Legalization

Has the U.S. reached a ‘tipping point’ in marijuana legalization?

Has the U.S. reached the “tipping point” in marijuana legalization? That’s what one CNN commentator said happened last month when, on June 26, Oklahoma adopted medical marijuana through a ballot initiative — making it the 30th state to do so, as you can see in the figure below.<p>It’s true that a lot …

Cannabis

Blazing a trail: as legal cannabis goes global, will Britain be next?

New laws in California and Canada, plus a high-profile UK medical case, have made it safer for nations to come out of the green closet<p>Three major developments in June, including the case of a British boy with severe epilepsy, are likely to accelerate international acceptance of marijuana.<p>On 11 …

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Does legal weed make police more effective?

Marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington state has “produced some demonstrable and persistent benefit” to police departments’ ability to …

Cannabis

The Budgetary Effects of Ending Drug Prohibition

Jeffrey MironIn the past several years, the national movement to end drug prohibition has accelerated. Nine states and Washington, DC, have legalized …

Cannabis

Cannabis companies seeing big business in bud

Vancouver-based businesses were able to show off their products at a trade show aimed at promoting pot products over the weekend.<p>The show, attended …

Cannabis

Lebanon's Legalizing of Cannabis Increase Hope of Amnesty for Cultivators

<b>Speaker Nabih Berri’s proposal to legalize cannabis in Lebanon has raised hopes in the country that thousands of the plant’s wanted cultivators could</b> …

Cannabis

A high point for New York: Gov. Cuomo must take marijuana legalization seriously

Six months after Gov. Cuomo ordered it up, his health department has released a report making the case for what we consider a moral imperative: …

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As Legalization Looms, Canadian Companies Rush To Produce Weed Drinks

An early attempt at weed beer "tasted like rotten broccoli," apparently.<p>The first time Dooma Wendschuh tried brewing cannabis into beer, it "tasted …

Cannabis Industry

Critics want AG to weigh in on marijuana gifts

Legal marijuana opponents want Vermont's Attorney General to explicitly prevent businesses from gifting marijuana.<p>Democratic Attorney General T.J. …

Cannabis

One of America's Largest Alcohol Distributors Calls on the Government to Legalize

One of the largest alcohol trade associations in the U.S. has officially endorsed recreational cannabis legalization. Last week, Washington, …

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N.Y. getting closer to legal weed. Here's why that could be bad for N.J.

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The fair way to legalize pot

New York is finally edging closer to legalizing recreational marijuana. Yet while the state Department of Health recently released an analysis …

Cannabis

How will cannabis legalization in California affect drug arrests? - SFGate

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NJ state lawmaker warns of ‘sex toy oils with marijuana’ if recreational cannabis is legalized

A New Jersey state senator is warning against products with marijuana, such as "sex toys and oils," that could be sold if the state decides to …

Cannabis

Cannabis use on the rise globally: Time to consider its legalization in Ghana?

Cannabis consumption is on the rise globally, despite it being classified in many jurisdictions, as narcotic- this is according to the United Nations …

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U.S. Cannabis Seizures Falling; Data Suggests Shrinking Illicit Market

GreenWave Advisors has analyzed data from the DEA and Homeland Security regarding cannabis plant seizures over the last several years and determined …

Cannabis

For the First Time, UK Poll Shows Majority Support for Cannabis Legalization

All signs seem to point toward cannabis legalization for the United Kingdom. A recent BMG Research poll commissioned by <i>The Independent</i> shows majority …

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Marijuana Use On The Rise By Underage College Students

1 hour ago<p>College students at two large public universities in Oregon are reporting more use of marijuana following the drug’s legalization, …

Cannabis

Thailand Eyeing a Piece of the Global Medical Cannabis Market

<b>BANGKOK</b> – Thailand, known for its tough policies against drug trafficking, is taking a page from Canada and other countries and is seeking to lead …

Cannabis

Hiking high? Rescuers warn of dangers, cannabis advocates say there’s more to the story

Weed and wanderlust don’t mix.<p>That’s the message from Metro Vancouver’s North Shore Rescue (NSR), which posted a blog on Sunday warning that cannabis …

Cannabis

David Crosby Announces Intent to License His Name to the Cannabis Industry - Press Release

LOS ANGELES and TORONTO, July 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- David Crosby, co-founder of two of the most successful bands in history (Crosby, Stills, …

Cannabis

Want a job in Massachusetts’s marijuana industry? Here’s what to know.

Posted on April 8, 2018<p>Two arrested after 19 pounds of marijuana mailed to Hammond home: TPSO NOLA.com Full coverage<p>Posted on June 20, 2018<p>These 6 …

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Pot advocates hope social responsibility fee doesn’t hinder legal trade

"Taxes always have an impact," said Gary Symons, director of communications for Delta 9 Cannabis. "I think what people are most concerned about is …

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Come Blog with Bloom. Cannabis Job News and More

As more states develop their cannabis programs under newly passed legislation, there becomes a very sudden demand for skilled workers. If you’ve …

Cannabis

New Cuban parliament draws up constitutional changes as cabinet named

The new consitution omits references to communism, recognizes private property and enshrines gay marriage. After it passes the National Assembly it …

Communist Party

POT TOPICS: Weed, hemp bills stacked up on Rauner's desk; Pot IPO raises $150M

POT TOPICS is a weekly collection of cannabis-related news curated by the Chicago Sun-Times. Here are this week’s top stories from Chicago and around …

Cannabis

How This Former VC Player Became CEO of $2 Billion Cannabis Company Tilray

Tilray (TLRY) had a smoking hot week.<p>The cannabis company saw its stock skyrocket 31% on its first day of trading on the Nasdaq Composite<p>Thursday. …

Cannabis

Tim Ryan Announces Support for Legalizing Marijuana Nationwide

Ohio Democrat writes, ‘I find the social and economic injustices of our marijuana policy too big to ignore’<p>Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan announced …

Politics

Advocates: Legal marijuana in N.Y. is no pipe dream

ALBANY — The push for legalizing adult use of marijuana in New York is no longer being cast as just a way for the state to lap up millions of dollars …

Cannabis

Tennessee GOP Governor Candidate Puts Trump In Medical Marijuana Ad

Key bicameral congressional panels that will determine the fate of two far-reaching proposed cannabis measures are taking shape. At issue is whether …

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