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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 […]
    Marijuana Moment
  • 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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Aaron Biros March 14, 2018

BioMauris, LLC became the 5th company in the United States to win a state contract for a seed-to-sale platform today. BioMauris is a technology company that manages product tracking, fulfillment and distribution with a focus on the healthcare market. According to a press release, the company announced today that the state of Iowa selected BioMauris […]

Associated Press March 14, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge has temporarily blocked the state from issuing licenses to five companies to grow medical marijuana in response to complaints about the state’s process for reviewing applications for the facilities. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen issued a temporary restraining order Wednesday against the state, which had planned […]

Aaron Biros March 14, 2018

Cannabis pricing, globally, is a topic that is going to remain heated if not highly fluid for some time to come. Why? Government regulation (or lack thereof), compliance and even transport along with different models for commerce and consumption are creating an odd and absolutely uneven map of commodity pricing. We live in a world […]

Monterey Bud March 14, 2018

Senate Bill 1420 won’t reduce Arizona’s costly medical marijuana card fees, but it will mandate state-regulated testing for medicinal cannabis. Passed by a 7-1 vote by the House Committee on Military, Veterans and Regulatory Affairs Monday, the new primary objective of SB 1420 is to protect the state’s medical marijuana patients through testing for contaminants […]

Andrew London March 13, 2018

Last week, it was reported that the California Bureau of Cannabis Control issued a cease-and-desist to Weedmaps, Marijuana.com’s parent company, on the grounds that the website and smartphone application advertises cannabis dispensaries and delivery services that are unlicensed by the state. Weedmaps responded to the notice from bureau chief Lori Ajax on Monday, stressing the […]

Michael Knodt March 13, 2018

According to the Federal Association of German Pharmacist Associations (ABDA), the number of cannabis patients in Germany continued to increase in the last quarter of 2017. The ABDA points to a rapidly growing number of cannabis prescriptions submitted in the last few months. This increase in prescriptions has put a strain on an already bottlenecked supply […]

Aaron Biros March 13, 2018

Yesterday, the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division issued a bulletin unveiling their universal symbol for all cannabis products. According to the bulletin, the State Licensing Authority adopts the universal symbol for all packaging, labeling and on-product marking for medical and recreational cannabis products, effective immediately. “The State Licensing Authority’s adoption of a Single Universal Symbol is […]

Monterey Bud March 13, 2018

Elected officials in Colorado’s House of Representatives want to make it legal for qualifying students to receive their medical marijuana from a school nurse. Colorado House Bill 18-1286 was introduced on March 8 and is sponsored by Rep. Dylan Roberts (D), Sen. Irene Aguilar (D) and Sen. Vicki Marble (R). The first draft of the […]

Associated Press March 13, 2018

By Blake Nicholson  BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota lawmakers on Monday signed off on rules for the state’s developing medical marijuana program, a necessary move if the drug is to be available to patients later this year. The Legislature’s Administrative Rules Committee reviewed the dozens of pages of proposed rules that the advisory State […]

Andrew London March 12, 2018

Though cannabis has seen tremendous progress in terms of legislative reform and cultural acceptance in America over the last decade, the emerging industry still faces a number of roadblocks on the path to prohibition’s end. One Colorado man has seemingly hit all of these roadblocks on his descent from hopeful cannabis entrepreneur to a convicted […]

Monterey Bud March 12, 2018

Every Democratic candidate vying to be the next governor of Illinois believes the time to legalize recreational marijuana has come –  as the GOP’s candidates continue to embrace prohibition. The Democratic candidates participating in the March 20 primary are State Sen. Daniel Biss (9th District), entrepreneur Chris Kennedy, billionaire-businessman J.B. Pritzker, educator Bob Daiber, community […]

Associated Press March 12, 2018

By Sadie Gurman WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday. Federal law enforcement lacks the resources to […]

Suzy Nguyen March 12, 2018

It’s that time of the year that has everyone reaching for their wallets and breaking New Year’s Resolutions — Girl Scout Cookie season.  In honor of National Girl Scout Day, we searched high and low to compile a list of cookie and weed pairings based. We looked for terpene profiles that compliment the flavors of Girl […]

Monterey Bud March 10, 2018

Concentrates, in all of their many forms, are abundant and easy to find – but not all are equal. Fortunately for me, when I dropped in at Weedmaps headquarters last week, I was asked by an enthusiastic representative if I wanted to try, and perhaps review a brand of concentrates under the name of Essence. […]

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