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  • Marijuana News Is Moving December 19, 2018
    News content on Marijuana.com is being reborn as Weedmaps News at news.weedmaps.com. While our URL has changed, you can still find breaking news, political coverage, science explainers, and deep dives into the culture of cannabis. The Marijuana.com archives remain available, with the exception of recent selections that have transferred to Weedmaps News. While Marijuana.com won’t […]
    Nicolas Juarez
  • Rights Groups, Unions Call for Ending Marijuana Prohibition December 14, 2018
    A coalition of major civil rights organizations, labor unions and other groups is calling on Congress to completely remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and divert revenue to communities that have been harmed by the enforcement of cannabis prohibition.   “Pass legislation de-scheduling marijuana with racial equity and justice reform components,” reads one recommendation […]
    Marijuana Moment
  • How Trump Government Shutdown Threat Could Affect Marijuana December 13, 2018
    President Donald Trump is threatening to shut down the government if Democrats refuse billions of dollars in funding for a border wall — but the consequences of that action would extend far beyond border security. WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump threatens gov't shutdown in heated meeting with Dem leaders over border wall, squabbling over election results. […]
    Marijuana Moment
  • Elon Musk Confesses: ‘I Have No Idea How To Smoke Pot’ December 12, 2018
    Elon Musk got himself into a bit of trouble after smoking marijuana during an appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast in September 2018. The move reportedly led to NASA launching an investigation into his company SpaceX’s “workplace safety” and “adherence to a drug-free environment.” But now, in a new interview 60 Minutes, the Tesla founder indicated […]
    Marijuana Moment
  • Cannabis May Qualify for Study Grants as ‘Natural Product’ December 11, 2018
    Federally funded research into marijuana seems to be escalating, with one government agency recently posting a roundup of current “cannabinoid-related funding opportunities” for studies investigating the plant’s therapeutic potential. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) on Dec. 8, 2018, shared a list of four research grant opportunities for studies on “natural products” […]
    Marijuana Moment
  • Surgeon General: Schedule I Hinders Researching Marijuana December 7, 2018
    U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said the federal government should rethink how it classifies drugs like marijuana Dec. 6, 2018, voicing concern that the plant’s current status as a strictly controlled Schedule I substance inhibits research. Adams, who’s previously expressed interest in expanding research into the use of cannabinoids for therapeutic purposes, made the comment […]
    Marijuana Moment
  • Colorado County Considers Canceling Cannabis Convictions December 6, 2018
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in a Colorado county are preparing to dismiss and seal thousands of marijuana possession convictions after state voters legalized the use and sale of cannabis in 2012. The Boulder Daily Camera reported that the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office as part of a “Moving on from Marijuana” program has identified […]
    Associated Press
  • GOP House Leader Calling for Legal Marijuana in Rhode Island December 5, 2018
    The Republican leader in Rhode Island’s House of Representatives thinks the state should fully legalize marijuana. But while that news would typically bode well for reform efforts in state legislatures, the problem is that the Democratic speaker isn’t quite on board — and the House is dominantly controlled by Democrats. In an interview with Rhode […]
    Marijuana Moment
  • ‘Compromise’ Medical Marijuana Bill is Made Into Law in Utah December 4, 2018
    Utah lawmakers approved a controversial medical marijuana bill in a special session Dec. 3, 2018. There’s your final vote on the medical marijuana “compromise.” #utpol pic.twitter.com/w9Ip3KQE8E — Robert Gehrke (@RobertGehrke) December 3, 2018 During the Nov. 6, 2018, election, Utah voters passed a separate medical cannabis initiative, Proposition 2, that would allow patients with certain […]
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  • Study: Vaporizing Flower Produces A More Intense High Than Traditional Smoking Methods December 4, 2018
    Vaping marijuana flower gets you higher than smoking it, according to a new study published in an American Medical Association journal. To test the difference, researchers started by recruiting 17 people who’d consumed cannabis in the past year but had abstained for at least one month. Each individual participated in six sessions that lasted 8 1/2 […]
    Marijuana Moment

