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Former Cop Says ‘Legalize It’

Former Cop Says ‘Legalize It’

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Cannabis NewsMarch 22, 2024

I have spent decades working in local, federal, and international law enforcement and now live in a state that has legalized adult-use marijuana. Legalized, well-regulated, responsible adult-use of marijuana does more to enhance public safety and public health than the punitive laws of drug

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Is Rescheduling a Certainty for Cannabis?

Is Rescheduling a Certainty for Cannabis?

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Cannabis NewsMarch 22, 2024

Vice President Harris Urges DEA Action on Marijuana Rescheduling Amidst Growing Market Optimism. In a White House meeting, Vice President Kamala Harris this week urged the DEA to expedite the rescheduling of marijuana, criticizing its current Schedule 1 classification as "absurd" and "patently

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New York’s Scorecard: 85 Legal Shops, 2000 Illegal Ones

New York’s Scorecard: 85 Legal Shops, 2000 Illegal Ones

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Cannabis NewsMarch 22, 2024

Challenges Mount for New York's Cannabis Rollout Amid Illegal Dispensary Proliferation. The lack of legal dispensaries and the overwhelming proliferation of illegal ones are the biggest concerns of the rollout three years after legalization. After three years of fits and starts, the rollout of New

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Canadian Cannabis Industry Seeks Changes in Promotion Regulations

Canadian Cannabis Industry Seeks Changes in Promotion Regulations

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Cannabis NewsMarch 21, 2024

Canadian Cannabis Industry Seeks Regulatory Changes. The Canadian cannabis industry seeks regulatory changes to enable joint promotions and build brand awareness. Current regulations restrict direct financial relationships between cannabis producers and retailers, limiting promotional activities

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US Cannabis Stocks Rally as Harris Urges Quick DEA Decision on Rescheduling

US Cannabis Stocks Rally as Harris Urges Quick DEA Decision on Rescheduling

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Cannabis NewsMarch 21, 2024

US Cannabis Stocks Rally As VP Calls On DEA To Come To Rescheduling Decision ‘Quickly’, Amid More Rumors Of Imminent Decision. US cannabis stocks rallied on Friday after Vice President Kamala Harris called on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to come to a decision on cannabis rescheduling

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These Medical Marijuana cards let you buy for kids or others

These Medical Marijuana cards let you buy for kids or others

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Cannabis NewsMarch 21, 2024

A Medical Marijuana Card isn't the only way to purchase legal marijuana in Florida. If you have children under 18 who are eligible for medical marijuana or if you care for someone eligible in a medical capacity, you can apply to become a Medical Marijuana Caregiver for them. This allows you to buy

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Wisconsin-based tribal group ramps up campaigns to legalize Medical Marijuana

Wisconsin-based tribal group ramps up campaigns to legalize Medical Marijuana

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Cannabis NewsMarch 21, 2024

Uniting Wisconsin Tribes: A New Push for Cannabis Legalization. After years of supporters failing to legalize cannabis in Wisconsin, Rob Pero is starting to unite tribal leaders in the state for a new lobbying and campaigning effort. “Wisconsin is landlocked with a hypocrisy of prohibition,” he said

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Southwest Michigan hits high point in Marijuana tax revenue

Southwest Michigan hits high point in Marijuana tax revenue

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Cannabis NewsMarch 21, 2024

Berrien County gets $1,2 million in 2023 from eligible licenses. Southwest Michigan municipalities and counties where marijuana was sold in 2023 received more than $4.6 million in marijuana tax revenue. That’s up from the $3.5 million they received the previous year. According to the Michigan

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Fat Joe discusses marijuana laws with Kamala Harris: Unpacking the inequities

Fat Joe discusses marijuana laws with Kamala Harris: Unpacking the inequities

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Cannabis NewsMarch 21, 2024

When the VP calls me, I stop everything. In an unprecedented meeting of hip-hop and politics, Fat Joe and Vice President Kamala Harris recently convened to tackle the contentious issue of marijuana possession laws. On Friday, March 15, the Bronx-bred rapper moderated a closed-door discussion with

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Hemp products can get you as high as Cannabis, but how?

Hemp products can get you as high as Cannabis, but how?

