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 4, 2018

US-Born Man Admits to Smoking Weed on Probation, Is Almost Deported to Jamaica

Even after being warned by the ACLU against illegal detentions, a Southern Florida sheriff’s office attempted to deport a Black man who was born in Philadelphia to Jamaica. Peter Brown was detained in April by the Monroe County sheriff for a parole violation in a case related to a marijuana […]
December 4, 2018

Showing Up For Legal Cannabis in the Bay State

In November, Massachusetts became the first state on the eastern half of the United States to open adult-use dispensaries. Cultivate Holdings in Leicester and New England Treatment Access (NETA) in Northampton opened their doors on Nov. 20. The Bay State’s pot industry had an explosive start: according to a report […]
December 4, 2018

Michigan Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Release Marijuana Prisoners

Democratic lawmakers in Michigan have introduced a bill that would release from prison offenders convicted of committing certain marijuana crimes. The measure, House Bill 6508, would also reduce the prison sentences for other cannabis-related offenses. If enacted, the bill would “provide for the release of prisoners convicted of certain offenses […]
December 3, 2018

Utah Legislature Plans Vote on Medical Marijuana Compromise

In Utah, lawmakers are expected to meet today to vote on a new set of medical cannabis laws. If new laws are put into place today, they will replace the medical marijuana initiative passed by voters last month. The possibility that this will happen has already sparked an ongoing controversy […]
December 3, 2018

Florida Middle Schooler Faces Felony Charges After Giving Classmates THC Gummies

A central Florida middle school student is facing felony charges after bringing THC gummies to class and sharing them with other children. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said at a press conference last week that a 12-year-old boy brought a block of Green Hornet THC-infused gummies to gym class and shared […]
December 3, 2018

Rodrigo Duterte Jokes About Using Cannabis When His Drug War has Killed Thousands

The global War on Drugs may have just hit an all-time low for hypocrisy. The president of the Philippines, whose government killed thousands of citizens in a campaign to halt illegal drug sales, just joked about using cannabis to stay alert on the job. During an event held to recognize […]
December 3, 2018

Utah: Lawmakers Seek to Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law

Utah lawmakers convened a special legislative session today to debate proposed replacement legislation to the state’s newly approved voter-initiated medical cannabis access law. A majority of voters in November decided ‘yes’ on Proposition 2: The Utah Medical Cannabis Act. Legislators are now seeking to significantly curtail the law by replacing […]
December 3, 2018

Researchers Find Halifax Consumes the Most Cannabis in Canada

Researchers in Canada have determined that the city of Halifax consumes the most cannabis per capita out of five major urban areas in the country. The study by Statistics Canada, the national statistics agency, analyzed wastewater from 15 sewage treatment plants serving Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver to determine average […]
December 3, 2018

Two Barrels of Weed Spills After Car Crash on California’s I-10, Driver Runs Away

The driver of a pickup truck that spilled two large barrels of cannabis botanicals is still at large after fleeing the scene of a crash on Thursday. California Highway Patrol says the driver of the Chevy truck collided with a tractor-trailer, lost control and spun into a concrete center barrier […]
November 30, 2018

New Study Shows Vaping Cannabis Produces Stronger Effects Than Smoking It

In recent years, many cannabis users have turned to the sleekness of the vape pen, and there’s little mystery about why: vaporizers are seen as a discreet, less socially invasive way to consume weed. They’re also perceived as a healthier choice when compared with the lung-polluting effects of bongs, joints, […]
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