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You can legally smoke cannabis in New York, but can you grow it?
Politics
Yes, consuming cannabis has gotten the green light in New York for people over 21 years old. But let’s clear the air: It is not legal to grow your own marijuana plants in New York — yet. That hasn’t stopped at least one budding cultivator from raising several of the herbs in a community garden, nearby the more typical basil, sunflowers and tomatoes
Multiple National Cannabis Missions At International Cannabis Business Conference In Berlin
Politics
Multiple economic missions had booths at the conference last week – the beginning of an international trend While the scale of the event rivaled any corporate conference – as did the exhibit booths – one thing stood out clearly this year at the Berlin International Cannabis Business Conference last week: The arrival of cannabis missions from intern
House passes bill permitting weed ads on TV and radio
Politics
The House of Representatives this week passed legislation to permit cannabis advertising on broadcast television and radio as part of a broader appropriations measure. The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a bill that would permit cannabis advertising on broadcast television and radio stations. The legislation is included as part of th
Spotlight: Niklas Kouparanis, CEO of Bloomwell Group, on cannabis legalization in Germany
Politics
"Legalization will never happen overnight. We all know that, and it's important that it doesn't happen overnight because legalization is a huge step for a country. We saw that, for example, in Canada, where a lot of mistakes were made." Frankfurt-based Bloomwell Group, one of the largest cannabis companies in Europe, was co-founded in 2020 by broth
What drought could mean for legal weed states running out of water
Politics
Cannabis farms are already subject to strict water regulations in several states, and some illegal growers have given those rule followers a bad name by association Over the last several months, photographs and stories of unprecedented and dramatically low water levels in the southwestern U.S. have made their way to the front page of national news.
Senate Dems ready to introduce cannabis bill, hearing scheduled next week
Politics
  Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader in the Senate, had said that the marijuana reform bill would be introduced before the August recess. With Congress set to break for its traditional August recess––and with this year’s midterm elections drawing nearer––Democrats in the Senate finally appear ready to introduce a bill that would end the federal p
GOP video warns of cannabis being laced with fentanyl despite studies saying otherwise
Politics
  The Senate GOP Doctors Caucus released a warning video announcement on Thursday alerting about the dangers of a powerful synthetic opioid, fentanyl. The group of physicians, who are also senators, released this public service announcement to inform Americans about the gravity of the current situation in the U.S. (Benzinga) “Fentanyl is killing ov
People busted for weed in the U.K. could lose passports under proposed rules
Politics
  ‘Swift, Certain, Tough’ drug conviction rules could be coming to the U.K., according a White Paper Document published by the Home Office. Think twice about smoking a doobie while traveling in the U.K. People in England and Wales could be subject to stricter punishments, including risking losing their passports or driver’s licenses under new rules
Minnesota’s surprising and unique path towards possible marijuana legalization
Politics
  The dosage of THC that the GOP legislature approved for edibles is much lower than normal, at up to 5 mg per package. But it’s still legal, nonetheless. In a decision that came as a surprise to many in the state, Minnesota passed legislation that legalized some lower potency hemp-derived THC edibles. As we previously reported, this new bill now a
Biden says he’s ‘working on’ bill to release cannabis inmates
Politics
President Biden, returning to Washington after a trip to the Middle East, told reporters that no one “should be in prison for the use of marijuana.” President Joe Biden reiterated his belief that no one should be behind bars for using cannabis, saying Sunday that he is working on legislation to help fulfill that campaign promise. Biden, returning t
NYPD says it will stop testing cops for weed, then reverses course
Politics
The New York Police Department announced on Wednesday that it would continue drug testing officers for weed only hours after a memo issued earlier in the day said that most screenings for pot would end. A New York Police Department memo made public on Wednesday advised officers that they would no longer face drug tests for cannabis, although the de
Pot gets Senate's attention in long-shot decriminalization bill
Politics
  Senate Democrats plan to introduce a bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level next week, a person familiar with the matter said, although the legislation faces long odds in the evenly divided chamber. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer worked with Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey and Ron Wyden of Oregon on the measure. The senators circu
Canada: British Columbia delivery options increase access to legal cannabis
Politics
British Columbia has permission to deliver non-medical cannabis to consumers through regular mail and other delivery-service providers, through privately-owned cannabis stores. The Canadian provincial government declared, "the move would provide economic opportunities for stores and put them on a more even competitive footing with the province’s on
S.C. primary victory has proven that cannabis is good politics
Politics
Many were surprised in November when Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina took the bold step of introducing the States Reform Act. This Republican, who has been rated as a principled conservative by groups such as Americans for Prosperity, American Conservative Union and Heritage Action, was leading again by introducing a comprehensive bill to restore
Why China will never legalize cannabis
Politics
Will the world’s global superpower ever legalize marijuana? It seems unlikely not, even though it’s extremely ironic that some of the oldest evidence of weed consumption has been found in China. China, a global superpower in the world, a country responsible for numerous inventions that have helped save humankind, is now living in a dystopian nightm
Cannabis prohibition in France over the past 50 years has disproportionately punished its Muslim minority
Politics
In recent years, France has come closer to ending its national prohibition of cannabis, which has been in place since 1970. The rise of “CBD cafés,” the growing public calls for an end to drug prohibition and an ongoing medical marijuana pilot program signal that, in the near future, France – the European Union’s leading cannabis-consuming member s

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