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Switzerland to lift ban on medical cannabis
Politics
  Government officials in Switzerland are moving forward with plans to loosen restrictions for medical weed patients. The Switzerland government announced on June 22 that it will lift the ban on medical cannabis, as according to an amendment to the Swiss Narcotics Act that parliament approved in March 2021. According to Agence France Presse, the go
New Yorkers attempt to clear names for plant that is now legal
Politics
Programs are in place to clear certain types of cannabis records in New York, but lawyers worry the state isn’t going far enough. As adult-use cannabis thrives in New York, some residents say their lives are still ruined due to past cannabis convictions that haunt their records. While programs are in place to clear certain types of records, lawyers
Are marijuana laws causing supply chain issues? Yes, say truck drivers in legal states
Politics
Strict drug testing policies add to a shortage of drivers. There is a serious truck driver shortage in the US in 2022 fueled by inflation and the pandemic. And for truck drivers who enjoy the benefits of marijuana, there is another speed bump: draconian Federal marijuana laws. Commercial truck drivers are required to take randomized drug tests. But
Texas Republican Party policies include opposition to cannabis legalization
Politics
  A recent gathering of the Texas State Republican Party issued a number of platform stances on multiple topics, including cannabis. The 2022 Texas State Republican Convention was held last week between June 16-18 for the first time in-person since 2018. There, the party voted to establish 275 platform planks, or principal policies of the Republica
Department of justice no longer interested in marijuana crimes in America?
Politics
Attorney General Merrick Garland said that Department of Justice resources are not put to the best use prosecuting marijuana-related offenses whether or not states have cannabis legalization laws on the books. Could the DOJ make some waves with a cannabis reform announcement soon? According to Seeking Alpha and Marijuana Moment, Attorney General Me
Cannabis has pretty much found its way into every corner off the globe……
Politics
2022 has been a banner year for the global cannabis industry and this is a trend that we are bullish on. So far this year, several countries have passed some form of legislation to allow for the sale of medical and/or recreational cannabis. Interest in burgeoning international cannabis markets is steadily increasing and this trend has shown no sign
Connecticut’s marijuana workplace rules will soon go into effect: Is your workplace ready
Politics
Recreational marijuana use was made legal in Connecticut nearly a year ago. Now, starting on July 1st, the work-related provisions of the state’s marijuana law will go into effect. According to these workplace-related provisions, employers are required to have an updated drug-free workplace policy. This policy must include rules that govern pre-emp
Arizona lawmakers will vote on bill to protect medical marijuana consumers, here's what's in it
Politics
A bill advancing through the Arizona legislature will ensure that cannabis customers are getting what they paid for, reported Phoenix New Times. House Bill 2050 would require the Department of Health Services to collaborate with an outside laboratory to check whether medical and recreational dispensaries are selling what they claim. The measure, sp
Let’s talk about sexism, baby!
Politics
There are jokes in here, I promise. Before I landed in my current vocation of writing about weed, I worked so many different jobs that it’s a joke amongst my friends. I was a deckhand on a salmon tender for four glorious summers in Alaska. I was a tequila shot slinger on the dancefloor of a nightclub in London. I got really good at putting a condom
What the Court’s treatment of Roe and a workers’ compensation case reveal about President Biden’s approach to cannabis
Politics
The leaked opinion overturning Roe, combined with a largely unknown workers’ compensation case pending before the Supreme Court, reveal the Biden administration’s position on cannabis: The Biden administration doesn’t care about cannabis issues. Or is it that the Biden administration cares so much about cannabis issues to leave them in the hands of
Michigan bill would allow people under 21 to work in weed industry
Politics
Committee members raised questions about the risk that younger workers could begin consuming cannabis. The Michigan House Committee on Regulatory Reform held a hearing of testimonies on Tuesday about allowing people younger than 21, but at least 18 to work in the cannabis industry in Michigan, reported Fox47News. Currently, employees at adult-use d
Dems eye marijuana bill as vehicle for justice measures
Politics
Senate Democrats are eyeing a cannabis banking bill that has bipartisan support as a potential vehicle for long-sought restorative justice measures.   Prominent Democrats have been pushing to pass the SAFE Banking Act, which would enable legally operating cannabis firms to use banking services, as part of a larger China competition package being co
Brazil Supreme Court authorizes citizens to grow medicinal cannabis
Politics
The Sixth Panel of the Superior Court of Justice of Brazil authorized three people to grow marijuana for medicinal purposes, reported O Antagonista. “The Superior Court of Justice decided Tuesday, June 14 to grant two safe conducts that advance the regulation of artisanal marijuana cultivation in Brazil.” (Benzinga) The case should serve as a prece
Major GOP players battle for and against cannabis In 2022
Politics
With the current state of uncertainty in the country and in the GOP, November elections may provide some answers as to which direction cannabis legalization is headed in this country. The 2022 midterm elections are in full swing, and there is nothing that causes friction and clashes on issues quite like an election season. This year, the pile of po
West Virginia advocates collecting signatures for decriminalization ballot measures
Politics
Cannabis decriminalization in two cities in West Virginia is being pushed for this year’s November ballot. A West Virginia cannabis advocacy group called Charleston Can’t Wait has recently been collecting signatures to put a decriminalization measure on the ballot this November in Fairmount and Charleston. The organization is connected to West Virg
Oregon will become first US state to ban synthetic cannabis
Politics
  Oregon will soon become the first-ever state to ban synthetic weed sales, which includes products containing lab-grown cannabinoids like delta-8. Starting on July 1, weed shoppers won't find certain weed gummies and other products at their go-to stores, even if they're THC-free, The Oregonian reported. That's because Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Co

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