March 22, 2019
The Boston Globe investigates how large cannabis companies are skirting state rules to become ‘quiet titans’ of the industry. Experts weigh in on study linking cannabis use with psychosis. More than half of all Illinois House reps. have co-sponsored a marijuana legalization bill. Also: a 145-year-old tobacco company is getting into the CBD space.
March 21, 2019
The FDA’s outgoing chief says CBD regulations could take years. Clark County is directing marijuana revenue to address homelessness. Los Angeles explores using technology for automatic expungements. Also: CVS is the latest major retailer to start stocking CBD products. 🌳
CBD regulations could take several years.
March 20, 2019
The UN postponed a vote on cannabis rescheduling. Support for marijuana legalization in the US keeps climbing. Law enforcement groups in Nevada support a bill to seal cannabis convictions. Also: Researchers found that DMT could hold promise for treating depression and anxiety. 🌳
UN postpones vote on cannabis rescheduling.
March 19, 2019
Supreme Court justices ruled against immigrants convicted of minor crimes like pot possession. Minorities are left out of medical marijuana reform efforts in the South. Pennsylvania senators unveiled their marijuana legalization bill. Also: Residents of Woodenbong, Australia aren’t so excited about an artist’s proposal to build a giant wooden bong.
March 18, 2019
Former House Speaker John Boehner says he as “no regrets” about opposing marijuana legalization during his 24 years in office. The family of a man who was killed during a police chase filed a federal civil rights lawsuit over his death. The White House refuses to release marijuana memos,
March 15, 2019
A racketeering case against a medical marijuana dispensary was settled out of court. A new bill in Congress would shield federal workers from getting fired for using marijuana in states where it’s legal. Connecticut lawmakers introduced a trio of marijuana legalization bills. Also: The North American cannabis industry has raised $3.3 billion so far this year.
March 14, 2019
The USDA listened to suggestions about how to regulate the hemp industry. How proposals to legalize cannabis by Democratic candidates benefit the industry. Florida repeals its ban on smokable medical marijuana. Also: Food, beverage, and Wall Street execs get in on the marijuana business. 🌳
The USDA considers hemp regulations.
March 13, 2019
Alaska will start allowing people to consume cannabis in dispensaries. A high-level UN board calls for drug decriminalization. A look at the rise of cannabis churches. Also: One writer tries out a service that recommends cannabis strains based on DNA testing. 🌳
Alaska will allow on-site marijuana consumption.
March 12, 2019
New York lawmakers demand equity in marijuana legalization legislation. Party guests are suing a Georgia city and police over a mass arrest for less than one ounce of pot. Harvest acquires Verano in an $850 million deal — the largest ever for the U.S. cannabis industry. Also: The governor of South Dakota vetoed a hemp legalization bill.
March 8, 2019
Some Democratic presidential hopefuls aren’t so keen on marijuana legalization. A judge dismissed a federal lawsuit against a hemp farm. New Mexico’s House passes a marijuana legalization bill. Also: How the NHL is leading marijuana policy. 🌳
Presidential candidates against cannabis reform. Former Colorado governor and presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper may have stood up for his state’s decision to legalize marijuana,