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.

December 6, 2018

High Times Cuts Debt and Agrees to Exercise Warrants, Raises $13.2 Million from IPO

Hightimes Holding Corp., the parent company of High Times Magazine, has agreed to immediately convert approximately $25.6 million of convertible 12 percent Hightimes notes into shares of stock at $11 per share—the same price per share the company’s stock is being offered to the public. As of Tuesday, the company says it’s reduced […]
December 6, 2018

After Cannabis, Quebec Lawmakers Considering Raising Drinking Age

Quebec’s center-right Coalition Avenir Québec party surged to its first ever majority government in this year’s provincial election. And one of CAQ’s first orders of business was to follow through on its campaign promise to increase the legal age minimum for buying, possessing and using cannabis in Quebec. Yesterday, the CAQ […]
December 6, 2018

Adult-Use Cannabis Officially Legal in Michigan, But There’s No Way to Buy It

Adult-use cannabis is officially legal in Michigan as of today, but there are not yet any legal retail outlets to buy recreational marijuana in the state. Voters legalized the use of cannabis by adults in a statewide initiative that passed with nearly 56 percent of the vote in the midterm […]
December 5, 2018

Marlboro Parent Company May be Entering Marijuana Market

For years, cannabis conspiracy theorists floated images of packs of Marlboro brand joints to illustrate the extent that corporations could conquer the marijuana industry once the drug was legalized. With Monday’s announcement by Reuters that Marlboro and Virginia Slims’ parent company Altria is discussing investment opportunities with Canadian cannabis firm […]
December 5, 2018

New York Legalization Advocates Suggest Using Pot Tax Revenue to Fix Subway

Every week, New York City residents lose hours of their lives to a rapidly deteriorating subway system. One in three weekday trains face delays. Power outages, crumbling platforms, track fires, collapsing tunnels, and overcrowding—everyone knows the subway is falling apart. But the money to fix it seems impossible to find. […]
December 5, 2018

How Aster Farms is Rebuilding After the Mendocino County Fire

Over the course of 2018, California has suffered both its largest and its most destructive wildfires. The Camp Fire is the state’s most destructive, burning over 142,000 acres, killing at least 85 people, and destroying more than 18,000 structures. These totals are apt to rise, as not all of the […]
December 5, 2018

Cannabis Testing Lab in Sacramento Admits to Falsifying Lab Results

A cannabis testing lab in Sacramento has lost its license to operate after management admitted the facility had falsified test results during an inspection by state regulators. Sequoia Analytical Labs has admitted that its lab director had been falsifying results for 22 of 66 required pesticide tests and has said that it […]
December 5, 2018

Michigan: Marijuana Possession Becomes Legal This Thursday

Key provisions of the state’s voter-initiated marijuana measure, Proposition 1: The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, will take effect this Thursday, December 6. Michigan is the tenth US state to legalize and regulate the use and sale of marijuana by adults, and it is the ninth to do […]
December 4, 2018

Mayor of Denver Announces Plans to Vacate Pre-Legalization Marijuana Convictions

The United States Conference of Mayors is a non-partisan organization bringing together mayors from U.S. cities with populations above 30,000. At their annual summer meeting, Denver, Colorado mayor Michael Hancock took the lead organizing a task force, dubbed the Government for Responsible U.S. Cannabis Policy Coalition, to take everything cities […]
December 4, 2018

Pennsylvania May Expand List of Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana

Pennsylvania may soon expand its list of serious medical conditions that qualify a patient to use cannabis medicinally, according to a spokesman from the state Department of Health. The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Advisory Board approved a process for amending the list of qualifying conditions at a meeting last month, spokesman Nate Wardell […]
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