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Carl’s Jr. is making history this 4/20.

On Saturday, Carl’s Jr. will debut the CBD-infused “Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight” at a single location in Denver. The CBD burger will be available for $4.20 during the one-day test, fittingly held on April 20, a weed-filled celebration for many Americans.

With the test, Carl’s Jr. would become the first major fast-food chain to roll out a cannabis-infused menu item — even if just for a one-location, one-day event.

The CheeseBurger Delight consists of two beef patties, topped with pickled jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, fries, and CBD-infused “Santa Fe Sauce.”

– Read the entire article at Business Insider.

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Cannabis legalization is getting a concentrated push in the state of Wisconsin, where on Thursday Rep. Melissa Sargent of Madison announced that she would propose legislation to legalize recreational marijuana.

“The palate for legalization of cannabis in the state of Wisconsin is far more popular than probably the ratings for most politicians in this building,” said Sargent, delivering a fabulous piece of shade that should be printed onto t-shirts. Sargent has proposed a similar bill four out of her six years in office.

Legalization activism has a lot of history in the state, but cannabis advocates gained a formidable ally last year when voters elected Governor Tony Evers, a cancer survivor who ran on the campaign platform that adult use cannabis was essential. Evers included funds for greater allowance of medical marijuana use and a cannabis offense expungement program in his 2019 state budget, which he announced in February.

Upon hearing of Evers’ proposal, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos commented that the governor’s plan “appears to go too far.”

A poll released earlier this month by Marquette University Law School found that 59 percent of Wisconsin residents support legalization. Such has been the support for cannabis regulation in Wisconsin that individual

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C.J. (Christopher Jordan) Wallace, son of the late, legendary rapper Notorious B.I.G., recalls feeling a flush of pride as he moved to Los Angeles as an eight-year-old. As he and his mother, singer Faith Evans, listened to LL Cool J’s classic “Going Back to Cali,” he recalls, “I can remember feeling proud, knowing he always wanted to move here.”

C.J. has worked as an actor, playing his young father in the 2009 biopic “Notorious” and working in films like “Everything Must Go” and “Kicks” as well as the TV series, “Scream.” And his latest venture is related to his dad’s legacy as well: the cannabis brand Think BIG, a partnership with the brand Lowell Herb Co., with a pre-roll pack dubbed “The Frank White Creative Blend,” named after the Christopher Walken drug-dealer character in Abel Ferrara’s “King of New York,” It was an alter ego adopted by his father and first heard on “The What,” a track from BIG’s 1994 classic “Ready to Die.” The company will produce cannabis products —such pre-rolls, vapes, gummies, apparel, stationary, pens and more.

– Read the entire article at Variety.

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Ride-hailing service Lyft will be offering Massachusetts residents a discount of $4.20 on Saturday in an effort to help prevent impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel. The promotion on the cannabis community’s favorite holiday is a collaboration between Lyft, cannabis dispensary New England Treatment Access (NETA), and the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association (MCOPA).

This is the first 4/20 since Massachusetts legalized recreational marijuana and sales at dispensaries began last November. Tyler George, the regional director of Lyft New England, said in a statement that the company was providing 4/20 revelers a safe option to get around town.

“This 4/20, we’re encouraging those taking part to plan ahead with a Lyft ride as we continue to work towards safer streets and communities,” said George. “We’re thrilled to be collaborating with the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and NETA as we work toward a similar goal and commitment, as well as provide Boston residents with a responsible and reliable ride option. We’re also incredibly thankful to our drivers who help people celebrating in Boston get to where they need to go.” 

According to Lyft, the availability of ride-hailing services makes 63 percent of its Boston riders less likely to drive

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When people think of weed-friendly states, Alabama is probably not one of the states that comes to mind. But now, a new bill could introduce some important changes to Alabama’s cannabis laws.

While the new bill will not legalize cannabis, it could go a long way toward reducing the penalties for those caught with weed. And many in the state see that as a positive step forward.

Alabama’s New Marijuana Bill

Yesterday, Alabama’s new marijuana bill cleared its first major hurdle. Specifically, it was approved by the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee. In fact, the bill didn’t just pass, it passed by a unanimous 11-0 vote.

Now that it’s cleared that Committee, the bill is now in line to move on to the Senate.

If the bill eventually passes into law, it will introduce a number of potentially important changes to Alabama’s cannabis laws.

For starters, it will revise how the state defines marijuana-related offenses. These revisions dramatically alter current laws.

For example, under current laws a person caught with cannabis for purposes other than personal use, or a person with a previous cannabis conviction who gets caught with weed, can be charged with first-degree possession.

