WeedLife News Network

Hot off the press cannabis, marijuana, cbd and hemp news from around the world on the WeedLife Social Network.

Mike Tyson urges Biden to free thousands locked up over Cannabis: ‘Right these wrongs’

Mike Tyson urges Biden to free thousands locked up over Cannabis: ‘Right these wrongs’

Image
Cannabis NewsFebruary 20, 2024

Boxer tells the Guardian it’s time for president to grant clemency to those in prison and ‘end cannabis prohibition once and for all. The former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has urged Joe Biden to follow through on his commitment to “correct our country’s failed approach to marijuana” and

Recreational Marijuana News Marijuana Politics Marijuana Business News

City Council denies petition to allow Marijuana cultivation in highway districts

City Council denies petition to allow Marijuana cultivation in highway districts

Image
Cannabis NewsFebruary 15, 2024

Taunton City Council Rejects Proposal for Combined Marijuana Retail and Cultivation Businesses in Highway Districts Despite Pleas and Industry Support. Despite pleas by Kyra Fernandez to amend the zoning ordinance to allow combined marijuana retail and cultivation businesses in highway districts

Marijuana Politics

Florida House Panel Advances Bill To Restrict Hemp Cannabinoids

Florida House Panel Advances Bill To Restrict Hemp Cannabinoids

Image
Cannabis NewsFebruary 15, 2024

A Florida bill to restrict psychoactive hemp-derived cannabinoids has been advanced by a House legislative subcommittee. A Florida legislative subcommittee on Monday advanced a bill to restrict psychoactive hemp-derived cannabinoids such as Delta 8 THC and Delta 10. The legislation, House Bill 1613

Marijuana Politics Marijuana Business News Cannabis Jobs

South Carolina Bans CBD, Intoxicating Hemp Products in Extreme Crackdown

South Carolina Bans CBD, Intoxicating Hemp Products in Extreme Crackdown

Image
Cannabis NewsFebruary 14, 2024

Only hemp seeds and derivatives will be allowed in food under South Carolina’s approach to banning hemp ingredients. Yet another state is cracking down on hemp-derived products, some of which have intoxicating effects, and South Carolina’s approach to food products that contain hemp is among the

Marijuana Politics

Mother Sues Tennessee Agencies for Using Cannabis Arrest To Separate Family

Mother Sues Tennessee Agencies for Using Cannabis Arrest To Separate Family

Image
Cannabis NewsFebruary 14, 2024

Family Sues Tennessee Law Enforcement and Child Services for Fourth Amendment Violation and Trauma After Separation at Traffic Stop. The family was separated last year at a traffic stop in Tennessee and is now suing state law enforcement and the department of children’s services for violating their

Marijuana Politics

Arizona Law Firm Welcomes Back the “Father of Cannabis Law”

Arizona Law Firm Welcomes Back the “Father of Cannabis Law”

Image
Cannabis NewsFebruary 14, 2024

Ryan Hurley, 'Father of Cannabis Law' in Arizona, Returns to Rose Law Group as Chairman of Cannabis Department. Arizona’s most innovative law firm and largest law firm founded by a woman in state history, Rose Law Group is delighted to announce the return of Ryan Hurley, the “Father of Cannabis Law”

Marijuana Politics

US Virgin Islands pushes forward on stalled law allowing Recreational Marijuana use

US Virgin Islands pushes forward on stalled law allowing Recreational Marijuana use

Image
Cannabis NewsFebruary 14, 2024

US Virgin Islands Moves Closer to Implementing Recreational Marijuana Law with Approval of Proposed Regulations. A stalled marijuana law in the U.S. Virgin Islands got a big push Tuesday after an advisory board approved a list of proposed rules and regulations that would govern the recreational use

Recreational Marijuana News Marijuana Politics

Ohio Legislators Still Working To Implement Changes to Adult-Use Cannabis Law

Ohio Legislators Still Working To Implement Changes to Adult-Use Cannabis Law

Image
Cannabis NewsFebruary 13, 2024

Adult-use cannabis is legal in Ohio as of November 2023, but legislators are taking their time to add changes to the voter-approved law. Ohio’s progress on cannabis has come to a temporary halt after House legislators fail to move the bill forward. Last week Ohio House Speaker Jason Stephens spoke

Marijuana Politics

Hemp-Derived Intoxicants Need Better Cannabis Law Guardrails

Hemp-Derived Intoxicants Need Better Cannabis Law Guardrails

Image
Cannabis NewsFebruary 12, 2024

Addressing the Regulatory Gap: Hemp-Derived Intoxicants Require Attention, Not Marijuana. Hemp-derived consumable products share an important trait with the state-regulated marijuana industry—both manufacture intoxicating substances that are derived from the cannabis plant. This is why it’s

Cannabis Technology News Marijuana Politics

Mayor and his son are charged with growing hundreds of Marijuana plants at 3 addresses

Mayor and his son are charged with growing hundreds of Marijuana plants at 3 addresses

Image
Cannabis NewsFebruary 12, 2024

Minnesota Mayor and Son Accused of Growing Over 200 Marijuana Plants, Exceeding State Limit. A Minnesota mayor and his son are accused of growing about 240 marijuana plants, well in excess of the state’s eight-plant limit for personal cultivation. Winnebago mayor Scott Robertson, 67, and Jacob

