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Apple Removes and Bans All Vaping-Related Apps From iOS Store

Hopefully, no one was planning on hitting up the iOS store this weekend to download an app for their vaporizer. Apple ha…

Illinois State Senator’s Cannabis Company Under Investigation

An Illinois state senator is the subject of an investigation by state officials who are probing her role in a cannabis c…

Cannabis Grower Launches One Of Canada’s Largest Rooftop Solar Facilities

It’s no secret that energy-hungry indoor grows have a heavy environmental cost. In Canada, it is estimated that cannab…

Cannabis Control Commission Plans To Quarantine Vaping Devices

At 12:01 p.m. on November 12, Massachusetts’ emergency ban on medical cannabis vaping products expired. But in its pla…

New Jersey Man Sues Amazon For Firing Him Over Medical Marijuana Use

A New Jersey man filed a lawsuit in October against his employer Amazon for allegedly firing him after not advising his …

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Actress Bella Thorne Launches Cannabis Brand

Actress and artist Bella Thorne has launched a new cannabis brand in California, teaming up with vertically integrated p…

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Hash Hostage: Geopolitical Dispute Traps American Woman In Russian Prison

An American woman returning to her home in Israel from yoga training in India remains detained in a prison outside Mosco…

Unlicensed Psychologist Dr. Phil Claims Weed Makes You Violent and Lowers IQ

Unlicensed television psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw claimed on an episode of his talk show last week that cannabis use ca…

New Poll Shows Americans Believe E-Cigarettes Are More Dangerous Than Cannabis

Public opinion is lining up behind cannabis, according to a new poll of 1,007 people by POLITICO and Harvard University.…

Oklahoma Releases Nearly 500 Inmates in Push to End Mass Incarceration

Nearly 500 inmates were set to be released from prison in Oklahoma on Monday. The move by state officials comes in respo…

Artist Takes “The Opioid Spoon Project” On Cross-Country Tour

The artist and activist Domenic Esposito has created “The Opioid Spoon Project,” featuring four 800-pound sculptures…

More Evidence Needed To Show That Cannabis Works For Mental Health Conditions

A new study published this week has found that there is little evidence that cannabis is an effective treatment for seve…

National Political Action Committee Pushing For Cannabis Legalization In Montana

Momentum could be building for the legalization of recreational weed in Montana. That’s because a local group working …

Michigan to Start Taking Applications for Adult-Use Cannabis Businesses Friday

Regulators in Michigan will begin accepting applications for licenses to operate businesses in the state’s coming adul…

CDC Announces Vape-Related Illnesses Appear To Be Declining

It appears that the mysterious vaping-related illness sweeping the United States has started to slow down. On Friday, th…

Medical Marijuana Patients In Utah Face Difficulties After Legalization

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As Utah prepares to launch its medical marijuana program next year, residents who want to use th…

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Another Cannabis Consumption Cafe Is Coming To West Hollywood

Recently, the City of West Hollywood, California unveiled the nation’s premier cannabis restaurant, Lowell Cafe. Now, …

House Panel Approves Nancy Pelosi’s Legislation To Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Lowering pharmaceutical drug prices is a rare bipartisan goal in Washington, and a legislative proposal to do just that …

Bulletin Warns Law Enforcement Agencies Against Fentanyl Disguised As Weed

A local television news station in Utah reported on Tuesday that a bulletin has been issued to law enforcement agencies …

Mass. Police Seize Pot-Infused Candy Worth Hundreds of Thousands Of Dollars

Police in Peabody, Massachusetts are thanking residents for assisting in the seizure of what investigators say is hundre…

Oklahoma Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Staging Threats From Irate Cannabis Proponents

One Oklahoma State Department of Health employee appears to have been going through it during the process of drafting th…

High Times Returns To Denver For The 2019 Colorado Cannabis Cup

After two years, High Times is returning to Colorado to celebrate the state’s hardworking growers and processors with …

Weed-Friendly Gala To Benefit Planned Parenthood Coming To Colorado

The Colorado cannabis community will have a chance to show its support for reproductive health services on Thursday, Oct…

California Governor Signs Several Marijuana-Related Bills

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a passel of bills affecting the cannabis industry, his office announced on S…

Researchers Study How to Treat Cannabis Addiction With More Cannabis

The solution to cannabis dependency might simply be more cannabis. That’s according to a new study from researchers at…

Texas Suddenly Stops Issuing Permits For New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Medical cannabis entrepreneurs are looking for answers after the Texas Department of Public Safety unexpectedly shut dow…

Victims Of Opioid Abuse To Help Decide How Much Purdue Pharma Should Pay

Victims of opioid addiction weren’t in the room when OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma persuaded half the state attorneys …

California Medical Marijuana Bills Await Governor’s Signature

Two medical marijuana bills that were passed by the California legislature in September have been sent to Democratic Gov…

Over Two Dozen Medical Cannabis Growers in Pennsylvania Unionize

The employees of a Pennsylvania medical marijuana company have signed a labor contract with their employer, making them …

First HempWood Factory Opening In Murray, Kentucky Thanks To A New Startup

A new hemp factory has opened that will specialize in producing a sustainably sourced wood substitute. HempWood, operate…

Pennsylvania Representative Proposes Bill To Allow Cannabis In State-Run Liquor Stores

