• January 23, 2021

Tags : cannabis

New Bill Would Protect Veterans From Losing Benefits Over Marijuana

Military veterans in legalized states would be shielded from losing their federal benefits for marijuana use under a bipartisan bill that was filed in Congress on Wednesday. The legislation would also allow physicians at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend medical cannabis to their patients. Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) introduced the bill, which seeks […]Read More

Pennsylvania Regulators Take Aim at ‘Big Marijuana’

News this week highlights why cannabis companies should take a cautious approach to expansion.  In a headline Thursday that read, “Pennsylvania cracks down on Big Marijuana, threatens to shut out biggest permit holder,” Philly Inquirercannabis reporter Sam Wood underscores the risk in expanding too quickly. Pennsylvania regulators are threatening to revoke the permits of a Phoenix-based […]Read More

Denver’s Teen Marijuana Education Campaign Seems To Be Working, Survey Finds

Despite claims from prohibitionist Fake News-generators, it appears that the worst fears around marijuana legalization and teen use have not proven true. That’s right. Marijuana legalization has not led to a spike in youth consumption. A year after Denver launched a marijuana-focused educational campaign targeting local youth, a new survey released Tuesday reports that the […]Read More

Where Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg Stands On Marijuana

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is competing for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. If elected, he would be the first openly gay and youngest president, and he’s supportive of marijuana legalization to boot. While the candidate has not spoken extensively about cannabis reform, nor did he act on any marijuana legislation during his time […]Read More

Cannabis tax dollars being spent on private research, not on efficacy

It appears Colorado State University-Pueblo didn’t get the message. The university’s Institute for Cannabis Research is still spending tax dollars on research for a private company, not on studying the efficacy of cannabis. This from the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel’s Charles Ashby: Despite a clear rejection by the Colorado Legislature, the state’s only cannabis research […]Read More

Key Moments From The First Marijuana Hearing Of The New Congress

The first marijuana hearing of the 116th Congress kicked off on Wednesday. A House financial subcommittee asked witnesses about how banking access can improve public safety, how operating on a cash-only basis inhibits transparency and, at one point, whether the cash at these businesses smells like cannabis. “The absence of a broader, permanent regulatory framework continues to […]Read More

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