Legislation

What Is the Motivation Behind Unregulated Cannabis Purchases?

Legal cannabis is spreading across the planet, and with it, purchasing freedoms for some consumers. Yet, the unregulated market still…

3 weeks ago

Are HIPAA-Style Privacy Regulations Coming to Cannabis?

As of Dec. 1, 2021, cannabis dispensaries and technology vendors operating in the state of Illinois must protect health information…

4 weeks ago

Rhode Island Legalizes Cannabis With New RICA Law

Rhode Island announced Wednesday that it would be the 19th state to legalize and regulate adult-use cannabis. Democratic Governor Dan…

1 month ago

Department of Veterans Affairs Thinks Hemp Is Illegal. It’s Not.

Zack Zindler and his hemp company, Native Ceuticals Tampa, were denied inclusion in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans…

1 month ago

U.S. Patent on Cannabis to Earn Millions for Government and Big Pharma

Fun fact: the U.S. Government held a patent on certain cannabinoids for 16 years. The National Institute of Health (NIH)…

1 month ago

New Jersey Cops On Front Line Of Legal Cannabis Battle

Can cops smoke cannabis in states where it is legal? It’s a question with no clear answer, mostly due to…

2 months ago

Breaking Exclusive: Another Cannabis Company Sues the DEA

Attorneys representing a cannabis biopharma conglomerate and federal cannabis cultivation license applicant filed a petition in court today, citing that…

3 months ago

New York Senator Introduces Cannabis Community Reinvestment Act

Multi-state cannabis operators (MSOs) are making millions from the legalized industry. Meanwhile, many of the communities most impacted by cannabis…

3 months ago

Is Cannabis Federally Legal Now? 

Laws around cannabis can be confusing. Individual states have their own laws and regulations surrounding the plant and its products.…

3 months ago

New Mexico Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Earn $4.5M First Weekend

New Mexico launched adult-use cannabis sales on Friday, April 1, 2022. Sales were staggering. In just one weekend, the Cannabis…

3 months ago

MORE Act Passes the House for Second Time

On Friday, April 1, 2022, the House passed the Marijuana Opportunity and Expungement Act (MORE) for the Second Time.  The…

3 months ago

Meanwhile in Canada, the Smoke is Heavy

A recent editorial in the Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail, by a University of Toronto sociologist reviewed the brief…

3 months ago

Inside the National Cannabis Party’s First Year in Action

So, I know what you’re all thinking … what’s up with the National Cannabis Party? Well, we had a chance…

4 months ago

Mississippi Now 37th State to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Mississippi just became the 37th state to legalize medical cannabis. The law went into effect Wednesday immediately following Republican Gov.…

5 months ago

Cannabis Legalization Up For Debate in Congress

It’s been more than 50 years since the Controlled Substances Act was signed into law, designating cannabis as a Schedule…

5 months ago

The Devastating Aftermath of Incarceration

“It’s equally, if not more traumatizing than prison itself.” — Stephanie Shepard. Imagine paying for a crime for the rest…

5 months ago

How to Apply for a New York Cannabis License

For those of you whose summer beach reading list does not include New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA),…

5 months ago

Medical Cannabis Flower Now Legal in Louisiana

The state of Louisiana’s fledgling medical marijuana program officially allowed the sale of cannabis flower on New Year’s Day.  Cannabis…

6 months ago

Progress Report: Cannabis Legalization

Senator Chuck Schumer has made cannabis legalization a priority. Let’s check in to see where the U.S. stands on legalization.

6 months ago

Is Weed Legal in Canada? A Guide to Local Regulations

More and more countries worldwide are legalizing weed. In Canada, its use is legal, however, under some restrictions. Are you…

8 months ago