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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 18, 2019

On Wednesday, April 17, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed HB 324 into law, closing a loophole that has been around for years, which prevented the cultivation of cannabis in-state. Before the signing of this bill, possession of medical cannabis was technically legal, but the cultivation of it was still illegal under state law, preventing legal […]

mentor36 April 18, 2019

Vancouver-based Ascent Industries said it is cooperating with an investigation by the British Columbia anti-gang police unit into “certain activities at Ascent,” but the agency denies such a probe exists “at this time.” A spokesperson for the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU) said Ascent has been “speaking” with the agency, but […]

mentor36 April 18, 2019

The Canadian federal government is going where the U.S. (for now) is not: namely allowing provinces to channel federal agricultural funds into commercial cannabis production on the provincial level. The program is called the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (or CAP), which is a $2.2 billion annual initiative designed to support agricultural businesses across the country. So […]

mentor36 April 18, 2019

Florida’s medical cannabis marketplace is set to see a significant boost in the number of businesses that can operate in the state as regulators approved licenses for eight more firms in addition to the 14 existing MMJ operators. The state will grant the additional licenses to companies that failed to gain approval during the first […]

mentor36 April 18, 2019

On the same day it announced it was being acquired by Canada’s Canopy Growth in a groundbreaking deal, New York-based marijuana firm Acreage Holdings unveiled it is buying Deep Roots, a vertically integrated cannabis company based in Nevada. The $120 million deal was secured through Acreage subsidiary High Street Capital Partners. Once all its current […]

mentor36 April 18, 2019

A bill introduced in California would allow veterinarians to recommend cannabis products for pets, VIN News Service reports. The measure first needs to pass a review by the state’s Veterinary Medical Board but, if approved, would be the first of its kind in the U.S. Last year, state regulators recognized cannabis in veterinary medicine, becoming the first state […]

mentor36 April 18, 2019

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feurer announced a new push against illegal cannabis shops, starting with a civil lawsuit filed against one illicit operator in south L.A. and several business associates. Legal marijuana businesses in California likely will take careful note as this clampdown effort progresses, because they’ve long argued that illegal operators severely impact […]

mentor36 April 18, 2019

As CBD’s popularity continues to surge, companies that invest in data, research and branding as key differentiators will be better positioned for long-term success, Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton said at a cannabis conference in Toronto. “Water’s free, and you can make a lot of money packaging and branding it. So, I think with CBD, […]

mentor36 April 18, 2019

Pennsylvania successfully rolled out a medical marijuana program and now, having reversed course and with legalization pressure building in the Northeast, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is open to considering legalizing adult-use marijuana. The state’s approach is a deliberate one. As a first step, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is conducting “listening sessions” in each of the […]

mentor36 April 17, 2019

Canada’s Canopy Growth is close to a deal to acquire New York-based marijuana multistate operator Acreage Holdings, multiple sources, including CNBC and Bloomberg, reported Wednesday. If true, it would be the first cross-border deal involving a Canadian marijuana licensed company buying a non-hemp U.S. multistate operator. It isn’t clear currently how the Canadian company could acquire a […]

mentor36 April 17, 2019

Germany’s efforts to get domestic medical cannabis cultivation up and running took another step forward Wednesday, as the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) confirmed the winners of nine of the 13 available lots for the first round. Four of the lots – granted to Aphria and Demecan in the preliminary results – were […]

mentor36 April 17, 2019

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has opened the state to commercial medical cannabis cultivation, signing a bill to create new business opportunities in the Peach State’s limited MMJ program. The measure outlines the first opportunities for private businesses to grow and sell cannabis. Georgia launched its limited MMJ program in 2015, though the cultivation, manufacture or sale of THC […]

mentor36 April 17, 2019

A California county is still working on a new regulatory regime to govern cannabis farmers, which could provide a way back into the legal market for hundreds of growers who’ve been stuck in limbo since January 2018. The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors’ new rulemaking began in February. The movement marks a reversal from a ban enacted over […]

mentor36 April 17, 2019

Michigan’s governor signed a bill to ease the process for would-be business owners applying for medical marijuana and industrial hemp licenses. According to the Michigan Advance, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bill 203, effective immediately, to update the definition of applicant so that owning more than 10% of a company requires the standard vetting process while […]

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