A Pennsylvania lawmaker introduced a bill on Wednesday that would legalize the recreational sale of cannabis and make st…

California University Develops New Breath Test That Detects Opioids

Engineers and physicians at the University of California, Davis have developed a breath test to detect possible opioid u…

Justice Department Accuses DEA of Having Role in Opioid Crisis

As legal battles between pharmaceutical companies and a number of local, state, tribal, and now federal government group…

Indianapolis’ Chief Prosecutor Nixes Future Simple Possession Cases

The prosecutor for the biggest county in Indiana just announced his office will no longer pursue simple marijuana posses…

Governor of Washington Announces Emergency Ban on Flavored Vapes

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington directed health officials on Friday to ban the sale of all flavored e-cigarette…

Man On LSD Falls Into Lake At Disneyland Paris, Found Naked After Massive Search

Surely being the target of a 130-person Disneyland Paris manhunt is enough to expand one’s consciousness? Hopefully, a…

Governor of Pennsylvania Asks Legislators To Consider Legalizing Recreational Cannabis

Tom Wolf, the Governor of Pennsylvania, now numbers himself among Pennsylvanians who stand in favor of legalizing recrea…

Pittsburgh Man Charged For Causing Mass Overdose At Afterparty

A Pittsburgh man has been charged with causing a mass overdose at an early Sunday morning afterparty that led to the dea…

Walmart Announces Plans To Stop Selling E-Cigarettes

The fallout over the spate of vaping-linked deaths continued on Friday, as Walmart announced that it will stop selling e…

Beto O’Rourke Would Use Marijuana Taxes To Help Expunge Possession Convictions

On Thursday, Beto O’Rourke updated his campaign platform’s position on cannabis with specific, targeted proposals ad…

New Hampshire House Overrides Governor’s Veto on Home-Grown Medical Cannabis

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to overturn Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto of a bil…

Paraguay To Begin Marijuana Production For Research And Medical Purposes

Paraguay will begin accepting applications for the domestic production of cannabis for medical and research purposes nex…

Testing Lab In Oregon Offering To Evaluate Vaping Products For Public Consumers

An Oregon analytic laboratory is offering a new test for cannabis products to detect the presence of vitamin E acetate, …

Florida Congressman Wants To Downgrade Controlled Substance Scheduling For Marijuana

On Thursday, Congressman Greg Steube, who represents Florida’s 17th district, introduced a bill that would downgrade t…

California’s Illegal Cannabis Industry Three Times Bigger Than Regulated Market

It has been nearly three years since California voters overwhelmingly approved a measure legalizing recreational marijua…

Trump Administration Officials Meet To Discuss Possible Ban On Flavored Vapes

Officials with the Trump administration said on Wednesday that the federal government would ban the sale of most flavore…

NY Department Of Financial Services Issuing Subpoenas Against Opiate Suppliers

The New York Department of Financial Services has announced that it will be issuing dozens of subpoenas to individuals a…

There Are 420 Days Left Until The 2020 Presidential Election

If you’re counting down the 2020 presidential election, today marks an important milestone on the campaign trail, with…

Vitamin E Acetate In Cannabis Products Possibly Causing Vape-Related Illnesses

New York officials may have found an answer for the mysterious rash of illnesses linked to vaping that has already claim…

Johns Hopkins Launches Center For Psychedelic And Consciousness Research

One of the United States’ most respected medical institutions has announced that it will be sinking its teeth into the…

President Trump Announces State Grants To Fight Opioid Epidemic

President Trump announced on Wednesday that the federal government would award nearly $2 billion in grants to state and …

Seattle Dispensary Launches Cannabis Packaging Recycle Program To Fight Waste

In the hope that consumers will stop throwing out bulky but potentially recyclable cannabis product packaging, one West …

Surgeon General Issues Cannabis Warning To Teens And Pregnant People

The United States surgeon general issued an advisory on Thursday to warn pregnant people and teens about the risks of ca…

Legislators Push To Centralize Opioid Lawsuits In Ohio Attorney General’s Office

Many people around the country are suing opioid companies for their role in the ongoing opioid crisis. And in some place…

Purdue Pharma Negotiating $12B Settlement To OxyContin Lawsuits

A drug manufacturer at the heart of the nation’s opioid crisis is reportedly in negotiations to settle approximately 2…

Oregon Marijuana Smuggler Charged in Contract Murder Plot

Federal prosecutors in Portland have charged an alleged marijuana smuggler in a plot to hire a hitman to murder a busine…

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The Winners of the 2019 Oklahoma Cannabis Cup

For the first time ever, High Times brought the Cannabis Cup all the way to Oklahoma! Here are all the winners of the 20…

Space Case: NASA-JPL Names a Rock on Mars After the Rolling Stones

Moments before the age-old Rolling Stones began performing at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Stadium on Thursday, actor Robert D…

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act Set to Go Into Effect

A new law going into effect later this month will protect the rights of medical marijuana patients and establish regulat…

Court in Mexico City Rules Two People Should Be Allowed to Use Cocaine

A court in Mexico has ruled that two people should be allowed to legally use cocaine for recreational purposes, accordin…

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The Winners of the 2019 Detroit Cannabis Cup

This weekend’s Cannabis Cup in Detroit was filled with friends, fun, and flower! Here are the winners of the 2019 Detr…

California Cities Seeing Cannabis Industry Workers Unionizing

Northern California’s South Bay now has its first cannabis union. Representatives from the United Food and Commercial …

