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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. […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • 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 April 20, 2019

(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the April issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Short sellers are betting heavily against the rapidly growing marijuana sector, especially the stocks of major players in the Canadian cannabis industry. Consider: Shares of Aphria fell more than 25% on one December day because of a critical report from […]

mentor36 April 19, 2019

Immigration authorities on Friday said they could deny citizenship to anyone with any involvement with marijuana – regardless of whether it’s legal in the state where they live – because MJ is still illegal under federal law. The announcement comes weeks after officials in Colorado – where recreational and medical marijuana are legal – complained to U.S. […]

mentor36 April 19, 2019

As part of a broader campaign by state officials to help bolster the legal cannabis market while clamping down on illicit businesses, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) rolled out a new public relations campaign asking consumers to “get weed wise.” The effort advises consumers why they should aim to purchase MJ products from […]

mentor36 April 19, 2019

A leading pro-marijuana lawmaker predicted Friday that the U.S. House of Representatives will approve cannabis banking reform and a committee will look at marijuana rescheduling later this year. U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat and a longtime champion of marijuana issues, made his remarks at his annual media teleconference in advance of the unofficial 4/20 […]

mentor36 April 19, 2019

Washington regulators certified the first laboratory in the state to test for heavy metals in cannabis, meaning that, effective April 18, MJ retailers cannot sell products that haven’t passed the health department-mandated testing. Medicine Creek Analytics in Fife will perform the tests, and businesses will no longer have to include the required “Not tested for […]

mentor36 April 19, 2019

Luxembourg’s medical marijuana program – approved in June 2018 – continues its fast-paced implementation, as 250 doctors have already completed the required training to prescribe the product. Roughly two-thirds of those doctors are generalists. Minister of Health Etienne Schneider provided the update in response to a parliamentary question from Martine Hansen, a member of Parliament […]

mentor36 April 19, 2019

Michigan’s Legislature is intervening in a long-running legal dispute over unlicensed medical marijuana shops, pushing to enact a firm deadline for the businesses to close or risk their ability to get a permit. The House voted 102-4 in favor of legislation that would prevent unlicensed facilities that stay open after June 1 from becoming licensed […]

mentor36 April 19, 2019

Canadian companies hoping to capitalize on the launch of new cannabis product categories later this year are building up inventories of cannabis oil – the key ingredient for those products – according to the latest data from Health Canada. Finished inventory of cannabis oil reached almost 60,000 liters through February, more than double the 28,000 […]

mentor36 April 19, 2019

California-based cannabis retailer MedMen is undergoing another round of employee turnover at the top levels of the company, and the most recent losses include the chief operating officer, general counsel and company spokesman. COO Ben Cook and general counsel Lisa Sergi resigned, MedMen announced in a news release. Sergi also served as a member of MedMen’s […]

mentor36 April 19, 2019

Oregon is calling out licensed recreational marijuana operators who fail to follow the law. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), which regulates the state’s legal cannabis industry, noted at its monthly meeting that there “remains significant noncompliance by marijuana licensees failing to abide by the state’s laws and rules.” According to a news release, the […]

mentor36 April 19, 2019

Texas is looking at dramatically expanding its limited medical cannabis program to allow patients with a range of new medical conditions, from post-traumatic stress disorder to cancer, to qualify for marijuana-derived oils high in CBD. A bill was approved 7-1 by the House Committee on Public Health and is awaiting a vote in the Texas […]

mentor36 April 19, 2019

Here’s the piece How One Woman-Owned Cannabis Law Company Defies Everything We Thought We Knew About the Future of Law When it comes to the topic of the future of law, there are nay-sayers – those who insist that computers will never replace them and they-sayers. As in, they say that access to justice  solutions are impossible […]

mentor36 April 19, 2019

Ganjapreneur report… The bill, which originated in the Senate, passed the House in a 69-29 vote on Tuesday and now returns to the Senate for the reconciliation of one amendment added by state representatives. The House amendment specifies that the bill would also apply to misdemeanor cannabis convictions resulted from municipal rules in addition to those charges […]

mentor36 April 18, 2019

With its deal to acquire New York-based Acreage Holdings, Canadian marijuana giant Canopy Growth has “won the race” to enter the U.S. market, according to industry insiders. The move would be the first major Canada-U.S. cannabis deal – but the purchase won’t be executed until the American government removes federal prohibition. “I would call this […]

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