Prohibitionists rail about the risks of driving high. Science shows that cannabis has only a minimal effect on it. Oklahoma puts it to the "drive-off" test.
More than 100 cannabusiness leaders from around the USA have formally asked Congress to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act. The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) joined other trade organizations and policy groups — as well as dozens of cannabis businesses — in submitting a letter July 18 to members of Congress. It urges […]
Mikki Norris, Cannabis Consumers' Campaign and Ellen Komp of California NORML are among eight women featured in a Barcelona Cannabis Museum exhibition.
The advocacy group Marijuana Policy Project reports that there has been a great deal of progress so far in 2019, and likely more to come.
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This year's Seattle Hempfest promises to be another great one, despite the battles being waged to hold it back. Show your support by attending or donating.
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Utah continues to make small steps forward towards medical marijuana access. A state agency has announced its choice for seed-to-sale tracking software.
Lawmakers in several states have recently moved forward legislative proposals to either legalize or decriminalize marijuana-related activities. Here is a look at where some of these efforts currently stand. LEGALIZATION New Hampshire: By a margin of 209 to 147, House members voted late last week in favor of House Bill 481, which legalizes the possession and cultivate […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Representatives from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) testified last week with regard to federal efforts to regulate domestic hemp production and the sale of certain hemp-derived CBD products. In December, Congress enacted legislation removing industrial hemp (defined as cannabis containing less than 0.3 percent THC) […]
SEATTLE, WA — The state-licensed cannabis industry gained over 64,000 new employees in 2018, and now employs over 200,000 full-time workers, according to data compiled by Whitney Economics and the online content provider Leafly.com. The report, entitled Cannabis Jobs Count, identifies some 211,000 full-time jobs in the legal cannabis sector. This total increases to 296,000 jobs when ancillary […]
WASHINGTON, DC — The American Psychological Association (APA) is urging US Attorney General William Barr to review more than two-dozen pending applications for federal marijuana grow licenses. In a letter dated Wednesday, February 27, the association urged the Justice Department to “act immediately” on 26 applications pending before federal officials — applications which were initially submitted to […]
DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — The presence of low levels of THC in blood is poorly correlated with driving performance, according to driving simulator data published in the International Journal of Legal Medicine. German investigators assessed simulated driving performance in 15 subjects following the consumption of up to three cannabis cigarettes. Subjects manifested changes in driving performance, such as higher incidences […]
This week, the Minority Cannabis Business Association unveiled their Municipal Ordinance model on how localities can administer new business licenses in a fashion that promote minority entrepreneurs and ensure that the emerging industry will not be dominated by a flood on new investors who have not been harmed by the consequences of prohibition. As states continue dialing back […]
After months of negotiation, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and state lawmakers have reached a deal on what will be included in upcoming legislation to legalize the adult-use and retail sale of marijuana in the Garden State. Some highlights include expedited expungement for past misdemeanor marijuana convictions, a three-percent tax to be collected by or […]
In news that bodes well for the future of cannabis legalization in the state of New York, both chambers of the state legislature have included legalization language in their annual budget proposals. Both budget proposals also address the expedited expungement of certain marijuana-related convictions, implementing social equity programs in the state’s growing marijuana industry, and […]
Alaska lawmakers and regulators have signed off on new regulations explicitly permitting adults to consume cannabis at specially licensed retailers. Under the new rules, which take effect April 11, licensed cannabis retailers may apply with state regulators for an additional “on-site consumption endorsement.” Local governments may challenge the applications in certain instances, or initiate a municipal vote to limit […]
On March 13, members of the Florida state House of Representatives voted 101 to 11 to approve legislation (Senate Bill 182) to re-legalize the inhalation of herbal cannabis formulations for medical purposes. The bill was unanimously approved by the state Senate last week, and will now be transmitted to Governor Ron DeSantis. Seventy-one percent of Floridians […]
The Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act (HR 1687) is bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Don Young (R-AK) to explicitly bar federal agencies from discriminating against workers solely because of their status as a cannabis consumer, or due to testing positive for marijuana use on a workplace drug […]
WASHINGTON, DC — In the House, Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), a founder and co-Chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, has reintroduced H.R. 1647, the Veterans Equal Access Act, which expands medical cannabis access to eligible military veterans. Presently, V.A. doctors are forbidden from providing the paperwork necessary to complete a recommendation, thus forcing military veterans to seek the […]
WASHINGTON, DC — More than one-quarter of US House members have signed on to newly introduced legislation to facilitate greater access to banking for state-licensed cannabis operators. The 2019 version of the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act was iintroduced last Thursday and now has 113 co-sponsors — the most ever for a marijuana law reform bill. Under […]
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Minor marijuana possession offenders will no longer be criminally prosecuted in Hennepin County, Minnesota, according to a new policy announced Thursday by County Attorney Mike Freeman. An estimated 1.2 million people live in the County, which includes the city of Minneapolis. “The Hennepin County Attorney is to be commended for taking this proactive stance. […]
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