New Jersey’s legislators advanced an adult-use cannabis legalization bill Nov. 26 in a joint Senate and Assembly Budget Committee vote of 7-3 and 7-2, respectively. The vote came after four hours of public testimony and debate. Collectively, the bills comprise a trio of cannabis reform measures that have been talked about in various forms since Gov. […]

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As Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) takes over as chair, the House Rules Committee may no longer be the place cannabis reform goes to die. McGovern says he understands full cannabis reform on a federal level would be challenging, but he is committing himself providing protections from federal interference for individual states that do decide to […]

The 2018 Election had one clear winner: Cannabis. Michigan voters approved a ballot measure making their state the first in the midwest to legalize cannabis. Missouri and Utah approved initiatives allowing medical marijuana. Voters in several Ohio cities approved local marijuana decriminalization measures, and a number of Wisconsin counties and cities strongly approved ballot questions calling for cannabis reform. […]

Voters in four states will decide today whether or not to adopt huge reforms to their state’s cannabis laws. Michigan and North Dakota will be voting on full legalization while Utah and Missouri voters will decide whether or not to allow medical cannabis access. How will today’s election impact the cannabis industry? See the original article at Ganjapreneur

An Oregon man has been sentenced to eight years in prison, without the possibility for parole, for possessing medical marijuana he purchased legally in his home state. Patrick Beadle, who is a Rastafarian musician and registered medical marijuana patient in Oregon, said that he purchased the cannabis legally and that it was for his personal use. […]

President Donald Trump’s administration will soon unveil a plan for federal cannabis reform, according to Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California. Moreover, the congressman who represents coastal Orange County said the president had spoken about legalizing medical marijuana at the national level and allowing states to decide whether recreational use would be permitted as it […]

One in five batches of marijuana has failed laboratory testing since new state safety requirements kicked in July 1, according to data from the California Bureau of Cannabis Control. Failures have been triggered by inaccurate labeling or contamination from pesticides, bacteria or processing chemicals. Those testing requirements and results have left some retailers with severely […]

Three years ago, the First Church of Cannabis filed a lawsuit against the state of Indiana for preventing the congregation from using cannabis as holy sacrament. Now, Superior Court Judge Sheryl Lynch has ruled that Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act doesn’t allow church members to smoke-up. Cannabis use is strictly prohibited in Indiana. But First […]

A powerful congressional committee voted on Wednesday to reject a measure to protect banks that open accounts for marijuana businesses from being punished by federal financial regulators. Supporters then scrambled to craft a more limited measure focused on medical cannabis businesses, but it was ultimately withdrawn before a vote could take place. The broader measure […]

Law enforcement seized almost 40 percent fewer cannabis plants in the U.S. in 2017 than the previous year, according to new numbers from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The annual data, published in the DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Statistical Report, shows that the feds and their law enforcement partners seized about 3.38 million marijuana plants […]

Representatives of the cannabis industry are ramping up their lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill, urging lawmakers to take action on taxes that affect their industry. The main request in meetings with members of Congress this week: overturning a regulation that prevents legal cannabis companies from deducting operating expenses. Members of the industry have been disappointed […]

As cannabis businesses compete for customers, communicating their products’ quality and value becomes key. Marijuana companies that understand the need to differentiate their business and products from those of their competitors need to know what they can do to enhance and protect their brands. To greatly simplify, the goal of branding is to efficiently communicate […]

If toking weed is a preferred habit of yours, try to avoid the Sunshine State. Evan Anderson at Muckrock compiled an extensive report on where not to smoke in America based on the number of citations handed out to smokers. Topping the list was Florida, which not only leads in yearly citations per capita, but […]

The University of Denver — founded in 1864 and one of the most prestigious private universities in the U.S. — is going green. DU’s scenic south-Denver campus is a stone’s throw from some busy recreational pot shops, and soon students at DU’s Sturm College of Law will have the opportunity to take a class on […]

Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014, a bill  just introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, would amend the Controlled Substances Act, the federal law that criminalizes marijuana, to exempt plants with an extremely low percentage of THC, the chemical that makes users high. If passed, it would be the first time that federal […]

The number of people who can obtain medical marijuana in Vermont could increase under a bill that has passed the legislature and is now on its way to the governor for his signature.  Under Vermont’s current medical marijuana law, no more than 1,000 people can be registered to receive medical marijuana. Senator Jeannette White says […]

District of Columbia Mayor, Vincent Gray, has approved the decriminalization of possession of up to an ounce (28 grams) of marijuana in the US capital. The measure must still get final approval through the US House of Representatives. Congress has 60 days to review the law. If the decriminalization law gets House approval, marijuana possession will be […]

“Carly’s Law”, the bill in Alabama originated to help control violent seizures suffered by a toddler with a severe neurological disorder, unanimously passed both the Alabama House and Senate last week. Governor Robert Bentley said he will sign it into law. The bill makes it legal to possess a prescribed medical grade, non-intoxicating cannabidiol extract and  includes $1 million […]

The IRS says it is following the law by not allowing the 2,500 medical marijuana dispensaries in the country, who pay taxes to local, state and federal governments, the same federal tax breaks that other small businesses can claim. Although 20 states and D.C. have legalized medical marijuana, the IRS still applies federal tax code […]

A Kentucky bill that will allow use of a cannabidiol extract oil in the treatment of childhood epilepsy heads to the House of Representatives for final approval. Experts believe the bill has a good chance of passing. Read Full Story On http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Beginning April 1, 2014, Nevada law will permit a limited number of medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation facilities, testing labs, and edible marijuana product manufacturers to operate in the state. In anticipation of the potential conflict between state and federal law, the Nevada Bar Association filed a request with the state’s Supreme Court asking for protection for […]

Starting this summer in Washington, DC marijuana possession will be deemed a civil offense that includes a $25 fine, but public consumption will still be considered a misdemeanor.   Read Full Story On http://www.theverge.com