On July 12, 2021, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 141 (AB-141), which creates the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC). The DCC will consolidate the three state cannabis programs – the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division, a
We sat down with the National Cannabis Industry Association to talk about the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act proposed by Senate Democrats. The bill would decriminalize and deschedule cannabis but still has a bit of mystery around it. It’s unclear what the business side of things will look like when the comment period ends at the beginn
Track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson’s medal-winning hopes were dashed when she tested positive for THC, the main intoxicating compound found in marijuana, disqualifying her from the Tokyo Olympics with a one-month suspension. The uproar that followed the announcement is the latest indication of shifting attitudes around cannabis, as more peop
In a warehouse outside Chicago, a crop of hemp grows to produce a controversial substance that some people call “weed light.” The plants fall under the same Cannabis sativa species that produce marijuana. But like all legal hemp, they have been bred to contain less than .3% delta-9-THC, the main ingredient that gets users stoned. Instead, the hemp
Summer is a great time for the outdoors. While the heat can sometimes be oppressive, summertime usually brings with it a lot of relaxation. And some say all this could be made better with a little weed. All seasons pair well with cannabis, but summer is particularly great. Marijuana is a great partner for social and outdoor activities, making it th
CHAPEL HILL – As North Carolina’s General Assembly debates the legalization of medical marijuana, hemp farmers and retailers have already found a legal alternative: Delta-8 THC. Otherwise known as “Weed’s Little Brother,” Delta-8 THC, or D-8, is the hottest cannabinoid on the market right now, especially in states like North Carolina, where marijua
The North Carolina Senate keeps advancing a bill that would legalize medical marijuana here, as the state remains one of the few holdouts in the country without such a law. Senators in the Finance Committee passed the bill Wednesday, after a brief discussion about the taxes and other revenue it might bring to North Carolina if passed. No one had a
Plant Growth Regulators seem nonthreatening, but this cannabis should instill fear in you as a user. Heres why. Of course, you have heard about the negative impact of fungicides and pesticides on your bud, but that is not the only risk of contamination you will experience. There is another chemical scare brewing in the cannabis industry, and you’ve
New York Cannabis United is calling on both the Cuomo Administration and New York State Legislators to uphold the promises made in the new law by swiftly appointing leadership to the Cannabis Control Board. By Imani A. Dawson On March 31st, Governor Cuomo signed the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation (MRTA) into law, conceived as one of the nation’s
 / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) clarified that he supports marijuana banking legislation, but explained his strategy of blocking its advancement, for now, to use it as a "sweetener" to get more senators to vote for broader, justice-focused legalization first. The House Appropriations Committee included a provision in a spending b...
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos just went to space. Now his company looks poised to embark on a new frontier—marijuana legalization. It was just last month that Amazon officially announced that it was doing away with drug screening for pot, while also throwing its support behind proposed legislation that would finally legalize weed on the federal level. And no
CHARLOTTE, Mich. — Charlotte's City Council has decided that they're not going to allow marijuana shops in the city anytime soon, but the community could see marijuana growing and processing facilities. On average, each dispensary brings in about $28,000 in tax revenues to a community according to Mayor Michael Armitage. City officials didn't move
          Chairman Bryan says he doesn’t intend on calling any additional hearings regarding medical marijuana.  On Wednesday, the Mississippi Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee met to hear from a series of speakers as the lawmakers continue to gather information in preparation for a medical marijuana bill to implement a program in the stat
Report from Brightfield Group details most popular CBD sweet edibles as well as consumers’ need to either take the edge off or charge through their day. Market research firm Brightfield Group’s U.S. Cannabis Distribution Report: Cannabis Candy report revealed that, while cannabis candies are not to be consumed like candy, the industries share some
    The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has concluded a two-year pilot study to measure hemp cultivation possibilities in Florida.  The project aimed to assess hemp suitability, develop management strategies and evaluate the invasion risk in Florida. The university monitored 50 different hemp varieties in outdoor
    A demonstration with the aim to decriminalise cannabis is set to take place in Cork in the coming weeks. The protest will take place in Cork city on 7 August on Mardyke Walk and include live music and a raffle to raise money for the a Cork missing persons charity, with pro-cannabis activist Martin Condon telling The Irish Examiner he hopes it w
      This week will bring some changes to the rules governing Washington's cannabis industry, as two bills passed this past year by the state Legislature are set to go into effect on July 25. The two bills, ESHB 1443 and ESB 5312, made their way through the state House and were signed into law by the governor this spring. ESHB 1443 broadens the st
      While it put a hard stop on most things, it was also an election year, opening the door to a lot of change. One of these changes was cannabis legalization, something that is increasingly becoming harder to ignore as more and more people embrace it. While many policy areas were talking points during last year’s U.S. election, it was surprising
A new survey shows a majority of Floridians are in support of it, but organizations are still concerned it may not make the ballot in 2022.  It's been nearly a decade since Colorado and Washington become the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana. Now, it's legal in 18 states, including the District of Columbia and Guam. Many hope the