate of choice. Now, all she could do was sit back, wait and make sure she had her favorite marijuana edibles at hand. “The panic, the anxious feelings, it has all been too much. I knew I was only going to get through it with some help,” said Ms. Kilian, 43, who lives in […]

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In 2018, New Yorkers flocked to Hudson County to gamble. Will they come now to buy marijuana? – nj.com

In 2018, New Yorkers started crossing the Hudson in search of a fix that was still outlawed in their home state. After New Jersey legalized betting on sports, New York bettors with gambling apps crossed into Hudson County just long enough to get a cell signal and make a few wagers before turning around. Now, after New Jersey’s historic vote to legalize recreational marijuana, some expect a repeat of those trips—this time, for cannabis. “Once sports betting went live, there were some great anecdotal stories about folks living in Manhattan who would jump on the PATH and go over to […]

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'Clarity is a good thing…' Proposed regs on CBD hailed by New York food & bev brands as 'pragmatic' and 'rational' – NutraIngredients-usa.com

In proposed amendments​​ to Title 10 (Health) of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York governing the sale of ingestible ‘cannabinoid hemp products,’ New York State’s Department of Health proposes that: Brands must state the amount of cannabinoids in the product and the milligrams per serving. The maximum is 25mg cannabinoids “per product​” for foods and beverages and 3,000mg per product (which might contain multiple servings) for dietary supplements. THC levels – which are capped at 0.3% – must be stated on the label in milligrams on a per serving and per package basis. […]

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CBD News Roundup: New York Hemp Industry Draft Regulations Bans CBD Flower

Here’s the latest CBD news: The New York Health Department’s new draft rules for the state’s hemp industry would effectively ban CBD flower products as well as require licensing for all segments of the hemp and CBD supply chain. Two New Zealand farmers have been threatened with a $100,000 fine and a loss of their hemp license for selling products containing CBD. Table of Contents New York Hemp Industry Draft Regulations Bans CBD Flower New Zealand Authorities Crack Down On Illegal CBD Sales New York Hemp Industry Draft Regulations Bans CBD Flower New hemp regulations proposed by the New York […]

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Murphy Names Head of Cannabis Panel to Set up Legal Weed – NBC New York

What to Know New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday named his associate counsel to lead the commission that will oversee the state’s new recreational marijuana marketplace. Dianna Houenou, who serves as legal counsel to Murphy’s administration, will chair the Cannabis Regulatory Commission. Additionally, Murphy also appointed Krista Nash as a member of the Commission, upon the recommendation of Senate President Steve Sweeney. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday named his associate counsel to lead the commission that will oversee the state’s new recreational marijuana marketplace. Dianna Houenou, who serves as legal counsel to Murphy’s administration, will chair the […]

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