• March 4, 2021

Kyle Jaeger

Associate editor at Marijuana Moment

Arizona Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in Record Time

Arizona marijuana sales for the adult-use market officially began on Friday, after state officials began notifying retail business license applicants that they’d been approved. The launch comes just weeks after voters in the state overwhelmingly passed a cannabis legalization initiative during November’s election. This marks the fastest transition from voter-approval to sales implementation of any […]Read More

USDA Finally Releases Final Rule For Hemp

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Friday announced that it has finalized federal regulations for hemp. Industry stakeholders say they’re encouraged by improvements from initial interim rules but see room for additional changes, which they hope will come about under the incoming Biden administration. This comes about two years after the crop was federally […]Read More

Mass. City Approves Decriminalizing Psychedelics

Local Massachusetts lawmakers in Somerville this week unanimously approved a resolution to decriminalize a wide range of psychedelics — the latest in a national movement to reform laws on entheogenic plants and fungi. Prior to passing the measure in a 9-0 vote, the Somerville City Council took testimony from two people with personal experience benefiting […]Read More

Sierra Club Offers Tips for Natural Cannabis Experience

The environmental conservationist Sierra Club, a group that has not historically weighed in on cannabis issues, released a guide last week that makes a series of recommendations about how to source marijuana in a way that’s healthy and good for the environment. Absent regulations from federal agencies like the Food and Drug Administration or U.S. […]Read More

Miss, SD Officials Defend Marijuana Legalization in Court

Government officials from two traditionally conservatives states are defending voter-approved marijuana reform initiatives against legal challenges. The secretaries of state and attorneys general from Mississippi and South Dakota recently filed responses to lawsuits seeking to invalidate their states’ measures legalizing cannabis for medical and recreational purposes. Mississippi Prior to Election Day, the mayor of the […]Read More

Feds Crack Down On ‘Deceptive’ CBD Products

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it has launched the first law enforcement crackdown on “deceptive” claims being made about CBD products by six companies. As part of “Operation CBDeceit,” FTC is mandating that the firms and personnel associated with them stop making a “wide range of scientifically unsupported claims” about their products’ ability to […]Read More

Congress Bans Mailing E-Cigs. But Marijuana Vapes?

The massive spending bill passed by Congress before they jetted home for the holiday includes a provision to restrict how electronic cigarettes (vaping) can be sold online and shipped — and it could have an impact on the cannabis industry, too. The text of the proposal uses an expansive definition of what qualifies as an […]Read More

Dumping CBD on Strawberries Stops Mold, Study Says

CBD is marketed to help with a dizzying array of human wellness issues — but now the non-intoxicating cannabinoid apparently helps strawberries stay fresh, researchers at the University of South Florida found. The study — published in the journal Postharvest Biology and Technology — tested the antimicrobial effects of CBD by dousing strawberries in CBD […]Read More

Oakland Urges Rest of State to Follow Its Lead on Psychedelics

Oakland Psychedelics Decriminalized Oakland, Calif. — Last week Oakland City Council unanimously approved a resolution that calls on California state lawmakers to enact policies decriminalizing a wide range of psychedelics and allowing local jurisdictions to permit healing ceremonies where people could use entheogenic substances. The vote is a product of activist-led efforts by the group Decriminalize Nature […]Read More

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