"Goes to show that lawmakers don't have to agree on everything to find common ground on solutions to the challenges facing everyday Americans." Drug war foes welcomed the introduction Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives of a bipartisan bill to help states expunge cannabis convictions by reducing costs and red tape through a new federal pr
On Thursday, Steep Hill, the United States' first commercial cannabis testing lab, announced it was expanding into Illinois with a new licensee partner. Illinois was the 11th state to legalize an adult-use cannabis program (in 2019) and the first to legalize adult-use by an act of state legislature, along with the medical program established in 201
Democrats on the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee on Thursday encouraged President Joe Biden to take stronger action to limit oil and gas production, while Republicans said reducing domestic production would only increase global emissions from overseas suppliers. In a hearing less than a week after the U.S. Interior Department released a repo
You can't buy cannabis without a medical card but you can grow it. One Virginia Beach store is making it easier for you to harvest your own marijuana. There’s a specific houseplant that's becoming more popular in Hampton Roads: marijuana. Virginia became the first state to legalize cannabis back in July. Smoking cannabis may be legal, but buying an
Haverhill’s fourth adult-use cannabis store, Mello, formally opens Saturday morning with a ribbon cutting, appearance by Ethan Zohn of “Survivor: Africa” and music by Inspectah Deck. One of the founders, Tim Riley, who serves as facilities manager, said the 330 Amesbury Road store represents a $3 million investment, including the cost of the land a
When brothers Shawn and Josh Cutter proposed growing hemp at their traditional family farm in 2019, their sister and mother weren't convinced it was the right move.  Their 500-acre farm produced crops like alfalfa, corn and soybeans for decades, so adding a new plant with little knowledge of it was a gamble, but the family was quickly swayed. At th
Medical marijuana business license applications are now available in Aberdeen.  The application forms went live on the city's website Tuesday. As of late Wednesday afternoon, City Attorney Ron Wager said, no applications had come in. Given the track record of other cities like Sioux Falls, the dispensary spots might get taken quickly. In Aberdeen,
As marijuana legalization has spread throughout the U.S., obtaining weed has never felt more normal. However, it’s not as normal as traditional goods and commodities. After all, marijuana is still illegal on a federal level and in many states. On top of that, with the cannabis industry being so infantile, regulations have been notoriously confusing
Cannabis company stock prices have taken a nearly year-long hit that some investors might describe as extreme considering the potential for federal marijuana legalization in the foreseeable future. Now, companies in Pennsylvania have more potential bad news coming down the pike from the state's department of health. Failure to comply with a new ord
Etain is an oasis of calm in midtown Manhattan. When thinking of weed dispensaries, especially in light of the relatively recent legalization of recreational marijuana in the state of New York, thoughts don't necessarily drift to soothing, spa-like destinations offering the sort of calm that is usually associated with self-care. And, yet, that is e
The Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday it’s not approving anxiety disorders as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, unlike neighboring North Dakota and three other states. State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said there’s not enough scientific evidence of benefits of medical cannabis use when compared to the possibility of “uni
With the legal sale of recreational marijuana set to begin Jan. 1 across Montana, Lake County residents are being asked to weigh in on whether to impose a local tax to benefit county and city governments. Lake County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a resolution to hold a special election to determine whether a local-option tax of 3% wi
A marijuana cultivator and producer in Washoe County could lose its license after it avoided paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes, according to a complaint filed by the Cannabis Compliance Board this week. NNV Operations I, INC, which operates under the name Silver State Trading, had numerous unpaid or underpaid wholesale marijuana taxe
Veterinarians today struggle to discuss cannabis with pet parents, as they either lack the knowledge or want to avoid potential legal implications. With all the widespread and sometimes conflicting medical news on the use of cannabis for pets, having a trustworthy source of information is important. Thankfully, we now have one. A website that doubl
The feds have a vested interest in allowing marijuana businesses to access banking, if for no other reason than to more effectively collect taxes from them. In a bid to see marijuana banking reform passed as part of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), vocal members of labor and financial organizations penned a letter to Senate le
A marijuana safety lab is suing the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) over a recall that impacted nearly $230 million worth and 64,000 pounds of marijuana products in the state, mostly flower. Michigan Court of Claims Judge Christopher M. Murray on Monday seemed to scold MRA for its lack of clear communication related to the matter.The mar