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New Washington state cannabis regulations reflect concern about federal threat

By Bart Schaneman

Washington state’s updated marijuana rules serve notice that regulators are feeling pressure from a U.S. attorney general who opposes legalized cannabis.

The regulations guide the state’s cannabis businesses toward stricter compliance with the Cole Memo – the sector’s best protector against the federal government.

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California cannabis rules taking shape: Q&A with MJ attorney Khurshid Khoja

By John Schroyer

California took a big step forward in June by passing a law designed to streamline government oversight for the state’s medical and recreational marijuana industries.

Because the new measure combines two laws, it’s complicated.

So Marijuana Business Daily enlisted cannabis attorney Khurshid Khoja to help break it down.

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Chart: Cannabis industry employs 165,000-plus workers

By Eli McVey With 165,000-230,000 full- and part-time workers, the U.S. cannabis industry has quickly become a major job generator. Cannabis-related businesses now employ more people than there are dental hygienists and bakers in the United States and will soon surpass the number of telemarketers and pharmacists.

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South Carolina prepares to launch nation’s latest hemp program

By Margaret Jackson South Carolina is gearing up to become the latest state to allow hemp cultivation, a move that’s expected to create opportunities for farmers, makers of hemp-based products and ancillary companies offering goods and services to those growing and processing the plant.

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