Biden Issues Blanket Pardons For Simple Marijuana Possessions, Calls For Legal Reforms

President Joe Biden will pardon all prior federal offenses of simple possession of marijuana, he announced on Thursday.

The president is also calling on governors to pardon state marijuana offenses. He will also ask the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the attorney general to review how the drug is scheduled under current federal law.


“Criminal records for marijuana possession have also imposed needless barriers to employment, housing, and educational opportunities,” Biden said in a statement. “And while white and Black and brown people use marijuana at similar rates, Black and brown people have been arrested, prosecuted, and convicted at disproportionate rates.”

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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Council deals with issue of wholly-locally owned cannabis dispensary – Porterville Recorder

The Porterville City Council again dealt with the issue of what exactly defines wholly-locally owned as far as awarding the third cannabis dispensary in the city is concerned.

The issue came up during the council’s meeting on Tuesday. It was reported at Tuesday’s meeting all three candidates being considered for the city’s third cannabis dispensary meet the criteria of wholly-locally owned as established by the council.

But there were still concerns expressed at Tuesday’s meeting about how the city has conducted the process to determine someone who’s wholly-locally owned to be awarded the cannabis dispensary. And representatives for Bloom Farms were again at Tuesday’s meeting to state they’ve really been the only wholly-locally owned applicant through the entire process and should be awarded the third cannabis dispensary.

Two people who regularly attend council meetings, Horowitz Jewelry owner David Horowitz, and Rae Dean Strawn also stated their support for Bloom Farms to be awarded the cannabis dispensary.

Bloom Farms along with Main Street Apothecary and Uncle Green are the three candidates being considered for the dispensary. At its meeting on Tuesday, the council approved setting a meeting for 6 p.m. Monday, October 24 to interview the candidates and the meeting will be open

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Jazz Dispensary Announces Vinyl Reissue of Johnny Hammond’s Funk-Jazz Masterpiece ‘Gears’ – Broadway World

Craft Recordings and Jazz Dispensary are proud to announce Johnny Hammond’s 1975 funk-jazz masterpiece, Gears, as the latest release from Jazz Dispensary’s acclaimed Top Shelf series. Produced by Larry and Fonce Mizell, who were instrumental in the development of fusion, the keyboardist’s classic album offers a euphoric blend of jazz, soul, funk, and disco for a supremely groovy listen.

As with all titles in the album-centric Top Self Series, which reissues the highest-quality, hand-picked rarities, Gears has been cut from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and pressed on audiophile-quality 180-gram vinyl at RTI. The LP is housed in a tip-on jacket, featuring faithfully reproduced original designs. Long out-of-print in the U.S., Gears is due out November 4th and available to pre-order beginning today (10/6) exclusively at

Also available to pre-order now is Jazz Dispensary’s Fall ’22 merch collection, which includes a new logo T-shirt and crewneck, a zeotropic slipmat from record animatorDrew Tetz, a corduroy logo hat, and a bumper sticker.

Additionally, Jazz Dispensary is unveiling its new Impressionistees series, which enlists guest artists to create original T-shirt designs inspired by classic albums. The series launches with a t-shirt from graphic designer and self-declared music fan, Matt

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420 TeaTime Offers Delights For Imbibers And Abstainers In Wonderland-Themed Tea Room And Dispensary – Los Alamos Daily Post

420 TeaTime owner Christa Tyler in her Mad Hatter Lounge in White Rock. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Welcome to the Tea Room at 420 TeaTime. The kitchen serves both cannabis-enhanced and cannabis-free food and drink. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos Daily Post

A slice of Wonderland popped up Sept. 1 in White Rock when 420 TeaTime opened its doors. Located in the former Pig + Fig Café space at 35 Rover Blvd., Suite G, TeaTime has been transformed into a Wonderland-themed tearoom and cannabis dispensary that also caters to those who prefer their pastries and beverages cannabis-free. It’s designed to be a place to hang out in a fun environment for imbibers and abstainers alike.

“I’ve always dreamed about owning a business,” owner Christa Tyler said. “In October 2021 when I learned that Los Alamos County was going to allow dispensaries, I got to work on a business plan. By May, I had investors. I opened Sept. 1. Everything is coming together, and business has been steady.”

Tyler’s parents were nervous at first, but now they’re fully onboard, she said.

“My dad and I remodeled the space together and I designed the interior,” Tyler

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Czech It Out: Cannabis Legalization Trend Continues in Europe

Czechia, officially known as the Czech Republic, may soon the join the growing list of European countries with legal adult-use cannabis. Czech National Anti-Drug Coordinator Jindřich Vobořil is drafting the requisite legislation, which could be in place by 2024.

