New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) campaigned on, among other things, a promise to legalize marijuana in his first 100 days in office. That didn’t happen. It may not happen at all this year, and state Sen. Ronald Rice (D) is one major reason why. Marijuana legalization advocates led by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Nicholas […]
California’s famed SB420 medical marijuana collective defense, slated to end on January 9, 2019, remains in full force and effect until the date it expires, pursuant to a recent ruling from the state’s District 1 Court of Appeals. The newly published People v. Ahmed ruling held that a lower court had […]
Where alfalfa once grew on a plot in unincorporated Boulder County, fledgling hemp plants are pushing skyward.
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New treatment safe and effective in battling agitation, lack of appetite and other behavioral symptoms
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During the Gold Rush, it was the merchants selling sifting pans who struck it rich and not the legions of 19th century fortune seekers looking for wealth in California’s rivers.
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While state officials hold up implementation of the 2016 medical marijuana initiative adopted by voters, proponents of a statewide ballot initiative to legalize the adult use of marijuana in the State of North Dakota turned in nearly 19,000 signatures July 9 to the Secretary of State’s office in an effort to place a measure before voters this […]
The Oklahoma Attorney General has warned members of the state Board of Health that they “acted in excess of their statutory authority” when they amended State Question 788, the voter-approved medical cannabis law, to further reduce access. In a letter issued to the Interim Commissioner of Health July 18, AG Mike Hunter states that the Board “overstepped […]
Legislation significantly expanding patients’ in the State of Maine‘s access to medical cannabis will become law this fall after lawmakers on July 9 decided to override a gubernatorial veto. Members of both the House and Senate voted overwhelmingly to reject Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of LD 1539. The bill will become law 90 days […]
The California Bureau of Cannabis Control’s (Bureau) emergency cannabis regulations were officially readopted June 4 and are in effect as of June 6, 2018. The readopted emergency regulations will be in effect for 180 days. During that time, the Bureau will engage in the regular rulemaking process to adopt its final nonemergency regulations. Public input […]
Home Alone's Macaulay Culkin gallivanted around Denver with stops at Casa Bonita and VooDoo Doughnut
Home Alone's Macaulay Culkin just hit up Denver and posted it all on social media.
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The mother of a terminally ill child is suing Washington State Governor Inslee over the restrictions on cannabis advertising that, she says, are unconstitutional and a matter of life and death for her family. Regulators in California and other states, as well as Washington, have likewise posted regulations that make it difficult or impossible for […]
The state of Colorado is denying half the workers' compensation death benefits to a woman whose husband died while working on a ski lift because he had marijuana in his system.
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As Missouri voters juggle their potential initiative options, a professional trade group has already begun organizing online and on the ground in St. Louis, which recently decriminalized marijuana, in anticipation of the state’s medical cannabis industry. “This November, Missourians will vote on as many as three medical cannabis initiatives on the midterm election ballot,” explained MoCannTrade Executive […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Late Monday night, the House Rules Committee led by prohibitionist Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX) blocked two amendments related to marijuana from receiving consideration by the full House, thus ending their consideration and silencing the ability for the lower chamber to offer protections from Attorney General Jeff Sessions when it comes to cannabis. The […]
TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Health announced on Monday that it will begin accepting applications for six additional businesses to grow, process, and sell medical marijuana in the Garden State. The state aims to locate two each in the northern, central and southern regions of New Jersey. “We look forward to the opening of […]
California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities announced on July 14 the publication of proposed regulations in the California Regulatory Notice Register, the first step toward adopting non-emergency regulations. This publication is the start of the formal rule-making process and marks the opening of the 45-day public comment period. Once the permanent rules are in place, […]
HARRISBURG, PA — Democrat Governor Tom Wolf has signed legislation into law to facilitate state-sponsored medical cannabis research. The amended law, House Bill 2477, states: “It is the intention of the General Assembly to create a mechanism whereby this Commonwealth’s medical schools and hospitals may provide advice to grower/processors and dispensaries in the areas of patient health and safety, […]
LANSING, MI — State regulators took action last week to expand the pool of patients eligible to receive medical cannabis. Officials expanded the pool of qualifying conditions under the state’s medical access law to include those patients diagnosed with: arthritis, autism, chronic pain, colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, obsessive compulsive disorder, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, spinal cord injury, Tourette’s syndrome, and […]
BISMARK, ND — Proponents of a statewide ballot initiative to legalize the adult use of marijuana in North Dakota on Monday turned in nearly 19,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office in an effort to place the measure before voters this November. State officials must certify 13,452 of those signatures in order to qualify the measure for […]
Late last year, the Minnesota Department of Health approved adding autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as qualifying conditions for the state’s medical cannabis program. Under state law, the additions take effect the following summer. Starting on July 1, 2018, patients with a doctor’s certification and either of those conditions could begin registering for the program. They can start accessing […]
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