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Former health execs accused of medical pot smuggling in Minnesota

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After months of legal battles over the felony drug charges against the former chief medical officer of Vireo Health, Dr. Laura Bultman, and Vireo’s downtown White Plains dispensary, has been upheld.

A Court of Appeals in Minnesota upheld the charges rejecting the officers’ bid to toss the charges.  The appellate decision means that a trial is more likely now.

The Accusations

The two ex-Vireo senior execs were accused of smuggling medical marijuana from Minnesota to New York. The accusations note that the two used the firm’s armored automobile to move medicated cannabis oil between two states illegally.

After reviewing the case as to whether the laws addressed the smuggling of medical pot across the two-state borders well enough, the court ruled that the law didn’t allow the transfer.

The Legal Argument

According to the Minnesota regulations, the apparent smuggling case turns out to point out various legal arguments. For instance, the first argument could be either that some criminals desperately smuggled the medical cannabis in the armored SUV packed with almost $500,000 of cannabis oil.

The other scenario is that maybe respected corporate officers would have transported (behind the masks) the state-licensed medical cannabis from the Minnesota-based company to the affiliate in New York.

Some aspects of the case also have few other connections to the New York State’s medical cannabis program, like allegations that the cannabis oil was illegally sold to patients which were later tested at the state government’s Wadsworth Lab.

The Department of Health in New York, which oversees the cannabis program, reported that it was independently investigating the smuggling allegations and said to release the findings when the case concludes.

 The alleged smuggling could indeed be illegal according to the Appellate Court. The two officers are charged with transferring medical cannabis to some unauthorized person.

Nevertheless, the case has implications for the growing cannabis industry in Minnesota and New York. Perhaps, it has exposed some potential holes in the efforts the government is putting into preventing medical cannabis from crossing the state borders. These scenarios increase the threat of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration raids on the companies licensed by the state laws.

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9 Tips To Consider When Shopping For Your Next Smoking Device

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Today, you can find a variety of smoking devices on the market. If you are smoking cannabis, there are various ways to do so. In case you want to find the right one, there are considerations when shopping for a new smoking device. 

How To Find The Right Smoking Device 

If you choose a water pipe, bubbler, bowl, or one-hitter, consider your smoking habits and preferences, and, of course, check out reputable sites, such as daily high club, to see great choices.

Here are some tips you ought to consider when shopping for your next smoking device:

  1. If you enjoy smoking alone and eager to use a portable device, a one-hitter or bowl works best. Most come in glass, ceramic, silicone, or wood, and can vary in size.  
  2. Depending on the type of smoking device you’ll choose, a bowl or a one-hitter might cost USD$5 to USD$50. It all depends on the material and size.
  3. Bubblers and water pipes might be the right choice due to the addition of water. They work by cooling the smoke before inhalation. The result is a less harsh hit. Some water pipes even have ice pinches or percolators for a smooth experience.  
  4. A water pipe is the best choice for those who enjoy smoking in groups or want a customizable experience. As for bubblers, they’re a good option for those who want a smooth experience, but a less intense one. You’re likely to find them in…
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Online Dispensary Sales Boom – What Consumers Need to Know to Stay Safe…

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With everything going on in the world, the trend has been to turn to online sources for ordering all of our basic human necessities. And what’s more of a necessity than weed? Your weed cravings don’t have to go unmet just because the entire world is on lockdown, and this is all thanks to online dispensaries. 

But before you jump headfirst into the world of ordering weed online, there are a few things you should know to make the most of your experience.

It’s All About Reputation

Before buying any product, it’s always a good idea to peruse through reviews. There’s no better way to get a feel for a dispensary’s reputation than to read into the thoughts and opinions of fellow customers. This will give you an idea of a dispensary’s values when it comes to product quality and variety, customer service, and pricing. 

According to Online Dispensary Canada Guide, it’s important to research the reputation of a dispensary before making a purchase. This can be done through sources like Trustpilot.com and Reddit. Try not to focus solely on the reviews directly on a dispensary’s website, but check out opinions from a variety of sources.

Quantity Isn’t Everything

We all know the phrase quality over quantity, and that phrase applies to your online weed shopping practices. Although having a variety of products to choose from is a major perk, what’s more important is the quality of the products…

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Why the ACMPR Is So Popular with Medical Marijuana Patients in Canada

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Depending on your home country, accessing medical marijuana may just be easier than ever for you. This is the case for North Americans, Canadians in particular. Since the early 2000s, Canada has been successfully implementing a medical marijuana program for patients called the ACMPR. 

Although this program (also referred to as the MMPR and MMAR in the past) has been around in some form or another for decades, it is continuing to grow in popularity. But why? It’s not just because Canadians want an excuse to grow cannabis plants from home… 

What Is the ACMPR?

Before discussing the growing popularity of the ACMPR program, it’s important to have a solid understanding of what it actually is. ACMPR stands for Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. For those who are eligible and have a valid medical condition that requires the use of cannabis for treatment, the ACMPR allows for easy access to cannabis. 

Not only does it allow medical patients to easily access medical-grade marijuana from licensed producers throughout the country, but it allows patients to cultivate their own plants from home. Unlike the recreational cannabis laws which allow citizens to grow no more than 4 plants from home, the ACMPR determines plant counts based on medical needs. 

Canadians who use the ACMPR license to grow from home have a predetermined plant count based on the number of grams prescribed per day. For example, if you receive a prescription…

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