As to what the new law might look like:

The new measures should establish the level of narcotic substances that legal marijuana products can contain. Marijuana growers would need a license and the law would clearly specify who they could deliver their product to. Some shop owners could also receive a license, Mr. Vobořil said. The amount of marijuana that people could purchase would be limited and buyers could be required to register with the state, he said.

The possession and cultivation of cannabis, under certain thresholds, was decriminalized in the Czech Republic in 2010. Medical use was legalized in 2013, but only for the treatment of certain ailments, and with THC and CBD levels capped at 19% and 7.5%, respectively. Home cultivation for personal use is allowed, though THC levels are capped at 1%.

Much of the impetus for Czech adult-use cannabis legalization is coming from the Pirate Party, a member of the Czech Republic’s governing coalition. Back in 2020,

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Star Buds Dispensary Announces Longmont Customer Appreciation Fall Festival Details – Shoreline Beacon

Elevate Announces New South Los Angeles Cannabis Dispensary & Grand Opening – Shoreline Beacon

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Los Angeles, California–(Newsfile Corp. – October 6, 2022) – California-based dispensary, Elevate, has announced their opening of a new retail location in South Los Angeles. With their other medical and recreational cannabis dispensary locations in Los Angeles and Woodland Hills, Elevate is already known for their commitment to providing safe access to cannabis products for healing and wellness. A grand opening celebration is planned for Saturday, October 8th, to thank the community for their continued support and invite the public to learn more about the Elevate brand and products.

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Elevate Announces New South Los Angeles Cannabis Dispensary & Grand Opening

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The experienced dispensary operations team is excited to create another space for the local community to explore the holistic healing possibilities of cannabis.

“We are extremely grateful to our loyal customers in Woodland Hills and Los Angeles that have allowed us to open this new dispensary. We look forward to providing the South Los Angeles community with our signature variety of premium products at low prices with outstanding service and attention to our

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Ask a Stoner: If Marijuana Sales Are Down, How Are New Dispensaries Opening? – Westword

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Colfax Carl

Dear Carl: Two things can be true at the same time. Marijuana sales are bad, but business owners still believe in the power of pot. Dispensary revenue is down across Colorado, thanks to fewer out-of-state customers and a year-long drop in wholesale prices. This has pushed a handful of dispensaries to sell, close up shop or, in more than one case, get shut down because of failure to pay sales taxes. At the same time, dispensaries still present lucrative opportunities for investors with deeper pockets than mom-and-pop operations trying to pay bills week to week.

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Two Arizona Marijuana Dispensaries Acquired –

A leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, Curaleaf, announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Tryke Companies (“Tryke”) (dba as Reef Dispensaries), a privately held vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis operator. With the close of the transaction, Curaleaf’s national footprint has reached 29 cultivation sites and 144 dispensaries nationwide.

Matt Darin, CEO of Curaleaf, said, “As we continue to unite the strength of our brands, products and cultivation channels to lead the industry, we’re excited to join forces with Tryke to deliver additional value for our customers and retailers in Arizona, Nevada and Utah. This deal represents a significant opportunity with strong long-term growth potential, and we are now strategically positioned us to accelerate our growth in the West.”

Tryke Companies Highlights: Four recreational and medical dispensaries: two in Nevada and two in  two in Arizona. Expansive product offering including a wide variety of in-house and third-party flower, concentrates, vape cartridges, edibles, topicals and CBD products. Extensive portfolio of processing licenses with 30,000 square feet of cultivation; capacity to expand to 80,000 square feet over the next three years.

Curaleaf is opening a new dispensary in North Scottsdale this month. Stay tuned to for

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Prunedale’s first cannabis dispensary brings a local ethic to its operation. – Monterey County Weekly

San Miguel Canyon Road tends to get clogged near its Highway 101 and 156 exits. Fortunately, there are things to do along San Miguel Canyon Road – things to eat, smoke and be merry.

White Fire cannabis dispensary is the first such shop in Prunedale. It is operated by Grupo Flor, a company founded in 2015 that owns two East of Eden dispensaries – in Moss Landing and Salinas – and another White Fire in San Jose. The company started in Salinas. In each city where Grupo Flor has opened a retail store, 100 percent of the workforce is made up of local residents. “We are extremely proud to have met that community promise,” the company notes on its website.

The inside of the Prunedale store, which opened in 2021, is bright and inviting, with an all-female staff at the moment of the Weekly’s visit. Most of the product suppliers represented have their own glass case with a logo above, and White Fire carries local California products, such as Kanha, PLUS, or Select.

The shop has everything you would expect: flower, vape, pre-rolls and more, with daily specials (Flower Mondays, Vape Tuesdays, etc.), including $0.05 pre-rolls and $10 off for first-time customers.

That said,

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