When recreational marijuana hits store shelves in Canada later this summer, it will be sold in “plain packaging” that contains only a standardized cannabis symbol and one of 14 health warning messages, according to an updated set of proposals released Monday. The recommendations were part of a Health Canada report summarizing feedback from 3,200 people on […]Read More
North Dakota has begun accepting applications from potential medical cannabis cultivators, though it’s still unclear whether growers will need to comply with the state’s anti-corporate farming law. The application period, which runs through April 19, is the latest step by state officials who have been developing the medical marijuana system since legislators crafted a law […]Read More
An Arkansas judge said Friday he’ll rule within five days on whether to allow the state to issue its first licenses for companies to grow medical marijuana. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen did not immediately rule on an unsuccessful applicant’s request to prevent the state from granting licenses to five companies. The state’s Medical […]Read More
In the face of Oklahoma’s upcoming medical cannabis legalization vote on June 26, the state’s Senate and House of Representatives each passed medical marijuana regulation bills. The measures – Senate Bill 1120 and House Bill 3468 – would respectively restrict MMJ patients to those suffering from “serious” medical conditions and create an MMJ commission to help craft […]Read More
A cannabis company plans to offer low-dose CBD products at convenience stores, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says federal attorneys have bigger concerns than “routine” marijuana cases, and an Arkansas judge blocks regulators from issuing MMJ business licenses. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Fill […]Read More
In a bid to combat black-market operators, two California state lawmakers have introduced a measure to lower the cannabis tax rate for three years, which should in turn lower the prices retailers charge for legal products. “We need to give legal businesses some temporary tax relief so they do not continue to be undercut by […]Read More
The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division released a new “Single Universal Symbol” that must be included on packaging and labeling for all cannabis products. The symbol is required for both medical and recreational cannabis, and for all types of products, whether it’s flower, concentrates, edibles, topicals, or vape cartridges, The Cannabist reported. The symbol – which is […]Read More
After Attorney General Jeff Sessions ripped up the Cole Memo and gave U.S. attorneys greater leeway to prosecute marijuana businesses, many industry executives and experts wondered whether the days of the federal government leaving legal cannabis alone were over.
Many lawyers and others argue that the new Sessions Memo didn’t change much.
A landlocked nation in southern Africa is on the cusp of opening major medical cannabis opportunities both domestically and internationally, provided government and businesses overcome near-term obstacles. The opportunity for Lesotho’s economy to become a supplier of medical cannabis and ancillary services to other countries in Africa where medical cannabis laws are in the works – […]Read More
A new lawsuit aims to turn Florida’s medical marijuana program – possibly one of the most profitable MMJ markets in the United States – into a more free-market system. According to the Miami New Times, the suit – filed by the Patients and Producers Alliance – is attempting to force Florida’s health department to issue far […]Read More
North Dakota lawmakers on Monday signed off on rules for the state’s developing medical marijuana program, a necessary move if MMJ sales are to begin later this year. The legislature’s Administrative Rules Committee reviewed the dozens of pages of proposed rules that the advisory State Health Council approved in January to cover such areas as […]Read More
Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on cannabis businesses in states where the drug is legal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said over the weekend. Federal law enforcement lacks the resources to take on “routine cases” and […]Read More
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