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U.S. Congressional Leaders Include Cannabis Banking Measure in US Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The House of Representatives passed, by voice vote, an amendment Tuesday adding the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Senate started work on a stand-alone version of the SAFE Banking Act in May. The measure passed the House in April after lawmakers reintroduced it in ...

September 24th, 2021|

Wild Hempettes Successfully Defends Rights of Adult Texans to Enjoy Texas Smokable Hemp Products

DALLAS -- Wild Hempettes LLC, the Dallas based manufacturer of Wild Hemp Hempettes branded smokes, is pleased to announce that its efforts as lead plaintiff in Crown Distributing LLC, et al. v. Texas Department of State Health Services, et al. lawsuit have prevailed. Companies across the state of Texas can continue to provide adult consumers the access to quality smokable hemp products in the State. ...

September 1st, 2021|

Psychedelics As Medicine: Right To Try Case Versus DEA

DENVER– In what could be a groundbreaking case for psychedelic medicine, Vicente Sederberg's, Shane Pennington, is working as part of a wider team on an exciting and very important United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit challenge to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) refusal to accommodate state and federal right to try ...

August 12th, 2021|

Jushi Holdings Inc. Receives $14.4 million Interim Arbitration Award

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Jushi Holdings Inc.  (CSE: JUSH) (OTCQX: JUSHF), a vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis operator, announced that the American Arbitration Association awarded $14,364,920.10 to Jushi FL SPV, LLC (“Jushi FL”), a subsidiary of Jushi Holdings Inc., in its dispute against San Felasco Nurseries, Inc., a subsidiary of Harvest Health ...

August 3rd, 2021|

Newsom Signs Bill Creating State Department of Cannabis Control

The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) was established on July 14th, following the signing of Assembly Bill 141. This action consolidates the three state cannabis programs into a single department. The creation of a standalone cannabis department, proposed by Governor Gavin Newsom, is part of a larger effort to improve access to licensure, simplify regulatory ...

July 27th, 2021|

Hemp Industry Response to the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act

WASHINGTON– The National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC) Board Chair Patrick Atagi released the following statement after the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act was released in draft form by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Corey Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR): "On first glance, the draft contains many positive elements, and we're pleased ...

July 14th, 2021|

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Schumer Unveils Bill To Federally Decriminalize Cannabis

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., (main picture) announced a sweeping bill on Wednesday to end the ''war on drugs'' and decriminalize cannabis at the federal level, a key milestone signaling shifting attitudes in Washington towards accepting cannabis.   Developing Story Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, along with Sens. Ron Wyden and Cory Booker, ...

July 14th, 2021|

Nature’s Medicines Celebrates 8th Anniversary Hosting Free NORML Expungement Clinics

PHOENIX–The passage of Prop 207 in Arizona last November not only legalized marijuana for adults 21 and over. It also allows eligible people convicted of cannabis violations to erase their criminal records starting July 12, 2021. Nature's Medicines in partnership with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) Arizona chapter, will host four free ...

July 7th, 2021|

Mexico Decriminalizes Cannabis Consumption For Personal Use

MEXICO CITY–Mexico's Supreme Court struck down laws which criminalized the recreational use of cannabis on Monday evening. While this falls far short of full supply chain legalization, Adults will be able to apply for permits to grow and consume cannabis after this decision which moves country toward legalization. Mexico United Against Crime, a non-governmental organization, said the ...

June 29th, 2021|

Rhode Island Senate Approves Legalizing Cannabis For Adults

PROVIDENCE–The Rhode Island Senate approved legalizing recreational cannabis use for adults on Tuesday. This is the first time either chamber of the state Legislature has voted on a bill to legalize cannabis. (Providence, Rhode Island city skyline on the river and main photo: Rhode Island capital). The proposal was introduced by cannabis advocate and ...

June 24th, 2021|

Connecticut to Legalize Regulate And Tax Cannabis For Adult Use

HARTFORD, Conn. — State lawmakers passed a bill Thursday to legalize, regulate, and tax cannabis for adult use. Gov. Ned Lamont (Democrat) said he will sign S.B. 1201 into law, making Connecticut the 19th state to adopt such a law and the sixth to do so since November 2020. Connecticut to Legalize, Regulate and Tax ...

June 17th, 2021|

Trulieve Announces Expungement Clinics in Pittsburgh During the 2021 WPA Juneteenth Freedom Days Festival

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.,–Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (CSE: TRUL) (OTCQX: TCNNF), a leading and top-performing cannabis company in the United States and its dispensary group Solevo Wellness, today announced the sponsorship of expungement clinics in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as well as additional initiatives celebrating the Juneteenth holiday. The clinics will be hosted by Minorities for Medical Marijuana (M4MM), a long-standing partner of Trulieve, whose mission ...

