Lawmakers Consider Lowering Number of Marijuana Plants Mainers Can Grow
Maine’s recreational marijuana law allows adults to grow up to six flowering plants for personal and recreational use — but the legislative committee that’s overhauling the law is trying to cut that allotment by half.
Bill Would Reduce Alabama Penalty for Marijuana Possession
A bill that would reduce the penalty for marijuana possession in Alabama is scheduled for consideration on Wednesday by both the House and Senate judiciary committees.
Unless You’re a Citizen, Legal Marijuana Isn’t for You
Legal marijuana may be a multi-billion dollar industry in Colorado, but cannabis is still illegal federally — so any job in the industry can be considered trafficking in a controlled substance.
Canada’s Alberta Sets Out Rules for Recreational Pot Shops
Alberta said on Friday recreational marijuana will be sold in licensed private retail stores to be overseen by a government regulator, as the energy-rich province unveiled its guidelines for pot just months before it is legalized in Canada.
Doubts Raised Over Marijuana’s Medical Benefits
A new medical marijuana guideline developed by Edmonton researchers warns family doctors that the risks may outweigh the benefits for the vast majority of patients. The guideline, published Thursday in the Canadian Family Physician journal, suggests the benefits of medical cannabis may be overstated, and research on its medicinal properties is sorely lacking.
Arizona House Panel OKs Felony for Rule-Breaking Pot Doctors
An Arizona House panel on Thursday approved a proposal making doctors who sidestep rules for medical marijuana recommendations guilty of a felony.
Delaware Cannabis Task Force Poised to Vote on Final Report
A Delaware legislative task force charged with studying the effects and implications of legalizing recreational cannabis has written its final report, but the question remains whether the 25-member task force will vote to release the report.
Province Announces Conditional Acceptance of Proposals to Operate Retail Cannabis Locations
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Feb. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Following a request for proposals (RFP) issued on Nov. 7 seeking qualified applicants to operate retail cannabis locations, the Manitoba government has evaluated the submissions according to the criteria established in the RFP and conditionally accepted four proposals.
Connecticut Lawmakers Vote on Starting Recreational Marijuana Discussions
Connecticut lawmakers have put recreational marijuana back on the table — sort of. According to the CT Post, lawmakers are curious as to how they would successfully regulate the drug if it were ever to be legalized in the New England state.
Nevada Irrigation District Fears Pot Grows Could Make Water Conservation Harder
The Nevada Irrigation District on Tuesday said it may have to re-work its master plan to account for water usage associated with legal marijuana grows.
LARA Publishes Michigan’s Medical Marihuana “Universal Symbol”
LANSING, Mich., Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released information today to inform and advise license applicants regarding the labeling of medical marihuana products under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.
Bureau of Cannabis Control Announces March 1 Subcommittee Meetings and Input Survey
SACRAMENTO, Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced today that the Cannabis Advisory Committee will be holding a second series of subcommittee meetings on Thursday, March 1 in Sacramento.
New Brunswick Cannabis Stores to Have Refined Design Elements
While the locations for New Brunswick cannabis stores were only recently announced, the province is moving full steam ahead, completing design plans for the retail cannabis properties expected to open this summer.
New Practice Resource: Medical Cannabis Evidence Guide
OTTAWA, Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — As part of its ongoing efforts to provide Canadian pharmacists with practice tools and resources, CPhA has developed a new medical cannabis evidence guide.
Study Finds Alcohol is Worse for Your Brain Than Cannabis
Is alcohol worse for your brain than cannabis? According to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, the answer is yes.
Medical Marijuana Patients in Pennsylvania Can Begin Legally Obtaining Their Medicine Today
BERHARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Medical marijuana sales began in Pennsylvania today, allowing certified patients to obtain their medicine legally for the first time. Six out of the 10 dispensaries that have been approved to operate were set to open their doors, and up to 81 more dispensaries are expected to open across the state over the next few months.
Medical Marijuana and Money Laundering
Medical marijuana may be legal in many states, but federally, it is still illegal. This means that banks run the risk of being charged with money laundering or other crimes for working with what the federal government considers an illicit activity. This creates a precarious situation where billions of dollars of state-licensed marijuana profits are handled almost exclusively in cash. What are the laws the set up this framework? What problems does this create? What is the solution?
Cannabis NB Store Designs Revealed
FREDERICTON, GNB, Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Cannabis NB store designs were unveiled today.
Berkeley Declares It’s a Sanctuary City for Marijuana Users
Berkeley has declared itself a sanctuary city for marijuana users, a largely symbolic move that cements a policy prohibiting city employees from assisting federal officials in the enforcement of federal marijuana laws.
Here’s Why the Vermont Government Redirected Marijuana Program Revenue
It appears the Vermont government is operating smoothly thanks to some extra green, causing state lawmakers to defend the risky move.