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.

January 7, 2020

South Dakota Residents Will Vote On Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakotans will vote this year on whether to legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 years and older. Secretary of State Steve Barnett said Monday his office has validated a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana for adults 21 and older and require the state […]
January 7, 2020

Maryland Receives $3.6 Million In Federal Funds To Address Opioid Use And Pregnancy

The Maryland Department of Health has received $3.6 million in federal grants to fund a new program designed to address the use of opioids during pregnancy. The new initiative, dubbed the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) model, was announced by the agency on Monday. “The Maryland Department of Health remains committed […]
January 7, 2020

Medical University of South Carolina To Launch New Psychedelic Research Center

Expanding access to legal cannabis and a surge of research into medical cannabis-based treatments have brought with them a renewed interest in the healing powers of another class of mind-altering substances: psychedelics. Cultural attitudes toward psychedelic drugs and experiences are shifting dramatically, and psychedelic-based treatments are rapidly gaining legitimacy among […]
January 7, 2020

Some CBD Pet Products May Not Actually Contain CBD

(AP)—Companies have unleashed hundreds of CBD pet health products accompanied by glowing customer testimonials claiming the cannabis derivative produced calmer, quieter and pain-free dogs and cats. But some of these products are all bark and no bite. “You’d be astounded by the analysis we’ve seen of products on the shelf […]
January 7, 2020

2019: A High-storic Year for Nevada NORML Chapters

In terms of a successful year of operations that a non-profit organization could have, it’s unlikely that any organization had as historic of a year as Las Vegas NORML had. Over the course of twelve months, the proud fighters of the Las Vegas chapter have taken cannabis advocacy, education and community […]
January 6, 2020

House Small Business Committee Moves Marijuana Bill Forward

As first reported by Politico, the House Small Business Committee is waiving jurisdiction over the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act (HR 3884), making it the second House committee in the 116th Congress to advance legislation to end federal marijuana prohibition. “With this action, the MORE Act is one […]
January 6, 2020

South Dakota: Adult-Use Marijuana Initiative Certified for 2020 Ballot

A proposed measure legalizing and regulating the adult use and retail sale of marijuana in South Dakota has qualified for the 2020 ballot. The South Dakota Secretary of State’s Office acknowledged Monday that the proposed constitutional amendment will appear on the November ballot. The measure permits individuals 21 and older […]
January 6, 2020

Thailand Opens Cannabis Clinic Focusing On Traditional and Alternative Medicine

Thailand’s government has taken a remarkably proactive approach to supplying its populace with medicinal cannabis by opening its first full-service medicinal marijuana clinic in Bangkok on Monday. Patients at the clinic will receive two weeks of free care when they come to the facility. The government estimates that the new […]
January 6, 2020

High Times Announces That Stormy Simon Has Been Named As New CEO

Hightimes Holding Corp., the parent company of this publication, announced Monday that Stormy Simon has been named its new CEO. Simon joins the company after previously serving as president of the online retailer Overstock.com, and will succeed Kraig Fox, who has stepped down as CEO and president.  “I’m honored to […]
January 6, 2020

Virginia Governor Wants To Decriminalize Low-Level Cannabis Possession

Virginia looks poised to join the ranks of states to decriminalize marijuana, with Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam announcing last week that he backs the policy. The proposal is part of Northam’s broader criminal justice reform agenda for the new year, which along with cannabis decriminalization includes parole reform, raising the […]
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