Medical Marijuana News

Peruse the headlines as they are told, keep abreast of the issues as they unfold. Keep up with the ever-changing policies that govern our regions, and the political directives that affect our lives.

October 16, 2018

Vermont general election voter guide published

Early voting is already underway for the Vermont general election, which is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6. Before you vote, please check out our legislative voter guide to learn where candidates for state representative and state senator stand on marijuana policy. Then, please read our guide on the candidates for […]
October 16, 2018

New Endorsements Made By NORML PAC For November Elections

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Political Action Committee (NORML PAC) has announced their most recent slate of bi-partisan endorsements of candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and a Governorship, including both incumbents and challengers. “In 2018, more and more politicians are realizing […]
October 16, 2018

Cannabis Consumption Will Be Permitted in Canada’s National Parks

In the United States, the ongoing federal prohibition against cannabis creates some interesting legal contradictions. In states with legal adult-use, for example, federal prohibition creates pockets of land where federal law holds and state law doesn’t. Basically, any land the federal government controls is under federal jurisdiction. And that means […]
October 16, 2018

Confidence in Utah’s Medical Marijuana Initiative is Waning

With less than a month until the election, recent polls show that support has faded for Utah’s medical marijuana ballot measure, particularly among members of the Church of Latter-day Saints. Many attribute the change to a pledge made by the governor and cannabis advocates to push through a legislative compromise […]
October 16, 2018

FDA Seeks Public Comments Regarding International Classification Of Cannabis

The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking public comments specific to whether changes ought to be recommended regarding the international classification of cannabis as a controlled substance. Members of the public have until October 31, 2018 to submit their comments to the FDA for consideration. The FDA says that the comments “will be […]
October 16, 2018

South Carolina: November 6 is General Election Day!

South Carolina’s general election, set for Tuesday, November 6, is just 21 days away. The governor’s race and every House of Representatives seat is on the ballot. This is a particularly important election as lawmakers are expected to vote on a medical cannabis bill in 2019, and it will likely […]
October 16, 2018

The Illinois general election is around the corner

The Illinois general election takes place on November 6. It’s fast approaching, and voters this year will have a huge impact on the future of cannabis policy in Illinois. Lawmakers continue to look closely at ending marijuana prohibition and legalizing cannabis for adults 21 and over, and the differences between […]
October 16, 2018

Ahead of Cannabis Legalization in Canada, Facebook Lifts Ban on Weed Pages

As the legalization of cannabis comes to Canada this week, Facebook has ended its “shadow ban” of cannabis-themed pages. Last week the social media platform announced the changes, which became effective on October 11. Prior to that time, search results were filtered to exclude pages with words such as “cannabis” […]
October 16, 2018

Georgia Cops Called About Potential Domestic Abuse Arrest Actress Erica Mena For Weed Instead

Reality show performer Erica Mena’s roommate didn’t realize reporting a potential domestic abuse situation would send her to jail on charges of marijuana possession. On Friday night in John Creek, Georgia, witnesses at the house of the Love & Hip Hop cast member heard the sound of someone getting slapped upstairs. […]
October 15, 2018

Dispensaries in British Columbia Told to Shut Down Before Legalization

Canada is less than two days away from becoming just the second nation in the world with legal cannabis. But as Canada’s legal industry comes online this Wednesday, the nation’s vast and well-established network of marijuana retailers is about to become more illegal than ever. Once Canada’s Cannabis Act, Bill […]
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