Florida U.S. Attorney’s Office to Continue to Prosecute Marijuana Cases

Those hoping for a respite from cannabis possession-related charges in Florida shouldn’t get too comfortable, even aft…

Ohio Experts Withdraw Recommendation to Approve Cannabis for Autism, Anxiety

A committee of experts advising regulators in Ohio has withdrawn its recommendation to approve adding autism and anxiety…

Alabama Commission Considers Medical Marijuana Proposal

A 15-person panel in Alabama convened for the first time Tuesday to consider whether medical marijuana is right for the …

Edibles Company Reportedly Donated Over $60,000 to San Francisco LGBT Center

California cannabis edibles manufacturer Plus Products has donated more than $60,000 to the San Francisco LGBT Center, a…

NYC to Seal Marijuana Misdemeanor Records for Roughly 350 People

In a decision that attorneys say could open the door to other class-action lawsuits, a petition has been approved to sea…

Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency Introduces Tier-Based Fee System

Regulators in Michigan announced on Thursday that license fees for legal medical marijuana businesses in the state will …

Utah Supreme Court Rules Lawmakers Can Replace Medical Cannabis Initiative

Another chapter in the ongoing struggle over medical marijuana in Utah has just been slammed shut. This week, the Utah S…

Zimbabwe Will Repeal Laws Banning Cannabis Cultivation

Seeking to bolster revenue and exports, Zimbabwe will repeal its laws that prohibit the production of cannabis. The anno…

Study: More Colorado Teens Are Choosing Edibles, Vapes Over Smoking Cannabis

The explosion in non-smokable marijuana products that has occurred as more and more states and countries legalize the dr…

St. Kitts and Nevis to Introduce Legislation Decriminalizing Marijuana

The government of St. Kitts and Nevis has introduced legislation to decriminalize marijuana, tying the move to the dual-…

Dispensaries in Iowa Want PTSD Patients to Have Access to Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis dispensaries and patient advocates in Iowa plan to ask Iowa health officials on Friday to add post-trau…

UK Prime Minister Names Cannabis Legalization Advocate as Justice Advisor

Little more than a week into his premiership, Boris Johnson has tapped Blair Gibbs, one of the United Kingdom’s leadin…

Tallahassee Will Cease Prosecutions of Marijuana Possession Cases

Marijuana possession cases will no longer be prosecuted in Tallahassee, Florida and the surrounding area, according to a…

UK Lawmakers Aim to Fully Legalize Cannabis Within 10 Years

Sometimes all that’s needed for a policymaker to change their mind on marijuana legalization is a quick trip to a plac…

Masked Activists Hand Out Nearly $1000 Worth of Cannabis in Manchester

There are growing calls in the United Kingdom to legalize recreational marijuana, with parliamentary officials even sugg…

MMA Fighters to Act as Test Subjects for Topical CBD Treatments

Ultimate Fighting Championship athletes will be the next group of players to participate in a multiphase clinical study …

Juneau City Officials Approve On-Site Cannabis Consumption at Dispensaries

City officials in Juneau, Alaska approved an ordinance on Monday that will allow the on-site consumption of cannabis pro…

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Circle K’s Parent Company Invests in Canadian Cannabis Retailer Fire & Flower

Owner of the Circle K chain of retail stores, Canada’s multinational convenience-store business Alimentation Couche-Ta…

Key Takeaways from Today’s Hearing on the SAFE Banking Act

A Senate committee held a hearing on Tuesday to discuss ways for cannabis businesses operating legally under state law t…

Thai Lawmakers Reportedly Pushing for Medical Marijuana Research

In Thailand, there is a long cultural tradition of using cannabis for medicinal and therapeutic purposes. Like many of i…

Florida’s Largest Police Force Stops Detaining People Over Pot Smell

The tell-tale smell of cannabis smoke has long been law enforcement’s best excuse for questioning and detaining people…

Ohio Lawmakers Advance Measure to Legalize Hemp Farming and CBD Oil

Lawmakers in Ohio’s House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to approve a bill that would legalize hemp agriculture…

Notorious Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Sentenced to Life in Prison

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the notorious drug kingpin known as El Chapo, was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison for h…

Columbus, Ohio May Significantly Reduce Penalties for Marijuana Possession

The city council in Columbus, Ohio is considering cannabis policy reforms that would significantly reduce the penalties …

Study Finds Legal Cannabis Reduces Illicit Grows in National Forests

Conversations about the effects of legalizing cannabis frequently focus on a few key issues: economic opportunity, socia…

Coast Guard Busts Submarine Carrying Over $500 Million Worth of Cocaine, Weed

A video of a drug bust released Thursday by the United States Coast Guard looks like a scene out of a Hollywood action m…

Pennsylvania Adds Anxiety and Tourette Syndrome to Medical Marijuana Program

Later this July, Pennsylvania’s list of 21 conditions that qualify for medical marijuana treatments will grow to 23. O…

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What Was Said at Today’s Congressional Hearing on Federal Marijuana Law Reform

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearing today on the impact of mariju…

New Study Finds Decreased Rates of Teen Pot Use in States With Legal Cannabis

A new study has found that the rate of cannabis use by teens has gone down in states that have legalized recreational ma…

