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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” […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • ‘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 […]
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mentor36 June 12, 2019

Quebec’s recreational marijuana retailer lost nearly 5 million Canadian dollars ($4 million) in its first fiscal year, citing supply challenges and build-out costs. The fiscal year ran from October 2018 – when adult-use cannabis was legalized – through March 30. Receipts at Société Québécoise du Cannabis (SQDC) totaled roughly CA$71 million during that time. Sales […]

mentor36 June 12, 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom alarmed many Northern California cannabis growers during his state of the state address in February when he announced 150 National Guard troops serving at the U.S.-Mexico border would redeploy, in part, to “go after illegal cannabis farms.” But so far, the troops in question have not yet redeployed. Instead, they are […]

mentor36 June 12, 2019

The federal government has given back $257,733 that was seized by law enforcement officers from a licensed California marijuana distributor last fall. It’s a big legal win for state-authorized cannabis companies, an attorney in the case said Wednesday. Humboldt County-based Wild Rivers Transport filed suit in San Francisco County Superior Court in December after two […]

mentor36 June 12, 2019

Maryland’s Medical Cannabis Commission is extending the application period for cultivation and processing licenses because of technical glitches. Applicants will now have until June 24 to get paperwork filed, because the commission’s online filing system wasn’t working for many of the 160-plus applicants who tried to meet the previous May 24 deadline, according to The […]

mentor36 June 12, 2019

Hold your hats and book your seats! The Limeys, no matter what they are doing on Brexit, are getting organized on the cannabis front. A unique coalition of “home-grown” as well as cross-European, American and Canadian industry insiders are already making travel plans for London during the last week of June. Unlike Trump’s recent visit […]

mentor36 June 12, 2019

The State Medical Board of Ohio delayed a vote on including anxiety and autism spectrum disorder to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, which could have added new opportunities for MMJ businesses in the state. Board President Dr. Michael Schottenstein said Wednesday the vote would be delayed to give two new board […]

mentor36 June 12, 2019

Germany may be the largest and fastest-growing medical cannabis market in Europe, but signs are emerging from medical and regulatory circles that should serve as a warning to marijuana companies planning to commercialize medicines without conclusive clinical trials. In fact, businesses based on science and efficacy may see a competitive advantage in Germany in the […]

mentor36 June 12, 2019

The Oregon House passed a bill that would empower the governor to enter agreements with other states for the transfer of marijuana, a prospect that could significantly help MJ businesses in the state that have been dealing with a massive cannabis surplus. The 43-16 vote came after the leader of minority Republicans urged passage of […]

mentor36 June 11, 2019

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy outlined at least five changes he’d like to see in a medical marijuana expansion bill currently under consideration by state lawmakers, including the elimination of a 6.625% sales tax within three years. The changes, according to NJ Advance Media, provide more specifics than previously reported. In addition to eliminating the […]

mentor36 June 11, 2019

Alabama won’t become the latest state to legalize medical cannabis this year, but it took a potential step forward for 2020. Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law a bill that would set up a medical marijuana commission to study the issue and then make recommendations to the Alabama Legislature next year on how to implement […]

mentor36 June 11, 2019

The largest medical marijuana company in Maine threatened to sue the state if it doesn’t alter course on proposed residency requirements for recreational cannabis business permits. According to the Portland Press Herald, MMJ provider Wellness Connection has financial ties to New York-based multistate operator Acreage Holdings, and the recreational rules as currently written would prohibit […]

mentor36 June 11, 2019

The Economist wrote in 2016 that the argument for the legalization of marijuana had been won. “Now for the difficult bit,” the influential global business magazine stated at the time, “the start of complex arguments about how to regulate cannabis.” Three years later, those debates are playing out in more parliaments, civil services and societies […]

mentor36 June 11, 2019

This is not a discussion of climate change, it’s a discussion of the impact of weather on the agriculture industry. The question for the cannabis & hemp industry, and basically the entire specialty crop industry, is what will be the impact? According to the U.S. National Climate Assessment, “Climate disruptions to agriculture have been increasing […]

mentor36 June 11, 2019

Dixie Brands, a Denver-based consumer packaged goods company, said it is entering the Oklahoma medical cannabis market through a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Globus Holdings. Oklahoma marks the sixth state where Dixie has operations. The company trades on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol DIXI. There are roughly 130,000 medical marijuana patients in […]

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