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Bill filed to tax and regulate cannabis products, including delta-8
Politics
Rep. Chris Hurt says he wants to ‘legitimize’ the cannabis industry A Republican lawmaker is seeking to tax and regulate the existing cannabis industry in the state. Rep. Chris Hurt (R-Halls) filed House Bill 1690 this week. The bill seeks to regulate psychotropic hemp-derived cannabinoids, which include products that have more than 0.1 percent THC
How much weed was sold in top-selling cannabis states? Arizona & Michigan smash records again
Business & Finance
In November, taxes for recreational marijuana sales in Arizona totaled around $5.05 million, slightly above medical cannabis tax, which amounted to $5.03 million. Arizona continues to smash cannabis sales records, with yet another milestone of over $1.23 billion of marijuana products sold during the first 11 months of 2021, Arizona Mirror writes. A
Planting the Seeds: The Present State and Potential Prospects of Medical Cannabis in Tennessee
Politics
In 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical cannabis. Since then, 36 states (and four U.S. territories) have followed suit, keeping pace with rapidly evolving policies and attitudes toward cannabis. In addition to the widespread legalization of medical cannabis, 18 states, two territories, and the District of Columbia have legali
‘Talk about clusterf---’: Why legal weed didn’t kill Oregon’s black market
Politics
Legalization was supposed to take care of the black market. It hasn’t worked out that way. The first unlicensed cannabis grow popped up near Gary Longnecker’s remote Southern Oregon home seven years ago. Now there are six farms surrounding the densely-forested property. “Last night I woke up at 12:30 with gunshots. [Then again] this morning, seven
2 Arrested After Marijuana Grow Operation Sparks Massive Fire
Politics
San Bernardino County Fire crews were able to knock down a major two-alarm commercial fire in Adelanto Wednesday evening. Authorities said the fire crews responded to the large commercial blaze in the 18000 block of Baldwin Street at around 4:35 p.m. Wednesday and went into defensive mode to protect other nearby homes and a strip mall center. Offic
US Customs: marijuana, ammunition seizures up in Michigan
Politics
Seizures of marijuana and ammunition at Michigan’s border with Canada have increased over the past year or so despite travel restrictions between the U.S. and Canada due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Detroit Field Office for U.S. Customs and Border Protection says Thursday that marijuana confiscated last year was up nearly 2,800% from fiscal yea
Medical Marijuana Bill draws mixed reaction in South Carolina
Politics
South Carolina is one of 14 states that doesn’t allow medicinal marijuana use. Senate Bill 150 aims to change that, but York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson is voicing his opposition to the legislation. He held a law enforcement forum to discuss the bill. “If you’re going to call it medicine, then let’s treat it like medicine,” said SLED Chief Mark Kee
What’s Your Sweet Spot For Vaping? An Easy Guide To Mod Settings
Cannabis News
Vaping sweet spots differ from one user to another. Achieving this phenomenon involves making a raft of adjustments on your vaporizer as well as choosing suitable e-juice. There is plenty of vaping lingo to learn for any new or aspiring vaper. Some of these terms are relatively basic and not necessarily key to the success of your vaping sessions. H
Oklahoma lawmaker hopes to tighten medical marijuana regulation
Politics
Oklahoma needs to move on from the “Wild West” that emerged with legalization of medical marijuana by strengthening regulation of the industry, a state lawmaker said. State Rep. Sean Roberts, a Republican from Hominy, said Wednesday that he’ll introduce legislation this year to modify both the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act a
It’s Time To Acknowledge The Reality Of THC In Pro Sports
Cannabis News
Maintaining the fiction that professional sports are THC-free is just an act of denial that we can no longer afford. Drug testing for THC in professional sports is almost dead, as it should be — but not quite. It still lurks in the corners like a zombie, ready to attack anyone who points at it. The NBA has ended random drug testing, but it still ha
Why New York’s Cannabis Industry Can’t Shut Out the LGBTQ Community
Cannabis News
The State of New York is on its way to fostering the most diverse and equitable cannabis industry in the country, as it will require that about half of all business licenses be awarded to social equity applicants. However, as it stands, the social equity measures outlined in the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) do not include the LGBTQ
Woman accused of giving alcohol, marijuana to minors arrested in Carlisle County
Politics
The Carlisle County Sheriff's Office says a woman accused of giving marijuana and alcohol to two minors was arrested Tuesday.  The sheriff's office says its investigation began when the Carlisle County School District contacted investigators regarding a threat the woman allegedly made against a student. Investigators later learned that there was no
Cannabis Remedies to Temper Certain Cold and Flu Symptoms
Medical News
Therapeutic hemp and cannabis products to get you through the first bacterium equinox of 2022. Whether you’re concerned about flu season or a protracted pestilence that has likely kept you masked and hypervigilant, if not in quarantine mode, a robust cannabis medicine cabinet can help you through the first bacterium equinox of 2022. Cannabis is by
Top Marijuana Stocks To Buy In 2022? 2 To Watch Right Now
Business & Finance
Investing In Marijuana Stocks Right Now Could Be The Thing To Do In 2022 Some marijuana stocks are starting to see a slight increase in trading. Now, this is based on the recent momentum since the start of the new year. This past year the sector was faced with a lack of upward consistency. Mainly due to federal cannabis reform failing to pass. When
California was supposed to clear cannabis convictions. Tens of thousands are still languishing
Politics
Nearly two decades ago, on a high desert road in San Bernardino County, Sara Rodriguez was pulled over and arrested with 10 small packets of cannabis in her car. She was convicted of a felony, possession of the drug for sale, and eventually spent more than two years in prison. In the years since, Rodriguez, 39, became the first in her family to go
No, Sorry: Smoking Marijuana Does Not Protect You From COVID-19
Medical News
Scientific papers don’t usually go viral, but this week, a team of researchers from Oregon State University published a study that contained the magic formula to blow up the internet: cannabis and COVID-19. According to research published Monday in the Journal of Natural Products (and subsequently rewritten in almost every news outlet on Earth) two
Mississippi Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Despite Gov.’s Opposition To Allowable Amounts
Politics
Registered patients would be subject to purchase limits that would restrict them to no more than 3.5 grams of cannabis flower, 1 gram of concentrate, or up to 100 milligrams of THC in infused products. A new bill to legalize medical marijuana was introduced in Mississippi on Tuesday and on Wednesday afternoon, the Senate Public Health and Welfare C
Police charge man after South Dakota seniors unwittingly eat pot brownies
Politics
The stakes were high — and scary — at a South Dakota community center card game. A group of seniors inadvertently ate a batch of cannabis brownies brought by a 73-year-old woman who didn’t know that her adult son had baked them with THC butter. The incident happened last Tuesday in Tabor, a town with a population of 423 people, according to an affi
Should Louisiana break up medical marijuana monopolies to lower prices?
Business & Finance
When Louisiana's first legal smokable medical marijuana was made available on Jan. 1, patients like Corbet King of Wisner were excited about the product that they believed would be a more affordable option than tinctures, oils and edibles. After all, affordability was one of the key selling points when the Legislature passed a bill last year to add

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