Medical Marijuana News

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January 20, 2022

Cannabis Companies Target Teens on Social Media, Study Claims

A new study with a modest sampling pool found that cannabis retail companies are not adhering to state restrictions on social media, and are targeting teens. The study was published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs recently and online on January 19, and found that many recreational […]
January 20, 2022

South Dakota Governor Demands Cannabis Advocates Cover Legal Costs

Not content with triumphing in court, conservative South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem wants cannabis advocates to pick up the tab, too.  A spokesperson for Noem said last week that organizers behind the nullified amendment to legalize cannabis in the Mount Rushmore State should have to cover the expenses stemming from […]
January 20, 2022

Organization Launches NFT Collaboration for Cannabis Industry Reform

Non-fungible tokens (NFT) take the stage again, this time with a cannabis-related collaboration featuring unique music and art. Burn1, a blockchain company that provides “financial rocket fuel for cannabis reform” announced its partnership with both The Black Comics Collective and The Weldon Project on January 19 to create an NFT […]
January 19, 2022

The Fight Continues for Medical Marijuana Access in Mississippi

Despite numerous setbacks and the Governor’s threat to veto, Mississippi lawmakers have confidently advanced the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act, which would legalize medical marijuana in the Magnolia State. The bill is now up for consideration in the House. The post The Fight Continues for Medical Marijuana Access in Mississippi appeared […]
January 19, 2022

Kentucky Addresses Cannabis Reform Through New Legislation

Lawmakers and activists convened in Kentucky this week to discuss a pair of proposals that would dramatically change how cannabis is treated in the state, but there remains a divide over how far the reform effort should go. The biggest question of the moment remains: Will they legalize recreational cannabis, […]
January 19, 2022

Martha Stewart Launches CBD Wellness Topicals Line

Today, Martha Stewart CBD unveiled Martha Stewart CBD Wellness Topicals—the company’s first venture into the topical market. In 2020, Stewart launched the company under the Canopy Growth umbrella, with high expectations. Stewart’s brand already sells gummies, oils and softgels infused with full-spectrum CBD, before launching the new CBD Wellness Topicals. […]
January 19, 2022

New Mexico Ups Cannabis Production Limits As Adult-Use Sales Loom

Less than three months before legal sales of recreational cannabis begin in New Mexico, state regulators have increased production limits placed on adult-use cannabis cultivators. Under emergency regulations that went into effect last week, most licensed cannabis producers will be permitted to grow twice as many plants as previously allowed. […]
January 18, 2022

Louisiana Senate Candidate Gary Chambers Smokes Blunt in Campaign Video

A Louisiana politician who is running for a congressional seat is appealing to voters by showcasing his own personal cannabis use while addressing the failed War on Drugs. Louisiana Senate candidate Gary Chambers, released the video on YouTube entitled “37 Seconds” to sum up the problems with the War on […]
January 18, 2022

Ohio Advocates Submit Additional Signatures for Cannabis Proposal

Activists in Ohio last week submitted nearly 30,000 additional signatures as part of an effort to get a marijuana legalization proposal before state lawmakers. The Columbus Dispatch reported that the group known as the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol “turned in another 29,918 signatures to Secretary of State Frank […]
January 18, 2022

Vic Mensa Busted With Trove of Psilocybin and LSD at DC Airport

Victor Kwesi Mensah, 28, was arrested at Washington Dulles International Airport on Saturday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered a stash of psychedelic narcotics in his baggage including psilocybin and LSD. Mensah is better known by his stage name as a rapper, Vic Mensa. According to a […]
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