Petition demands that DEA change its drug classification
Patients Out of Time is initiating a sign-on petition urging the federal DEA to de-schedule marijuana. Join the coalition here.
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Americans fire up earlier, oftener in Covid pandemic
The Covid pandemic has changed the way people relate to cannabis, but which patterns are permanent and which are transient? Here's the scoop.
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Legalization could be financial bonanza for Texas
Texas could generate more than half a billion dollars per year in new tax revenue and add upwards of 40,000 new jobs to the economy by legalizing and regulating cannabis for adult use. Those figures come from a new economic analysis released October 19 by Vicente Sederberg LLP, a national firm specializing in cannabis law and policy. The state could also save […]
Next virtual conference will focus on growing cannabis
There’s still time for people to register and join in an important virtual Expo this week that focuses on growing and processing cannabis, including cannabinoid and terpene extraction. The CannaOne Virtual Cannagrow Harvest Expo is set for this Thursday and Friday, October 29 – 30, 2020. This high-power event will introduce attendees to revolutionary technologies, […]
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A half-century of Nixon’s failed Drug War
As the 1960s drew to a close, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Leary v. USA (1969) that marijuana prohibition through the Marijuana Tax Act was unconstitutional. Then-President Richard Nixon saw an opportunity to enact a politically motivated drug law that would skim around the Constitution by prohibiting cannabis, moving cannabis control into an administrative […]
Election could stoke US marijuana market, sway Congress
Voters in four states from different regions of the country could embrace broad legal marijuana sales on Election Day, and a sweep would highlight how public acceptance of cannabis is cutting across geography, demographics and the nation’s deep political divide.
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No rise seen in teen marijuana treatment admission rates
The adoption of numerous state-level, adult-use cannabis legalization laws has not caused an increase in marijuana-related youth drug treatment admissions, according to a new data review published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Two researchers at Pennsylvania’s Temple University specifically assessed annual youth drug treatments admission records for the years 2008 to 2017. This covers the years […]
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State, municipal regulators urge Congress to act quickly
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) joined state and municipal cannabis regulators across the country October 21 in urging the US Congress to prioritize federal marijuana reform. The coalition is asking legislators to pass the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment & Expungement (MORE) Act (HR 3884) when it arrives on the House floor after the November 2020 election. The bill is cosponsored by Democratic […]
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Fullerton council defers vote on marijuana shop law
During a meeting Tuesday, Oct. 20, the council voted 4-1 to delay a decision on the ordinance, which would allow regulated cannabis dispensaries, manufacturers and other business types in certain areas.
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Illegal marijuana grow uncovered in Pueblo West home
An illegal marijuana grow, with 76 plants worth about $76,000, was seized Thursday in Pueblo West, according to the sheriff's office.
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Industry leaders urge DEA to rescind its final rule
The NCIA joins the HIA in opposing a new DEA rule that claws the agency back into the hemp industries and complicates cannabis businesses.
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34 Groups press Congress to act on cannabis decrim
A coalition including DPA has sent an open letter to Congress urging that the MORE marijuana decriminalization bill be passed in November.
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Survey: MS Patients get relief from marijauna
Over 40 percent of patients with multiple sclerosis agree that they have consumed either cannabis or cannabinoid products in the past year, according to new survey data. That percentage, as published in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal – Experimental, Translational and Clinical, is nearly twice that of the national average. Investigators with the University of Michigan collected data from […]
High Court denies hearing in new federal cannabis lawsuit
Plaintiffs argued that federal prohibition violates their civil and constitutional liberties and the Supreme Court said it doesn't care.
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Ticker: Pols blast pending pot delivery regs; Providence unveils program to support small businesses
A handful of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have asked that Massachusetts marijuana regulators scrap the proposed delivery license that would let operators buy marijuana wholesale from cultivators and manufacturers, store it in a warehouse and deliver it to consumers at home.
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No rise seen in teen cannabis use since legalization
The new CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2019 results shows that underage marijuana use has not increased over the past decade, despite state marijuana legalization and other reform trends. In fact, that figure has declined by 10 percent since Washington and Colorado first legalized in 2012. Deputy Director of the Department of Research & Academic Engagement for […]
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