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The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018 could prove to be a game-changer…if Congress votes in favor of it. A bill that would require the federal government to approve more facilities for the cultivation of cannabis for medical research is up for a vote in Congress this week. The bill, the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018 […]
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey prosecutors cannot categorically decriminalize cannabis, though they can use discretion when pursuing such cases, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in newly published guidance. The nearly nine-page guidance for municipal prosecutors comes as the Democratic-led Legislature and Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy consider legislation to legalize recreational […]
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is ramping up its opposition to a medical marijuana proposal in Utah even as leaders insist they would support patients using the cannabis under stricter controls. Jack Gerard, a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said on Aug. 23, 2018 that the faith […]
Multiple defendants in prison, convicted for last season’s grows on public lands DENVER — Federal authorities on Monday announced prosecution results from marijuana grows on federal public land last year as they prepare for this year’s marijuana harvest season. U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer, U.S. Forest Service Special Agent in Charge Kent Delbon, and Bureau of […]
State banking bill remains in committee and will not be turned into law in 2018, but cannabis businesses owners are granted business tax deductions. California Growers Association (CGA) Executive Director Hezekiah Allen had “some good news and some bad news” for California cannabis industry stakeholders in the wake of several committee hearings in California’s legislature. […]
By 420Cloud.com Cannabis lawyers share how things really work. Buds, oils, tea, brownies, cookies, gummies, lollipops ― today, you can get THC in just about any form. What a time to be alive. Marijuana is legal in some capacity in 29 states and Washington, D.C. As long as you adhere to local laws, you don’t have […]
Although nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s resume doesn’t include cannabis decisions, his potential confirmation will sway the Supreme Court into dubious territory for the industry. President Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, leaving the cannabis industry wondering how he may impact federal marijuana policy—if at all—should he be approved by Congress. “I am unaware […]
The judge argued that using marijuana as a tool of recidivism does not actually help individuals, but instead serves to reinforces the parole-to-prison pipeline that keeps Americans in jail. A federal judge working in Brooklyn took an active stance against America’s parole-to-prison pipeline last week, refusing to send a recently-released convict back to jail for […]