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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 […]
Standing at Old Mud Creek Farm LLC in Hudson, Columbia County, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced his support for the Hemp Farming Act of 2018. Schumer said the bill could help unlock hemp’s full potential as an agricultural commodity in Columbia, Greene and Rensselaer Counties, and across Upstate New York, by removing […]
Call it the California Marijuanapocalypse of 2018. As of January 1, recreation cannabis has been legal in the state. A black market still runs underneath it all (Northern California alone supplies perhaps 75 percent of all marijuana across the United States), but cultivators and distributors are going legit, bringing themselves up to the rigorous testing […]
HESPERIA — With nearly a dozen cannabis delivery businesses currently involved in the permitting process, many in the cannabis community believe the city is using “stall tactics” to prevent them from being the first to open in the city’s green zone. Some also believe the city of Hesperia is orchestrating a “witch hunt” of the […]
In another fast-paced week in the cannabis industry, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed state-legal medical marijuana protections, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren co-sponsored the Marijuana Justice Act, the U.S. Senate approved a hemp measure recognizing the value of the plant, Attorney Jeff Sessions showed no indication of softening his anti-cannabis stance and more. Federal: For the […]
If you live in Little Rock, Arkansas see the alert that I received this week: A Little Rock city director has proposed formally making misdemeanor marijuana offenses a “low priority” for city law enforcement officials. As Ward 2 City Director Ken Richardson highlighted, simple misdemeanor marijuana offenses can haunt an individual for life, making it […]
It’s official — a Tallahassee judge has ruled that medical marijuana in Florida can be smoked. The lawsuit against the state was brought last July by Orlando attorney John Morgan, who essentially floated the bill in the successful campaign to make medical access to cannabis a constitutional right. “The defendants’ toxicology expert’s opinion about whether […]