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The Commerce Clause of the US Constitution gives the Federal government exclusive power to regulate trade between the States. Disclaimer:The views expressed in this article solely belong to the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Fresh Toast. The reason that our Constitution begins by saying that “We the People” are creating “a mor
A new research paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests a connection between marijuana legalization and a decline in workers’ compensation claims. The study, conducted by a team of researchers from  William Paterson University, Temple University, University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash and the RAND Corporation, examined “the effect of
North Dakota Representatives gave the green light to recreational marijuana. The House voted Tuesday morning to legalize marijuana for recreational use for adults 21 years or older. This bill would also allow people to be able to grow or possess marijuana. “There’s a lot of things I don’t agree with, but if it’s good policy and I think it’s going t
Marijuana and hemp-related businesses are one step closer to gaining access to South Dakota banks. House Bill 1203 proactively lays groundwork for banks and their subsidiaries to work with any person that acquires an industrial hemp or marijuana license, pending legalization of the substances at the state level. The legislation passed in the state
This is a great week for New Jerseyans, though many argue the celebration is long overdue. On Monday, Feb 22, Democratic New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that legalizes the retail sale of cannabis and removes criminal offenses for possession of up to six ounces of cannabis for individuals 21 and older. On election day in 2020, New
There is no way to talk about the use of any kind of cannabis in Europe without running into a mouthful of long, number-delineated if not hyphenated directives. Cannabis Sativa L is, ultimately, a plant with many uses by humans. Every one of those applications, but particularly consumables, carries its own rules.  The cosmetics space is no exceptio
Industrial hemp has a less than 0.3% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive agent in Marijuana) level.Furthermore, hemp was removed from its classification as a controlled substance. The Farm Bill contains a change of how industrial hemp is now classified. Under the Farm Bill, hemp is no longer considered a controlled substance non-hallucinoge
For years, the pattern has held: The New Hampshire House recommends fully legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in the Granite State, and the Senate shoots the measure down. Perhaps not this year. In a notable move late last month, the House Criminal Justice Committee recommended that the 400-member body scrap two bills that would greatly lo
As many feared and expected, Republican senators are objecting to Democratic Governor Tony Evers’ proposed budget for Wisconsin, which includes legal cannabis.  In addition to advocating for federal legalization, the budget talks about some other, progressive concepts, including raising the minimum wage, reforming the juvenile justice system, and e
The final quarter of 2020 saw medical cannabis flower imports into Germany reach more than 3.2 tonnes. Prohibition Partners reports Germany saw 37% year-on-year growth in flower imports. However, the year-on-year growth was well down on 2018 and 2019, which both topped 100%. The situation in Germany has been the result of problematic implementation
New Jersey’s long-delayed effort to legalize recreational marijuana has veered again into chaos, despite voter approval and a pause on pot prosecutions that has left some offenders in limbo. Governor Phil Murphyhas until Monday to act on two bills that would bring him closer to fulfilling a pledge he made more than three years ago to legalize pot.
By now most people are aware that Illinois passed sweeping legislation in 2019, which decriminalized cannabis for recreational use. The law also contains provisions to prevent discrimination in certain legal proceedings. But the anti-discrimination provision is not being widely followed by courts – at least not in some parts of the state. To better
President Joe Biden received a letter from 37 members of Congress on Thursday urging him to issue a blanket pardon for nonviolent offenders with convictions for federal marijuana crimes. The letter was led by Rep. Barbara Lee and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, the co-chairs of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, and 35 other leaders and members of the House
  Hawaii Senate Says Yes To Cannabis Legalization Hawaii Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs voted in favor of two cannabis measures on Tuesday. (h/t Marijuana Moment) The first bill asks for adult-use cannabis legalization and the other to amend the state’s current decimalization law. The Aloha State decrimina
Morocco, Europe’s largest cannabis supplier, is falling behind against countries that have legalized cannabis as German imports grow. Even amid the COVID-19 crisis, Germany’s medical cannabis imports hit a record high in the fourth quarter of 2020. The country imported nearly 10,000 kilograms of legal medical cannabis in 2020. While traditionally M
A new bill in Indiana would give more people a chance at beating a flawed system. And police are not happy. Marijuana decriminalization is the latest buzzword in the weed world. It’s a move that President Joe Biden has said that he would be willing to impose nationwide. The concept typically means the elimination of criminal penalties associated wi