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Minority entrepreneurs may soon have a better shot at getting into the marijuana industry, thanks to legislation that just passed the Illinois House of Representatives. HB 1443 creates more than 100 new pot shop licenses, and gives people of color a fair shot at winning them during the lottery process. It was introduced by state Rep. LaShawn Ford (
In New York and New Jersey, the race is on to grow legal weed, writes Tracey Tully from the New York Times. In Orange County, N.Y., there are plans to build a large cannabis cultivation and processing plant on the grounds of a defunct state prison. About 25 miles south, over the border in New Jersey, an industrial complex once owned by the pharmace
Texas Senate Moves Foward To Pass New Legislation For Cannabis And Psychedelics The Senate inside the state of Texas has now approved a bill to lower the penalty of possessing marijuana concentrates. Also, a measure in the bill would permit Texas to examine the therapeutic possibilities of psychedelics like psilocybin and MDMA. Yet due to senators
A bill that would make hemp-derived CBD products legal as an ingredient in dietary supplements, foods and beverages has been proposed by three U.S. Senators. Longtime hemp supporters Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, both Democrats, and Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, authored the measure, the Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act, whic
New York police may soon have cannabis removed from their oversight. Axel Bernabe, assistant counsel to Governor Andrew Cuomo, said at last week’s Prohibition Partners conference that he’d recommend alternatives such as using social workers when coordinating with the state’s nascent Cannabis Control Board, which will soon lay out a framework for le
  The operation concluded on 4/20. The Paraguayan National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD) recently celebrated 4/20 by announcing that more than 300 tonnes of cannabis had been destroyed as part of “Operation Omega IX.” Alongside a unit of the Paraguayan Armed Forces, authorities allegedly destroyed 96 hectares of crops and incinerated 19 drug camps
If the Mexican military is deeply corrupt and now effectively controls the national government under its incompetent President, we are in a new phase of our Latin American disaster. This article was originally published by The Fresh Toast. Disclaimer:The views expressed in this article solely belong to the author and do not necessarily represent th
That Mississippi’s medical cannabis program appears to have been sunk just prior to it starting hasn’t sat well with the state’s voters. As we reported earlier this week, a voter-supported initiative to amend the state’s constitution to allow qualified patients with debilitating medical conditions to use medical marijuana has been cancelled due to
Will This Federal Reform Bill Pass Through The House? A crucial and important chairman has set a goal to reintroduce a bill to federally legalize marijuana. Along with this bill will be measures that promote social equity. This reintroduced legislation may come as soon as next week in the House. As well its language will have at least two important
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, expressed his belief that marijuana will soon be legalized in his state, while asserting that he still has concerns about allowing people to consume the plant. The Louisiana state legislature was considering a bill that would have taxed cannabis as lawmakers there pushed for legalization. But that le
Families across Texas are hoping to get a bill moving forward that would expand the state’s medical marijuana program.  Former Dallas Cowboy Jay Novacek and his wife, Amy Novacek, have been advocating for the bill on behalf of their son who they say can better manage his seizures thanks to medical marijuana.      House Bill 1535 creates a medical c
If you’ve been following along, you already know that delta-8 THC has been creating a bit of a legal conundrum in the United States, with lots of ideas about it flying from every corner, but very little to back anything up officially. A recent article published a story that got very little coverage, but which makes things clear (even if the article
Prohibition is doing nothing but using up public resources such as the police, who end up wasting time arresting cannabis offenders. There are many reasons why we should end prohibition. Perhaps next to better access for those who need it, ending marijuana prohibition is going to benefit the economy greatly. A shocking report published on AmericanM
During the last year, we have highlighted the cannabis opportunity in the European Union (EU) and have stressed the importance of being levered to this market for companies, especially Canadian Licensed Producers (LPs).  One of the most significant developments of the year was the closing of the merger of Aphria and Tilray, Inc. (Nasdaq: TLRY) (TSX
  Louisianans will likely have to wait at least another year before the state legalizes marijuana, after HB 434 was rejected on Tuesday in the legislature. Per local television station and news source WDSU, the proposed legislation “would have taxed recreational marijuana if the state ever legalized it,” but the bill was voted down in the state Hou
With the curtains drawn on the public consultation of a new White Paper and new laws due to be proposed in parliament this week, radically different cannabis legislation is on the horizon for Maltese citizens. The law is proposing the effective decriminalisation of cannabis with a clear pathway to users being able to legally purchase buds and seeds