New laws dealing with marijuana regulation take effect Monday. One of the most notable changes deals with the hemp-derived THC compound Delta-8. Democratic state Representative Yousef Rabhi was among the sponsors of the law to put Delta-8 and similar products under the watch of the Marijuana Regulatory Agency—or MRA. “If you regulate Delta-8 and ot
Once the bill is signed into law, Panama will be in a somewhat odd situation: It will gave a legal regime for medical cannabis, but not one for hemp. Back in October 2019, Deputy Kayra Harding introduced a bill (Proyecto de Ley No. 323) to promote the development of the hemp industry in Panama. The bill would establish a licensing regime for hemp c
Oklahoma, Colorado and Missouri allow sale of pot for health purposes. Advocates of legalizing marijuana sales formed the Kansas Cannabis Chamber of Commerce to move the political, business and health debate forward in a state bordered by dispensaries in Colorado, Oklahoma and Missouri and a renewed push to open markets in Nebraska. The Kansas Hous
The Brevard County Sheriff's Office in Florida is looking to reunite $2 million worth of marijuana with its rightful owner, according to a snarky post on the department's Facebook page. "If you happened to have lost or misplaced approximately 770 pounds of high grade marijuana and would like to have your property returned, please contact our Narcot
Which States Will Legalize Recreational Weed Next? Gone are the days when predictions on state legislations could be given based on the ruling party. The stereotypical belief of States being red or blue has been tossed out over time, especially in talks regarding cannabis legalization. Everyone wants a piece of the cake. There is a long list of sta
Recently introduced legislation in the state House of Representatives would allow school nurses to administer medical marijuana to students. Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Philadelphia, has introduced House Bill 1948 with co-sponsorship support from fellow Democrats Stephen Kinsey, Joseph Hohenstein, Carol Hill-Evans, Maureen Madden, Benjamin Sanchez, Br
The El Paso Police Department is looking to ask City Council to raise its budget by $72,000 next year to allow the department to test marijuana cases at a lab."Marijuana and hemp are very much so identical one of the only characteristics that differs hemp from marijuana is the amount of THC," said Sgt. Robert Gomez, an EPPD spokesman. The differenc
A Needville man arrested in January 2019 and charged with growing marijuana next door to a church and across the street from the high school has had his case dismissed. Michael Ferguson successfully completed a pretrial intervention program and charges were dismissed in September, the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office reported. By complet
Predatory practices and local politics may be snuffing out potential players in New Jersey’s recreational marijuana industry. When adult-use recreational marijuana was legalized in New Jersey, state officials promised to offer entrepreneurs an equitable playing field in the emerging marketplace. But inequities in the field are proving to be a chall
Medical marijuana patients in New York state will soon be able to do something for the first time in the five-year history of the program: purchase smokable marijuana. The state’s newly formed regulatory board approved the sale of marijuana flower on Tuesday, broadening the offerings of a medicinal pot marketplace that had only featured the likes o
Prior to 1913, marijuana was legal nationwide. Motivated by anti-immigrant sentiment resulting from an influx of Mexican immigration after the Mexican War in 1910, states started to outlaw marijuana. By 1931, 29 states effectively outlawed it. The Controlled Substance Act of 1970 officially banned marijuana federally, as part of the government’s Wa
Members of the state’s Social Equity Council planning for adult-use cannabis sales in Connecticut on Tuesday stressed the need to focus on business opportunities for neighborhoods hurt by the failed war on drugs by making it easier for lower-income people to get into the business.. During an hour-long briefing from the top drug regulator in the sta
They hit the throttle and sped through pitch-black water. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers spotted a vessel of some sort in the distance, near the uninhabited Celeron Island in the Detroit River at 2:35 a.m., June 5, 2020. They cut through the international waterway that separates Michigan and Ontario, Canada and noticed something else near
Four state employees who initially filed a lawsuit against the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department over where they were assigned to work have asked the judge in the case to allow more claims to be added. The four plaintiffs filed a motion last week to amend their suit to include allegations that RLD and its Cannabis Control Division viol
Gwinnett County officials held off Tuesday on formally reducing the penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. County officials are discussing a change to the county’s ordinance that could carry no jail time and lower fines for anyone caught with an ounce or less of the drug. But the Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to table a
Today, the Cannabis Freedom Alliance (CFA) added a new class of membership, Values Members, who share a vision with CFA of ending prohibition in a manner consistent with helping all Americans achieve their full potential and limiting the number of barriers that inhibit innovation and entrepreneurship in a free and open market; and three new working