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If you’re looking for work amid the pandemic and live in a legal state, the cannabis industry is hiring. New data published in the 2020 edition of the annual Marijuana Business Factbook reports the U.S. cannabis industry is expected to add almost 250,000 full-time jobs between 2020 and 2024. The cannabis industry employed around 165,000-210,000 workers in 2019, but the number is expected to jump 50% by year’s end — or, 240,000-295,000 workers. These figures represent those who work directly with

Memphis Music Hall of Famer Juicy J has announced a new solo album. The Three 6 Mafia co-founder will release, “The Hustle Continues” on October 14th. The project will feature guest appearances by a number of top names in hip-hop including Megan Thee Stallion (for whom Juicy J produced the chart topping "Hot Girl Summer"), Lil Baby, Logic, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, and Ty Dolla $ign, among others. As part of the album announcement, Juicy J also confirmed his involvement with the

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi defended a provision in the $3 trillion Democratic stimulus bill that would allow legal cannabis businesses to access banking services Friday, while attacking "misrepresentation" in Republicans' proposed package. Asked to respond to the accusation that the cannabis language is not "directly related" to the coronavirus response, the California Democrat said she does not agree. "This is a therapy that has proven successful," Pelosi said at a press conference. Pelosi did not cite any studies or health officials that have said cannabis

The House of Representatives on Thursday voted in favor of an amendment to protect all state, territory and tribal marijuana programs from federal interference. The measure, which would prevent the Department of Justice from using its funds to impede the implementation of cannabis legalization laws, passed in a 254-163 vote on the floor. Earlier in the day, it had been approved in an initial voice vote. Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Tom McClintock (R-CA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) sponsored

Trump’s executive order presents a major challenge for cannabis marketers who connect with customers through Twitter and Instagram. The bill could limit these companies’ ability to use social media in the same ways At this moment, the entire country is engaged in digesting the daily chaos of multiple crises. With everything that’s going on, it’s easy to miss some impactful changes. These changes could lead to difficult outcomes for those in the cannabis industry. In order to fully understand how to adapt,

California officials have started cracking down on unlicensed dispensaries with 12 tax warrants throughout Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) announced Wednesday that over the past several weeks twelve illegal cannabis retailers in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties were served tax warrants with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The CDTFA seized nearly a million dollars in illegal cannabis products that will be destroyed and approximately one hundred thousand dollars

Yesterday,(24 June 2020)  Dr. Teresa Frankovich, the Humboldt County Public Health Officer, continued her policy of not releasing information about even patient details that would seem to still leave the patients unidentifiable to the community. She would not confirm that information we received independently was correct. However, we have learned from an anonymous source that the nine additional COVID-19 positive cases which were confirmed yesterday were connected to one Southern Humboldt cannabis farm but those infected did not reside (or

The coronavirus pandemic has caused the cannabis industry to focus on operational efficiency rather than rapid growth, a shift that has resulted in layoffs in California and other locations across the country. But panelists at the MJBizConNEXT Direct conference on Monday also talked about ways operational disruptions can be cushioned by the creative restructuring of staff roles, and being vigilant about all expenses. A silver lining for cannabis companies that have the resources right now: It’s a good time to recruit talent from other industries. Three experts shared those

Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced last week that 2,735 Sonoma County marijuana convictions will be dismissed as part of a program initiated by her office with the assistance of the “Clear My Record” application, a state-wide software application that allows district attorneys to securely and accurately evaluate eligibility for Proposition 64 relief by reading and interpreting criminal history data from the California Department of Justice. Proposition 64, which was passed into law by ballot initiative in 2016, amended provisions

BUSINESS WIRE | SANTA ROSA, CA Hydroponic fertilizer manufacturer Emerald Harvest has supplied WeedMD Inc. with its line of award-winning nutrients and supplements and is working closely with the company in adopting best practices to maximize crop performance of its terpene-rich cultivars. Full press release with multimedia: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200629005835/en/ A high-performance mechanical planter and premium nutrient supply contributed to some of the efficiency gains and quality improvements by WeedMD. WeedMD Inc. (TSX-V:WMD) (OTCQX:WDDMF) (FSE:4WE) the publicly-traded Canadian cannabis grower and distributor, recently announced that it planted more