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Cannabis NewsMarch 21, 2024

California's Wild West of Weed: Navigating the Potent Hemp Market Without Regulations. In 2016, Californians voted to legalize cannabis products, limiting the buzz factor of products like edible gummies down to the milligram and restricting their sales to adults-only dispensaries. But so much for

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FDA says Marijuana has a legitimate medicinal purpose

FDA says Marijuana has a legitimate medicinal purpose

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Cannabis NewsMarch 21, 2024

As a Schedule 1 drug, marijuana is currently in the same category as some of the hardest drugs, like heroin and LSD. The FDA released a report saying that marijuana does have a legitimate use for medical purposes and recommended the US Drug Enforcement Agency to change its classification from

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Governor Noem signs Hemp restriction bill into law

Governor Noem signs Hemp restriction bill into law

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Cannabis NewsMarch 20, 2024

A bill signed into law Tuesday could spell trouble for retailers all over the Black Hills. House Bill 1125 bans the manufacture and sale of certain chemically altered hemp products. The bill is opposed by many shops that carry such products, and one business owner sent a letter to the governor

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Medical Cannabis funding hinges on conclusive ‘evidence,’ Senate proposal says

Medical Cannabis funding hinges on conclusive ‘evidence,’ Senate proposal says

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Cannabis NewsMarch 20, 2024

The amount of evidence required by the budget bill is not clear, though. The Kentucky Senate has proposed keeping new funding out of the hands of state medical cannabis regulators until there is “conclusive evidence” as to the drug’s effectiveness. The Senate and the House both proposed about $15

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The differences between the NYS Senate and Assembly proposals to change Cannabis taxes

The differences between the NYS Senate and Assembly proposals to change Cannabis taxes

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Cannabis NewsMarch 20, 2024

Negotiations Underway for New York's Wholesale Cannabis Sales Tax Rate. It’s a fair bet that Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposed 9% tax on wholesale cannabis sales — which would replace the much-maligned potency tax — will be pared down. But exactly where it will land is being hammered out right now by

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Kansas Statehouse considers Medical Cannabis program that would be strictest in US

Kansas Statehouse considers Medical Cannabis program that would be strictest in US

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Cannabis NewsMarch 20, 2024

Kansas Introduces Limited Medical Marijuana Program Bill. A bill creating what’s among the most limited medical marijuana programs in the country was introduced in the Kansas Statehouse, after several years of failed attempts at creating a program. Kansas is one of only 10 states that doesn’t have

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Medical Marijuana testing facility opens in Rapid City

Medical Marijuana testing facility opens in Rapid City

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Cannabis NewsMarch 20, 2024

Western South Dakota's first medical marijuana testing facility is opening in Rapid City. Triverty Analytical will conduct compliance testing for the state’s cannabis industry, to test the potency of medical marijuana and to scan for contaminants like pesticides or heavy metals. Officials with the

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Proposed Tennessee Rules Seek To Close Hemp THCA Loophole

Proposed Tennessee Rules Seek To Close Hemp THCA Loophole

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Cannabis NewsMarch 20, 2024

THCA hemp flower could become illegal in Tennessee under new regulations proposed by the Department of Agriculture. Proposed rules to regulate hemp in Tennessee could put a limit on the total amount of all forms of THC allowed in products, potentially closing what some see as a legal loophole that

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Kansas bill pushes pilot program for Medical Cannabis

Kansas bill pushes pilot program for Medical Cannabis

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Cannabis NewsMarch 20, 2024

After numerous failed attempts to make marijuana legal in Kansas, a new effort is underway. Kansas Natural Remedies harvests hemp plants in the state. While hemp and marijuana plants are the same species, due to the low amount of THC in hemp, it does not classify as cannabis making it legal. Kansas

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You won’t believe where you can legally buy Weed in Texas

You won’t believe where you can legally buy Weed in Texas

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Cannabis NewsMarch 20, 2024

Texans haven’t been given equal access to cannabis compared to other states despite valiant advocate efforts. Even cities that have successfully passed grassroots decriminalization laws have been met with lawsuits from the state’s attorney general. Still, the plant persists, as brands launch THCA

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Cannabis industry wants rules loosened on Joint in-store promotions

Cannabis industry wants rules loosened on Joint in-store promotions

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Cannabis NewsMarch 20, 2024

Nearly all provinces have rules in place barring pot producers and retailers from collaborating. As legal sales of cannabis show signs of flattening in Canada, the industry is urging provinces to loosen rules that ban pot producers and retailers from collaborating on promotions. Nearly all provinces

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