US medical cannabis company MedPharm Holdings subsidiary MedPharm Research has been approved for a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Schedule I Researcher License. Acquiring this was no mean feat as the DEA is still particularly sensitive to anything cannabis related. “It’s been a long road to getting a federally approved license,” said Albert
Maryland legislature announced it will place a cannabis measure on the 2022 ballot and will establish a work group to begin studying potential issues of legalization. (image: shutterstock)   Maryland state lawmakers announced last week that the legislature will turn to the voters on the issue of cannabis policy reform by placing a marijuana legaliz
Answer is to close loopholes that give legal access to people under 21, activists say Cannabis advocates have long pushed the plant as an organic medicine that activates a person’s internal receptors. The cannabinoids and terpenes found in the plant can affect everything from a person’s mood to their inflammatory responses and even brain functionin
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox expects cannabis will be a part of the new North American free-trade deal following the country's Supreme Court decision to loosen some of the rules on how the drug can be consumed.  "Cannabis has to be part of the trading between United States, Canada and Mexico," Fox said in a broadcast interview.  "Canada is
For the first time, Ohio lawmakers will have a bill before them to legalize recreational marijuana cultivation and sales. Democratic state Reps. Casey Weinstein of Hudson and Terrence Upchurch of Cleveland have drafted a bill to legalize cultivation – personal and commercial – and regulate sales, as well as allow people previously convicted of low-
The University of Florida has brought its two-year Industrial Hemp Pilot Project for a landing with guidance that the crop might be a viable commodity for Florida growers in the future, with caution for economic and environmental challenges. The UF/IFAS-led pilot project began in spring 2019 after federal and state legislation established an indust
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is poised to open the first adult-use cannabis shop in New York State, beating out the non-tribal retailers by up to a year…or more. The tribe, located in northern New York along the U.S.-Canada border, adopted its own ordinance regarding legal marijuana last month, following New York state’s April 1 legalization. How and
The recent Green Rush wave of recreational cannabis legalizations in multiple states, which include Connecticut and New York, has caused one prominent industry market researcher to revise its U.S. forecast for 2022 to $30 billion. This is a jump from the previous $28 billion estimate. Not only that, but according to a quarterly update report by Hea
This is a rule that prohibits consumers from purchasing an ounce of their favorite strain while also purchasing a few pre-rolls at the same time. On June 23, 2021, Governor Kate Brown signed SB 408 into law which included a host of important reforms for which Oregon’s cannabis industry has been lobbying for years. The chief backer of SB 408 this se
A group of U.S. senators has unveiled The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, the long-awaited cannabis reform bill that would effectively end decades of prohibition and federally legalize the drug. Below are six of the draft legislation's key parts that will be put forward for public comment by Sept. 1, after which a final bill will be fi
Delta-8 in Michigan is getting a legal makeover. Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan signed legislation on Tuesday that regulates Delta-8 THC, a psychoactive cannabinoid derived from hemp. Under the package of bills passed by lawmakers and approved by Whitmer, Delta-8 THC products will only be legally available from cannabis retailers lice
Arizona residents with low-level marijuana convictions can have their records wiped clean under a state expungement program launched this week. The expungements for minor cannabis convictions are being issued in accordance with Proposition 207, the 2020 ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for adults that was passed by 60 percent of the state’s
Just prior to a press conference on July 14, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden and Senator Cory Booker released the details of their long-awaited cannabis reform bill, entitled the “Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act.” The bill provides a widespread plan to regulate cannabis on multiple level
Effective today, recreational marijuana is legal for personal use in Connecticut. Your employees might think that this means they have free reign to use marijuana in the workplace. They would be wrong. In fact, the new law provides employers with significant authority to prohibit marijuana use in the workplace and punish marijuana use outside of th
Governor Polis is being faced with a lawsuit over House Bill 1317, a bill that negatively affected students who were meant to benefit from the law that allows cannabis use by medical patients in public schools.  Benjamin Wann, a cannabis patient, and his parents, Amber and Brad, supported Polis back in May when he signed the law that expanded acces
“The Federal Government’s current approach is a half-in, half-out regime that simultaneously tolerates and forbids local use of marijuana. This contradictory and unstable state of affairs strains basic principles of federalism and conceals traps for the unwary. [...] If the Government is now content to allow States to act ‘as laboratories’ ‘and try