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Canada working on action plan against illegal online cannabis sales
MJBizDaily.com
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Canada is working on a plan to hinder its thriving online market for illegal cannabis, potentially to the benefit of legal operators that have to compete with the illicit market and its lower cost of compliance.
Two New Cannabis Bills would Set Violation Fines as High as $50,000 per day
CaliforniaGlobe.com
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Illegal cannabis operators, especially retailers, are prevalent in California and outnumber their legal counterparts. The California state legislature is attempting to correct this imbalance by targeting landlords and other third parties that assist and abet these illegal businesses with fines reaching as high as $50,000 per day.
Australia to Increase Scrutiny of Imported Medical Cannabis
MJBizDaily.com
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In Australia, over 90% of cannabis prescriptions are supplied via the import market. In order to ensure the safety of these products, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration plans to increase the inspection of imported products.
State Plan to 'Harmonize' Marijuana Program would Wreak Havoc Critics say
PressHerald.com
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The Maine legislature is moving to “harmonize” (consolidate) their medical and recreational cannabis programs across the state. A new bill would apply the same regulations to both programs and would allow the state to impose hefty fines on violators. Mass expansion of regulation with little advance notice is not uncommon in states where cannabis is already legal. An operator’s ability to navigate surprises on the regulatory landscape is vital to survival.
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