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June 22nd, 2022

New Yorkers Attempt to Clear Names for Plant That is Now Legal

Programs are in place to clear certain types of cannabis records in New York, but lawyers worry the state isn’t going far enough. The post…

June 22nd, 2022

TX GOP Opposes Marijuana Legalization, British Prescription Heroin Shortage, More… (6/21/22)

Pennsylvania takes a step toward legalizing fentanyl test strips, Thailand moves to block minors from using marijuana or hemp, and more.Marijuana PolicyTexas GOP's…

June 21st, 2022

Cannabis ‘Very Promising’ as Opioid Replacement, Early Study Results Show

Biodata in South Africa plans to determine how useful cannabis is for pain management. The post Cannabis ‘Very Promising’ as Opioid Replacement, Early Study Results…

June 21st, 2022

Texas Republican Party Policies Include Opposition to Cannabis Legalization

A recent gathering of the Texas State Republican Party issued a number of platform stances on multiple topics, including cannabis. The post Texas Republican Party…

June 21st, 2022

British Chief Constable Supports Cannabis Decriminalization

The head of the Thames Valley Police—one of the largest forces in the U.K.—has come out in favor of cannabis decriminalization with a suggestion that…

June 21st, 2022

Mississippi Supreme Court Upholds Life Sentence for Weed Possession

The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for a man convicted of possessing less than…

June 21st, 2022

Rabbi Ben Gorelick Plans to Use Religious Freedom Against an 8-Year Minimum Psychedelic Charge

“I have faith in the law. I have faith in our lawyers. I have faith in our ability to practice these things,” the rabbi said.…

June 20th, 2022

Cannabis Drinks Expo to Hit Chicago and San Francisco

Midwest meets the Pacific Coast with the Cannabis Drinks Expo dates lined up. The post Cannabis Drinks Expo to Hit Chicago and San Francisco appeared…

June 20th, 2022

U.S. English Teacher Sentenced to 14 Years in Russia for Pot ‘Smuggling’

Another foreign traveler in possession of cannabis, U.S. Embassy diplomat Marc Fogel, has been sentenced to prison time in Russia. The post U.S. English Teacher…

June 20th, 2022

American Medical Association Adopts Cannabis Expungement Resolution

The nation’s largest physicians professional association has called for the automatic expungement of arrest and conviction records for pot-related offenses no longer illegal under state…

June 20th, 2022

Study Shows Cannabis Use Could Lead to Increased Kindness and Empathy

Hearkening back to the more positive stoner stereotypes of years past, referencing the “chill vibes” and gentle nature of many cannabis users, a new study…

June 17th, 2022

Court Ruling on Ballot Measures Simplifies Legalizing Weed in Nebraska

A federal judge has struck down a Nebraska law requiring ballot measures to receive signatures from 5% of voters in at least 38 counties, making…

June 17th, 2022

Jamaica Rises with the Help of Kaya Herb House’s Bali Vaswani

Kaya Herb House is the first medical cannabis dispensary in the Caribbean. The post Jamaica Rises with the Help of Kaya Herb House’s Bali Vaswani…

June 17th, 2022

Snake Venom and Cannabis: Kenya’s Economic Salvation?

A Kenyan presidential candidate proposes cannabis reform (and snake venom farming) to boost the domestic economy. The post Snake Venom and Cannabis: Kenya’s Economic Salvation?…

June 16th, 2022

White House Director Discusses Cannabis, Drug Injection Sites

A representative of President Joe Biden’s administration recently talked about the opioid crisis and how current drug policies don’t work. The post White House Director…

June 16th, 2022

Athens, Georgia on Cusp of Major Decriminalization Ordinance

The ordinance would represent a victory for Students for Sensible Drug Policy. The post Athens, Georgia on Cusp of Major Decriminalization Ordinance appeared first on…

June 16th, 2022

Montana Regulator Restricts Tribal Cannabis Grow Licenses

A restriction on cannabis licenses set aside for Native American communities in Montana has made tribes reluctant to apply for entry into the state’s regulated…

June 16th, 2022

Study Shows Medical Cannabis Enrollment Has Quadrupled

A new study looking at medical pot legalization reveals that in states with only medical cannabis, enrollment is way up. The post Study Shows Medical…

June 16th, 2022

Superior Court in Brazil Affirms Right to Cannabis Home Grow

A five-judge panel in Brazil decided unanimously in favor of three patients in a precedent setting case that will change national law. The post Superior…

June 16th, 2022

Brazil Court Okays MedMJ Home Grows, NC MedMJ Bill Stalled, More… (6/15/22)

The North Carolina Compassionate Use Act is stuck in the House, the European Union's drug monitor reports increasing drug production on the continent, and more.[image:1…

June 15th, 2022

Four Cops Cleared of Charges in Fatal Shooting of Man Driving Weed Truck

Questions remain about the circumstances of Soobleej Kaub Hawj’s death in a fatal shooting incident. The post Four Cops Cleared of Charges in Fatal Shooting…