Israeli College Offers Medical Cannabis Degrees

A college in Israel will soon offer an undergraduate degree in medical cannabis, becoming the first institution in the c…

Ontario to Issue Eight New Cannabis Licenses to First Nations Communities

Brick-and-mortar cannabis stores have so far been hard to come by in Ontario. But come October, Canada’s most populous…

Governor of New Jersey Signs Bill to Expand State Medical Cannabis Program

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey signed a bill on Tuesday that expands the state’s medical cannabis program. …

Founder of Indianapolis’ First Church of Cannabis Running for Governor of Indiana

Bill Levin, the founder of the Indianapolis First Church of Cannabis, announced on Monday that he is running for governo…

House Bill Would Permit Interstate Cannabis Commerce

Two lawmakers from Oregon introduced a bill in the U.S. Congress on Thursday that would allow for the interstate commerc…

Bid For Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative Launched in Idaho

Cannabis activists in Idaho have launched a bid to legalize the medicinal use of marijuana in the state and will soon be…

Canadian Company Exports Medicinal Cannabis Oil to UK

Canadian firm Tilray, Inc. has exported its first bulk shipment of medicinal cannabis oil to the United Kingdom, accordi…

Two Plead Guilty to Using United States Postal Service to Traffic Marijuana

Two men, one of whom is a Baltimore mail carrier, have pleaded guilty to smuggling marijuana into the city through the U…

University of Maryland Launching Master’s Program on Medical Cannabis

The University of Maryland is launching a master’s degree program to instruct students on the science and regulation o…

California Officials Launch Campaign to Combat Illicit Cannabis Market

California cannabis regulators launched a new campaign on Friday that aims to combat the illicit marijuana market by edu…

Study Finds Cannabis Use During Pregnancy Increasing in United States

Researchers have found that the number of women in the United States who use cannabis during pregnancy is increasing, ac…

Doctors Pen Op-Ed Urging States to Raise Legal Cannabis Consumption Age to 25

Here’s the latest proclamation to fan the flames over the country’s burgeoning marijuana legalization movement; a gr…

Study Finds Cannabis May Be Suitable Treatment Option for Fibromyalgia

Somewhere between three and six million people in the United States suffer from fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome th…

Michigan Governor Adds Voice to Push for Banking Access for Cannabis Businesses

A bipartisan group of 20 state and territorial attorney generals has called for the passage of a federal bill that would…

W. Virginia Community College Offers Free Tuition to Students Who Pass Drug Test

If West Virginia students are interested in participating in a new program that allows them to attend community colleges…

Researchers Find Evidence of Ancient Cannabis Use in China

Researchers conducting an archaeological study of tombs in western China have found the earliest evidence of cannabis sm…

Three Ounce Possession of Marijuana Decriminalized in Cincinnati

You will soon be able to walk the streets of Cincinnati, marijuana in hand. After careful debate, the city council passe…

Los Angeles Cannabis Businesses Urge Officials to Crack Down on Illicit Market

There is an ongoing battle in Los Angeles over the proliferation of illegal cannabis dispensaries, which many in the leg…

Historic Pennsylvania Firehouse to Become Medical Marijuana Dispensary

A historic firehouse in Pennsylvania will soon become a medical marijuana dispensary, scheduled to open in Harrisburg on…

New Mexico Expands Medical Marijuana Program with Addition of Six Conditions

New Mexico’s medical marijuana program is opening its doors to more patients, thanks to a policy change revising the s…

Canadian Flight Crews Prohibited From Using Cannabis 28 Days Before Flying

Canadian flight crews and other airline industry employees are now prohibited from using cannabis for at least 28 days b…

Louisiana Medical Marijuana “Inhalation Bill” Approved by State Legislature

Louisiana lawmakers have approved a bill to allow medical marijuana patients to use inhaled cannabis products. The amend…

French Health Ministry Announces Plans for Medical Cannabis ‘Experimentation’

France is taking tentative steps towards the legalization of medical marijuana. The Senate voted by a large majority to …

Hip Hop Artist Ray J Invests $5 Million to Launch Cannabis Brand

California is about to get another cannabis company. On Monday, American rapper, singer, actor, television star, and ent…

New Hampshire Senate Delays Action on Marijuana Legalization Bill

Throughout much of this year, New Hampshire lawmakers have been considering a bill to legalize recreational weed. But no…

140 People Scheduled to Testify on First Day of FDA Hearings on CBD

When the word dropped that the federal government was interested in knowing our conclusions on CBD, it seems to have spu…

Iowa Lawmakers Plan Attempt to Override Veto of Medical Marijuana Expansion

Two Democratic lawmakers in Iowa are calling for a special legislative session to override last week’s veto of a medic…

California Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana Purchases for Pets Advances in Congress

The state that led in legalizing medical marijuana for the two-legged is once again stepping out in front when it comes …

Two-Year Investigation of Illicit Weed Market Leads to Multimillion Dollar Raids

In a reminder that marijuana legalization does not legalize the production of all marijuana, Colorado police announced t…

Gas Station Chain Sheetz Now Selling CBD Products in Pennsylvania Locations

Gas station and convenience store chain Sheetz is probably best known for its massive selection of snacks and touchscree…

Canada Pledging $24.5 Million to Fund Research on Cannabis and Health

The Canadian government wants to learn more about the health benefits and risks of marijuana use, ponying up a significa…

