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June 14, 2019
Nevada Lawmakers Ban Employers From Denying Applicants Who Fail Marijuana Tests

Nevada has become the first state to ban employers from refusing to hire job applicants because they tested positive for marijuana in a drug screening. A bill signed by Gov. Steve Sisolak prohibits, with some... more »

June 13, 2019
Colorado Generates More than $1 Billion in Marijuana Revenue

Colorado has surpassed $1 billion in tax revenue from marijuana sales since recreational use was legalized in 2014. According to a news release, the Colorado Department of Revenue announced that marijuana sales have reached over... more »

June 11, 2019
Texas Legalizes Hemp Production

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a new law on Monday that will allow local farmers to grow hemp as a crop. The law goes into effect immediately. House Bill 1325 allows Texas to set up... more »

June 11, 2019
Nevada Employers Banned from Refusing to Hire Applicants Who Fail Drug Test

Nevada has become the first state to ban employers from refusing to hire job applicants who fail a marijuana screening test. Gov. Steve Sisolak signed the law on June 5, and it will take effect... more »

June 5, 2019
Report: U.S. MJ Sales May Triple to $30 Billion by 2023

Marijuana Business Daily recently published its 7th annual Marijuana Business Factbook, which details sale projections for the legal cannabis industry in the U.S. between 2018 and 2023. The report breaks down revenue projections into ranges;... more »

June 3, 2019
Google Bans Marijuana Delivery Apps

Google updated its Play Store and has added a rule banning apps that facilitate the sale of marijuana or marijuana products — whether they're operating legally or not. The new policy states that the Google... more »

June 1, 2019
Illinois House Approves Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Illinois will become the 11th state in the country to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults under a bill that won final passage in the state legislature on Friday. With a bipartisan vote... more »

May 30, 2019
ColorPoint KY, AgTech Scientific Merge; Announce Plans to Convert Kentucky Operations for Hemp Production

ColorPoint KY, has transitioned to become a hemp-only company and has merged operations with AgTech Scientific of Paris, Kentucky. The fully vertically integrated hemp company will immediately become a leader of outdoor and indoor grown... more »

May 28, 2019
TSA Approves CBD-Containing Drug on Flights

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will now permit a pediatric epilepsy drug containing cannabis on flights, according to the agency's guidelines. The guidelines state that "products/medications that contain hemp-derived CBD or are approved by the... more »

May 25, 2019
New Law to Allow Colorado Doctors to Prescribe Marijuana in Place of Opioids

A new law will allow doctors in Colorado to prescribe marijuana to patients instead of opioids. Gov. Jared Polis signed the legislation last week. It expands the list of medical conditions that qualify for medical... more »

May 25, 2019
Report: Industrial Hemp Market to Hit $270 Million by 2025

The Industrial Hemp Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $180 million to more than $270 million by 2025 according to a new study released by Global Market Insights,... more »

May 20, 2019
Free ‘Transitioning to Cannabis’ Webinar to Take Place June 20

GPN Magazine and Cannabis Product News are hosting a free webinar on June 20, 2019. The webinar, "Transitioning to Cannabis," will discuss considerations growers should make before taking the plunge into cannabis production. The presenter,... more »

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