A Call for the Cease of Cannabis Arrests and Release of Incarcerated Cannabis Offenders in Light of COVID-19

The Marijuana Policy Project and other organizations are urging law enforcement officials to dramatically curtail arrests for non-violent crimes, including ceasing arrests for cannabis offenses. In addition to curtailing arrests, the organizations are calling for officials to release or grant clemency to those incarcerated for cannabis offenses along with dramatically reducing the number of incarceratedContinue reading “A Call for the Cease of Cannabis Arrests and Release of Incarcerated Cannabis Offenders in Light of COVID-19”

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U.S. House Committee Approves Medical Cannabis Bills That Would Benefit Veterans

The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee approved bipartisan bills that would increase access to state-legal medical cannabis for military veterans and expand research into the potential medical benefits of cannabis for conditions commonly diagnosed in veterans. The committee approved the Veterans Equal Access Act in a 15-11 vote and approved the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research ActContinue reading “U.S. House Committee Approves Medical Cannabis Bills That Would Benefit Veterans”

Nebraskans For Medical Marijuana Partners With ADOPT

ADOPT (Adopt a Decrease in Oppressive Property Taxes), a newly-formed statewide coalition, partners with Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana in an effort to grow the state’s economy and reduce high property tax. Together they will work to support the November ballot measure to allow medical cannabis in Nebraska. If the ballot initiative passes, medical cannabis salesContinue reading “Nebraskans For Medical Marijuana Partners With ADOPT”

HempStaff Gets Accredited In Massachusetts As Cannabis Industry Responsible Vendor Trainer

HempStaff, a leading training and recruiting agency for the cannabis and hemp industry, has been leading and preparing candidates to enter the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana program since 2015. The company is continuing support for the Massachusetts Cannabis Commission with additional coaching to assist applicants for both the medical and adult-use programs. HempStaff will be presentingContinue reading “HempStaff Gets Accredited In Massachusetts As Cannabis Industry Responsible Vendor Trainer”

Long Beach, California Lowers Cannabis Taxes

The Long Beach Collective Association (LBCA), cannabis business owners, policy advocates, patients, consumers, and city officials came together to support the city’s legal cannabis business community, lower taxes, and fight the illegal market. In December 2019, the Long Beach City Council voted to lower the city’s tax rate from 6% to 1% for cannabis manufacturers,Continue reading “Long Beach, California Lowers Cannabis Taxes”

New Hampshire Lawmakers Advance Cannabis Legalization Bill

The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee approved a bill Tuesday (13-7) that would legalize possession and limited cultivation of cannabis for adults 21 and older in New Hampshire. A full House vote on HB 1648 is expected to take place on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Currently, medical marijuana sales are allowed in NewContinue reading “New Hampshire Lawmakers Advance Cannabis Legalization Bill”

FDA, DEA Seize 44 Websites Advertising Sale of Illicit THC Vaping Cartridges

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced today that they have seized 44 websites advertising the sale of illicit vaping cartridges containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. The action, which is part of Operation Vapor Lock, reflects ongoing work by federal, state and localContinue reading “FDA, DEA Seize 44 Websites Advertising Sale of Illicit THC Vaping Cartridges”

New Jersey Voters To Decide On Cannabis Legalization In 2020

New Jersey lawmakers approved a resolution that will allow voters to decide whether to legalize cannabis for adults’ use in November 2020. In early November 2019, Senate President Steve Sweeney proposed a voter referral after finding there was not enough support in the Senate for the legislature to directly legalize cannabis. The voter referral resolutionContinue reading “New Jersey Voters To Decide On Cannabis Legalization In 2020”

91% of U.S. Adults Say Marijuana Should Be Legal Either For Medical And Recreational Use

The latest Pew Research Center survey released November 14th says the share of U.S. adults who oppose legalization has fallen from 52% in 2010 to 32% today. A strong majority of U.S. adults (91%) say marijuana should be legal either for medical and recreational use (59%) or that it should be legal just for medicalContinue reading “91% of U.S. Adults Say Marijuana Should Be Legal Either For Medical And Recreational Use”

Michigan To Begin Recreational Marijuana Sales on December 1st

After one year of waiting – the initiative passed in November 2018, Michigan residents will be able to buy marijuana for recreational use on December 1. According to the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency, medical marijuana establishments must obtain a recreational license from the state. Michigan regulators started accepting and approving those licenses earlier this month.Continue reading “Michigan To Begin Recreational Marijuana Sales on December 1st”