June 17th, 2021|

Sacramento Throws California Cannabis Operators $100 Million Lifeline

LOS ANGELES–California's State Legislature on Monday approved a $100-million plan for California’s legal cannabis industry, which continues to struggle to compete with the large illicit cannabis market nearly five years after voters approved sales for recreational use. The funds will be provided as grants to cities and counties to help cannabis businesses transition from provisional ...

June 15th, 2021|

Connecticut Moves Closer To Legalizing Recreational Cannabis

HARTFORD, CT.– Connecticut has moved closer to legalising adult-use cannabis in a close run vote. This morning, the bill passed Connecticut's state Senate, with one Republican and six Democrats voting against it. If the bill passes, people would be allowed to buy 1.5 ounces of marijuana or possess up to 5 ounces. Licences are very expensive ...

June 8th, 2021|

California Inches Closer To Decriminalization of Psychedelic Medicines

SACRAMENTO–California has moved a step closer to decriminalizing psychedelic drugs after legislation this week was advanced by the state's Senate. The bill, SB 519 was passed by a 21-16 vote. Interestingly, the new legislation does not decriminalize sales of these drugs. Championed by Senator Scott Wiener, Senate Bill 519 permits possession and sharing of certain ...

June 4th, 2021|

Bill to End Federal Cannabis Prohibition Reintroduced in U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) reintroduced the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act. If enacted, the MORE Act would end the federal prohibition of cannabis by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act and ending criminal penalties under federal law. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY): US 116th Congress The Marijuana Policy Project ...

May 28th, 2021|

DEA Announces Intent to License Cannabis Growing Applicants

WASHINGTON, D.C.– After years of delays, stonewalling and procrastination, the US Drug Enforcement Administration has publicly announced its intent to grant cannabis cultivation licenses to a handful of third-party applicants, according to reporting by Norml, a leading advocacy group in cannabis. Despite the US government's commitment to waging the catastrophic and racist ''War On Drugs'' stretching back ...

May 24th, 2021|

Medical Cannabis Approved for Production and Sale in Greece

Athens–The Greek Parliament voted in favor of a bill to legalise the cultivation and sale of medical cannabis. The bill, which was proposed by the main opposition party Syriza, got 158 votes for and 33 against. The bill passed this Friday, 21st May, 2021. Although the vote passed, it was rejected by the Communist Party ...

May 24th, 2021|

Herbarium Hosts The CBX Takeover For The Last Prisoner Project

LOS ANGELES–Herbarium is officially partnering with CBX to fundraise for The Last Prisoner Project and advocate for the decriminalization of cannabis. CBX Takeover, presented by Herbarium and CBX, will be held May 28th, 2021 in Herbarium's LA location. The war on drugs and cannabis policies have left disastrous impacts in communities throughout the United States, disproportionately ...

May 21st, 2021|

Minnesota House Passes Adult Use Recreational Cannabis Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn.– For the first time, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed a bill legalizing recreational cannabis. The House voted 72-61 to approve the bill, but that's as far as the bill will get: Republicans who control the Senate won't take it up before Monday's end of the legislative session. "It can be done ...

May 18th, 2021|

Swiss Parliament Votes In Favor of Adult Use Cannabis Legalization

ZÜRICH–Switzerland's Health Commission of the Swiss House of Representatives, the Swiss National Council, in what will become an historic vote, has voted this past Friday, April 30th, in favor of legalizing cannabis for the Swiss. Adult-use of Cannabis in Switzerland is currently illegal, though minor possession was decriminalized to a fine in 2012. The National ...

May 1st, 2021|

Montana Recreational Cannabis Legalization Bill Passes Senate

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana State Senate passed a bill to implement a recreational cannabis program in the state.  The bill passed the Senate with a 34-16 vote, this past Friday, 23rd of April. It next heads back to the Montana House, which will vote on the Senate amendments. Quick overview: Montanans approved a ballot ...

April 24th, 2021|

SAFE Banking Act Passes By Voice Vote in US House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C., – The SAFE Banking Act passed the House today by a voice vote. The act essentially allows cannabis companies to access normal federal banking services. The House move clears the way for the law to move to the U.S. Senate where Democrats, have a slight advantage. Democrats in the Senate could well pass ...

April 19th, 2021|

Playboy Celebrates National Cannabis Awareness Month, Redoubling Efforts on Nationwide Cannabis Reform and Advocacy

LOS ANGELES– In celebration of National Cannabis Awareness Month taking place throughout April, Playboy Enterprises today announced a month-long initiative supporting nationwide cannabis reform and advocacy. Building on the success of their legalization and expungement campaign in September, Playboy will continue its decades-long work championing the legalization and decriminalization of cannabis using a multifaceted approach focused ...

April 19th, 2021|
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