Medical Marijuana News

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December 13, 2019

Trinidad and Tobago’s House of Representatives Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

The Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago is making history with the advancement of two new marijuana related bills. Most notably, the country’s House of Representatives just approved a bill that would decriminalize the possession of cannabis. Taking things a step further, the nation is also considering a second bill. […]
December 13, 2019

Massachusetts Lifts Ban On Cannabis Vaping Products

Cannabis regulators in Massachusetts have modified a ban on marijuana vape products that will allow businesses to begin selling newly manufactured goods as soon as retailers can get them on the shelf. However, vape products manufactured before December 12 will remain under a quarantine imposed by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control […]
December 13, 2019

Virginia Attorney General Hosts Cannabis Summit To Discuss Reform

On Wednesday, Virginia attorney general Mark Herring, a Democrat, hosted a day-long summit in the capital city of Richmond, where he made his case for joining the more than dozen states and cities that have lifted pot prohibition. “Front and center is badly needed reform of our cannabis laws in […]
December 13, 2019

Study Finds Washington’s Cannabis Shops Are More Prevalent In Disadvantaged Areas

A study by Washington State University researchers found that cannabis dispensaries tend to be located in lower income neighborhoods. Though it did not offer definitive answers about the causes of this correlation, its results are leading some local Washington policymakers to question current zoning laws that affect where marijuana businesses […]
December 13, 2019

Canadians Spend Nearly A Billion Dollars On Recreational Cannabis In First Year Since Legalization

It’s been a little over a year since Canada legalized recreational weed across the entire country. Throughout that year, a lot has changed and evolved in the country’s legal cannabis industry. Now, new stats show exactly how much Canadians have spent on recreational weed. According to the new numbers, which […]
December 13, 2019

San Francisco’s First Black-Owned Dispensary To Open This Month

Growing up, San Francisco’s first Black dispensary owner Shawn Richard sold marijuana on the streets of the Haight Ashbury neighborhood. He was far from the first person to do so. The Haight gave birth to the 1960s hippie movement and cannabis has long been a cornerstone of the area’s culture. […]
December 12, 2019

MLB To Remove Cannabis From List Of Abused Drugs, Will Test For Opioids And Cocaine

Still reeling from the sudden death of a young pitcher, Major League Baseball and its players’ union have agreed to a policy under which players will be tested for opioids and cocaine. The policy, which was announced Thursday, comes a little more than five months after the Los Angeles Angels’ […]
December 12, 2019

Peru Effectively Launches Its Medical Marijuana Program

Government officials effectively launched Peru’s medical marijuana program last week with the publication of regulations for the production and distribution of medicinal cannabis. Although some rules to implement the South American nation’s 2017 law legalizing medical marijuana had been issued by decree earlier this year, they did not include guidelines […]
December 12, 2019

State’s Attorney for Illinois’ Cook County Files Over 1,000 Cannabis Expungements

In less than a month, millions of Illinois adults will be able to buy marijuana legally for the first time. But before that, the state is doing right by those who got busted in the previous era.  Kim Foxx, the state’s attorney for Cook County, Illinois (where Chicago is the […]
December 12, 2019

Brothers In Hemp-Weed Mixup Consider Suing New York City And The Police Department

NEW YORK (AP) — The bust was a bust, and it could end up costing New York City some serious green. A day after prosecutors dropped criminal charges in a case spotlighting confusion over hemp, marijuana and conflicting laws, the Brooklyn brothers caught in the chaos took the first step […]
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