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Ketamine and 2 Pounds of Psilocybin Seized by Police in Fortuna; One Arrested

LOS ANGELES- (Editor) This is a press release from the Fortuna Police Department.  On Wednesday, December 8th 2021, at about 3 PM, a narcotic search warrant was served in the 2600 block of Kenmar Road, in Fortuna California.   (Alleged suspect, Mr. Komishe Anderson Kan) Detectives from the Fortuna Police Department were assisted by members ...

December 10th, 2021|

South Carolina Congresswoman Nancy Mace Unveils GOP Bill to Legalize Cannabis at Federal Level

WASHINGTON, D.C.–U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace introduced sweeping legislation Monday to decriminalize cannabis federally, offering Republicans a conservative approach to the legalization debate in America that proposes taxing cannabis and regulating the substance more like alcohol.   (Rep Nancy Mace, (R) right foreground and main photo) But back in Mace’s home state of South Carolina, Republicans ...

November 16th, 2021|

Husband of Trulieve CEO Sentenced to Three Years In Prison for Corruption

MIAMI– TCNNF (OTC) TRUL (CSE) Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers's husband John Burnette, was convicted of bribery and handed a three year prison sentence and fined $1.25 million last week on public corruption charges according to reporting from Ganjapreneur. Prosecutors had asked for eight years due to the seriousness of the charges, according to the reporting ...

November 15th, 2021|

Malaysia To Allow Import And Use Of Cannabis For Medicinal Purposes

KUALA LUMPUR– Malaysia will allow the import and use of cannabis for medicinal purposes if the products comply with government regulations, Bloomberg reports, citing Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. Medical cannabis for medical treatments will require a prescription and by a registered medical practitioner or licensed pharmacist, Khairy said in a written response to parliamentary questions ...

November 11th, 2021|

US November Elections: The Tide Is Turning In The War On Drugs

NEW YORK–November’s recent state elections in the USA this week showed the tide is turning in the War on Drugs. While the war is far from won, many battles have been fought. Some won, some lost, but progress has been made. While November 2nd elections were not good news for the Democrats, (who lost badly in ...

November 5th, 2021|

Switzerland To Legalize Recreational And Medical Cannabis Usage

ZURICH– The Swiss government proposed this week to allow prescriptions for cannabis to treat people suffering from cancer or other serious conditions. Cultivation, trade and consumption of cannabis will no longer be banned in Switzerland following the conclusions of a Swiss government health panel. The panel evaluation cannabis said the laws should be changed, Swiss ...

October 20th, 2021|

Seattle Decriminalizes Most Psychedelic Drugs

SEATTLE–Seattle’s City Council approved a resolution Monday to decriminalize psychedelic substances, including the cultivation and sharing of psilocybin mushrooms, ayahuasca, ibogaine and non-peyote-derived mescaline. These traditional medicines had been banned during the failed ''War On Drugs'' which outlawed psychedelics. Council member Andrew J. Lewis  announced Resolution 32021, declaring that the investigation, arrest, and prosecution of ...

October 5th, 2021|

Los Angeles District Attorney Dismisses 60,000 Cannabis Convictions

LOS ANGELES —  The Los Angeles District Attorney's office announced Monday that it will move to dismiss nearly 60,000 cannabis-related convictions about five years after California voters approved recreational cannabis. Officials identified about 58,000-60,000 non-violent-cannabis cases that are eligible for dismissal, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said. The cases go back to the ...

September 29th, 2021|

Cannabis SAFE Banking Measure Included in US Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The U.S. 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 ...

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|
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