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Congressional Leaders Can’t Agree on SAFE Banking Act, Fails to Pass

For some time the SAFE Banking Act was bringing unity to legislators in the cannabis conversation. As of last month, however, language about weed and banking has been excluded from the now filed Defense Spending bill. According to news sources, congressional leaders eliminated the provisions attached to the bill after an agreement on the specifics …

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem; photo by Bart Pfankuch, South Dakota News Watch

South Dakota Governor Opposing Cannabis Drops Her Approval Rating

As some states struggle with their legal cannabis market, others are dealing with direct opposition to the legislation. South Dakota voters are furious with their governor “undermining” their efforts to pass cannabis by voter legislation. Last year, the state approved the measure. The measure was shot down by their Senate following a lawsuit from their …

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Illicit Businesses & Growers Led to Grow Seized in Oklahoma

A search warrant for one of the farms near Depew was served before the event occurred. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority aided in the investigation; finding that even though one of the businesses had proper licensing, it was selling cannabis out-of-state as well as on the illicit market. The raids were a result of the state’s health department and the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority looking to expand compliance and enforcement efforts. Bureau spokesman, Mark Woodward, explained that licensing is where they are seeing the most crime at the moment; but, the department has been overwhelmed and stretched to their limit. As a result, illicit growers and “ghost owners” hide behind their lack of manpower.

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Ongoing Cannabis Double Standard in LaRue Bratcher Case

It’s obvious that there’s a bias problem when it comes to business and cannabis. If it isn’t legality staring down like a wall of prosecution, it’s legal grey areas causing issues. The most recent comes from Oklahoma. An Army veteran and cannabis business owner, LaRue Bratcher, is charged with murder after fatally shooting a man …

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