December 12, 2017
Youth marijuana use is falling in states that have legalized weed. Marijuana clubs could be coming to the U.S. soon. San Diego’s D.A. returned seized money (with interest!) to a medical marijuana business owner. Also: Colorado dispensaries sold $136 million in cannabis during October. 🌳
Teen marijuana use down in legal states.
December 11, 2017
Canadian senators threaten to hold up cannabis legalization. New Jersey, Michigan, and Vermont are looking ripe for state-legal weed. Uruguay’s legal cannabis program is working out pretty well. Also: Amsterdam is sick of tourists who want to get ‘stoned out of their minds.’ 🌳
Canadian conservatives might hold up legalization.
December 8, 2017
Attorney general Jeff Sessions dismissed a intern’s belief that marijuana is safer than guns, calling her “Dr. Whatever Your Name Is.” Federal medical marijuana protections have been extended for two weeks, but their future is uncertain. Southern California wildfires cause concern for the cannabis industry. Also: Vermont’s House is set to vote on recreational marijuana legalization in January,
December 7, 2017
The Los Angeles city council unanimously approved pot regulations, setting up an “aggressive” social equity program. The owner of OG Analytical, a state-licensed marijuana testing lab, is stepping down after allegedly engaging in Neo-Nazi activities. Scientists call on the U.S. government to allow research into pot for pets. Also: Massachusetts’
December 6, 2017
The feds are getting involved in Oregon after local prosecutors decline to go after an unlicensed pot grow. Ohio hired a convicted drug felon to score medical marijuana applications. California lawmakers urge state regulators to protect small cannabis farmers. Also: a psychologist made a Spotify playlist for your psychedelic trip.
December 5, 2017
The Supreme Court hears a case that could have implications on marijuana policy. Why a government shutdown could be bad news for state-legal cannabis. According to lawsuit, cops beat up and used stun guns on a man after finding a bit of weed. Also: Michigan’s governor signed emergency medical marijuana regulations.
December 4, 2017
A study found that legal medical marijuana is linked to a drop in alcohol sales. The U.S. Surgeon General supports further cannabis research. No marijuana tax breaks made it into the GOP tax bill. Also: Alaska raked in $1 million in cannabis tax revenue in October. 🌳
Access to legal weed may decrease alcohol consumption.
December 1, 2017
An LAPD captain is being investigated for his role in an illicit cannabis grow. Former RNC chairman tells Sessions to bring on the marijuana raids, arguing that it could hasten the end of prohibition. The Canadian Senate began its legalization debate. Also: Why psychedelics hold potential in helping people lead a more content life.
November 30, 2017
One Colorado Republican hopes to give cannabis businesses a tax break through the GOP tax plan. More than 60 members of Congress are urging leadership to preserve medical marijuana protections. Kellyanne Conway, the new White House ‘opioid czar,’ thinks drug policy is a matter of abstinence and will. And in some breaking news: Massachusetts will dismiss more than 6,000 drug cases tied to a drug lab scandal.
November 29, 2017
Jeff Sessions is considering cracking down on cannabis. It’s really difficult to know where your weed comes from (even in legal markets). Some Democrats are standing in the way of other party members’ efforts to pass marijuana reform. Also: The governor of Indiana gave retailers 60 days to pull CBD products off the shelves.