This is currently classified as

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Pot icons Cheech and Chong will be on hand to celebrate the grand opening of the Puyallup Native American tribe’s new retail cannabis shop this weekend, according to media reports. The Commencement Bay Cannabis store in the Tacoma, Washington area made its debut on April 10 and will celebrate the grand opening this Saturday for the 420 high holiday.

The new store is located on Portland Avenue across from the Puyallup Tribal Administration offices It is the latest venture of Puyallup Tribal Cannabis Enterprises, which also operates its first Commencement Bay Cannabis store and a state-licensed cannabis testing lab, Medicine Creek Analytics, in Fife, Washington. The enterprise generate funds to provide “education, training and support for thousands of tribal citizens,” according to its mission statement.

Puyallup Tribal Council Chairman Bill Sterud said during the store’s soft opening that the second cannabis shop will provide new opportunities for its members and the community.

“This store means a lot,” said Sterud. “It’s economic development at its best. It’s medicine at its best. It’s people getting together at its best.”

The shop sells a full range of cannabis products including flower, oils, topicals, edibles, and more. Customers may choose personal service from the

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Legislation to decriminalize the possession of personal amounts of marijuana has been passed unanimously by an Alabama Senate committee.

The Senate Judiciary Committee recently voted 11 to 0 to pass the marijuana decriminalization bill, sending it towards a vote by the full Senate. The vote marks a massive shift increase in support from just last year, when the committee passed the measure 6 to 4 (though it eventually stalled in the House). If passed by the full Senate, the measure would then need to pass the House of Representatives before it can be sent to Governor Kay Ivey (R) for consideration.

Under the proposed law, those caught possessing no more than an ounce of marijuana would be hit with, at most, a $250 fine for the first two offenses, and a $500 fine for subsequent offenses. As noted by Marijuana Moment, possession of more than an ounce but less than two ounces would be considered a class A misdemeanor, while possession of more than two ounces would be a class C felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

The legislation could “decrease receipts” for the state government’s general fund from fines, according to a state fiscal note,

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It’s hard to ignore the rumblings for legal marijuana in North Carolina. This week, some policymakers are focusing first on decriminalization measures. On Monday, four state representatives filed as primary sponsors for HB 766, which would erase penalties for possessing four ounces or less of cannabis, making it “no longer unlawful.”

The bill would make the cut offs for drug offenses that qualify as misdemeanors and felonies higher. Under current law, possession of more than a half ounce makes your crime a misdemeanor. A felony awaits those convicted of more than one and a half ounces. Under the new bill, you would have to be convicted of possession of more than four ounces to get a misdemeanor, and more than a whopping 16 ounces for it to qualify as a felony.

HB 766 would also compel the Department of Justice to review court records and expunge all possession charges of less four ounces of marijuana, allowing individuals to file their own petition with the court system before the DOJ’s deadline of July 1, 2020. It’s not the most agile system that has been proposed for such a process of retroactive justice — for each expungement, a hearing would be required

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It is not at all uncommon for companies to climb onto the 4/20 bandwagon and release specialty weed-themed products in honor of the unofficial cannabis holiday.

And this year, the fast food industry is making a splash. Specifically, Carl’s Jr. will become the first major fast food chain in the country to release a cannabis-infused food product.

The burger chain recently announced that it will sell a brand new CBD-infused burger this Saturday only.

Introducing the Rocky Mountain High CBD Burger

The new burger is called the Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight. And according to Business Insider, the burger is supposed to include two beef patties topped with pickled jalapeños, pepper jack cheese, french fries, and the real star—a brand new, CBD-infused Santa Fe Sauce.

For now, the specialty burger will only be sold at the Carl’s Jr. located at 4050 Colorado Blvd., in Denver, Colorado.

The restaurant will start selling the CBD burger at 6 a.m. this Saturday. And it will sell the sandwich for as long as supplies last.

Carl’s Jr. will sell the Rocky Mountain High CBD burger for—you guessed it—$4.20.

Of course, because the burger will contain only CBD and no THC, don’t expect to get

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Canadians have been able to legally buy recreational marijuana for six months, but some say the prices are still too high.

“It’s basically three times the price,” said Taylor, whose identity Global News is protecting. “The price is the biggest factor for me right now.”

For nearly three years, Taylor has been purchasing her weed illegally through an online site in British Columbia to help her calm her anxiety.

But on Oct. 17, like hundreds of Manitobans, she lined up outside the first legal cannabis dispensaries in Winnipeg to buy her weed.

– Read the entire article at Global News.

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