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The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to overturn Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto of a bill that would allow for the home cultivation of cannabis by medical marijuana patients. The measure, HB 364, will now head to the Senate after the House voted 259 to 120 to override the veto.

Earlier this year, the Senate approved HB 364 by a margin of 14 to 10. Two additional votes will be needed in the Senate to override the veto by the required two-thirds majority. The Senate is expected to vote on the veto on Thursday.

All home cannabis cultivation is currently a felony under New Hampshire law. Under HB 364, registered medical marijuana patients and caregivers would be allowed to possess up to three mature cannabis plants, three immature plants, and 12 seedlings. The bipartisan and bicameral measure was sponsored by Democratic Rep. Renny Cushing and Republican Sen. John Reagan.

In the governor’s veto message, Sununu said that allowing home cultivation of cannabis would put a burden on law enforcement agencies in the state and compromise regulations to prevent the diversion of medical marijuana to the illegal market.

Activists Call on Senate to Follow Suit

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India has banned the sale of all e-cigarettes in the country in response to the string of vaping-related deaths in the United States, according to a report from CNN.

“Unfortunately, e-cigarettes got promoted initially as a way in which people can get out of the habit of smoking cigarettes. It was to be a weaning process from using cigarettes,” said India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

“The Cabinet rightly thought it is time and we immediately took a decision so that the health of our citizens, of our young, is not thrown to a risk,” she added.

US Lung Illnesses Prompt Action

Sitharaman said that the rash of lung illnesses that have been linked to vaping in the U.S. and domestic concerns about e-cigarettes led the Cabinet to act. She added that the government will soon issue an emergency ordinance banning all electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) devices. The ordinance will then be taken up by the nation’s Parliament during its next session to be enacted into law.

India’s ban on vaping products will prohibit the sale, manufacturing, importing, exporting, distribution, storage, and advertising of e-cigarettes. The ban applies to all ENDS, heat-not-burn, and e-hookah devices, according to a press release.

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A month after the initial announcement of the Clio Cannabis Awards, High Times and Clio are excited to reveal the choices for the inaugural jury. The Clio Cannabis jury is comprised of experts and executives in the cannabis space who have been determined to be the most qualified to decide who will be awarded those coveted Clios.

The jurors are:

Evan Goldberg, Co-Founder, Houseplant Lisa Buffo, Founder & CEO, Cannabis Marketing Association Rebecca Brown, Founder & CEO, Crowns Agency Jason DeLand, Founding Partner, dosist / Anamoly Tommy Means, Founder & CCO, Mekanism Elizabeth Hogan, VP of Brands, GCH, Inc. Olivia Mannix, Founder & CEO, Cannabrand Anne-Marie Dacyshyn, CMO, GSW Creative Corp Jason White, CMO, Cura Partners Greg Dacyshyn, Co-Founder, Camp High

Thanks to the tireless work of advocates and activists, cannabis legalization is spreading across the nation. And so, marketing and advertising has become even more important for brands and organizations as a way to stand out in the new green sea.

“As the cannabis industry evolves, brands will lead its development. How those brands create and market in this space is vital for the industry to explore and understand, especially given the regulatory constraints,” said juror Jason DeLand in a press release. He’s the

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With a new law on the books, Illinois is set to officially legalize recreational marijuana next year. But first, Chicago’s mayor wants to establish where it can and cannot be sold within the state’s major urban center.

Lori Lightfoot, who was elected and assumed office as Chicago’s mayor earlier this year, will reportedly introduce an ordinance on Wednesday that will divide the city into seven separate zones that will determine where the sale of marijuana will be permitted.

According to local news channel ABC7, all of downtown Chicago will be excluded, while special consideration will be given to districts where illegal cannabis sales are prevalent. Local lawmakers say they don’t want those neighborhoods excluded from the potential economic windfall from dispensaries.

But some officials who represent the downtown districts feel snubbed by the proposal, arguing that their areas could use that additional revenue, too.

“It doesn’t make sense from a revenue perspective,” said 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins, as quoted by ABC7. “There’s no question that we would generate the most revenue if we have dispensaries in the downtown area, also capturing money from tourists is the key to anything we are doing.”

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CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois teenager who fell ill with a lung disease after vaping for over a year sued a leading e-cigarette maker on Friday, accusing it of deliberately marketing to young people and sending the message that vaping is cool.

Attorneys filed a lawsuit in Lake County Circuit Court on behalf of 18-year-old Adam Hergenreder, who was hospitalized at the end of August for about a week after complaining of nausea and labored breathing.

The 85-page suit argued Juul Labs conveyed in advertisements and through social media campaigns that kids could boost their social status by vaping. It also said Juul never fully disclose their products contain dangerous chemicals.

“To put it mildly, Adam didn’t stand a chance to avoid getting hooked on these toxic timebombs,” said Hergenreder’s lawyer, Antonio Romanucci.

The filing comes as health officials investigate hundreds of breathing illnesses nationwide reported in people who used vaping devices. An Illinois man died in August after contracting a lung disease linked to vaping.

Hergenreder recently told the Chicago Tribune that last year he started buying homemade devices filled with THC, the high-inducing ingredient in marijuana, off the street. Vaping companies say blame should be put on those

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Lawmakers in Thailand are proposing a major change to the country’s marijuana law, and one that’s a significant step in the right direction.

