Medical Marijuana News

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December 10, 2018

78-Year-Old Man Evicted For Using Medical Marijuana

The sun sets early up in Niagara Falls, New York, this time of year. And by the time a city marshal finished reading 78-year-old John Flickner his eviction order, streetlights were just starting to flicker on. Holding a plastic freezer bag containing his medical prescriptions, Flickner, who’s confined to a […]
December 7, 2018

Puerto Rico MedCann.Biz Convention Kicks Off With a Major Boom

The fourth PR MedCann.Biz convention kicked off yesterday in Río Grande, Puerto Rico with great success. The convention, bearing the tagline “a road to better medicine”, brings together everyone from policy makers to patients for a two-day event dedicated to Puerto Rico’s medical cannabis industry. The first day alone brought […]
December 7, 2018

Tobacco Powerhouse Altria Officially Invests $1.8 Billion in Cannabis Company Cronos

Tobacco powerhouse Altria has invested $1.8 billion in Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group, the companies announced in a press release on Friday. Under the terms of the deal Altria, the parent company of the Marlboro cigarette brand, will acquire a 45 percent ownership stake in Cronos. Shares in Cronos Group […]
December 7, 2018

Former MedMen Employees Bring Class Action Lawsuit Against Cannabis Giant

Cannabis retailer MedMen is facing a class action lawsuit from former employees who say the company has committed multiple violations of labor laws. The suit was filed on November 16 in California Superior Court in Los Angeles against two MedMen subsidiaries, Manlin I and DT Fund II Group, according to a […]
December 7, 2018

Experts Say Cannabis Industry Helped Lower Canada’s Unemployment Rate

According to new data, Canada’s unemployment rate dropped to one of its lowest levels ever last month. Interestingly, the country’s rapidly growing legal cannabis industry played a notable role in this trend. And at this point, it seems likely that the industry will only continue to grow as demand for […]
December 7, 2018

A NORML Statement on William Barr as Attorney General Nominee

Washington, DC: Today, President Trump announced his intention to nominate former Attorney General William Barr to be considered by the Senate to replace former Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions. “With every move by the Department of Justice facing intense public scrutiny, maintaining Jeff Sessions’ policy of reefer madness would be self-defeating,” said […]
December 7, 2018

Weekly Legislative Roundup 12/7/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! At the state level, certain provisions of Michigan’s voter approved legalization measure specific to the adult possession and cultivation of cannabis took effect on Thursday. Missouri’s voter-approved medical marijuana measure also took effect on Thursday. Iowa’s first medical cannabis dispensary, […]
December 7, 2018

Wiz Khalifa Teams Up With Supreme Cannabis to Bring Khalifa Kush to Canada

Hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa is teaming up with Ontario marijuana producer Supreme Cannabis to bring his brand Khalifa Kush to Canada, the company announced in a press release on Thursday. Under the terms of the deal, Khalifa Kush Enterprises (KKE) will provide consulting services to Supreme Cannabis to develop and launch […]
December 6, 2018

Michigan Journalists Pass Out Joints to Kick Off Legalization

Recreational marijuana officially became legal in Michigan today. And to celebrate the occasion, staffers from a Michigan newspaper gave away free joints to lucky passersby. City Pulse Gives Away Free Weed Today, members of the Lansing City Pulse gave away free joints. They stood outside Lansing City Hall, which is […]
December 6, 2018

Canadian Law Firm Distributes Car Air Fresheners Ahead of New Stoned Driving Laws

A Canadian law firm is distributing promotional car air fresheners to publicize new stoned driving laws that go into effect soon. The air fresheners were sent to clients of Acumen Law, a firm that specializes in impaired driving defense. The firm’s logo, phone number, and website address are printed on […]
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