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High There News Round-Up: Aug. 2nd, 2021

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

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By High There

August 2, 2021

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


Charles Koch

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

Louisiana Decriminalization Bill Taking Effect August 1st, 2021


A streetcar, by Chelsea Audibert via Unsplash

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


Canadian flag in Ottawa, by Jason Hafso via Unsplash

“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


A spooled industrial hose, by Dom Heartley via Unsplash

“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


Hotel lounge, by Nick Karvounis via Unsplash

“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


Soda cans, by James Yarema via Unsplash

“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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