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The State of Cannabis: South Dakota Trails the Nation with Harsh Cannabis Laws

The upcoming year is going to be big for cannabis. Four states (Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington), along with Washington D.C., have legalized recreational cannabis and that number will likely double, maybe even triple in 2016. Most importantly, there are now strong indications that California will be joining this select group. Medical cannabis is now

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State of Cannabis: South Carolina

This is proving to be a big year for cannabis. As a result, we are ranking the fifty states from worst to best on how they treat cannabis and those who consume it. Each of our State of Cannabis posts will analyze one state and our final post will crown the best state for cannabis. As is

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Canna Law Blog

South Dakota Cannabis Legalization Guide (Constitutional Amendment A and Measure 26)

This November 2020 election, cannabis legalization initiatives will appear on the ballots of five states: Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota. Leading up to the November 3 elections, Canna Law Blog has published a series of posts centered on each of these state ballot initiatives, and the current laws surrounding cannabis in each

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No Smoking: Some States Try to Snuff Out Smokable Hemp Products

Last month, South Carolina’s Attorney General Alan Wilson’s office issued a letter to the Chief of the state’s Law Enforcement Division. The letter responded to a number of questions raised by the Chief regarding hemp. South Carolina, like many other states, regulates the cultivation, handling, and processing of hemp. It distinguishes between raw hemp and

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Hemp CBD Across State Lines: South Dakota

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulatory authority over hemp

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Canna Law Blog

Cannabis in South Africa: The Rainbow Nation Leads the Continent

South Africa is one of the few jurisdictions outside North America that has legalized recreational cannabis, albeit under very limited circumstances. Appropriately for a country belonging to the common-law tradition, legalization was not the result of a legislative enactment, but rather of a 2018 decision by the Constitutional Court (“ConCourt”) of South Africa, which partially

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Will the Real CIETAC Please Stand Up?

Photo by Dunk For more than a year, the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), China’s dominant arbitral institution since its founding in 1956, has been fighting a noisy and public civil war. The resulting chaos shows no signs of ending, and any company considering arbitration in China and any company that has

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Sexism in China as Good Thing for Foreign Companies

Had an interesting lunchtime discussion the other day with two dynamic international entrepreneurs on global prejudices. Both told me of how they “take advantage” of it by hiring women, racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities in countries where other businesses are reluctant to hire these people. And let’s face it, these prejudices exist,

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Hemp CBD Across State Lines: South Carolina

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulatory authority over hemp