August 17, 2018
How Republicans are changing their views on cannabis. A new House bill would seal records of marijuana offenses. The DEA is going to increase the amount of research marijuana produced by the feds. Also: This newsletter is taking a hiatus for the rest of August. We’ll see you back in your inboxes in September!
August 16, 2018
How one man went from prison to becoming a doctor and is helping others do the same. Democratic voters approved pro-marijuana candidates in gubernatorial primaries. Washington is dealing with a big cannabis waste problem. Also: Cannabis regulators in Alaska are revisiting the possibility of marijuana lounges. 🌳
From prison to professor.
August 15, 2018
A federal court ruled that employers have a right to drug test medical marijuana patients. A Pennsylvania dispensary finds a way around state regulations against medical marijuana discounts. The parent company of Corona is pouring another $4 billion into the cannabis industry. Also: VeggieTales will not be welcoming a new character called “Cannabis Carl.”
August 14, 2018
Tuesday | August 14, 2018. North Dakota could pave the way for conservative states to legalize adult-use cannabis. A UN review of marijuana’s classification could trigger a review in the U.S. A doctor by the name of Sanjay Gupta signed a deal with a CBD company, causing many to mistake him for the CNN correspondent.
August 13, 2018
A look at the forces holding back marijuana reform in Congress. The cannabis industry is increasingly donating to political campaigns and PACs. How prison telecom companies plan to make millions by giving away “free” tablets to inmates. Also: A Denver nonprofit hopes to help other cannabis nonprofits, which face unique hurdles thanks to federal prohibition.
August 10, 2018
The growing cannabis industry is pushing lawmakers on the issue. Denver saw a 20 percent increase in marijuana tax revenue over one year. Global warming is making things hard for Lebanese farmers, but they see hope in cannabis crops. Also: Behind an effort to create a marijuana theme park in Las Vegas.
August 9, 2018
The FDA-approved CBD drug for epilepsy is going to cost $32,500 a year. A CBD case in North Dakota is going to test the DEA’s interpretation of the law. A new bill in Congress hopes to protect federal employees from losing their jobs for using medical marijuana. Also: A new mother had her child kept away from her for five days because she tested positive for opiates due to eating a poppy seed bagel.
August 8, 2018
How a woman ended up getting charged with a felony for having a sample of some CBD oil. A look at how the Trump administration has been good for private prisons. Once it’s legal, the hemp industry will still have many hurdles to overcome. Also: Some U.K. police are cool with cannabis clubs,
August 7, 2018
When racial disparities in drug enforcement continue after legalization. Philadelphia’s D.A. will stop prosecuting marijuana possession cases. Many states already have bans on drug felons in the hemp industry. Also: Oklahoma’s governor signed new medical marijuana rules. 🌳
Why racial disparities persist after non-commercial legalization.
August 6, 2018
Trump backs sentencing reforms for non-violent drug offenders. Even some Republicans are against McConnell’s ban on drug felons from the hemp industry. After police arrested, handcuffed, and jailed an 80-year-old woman for possessing marijuana, prosecutors dropped the charges after she renewed her medical marijuana card. Also: Doctors are suing Colorado,