January 17, 2019
Efforts to legalize marijuana in New Jersey have stalled. When will Congress catch up on cannabis? California will allow marijuana deliveries, even in communities that banned commercial sales. Also: How a guy who doesn’t even like consuming cannabis became a billionaire off of… cannabis. 🌳
No progress on marijuana legalization in New Jersey.
January 16, 2019
Trump’s AG pick said he won’t go after state-legal weed but he thinks it’s a mistake to back off of marijuana. Oregon senators ask the FDA to update its regulations that bar interstate commerce of CBD food products. Cuomo indicates that marijuana legalization in New York will be more restrictive than other states.
January 15, 2019
Marijuana bills in Congress finally have a chance of actually advancing. Trump’s AG pick could be just as bad (or even worse!) than Jeff Sessions. A bill to criminalize CBD oil faced pushback at a committee hearing. Also: There’s still a lot uncertainty in the hemp industry despite federal legalization.
January 14, 2019
More arguments against marijuana fear mongering. After federal hemp legalization, South Dakota is considering criminalizing CBD oil. An Oregon cannabis company is suing a competitor, alleging defamation over social media accounts that highlighted sexual assault allegations. Also: 25 aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs in Ontario won the application lottery out of 17,000.
January 11, 2019
The marijuana industry is boosting its lobbying efforts. A Canadian cancer center rejected a donation from a cannabis club, despite legalization. After an executive made $35,000 in political donations, a cannabis company snagged a coveted New Jersey license. Chefs say that CBD-infused drinks are going to be the biggest dining trend in 2019.
January 10, 2019
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January 9, 2019
Denver unveiled a system to help clear cannabis convictions. The Arizona Supreme Court will decide whether medical cannabis extracts are legal. MedMen gets sued by one of its largest shareholders. Also: Tumblr is down so there will be no trippy gif today. Instead, we are showing off some new kicks by the creator of our logo,
January 8, 2019
A new book makes some dubious claims about marijuana legalization. A showdown over cannabis use and the Second Amendment is brewing in federal court. Despite decriminalization, black people in Philly are still disproportionately arrested for pot. Also: A campaign to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms in Denver submits signatures for its ballot petition.
January 7, 2019
The FDA seems to be cracking down on hemp-derived CBD products. Vermont’s highest court says police searches can’t be justified by the smell of marijuana. Business is booming for Canada’s black-market cannabis sellers. Also: A new book in the era of legal weed warns of marijuana’s link to schizophrenia and violence.
January 4, 2019
Washington and California make it easier to clear cannabis convictions. A deep dive into Colorado’s cannabis taxes. Marijuana reform efforts see hope in conservative states. Also: Scientists say there’s just no way to measure marijuana impairment. 🌳
Clearing cannabis convictions. Washington’s governor announced a plan to help pardon thousands of minor cannabis convictions.