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Bart Schaneman

Bart has worked as a reporter and editor since 2003 for newspapers in California, Nebraska and South Korea. He has won several awards for his writing and photography, including a Nebraska Press Association award for in-depth coverage of an environmental fight over fracking wastewater.His work has appeared in The Week, the Washington Post, Salon and the Omaha World-Herald, among other publications.

WA regulators to hear public comment on cannabis pesticide testing rules

Washington state cannabis regulators are holding a digital public hearing at 10 a.m. Pacific on Wednesday to receive comments from stakeholders about proposed testing rules that would require the addition of pesticide and heavy metal testing for all marijuana products produced, processed, and sold in the state.

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Wholesale marijuana, hemp oil prices fall nationwide amid growing supply of raw material

Wholesale prices of marijuana and hemp oil have fallen from a year ago, according to industry executives, reflecting rising oil production nationwide that has more than offset an uptick in cannabis sales amid the coronavirus pandemic. The drop in wholesale oil prices reflects multiple market factors working simultaneously – and sometimes at odds with one […]

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Two tribes take action to further marijuana markets

Recent action on the tribal front regarding cannabis saw the first tribal-owned marijuana business open in Michigan, and, in Oklahoma, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation passed a law protecting tribal members with state-issued medical marijuana cards.

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Cresco cannabis cultivation workers unionize in Massachusetts

Cannabis cultivation employees at a Cresco Labs facility in Fall River, Massachusetts, completed the process to unionize. According to a news release, “an overwhelming majority of workers” were officially certified by the Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations to join United Food and Commercial Workers Local 328, which now allows the employees to negotiate a union […]

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