April 18, 2022

Italy: Ukrainian refugees exploited in counterfeit cigarette plant

Financial police from the Rome Provincial Command carried out a raid on an alleged counterfeit cigarette plant in the industrial zone of Pomezia, a town just south of the Italian capital Rome, on Thursday.
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April 18, 2022

Social equity applicants for adult-use cannabis licenses face hurdles

The legislators who wrote the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, created by that law have made a concerted effort to get folks from communities affected by the War on Drugs—particularly Black and Brown people, and people from disadvantaged areas
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March 28, 2022

Biden’s $5.8 Trillion Budget Would Hike Taxes on the Wealthiest

President Joe Biden unveiled a $5.8 trillion budget request designed to appease moderate Democrats on Monday, with a proposal that emphasized deficit reduction, additional funding for police and veterans, and flexibility to negotiate new social spending programs.
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March 27, 2022

Lucy Parker used a total of 20 fake identities to swindle thousands of pounds over a six-year period, spending the money on luxury holidays and a private school education for her children.

Jailed council worker Lucy Parker who used 20 fake IDs to swindle £275k in benefits ordered to pay money back by summer
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March 26, 2022

President Biden to unveil new minimum tax on billionaires in budget

The White House will unveil a new minimum tax targeting billionaires as part of its 2023 budget Monday, proposing a tax on the richest 700 Americans for the first time.
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March 25, 2022

CannaBiz: What it takes to get into the cannabis industry

Novak said state regulators seem to have been well-intentioned as they created a recreational cannabis industry, but setting up his dream business hasn’t been a straightforward affair.
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March 25, 2022

DOJ Announces Charges Against Pennsylvania Man for Immigration Document Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently announced federal charges against a Pennsylvania man for his involvement in a scheme to defraud the U.S. government by submitting materially false U Visa applications for noncitizens.
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March 25, 2022

Marijuana: Where Congress stands on cannabis legalization, reform efforts

So the bill they're voting on next week is the House's decriminalization bill, the More Act. And it passed already in December of 2020. So when people are looking at this bill and saying, wow, this is an exciting new move.
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March 2, 2022

Federal Menthol Cigarette Ban May Cost Governments $6.6 Billion

This spring, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to announce a national ban on menthol-flavored cigarettes and cigars with a characterizing flavor, an attempt to limit tobacco consumption, and, as a result, improve public health. 
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October 27, 2021

A year ahead of legal sales, Vt. cannabis regulators want industry to be small-scale, equitable

In about one year — by October 2022 — Vermont's retail cannabis market is scheduled to go into place, and the state's Cannabis Control Board has already made some key decisions that will shape Vermont’s legal marijuana marketplace.
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