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Reflecting the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, the state department that regulates the pot industry is changing its name. The Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation is losing one of its Ms and now is the Bureau of Marijuana Regulation. The department is charged with coming up with the rules and regulations that will govern […]
Following significant regulatory trends in other countries such as the United States and Canada, Mexico has taken steps toward allowing use of cannabis. The legislative process to amend certain provisions of the General Health Law (Ley General de Salud, or “LGS”) resulted in the June 19, 2017 publication of amendments acknowledging the therapeutic benefits of tetrahydrocannabinol […]
But marijuana won’t be commercially available for sale until probably early 2020. Recreational marijuana will become legal on the books in Michigan starting Dec. 6, according to an official with the Secretary of State office. Fred Woodhams with the Secretary of State office in Lansing tells 13 ON YOUR SIDE, the State Board of Canvassers […]
With Mexico moving closer to legalization, the U.S. is increasingly looking out of step with cannabis trends. This week, Mexico’s Congress is expected to begin deliberating a bill to legalize medical and recreational cannabis use across the country. President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador signaled his willingness to consider legalization during the campaign. Then last week, the country’s […]
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio officials say it could be a leafy green Christmas for some medical marijuana patients as small amounts of cannabis become available for sale before the end of the year. The Columbus Dispatch reports a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Commerce says the state’s first harvested marijuana plants should be processed, […]
It’s a historic moment for the country. On October 31, the Mexican Supreme Court issued its fourth and fifth consecutive rulings that cannabis prohibition is unconstitutional. The court found that “the effects that marijuana produce do not justify the absolute prohibition of its use.” In Mexico, unlike in the U.S., five of the same rulings are needed […]
Flying just got a little more bearable for passengers traveling from British Colombia. The city’s primary airport, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), announced that passengers over the age of 19 traveling through the city are allowed to smoke or vape cannabis in designated outdoor areas, without any issues. All indoor areas of the airport remain smoke […]