Colorado voters will decide in November whether to hike pot taxes to boost funding for out-of-school learning programs. The Colorado Secretary of State’s office announced last week supporters of Initiative 25, titled the Learning Enrichment and Academic Progress Program, are projected to have gathered enough signatures to clear the threshold to qua
Texans will have the ability to legally manufacture smokable hemp products after all. A judge in the Travis County District Court in Texas ruled that a ban on smokable hemp in the state is unconstitutional—siding with several hemp companies that filed a lawsuit, challenging the 2019 ban on smokable hemp products passed by Texas lawmakers. Last year
This summer three U.S. senators released a discussion draft of legislation that would remove cannabis from the schedule of controlled substances under federal law and provide for federal taxation of cannabis products. Greg Kaufman of Eversheds Sutherland outlines the key provisions and urges lawmakers to consider data collected at the state level t
  Cannabis legalization in some form or another is legal nearly everywhere in the U.S. As of August 2021: Medical marijuana is legal in 36 states, 4 territories, and in the US Capitol, Washington DC. An additional 12 states have legalized the medical use of CBD derived from marijuana.Adult use marijuana is legal in 19 states, 2 territories and Wash
Bill Stocker is not your typical marijuana reform advocate—he’s retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and the Sioux Falls police department. “I have 37 years in uniform, and I am a disabled veteran,” Stocker says. You might recognize Stocker from tv ads supporting Amendment A. That was the constitutional amendment legalizing hemp and marijuana. Stocke
  Groups representing thousands of medical caregivers and patients are now united under one organization in an effort have a louder voice when it comes to creating new rules in Augusta. The newly formed Cannabis Council of Maine includes representatives from the Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine, Maine Growers Alliance, Maine Craft Cannabis Ass
Nevada industry players have been getting interviewed by the FBI over the cannabis licensing process.  The investigation is to see if any people or businesses tried to bribe politicians or other government officials in any way to obtain licenses to operate. Since 2016, recreational cannabis has been legal in Nevada, and there has been controversy o
New York Governor Kathy Hochul—who replaced the disgraced former governor Andrew Cuomo—promised to pick up where Cuomo failed, and get the state’s adult-use cannabis market off the ground. New York residents grew wearisome, waiting for the industry to materialize as the former governor was consumed with scandals. For background, former governor And
Currently, 18 states and the District of Columbia have the broadest allowances for marijuana use, legalizing medical and adult recreational use; a handful of other states have passed legislation allowing medical marijuana. Overall, 47 states have some form of cannabis allowance, only Idaho, Kansas and Nebraska do not have any public programs for ma
 Delta-8 is the latest trend to hit hemp shops across the country, including here in Kentucky. But the hemp-based product is not without controversy. The legality of Delta-8 might depend on who you ask. What is Delta-8? Delta-8 THC is a compound derived from hemp. In flower form, it looks like marijuana, but it's different than the Delta-9 THC comp
The legalization of cannabis in the U.S. has been long in the making. Back in the early 1970s, states such as Oregon, Texas and Colorado began the process of decriminalizing small amounts of cannabis. Fast forward 50 years or thereabouts, and the momentum toward legalization is undeniable. True, cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, but st
In June, the state legislature of California approved $100 million to help cannabis companies. The majority of such businesses – 82 percent as of April – have been operating under provisional licenses. These earmarks will help them move to annual licenses, instead. “The licensing process can be expensive, time-consuming and difficult,” Jamie Steige
America’s increasingly liberal attitude regarding cannabis consumption has started to impact workplace policies. For decades, both federal and state law outlawed cannabis, which was in turn mirrored in workplace policies across the country. Most employers had a zero-tolerance policy on cannabis, with some even requiring regular drug tests and firin
  PALMDALE — Deputies on patrol last week in Palmdale secured a firearm and marijuana and arrested a person wanted on a warrant, following a traffic stop. Deputies conducting a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the car and that the driver appeared fidgety and looked to be reaching for something. Th
There has been a recent flurry of movement – both in the courts and in state legislatures – on the marijuana law front across several states. As we previously reported, on February 22, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed three separate cannabis reform bills into law (NJ A21, NJ A 1897, and NJ A5342/NJ S3454), formally legalizing the use an
The investigations were spurred, in part, to conserve salmon and steelhead habitat. None of the sites investigated were properly licensed and numerous sites were interfering with local watersheds and spawning streams In a span of four days this month, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Marijuana Enforcement Team removed more