Medical Marijuana News

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February 21, 2024

New Adult-Use Cannabis Business Licenses Approved in New York

The New York Cannabis Control Board (CCB) met on Feb. 16 and voted on a few new cannabis draft rules, including cultivation and research, and also announced the first round of adult-use licenses. The CCB approved a regulation proposal describing potential plant limits and possession amounts, the Feb. 16 meeting […]
February 21, 2024

Smoking Surpasses Injection as Leading Ingestion Method in Overdose Deaths

More Americans are overdosing and dying by smoking illegal drugs as opposed to injecting them. Of the 109,000 recorded overdose deaths which occurred in 2022, almost 70 percent involved fentanyl and a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that fentanyl users are beginning to favor […]
February 20, 2024

Medical Cannabis Bill Dies in Wisconsin Legislature

A Republican-led proposal to legalize medical cannabis in the state officially died on Thursday, and although the GOP speaker of the assembly indicated that “there will still be a public hearing to build support for passage next session,” per the Associated Press, that “won’t occur until after the Assembly has […]
February 20, 2024

Nevada’s First Cannabis Consumption Lounge Poised to Open by End of February

Over the past few months, the Nevada Cannabis Control Board has approved a handful of cannabis consumption lounge licenses. On Feb. 15, the CCB announced that Thrive Cannabis Marketplace’s lounge, called Smoke and Mirrors, is the first to receive its final license in Nevada. “We’ve marked a lot of ‘firsts’ […]
February 20, 2024

Ukraine Introduces Medical Pot To Aid in Healing Trauma of Conflict with Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has formally enacted legislation to legalize medical marijuana in a move that he and other leaders believe will assist soldiers in healing from both physical and psychological injuries suffered in the country’s ongoing conflict with Russia. As of January 2, 2024, per Russia Matters, a project […]
February 20, 2024

Illinois Lawmaker Files Psilocybin Therapy Legalization Bill

An Illinois state senator recently introduced a bill to legalize the supervised therapeutic use of psilocybin, the primary psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms. The legislation, known as the Compassionate Use and Research of Entheogens (CURE) Act, was introduced by Democratic Senator Rachel Ventura earlier this month. If passed, the legislation […]
February 19, 2024

California Cops, Tax Collectors Auction Off Property Seized in Cannabis Raids

Glass bongs, money counters, a La-Z-Boy recliner and a snow cone machine were among the goods auctioned off Friday at an auction hosted by the CHP and CDTFA to raise money for unpaid taxes on cannabis businesses. The California Department of Taxes and Fee Administration released a notice last week […]
February 16, 2024

NORML’s Black History Month Fight For Consumer Equity: Board Members Discuss War On Drugs’ Ongoing Harm To Black Communities

In honor of Black History Month, NORML will be spotlighting the systemic inequities that continue to challenge the Black community in the battle for a federally legal cannabis landscape. The post NORML’s Black History Month Fight For Consumer Equity: Board Members Discuss War On Drugs’ Ongoing Harm To Black Communities […]
February 16, 2024

NORML’s Black History Month Fight For Consumer Equity: Board Members Discuss War On Drugs’ Ongoing Harm To Black Communities

Originally appeared in: http://feeds.feedburner.com/NORMLBlog In honor of Black History Month, NORML will be spotlighting the systemic inequities that continue to challenge the Black community in the battle for a federally legal cannabis landscape. The post NORML’s Black History Month Fight For Consumer Equity: Board Members Discuss War On Drugs’ Ongoing […]
February 16, 2024

Man Swallows Over 110 Grams of Hash in Attempt To Avoid Getting Busted in Bermuda

A man swallowed over 110 grams of hash in a desperate attempt to avoid drug charges on the island of Bermuda in the Caribbean, but police simply waited for the hash to come out of the other end while he was taken to a nearby hospital for drug tests. Police […]
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