Colorado has done an admirable job of implementing the legalization of medical and retail marijuana, creating a stable regulatory environment in which the industry can grow, while protecting the public health and safety.
Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant.
A low unemployment rate and the spreading legalization of marijuana have led many businesses to rethink their drug testing policies for the first time in decades.
Utah medical marijuana advocates already have 117,000 verified signatures for the ballot initiative – more than the 113,000 needed by the April 15 deadline.
The judge also rejected the state’s argument that it is immune from the lawsuit challenging its application process for marijuana cultivation facilities.
Edward “Lefty” Grimes has visited more than 70 New Jersey police departments as part of his “Ignorance is No Excuse Tour”
“The governor’s office doesn’t want this bill, the prosecutors don’t want this bill, the office on drug policy doesn’t want this bill,” Committee Chairman Lee Heider could be heard shouting from his office.
The plaintiffs, including an Iraq War veteran, a child with a seizure disorder and an ex-NFL player, claimed that the CSA’s classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance is so “irrational” that it violates the U.S. Constitution.
As the opioid crisis deepens, an increasing number of researchers and advocates are looking at legal marijuana as a possible solution.
At issue is the Department of Commerce’s admission last week that an error led to a company’s exclusion from the proposed list of marijuana growers in Ohio’s new program.
The lawsuit challenges the Ohio Department of Commerce’s process for awarding the provisional licenses to 12 companies for large-scale growing facilities.
DEA officials say a rule on CBD is innocuous and administrative. Hemp advocates claim it’s the opening salvo in a federal offensive against the American hemp industry.
Precise language in the fiscal year 2018 appropriations can “alleviate the turbulence” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions threw into the legal cannabis industry when he rescinded the so-called Cole Memo, 18 senators said in a letter sent to Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran.
“Because of one senator’s concerns over unrelated issues — like reversing federal law against marijuana — we can’t even get a vote,” Sessions said.
A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would add marijuana smoke and vapor to Rhode Island’s secondhand smoke laws.
As marijuana becomes legal in more states, some are allowing people to ask to have their old marijuana convictions expunged or reduced.
A Florida judge has ruled that a lawsuit against the state’s decision to ban smokable forms of medical marijuana can proceed but without one of the key parties.
“Approving large cultivation operations in 2018 will significantly reduce the ability of small and medium cultivators to compete economically in the regulated market,” the lawsuit said.
A bipartisan congressional coalition pushed back on the DEA’s assertion that cannabidiol and extracts derived from hemp are Schedule I substances.
Voters overwhelmingly oppose enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized medical or recreation marijuana, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released Thursday.
A company that wasn’t chosen for Ohio’s new medical marijuana program filed a lawsuit against the state claiming it was bumped because of “an unconstitutional racial quota.”
A pending lawsuit by a business group over medical marijuana regulations in Detroit means the industry will be on hold until it’s resolved.
Whether to crack down on marijuana in states where it is legal is a decision that will now rest with those states’ top federal prosecutors, many of whom are deeply rooted in their communities and may be reluctant to pursue cannabis businesses or their customers.
Licensed marijuana businesses in California can now legally grow and sell pot, and a hodgepodge of agencies will try to make sure they adhere to new laws.
The dismissal comes a week after the company’s board of directors and interim chief executive resigned, and the 25-year-old founder was reappointed CEO and his trio of recommended board members were installed.