• Boris Johnson hires justice adviser who favors cannabis legalization

    Boris Johnson hires justice adviser who favors cannabis legalization

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is bringing in a leading advocate of cannabis legalization, Blair Gibbs, as a special adviser on crime and justice policy. Gibbs will join the administration from the Center for Medicinal Cannabis, a London-based industry group, which announced the move Wednesday on Twitter. Gibbs indicated on social media that he plans
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  • Aphria to open first cannabis retail store in Jamaica

    Aphria to open first cannabis retail store in Jamaica

    Sensi Medical Cannabis House by Aphria will sell proprietary strains and “high-end” weed accessories, and will also include a consumption lounge Canadian licensed producer (LP) Aphria is opening its first retail store in Jamaica. The cannabis behemoth said its subsidiary company Marigold Projects has been licensed to sell the drug via Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority. The shop,
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  • California Working Toward Certifying “Almost Organic” Cannabis

    California Working Toward Certifying “Almost Organic” Cannabis

    On July 24 in Sacramento, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) held its fourth meeting with cannabis farmers. The working group is developing a statewide “almost organic” cannabis certification standard, similar to the USDA organic label. Because cannabis remains a Schedule I narcotic under the federal Controlled Substances Act, it cannot be certified organic. The state
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