Monday, July 4, 2022

Medical Marijuana

Is Cannabis Production Bad for the Environment?

With legalization happening left and right, many are starting to worry about the environmental impacts it has on the planet. The expanding trend to cultivate, grow, and sell marijuana has pushed many into the growing market. But with all...

Marijuana May Actually be the Opposite of a Gateway Drug, Study Shows

The discussion of how marijuana is the first step down a dark and sinister path of a drug-fueled life path has been around for about as long as marijuana has in America. On one side, it’s an understandable deduction:...

Virginia: Approved Budget Recriminalizes Public Marijuana Possession Over Four Ounces of Marijuana

Today, the Virginia General Assembly voted to approve the budget bill which contains language to recriminalize personal possession of over four ounces of marijuana in public. The language, which creates two new misdemeanors, will take effect immediately upon Republican...

California Marijuana Dispensaries at 100% Compliance Rates for ID Checks

California has been doing a really good job at preventing under aged people from entering and then purchasing from cannabis shops. In the state of California, over the last few months tests have been done to see whether these...

Marijuana Violation Leads to Truck Driver Shortages In the US

Over 10,000 truck drivers have been taken off the road this year in the US due to marijuana violations. This lack of truck drivers mixed with the rebound from COVID-19 has only furthered the current supply chain issues. The...

State Policy Weekly Update 5/27/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Delaware, Rhode Island, California, Louisiana, and North Carolina!  California  SB 1186 requires all local governments to permit access to medicinal cannabis via either the establishment of licensed dispensaries or via delivery. Update: This bill has...

Rhode Island Becomes 19th State to Legalize Marijuana for Adults

Democratic Governor Dan McKee signed legislation into law this afternoon legalizing the personal use and licensed retail sale of marijuana to those age 21 or older. Provisions in the law permitting adults to possess and home cultivate marijuana took...

Should Marijuana be Allowed in Professional Sports?

With marijuana legalization occurring in many states, many are starting to wonder if this will translate to professional sports. According to Leafly, only 22 out of the 124 teams in the four major pro sports (football, basketball, baseball, and...

Ohio: Regulators Approve Dozens More Applicants to Operate Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Qualified patients will have significantly greater access to medical cannabis products in the coming months following regulators decision to approve 70 new medical cannabis dispensary operators. Regulators reviewed over 1,500 applications. A list of the newly approved dispensaries is available...

Delta-8 THC ruled to be federally legal by court

When the Farm Bill was enacted in 2018, it seems that not all of the information on the complex cannabis plant was known, and a loophole has formed in the shape of delta-8 THC, which also contains psychoactive components...
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