One development in our federal government that got a bit lost in the flurry of other headlines this week is that House and Senate leaders are putting the last minute touches on an omnibus appropriations package that would fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year. Something that many in the marijuana policy […]
CONCORD, NH — The Marijuana Policy Project is calling on New Hampshire House Speaker Gene Chandler to remove Rep. Patrick Abrami as the chair of the state’s marijuana legalization study commission. The group was created last year, despite advocates’ concerns regarding the makeup of the commission, to examine how regulating and taxing marijuana for adults would […]
The enactment of adult use marijuana regulation in Colorado and Washington is not independently linked to an increase in traffic fatalities, according to a study published this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Investigators at the University of Oregon compared traffic accident outcomes in Colorado and Washington following legalization to other states with similar pre-legalization […]
WASHINGTON, DC — As part of the newly proposed appropriations package known as an omnibus bill, a spending restriction upon the Department of Justice from prosecuting state-legal medical marijuana programs will remain in place through the end of September. Known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, it explicitly states that federal funds cannot be used to prevent states from “implementing their own […]
A federal district court judge granted the government’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit that sought to challenge the constitutionality of cannabis’ prohibited status under federal law. The court in Manhattan rejected the case February 26 on procedural grounds that allowed it to avoid any meaningful discussion of the issues. Presiding Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein opined in a […]
Diversity is coming to Colorado's marijuana industry, business leaders and social justice crusaders say
Terrell Davis delivered the keynote address at the inaugural Minority Cannabis Business Association Opportunity Summit, an event aimed at improving minority participation in the cannabis industry.
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Colorado's burgeoning hemp industry got a jolt Monday when Republican Mitch McConnell, the Senate's Majority Leader, gave his full-throated support of shoring up federal laws around hemp. McConnell announced plans to introduce The Hemp Farming Act of 2018, which would remove hemp from regulation as a controlled substance and treat it…
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Colorado starts "Cannabis Conversation" to drive honest dialogue about marijuana use behind the wheel
State transportation officials are surveying thousands of residents this year to better understand public attitudes toward driving under the influence of marijuana, with the hopes of blunting the increasingly deadly trend.
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“It’s a good spot to be in, but it’s not growing like I thought it would,” said Democratic State Sen. Tick Segerblom.
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Cannabis is banned from Boston's Hynes Convention Center, site of the New England Cannabis Convention.
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The Republican made the announcement in his home state of Kentucky, which has been at the forefront of hemp’s comeback.
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The study found that in rats, the same physiological effect occurs after inhaling secondhand smoke from marijuana as with cigarettes. And, the arteries take 90 minutes to recover compared with the 30 minutes with cigarette smoke.
An Arizona Court of Appeals affirmed on March 15 that having a medical marijuana recommendation letter obtained from a physician under California’s medical marijuana law provides the same legal immunity and protection as registry cards issued by Arizona authorities. The decision affirms the statutory reciprocity provided for qualified out-of-state marijuana patients in Arizona. California does […]
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As you would expect, the DEA museum attributes many social ills to drug use, but it's most convincing when making the case that drugs cause crimes of the fashion variety.
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A third man has pleaded guilty to trying to FedEx 11 pounds (5 kilograms) of marijuana from Colorado to a Mississippi home.
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Wallace Godwin, 69, of Virginia Beach, was arrested Friday and charged in Norfolk federal court; he faces up to 10 years in prison.
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New Belgium Brewery debuts The Hemperor HPA on April 2. The hemp pale ale blends hemp and hops for an earthy take on the traditional IPA and smells like, "a loud bag of weed."
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An agricultural biotechnology company has launched a hemp grow operation in a newly renovated greenhouse space on the grounds of the historic Lafayette Florist.
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A medical marijuana dispensary in western Maryland has banned at least four customers because they posted complaints online about pricing or other issues, sparking concern from advocates and potentially violating state rules for the emerging industry.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ anti-marijuana agenda has run aground on the omnibus federal spending package advanced by Congressional leadership. The budget bill includes language introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), that prohibits the Department of Justice and affiliated agencies from spending tax money to prosecute state-lawful and compliant medical marijuana systems, businesses and patients. The spending bill will […]
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