Marijuana Politics Cannabis Jobs

Palm Springs council cuts Cannabis taxes, extends moratorium on new dispensaries

Palm Springs council cuts Cannabis taxes, extends moratorium on new dispensaries

Image
Cannabis NewsFebruary 9, 2024

Several other valley cities have already cut taxes. With the Coachella Valley’s cannabis industry facing what local officials and business owners describe as a struggling, oversaturated market, the Palm Springs City Council opted Thursday to cut retail taxes for marijuana sales in half while

Recreational Marijuana News Marijuana Politics Marijuana Business News

Why Cannabis regulation makes sense

Why Cannabis regulation makes sense

Image
Cannabis NewsFebruary 9, 2024

Advocating for Cannabis Legalization: A Call for Sensible Drug Policy. Much has been written and said in recent weeks about efforts to decriminalise, legalise and regulate cannabis in many jurisdictions around the world – efforts that I have long supported because I believe strongly that they will

Cannabis Technology News Marijuana Politics Marijuana Business News

Will Gov. Shapiro’s budding plans to legalize Marijuana in Pa. get skunked?

Will Gov. Shapiro’s budding plans to legalize Marijuana in Pa. get skunked?

Image
Cannabis NewsFebruary 9, 2024

Pennsylvania's Push for Marijuana Legalization Gains Momentum Amid Budget Talks. Pennsylvania’s hopes for marijuana legalization reached new highs after Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget address Tuesday, when he said adults should be allowed to use the drug recreationally. With Ohio voters backing

Marijuana Politics

Nearly 2,000 Cannabis products seized in Shelton during smoke shop inspections

Nearly 2,000 Cannabis products seized in Shelton during smoke shop inspections

Image
Cannabis NewsFebruary 8, 2024

Police Seize Nearly 2,000 Cannabis Products in Shelton Smoke Shop Raids. Police say nearly 2,000 cannabis products were seized during inspections at six Shelton smoke shops. This included items without a proper license and illegal cannabis products. Police noted that underage customers were sold

Marijuana Politics

Large fines loom for illegal Cannabis dispensaries in Cayuga County

Large fines loom for illegal Cannabis dispensaries in Cayuga County

Image
Cannabis NewsFebruary 8, 2024

New York State Pursues Enforcement Action Against Unlicensed Cannabis Dispensaries. New York state's enforcement action against the I'm Stuck chain of unlicensed cannabis dispensaries, which included two locations in Cayuga County, continues to unfold in court. After a Jan. 31 conference in Wayne

Marijuana Politics Marijuana Business News

Senator Elizabeth Warren Advocates for Cannabis Descheduling on ‘The Late Show’

Senator Elizabeth Warren Advocates for Cannabis Descheduling on ‘The Late Show’

Image
Cannabis NewsFebruary 8, 2024

Senator Elizabeth Warren Advocates for Full Descheduling of Cannabis on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Sen. Elizabeth Warren discussed the push to deschedule cannabis fully rather than moving it from Schedule I to Schedule III of the

Marijuana Politics

Why Canada is being accused of 'dumping' Cannabis on Israel

Why Canada is being accused of 'dumping' Cannabis on Israel

Image
Cannabis NewsFebruary 7, 2024

Canada's cannabis industry stepped up when Israel faced a medical-marijuana shortage. But companies there think they're being hurt by "dumping." When it comes to weed, Canada stands tall in the world. Pot producers may be struggling in a saturated market here at home, but Canada is among the world's

Marijuana Politics

Thailand set to ban Recreational Marijuana over concerns it will cause ‘wider drug problems’

Thailand set to ban Recreational Marijuana over concerns it will cause ‘wider drug problems’

Image
Cannabis NewsFebruary 6, 2024

Thailand Government Plans Urgent Bill to Ban Recreational Use of Cannabis. Thailand’s government will urgently move a bill to ban the recreational use of cannabis, the health minister said on Tuesday, after the kingdom decriminalised the drug in 2022. Cannabis was taken off the list of banned

Marijuana Politics Marijuana Business News

Ohio's Marijuana arms race must be snuffed out before it starts

Ohio's Marijuana arms race must be snuffed out before it starts

Image
Cannabis NewsFebruary 5, 2024

Advocate Calls for Ohio to Regulate Marijuana Sales Like Alcohol, Proposing State-Owned Stores for Responsible Oversight. Is a marijuana arms race coming to Ohio? Why weed should be sold only in state-owned stores. Supporters of Issue 2 last fall argued that marijuana should be regulated like

Marijuana Politics

Massachusetts Cannabis Business Owners’ Lawsuit Against the US Government Continues

Massachusetts Cannabis Business Owners’ Lawsuit Against the US Government Continues

Image
Cannabis NewsFebruary 5, 2024

The lawsuit was initially filed late last year, but experts believe it could potentially reach the supreme court. The saga continues for four Massachusetts-based business owners who filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Justice Department in an attempt to overturn cannabis prohibition. The plaintiffs

Marijuana Politics Marijuana Business News


WeedLife.com