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A bill that would expand access to medical cannabis in public schools in Colorado was passed by the state House of Representatives on Tuesday and is now headed to the desk of Democratic Gov. Jared Polis. The measure, Senate Bill 21-056, was approved by members of the House with a vote of 57 to 6. Under the bill, children with complicated medical co
Tuesday felt like a party outside Nature's Treatment of Illinois in Galesburg, as the business and customers mark the unofficial holiday 4/20, celebrated annually on April 20th.   Customers say celebrating the holiday, especially in the second year of legalized recreational marijuana in Illinois, is important to them.  "It's just having fun, chilli
Out of all the major couriers, United States Postal Service had the latest cutoff date before the looming vape ban goes into effect. But here we are, the time has finally come and we’re now just shy of a week before we can no longer order vape products with the same ease and low prices that we’ve grown accustomed to. At least they let us have 420,
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called 4/20 an "unofficial American holiday." The top Democrat made his case to "end the federal prohibition on marijuana." April 20 is usually a day weed users celebrate the recreational drug. As weed users across the country celebrate April 20 on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer marked the occasio
The Democrats are working to follow through on campaign promises from the 2020 election as it relates to cannabis legalization or decriminalization.  Earlier this week, the House of Representatives voted in favor of a bipartisan bill to protect banks that service state-legal cannabis businesses from being penalized by federal regulators. The passin
And then, there were 50, with the newly codified Idaho hemp legalization. On Friday, Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed House Bill 126, otherwise known as the “Industrial Hemp Research and Development Act.” Similar bills have passed in state legislatures across the country, ultimately earning the eager signature of their respective governors—a trend tha
Colorado's cannabis industry is enjoying an era of prosperity as national attitudes toward marijuana become more relaxed. Driving the news: 17 states have legalized recreational marijuana sales and pot enjoys its highest popularity ever with 68% of adults backing legalization, according to a recent Gallup poll. What's next: Congress is discussing l
Cannabis legalization advocates must be feeling a sense a deja vu. Today, the House of Representatives approved legislation (again) that would provide safe harbor for financial service providers to work with cannabis businesses that are in compliance with state laws. Called the SAFE ACT, (Secure and Fair Enforcement) Banking Act, or H.R. 1996, was
The National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds (GKV), whose members insure 90% of the German population have released the data on reimbursed medical cannabis usage covering the entirety of 2020. The new data reveal that the reimbursed sales of medical cannabis were worth €165 million in 2020.      The GKV have released data showing th
Medical marijuana is nearing reality for thousands of Georgians suffering from serious health conditions as state officials sift through applications for growing licenses and lawmakers recently paved the way for pharmacies to become dispensaries. A program years in the making to regulate the cultivation, extraction and distribution of low-grade mar
Marijuana legalization has been a boyhood dream come true for Keith Fort, a recently retired stage manager for live events who said he’s glad Chicago finally joined the ranks of other weed-friendly cities he’s visited. “Fifty years I’ve waited for legalization. I’m 66 years old,” he said. Fort, a veteran of scores of music concerts and festivals, s
The cannabis community and the DEA have long been at odds over the unjust War on Drugs, and it’s rare that any appointment to this agency provides a glimmer of hope. President Biden nominated Anne Milgram as head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the White House announced on Monday, April 12. If confirmed, Milgram will report directly t
Wisconsin has been pushing for legal cannabis, but it looks like now, those hopes may be gone. The Senate leader has stated this week that they will not be making moves to legalize, as there is not enough support from Republicans to back it up. “We don’t have support from the caucus. That’s pretty clear, that we don’t have 17 votes in the caucus fo
The road to legalizing cannabis in Mexico has been full of twists, turns, and in some cases dead ends as the deadline approaches soon. Near the end of 2018, Mexico’s Supreme Court issued a ruling in which cannabis prohibition was deemed to be unconstitutional. As part of the ruling, the Court set a one-year deadline for lawmakers to pass a legaliza
An attempt by Idaho Republican leaders to make it impossible to legalize drugs in the state through a ballot initiative failed on Thursday, missing the supermajority support it needed in the House. The proposed constitutional amendment would have required two-thirds of the House and Senate to approve the removal of a drug from Schedule I or Schedul
The Mississippi Supreme Court heard arguments this week challenging the state’s overwhelming vote in support of medical cannabis last November but advocates still have their high hopes.  The Mississippi Cannabis Trade Association released a statement following Thursday’s oral arguments that would determine the industry’s fate. If the challenge is s