Colorado Supreme Court Rules Police Need Probable Cause Before Using Drug-Sniffing Dogs

In many ways, the legalization of marijuana is an ongoing project, even in states where possession has already been made…

New Jersey Lawmakers May Vote on Medical Marijuana Expansion This Week

New Jersey lawmakers could vote as early as Thursday on a major medical marijuana expansion bill. Senate Bill 10 advance…

Mailman Delivers Cannabis to Home Being Raided by Police

North Port, Florida has two medical cannabis dispensaries. But neither of them should be confused with a residence on th…

Joe Biden Supports Marijuana Decriminalization, Not Legalization

“Nobody should be in jail for smoking marijuana.” That’s what former US Vice President Joe Biden told voters in Na…

Police Test CBD Water Purchased at Gas Station and Find THC

Police in Alabama say a bottle of CBD-enhanced water on sale at gas stations tested positive for THC. The company that m…

Coca Cola Heir Caught with 5000 Cannabis Plants on Private Jet

Billionaire and Coca-Cola heir Alkiviades “Alki” David was arrested on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts last week a…

Michigan Issues First Medical Marijuana Home Delivery Licenses

Medical marijuana patients in Michigan are about to see improved access. Thanks to new rules approved and put into place…

Toronto Police Seize $17 Million in Drugs During Large-Scale Bust

Nearly 29 kilograms of powder cocaine and 20 kilograms of phenacetin to cut it with. Almost 700 kilograms of the crystal…

Attorneys General from 33 States Call for Passage of Cannabis Banking Bill

Attorneys general from 33 states and five federal territories called for passage of a bill pending in the U.S. Congress …

Louisiana House Approves Hemp Legislation — But Does It Go Far Enough?

The Louisiana House unanimously passed a bill to make hemp cultivation legal on Wednesday — but advocates continue to …

30 Members of Congress Urge DEA to “Speed Up” Medical Cannabis Research

Thirty members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to the leaders of the Drug Enforcement Administration and D…

Governor of Illinois Reveals Plan to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker ran on a pro-pot platform and made cannabis legalization a priority when elected to offi…

Philadelphia District Attorney Won’t Prosecute Cannabis DUIs

The District Attorney for Philadelphia announced at a legislative hearing on Monday that he will not prosecute cases of …

New Hampshire Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Home Cultivation Bill

The New Hampshire state Senate approved a bill on Thursday that would allow medical marijuana patients to cultivate cann…

Hawaii House, Senate Approve Bill to Decriminalize Small Quantities of Marijuana

Hawaii is on the verge of implementing a far-reaching decriminalization bill. If the bill is signed into law it would re…

Large-Scale Cannabis Business Park in Detroit Will Train Past Marijuana Offenders

Detroit may soon be home to a multi-million business project that aims to help correct damage done by racially biased ca…

Oregon Senate Votes in Favor of Temporary Freeze on Cannabis Production

A bill aimed at limiting Oregon’s supply of cannabis advanced out of the state Senate and will now go before the House…

Ontario Pharmacists Must Now Complete Mandatory Cannabis Education Course

The Ontario College of Pharmacists has informed its members that they must complete a mandatory cannabis education cours…

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Canadian Government to Approve Second Roadside Drug Testing Kit

The Canadian government is set to approve a second roadside device authorized for use by law enforcement personnel to de…

Alabama Health Officials Report Spike in Synthetic Cannabis Overdoses

Synthetic marijuana is back in the headlines. And this time it’s hitting northern Alabama. Specifically, public health…

Lawmakers Push to Send More of Colorado’s Weed Revenues to Kindergarteners

Since Colorado’s first legal sales at the start of 2014 until the end of 2018, $160 million has gone to school constru…

Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana Use in Public Housing Introduced in Congress

A bill that would permit the use of medical marijuana by residents of public housing in states with legal medicinal cann…

Survey Finds 55 Percent of Louisiana Residents Support Legalizing Recreational Weed

The scales have tipped in favor of legal weed in Louisiana. 55 percent of state residents now support legalizing the pos…

Los Angeles Sues Unlicensed Cannabis Dispensary

The city of Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against an unlicensed cannabis dispensary for selling product tainted with d…

North Carolina Democrats File Bill to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Marijuana

It’s hard to ignore the rumblings for legal marijuana in North Carolina. This week, some policymakers are focusing fir…

New Research Indicates Cannabis Consumption May Motivate One to Exercise

New research from the University of Colorado indicates that cannabis may increase the enjoyment of physical activity and…

Cook County State’s Attorney Aims to Start Cannabis Conviction Expungements

Kim Foxx, the Illinois State’s Attorney for Cook County, said last week that her office will begin the expungement of…

Dallas Will No Longer Prosecute Small Time Marijuana Offenders

The Dallas County district attorney released a five page memo on Thursday stating that his office would no longer prosec…

Tennessee Medical Marijuana Bill Delayed Until Next Year

History is repeating in Tennessee, where for the third consecutive year Republican state Sen. Steve Dickerson has tabled…

Native American Reservation Becomes First in Michigan to Legalize Cannabis

The Bay Mills Indian Community in Michigan legalized recreational cannabis on Monday, making it the first Native Americ…

Immigrants Denied Citizenship Because They Work in Legal Marijuana Industry

As the Trump administration continues escalating its attacks on immigrants, federal officials recently denied citizenshi…

