Ohio becomes 24th state to legalize recreational marijuana market

Ohio voters approved legalizing marijuana possession and adult-use sales, unlocking a projected billion-dollar market.

High winds, flooding shutter cannabis operations across California

The historic storms pummeling California have caused widespread fallout for cannabis operators across the state and are disrupting operations and possibly supplies.

MJBizDaily to provide in-depth Election Day coverage of marijuana measures

MJBizDaily will provide wide-ranging coverage of the Nov. 8 midterm elections, giving readers live updates on marijuana legalization ballot initiatives in five states as well as key congressional races that could influence federal MJ reform efforts on Capitol Hill.

United Nations approves WHO recommendation to reschedule cannabis in historic vote

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on Wednesday accepted a World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.

Upcoming UN vote may be watershed moment for global medical cannabis – if only symbolic

The medical cannabis industry could be in for one of its biggest symbolic wins in decades if a United Nations vote next week implicitly acknowledges the medical value of the drug.

Italy backtracks on medical CBD decree

The Italian Ministry of Health declined to take action under a decree that would have added certain CBD preparations into the table of medicines in its narcotics law, according to a recent notice in the country’s Official Gazette.

Week in Review: Vermont OKs adult-use marijuana, Maine sales begin, WHO plan questioned & more

Vermont became the 11th state in the U.S. to fully legalize marijuana for adult use when Republican Gov. Phil Scott let a bill to allow recreational sales become law without his signature, plus other key news in the industry.

WHO cannabis recommendations still face uphill battle for adoption

The World Health Organization’s cannabis scheduling recommendations appeared to have limited support at a United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) “intersessional” meeting on Thursday in Vienna.

Some WHO cannabis recommendations draw strong opposition at recent UN meeting

Two of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cannabis scheduling recommendations might face an uphill battle getting adopted later this year by the United Nations’ Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND).

Not all WHO cannabis recommendations would loosen international control, UN drug agency says

An analysis by a United Nations monitoring body concludes that most of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cannabis scheduling recommendations would either have little impact on international drug controls or actually tighten requirements.