June 15th, 2022

Pot company Hexo’s restructuring to include loss of 450 jobs, Ont. facility closure

GATINEAU, Que. — Hexo Corp. says its ongoing plan to streamline the cannabis business and cut costs includes the reduction of 450 jobs. The Gatineau,…

June 15th, 2022

NBA’s Montrezl Harrell Busted With Three Pounds of Weed

NBA forward Montrezl Harrell faces felony drug trafficking charges after Kentucky state troopers discovered three pounds of cannabis in a vehicle he was driving last…

June 15th, 2022

Legalaew: Thailand’s Woodstock

If you like bamboo bongs and massive bricks of weed, you’ll love reading about our trip to Legalaew! The post Legalaew: Thailand’s Woodstock appeared first…

June 15th, 2022

OR Bans Sale of Artificial Cannabinoids, NE MedMJ Initiative Wins Key Federal Court Ruling, More… (6/14/22)

Polling suggests that if a Nebraska medical marijuana can make the ballot, it can win easily; the Arkansas Supreme Court reams that state's medical marijuaan…

June 14th, 2022

New Zealand Leaders Demand Cops Stop Spraying Chemicals on Cannabis

New Zealand cops are spraying weird blue chemicals on weed plants. Is it safe to humans and surrounding foliage? The post New Zealand Leaders Demand…

June 14th, 2022

New Mexico Lawsuit Seeks Insurance Coverage for Medical Cannabis

Six medical patients and a cannabis company have filed a class-action lawsuit against seven insurance companies in New Mexico, arguing the firms should cover the…

June 14th, 2022

German Government to Hold Hearings on Recreational Cannabis Reform

The German government announced yesterday that hearings will start on Tuesday and last for the rest of June as it begins the formal process of…

June 14th, 2022

Germany Takes First Steps Toward Legal Weed, Australia's NSW AG Calls for Drug Decriminalization, More… (6/13/22)

Brazil's annual march for marijuana is back, a bill legalizing medical marijuana just landed in the Ukrainian parliament, and more.InternationalAustralia's New South Wales…

June 13th, 2022

West Virginia Advocates Collecting Signatures for Decriminalization Ballot Measures

Cannabis decriminalization in two cities in West Virginia is being pushed for this year’s November ballot. The post West Virginia Advocates Collecting Signatures for Decriminalization…

June 13th, 2022

Oregon Cracks Down on Lab-Made Cannabinoids

New rules prohibiting the sale of lab-produced cannabinoids including delta-8 THC go into effect in Oregon next month. The post Oregon Cracks Down on Lab-Made…

June 13th, 2022

The German Crossroads—Somewhere Between Los Angeles and Germany

The Bloomwell Group, based in Frankfurt, is a company to watch. The post The German Crossroads—Somewhere Between Los Angeles and Germany appeared first on High…

June 13th, 2022

Illinois Announces Plans for 185 New Dispensary Licenses

The announcement follows a judge’s ruling last month that ended a court ordered suspension of new licenses in Illinois. The post Illinois Announces Plans for…

June 13th, 2022

Malaysia Ends Mandatory Death Penalty for Nonviolent Drug Crimes

Judges in Malaysia will not be compelled to issue mandatory death sentences for 12 types of crimes—including drug trafficking The post Malaysia Ends Mandatory Death…

June 13th, 2022

Seed & Smith Internships Offer Pathway to Cannabis Industry Jobs

Seed & Smith, a vertically integrated cannabis company in Colorado, has rolled out a new internship program that prepares candidates for a career in the…

June 11th, 2022

Australian Capital Territory Decriminalizes Drug Possession, Malaysia Ends Mandatory Death Penalties, More… (6/10/22)

The State Department is looking for drones to spray Colombian coca crops, Thailand begins handing out a million marijuana plants, and more.Foreign PolicyUS…

June 10th, 2022

California Drought Prompts Legislation to Increase Fines for Water Pollution for Illegal Grows

San Bernardino County in California is sponsoring state legislation aimed at increasing fines for illegal cannabis grows and targeting illegal cultivation operations that are polluting…

June 10th, 2022

Cannabis Events Just Might Save Atlantic City

Atlantic City, New Jersey could boom as a destination for cannabis business conventions and other events. The post Cannabis Events Just Might Save Atlantic City…

June 10th, 2022

Missouri Medical Cannabis Licenses Suspended Over ‘Irregularities’

Four medical cannabis production licenses were suspended on Thursday over alleged improprieties at the facilities in Missouri. The post Missouri Medical Cannabis Licenses Suspended Over…

June 10th, 2022

Could the U.K. Eliminate Novel Food Regulations for Cannabis?

A Parliamentary group has proposed what so far has been the unthinkable in Europe—removing cannabis from the ongoing regulatory hell of “Novel Foods” approvals—as more…