Weed News

Syndicate content Weed News
Marijuana News, Policy, Culture and Law
Updated: 3 days 14 hours ago

U.S. Government To Start Releasing Cannabis Industry Employment Data Next Month

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 14:45
One of the biggest selling points of marijuana legalization is that it creates a taxed and regulated industry that generates jobs. In my home state (Oregon) the cannabis industry has already...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Beyond Resistance: Ending The Failed War On Drugs

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 14:15
It is the 28th day of my email series, “Beyond Resistance: The things we should do to make us safer, healthier, and more economically secure.” Today’s topic: ending the failed War on Drugs. It’s past...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Michigan’s Licensing And Regulatory Affairs To Go On The Road

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 13:40
During the Licensing Board meeting on October 21, the Director of the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation (BMMR) revealed a LARA plan to travel across the state to demonstrate the new seed-to-sale...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

New York: Comment On proposed Medical Marijuana Regulatory Changes

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 15:00
I received the following legislative alert out of New York yesterday: Starting today, and for the next 30 days, the public can comment on the draft rules to make significant improvements to New...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Texas Cannabis Industry Association Challenges Governor Abbott

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 14:30
On August 15th, the Texas Cannabis Industry Association (TCIA) submitted a formal complaint to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and to Governor Greg Abbott’s office regarding licensing for...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

California Governor Appoints 3 People To Bureau Of Cannabis Control

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 13:52
The implementation process in California continues with Governor Brown making three appointments yesterday to California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control. Below is information about the people that...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

RICO Civil Lawsuits Threaten Cannabis Industry

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 16:37
By Art Cosgrove In Beavercreek, Oregon, sits a beautiful patch of 11 acres with horses and forestland that is adjacent to two properties that cannabis producers have been using to cultivate crops...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Michigan: LARA Calls For Participants In MMFLA Licensing Workgroups

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 14:40
The state of Michigan wants to hear your thoughts on the development of licensing programs for the new Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act- and they want your participation, too. A press...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sessions/Trump Make The DEA Look Reasonable By Comparison

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 14:09
By Phillip Smith The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has never been known as forward-thinking place when it comes to drug and crime policy, but these days, the hide-bound drug fighting agency...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Proposal Would Shut Down All Michigan Cannabis Dispensaries

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 03:58
Within ten minutes of the start of the second meeting of the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Board, former MSP Sergeant Don Bailey made a motion to close ALL medical marijuana dispensaries and...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Report Released

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 22:03
Under Justin Trudeau’s leadership, Canada is preparing for a fully regulated, adult-legal cannabis market, beginning in July 2018. On Monday, August 14, the Canadian Mental Health Association...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Alaska Proposes Rules For On-Site Consumption At Cannabis Establishments

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 14:30
Permitted social cannabis use is part of what I often refer to as the ‘second phase of legalization.’ A lot of people think that just because voters (or eventually a legislature) pass a...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Study Suggests Increased Medical Cannabis Access Reduces Prescription Drug Use

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 13:59
Prescription drug use is a big problem in America. The United States accounts for 34 percent of the world market for pharmaceutical drugs, even though America only makes up 5 percent of the...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Virginia Action Alert – Attend The Marijuana Decriminalization Commission Meeting

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 19:25
I received the following alert out of Virginia today: The Virginia State Crime Commission has rescheduled its meeting to present its findings on marijuana decriminalization. It’s important that...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Banks In Uruguay Are Refusing To Work With The Legal Cannabis Industry

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:00
In late 2013 Uruguay became the first country to pass a national cannabis legalization policy. It took a while for Uruguay to get its legal cannabis sales system into place, with legal sales not...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

California Marijuana Industry Is Putting Its Money On Gavin Newsom

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 14:30
By Phillip Smith Marijuana is already a multi-billion dollar a year business in California, and with recreational sales to adults coming online next year, it’s about to get even bigger. Now,...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Second Meeting Of MMFLA Licensing Board Is Today

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 13:52
At 1:30 today in East Lansing the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will host the second public meeting of the MMFLA’s Licensing Board. The Licensing Board consist of five members, all...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How Much Does Cannabis Cost Where You Live?

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 02:40
Cannabis has intrigued me since the first time I consumed it in the early 1990’s. Since that time I, as many others had before me, got particularly fascinated in the types of cannabis that...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Speakers And Partners Dropping From CWCBE Due To Association With Roger Stone

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:42
If you woke up from a coma over the last week and turned on CNN,  it might seem as if you were transported back to the 1950’s and 60’s. One week ago, hundreds of white supremacists, KKK members and...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

German Medical Cannabis Expert and Hero Starts Hunger Strike

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:00
Germany has made great strides improving its cannabis laws in recent years, but there is still so much work to be done, as too many patients are still without safe access to a safe medicine. There...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]