Kentucky Gubernatorial Candidate Calls for Marijuana Decriminalization

Gubernatorial candidate Adam Edelen called for the decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana in Kent…

California Bill Would Allow Terminally Ill Patients to Use Cannabis in Hospitals

California cannabis activists gathered with state Sen. Ben Hueso in front of a state government building in downtown San…

Back To Black: Why Consumers Are Staying Loyal To The Illicit Cannabis Market

As people still go to jail for cannabis-related crimes, it’s a privilege to be able to carry a half-ounce bag of herb …

Colorado Governor Signs Bill Approving Medical Cannabis for Autism Treatment

Flanked by a kid wearing a “420 Autism” tee, on Tuesday Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into effect House Bill …

FDA Schedules First Public Hearing on CBD in Food and Drinks

The Food and Drug Administration is looking to update its take on CBD, the agency has declared. As part of the process, …

Ontario, Canada Cannabis Retailers Opening Today

Cannabis retail shops began opening in the Canadian province of Ontario on Monday, although fewer than half of the shops…

Georgia Senate Votes in Favor of Medical Marijuana Access Bill

The Georgia Senate voted to approve a bill on Friday that would give medical marijuana patients a legal avenue to obta…

New Hampshire House Committee Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill

A New Hampshire House of Representatives committee approved a bill on Wednesday that would legalize the use of cannabis …

Florida Distillery Releases Hemp-Infused Vodka and Gin

Floridians have had a lot to celebrate recently when it comes to cannabis culture. The state’s ban on smokable medical…

Connecticut Cannabis Legalization Bill Advances

A bill that would legalize recreational cannabis in Connecticut was approved by a legislative committee on Monday, after…

DEA, Customs and Border Patrol Seek Contractors to Incinerate Narcotics

The DEA and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol are seeking contractors to incinerate drugs seized during criminal investigat…

Alabama Lawmakers Pushing to Legalize Medical Marijuana

A bi-partisan coalition of 20 Alabama House lawmakers, including Republican House Speaker Mac McCutcheon, have co-sponso…

Black Lawmakers Threaten Block of New York Legalization Sans Racial Justice Measures

In New York, the process of getting marijuana legalized has uncovered some deep divides in the cannabis movement. Some o…

Pennsylvania Town Decriminalizes Marijuana, Sees Future in Legal Pot

Civic leaders in the borough of Steelton, Pennsylvania unanimously passed an ordinance to decriminalize possession of sm…

Survey Indicates Teen Marijuana Use in Colorado is Lower Than National Average

If this were a segment of The Daily Show, this article might begin with a montage of Republican lawmakers decrying the …

Pennsylvania Senators Seeking Co-Sponsors for Recreational Cannabis Bill

A pair of Pennsylvania senators have unveiled a plan to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana for adult use. The …

The New “Miss Marijuana” Pageant Comes With Outdated Guidelines and Transphobia

This article originally appeared on Straight Cannabis. A new North American beauty pageant targeting the cannabis indu…

On-Site Cannabis Consumption Will Soon Be Sanctioned in Alaska

On Tuesday, Alaska became the first state to authorize marijuana consumption at permit-holding businesses. Lieutenant Go…

Shut-Down Meatpacking Plant to be Reopened as Medical Cannabis Facility

In an example of the opportunity that legal cannabis can offer economically depressed communities, a former meatpacking…

Michigan Adds Cerebral Palsy to List of Conditions for Medical Marijuana Program

Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has announced that cerebral palsy will join the list …

Subjects of Mass Weed Arrest Sue Over Violation of Constitutional Rights

A federal lawsuit has been filed against Georgia law enforcement officers responsible for the mass arrest of more than 6…

Florida Senate Votes to Allow Patients to Smoke Their Medical Marijuana

On Thursday, Florida senators voted 34-4 to remove the statewide ban on smoking medical marijuana. SB 182 will make it l…

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Indiana Family Believes Medical Cannabis Could Have Saved Their Daughter

Heidi and Dave Curtis think medical cannabis could have saved their 6-year-old daughter Charly’s life. Now, they’re …

Georgia House Passes Bill to Allow Manufacture, Sale of Medical Cannabis Oil

A bill that would allow licensed companies to manufacture and sell medicinal cannabis oil was passed by the Georgia Hous…

Florida Man Burns Pile of Pot Leaves in Backyard, Leads Cops to His Stash Inside

Where there’s smoke there’s fire. And where there’s weed smoke, there are nosey neighbors. One towering column of …

Experts Say Illinois Cannabis Growers Won’t Keep Up with Recreational Demand

A study commissioned by Illinois state lawmakers has determined that the state’s licensed medical marijuana growers wo…

Israeli Ministry of Health Approves Therapeutic MDMA for PTSD Treatment

After a government representative was sent to learn about the substance from the Multidisciplinary Association for Psych…

West Coast Hemp CBD After the Farm Bill: The Video

In case you missed it, or would like to revisit some of the information, below is the recording from last week’s lunch…

Oklahoma House Passes Medical Cannabis Protection Bill

Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program has divided patients and health professionals, voters and their elected officials…

Virginia Senate Passes Bill to Allow School Nurses to Administer Medical Cannabis

Virginia lawmakers approved a bill last week that will allow school nurses in the state to administer medical cannabis …

San Francisco DA Plans to Expunge or Reduce Over 9,000 Marijuana Convictions

On Monday, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced that his office would be taking on more than 9,300 c…

Oregon Residents Resent Cannabis Cultivation Water Usage—But Is It Justified?