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mentor36 June 18, 2019

Marijuana Business Daily produced MJBizConNEXT that took place in New Orleans last week. What follows are some of the most important business takeaways from the conference. The story also includes takeaways from the inaugural Hemp Industry Daily Conference, which ran concurrently and was produced by Hemp Industry Daily. To read Part 1, click here. Our […]

mentor36 June 18, 2019

Amid ongoing complaints that Rhode Island’s three medical cannabis  dispensaries control the market – making it difficult for stand-alone cultivators to succeed – the state’s lawmakers released a budget that would license six vertically integrated companies to cultivate, manufacture and retail cannabis products. Medical marijuana cultivators in the state see the proposed budget as creating […]

mentor36 June 18, 2019

As cannabis reform finally begins to hit the UK, the same confusion, lack of standards and uneven application of the “law” reigns supreme. Just like other places (notably Israel, the United States and Canada), in the early days after medical reform hits, the English situation is instructive if not reminiscent of other fights elsewhere – […]

mentor36 June 18, 2019

The steady destigmatization and legalization of medical and recreational cannabis at the state level continues to propel a large and fast-growing industry forward. In 2018, the legal cannabis industry grew to $10.4 billion in the U.S., employing more than 250,000 people according to New Frontier Data.  The mass production of anything that humans consume is […]

mentor36 June 18, 2019

Surterra Wellness, an Atlanta-based cannabis company with operations in Florida and Texas, announced it will partner with Hungary’s Intrexon Corp. in a $100 million licensing deal aimed at biosynthetic cannabinoid production. Surterra would use Intrexon’s proprietary yeast fermentation platform to boost its cannabinoid production. Surterra is a privately held company; Intrexon trades on the Nasdaq […]

mentor36 June 18, 2019

High Times Holding Corp., the cannabis media group currently trying to raise funds for a potential stock exchange listing, is being sued by Southland Publishing over the sale of the latter’s Culture Magazine. Southland agreed for High Times to purchase the magazine a year ago but claims it has not received up to $4 million […]

mentor36 June 18, 2019

Stillwater News Press report… On June 26, 2018, about 507,000 Oklahomans voted yes on State Question 788, legalizing medical marijuana in the state. The initiative for the legalization of medical marijuana began as a petition by a group called Oklahomans for Health. The group gathered around 67,000 signatures to have their volunteer-written state question put […]

mentor36 June 18, 2019

The Post reports ………..RICHMOND — Attorney General Mark Herring says he will push Virginia to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults — a first for a statewide official in the commonwealth, which has traditionally taken a conservative approach toward drugs. Other prominent Virginia politicians have previously called for decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, including […]

mentor36 June 18, 2019

Here’s the press release in full NEW YORK, June 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Greenspoon Marder announced today that the firm is being retained to appeal the Tax Court decision in Patients Mutual Assistance Collective Corporation (also known as Harborside) v. Commissioner to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Harborside is a vertically integrated California cannabis business with several […]

mentor36 June 18, 2019

(Marijuana Business Daily produced MJBizConNEXT, which took place in New Orleans last week. What follows are some of the most important business takeaways from the conference sessions. Part 2 is slated for later Tuesday, and our regularly scheduled Chart of the Week will run on Wednesday this week.) Social equity provisions in Illinois Will Illinois […]

mentor36 June 18, 2019

There was  very strong support (95%) for allowing cannabis to be cultivated and processed on the Island, subject to suitable regulation. Strongest support (55% of respondents) was shown for the option to offer quality-assured medicinal cannabis products direct to the public through accredited dispensaries. The majority of respondents (97%) supported the introduction of a regulatory […]

mentor36 June 18, 2019

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) reports.  A New York attorney is in the Sacramento County jail Friday, accused of running a drug operation in El Dorado County. Manish Patel’s booking photo. (credit: Sacramento Sheriff’s Department) The case also has connections to Granite Bay and Mather Airfield. Suite D at a nondescript building on Business Drive in Cameron Park […]

mentor36 June 17, 2019

An amendment that would protect all state-legal cannabis programs from interference by the U.S. Justice Department was submitted for the fiscal year 2020 Commerce-Justice Science spending bill. The federal funding bill and amendments are scheduled for consideration Tuesday by the U.S. House Rules Committee. The spending bill already included a provision that would prohibit the […]

mentor36 June 17, 2019

New York marijuana proponents are hopeful about an eleventh-hour effort to legalize a billion-dollar-plus recreational market before the legislative session’s scheduled end on Wednesday. Lawmakers are making progress on a potential Senate-backed compromise that could be voted on before adjournment, the New York Post and other media reported. “We’re going to try,” Sen. Liz Krueger, […]

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