April 19, 2019
John Boehner could make $20 million from the $3.4 billion Acreage-Canopy deal. Medical marijuana patients in Arizona are still getting arrested for extracts. A lumber company is suing a cannabis company over a tree logo. Also: Happy 4/20 from Word on the Tree! 🌳
John Boehner could make $20 million from Canopy deal.
April 18, 2019
A federal agency is getting sued over threatening prospective hemp farmers. Trump administration officials acknowledged that a tax incentive could benefit marijuana investors. Canadian cannabis giant Canopy Growth is reportedly nearing a deal to buy Acreage Holdings. Also: A Malaysian man who gave cannabis oil to sick patients got sentenced to 15 years in prison and 10 strokes of a cane,
April 17, 2019
Senator Cory Booker is trying to get equity provisions into the STATES Act. Colorado’s new federal prosecutor agrees with rescinding the Cole memo. A veteran is forced to choose between medical marijuana and his job. Also: The Vitamin Shoppe is stocking CBD supplements, flouting FDA guidance. 🌳
Booker is working to make the STATES Act better.
April 16, 2019
In some U.S. counties, the war on weed is alive and well. How three billionaires had an outsize influence on legalizing cannabis. Chicago’s prosecutor looks into expunging past pot offenses. Also: A deep dive into MedMen reveals the company’s rapid expansion amid scandals and lawsuits. 🌳
Marijuana arrests in the age of legalization.
Americans are becoming more supportive of marijuana legalization each year but the gender gap remains a constant: While 68 percent of men now support marijuana legalization,
April 15, 2019
The effort to create a more diverse cannabis industry is complicated by who’s willing to fund small businesses. The STATES Act raises questions about tribal sovereignty. A tiny town in Colorado is reckoning with an influx of marijuana money. Also: How lawmakers’ opposition to marijuana reform backfires in conservative states.
April 12, 2019
New York City reconsiders drug-testing policies. A look at the fight for equity in the cannabis industry. The FDA’s chief warns retailers against selling CBD products. Also: A farmer that hoped to cash in on hemp finds out that the crop is harder to grow than advocates make it seem.
April 11, 2019
The attorney general is against legalization, but thinks the current patchwork of marijuana laws is intolerable. Two new bills in Congress seek to tackle medical marijuana-related issues. An Ohio man faces prison time for growing cannabis and giving it away to needy patients. Also: Pennsylvania looks to crack down on Big Marijuana.
April 10, 2019
Why legalization proponents like senator Cory Booker won’t get behind legalization legislation that doesn’t include social equity. States want hemp regulations fast, but the feds want to take things slow. A new study finds promise in using cannabis together with opioids. Also: Why reefer madness is still alive and well in 2019.
April 9, 2019
Confusion over CBD could require a legislative fix from Congress. Arizona medical marijuana patients face prosecution for buying cannabis products from state-licensed dispensaries. The trouble with Massachusetts’ economic empowerment program. Also: CJ Wallace, the son of rapper The Notorious B.I.G., launched a cannabis brand in honor of his late father.