Medical Marijuana News

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September 28, 2022

Voters in Five States, Dozens of Cities to Decide on Marijuana Legalization Measures This November

Originally appeared in: http://feeds.feedburner.com/NORMLBlog If voters approve these measures, approximately half of all US residents will reside in a jurisdiction where the possession and use of cannabis are legal for adults. The post <strong>Voters in Five States, Dozens of Cities to Decide on Marijuana Legalization Measures This November</strong> appeared first on […]
September 27, 2022

Is Big Tobacco Pivoting to Big Cannabis?

British American Tobacco announced Monday that it has acquired a non-controlling minority stake in the Berlin-based marijuana startup Sanity Group GmbH. Kingsley Wheaton, the chief growth officer at BAT, characterized the deal as an example of the company’s “ongoing work to explore numerous areas beyond nicotine, positioning BAT for future […]
September 27, 2022

Analysis: Local Bans on Cannabis Retailers Drive Illicit Markets

The report estimates, “States with roughly 20 to 40 legal regulated stores per 100,000 residents, in general, have captured 80 percent to 90 percent of all cannabis sales in the legal market.” The post Analysis: Local Bans on Cannabis Retailers Drive Illicit Markets appeared first on NORML. […]
September 27, 2022

Analysis: Local Bans on Cannabis Retailers Drive Illicit Markets

Originally appeared in: http://feeds.feedburner.com/NORMLBlog The report estimates, “States with roughly 20 to 40 legal regulated stores per 100,000 residents, in general, have captured 80 percent to 90 percent of all cannabis sales in the legal market.” The post Analysis: Local Bans on Cannabis Retailers Drive Illicit Markets appeared first on […]
September 26, 2022

House of Kush to Go Global with Clever Leaves, Bringing Classic Strains to the Masses

Classic genetics such as Bubba Kush Pre-98 and OG Kush varieties will be available on a global scale, as two powerhouses team up. On September 21, Colombia-based multinational juggernaut Clever Leaves announced a partnership with legacy brand House of Kush, to be the exclusive grower and distributor of genetics globally. […]
September 26, 2022

Pennsylvania Cannabis Policy Summit Brings Together Cory Booker, John Fetterman, and More

Held at Temple University in Philadelphia on Sept. 23, the summit examined current cannabis policy in Pennsylvania, both at the state and federal level, as well as the new Cannabis Pardon Program. The event was made possible by Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities (DACO), as well as Black Cannabis Week, […]
September 26, 2022

The Greens Say Parliament Can Legalize Pot in Australia

The Australian Greens say that parliament has the power to legalize recreational pot in the country as the party prepares its bid for cannabis reform. According to The Guardian, the Greens––currently the minor party in Australia––have received advice from constitutional lawyer Patrick Keyzer, who contends that parliament could override state […]
September 26, 2022

South Carolina Farmer Sues State Over Destroyed Hemp Crop

A South Carolina farmer has filed a lawsuit against the state over the destruction of his hemp crop in 2019. The suit, filed on September 16 by John Trenton Pendarvis, alleges that a trio of state agencies––the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Department of Agriculture, and attorney general’s office––“all denied […]
September 25, 2022

From the Archives: The Steps to Legalization (1989)

By Ed Rosenthal For a long time, activists have been waiting for NORML to start a political legalization drive. Years ago, California NORML had a functional organization. However, currently it’s in the hands of a Board of Directors who combine the worst qualities; uncreative amateurs who have only a marginal […]
September 23, 2022

House Committee Approves Two Bills To Expunge, Seal Pot Records

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday advanced two pieces of legislation aimed at providing relief to individuals with marijuana convictions on their records. NORML reported that the Democratic-led committee “voted in a bipartisan manner to advance the Clean Slate Act and the Fresh Start Act,” both of which seek […]
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