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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 March 20, 2019

Ganjapreneur write… Senate Bill 182 passed Florida’s Senate on March 7 in a 34-4 vote and was approved by the House on March 13 by a vote of 101-11. The ban was originally imposed by the state legislature in response to Florida’s 2016 landslide vote in favor of medical cannabis legalization, but faced immediate backlash and […]

mentor36 March 20, 2019

(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the March issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Marijuana growers historically have turned to cloning to propagate plant inventory and perpetuate plant genetics. But the art of cloning, where a cultivator takes a rooted cutting of a mother plant to grow a genetically identical plant, might slowly […]

mentor36 March 20, 2019

In the “BMA Advisory: Acceptance Criteria for Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil and Products Containing CBD“, a copy of which is embedded below, the USPS acknowledges the legal status of hemp derived CBD and provides temporary “acceptance criteria” for demonstrating when a mailing is compliant with the 2014 Farm Act. According to the USPS, a mailing is […]

mentor36 March 20, 2019

Published In collaboration with Here’s their synopsis and the full report as a pdf The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD or Expert Committee) released in January 2019 the outcomes of the first-ever critical review of cannabis, recommending a series of changes in the current scheduling of cannabis-related substances under the […]

mentor36 March 19, 2019

A bill to provide federal protection for banks serving state-legal marijuana businesses is scheduled for markup by a congressional committee next week, a notable development for cannabis banking legislation. Maxine Waters, chair of the House Financial Services Committee, announced that her group will mark up the SAFE Banking Act on March 26, a process that […]

mentor36 March 19, 2019

Amyris, a California-based company focused on wellness products, said it has closed a deal potentially worth $300 million with biotech startup Lavvan to research and develop synthetic cannabinoids. The move follows that of Canada’s Cronos Group inking a $122 million deal with Boston-based Ginkgo Bioworks last September to produce lab-grown cannabinoids. Analysts at Toronto-based Paradigm Capital […]

mentor36 March 19, 2019

Financially troubled cannabis firm Ascent Industries has agreed to sell its Canadian assets for a cash amount that will be disclosed only after the Supreme Court of British Columbia has signed off on the transaction. Ascent was granted creditor protection in early March to address liquidity issues after its cultivation subsidiary, Agrima Botanicals, was stripped […]

mentor36 March 19, 2019

Chicago-based Grassroots said it completed a $90 million capital raise designed to expand the company’s footprint and operations. Grassroots, a vertically integrated cannabis company that operates in 11 states, said in a news release it will use the funds to: Expand cultivation facilities in Illinois, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Build out newly secured dispensary licenses. Bankroll […]

mentor36 March 19, 2019

Statutory health insurers in Germany covered 73.7 million euros ($83.7 million) worth of medical cannabis products in 2018, according to new data published by German health insurance agency GKV-Spitzenverband. Pharmacies in the country processed 185,370 prescriptions under the statutory program – which covers roughly 90% of the population – during the year. Private prescriptions are […]

mentor36 March 19, 2019

New Jersey took another major step Monday toward legalizing recreational marijuana when Senate and Assembly committees approved an identical measure and sent it to the full Legislature for a vote. The approvals by the Assembly Appropriations and Senate Judiciary committees set up a floor vote as soon as March 25. A bill reached a similar […]

mentor36 March 19, 2019

Licensing for cultivation of cannabis and associated activities https://www.gov.gg/cannabis/licensing Cannabis and cannabis resin are classified as Class B drugs under Schedule 1 of the Misuse of Drugs (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1974. It is a criminal offence in the Bailiwick to possess, cultivate, supply or import cannabis. An Order can be made under the Law […]

mentor36 March 19, 2019

(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the March issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Kevin Currier has lost sleep over the prospect of vertically integrating his new marijuana business in Michigan. A Michigan resident, Currier applied for a medical cannabis retail license in Grand Rapids while the state transitions to a recreational […]

mentor36 March 19, 2019

Here’s our original coverage and encouraging to see that it has ended up in the courts. It was a particularly unnecessary police reaction. Pennsylvania Police Manage To Kill 51 Yr Old Small Time Cannabis Grower With A Bulldozer We hasten to add the police found that the pair of men were tending 10 plants… Here’a […]

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