Folks living in Deschutes County, Oregon say they’re running out of water. They say their wells are drying up and that…

Another Former House Republican is Joining the Cannabis Industry

Former House of Representatives member Rob Curbelo, a Republican from Florida, has signed on as a senior advisor with th…

Decriminalization In North Dakota Fails, But First Medical Marijuana Shop To Open

Marijuana laws in North Dakota have undergone considerable changes over the past couple years. Most recently, an attempt…

Researchers Find Correlation between Recreational Weed Laws and Junk Food Sales

The munchies. Aka, the insatiable urge to consume large amounts of snacks when you’re high. It’s a staple of stoner …

Man Arrested in North Carolina for Weed Turns Out to be Fugitive Murder Suspect

A man arrested on marijuana charges by law enforcement officers in North Carolina on Saturday turned out to be a fugitiv…

California Cannabis Tax Revenue Isn’t Going To Youth Programs—Yet

According to new reports coming out of California, a key aspect of the state’s original marijuana legalization bill is…

Utah’s Largest Healthcare Provider Authorizes Medical Marijuana Recommendations

Utah’s largest healthcare provider has authorized its doctors to recommend the use of medical marijuana for their pat…

Arizona Judge Rules Walmart Discriminated Against Medical Marijuana User

Another ex-employee has won in court after losing their job due to their authorized possession and use of medical mariju…

Parolee Sues Minnesota Department of Corrections Over Medical Marijuana Denial

Darrell Schmidt suffers from anxiety and PTSD. He’s also on parole. But his court-granted supervised release is in jeo…

Denver Dispensary Offering 1-Cent Weed Deal to Support Teachers on Strike

On Monday, union teachers in Denver, Colorado went on strike. Coming on the heels of a late-January victory for striking…

Four Hospitalized After Man Serves Weed-Infused Cake at Family Party as a Prank

Four people in Australia were hospitalized after a man served a birthday cake with cannabis-infused chocolate to family …

The ‘420 Bill’ to Federally Legalize Marijuana Has Officially Been Introduced

A federal bill that would legalize cannabis and regulate it like alcohol was introduced in the Senate on Friday by Democ…

The Findings From A Groundbreaking Study On Psychedelic Microdosing Are In

The concept of microdosing has been around for a while. Recently, it’s enjoyed an upsurge of renewed attention, both i…

Arkansas Officially Licenses 32 Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Arkansas regulators have announced that they have formally awarded all 32 licenses for cannabis dispensaries that will o…

Florida Judge Rejects Limits on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Following Governor Ron DeSantis’ efforts to get the Florida legislature to lift its ban on smokable marijuana, the sta…

Nine Elementary School Students Hospitalized After Being Given Weed Gummies

Nine children were taken to a Cleveland hospital on Monday after they were given cannabis gummies at their elementary s…

Illinois Patients May Now Replace Their Opioids with Medical Marijuana

Illinois residents who have been prescribed opioids will now be eligible for a temporary certification for medical canna…

Bill Introduced to Allow Colorado Cops to Use Own Judgement in Cannabis DUI Arrests

In Colorado, legislators are considering a bill that would leave the criteria of cannabis DUI arrests entirely up to pol…

Israel’s Cabinet Approves Export of Medical Cannabis

In a decision that thrilled the country’s cannabis industry, Israel’s cabinet gave a final OK on January 27 to regul…

Two Marijuana Decriminalization Bills Introduced in Tennessee

Two marijuana decriminalization bills have been introduced by lawmakers in the Tennessee legislature, according to medi…

Canadian Public Transportation Company Bans All Cannabis Use for Employees

On October 17, 2018, cannabis became legal for all adults across Canada. But already, some Canadian citizens are finding…

Governor of Pennsylvania Plans Town Hall Meetings to Discuss Pot Legalization

Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania’s Democrat governor who’s signaled openness towards recreational cannabis legalization, has O…

Jay-Z, Meek Mill, and Three Sports Team Owners Launch Prison-Reform Alliance

In a press conference today, rappers Jay-Z and Meek Mill announced they are teaming up with a number of professional spo…

Anti-Pot Groups Urge Connecticut Lawmakers to Keep Cannabis Illegal

Legislation that would legalize marijuana for adults 21 years old and over has been slowly advancing in Connecticut, but…

Professional Skateboarder Suspended After Testing Positive for Weed

Pro skateboarder Cory Scott Juneau today officially accepted sanctions after testing positive for cannabis. Although his…

High Times to Acquire Spannabis, Europe’s Largest Cannabis Event

Today, Hightimes Holding Corp., the parent company of High Times, announced its plan to acquire the assets and business…

Arizona Saw 41 Percent Increase in Medical Marijuana Sales in 2018

Arizona saw a 41 percent increase in medical marijuana sales in 2018, according to data released by the state Departmen…

Governor of Florida Pushing to Lift Ban on Smokeable Marijuana

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called on the state legislature Thursday to repeal the ban on smokeable cannabis from the stat…

DC Lawmaker Aims to Get Green Light for Recreational Cannabis Sales

It has been nearly five years since residents of Washington, D.C., voted on Initiative 71, effectively legalizing low-le…

