News Round-Up: August 2nd, 2021 (High There)

News Round-Up: August 2nd, 2021 (High There)

High There News Round-Up: Aug. 2nd, 2021
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There can be a lot to keep track of when it comes to the fast-paced world of cannabis information and news. Our roundup has everything you might have missed from the last week and more.

Charles Koch Offering Nearly $25M To Influence Cannabis Legalization & Criminal Justice Reform

“It should be the individual’s choice,” Koch said. “[Prohibition] is counterproductive.” (Link: Yahoo Finance)

Louisiana Decriminalization Bill Taking Effect August 1st, 2021

House Bill 652 amends state law so that offenses involving the possession of up to 14 grams of marijuana are punishable by a fine of no more than $100 – no arrest and no jail time. ” (Link: NORML.org)

Canada Reopening Border to Vaccinated U.S. Travelers; Not Cannabis

“Since Canada legalized cannabis in 2018, Mike Niezgoda with U.S. Customs and Border Protection said there have been a number of smuggling cases.” (Link: WSKG.org)

New Studies Show California Cannabis Farms Potentially Diverting Water From Wildlife Streams

“Our results suggest that proactive steps be taken to address groundwater use in cannabis regulations in California […]” (Link: Berkley.edu)

Changing Laws Allow for "Cannabis Lounges" in Las Vegas

“We want to make something that people can travel to, something like a club concept,” Farris said. “We know the pressure is on us to build something special.” (Link: LasVegasSun.com)

CBD & THC-Infused Beverages Seeking Retail Space

“They don’t want to smoke it. They don’t potentially want to vape it. But consuming it as a beverage is something that they can do.” (Link: Politico.com)

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