February 4, 2019
Co-founder of cannabis church in Denver found guilty of public pot consumption. Authorities struggle to tell the difference between hemp and marijuana. A mother who was featured in the rejected Super Bowl ad speaks out about the CBS rejection. Also: Psilocybin decriminalization is going to be on the Denver ballot.
February 1, 2019
WHO recommends removing CBD from international drug schedules. Since 1980, drug arrests have increased 170 percent, and racial disparities have worsened. A drug raid that resulted in two dead suspects and five injured cops yielded a “small amount” of marijuana and cocaine. Also: MedMen gets sued by its former CFO.
January 31, 2019
A state audit found numerous problems with Oregon’s marijuana program. Feds and local police team up to crack down on unlicensed Colorado marijuana grows. South Carolina cops seized $1,800 in cash from an assault victim’s home because he had an ounce of weed. Also: The largest pot lounge in San Francisco opens its doors.
January 30, 2019
Maine’s highest court upholds a medical marijuana patient’s eviction. After Baltimore’s prosecutor announced she would stop prosecuting pot possession, cops said they would still arrest people anyways. Idaho police say a hemp shipment was actually marijuana. Also: A former Trump campaign advisor who pleaded guilty in the Mueller probe is joining the board of a cannabis company.
January 29, 2019
Prospective attorney general Bill Barr offers some reassurance to the cannabis industry. Disagreement is brewing in Congress over medical marijuana for veterans. Baltimore will stop prosecuting marijuana possession offenses. Also: How New York governor Cuomo’s legalization plan favors existing medical cannabis producers in the state. 🌳
Bill Barr confirms that he won’t crack down on cannabis.
January 28, 2019
The owners of a licensed cannabis company pleaded guilty to drug charges. California cannabis labs are finding toxic heavy metals in vape cartridges. The global elite talk cannabis and psychedelics at Davos. Also: Thailand revoked cannabis patent requests from foreign firms. 🌳
Licensed pot business prosecuted for the first time.
January 25, 2019
In the age of luxury cannabis, what about those who got busted for pot? A U.S. Circuit Court judge is fed up with federal prohibition when it comes to cannabis companies filing their taxes. How the government shutdown could help commercial cannabis efforts in D.C. Also: Joe Montana makes another investment in the cannabis industry.
January 24, 2019
California consumers spent $2.5 billion on legal marijuana last year, half a billion less than the previous year. A federal judge wanted to allow medical marijuana for a person on probation, but couldn’t due to prohibition. Somehow, marijuana is still a controlled substance in Michigan, and advocates are suing to change that.
January 23, 2019
A look at cannabis industry donations to U.S. lawmakers reveals inaccuracies. The U.N. may not take action on CBD this year, after all. A Nevada county will dedicate $12 million in marijuana revenue a year to fight homelessness. Also: A U.S. cannabis company is trying to takeover a Canadian cannabis producer.
January 22, 2019
CBS rejected a Super Bowl ad from a cannabis company. A federal judge sided with a New Mexico medical marijuana grower in a free-speech case. Body camera footage shows a former Florida cop blatantly lying about the results of a roadside drug test. Also: Portland, Ore. awarded $60,000 to two cannabis entrepreneurs in a bid to boost equity in the industry.