Friday, December 8, 2023


Hemp dispute may be harbinger of approaching legal storm

Two companies are in a legal tussle over what destroyed a 600-acre hemp farming joint venture in Colorado – a conflict that industry experts say could be the first of many as eager investors and firms try to cash in...

Virginia to keep CBD-only medical cannabis licensing review secret

The state panel that will award Virginia’s first five CBD-only medical marijuana business licenses will keep the application review process confidential.Virginia Board of Pharmacy chair Rafael Saenz announced Tuesday that the 51 applications would be considered in closed session,...

CBD extraction firm snags tax breaks, hiring assistance in Kentucky

Kentucky’s booming CBD industry received an additional boost when the state granted an extraction company roughly $240,000 in tax breaks, plus help finding and training workers. Lexington-based firm Zelios, which opened four months ago, said it plans to double its extraction capacity...

2018 Farm Bill: What to watch for – from 6 hemp industry insiders

Hemp farmers nationwide are preparing for harvest, but they’re also keeping a close eye on Washington DC. Here are some reasons why: Congress is beginning final negotiations on the 2018 Farm Bill, which could either remove hemp from the Controlled...

Kentucky: Cannabis Activists Schedule Educational Forum in Henderson

Cannabis law reform groups organize educational forum to highlight the benefits of medical cannabis. A wide-range of experts are expected to provide information and speak on the topic. RSVP today!

N.J. hits pause on low-level marijuana prosecutions

It was a confusing news cycle, with Jersey City’s municipal prosecutor, Jake Hudnut, releasing a memo effectively decriminalizing marijuana locally and state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal declaring that action invalid. Now, AG Grewal has told all prosecutors to “adjourn” (postpone) marijuana prosecutions in municipal court until at least September 4, when his office will issue … Continue reading N.J. hits pause on low-level marijuana prosecutions

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New Federal Legislation To Quantify The Health and Economic Impacts Of Regulated Marijuana

Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) led a group of bipartisan lawmakers in introducing The Marijuana Data Collection Act. The act calls upon the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to collect and synthesize relevant data and to generate a formal report to Congress quantifying the impact of statewide marijuana legalization on matters specific to public health, safety, the economy, and criminal justice, among other issues.

Pennsylvania: Auditor’s Report Says Marijuana Legalization Would Yield Over $500 Million In New Annual Revenue

A fiscal report issued by the state’s Auditor General estimates that taxing Pennsylvania’s existing retail cannabis market would yield $581 million in new annual revenue. "It is time for Pennsylvania to stop imagining the benefits of marijuana and realize them," it concludes.

Minnesota patients with autism and sleep apnea now qualify for medical cannabis

Last November, the Minnesota Department of Health approved adding autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as qualifying conditions for the state’s medical cannabis program. Under state law, the additions take effect the following summer. Starting on July 1, 2018, patients with a doctor’s certification and either of those conditions could begin registering for the … Continue reading Minnesota patients with autism and sleep apnea now qualify for medical cannabis

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Hawaii governor considering medical cannabis/opioid bill

Earlier this year, the Hawaii Legislature overwhelmingly approved SB 2407, which would allow opioid and substance use disorders, and their symptoms, to be treated with medical cannabis if a physician recommends it. But last week, Gov. David Ige announced he intends to veto this compassionate bill. Medical cannabis can ease the devastating symptoms of opiate … Continue reading Hawaii governor considering medical cannabis/opioid bill

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Ohio Senate Approves Revised Marijuana Legislation

In a significant development, the Ohio Senate approved revisions to the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana on Thursday, just...
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