As reported by Reuters, Thailand’s Bhumjaithai Party – part of the ruling coalition – has officially proposed legislation that would allow for up to six cannabis plants to be grown legally per household. Introduction of the proposal comes less than a year after the nation legalized medical marijuana.

Supachai Jaisamut of the Bhumjaithai Party, a third-largest partner in the coalition and in charge of the health ministry, said the draft law would allow up to six marijuana plants per household. Cannabis is still a drug under Thai law.

“The principle is for medical use, you can have it at home for ailments, but not smoke it on the street,” Supachai Jaisamut told Reuters. Jaisamut is part of the Bhumjaithai Party, which is teh third-largest partner in the coalition and is in charge of the health ministry

Supachai also told Reuters that the proposal would create the “Plant-based Drug Institute would have authority to purchase, extract and export cannabidiol (CBD), the chemical derived from the cannabis plan…. [he compares] it to the Californian model.”

Supachai says

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Science suggests that humans have been using psychoactive strains of cannabis for at least 2,500 years –  if not longer –  and for nearly as long, humans have experimented with ways to extract its compounds into a wide range of formulations. The earliest cannabis extractions can be traced back to the 10th Century in the Middle East where hashish (or hash) is believed to have originated and become the mind-altering substance of choice over alcohol. Over the subsequent centuries, the techniques for making hashish evolved as cannabis use spread around the world. However, it wasn’t until the 1960s and 1970s that advancements in science and technology would jumpstart a cannabis extract revolution in the West.

As a generation of homegrowers made cannabis more readily available across the U.S. and Canada, some people began to experiment with new ways to process the plant and extract its core compounds — either through trichrome harvesting or rudimentary cannabis infusions using butter or ghee on the stovetop or in slow cookers. Soon after, a few books were published on the subject while at the same time consumer-friendly extraction tools, such as the 1970s-era Isomerizer, were invented with the home extractor in mind

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Paraguay will begin accepting applications for the domestic production of cannabis for medical and research purposes next month, according to an announcement made last week by the country’s health minister. Julio Mazzolini, the minister of public health and social welfare, said in a press conference in Asunción on Thursday that a resolution to establish the rules to apply for the country’s first commercial cannabis production licenses had been approved by the ministry.

Licenses for five vertically integrated cannabis cultivation and manufacturing operations will be available. The National Health Surveillance (Dirección Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria/DNVS) will accept applications for the five licenses from October 1 through 31. Applicants will be required to include a certificate of good manufacturing practices; a plan for cannabis cultivation, transportation, and security; and a separate plan for exports, if applicable. The applicants that are awarded the licenses will be required to put them into use within 24 months.

Arnaldo Giuzzio, the chief of Paraguay’s anti-drug agency (Secretaría Nacional Antidrogas/SENAD), told the press that licenses would only be available to operations located in the Central Department, the smallest but most populated of Paraguay’s 17 departments.

Medical Cannabis Legalized in 2017

Paraguay legalized the medical use of cannabis

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Four chefs who cater to a host of dietary restrictions … and one who’ll, ahem, elevate things.

The Jewish High Holy Days are nigh, and that’s just the beginning of causes for celebration between now and the end of 2019. And while entertaining friends can be a lot of fun, in these times of heightened sensitivities and allergies to everything from gluten to opposing opinions, serving your guests can be a trick job to manage.

“People are really limiting how and what they eat,” says LA private chef and cookbook author Christina Xenos. “They are following trends and not all of it is good or necessary, but some of it is.”

One trend that’s fairly unimpeachable is our region’s penchant for premium-grade produce: we have access to a lot of healthy eating that’s also delicious, and that’s reflected in our cuisine. Xenos’s company, Sweet Greek, centers on the more balanced approach of the Mediterranean diet. “It focuses on eating a high proportion of vegetables, legumes, olive oil and grains along with some fish and poultry, and limits red meat and other animal products.”

– Read the entire article at Inside Hook.

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B.C.-based pot firm Evergreen Medicinal has licence suspended by Health Canada

British Columbia-based cannabis producer Evergreen Medicinal Supply had its licence to grow and sell legal marijuana in Canada suspended by Health Canada. The company’s suspension is the second time a Canadian producer had its licence withdrawn by federal regulators following Bonify’s suspension earlier this year. It also comes as investors await Health Canada’s ruling on what penalty it will enforce on CannTrust after the regulator found thousands of kilograms of cannabis being grown in unlicensed rooms. A Health Canada spokesperson said inspectors conducted an unannounced inspection at Evergreen’s facility in Saanichton, B.C. in April which found issues related to the company’s production practices, record-keeping, inventory control, and adherence to licence controls.

Cresco Labs buys Tryke for US$282M to give U.S. pot operator access to lucrative Vegas market

U.S. multistate cannabis operator Cresco Labs is buying Tryke Companies for US$282 million, the company said on Monday. Tryke Companies operates primarily in Nevada and Arizona with several cultivation and dispensary assets in those U.S. states. Tryke also has licences to operate in Utah, which passed legislation to allow for medical cannabis cultivation last December. PI Financial analysts said the deal gives

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