Oklahoma Students May Now Use Medical Marijuana in Schools, But School Staff May Not

One Oklahoma public school district is taking steps to ensure students can access medical cannabis treatments while at s…

Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana on School Property Introduced in Washington House

Today marks the first day of work for Washington State Congress, and the session was kicked off by a bill proposal affec…

NJ Doctor Suspended for Recommending Medical Marijuana to Thousands of Patients

Did Anthony “Dr. Marijuana” Anzalone overextend himself by authorizing over 3,000 patients for New Jersey’s burgeo…

Tennessee Lawmakers to Introduce New, Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Bill

Two state lawmakers in Tennessee announced on Thursday that they plan to introduce a comprehensive medical marijuana leg…

Vermont Supreme Court Rules Marijuana Smell is Not Grounds for Search

January is already shaking out to be a big month for court rulings on the civil and criminal liabilities people should o…

New Mexico’s Pot Legalization Proposal Includes Workplace Protections

A bill that would legalize recreational cannabis in New Mexico includes workplace protections for employees that use po…

Missouri Coffee Company Launching CBD-Infused Canned Cold Brew

The United States’ thriving obsession with CBD-infused coffee products has resulted in another product launch, this ti…

Washington State Governor Announced Plan to Clear Marijuana Convictions

Amid a flurry of rumors regarding his possible run for the White House in 2020, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee ann…

Massachusetts May Outlaw Driving with an Open Container of Cannabis

Massachusetts’ Special Commission on Operating Under the Influence and Impaired Driving issued a report on Wednesday r…

Massachusetts Raises Legal Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21

The state of Massachusetts has just rolled out new laws controlling the sale of tobacco. Among a few minor adjustments, …

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UN Drug Commission Delays THC Rescheduling at 61 Session in Vienna, Austria

The UN’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) failed to reschedule cannabis at the 61st Session in Vienna, Austria, las…

Ethically Navigating Local and State Licensing of Cannabis Businesses: Part 1

As we’ve stated time and time again, the cannabis industry is rampant with risks and scams, and can be an ethical mine…

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Aloha Green Apothecary is Growing Stunning Legal Medical Bud in Hawaii

At the center of the Pacific Ocean, America’s 50th state has finally begun producing medicinal pot in this Polynesian …

Canadian Cannabis Company Tilray Collaborates with Pharmaceutical Company

After a successful year collaborating to supply Canada’s medical cannabis market, Tilray, Inc. and Novartis have decid…

Pennsylvania Governor May Be Considering Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania has indicated a willingness to consider the legalization of recreational mariju…

Officials Say Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Will Support Medical Cannabis Measure

So maybe the president of the Philippines wasn’t joking after all when he said he smokes cannabis to stay awake at mee…

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News content on Marijuana.com is being reborn as Weedmaps News at news.weedmaps.com. While our URL has changed, you can …

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses Delayed Until January 2019

The path to legal marijuana in Arkansas has been rocky at best. Though voters in 2016 approved a medical cannabis measur…

Survey Shows Teen Vaping Increasing While Other Substance Use is Decreasing

Teen vape use is skyrocketing. But the phenomenon is so viral that public health researchers have had little time to stu…

Iowa Considering Two More Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana Program

Heeding the pleas of parents convinced that their kids’ severe autism could be helped by cannabis consumption, members…

Rights Groups, Unions Call for Ending Marijuana Prohibition

A coalition of major civil rights organizations, labor unions and other groups is calling on Congress to completely remo…

Medical Cannabis Convenience Store Opens in Maine

After voters approved adult-use cannabis legalization in 2016, Maine lawmakers haven’t let outgoing Gov. Paul LePage…

Scientists Are Trying to Breed Cannabis Plants With Consistent Cannabinoid Levels

Agriculture technology companies are competing to develop new strains of cannabis plants that can produce consistent can…

How Trump Government Shutdown Threat Could Affect Marijuana

President Donald Trump is threatening to shut down the government if Democrats refuse billions of dollars in funding for…

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Effort to Legalize Cannabis in United Kingdom Struck Down in Parliament

Members of the UK Parliament shouted down a proposed bill to legalize, regulate and tax adult-use cannabis. Liberal Demo…

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Elon Musk Confesses: ‘I Have No Idea How To Smoke Pot’

Elon Musk got himself into a bit of trouble after smoking marijuana during an appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast in Sep…

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Utah Group Challenging Medical Marijuana Compromise in State Supreme Court

Despite a fierce, well-organized and well-funded opposition campaign by a powerful coalition of religious organizations…

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Cannabis May Qualify for Study Grants as ‘Natural Product’

Federally funded research into marijuana seems to be escalating, with one government agency recently posting a roundup o…

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Puerto Rico MedCann.Biz Convention Kicks Off With a Major Boom

The fourth PR MedCann.Biz convention kicked off yesterday in Río Grande, Puerto Rico with great success. The convention…

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Surgeon General: Schedule I Hinders Researching Marijuana

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said the federal government should rethink how it classifies drugs like marijuana Dec.…

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Michigan Journalists Pass Out Joints to Kick Off Legalization

Recreational marijuana officially became legal in Michigan today. And to celebrate the occasion, staffers from a Michiga…

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Colorado County Considers Canceling Cannabis Convictions

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in a Colorado county are preparing to dismiss and seal thousands of marijuana posses…