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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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mentor36 June 17, 2019

Akerna, the newly formed marijuana company involving the merger of cannabis technology company MJ Freeway and MTech, a special purpose acquisition company, is to begin trading on the Nasdaq on June 18. MJ Freeway CEO Jessica Billingsley will lead the company, which will trade under the ticker KERN. The completed deal was to have closed […]

mentor36 June 17, 2019

Brazil could become the latest country to regulate the domestic cultivation of medial cannabis, according to the government body responsible for regulating marijuana – a move that will have major implications for the industry when the rules take effect. At a public meeting last week, the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) collegiate directors approved two draft […]

mentor36 June 17, 2019

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: DAY OF DECISION: Shareholders of Canopy Growth and Acreage Holdings are scheduled to vote Wednesday on the much-heralded mega-merger of the two companies. If consummated, it would become the first major Canadian/U.S. cannabis transaction. Each company’s shareholders will vote separately. At least […]

mentor36 June 17, 2019

Inside Business reports.. “There are number of uncertainties, but there’s a growing interest both from business and from consumers in these products,” said Anne Bibeau, partner at Vandeventer Black in Norfolk. “And as a result, you see these businesses popping up all over the state, and they need legal guidance.” Vandeventer Black said in a […]

mentor36 June 17, 2019

MY Biz reports Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 533 into law, which creates a Cannabis Compliance Board and also prohibits local governments in the state from licensing marijuana social consumption businesses. The social use provision expires July 1, 2021, which would leave the state without such venues for up to two years. The Cannabis Compliance Board was […]

mentor36 June 17, 2019

Marijuana Moment reports The House Rules Committee published the submitted measures on Thursday. They cover everything from preventing the Justice Department from interfering in state legal marijuana programs to funding the creation of a regulatory pathway for CBD to be introduced into the food supply to shifting Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) funds to substance abuse […]

mentor36 June 17, 2019

June 14, 2019: Important OLCC Announcement ATTENTION CLIENTS THAT HAVE SUBMITTED A PRODUCER LICENSE APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE JUNE 15, 2018 MORATORIUM: Under Senate Bill 218, an applicant that has submitted an application for a producer license on or before the June 2018 moratorium will not be able to make changes to (a) the […]

mentor36 June 17, 2019

The Cincinnati City Council voted  Wednesday 12 June 2019  to decriminalize possession of up to 100 grams of cannabis within city limits, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The day after the approval, the plan was criticized by Gov. Mike DeWine. Full story Cincinnati City Council Votes to Decriminalize Cannabis

mentor36 June 16, 2019

Here’s the announcement in full…….The Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division is facilitating a stakeholder work group on Monday, June 17, 2019, beginning at 1:00 p.m., to provide an opportunity for stakeholder collaboration on the implementation details of House Bill 19-1090 (“Measures to Allow Greater Investment Flexibility”). Work Group: Legislation Implementation HB19-1090 Monday, June […]

mentor36 June 14, 2019

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday signed into law House Bill 3703, a measure that increases the number of qualifying patient conditions for medical cannabis use, which likely could increase dispensary sales in the state’s limited MMJ program. The measure adds multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, terminal cancer, autism and many kinds of seizure disorders to […]

mentor36 June 14, 2019

A new investigative report published Friday concluded that Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana industry rollout was beset with problems to the point that it could provide legal ammunition for license applicants who did not receive approval but still want to get into the industry. Pennlive.com reported there were “significant errors and irregularities” in the application scoring process, in […]

mentor36 June 14, 2019

In the past month and a half, the state of Michigan has dramatically increased turnaround times for processing and approving medical cannabis business license applications. In May alone, the new state Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) ruled on 213 medical cannabis business permit applications, the Detroit Free Press reported. That’s up from an average of 95 […]

mentor36 June 14, 2019

Multistate operator MedMen on Friday announced the opening of its first Florida medical marijuana dispensary, in West Palm Beach – the first of 12 such planned storefronts in the state. The California-based company said in a news release it’s also planning upcoming Florida dispensaries in Orlando and Key West. MedMen could eventually open as many […]

mentor36 June 14, 2019

Canada unveiled final regulations Friday that will enable the sale of cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals later this year, unlocking what is forecast to be a multibillion-dollar federally regulated industry. Businesses expect to start shipping a limited selection of new products in December after the rules take effect Oct. 17. A wider selection will not be available […]

mentor36 June 14, 2019

A legislative committee in Maine approved rules that would relax state residency requirements for companies looking to qualify for adult-use marijuana licenses. The move could open up new opportunities for Maine businesses that are interested in recreational cannabis opportunities but are controlled by out-of-state firms. Here’s what you need to know: The committee’s amended rules […]

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